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What We Love

  • All rooms have a balcony or patio
  • Seaside rooms have beautiful views of Mermaid Beach
  • Open-air dining at the Terrace, the hotel’s award-winning restaurant
  • 18 scenic holes of golf
  • Free WiFi

What To Know

  • Historic in its name and decor, this hotel is not for travelers looking for modern digs
  • Great House rooms are in the main building, while all others are in small buildings scattered around the property
  • To explore the island, you’ll need to rent a car


  •  Babysitting
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Golf Course
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

With a stay at The Buccaneer in Christiansted, you’ll be on the beach and minutes from Shoys Beach and close to Fort Christiansvaern. This 4.5-star hotel is within close proximity of Buccaneer Golf Course and Shoy Beach.

Make yourself at home in one of the 138 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and DVD players. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Flat-screen televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. After practicing your swing on the golf course, you can dip into one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Getting to the surf and sand is a breeze with the complimentary beach shuttle.

Grab a bite at one of the hotel’s 4 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Mingle with other guests at a complimentary reception, held on select days. Relax with a refreshing drink at a beach bar, a poolside bar, or one of 2 bars/lounges. A complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast is served daily.

Featured amenities include express check-out, dry cleaning/laundry services, and multilingual staff. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

The Buccaneer
Estate Shoys
Christiansted, 00824 United States


4.5 Very Good 1568 Reviews
Beautiful property, great hospitality
Reviewed 7 days ago

As part of our trip to the US Virgin Islands, we enjoyed a 6-night stay at the Buccaneer. This is a beautiful, large property, with golf and tennis facilities, two cafes/restaurants close to the beaches and a nice swimming-pool. We had a nice room with ocean view, close to the Beauregard cafe. Breakfast buffet at the Terrace was great and offered choices of cold and warm dishes. Staff was professional. There is a shuttle service to Christiansted. Don't miss the Welcome cocktail party held by the owner, Elizabeth Armstrong, on tuesday.

Excellent service and gluten free food
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never taken a trip where i wasnt sick from being glutened. This place knows their stuff. It was exciting for me to eat like a normal person. The drinks were also delicious and everyone was friendly. The room was comfortable and had a nice balcony and view. The entertainment each night was good. Highly priced, but you get what you pay for.

A gem of a property
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have historically looked to Caneel Bay in St. John for our Virgin Island stays. With that resort severely damaged by the recent hurricanes, we were thrilled to find The Buccaneer. The property is beautiful, with rolling hills and three beaches to choose from. We were upgraded to an ocean front room and had private, sweeping views of the sunset every night. The breakfast is outstanding for an "included" rate- especially the variety and quality of fruits that were served. It is clear that this is a place of family and employee pride. From the "greeter" at the buffet each morning (you'll know him when you meet him), to Frances at the beachside restaurant, to the head chef who made omelets, to the Jamaican director of food/beverage who greeted us warmly at day or night, we were blown away by the hospitality. Elizabeth is such a grateful and warm host- we enjoyed meeting her at the weekly manager's cocktail night and again later that week on the beach.

We were on the younger end of the age spectrum (early 40's) and had no trouble with the hike up to the restaurant for breakfast. Whistle beach is amazing and private. We shared the beach with 12+ large iquanas on the nearby cliffs without seeing another soul for hours. We appreciated the quiet of Grotto beach/pool, with long, private walks to ourselves. The Grotto pool remodel is beautiful and the new restaurant location must be one of the best on the island. Even the busier Mermaid beach was never too crowded. We did the free kayak tour to Green Cay island and saw sea turtles. We also enjoyed the fire dancers at the Grill and Chill night at the Mermaid. Nearby Shoy Beach with the mangrove tree tunnel is a must-see and an easy drive just outside the security check point. The concierge helped arrange a half day trip to Buck Island. This included pick up and drop off at the resort pier- such a great convenience. We had a rental car for the week and there was free parking across from our building. They do offer a shuttle to town, but we enjoyed the freedom of having a car. The concierge booked reservations for us when we ate off site and we would be seated at some of the best tables each night. We had some great dinners at the resort. Each night, there is live music. We did not come here with expectations for great night life, and the quieter evenings were much appreciated.

Yes, drinks and food were expensive. But this type of expansive, historic property just doesn't exist in many other places, and the island as a whole is rather pricey. As for potential opportunities for improvement- one of the concierge workers (seated to the right side of the desk) was not as friendly/polished as would be expected. The clothing gift shop was tailored towards older women so we did not go in. Beach tables were not cleared as timely as I would have liked. A few more upgrades to room decor (such as a more usable chaise lounge instead of the love seat) would be appreciated. But there are clearly ongoing improvements being made. The Lounge furniture was in the process of an upgrade during our stay.

We can't wait to return. Our kids would love it, but I selfishly want to keep this place to ourselves.

You don’t have to die to go to Heaven
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hard to know where to begin. The compound greenery is breath taking, the Staff are friendly and very helpful without being intrusive, and the breakfasts are delicious with the options running the gamut from thoughtfully healthy to gastronomical joy. The beaches alone are worth the trip, and there is a wonderful pool. The on-site laundry is the height of convenience, and the nightly entertainment a delightful plus. It’s close to Christiansted but is a world of its own. We so look forward to our return trip!

Peaceful Relaxing
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I traveled to St. Croix and the Buccaneer for some much needed quiet time.

Our first day there, we met with Jennifer in Concierge to plan our week of activities. She was fun, and knowledgeable about activities at the hotel and beyond. The of site restaurants which she recommended where great.

She organized an island tour for us, guided by Peter. This gentleman has so much knowledge about the island, it's plants and history, it's amazing. Please ask for a tour with Peter, you will not be disappointed

The hotel was clean, the food was good, but the staff was incredible. Everyone was always cheerful,and helpful.
I hope you get a chance to meet Frances as your server. This woman is a delight

Also, do not overlook the spa. The combo package with facial and massage is not to be missed. For the massage, Matt has magical hands

Of course, how could I forget the weather!! Daytime 80's, night time 70's, low humidity

This is a destination I will definately return to.

Thank you to all who made my stay so wonderful.