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
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
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
I went back and forth on this one between a 4 and a 5. The property is unbelievable, the views amazing, great walking trails and one of the best beaches for swimming I have had a resort. Good, soft sand, deep and fun waves.
Really good gym with plenty of good equipment (strong treadmills) and one of the pools works for lap swimming. You get a good work out walking up the big beautiful hills around the resort.
All of the staff we talked to were very friendly and went out of their way to make things fun for you. We used the kayaks and went out snorkeling with the hotel guy and he was great!
The breakfast was as good as it possibly could be. with tons of fresh fruit and fresh hot items. Everything I could think of was available. After that is where I needed the work out. lol
The down side
The room was a bit dated, but did have a great balcony with an ocean view. The sheets on the bed were pebbly and made it not very comfortable.
The other bad part is that the Island is totally unwalkable and there is a severe shortage of rental cars. (obviously not the resorts fault) So it is not easy to walk somewhere to get snacks or to eat off the resort. Taking a cab to eat is doable but does get expensive.
The island still has a way to come back from the last hurricane - but the resort is all good.
We visited St Croix and stayed at The Buccaneer for the third time, and once again it did not disappoint. The hotel is a fantastic as it ever was and is a great choice for travelers looking for an upscale resort.
The resort has a variety of rooms that range from the top of the hill down to beachfront so there is something for virtually all tastes. We stayed in the "Deluxe Ocean Front" rooms and found them perfect for our group. Each room has two queen sized beds and a patio looking out over the water or the beach. Our rooms were right at Mermaid Beach so the walk to the beach was virtually non-existent. People who haven't visited before should be aware that the walk up the hill between the beach and the main house can be strenuous if you're not used to it, although you can call for a shuttle if you prefer not to walk.
The Staff at the hotel continues to be first rate - while you can't name them all I'd give a special shout-out to Mr. Maynard and Delma at the breakfast buffet and Jennifer and Julisa at the concierge desk for their help making dinner reservations.
The beaches are all great and each one has a different vibe - we preferred the main mermaid Beach but you will get more solitude on Grotto or Whistle. Both Mermaid Beach and the Grotto Beach have places to eat and drink with standard "island time" serving standards (so it's slow). The pool by the grotto is also an enjoyable place to spend some time or watch the sun set over Christiansted.
All in all, if you're looking for an upscale resort experience this will not disappoint you.
This was our first trip to The Buccaneer and St Croix. Since it was an anniversary trip, we wanted more of a resort atmosphere than a stand alone villa and The Buccaneer was perfect for our needs.
ROOM: We stayed in a Doubloons room, which was PERFECT! It was on Mermaid Beach and we had a fabulous patio. There was seating inside the room, but why sit inside when the outside is so incredible? The room also had a small fridge, table, two sinks and a very nice sized walk in closet. Our room was cleaned most days while we were at breakfast and turn-down each night before we returned home from dinner. Note: The resort sits on a hill - a rather large incline from where our room was located to the main building. However, you can contact the front desk for transportation between the two if needed.
BREAKFAST/RESTAURANTS: Can't say enough good things about the breakfast! There are about 6 different kinds of juices, an omelette station, several types of breads and muffins, bacon, french toast, grits (which are some of the best grits I've ever had), fruit, etc... Due to the large breakfast we really didn't take advantage of the restaurants at Grotto or Mermaid Beach for lunch during our trip. We did attend the Monday night grill event at the Mermaid and I would recommend making reservations in advance. Also, the staff made several of our off site dinner reservations and we got really great tables at the restaurants.
TRANSPORTATION: We did not rent a car and relied on taxis to travel around the island. We have been to several Caribbean islands and found the taxis on St. Croix to be very reasonably priced and efficient.
BEACH: We visited Mermaid Beach every day and did not visit Grotto Beach. The beach never felt crowded and there were floats, mats, snorkel equipment, etc... to use. I was worried about the lack of umbrellas for shade on the beach, but the palm trees provided all the shade needed and the chairs can be moved depending on how much sun/shade you need. Mermaid Beach is very pretty, but we didn't get to see the true beauty of the water due to high winds while we were there. Snorkeling was hard, but this was the case all over the island. Our Buck Island trip was cancelled too.
STAFF: The staff was mostly pleasant, but a special thank you to Joseph at the front desk. He seemed to be there 24/7 and was always the staff member helping us when needed with a smile on his face.
I know this was a long review, but I can't say enough good things about this resort and we can't wait to return!
Having never been to St. Croix before, was at a loss of where to stay (typically a Marriott customer) given the absence of recognizable hotel flags on the island.
Trolling the various travel sites with the self-imposted limitations of; i) Nice, ii) Waterfront and, iii) Self-Contained - Not necessarily All-Inclusive) we arrived at The Buccaneer | St. Croix ... we weren't disappointed.
• Staff was extremely nice and helpful
• Location was gorgeous .... on a cove and a peninsula gave you alot of privacy while still being able to 'walk the beach.'
• Nice restaurant accommodations beachside ... two different beach locations onsite and each had their own restaurant bar - - we preferred the larger restaurant, better menu options.
• A 'Legacy' resort ... although it's been kept up nicely, the general presentation is 'circa 1990's'
• St. Croix is an under developed island that is also still recovering (abit) from the last hurricane - particularly the Christiansted downtown area.
• Beachfront rooms (which we had) didn't have doors or windows that allowed you to let the ocean breeze's in ... all fixed, no sliders or screens.
A nice relaxing visit to be sure and glad we checked out St. Croix for the first time ... As for my wife and I, we'll try other 'new places' before we'd make our way back.
We had a wonderful room, spacious with a gorgeous ocean view. It was 2 minutes to the beach. We enjoyed Mermaid Beach and especially Grotto Beach and the walk up. Took some fantastic shots. The highlight was the gracious staff, everyone who helped us was wonderful. Nick at the Beauregard bar is a real treasure. We have traveled in the Caribbean and this is our favorite.