The Buccaneer Hotel Saint Croix

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Average rate: $324 - Hotel class: 4 stars
25200 Gallows Bay Christiansted, Saint Croix, United States Virgin Islands

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The Buccaneer Hotel Saint Croix Reviews

stevenguyen stevengu…
75 reviews
Dec 14, 2015
If you ever find yourself in Saint Croix, take the time to get a taxi and head over to Buccaneer Island. The beaches are pristine with all the rain that the island has received over the last few months and the Management has continued to reinvest into the property to keep it fresh and updated. There is so much to do from swimming in one of the two pools or the Caribbean Sea. You can kayak or snorkel or play golf or a game of tennis. The Buccaneer is a full service resort, with room service, concierge, comp shuttle around the property, golf, comp beach supplies (chaises, towels, snorkel gear, small 2-person sea kayaks, etc.), a spa (with an excellent masseuse according to my wife), beauty salon, tennis courts, fitness/jogging trail, fitness center, etc. We took advantage of every service (except golf) and enjoyed all of it. There is a small gift shop with very limited selection. Be aware most everything on the resort closes at 5PM. To avoid disappointment the first night you arrive from the airport, I recommend you make a reservation at The Lounge before you arrive on the island, so you have a place to go unwind and get a meal. The main bar was stocked beyond belief - never drank so many different cocktails. My favorite of all of them was this drink called "Birds of Paradise". If you're ever out here, that is my personal recommendation.

Mermaid beach was where we decided to spend the day. It had palm trees, soft white sand, and unbelievably clear water. It is set in a cove, and you can readily swim out to decent snorkeling. There is a family-friendly, shady area between the bar and the beach with things to do like a ping-pong table, a volleyball net, giant chess table, basketball court, etc. Speaking of family, there were some children and families here, but also couples, and a wedding party, and some elderly. In other words, there were all kinds of people here for different vacations, and no one particular type of visitor. The Bucaneer’s beaches have no panhandlers or solicitors, and are safe and clean. All the beaches in this resort are public access by USVI law. You would have to go through the gate at the entrance to the resort to get to these particular beaches, which helps keep things sacure and orderly. Also, to the west of the resort is a large lagoon, and to the east is another resort and some expensive waterfront homes with amazing hiking views. It’s a short walk to a couple of other beaches, also, that seemed to be completely unused while we were there.

To put it all in perspective for someone thinking about staying here in St. Croix, you're paying for a classic Caribbean beach resort experience, an historic site with some character & ambience, and full service. It’s one of the top 2 or 3 resorts on the island. The Buccaneer is in a safe area, the setting is beautiful, and the beaches are great.
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The Buccaneer Hotel Saint Croix Overview

Named one of the top 25 hotels in the Caribbean by Travel & Leisure and ranked among the top 50 resorts in the world by Conde Nast Traveler, this 17th-century former sugar plantation is situated hillside on 340 acres overlooking the Caribbean Sea and Christiansted Harbor. The longest running resort in the Caribbean, it is both historic and modern, blending old world charm with warm hospitality and contemporary amenities.

The property offers a variety of amenities and activities and is only five minutes to dining, shopping and sightseeing in Christiansted. Resort dining options include The Terrace, open-air dining in the Great House, for complimentary full breakfast for all guests and classical Caribbean cuisine for dinner (dinner dress code is collard shirts and knee-length shorts or slacks for gentlemen, and casual chic for women), The Mermaid for an extensive lunch menu beachside and The Grotto Grill for a casual option for burgers and hot dogs beach and poolside.

The Buccaneer offers three beaches, two swimming pools, an 18-hole golf course and pro shop, eight tennis courts, two of which are lit, a watersports center, a fitness center and the Hideaway Spa, offering massage, wraps and other holistic body treatments. All guests have complimentary use of snorkeling equipment, kayaks, floating masks and introductory SCUBA lessons. Kids Camp is complimentary for children ages 4-12.

All 138 rooms are designed and furnished to be an intimate retreat, reflecting the timeless elegance of The Buccaneer. Each room features a private patio or balcony for enjoyment of the spectacular views and cooling breeze. Amenities include air conditioners, small refrigerators, safes, hairdryers, TVs, iron/ironing boards, coffeemakers, shower/bathtubs, double sinks and ceiling fans. Some rooms have whirlpool tubs. Wireless access is available in all guestrooms and in most public areas. Cribs, rollaways, DVD players, VCRs, and CD players are available by advance re Rates are based on double occupancy. Charges for extra adults may apply and will be due directly to the hotel. In order to enhance your guest experience, please contact the hotel prior to your trip at so they may assist you with pre-trip services. In addition, please advise them of your flight arrival and departure times.

The Buccaneer Hotel Amenities

  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Disabled Access
  • Concierge
  • Tour Desk
  • Massage / Beauty Centre
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Babysitting / Child Services
  • Air Conditioned
  • Tennis Courts
  • Golf Course
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • DVD Player
  • Private beach
  • Laundry service
  • Excursions
  • Beach (Direct Access)
  • Water Activities
  • Kayaking
  • Direct dial phone
  • Disabled Accessible Rooms
  • Salon
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Massage
  • Spa & Wellness Centre
  • Body Treatments
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Shower
  • Pool Outdoor
  • Cots
  • Family Room
  • Free Parking

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