St. Croix

The Buccaneer

Email | Share |

2019 Exceptional Value
Extra Value: Buffet breakfast included daily.

Treat yourself to a spectacular getaway at The Buccaneer, a luxurious beach resort that encompasses all the best St. Croix has to offer. Situated on 300 tropical acres, The Buccaneer is less than a five-minute drive from the historic town of Christiansted, where guests can enjoy a fine variety of shopping, dining, and sightseeing. This amazing resort hotel was founded in the 17th century and family-run for generations.

Soak up the sun on one of the three spotless beaches. Enjoy spectacular views of the Caribbean while golfing at the onsite 5,736-yard, par-70 hill course designed by Long Island PGA professional Bob Joyce. Attracting vacationers from all over St. Croix, guests will enjoy the convenience of having one of the island's best sets of lush fairway green in their own backyard. Tennis players will love The Buccaneer's eight outdoor courts, and those looking to maintain their fitness regimen can make use of the resort's health club and jogging trail.

Guests of The Buccaneer will be treated to a full range of unique resort amenities. Enjoy live nightly entertainment, a full-service spa, free WiFi in public areas, and a kids' club for ages 4-12. Four restaurants will exceed all expectations, and complimentary breakfast is served to resort guests at the open-air Terrace.

The resort's 138 self-contained, elegant rooms boast expansive terraces and awe-inspiring views. Guests cannot help but be struck by St. Croix's natural beauty, whether it be rolling greenery, the multiple lily ponds, or endless clear water.

Learn more about St. Croix.
Located less than a five minute drive to the historic town of Christiansted, where sightseeing, duty free shopping, watersports and dining can be found.
Address: PO BOX #25200

Local Phone: 340-712-2100
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-255-3881
Fax: 340-712-2102
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2     
There are two freshwater pools, one is tucked below the Great House and built into the foundations of 17th century buildings. The second is a shoreline pool located at Grotto Beach.
The Buccaneer
Designed in 1973 by Long Island PGA professional Bob Joyce, the 5,736 yard Buccaneer is a challenging par-70 hill course which requires every club in a golfers bag. (Two other sets of tees measure 5,215 and 4,505 yards, respectively.)
Holes: 18
Green Fees: $
Cart Fee: $
Club Rental Fees: $
Caddy: No
Lessons Available
Number of Courts: 8
Outdoor Courts: 8
Lighted Courts: 2
Raquet Rental Fees: $
Water Sports on Site
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Jogging Trail: Complimentary
Other Sports: Ping Pong
Health Club / Spa
Nautilus Equipment: Additional Charge
Sauna: Additional Charge
Spa: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
Founded in the 17th century and family-run for generations, The Buccaneer blends Old World charms with warm hospitality. Completely self-contained, elegant accommodations are placed throughout the property with expansive terraces and impressive views. The luxurious country club setting on more than 300 lush tropical acres features 3 picture-perfect beaches, an 18-hole golf course and pro shop, 8 tennis courts (two lit for night play) and pro shop,a health spa, fitness center, and watersports center. Beach: The property features 3 picture-perfect sandy beaches. Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
Total Rooms: 138
Year Opened: 1947 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, Discover, American Express
These well-appointed rooms feature a sitting area and large patio or balcony. Some rooms feature whirlpool baths.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Family Cottage Suites offer a patio with a spacious lawn and sea views. The master bedroom features a king bed, and some have a twin-size window seat bed. The second room has two twin beds and a pull-out trundle bed.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Second floor rooms provide stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and Christiansted Harbor. Rooms are located close to the main dining area, bar, pool, and lobby.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
The Buccaneer features 1 meal plan options:
Breakfast Plan
There are 4 Restaurants at The Buccaneer:
The Brass Parrot - Banquets and meetings only. Features panoramic view of the sparkling lights of Christiansted Harbor.
The Mermaid - The Mermaid is located beachside, and features an extensive lunch menu of savory appetizers, soups, salads and sandwiches, ranging from all-American favorites to island specialties to vegetarian fare.
The Grotto Grill -
The Terrace - Located in the Great House, The Terrace offers covered, open-air dining with views of the manicured fairways, Caribbean Sea and Christiansted Harbor. A complimentary full breakfast is served to resort guests.
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Daily activity schedules are posted in the "Coconut Grapevine" guest newsletter.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Nightly live musical entertainment.
The complimentary Kids Club is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Applicable Ages: 4-12 years old
Program Fees: Complimentary

Advance Notice for Babysitting: 24 hours

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
Based on 1568reviews
What to expect

Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Apple, Buccaneer St. Croix, june 2017
Jun 28 2017
My only complaint is the 4 + hr layover in Miami on our way back. When I first got our itinerary I called and asked about the long layover. I was told it was because we had to go thru customs in Miami. Well, we went thru customs in St. Croix before we boarded.
Customer Rating: 

Serene and beautiful
May 01 2017
Setting is quiet and lovely. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Food in restaurants is delicious. Balcony overlooking the sea in our room is lovely and nice for early risers.
Customer Rating: 

Resort Hotel with a Cozy Boutique Hotel Feel
Jul 22 2016
Everything we could have wanted to have or do at the Buccaneer was provided. The staff was exceptional and went above and beyond to make our stay flawless! Their personal attention made it feel like a boutique hotel and we mattered. We will absolutely stay there again!!
Customer Rating: 

I will not be returning
Apr 27 2014
Despite a beautiful property the service was inconsistent at best and several moments that were very, very poor. Some areas of the property were simply ignored by housekeeping including feces that were left in the main stairwell more than 24 hours. I regret the decision to stay at the Buccaneer.
Customer Rating: 

Nov 14 2012
The Bucanneer hotel on St. Croix is beautiful. The grounds are well manicured and the staff was wonderful to accomodate any of our requests.
Customer Rating: 

The Buccaneer - USVI St Croix
Jan 18 2012
Absolutly 1st class. Hotel is managed by a hands on manager/owner. The Buccaneer treats all of the guests as part of the Buccaneer family. The wine and snack basket delivered to your home upon arrival is a most welcomed treat. The golf course has many beautiful views of the island and ocean. I have stayed at The Buccaneer for the past 30 years and every year the improvements continue to enhance the experience.
Customer Rating: 

TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Beautiful property, great hospitality
Sat Feb 16 04:49:44 EST 2019
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
Riser1001, Hanover, Pennsylvania
Tue Feb 12 14:11:44 EST 2019
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
MNBBadger, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Fri Feb 08 19:11:02 EST 2019
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
alonzop2014, Chicago, Illinois
Fri Feb 08 08:41:11 EST 2019
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
pitcher42017, Redwood City, California
Tue Feb 05 07:29:09 EST 2019
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.

The comments and opinions on this Ratings and Reviews section of our website are the views and opinions of TripAdvisor members and AppleVacations.passengers. They are providied 'as is' and we accept no responsibility for any loss, injury, inconvenience or other damage resulting from this information. You should verify critical information (for example passports and visas, and customs) with the relevant authorities, and review our Fair Trade Contract and Things To Know Before You Go (including our Health and Safety Tips For Travelers) before you travel.
Be the first to know! Sign up for email deals. Subscribe