St. Croix

The Buccaneer

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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 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 1577reviews
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
Anniversary Trip
jenromich, Jackson, Mississippi
Thu Mar 14 13:09:09 EDT 2019
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!

A Quick Trip To Sun And Surf
Dan W, Grand Rapids, MI
Wed Mar 13 08:09:04 EDT 2019
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. Strengths: • 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. Weaknesses: • 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.

Lovely Caribbean people
telegoddess, Windsor, Colorado
Fri Mar 08 07:47:38 EST 2019
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.

Heaven On Earth!
DandDMears, Kensington, Maryland
Thu Mar 07 03:30:47 EST 2019
It’s been 40 years since we began vacationing at the Buccaneer Hotel in St Croix, and we can truly say that each visit has been better than the last. This past January was no exception. Once again, we were treated like royalty by an amazing staff that has become family to us. Their genuine friendliness, exemplary service, and exceptional professionalism is unsurpassed. That, combined with the awesome palm-tree-filled beaches, the incredible and inspired food and drinks, and the intoxicating Crucian breezes, makes the Buccaneer truly heaven on earth. A special shout out to our reservations manager, Diane Gordon, for going way above-and-beyond to make our recent stay absolutely incomparable! If you are looking for an exceptional Caribbean vacation, you can’t go wrong with the Buccaneer. We can’t wait to go back!

Outstanding Beach
Mark C, Ionia, Michigan
Mon Mar 04 05:42:00 EST 2019
Very pristine grounds and beach with fantastic ambiance. One of the best resorts on the Island. Great service and accommodations. I suggest this resort when visiting St.Croix, located about 2 miles from downtown.

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