Colony Cove

A popular spot for snorkeling, Colony Cove is frequented by guests of the Colony Cove Beach Resort that calls the sandy spot its own.

Located on the island of St. Croix, 1.2 miles west-northwest of downtown Christiansted, Colony Cove is on the North East coast of the island, You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Travelers who prefer walking over driving to their next destination will probably like Colony Cove. It's convenient to nearby hotels and attractions since it isn't far from the center of the city's action.

How to Access The Beach
Located just as Route 752 curves along the coast, guests who want to gain access to Colony Cove Beach must first speak to someone at the front desk.

Amenities and Ambiance

Set between two anchorages, Colony Cove is backed by coconut palms and Colony Cove Beach Resort. The sands are soft and tan and lead to calm turquoise waters which are known for housing a natural reef.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear enough for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you want to see the underwater world.

Since Colony Cove can be found inside a tourist hotspot, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Colony Cove on the North East coast of St. Croix; it's located near attractions like Christiansted Boardwalk, which is only a short distance away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.

If you're intrigued by the Virgin Islands' history, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. For example, you might enjoy a visit to The Lutheran Church, which is one and a quarter miles to the southeast.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Colony Cove
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Christiansted Boardwalk Scenic Trail 1.2 mi. ESE St. Croix
Maufe Gallery Art Gallery 1.2 mi. SE St. Croix
The Lutheran Church Historical Site 1.3 mi. SE St. Croix
Government House Historical Site 1.3 mi. ESE St. Croix
Scale House Historical Site 1.3 mi. ESE St. Croix
Apothecary Hall Museum 1.3 mi. SE St. Croix
St. Croix Archaeological Museum Museum 1.3 mi. SE St. Croix
Maria Henle Studio Art Gallery 1.3 mi. ESE St. Croix
Mitchell Larsen Studio Art Gallery 1.4 mi. ESE St. Croix
Customs House Historical Site 1.4 mi. ESE St. Croix
Steeple Building Museum 1.4 mi. ESE St. Croix
Fort Christiansted Historical Site 1.4 mi. ESE St. Croix

Cities and Towns

The town of Christiansted is close-by and is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the coast, Christiansted isn't far off, maybe one and a quarter miles (two kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. You can generally expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Guests hoping to find a place to stay near Colony Cove won't find it very difficult, as there is no shortage of hotels to pick from nearby. Find the closest, most convenient booking options by viewing those shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Colony Cove
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Pelican Cove Beach Condos 0.6 mi. NW Hotel
The Palms at Pelican Cove 0.8 mi. NW Hotel
Holger Danske Hotel 1.1 mi. SE Hotel
Club Comanche 1.2 mi. SE Hotel
Hotel Caravelle 1.2 mi. ESE Hotel
Carringtons Inn 1.2 mi. SSE Hotel
Hotel on the Cay 1.3 mi. ESE Hotel
King Christian Hotel 1.3 mi. ESE Hotel
Inn at Pelican Heights 1.5 mi. WNW Hotel
Buccaneer 2.6 mi. E Resort


If during your visit you start getting hungry, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, and you won't have to look too far away. Smuggler's Cove is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant has a menu featuring Italian food. They are also famous for their pizza. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's just a little ways away.

Nearby dining options are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Colony Cove
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Smuggler's Cove (340) 719-1333 Italian -- 0.0 mi. SE
Breezez Bar & Restaurant (340) 718-7077 Caribbean -- 0.2 mi. SE
Un Amore (340) 692-9922 Italian -- 0.4 mi. SW
McDonald's Golden Rock -- American Very Casual 0.5 mi. S
Subway Golden Rock -- American Very Casual 0.5 mi. S
Salud Bistro (340) 718-7900 Mediterranean, Spanish -- 0.5 mi. W
China Panda -- Chinese -- 0.6 mi. S
KFC Golden Rock -- American Very Casual 0.6 mi. S
Domino's Golden Rock (340) 718-6040 Italian Very Casual 0.7 mi. S
Palms at Pelican Cove (340) 718-8920 Eclectic Informal 0.8 mi. NW
Ace Roti Shop (340) 719-7684 Indian Very Casual 0.8 mi. SE
Darna Grill -- -- -- 0.9 mi. W

Other Beaches

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them will have lots of choices besides Colony Cove.

Vacationers may also want to visit Sugar Beach, which is located within a short distance.

The Virgin Islands offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and Colony Cove offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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