St. Croix Splendor

Christiansted, Virgin Islands, U.S., United States 00820

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Relish the view of the Caribbean while listening to the waves and the palm trees
Every room recently renovated. Spacious, comfortable and your every need met.
View from the balcony door. Entry door is at opposite end. Space abounds!
You will sleep in luxurious comfort lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves.
The glorious view from the 4 poster king bed.
The ultimate of napping locations!
New stainless steel appliances & granite tops will help make fixing meals a joy.
A blender, slow cooker, and even a waffle maker are behind cabinet doors.
This beauty is just steps away. You will have it to yourself much of the time.
Seating for 4 at the table and 2 at the bar if you don't dine el fresco.
Many of the basic staples for cooking are here for you. Check before shopping!
An abundance of gleaming granite for preparation and a dishwasher for clean up.
1 queen and 1 twin bed make this a versatile room with a connecting bath.
Guest bath with a door to Great room and a door to 2nd bedroom. New fixtures.
Huge fresh water pool...Largest on St. Croix. Fantastic way to cool off.
Tropical foliage surrounds the pool. Plenty of room for sun and shade lovers.
The fantastic view from the balcony toward the pool cabana and the distant hills
St. Croix has an excellent climate. Mid- eighties nearly every day. Dreamy!
The tropical decor will remind you that it is always summer outside these doors.
Attractive grounds and building courtyard.
View going off the grounds of the automatic gate. (Need code to get in.)
Eat out on the enticing balcony to enjoy the tropical ambiance.
Hot tub adjacent to pool - another good way to relax in paradise.
Counter outside the bathroom with sink, toilet & new pebble tile floored shower.
  • Description

    St. Croix Splendor is a beautifully appointed condo with spectacular views and only steps away to the beach. It features cathedral ceilings, a large balcony with comfortable furniture to relax and enjoy the island ambiance, including sea views, views of the distant hills, the marvelous pool and the lush tropical landscape. Air Conditioning, wireless high speed internet access, and cable television on 50' plasma TV are furnished. You would be centrally located on the north shore of St. Croix, where the best sandy beaches and snorkeling reefs are on the island. It is close to downtown Christiansted and no more than a half hour's drive to nearly anywhere on the island. Visit historic sites, beach-comb, go fishing, go shopping, or sample the excellent restaurants close by (2 within walking distance). There is hiking, kayaking, sailing, snorkeling, and scuba diving for the more active types. Also, tennis courts are on the property and 3 challenging golf courses are a short drive.

    This property is a standout from all the other rental properties that we've seen in coastal areas. It was clear immediately when you drive onto the property that the complex and the grounds are well maintained, secure, and centrally located on the north shore. Pelican Cove Condominiums are right on the beach, of course, but from our particular condo, we have nice views of some of St. Croix's lush hills, when we turn our focus off the sea.

    The buildings and grounds here are well cared for by the friendly staff. It is such a serene experience to walk around amongst the rustling palm leaves and to hear the waves. Even the parking lot is pretty.

    The surrounding neighborhood is a nature conservancy, residences and the next two neighbors down the beach feature excellent restaurants.

    Since the south shore is only 9-10 miles away and Christiansted is only a few minutes drive away, this location makes it perfect to drive east to Point Udall and watch for whales or take a hike to Jack's Bay and snorkel or drive west to Cane Bay or Davis Beach and snorkel or scuba dive. When we feel the need to go shopping in Fredriksted or snorkel under the pier we only have a 30 minute drive or so. By the way, the locals are very polite drivers here. Since we knew that our potential renters may want to just sunbathe by the pool or on the beach and relax and unwind from their hectic schedules, we knew that it was a bonus to get such a great pool and a beach that you can take long walks on. You may get the treat of watching the kite boarders, sometimes literally close enough to feel like you'll be under the sail, too, as we did our first time here and several time since then. Maybe you want to learn the sport yourself when you are on St. Croix.

    When we first walked into this condo we were swept away by the grandness of the space inside created by the cathedral ceilings in the dining and living areas and the spaciousness of the rooms, but when we continued through this space to the 3rd floor balcony and beheld the vision through the blooming flamboyant trees, past the well groomed tropical landscaping, the turquoise sea and the beach that could be ours, we were both in awe. We visit once or twice a year for 1 - 5 weeks and we never tire of being on our balcony. We eat all our meals that we cook at home there. We just can't get enough of the view.

    We should say that once we emerged from the balcony that first time, we went into the master bedroom and found it to be just as grand as the rest of the place. We (Kris particularly) really like that there are two sinks and mirrors for getting ready for the many activities we do on the island.

    Details

    • Accommodates:5
    • Bedrooms:2
    • Bathrooms:2

    Amenities

    • Amenity Availability Air Conditioning
    • Amenity Availability ATM/Bank
    • Amenity Availability Away From It All
    • Amenity Availability Balcony
    • Amenity Availability Basketball Court
    • Amenity Availability Beach View
    • Amenity Availability Books
    • Amenity Availability Botanical Garden
    • Amenity Availability Cable TV
    • Amenity Availability Car Recommended
    • Amenity Availability Car Required
    • Amenity Availability Churches
    • Amenity Availability Cinemas
    • Amenity Availability Clothes Dryer
    • Amenity Availability Coin Laundry
    • Amenity Availability Cycling
    • Amenity Availability Deck / Patio
    • Amenity Availability Dishes & Utensils
    • Amenity Availability Dishwasher
    • Amenity Availability Downtown
    • Amenity Availability Duty Free Shops
    • Amenity Availability DVD Player
    • Amenity Availability Essentials
    • Amenity Availability Festivals
    • Amenity Availability Fire Extinguisher
    • Amenity Availability Fishing
    • Amenity Availability Fitness Center
    • Amenity Availability Gambling Casinos
    • Amenity Availability Golf
    • Amenity Availability Groceries
    • Amenity Availability Hair Dryer
    • Amenity Availability Hangers
    • Amenity Availability Historic
    • Amenity Availability Horseback Riding
    • Amenity Availability Hospital
    • Amenity Availability Internet
    • Amenity Availability Iron & Board
    • Amenity Availability Kayak / Canoe
    • Amenity Availability Kitchen
    • Amenity Availability Laptop Friendly
    • Amenity Availability Laundromat
    • Amenity Availability Lawn / Garden
    • Amenity Availability Library
    • Amenity Availability Linens Provided
    • Amenity Availability Living Room
    • Amenity Availability Massage Therapist
    • Amenity Availability Medical Services
    • Amenity Availability Microwave
    • Amenity Availability No Smoking
    • Amenity Availability Ocean View
    • Amenity Availability Outdoor Grill
    • Amenity Availability Oven
    • Amenity Availability Paddle Boating
    • Amenity Availability Parking Included
    • Amenity Availability Photography
    • Amenity Availability Pool
    • Amenity Availability Rain Forests
    • Amenity Availability Refrigerator
    • Amenity Availability Restaurants
    • Amenity Availability Ruins
    • Amenity Availability Sailing
    • Amenity Availability Scenic Drives
    • Amenity Availability Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
    • Amenity Availability Sight Seeing
    • Amenity Availability Smoke Detector
    • Amenity Availability Snorkeling
    • Amenity Availability Stereo
    • Amenity Availability Stove
    • Amenity Availability Swimming
    • Amenity Availability Telephone
    • Amenity Availability Tennis
    • Amenity Availability Toaster
    • Amenity Availability Tourist Attractions
    • Amenity Availability Towels Provided
    • Amenity Availability TV
    • Amenity Availability Walking
    • Amenity Availability Washer/Dryer
    • Amenity Availability Washing Machine
    • Amenity Availability Wireless Internet
    • Amenity Availability Gallery
    • Amenity Availability Gas Grill
    • Amenity Availability Local telephone

    Rates and Availability

    Weeknight Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Min Stay
    Summer Rates 2017
    04/16/2017 - 12/16/2017
    $198 / night$198 / night$1380 / week$3950 / month5
    Winter Rates 2017-2018
    12/17/2017 - 04/14/2018
    $226 / night$226 / night$1580 / week$5200 / month5
    Summer 2018
    04/15/2018 - 12/17/2018
    $198 / night$198 / night$1380 / week$3950 / month5

    Specific Rate Details

    All rates are based on 2 guests; add $15.00 per night, per additional guest.
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    • One of the best experiences from start to finish...

      Reviewed by Sara H. from South Bend, IN on April 26, 2017 for their trip during April 2017

      I just returned from my first trip to St. Croix with my sister and brother in law. Renting through Kris and Russ was the best experience from start to finish. Sandra, the property manager is a true professional. From my initial inquiry into the property up until the day we left, Sandy made sure we were taken care of. We cannot thank her enough for her warm welcome and for taking such good care of us. The property itself is amazing. The condo was beautiful! The third floor view could not be beat. Though we did rent a car in order to see the sights, The Palms restaurant and bar was next door was very convenient - the drinks and food were reasonably priced and delicious. Very few people were around, which was surreal to us as there were times we were the only ones on the beach. The weather was beautiful the entire time we were there, so many hours were spent by the beach and the pool (which is also very nice!!!). Nights at the Palms or sitting on the balcony could not be beat. I could go on and on with how much we loved everything about condo and St. Croix. When we return (which we will be!), we hope to be able to rent through Kris and Russ again. The condo/property is perfect in every way possible and working with Sandy was 5 stars! Thank you, Kris, Russ, and Sandy for an amazing experience. It will be one we never forget!! Sara Hack - South Bend, Indiana Emily and Pat O'Hara - Sanford, North Carolina

    • Well-stocked, great view, incredibly clean

      Reviewed by Adrienne H. on April 08, 2017 for their trip during March 2017

      We will definitely not hesitate to stay here again. The condo was stocked with beach towels, bug spray, shampoo, laundry detergent, beach chairs, cooler, etc. I'm incredibly picky when it comes to cleanliness, and this condo was immaculate. The balcony is huge! The condominium complex in general caters to an older crowd (retirement age perhaps), but this made everything quiet, which we enjoyed.

      Owner Response: Please do come stay with us again! We also appreciate our balcony. When we aren't out enjoying the island (kayaking, snorkeling, diving, dining, etc.), we spend most of our time on the balcony in tropical bliss. We grill most of our meals that we make at the condo and whether it is day or evening, we always choose to dine on the balcony. We like the privacy of our condo. There is seldom anyone who walks by the front door. Being on the 3rd floor, not only adds privacy, it affords the broadest view of the distant hillsides, the swaying palm trees, and the beckoning blue sea. Upon reflection, don't you just want to book your next vacation at St. Croix Splendor right now? Regards, Russ and Kris, owners

    • Perfect Choice Condo!

      Reviewed by Anonymous on April 01, 2017 for their trip during March 2017

      My husband, teenage son, and I loved staying in this beautiful condo during our week in St. Croix. The updated condo is beautifully furnished, clean, well stocked with supplies, has comfortable beds, and is in a great central location on the island. We enjoyed the large patio with its great view, and you could hear the sound of the ocean well, even though the condo sits back. The property grounds and pool are well maintained, and lounge chairs are available for use on the beach. It was a bonus to have the lovely outdoor restaurant of The Palms Hotel a short walk away. This condo rental comes with great customer service! It was a pleasure to have Sandra greet us at the airport, and to follow her on the drive to the condo; it was helpful that she first drove to the nearby grocery store so we would know its location. Sandra is warm and gracious, and it was nice to know that if we needed anything we had a contact on the island close by (her real estate office is just a few minutes' walk away.) She called prior to our arrival to get our shoe sizes and she had courtesy snorkel gear ready for us to use during the week. Owner Russ was good to work with as well. He called to welcome us and answer any questions, and to check in again at the end of our stay. We highly recommend this condo, and we would definitely stay here again.

      Owner Response: We are very pleased that you said you would definitely stay at St. Croix Splendor again! When our guests have taken the opportunity to see what the island has to offer and they want to return and stay at our condo, we feel we have accomplished our goal. Convenience, nice furnishings and amenities, personal customer service all make for good memories at St. Croix Splendor! Regards, Russ and Kris, owners

    • Outstanding Vacation

      Reviewed by Anonymous from Rocky Point, NY on March 29, 2017 for their trip during March 2017

      This was our first time visiting St Croix but certainly will not be our last. Loved the island and people. Felt safe and comfortable right from the start. Can't say enough about our Pelican Cove condo. Not only was it beautifully decorated,spacious and clean but literally had everything we needed. Owners Kris and Russ take obvious pride in their piece of heaven and their communications with us appreciated. Also special kudos to Property Manager Sandy. She was delightful, helpful and a pleasure. It was reassuring knowing she was a text or phone call away to assist. Thank you Sandy. We tried to do it all. Beaches visited, Cane Bay, Rainbow, Southpointe and if course here at Pelican Bay. Each had its own flavor and all worth trying. Restaurants such as Rum Runners, Cheeseburgers,La Rheine Chicken Shack and others were all delightful but our favorite was Zion which we visited twice. Gotta try it. Of course no visit would be complete without visiting Buck Island. Highlight of the trip. Big Beards was great, staff was super and we had a day to remember. St Croix certainly has its own charm and we loved every minute. Can't thank Kris, Russ, Sandy and the people of St Croix for making it s special week. The Webster's The Mercurio's' Long Island, NY

      Owner Response: A "piece of heaven" is just what we want our guests to be thinking about our condo and their experience on St. Croix. What a nice compliment! The people of St. Croix are indeed a pleasure. Sandy, who will greet you at the airport if you would like, is a perfect example. She doesn't hesitate to go out of her way to take care of you. As condo owners, we are devoted to assuring your stay with us is effortless, since we know that the effort you put forth while on vacation better be just for fun! Your choices for having fun here are nearly endless. We especially enjoy the many easily accessible beaches on the island. We welcome you to stay at St. Croix Splendor to have your piece of heaven....for a while. With Appreciation, Russ and Kris

    • Perfect in every way!

      Reviewed by Brenda P. on December 11, 2016 for their trip during November 2016

      My sister and I stayed here for 9 glorious days and loved every minute! We fell in love with this condo, and it has now got us thinking about one of our own in the future. The owners have done a beautiful job here, and the condo lives up to it's name! It is peaceful and comfortable, immaculate, the views are stunning, it has a great location and is stocked with every convenience. When (not if) we come back, we will happily stay here again. Sandra has been a delight to work with, and the owners contacted us during our stay to make sure all was well and that we had what we needed. I don't think a single thing could be done to have made our experience any better. Do not hesitate to rent this condo, others will pale in comparison. It's lovely! Home away from home. Note: you do need to climb stairs to the third floor. If you have physical limitations that could be hard. I figured it wore off a few extra calories and was a bonus. :)

      Owner Response: Thank you for your kind remarks. We appreciate hearing that your experience staying at our condo met or exceeded your expectations. We are continually thinking of our guests’ convenience and comfort when making decisions about our condo. We want our guests to love their vacation on St. Croix as much as we do. Sandra, our on-island rental manager, is a treasure. She always gets high praises for her genuinely sweet and helpful nature. It is great to think St. Croix Splendor is even attracting more residents to St. Croix! You are not the first to have told us they would like to own property on “our” island. We feel our location is the best on St. Croix to take advantage of the island’s diverse natural beauty and the many establishments that cater to vacationers. Having you as our guest’s again would be the ultimate compliment and we would welcome the opportunity. Warmest Regards, Russ and Kris

    • Enjoyable, peaceful and relaxing!

      Reviewed by Gina from Manor, Georgia on August 21, 2016 for their trip during August 2016

      We enjoyed our stay at Pelican Cove. This was our first time visiting St. Croix and this unit was very clean and comfortable. The view was beautiful. The pool was also nice. We dined at The Palms restaurant a few times which is conveniently located on the property and enjoyed our meals there. Everyone we met was very friendly. Sandra, the property manager, was especially helpful and checked on us to make sure we were enjoying our stay. We hope to visit again in the future.

    • What a wonderful vacation!

      Reviewed by Jessica B. on August 15, 2016 for their trip during April 2016

      This was my and my family's first time to the USVI and it was absolutely wonderful. I loved staying at Pelican Cove and our guide/liason, Sandra was heaven sent. She and her husband met us at the airport and gave us a guide to our condo. They went above and beyond what was expected to help make us fee comfortable and welcome. The owners were very hospitable as well, calling and checking in on us during our visit. I have NO complaints and would highly recommended this condo and use of Homeaway with your visit to the USVI. Thanks again to the wonderful owners and

      Owner Response: We are so happy that your stay at St. Croix Splendor was "absolutely wonderful". Thank you for your review. You picked the best island for your first trip to the USVI. It is uncrowded, easy to get around, beautiful, and the people are so friendly - as you found out right away with our rental manager! If you get the opportunity to visit St. Croix again, we would love to have you stay at our condo. We have updated the master bathroom a bit since you were there. (The new photos will not be shown online until we get there ourselves. Believe me, we can hardly wait!) Chances are that you didn't get a chance to experience ALL the lovely scenery and unique attractions the island has to offer. Thanks again, Russ and Kris

    • Great stay at St. Croix Splendor

      Reviewed by Marc from Connecticut on June 11, 2016 for their trip during June 2016

      This was the best condo we ever rented through Home Away. Russ the owner was very helpful in providing information about the condo, the rental agreement and St. Croix. Sandra at Calabash Reality was very hospitable in providing us with information about the condo and St. Croix. Since it was our first visit to this island, the information provided by both was very much appreciated. The condo itself was immaculate, spacious and well stocked. The bathrooms, kitchen, and beach supplies were all there. This included everything from kitchen cleaning supplies, kitchen appliances, kitchen utensils, insect repellent, sunscreen, beach chairs, beach towels, cooler, and laundry soap. we could not think of anything else that would have made our stay more enjoyable. We are looking forward to going back to St Croix Splendor.

      Owner Response: We are so very pleased that you took time to write this review! We are also thrilled that you liked your experience so much that you booked with us again. That is terrific! There is so much to do on St. Croix, which is by far the largest of the USVI. It also boasts less crowds, which really was the prime attraction for us. Who likes to compete for space? We don't. Whether it is the beaches, the roadways or the restaurants, it is rare to have a problem with space. A well stocked condo is essential to a pleasant stay because the last thing a vacationer wants to do is rush off to a store to buy something they forgot &/or wasn't provided. We don't claim to have everything, but we certainly try to stock the common items. Our desire is for our renters to spend their time enjoying the condo, the pool, the property, the beach, and all the island has to offer. Sandra, our rental manager, is a treasure. She is always appreciated by our guests. Thank you very much! Warmest Regards, Russ and Kris

    • Amazing Condo

      Reviewed by John H. from Atlanta, Georgia on June 02, 2016 for their trip during May 2016

      This condo was simply amazing! Very spacious, clean, updated, beautiful and in a great location just about 5 minutes or so from Christiansted. The owners and property manager (Sandra) couldn't have been more helpful and wonderful! Tips: Definitely rent a car so that you can explore all the best beaches on St. Croix! Favorite beaches: Buck Island (30 minute boat ride). Recommend Sunday Funday for $25/person only on Sundays via Caribbean Sea Adventures, Shoys Beach at the Buccaneer, The Cottages Beach, Cane Bay & Rainbow Beach. If you love to snorkel, highly recommend Cottages Beach just steps away from its sandy beaches. Restaurants; Savant was incredible, but pricey! Best food for the money was Le Reine's Chicken Shack and Blues BBQ & Grill both awesome for food and atmosphere! The best downtown bar was Tavern 1844, and great food too. Don't bother eating on the boardwalk. Not worth the high prices for mediocre seafood and service at best. Besides just a few upfront mistakes on the boardwalk, we quickly learned to ask the locals for where to go and what to do--and they didn't disappoint! We had the best time. We can't wait to come back and we will definitely stay at St. Croix Splendor! Cheers!

      Owner Response: John, Thank you for your kind words. We would love to have you come stay again! We stay at St. Croix Splendor about 3 months throughout the year. We are always striving to make our renters' vacations the best they can be. We are glad you tried the shuttle to Buck Island on Caribbean Sea Adventures, but if you want a guided snorkel tour of the National Underwater Park off Buck Island, there are many other options (including Caribbean Sea Adventures) that are available any day of the week, as well. You may want to try this next time. Kayaking with Virgin Kayak might also be an option next time you are staying with us. The kayaks are almost effortless, since you propel them with your feet! Brian and Jill, the proprietors, are great. Brian is a fountain of historical St. Croix history! The view of the island from out in the sea is incredible and there seems to always be some sea life, like turtles or flying fish to make the adventure unforgettable. We are so fortunate to have Sandra there so close, as our rental manager. She does a great job and deserves our thanks, also. We live in Minnesota, so we wouldn't be able to be of much assistance after our renters land on the beautiful U.S. island territory of St. Croix. Thanks again for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate it, greatly. Sincerely, Russ and Kris

    • 30 year Anniversary

      Reviewed by First Timer from Morris, MN on April 15, 2016 for their trip during March 2016

      My husband and I are celebrating our 30 year Anniversary in June and we never had a real honeymoon so this vacation was the best honeymoon you could ever have! The condo has the most beautiful view of the ocean from the balcony! The condo is beautiful, clean, spacious and it is so nice to only have to bring yourself and clothes. The grounds is also beautiful with a wonderful pool! Everything else was furnished! The condo is located in the center of the island so don't have to travel far to enjoy it! The owners were very helpful by having liticture on things to do on the island. The most wonderful thing was that we had our own tour guide while we were there. We want to thank Christie and Jason for being such great tour guides! The things we loved the best was the Sandy Point beach, Christianstead shops, Roseway sunset boat tour, buck island, the rum distillery tours, snorkeling and great food. If you want a now stress relaxing vacation this is were you want to go! We loved it and we will be back!! Thank you for a great time! The anniversay honeymooners!

      Owner Response: Thank you for taking the time to rewrite your review! (We lost a year's worth of reviews when we made a management change and temporarily had a different property id number.) It is obvious that you had I great time! We are so pleased to to hear this. You listed some great highlights of the island and what our condo has to offer. We strive to make St. Croix Splendor vacations easy, relaxing, comfortable, and all this in, as you said, beautiful surroundings. I'm sure you felt especially lucky to travel with Christie and Jason, who are now pretty experienced with where to go and what to do on the island, since it was their 3rd visit! For those who are new to St. Croix, our rental manager, Sandra can advise you, and you can take advantage of the app renters will be invited to access, to find out what we recommend. We look forward to you staying with us in the future! Sincerely, Russ and Kris

    • Beautiful St.Croix

      Reviewed by Christie B. on April 30, 2014 for their trip during March 2014

      We loved our stay at Pelican Cove condos. We woke up to a beautiful view of the ocean with the breeze blowing through the condo. The condo was very clean and well maintained along with the grounds and pool. It had everything we needed for a relaxing vacation. We walked out to the tide pools by Davis beach. Quite the hike but totally worth it! One morning we went to Point Udall and seen the beautiful sunrise. We took the Big Beards tour out to the reef and Buck island. Very helpful and friendly crew. Another day we did the Cruzan Rum tour, fun and friendly staff. All the beaches were fun, clean yet not to crowded. All the restaurants we ate at had fabulous food(Rowdy Joes, Rum Runners, Pier69, and the Palms) The Palms has a fun Caribbean night with buffet and a show. Overall the island is beautiful! The condo is perfect! The people are friendly and the weather is tropical! We are already planning to go back!

    • St Croix Splendor at Pelican Cove Condos

      Reviewed by Dr. Amy Jo L. on February 03, 2013 for their trip during November 2012

      Our trip to St. Croix this past November was beyond a doubt a great vacation--it had everything that makes a vacation truly a vacation! Top on the list was the condo at Pelican Cove. After researching and searching for options for our stay, it was clear that this was going to be a great choice. Indisputably, from the time we met the property manager at the airport upon our arrival to the time we left the condo for our flight home, we truly were beyond pleased! The property manager pointed out the intricacies of the island, steered us toward the local grocery store (to get provisions to use in the condo’s fully equipment stocked kitchen), suggested local restaurants and even recommended must-see attractions during our stay. The décor and amenities within the condo provided everything needed to make our stay comfortable, relaxing and entertaining. No wonder it is called “Home Away”; for we felt completely at home during our stay! P.S. After returning home, my friends quickly pointed out that I sang the praises of the condo as much as I did the beautiful beaches, fabulous snorkeling and delicious local rum. The central locality of the condo on the island, the ease of beach access from the condo, the short walk to The Palms restaurant, and the welcoming, friendly and gracious property manager and owners at the condo all added to its splendor. We really believe that had we stayed anywhere else our vacation would have been lacking.

    • Splendid St. Croix

      Reviewed by Stephen L. on August 25, 2012 for their trip during August 2012

      August 2012.Our family with two young adults, 21 and 19, have just had two wonderful weeks in St. Croix. We didn't quite know what to expect but found the island quite charming. With its lush tropical forest on one end to the hilly almost mountainous area on the other. There are plenty of beautiful beaches to discover. Check out the beaches in the resort areas. They are generally free of charge but some do ask for a small fee, $4 to $5. The public beaches are very nice also. The west end of the island, Fredericksted, has some very nice beaches with calm seas for swimming. The local people, Cruzians, are very friendly and were always there with a good morning, afternoon or evening greeting. Rustico is a wonderful gift store that should definitely be visited. Plenty of local caribbean gifts and souvinirs. Time to shop! You must try the local restaurants. Villa Morrales is well worth the visit.The hospitallity received from the staff is exceptional along with great food, local caribbean and very reasonable prices. Try the goat stew! The restaurant is at the west end of the island just before Fredericksted. Now the condo. Firstly, the description on the web site is spot on. Its very spacious and comfortable. We didn't need a thing. It is very well equipped and truly is a home away from home. The grounds are well kept and the pool is huge. Beware of the St. Croix crocodiles, Iguanas. Just kidding. They like to sunbath with you at the pool. Don't worry they are harmless. Fun to see though.Things to do. There are too many to list but we did the caribbean night at the Palms, next to the condo. You must do this. The buffet is great and the entertainment with the Moko Jumbies was fantastic! Treat yourself to a nice dinner at the Buccaneer. A little costly but the food, view and service is excellent. Take a kayak trip on the Salt River as we did. The guided trip was very informative and the sights are stunning! Also, a trip to Buck Island is a must. We went on the half day snorkle trip with Caribbean Sea Adventures. A great crew and captain will take care of you and even give the novices a lesson in how to snorkle. St. George Village botanical gardens along with the Whim plantation are also must sees. A look into the past of early island living. We hope to return to St. Croix very soon. We sure do miss the johnny cakes! P.S. The condo manager, Tom, deserves a special thanks. He met us at the airport and made us most welcome. Thanks Tom!

      Owner Response: Thank you for your interesting and well worded review! We agree with you about how charming the island is and how friendly the people are. That is why we felt so compelled to become property owners here. I think we have been to almost all of the beaches. Our favorites are Cane Bay, the beach at Frederiksted and Isaac's Bay, if you are up to a stunning hike. We are glad that you took advantage of many of the unique island activities and restaurants. As far as our condo and the grounds, we are pleased that you found everything to be as advertised. We sincerely hope you come back and stay at St. Croix Splendor in the future. Kris and Russ

    • Dream Vacation Destination

      Reviewed by Carolyn N. on August 19, 2012 for their trip during January 2012

      Are you looking for a beautiful island for a dream vacation? St. Croix of the U.S. Virgin Islands in the Caribbean is the place and this condo is where to stay. We had a wonderful time here in January. The condo is on the 3rd floor, so the view out to the sea and to the island hills is gorgeous. The fully equipped kitchen opens up to the large dining and living room, which leads to the large balcony where we ate all of the meals we prepared at the condo. There was a nice breeze and no mosquitos. Besides the tropical splendor, the seabirds flying overhead also entertained us. We also ate at many good restaurants that have yummy lunches and elegant dinners. The grounds are very neat with lots of trees. The gardeners are very friendly and willing to help, if needed. The large pool and hot tub are a wonderful way to end the day. There are many activities within walking distance or a short drive away like beach combing, tennis, scuba diving, snorkeling, cruises, golf, historical sights and great shopping. This rather small island is fun to explore by rental car and packs in a lot of varied scenery and adventure.

    • Tropical Paradise

      Reviewed by Eloise F. on August 09, 2012 for their trip during February 2012

      This beautiful condo provides the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of busy lives. The space is light and airy, and the decor carries out that theme, as you can see in the pictures. It is clean and attractively furnished, providing everything I needed while I was there. I loved driving from one end of the island to the other, seeing all the sights. A highlight for me was touring by a kayak that was powered by paddling instead of rowing. The tour leader provided a fascinating history of the island. I will return as soon as I have time and recommend this property to anyone who is looking for a relaxing time.

      Owner Response: Thank you for taking the time to recommend our condo for a perfect place to stay on St. Croix. Just wanted to clarify about the kayaking. I think you meant peddle instead of paddle, but it isn't really peddling either. It is a pushing motion done with your feet - very easy! We know what vacationers need since we stay here, so far, up to 6 weeks during the year. We have really worked at furnishing this island getaway with all the items that you would need for a comfortable, convenient, relaxing vacation. We can't forget to mention we've acquired a few items for your use that will help make it even more fun for families, also. Come stay at St. Croix Splendor and see for yourself what you've been missing!

    • Perfect place at Pelican Cove

      Reviewed by Stephanie M. on July 31, 2012 for their trip during July 2012

      The condo is just like the pictures, sparkling clean and beautiful, and equipped with everything you need. It was really quiet and we had lots of privacy on the balcony and at the pool. The walk to the swimming beach is easy. The condo is centrally located in the middle of the island, close to everything. So glad we stayed there.

    • Beautiful HomeAway Accommodations

      Reviewed by Becky from Minnesota on April 19, 2011 for their trip during March 2011

      The accommodations and views were great! The condo was spacious, clean, private and very relaxing. The condo was equipped with everything we needed and much more. We enjoyed listening to the ocean waves all night and having the cool breezes coming through the patio doors. The whole complex was very nice, quiet and centrally located. The Palms was just a short walk down the beach for great food and entertainment too. We absolutely enjoyed our time exploring the island & all the beautiful beaches - all within a few minutes walk or drive. The island was very friendly everywhere we went. Would not have changed a thing and would love to come back. Thanks again for sharing your home with us!

    • Could not have been better!

      Reviewed by Diane from Kittery on March 24, 2011 for their trip during March 2011

      Pelican cove Splendor condo was everything the website says and more! The condo was very clean and nicely furnished. Property and building were also well maintained. Great location and very peaceful and quiet. Pool is fantastic, beautiful beach but not the greatest for swimming. We would highly recommend this property and plan to return next year!!

      Owner Response: We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our condo and wrote such a favorable review. We stay there at least a month out of the year, so we have put careful consideration into how to furnish the condo, including what to stock the kitchen with and purchasing high quality sheets and towels. We also think the beach is very picturesque. We don't happen to swim ourselves, but we do snorkel and actually the snorkeling is good just a 5 minute walk down the beach. There are many fish in a small area. Our beach is a great beach to take a long walk on or to just relax on. One of the many things we love about the island is the many accessible beaches that are no more than a 30 minute drive away. St. Croix Splendor is indeed peaceful. The property is so serene and tranquil that you will almost forget that you have a life elsewhere. And yet, if you want some excitement the island has much to offer as far as adventure in the daytime and fine dining or captivating entertainment in the night time. We realize some people hardly want to leave the condo property if they have their way, so we have tried to make the condo as comfortable and convenient, as possible.