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“Fun Days on Mondays”

The Restaurant at the Palms at Pelican Cove
Ranked #34 of 109 Restaurants in Christiansted
Price range: $12 - $45
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Casual Beachside Dining within a stone's throw of the beautiful Caribbean Sea. Locations for dining include our semi-formal oceanside Mahogany Dining Room, our casual and comfortable beachside pavilion, and our festive and lively Mahogany bar, with its stepped up location affording views out toward the ocean. Room Service is available most days when the restaurant is open. To-Go Boxed lunches can be prepared ahead of time if you are going out on an excursion, tour or adventure for the day. Our weekly lineup of events and entertainment varies from our very popular Caribbean Night Buffet with live dj, moko jumbies and fire dancers from 6 to 9 pm on Monday nights to TRIVIA in our Mahogany Dining Room on Wednesday night, to Surf N Turf on Friday nights and Prime Rib Saturday Nights. During High Season we will almost always have live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights. Our a la carte Sunday Brunch is popular, with live entertainment. Our Mahogany Bar is a favoring spot for locals and tourists alike,
Reviewed July 2, 2014

After landing on St. Croix merely hours before, we were looking to immerse ourselves in the Crucian culture as quickly as possible. After flipping through the local guide, St. Croix this Week (published monthly -- on island time!), we found a list of nightly activities. On Mondays, the top pick was the Carib night at The Palms. The Plams is a resort that features a full service restaurant. On Mondays, they offer a buffet of local fare featuring, tasty rice and beans, fried chicken, BBQ chicken and ribs, rich mac and cheese, potato salad and coleslaw, as well as an assortment of cookies and tarts. The food was tasty but seemed to be fairly standard picnic food, so I'm not sure that was the main attraction that drew the crowd.
The main attraction -- the live entertainment! The throbbing Caribbean disco music came alive through the dancing of the "mocko jumbies" -- stilt walkers standing over 10 feet tall and dancing in gravity-defying moves to the rhythm. Mocko jumbies are a Crucian tradition, and were mesmerizing to watch. The party kept going with cruise-style line dancing that got everyone, adults and kids, on their feet to the Electric Slide, Cupid Shuffle, and the Cha Cha Slide. The dance leader did a good job of keeping the crowd engaged and bringing everyone out on the floor.
The highlight of the night for me was the death-defying performance by Kiki and the Flaming Gypsies. This was a "fire performance dance troupe" of 5 young women who literally lit up the night. They performed in groups of 2 or three to current pop music, and occasionally all 5 would come out to perform together. They used fire balls, fire batons, fire hula hoops and even swallowed firey swords! The fire would come so close to their hair and faces, that I have no ide why they are not disfigured from their efforts. They were very cute ladies, sporting unique outfits that showed off their trim physiques. We were quite tired from our flight, but could not tear ourselves away from watching!
It was a great way to start our week on the island. The locals are super friendly, and seem to consider it their civic duty to make sure the tourists are having a good time! If we were staying longer, I would go back on another Monday to make sure it was all real, and not just an island dream.

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Reviewed June 26, 2014

Had lunch & dinner several times and drinks by the pool. We also enjoyed Caribbean Night very much! Looking forward to returning.

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Reviewed June 20, 2014

This is one of our favorite places to enjoy a day with the kids! The staff here is always friendly, and Rysa always greets my children by name each time we come in. It's so lovely to have that added personal touch to any service, right?! She knows that they love lemonade, and she'll bring it over before even taking our drink order. The menu is fairly diverse, and though it's not necessarily the best food I've had on island, they do have some things that aren't done better elsewhere. Enter: onion rings. The onion rings are out of this world, and the dipping sauce is really stellar also. It's the little things, right? The other thing they have that no one else does is the Sparkling Palm. Do yourself a favor, and start your Sunday brunch right there. If you like a mimosa, swap it for a Sparkling Palm. If you're here in the summer, ask them to toss a few ice cubes in it, though ;) You'll be thanking me for sure.

The pool is absolutely stunning with the new lights they've put in and really adds to the ambiance at night. And speaking of nighttime, you're absolutely not going to want to miss Caribbean Night on Mondays! You will dance with Mocko Jumbies, watch dancers spin fire, limbo on the beach, and get up and dance the night away!

The Palms is located on the ONLY Blue Flag certified beach on St. Croix, and it really does show. The sand is soft and white, the water is sparkling and clear, and the beach is free of trash. So, after you have a bevy and a bite, grab your snorkel gear and go for a swim!

~~Notes~~
*Caribbean Night is a MUST SEE
*The pool is lovely and there is a HUGE stash of pool toys for adults & kids alike
*Sparkling Palm gets my vote for best drink on Island
*Service is a bit slower, but the personal touches make the biggest difference
*Bathrooms are ALWAYS clean, and the ladies' lounge is stellar
*Located on one of the most pristine beaches on island with stunning views

~~Other staff standouts~~
Rico behind the bar <3 <3 <3
Eileen (day server)

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1  Thank BargainBri
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Reviewed June 10, 2014

All food was very good and cooked like we asked. Staff was wonderful and much good natured kidding took place . . . they gave as good as they got :)

Thank Steve W
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Reviewed May 15, 2014

We had dinner at the Palms the night they had a buffet with the Tremmers and a fire dance. The show was a nice diversion. The service was good yet the buffet was pretty lame.

We didn't eat from their menu so unable to provide any input. If you go for the show don't expect much from the buffet.

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1  Thank Terrance M
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