Many times, booking a hotel within walking distance of a good beach can guarantee your family has a fun, fulfilling trip while in the US Virgin Islands.
Many guests are excited to learn that The Palms at Pelican Cove is right on the water and sand, so you won't need to go out of your way to enjoy what makes the region so popular.
Needless to say, since The Palms at Pelican Cove is located on Hibiscus Beach, sun bathing is one of the main attractions at this property. Located at Hibiscus Beach Resort just west of Christiansted, Hibiscus Beach is known for its snorkeling -- though snorkelers are warned to keep an eye out for a strong undertow when the water is rough. For vacationers who are eager for some variety, there are some additional beaches worth investigating. Clicking on each link below allows you to read our detailed article:
|Colony Cove||0.8||SE||1.3 mi. West-Northwest of Christiansted|
|Sugar Beach||0.9||SE||1.2 mi. West-Northwest of Christiansted|
|Cormorant Beach||1.3||NW||Judith's Fancy|
|Columbus Landing Beach||2.2||NW||4.3 mi. Northwest of Christiansted|
|Grotto Beach||3.1||E||1.3 mi. East-Northeast of Christiansted|
|Mermaid Beach||3.2||E||1.5 mi. East-Northeast of Christiansted|
|Shoy's Beach||3.3||E||1.7 mi. Northeast of Christiansted|
|Half Penny Beach||4.4||SSE||2.9 mi. South of Christiansted|
|Tamarind Reef Beach||4.7||E||2.9 mi. East of Christiansted|
|Chenay Bay Beach||4.8||E||3.1 mi. East of Christiansted|
Colony Cove is the closest to The Palms at Pelican 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.
If you're looking for a more secluded and private beach scene, Columbus Landing Beach might be a good choice. The historically important Columbus Landing Beach at Salt River Beach is the only spot on United States soil where members from Christopher Columbus' expedition were known to have touched land. The landing occurred in 1493, and it was also the site of the first armed fight between Europeans and natives. It can be found two miles northwest of the property.
Travelers who are interested to know about what's nearby might want to find out how far—or near—the nearest town or city is from their accommodations. The Palms at Pelican Cove is found on the island of St. Croix, 2.0 miles northwest of downtown Christiansted; it is two miles (three and a half kilometers) to the west-northwest of Christiansted.
The following table contains a listing of areas near The Palms at Pelican Cove:
|Golden Rock, St. Croix||1.1||SSE|
|Judith's Fancy, St. Croix||1.3||NW|
|Spaldings, St. Croix||1.3||W|
|downtown Christiansted, St. Croix||2.0||SE|
|Christiansted, St. Croix||2.1||ESE|
|Sion Farm, St. Croix||2.2||SSW|
|Annas Hope, St. Croix||2.2||S|
|Clairmont, St. Croix||2.6||WNW|
Vacationers who want to learn about local culture and have some fun outdoors during their trip to St. Croix will find that The Palms at Pelican Cove makes a great base for their tropical explorations. In fact, this area has a lot of places for vacationers to explore, like Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute, , and The Lutheran Church. Though there are at least three great attractions nearby, the closest one is Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute.
These attractions are just a sample of what's in the area; find more listed in the table below.
|Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute||Farm||--||--||2.3 mi. West-Southwest of Christiansted|
|The Lutheran Church||Historical Site||2.1||SE||Downtown Christiansted|
|Government House||Historical Site||2.1||SE||Downtown Christiansted|
|Apothecary Hall||Museum||2.1||SE||Downtown Christiansted|
|St. Croix Archaeological Museum||Museum||2.1||SE||Downtown Christiansted|
|Scale House||Historical Site||2.1||ESE||Downtown Christiansted|
|Customs House||Historical Site||2.1||ESE||Downtown Christiansted|
|Steeple Building||Museum||2.2||ESE||Downtown Christiansted|
|Fort Christiansted||Historical Site||2.2||ESE||Christiansted|
|Fort Sale Ruins||Historical Site||2.2||NW||4.3 mi. Northwest of Christiansted|
|Columbus Landing Site||Historical Site||2.2||NW||4.3 mi. Northwest of Christiansted|
|Historical Site||4.1||S||3.0 mi. South of Christiansted|
|Historical Site||4.0||SE||2.2 mi. South of Christiansted|
|Green Cay National Wildlife Refuge||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||4.3||E||Green Cay|
|Southgate Coastal Reserve||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||4.5||E||2.8 mi. East of Christiansted|
|Coakley Bay Ruins||Historical Site||5.9||E||4.1 mi. East of Christiansted|
|Saint George Village Botanical Gardens||Botanical Garden||7.2||WSW||3.4 mi. East of Frederiksted|
|Cruzan Rum Factory||Distillery||8.8||WSW||Carlton|
|Lawaetz Family Museum||Museum||9.7||WSW||Frederiksted Southeast|
|Estate Whim Museum||Museum||--||--||Frederiksted Southeast|
|Hams Bluff Lighthouse||Lighthouse||9.6||W||4.0 mi. North of Frederiksted|
|Estate Mount Washington Plantation||Historical Site||10.3||W||2.2 mi. North of Frederiksted|
|Fort Frederik||Historical Site||10.5||WSW||Frederiksted|
|Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts||Museum||10.6||WSW||Frederiksted|
|Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||10.7||W||2.7 mi. North of Frederiksted|
|Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||10.2||E||8.4 mi. East of Christiansted|
|Point Udall Monument||Monument||10.8||E||8.9 mi. East of Christiansted|
|Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||12.3||WSW||2.3 mi. South-Southwest of Frederiksted|
|St. Croix East End Marine Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||11.6||E||9.7 mi. East of Christiansted|
If you're on the lookout for a place where you can while away some free time, Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute might be the right choice for you. Winner of the 2011 Environmental Quality Award from the EPA -- which is the highest honor given to a public farm -- the Ridge to Reef Farm (R2R) run by the Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm Institute is the first and the only USDA certified organic farm in the US Virgin Islands. The farm came into being in 2010 and focuses on restoring land that was ravished for years of plantation farming, as well as the promotion of green and sustainable living.
Finding information about nearby lodging possibilities is oftentimes an easy way to get a better feel for the area. You'll be able to find no shortage of additional properties to learn about prior to making a decision, as this part of St. Croix is home to an impressive range of resort and hotel options. See the table below for a complete list of lodging possibilities available in the surrounding area.
|Pelican Cove Beach Condos||0.2||SE||1.9 mi. West-Northwest of Christiansted, St. Croix|
|0.7||WNW||2.8 mi. West-Northwest of Christiansted, St. Croix|
|Carringtons Inn||1.9||SE||1.0 mi. South West of Christiansted, St. Croix|
|Holger Danske Hotel||1.9||SE||Downtown Christiansted, St. Croix|
|Club Comanche||2.0||SE||Christiansted, St. Croix|
|Hotel Caravelle||2.0||SE||Downtown Christiansted, St. Croix|
|Hotel on the Cay||2.1||ESE||Protestant Cay, Protestant Cay|
|King Christian Hotel||2.1||ESE||Downtown Christiansted, St. Croix|
|Villa Margarita Oceanfront Guesthouse||2.4||NW||4.6 mi. Northwest of Christiansted, St. Croix|
|Arawak Bay: The Inn at Salt River||2.7||WNW||Clairmont, St. Croix|
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