St. Croix

The Buccaneer

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2018 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 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.
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.
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 1527reviews
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.
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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.
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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!!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Exceptional staff, beautiful setting + wheelchair access
Kris G, Fairfax, Virginia
Tue Aug 07 12:02:08 EDT 2018
I stayed at The Buccaneer from July 20-26, 2018. I use a manual wheelchair and have no ability to walk, so my mom and I were assigned to room 352, which is one of the wheelchair accessible rooms and is very close to Mermaid Beach. Although the bed in the room was so high that I could not transfer into it (I slept on the couch for the week) and the shower door did not open wide enough for me to access the shower, our room was otherwise very comfortable. We had a roll-under sink and a pedestal sink in the huge bathroom. The toilet was the required ADA height and had sufficient grab bars, so transfers there were no issue. I liked being close (about 50 yards across flat, paved sidewalk) to Mermaid Beach because they have a beach wheelchair for guests to use. The attendants at Mermaid Beach - Bethany, Ortiz, Dion and CJ - were extremely helpful in getting me transferred from my wheelchair into the beach chair, and they even helped me get into and out of the water so I could snorkel on my own. One of the reasons I stayed at The Buccaneer is because they have the beach wheelchair, and I am forever grateful to the staff who helped me enjoy it. The grounds at The Buccaneer are very hilly. This makes for a beautiful setting, and thankfully, a courtesy shuttle (minivan) is available to transport guests around the resort. I was not able to transfer into and out of the minivan, but the drivers never complained about lifting me in and out or dealing with my wheelchair. Our room was at the bottom of the hill, close to the beach, so each morning when we wanted to go up to "the great house", which is where breakfast is served, we called to request the shuttle. Our wait was typically 5 minutes until we were picked up. We did not rent a car, so our ventures to Christiansted, Frederiksted, and Point Udall were all made in a taxi. The taxis on St. Croix are all 14 passenger vans, which again, I am not able to transfer into and out of, so the driver we liked and used the most - Francis Didier - did a lot of lifting over the week. From The Buccaneer it takes about 10 minutes to get to downtown Christiansted, 20-30 minutes to Point Udall, and about 45 minutes to Frederiksted. All are worth seeing - Point Udall is very scenic and is a beautiful place to take pictures, and the waterfront in Frederiksted is gorgeous. Frederiksted has more curb cuts and seemed to be more wheelchair friendly than Christiansted, but I also liked the boardwalk at Christiansted's harbor. One thing I highly recommend doing at The Buccaneer is attending the owner's cocktail reception on Tuesday evening. This was a fun and informative event held at the sugar mill outside the reception area. Mom and I were impressed at how knowledgeable and genuine Elizabeth Armstrong, the owner and GM, is. In addition to enjoying steel pan music, two Moko Jumbies came and did a short performance and then posed for pictures with guests. This was undoubtedly one of the highlights of our trip. Breakfast at The Buccaneer was the best meal. It is served each morning buffett-style (bagels and pastries, cereal, yogurt, eggs, omelet station, pancakes, fresh fruit and juice, potatoes, etc...) in the restaurant at the great house. We also ate lunch at The Mermaid Grill (sandwiches, salads, desserts), and our sandwiches were okay. Dining is, of course, open air, which means there are dirty, pesky birds hanging around. I would love to see The Buccaneer join the list of resorts that use falcons or other birds of prey to keep the pigeons and other pests away. Overall, we were very comfortable at The Buccaneer, and Mom and I both have fond memories of the people we met and our time on St. Croix.

Simply Great!!!
Emery M, Great Malvern, United Kingdom
Mon Aug 06 09:51:53 EDT 2018
We knew of the Buccaneer from a visit to St Croix about 25 years ago, although we had never stayed there before. We did not expect as much as we got, but by the time we left we were totally pleased. Everything was exceptional. We had good quality and clean linens in our room each day. The food was excellent and the service was impeccable. The staff were seriously friendly and obviously well managed. One has to praise the owner and general manager, Elizabeth Armstrong, for her knowledge and attention to detail and also her immediate staff who are well chosen. We came away from a fantasy vacation completely refreshed before returning to the real world.

scott v,
Fri Aug 03 12:56:35 EDT 2018
First off, Jennette was awesome!!! Soon as we got to hotel only had 30 mins before the Mermaid Club closed. It's right on beach. Asked her for a true island drink. She hooked me up, delicious. And she was a pleasure to converse with. The check in was easy. Very friendly staff. Room was large, clean, and comfortable. Would easily stay here for a couple days of R and R.

Business trip
742oscarh, Miami Beach, Florida
Tue Jul 31 12:28:07 EDT 2018
In St. Croix on a business trip we are starting to build a temporary hospital due to the disaster the buccaneer is probably the best resort on the island beautiful beach nice pools just an absolutely lovely resort everyone is very friendly and service oriented

Great hospitality from the moment you get to the resort until you depart it!
Mulltravel2018, New York City, New York
Sat Jul 28 10:24:37 EDT 2018
It was a great resort, especially if you have children! Island hospitality at its best! Breakfast had many choices, which catered to different dietary options: from gluten free to nut free options. The Mermaid beach was great for children and the staff was wonderful! The resort was clean and well maintained. Staff and owners took pride in their work.We loved Maria from reservations, Frances who served us breakfast, and Janet, Ortiz, CeeJay at the Mermaid beach! Great people, great resort!

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