Pelican Beach is one of the few rentals available directly on the beach in St. John, US Virgin Islands. Our rental features fabulous outside living spaces with breathtaking views, cool evening breezes and almost daily visits from soaring, diving pelicans. We have a two bedroom, one bath suite with a fully equipped kitchen available for short term rental, with a five day minimum stay required. Take a look through the website at the accommodations, learn about us and read the reviews from our guests. Pelican Beach continues to receive outstanding reviews and we are rated the highest five stars on VRBO.
The New York Times has rated Coral Bay #4 out of their selection of 52 places to visit in 2016. Here is what the NYT had to say: “The beaches are less crowded, the emphasis is on local over commercial, and the people share a friendly sense of neighborhood pride. Among the town’s attractions: monthly full-moon parties at Miss Lucy’s, and a Thanksgiving “Thankspigging” pot luck pig roast hosted by the community at Skinny Legs, where the eating often swells into a singalong. But this quiet community may soon change. Visit before a proposed outlet mall and megamarina, expected to engulf the bay, transforms the laid-back atmosphere of this little corner of the United States Virgin Islands.”
While on the island, if you are interested in a boat trip. We have two options available. Please visit these two websites for more information, pelicanbeachexcursions.com or serenasea.com .
Hope to see you at Pelican Beach…Jason & Nancy
Instead of St. Barth’s, try St. John
St. Barth’s has long been the It destination for East Coasters in the winter because of its relatively close proximity and posh hotels. If you aren’t looking to see and be seen while on vacation this time around, but still want stunning beaches and sunshine, try St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands (a short ferry ride from the main airport on St. Thomas) this year. We suggest spending plenty of time in Coral Bay on the eastern side of the island, which is more laid-back and less commercial. A few days here and you’ll forget what snow even feels like. Well, almost . . .
Where to Eat
For casual eats, Skinny Legs is the place for mouthwatering burgers, or head to Shipwreck Landing for curry nut–crusted grouper. On the East End, Vie’s Snack Shack by Hansen Bay is always a must for Coral Bay repeat visitors. The West Indies rice and beans dishes are just as phenomenal as the sparkling waterfront views. You can also access Hansen Bay beach here by paying a small fee, which gets you chairs, parking, and an all-day spot on the beach.
What to Do
If you time it right, you will be there for Miss Lucy’s regular full moon parties, where you can listen to live music by local bands and watch the full moon over Coral Bay. During the day, book a boating excursion to sail and snorkel around the crystalline waters of Coral Bay. Kekoa, Palm Tree Charters, and Lion In Da Sun all lead excellent excursions. If you are a hiker, take a drive to the Cinnamon Bay trail, where you’ll come across ruins of a sugarcane factory, wildlife, and Danish burial crypts. VOGUE FORGOT US…BOOK YOUR CHARTER WITH US ON KNOT E BUOYS OR WITH JASON SISKA ON ISLAND ROOTS!!!
We have had several rainbows welcoming us to 2016. Here is one photo I took from our deck the other day!!!
Just when you think that we can’t possible have another beautiful sunrise…
We now have a Glacier Bay boat to take guests island hopping!!! Here is the link to the website http://pelicanbeachexcursions.com. Here are photos of our boat…Knot E Buoys. The boat is in our bay waiting to pick up some guests for a day of fun. We can pick up guests at the dock behind Skinny Leg’s or right from our beach!!!
It is a glorious Sunday afternoon, sitting on the deck, looking out at this….
Our guests love sitting in the gazebo or underneath the sea grape trees on the deck right next to the water…just watching the pelicans soar by or dive into the beautiful blue water.
Just another Sunday at Pelican Beach. Sitting here listening to jazz music from Miss Lucy’s Brunch. Watching Pelicans. Life is great.
Over the last few days, the number of pelicans soaring and diving in Friis Bay right outside our house has been truly amazing. Here is a squadron of them flying.