January 6, 2018 for 3 nights for 2 adults.

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The Buccaneer in Saint Croix, US Virgin Islands

Pirates used to be a major concern for The Buccaneer – in the 17th Century, the great house had to be hidden in thick vegetation far from the eyes of roving marauders. A Danish baron turned it into a sugar mill in the 1700s, and in 1947 the Armstrong family opened small hotel where guests – called “continentals” – would make their own drinks and help rake the beach. In the years that followed, Lauren Bacall, Michael Jackson and Johnny Carson all graced the hotel register. Recall The Buccaneer’s colorful past with bright, traditionally appointed guestrooms and a bar menu of classic cocktails – Cruzan Confusion, anyone?

Walk through rustling palms to Mermaid Beach, a protected cove of white sand. Sail to Buck Island, named one of the most beautiful beaches in the world by National Geographic. Spot endangered brown pelicans nesting on this national monument and keep an eye out for green turtles and hawksbill turtles coming ashore in the summertime. Return to the resort for a private candlelit dinner for two inside the ancient limestone sugar mill.

Location of The Buccaneer

The Buccaneer
P.O. Box 25200 Gallows Bay
Saint Croix, US Virgin Islands

Nearest Airport: STX

Amenities for The Buccaneer

  • General Information
  • 138 Guest Rooms
  • Dining
  • Poolside Dining
  • 3 Restaurants
  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • On-Site Amenities
  • On-Site Car Rental
  • Shuttle Service
  • Spa on Property
  • Laundry Service
  • Gift Shop
  • Fitness Center
  • Live Entertainment
  • High-Speed Internet Access
  • Boutique
  • Tennis Courts
  • Jogging Track
  • Beach Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • 2 Outdoor Pools
  • 18-Hole Golf Course
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Private Patios or Balconies
  • Air Conditioning
  • Direct Dial Telephones
  • In-Room Safes
  • Mini Bar
  • Satellite Television
  • Activities
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Pilates
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Nature Walks
  • Yoga
  • Basketball
  • Art Classes
  • Volleyball
  • Family
  • Cribs
  • Babysitting
  • Kids Club
  • Highchairs
  • Beach & Pool Toys
  • Nearby
  • Historic Sites
  • Golf
  • Beaches
  • Interests
  • Beach
  • Family
  • Golf
  • Kids' Club
  • Summer Getaways

Reviews for The Buccaneer

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

My husband and I have been going to St. Croix for many years. We love going to Mermaid Beach at The Buccaneer because of the beautiful setting, tranquil water and a restaurant on the beach. All beaches on St. Croix are public, but not being guests, I always felt thankful to be able to use this beach. Since we always have drinks and something to eat, spending $50 to $75 or more, I always felt that we were more than paying for the use of this beach and facilities. Also, we always tipped the servers generously knowing the economic situation on the island. We’ve just returned from a month’s stay and made sure we went to Mermaid Beach many times. On our last visit to this beach, a young man who was an employee of The Buccaneer, approached us and asked if we were guests. As we told him no, he said it would be $10 for the use of each beach chair. He said we could use the beach as all beaches were public. We moved our things to the sand and I went in the water, but this whole thing was leaving me with a very bad feeling. I got out of the water and discovered my husband had the same feeling, so we left. The next morning, I sent an email to the concierge explaining what had happened, stating that I was familiar with beach chair policies from our travels, but because we had never been charged before and the fact that we always made food and drink purchases, it seemed like our chairs were covered. I suggested that maybe the policy should be revisited, possibly having a minimum food and/or drink purchase for the use of the beach chairs. I never received a reply. Now I REALLY feel like we’re not wanted there. They’ve lost our business and the servers have lost our tips. None of this seems like a tourist-friendly way to do business. It makes me feel like we weren’t welcome because we weren’t guests. We won’t be back.


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

The hotel is beautiful, and seemed to have survived the hurricane well. Check in was easy, but we had to wait a long time to have our luggage taken to our room. Our room was on the 2nd floor and had a wonderful view of the grounds and beach. The balcony was a plus except that the no seeums were in full force. Fortunately they have bug spray in the room for your use. Our bed was comfortable and the shower had great pressure. They provide full bottles of shampoo and conditioner as well as hand cream. We were staying because of a special event at the hotel, so the majority of our meals were eaten there. Yes, the food is pricey, but we expected it at a resort of this type. The Terrace Restaurant has great views. You must make a reservation and if you want a railing view, you must request one. The Mermaid has grilled food for dinner, and on certain nights they have a fire dancer show. Our biggest wish is that they would have a casual restaurant. Eating fancy food for several days makes you want a burger or a sandwich. The owner had a nice reception the one evening, with great views and wine and appetizers. There was also steel drum music and dancers on stilts, which was awesome. The beach provides lots of lounge chairs, and they also have kayaks, paddle boards, snorkel equipment, and floaties. Wish there was more shade, and also that they had cocktail service delivered to your seats.

Beth E - Ruskin, Florida

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I stayed at The Buccaneer in St. Croix and loved our time there. We were given an upgraded room with beautiful ocean views and were impressed at the low-key and relaxed feel of the place. The resort was far from crowded and the staff were friendly and we really enjoyed the history tour provided by the owner. What I really liked is that St. Croix as a whole hasn't been overrun by the big commercial resorts and the Buccaneer is testament to why that is such a good thing. I have been to some of the big all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean and they sometimes can feel impersonal and disconnected from the local spirit. The Buccaneer is the just the opposite.

Paul C

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 6 days ago

We just returned from a week at the Buccaneer in St. Croix...It was truly a breathtaking property, with gorgeous beaches, and a staff that was beyond accommodating...we loved each and every moment of our trip and would like to thank the following individuals for making it so very wonderful...Oceana... one of the concierge, Joel...another one of the concierge, Magdalana...the best bartender every(she made the best cosmopolitans), CJ...Beach activities manager, delightful young man, Deon...assistant on the beach, Francis...the best server with the sweetest personality...all of the individuals above, went out of their way for us and we truly appreciated that... The restaurants on the property were excellent, fantastic full breakfast buffet and very delicious dinner options.. Our room was beautiful, good sized, well appointed, directly on the ocean with stunning views... We adored the Buccaneer...would HIGHLY recommend...we will be back!

dask05 - new jersey

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel grounds are beautiful, and the Hurricane (Maria more than Irma) damages, were fixed, the hotel is getting electricity locally, so they never lost a bit, they have been on all the time. Check-in process, was a breeze with a nice Rum drink. A car took us to the room. The room was amazing, renovated with a porch watching the ocean. A Jacuzzi and a shower, all new. However, it was not a one bedroom suite at the doubloons, like we booked and since we have 3 kids, we could have not stayed there. After speaking with Joel, from reception, he worked on another solution and came with multiple offers to cure the issue – what a great customer service! The big hotel chain should learn. We ended up staying at the non renovated secluded area with two rooms connected 301-302. Fantastic place. Joel was treating us like real valued guests, I wish other hotels would take note. The pool – They were renovating a small pool on the beach side, and asked us to use the pool next to the reservation desk and the stores. The pool was extremely small with 8 tan beds, but my kids enjoyed it the first day. We didn’t go back to the pool. Who needs the pool when you have the beach. The Mermaid beach – fantastic beach, sand and cocktails served to your tanning bed, the bar service is at the island pace, but when you set your clock to island time it doesn’t bother you. The food at the mermaid beach restaurant is all fried, kids liked it. Drinks and food are as expensive as expected. Besides the beach and the games on land, you can borrow any of the SUP & Kayaks for as long as you want, which was just fantastic. The service at this hotel is exceptional, I would like to command Jeanette from the Mermaid bar, Joel with an amazing customer service orientation, Krystal just fantastic at checkout, the only complaint I would have is with Dianne at reception – there is a way to speak with customers, but she was an anomaly. The hotel is being renovated, probably after the Hurricane, but why starting at 7am outside my room? Monday and Tuesday we got an early wakeup from the workers outside. Fitness - The gym is very small, part of the tennis court, they bought a new tool, but kept its closed box in the corner, didn't open it. The fitness center has three treadmills, some weights and that is it. Breakfast – Great, but slow, service and great collection of food. Just order your special egg dish as soon as you sit down, it takes about 30-45 minutes to make it. Doesn’t matter if the hotel is full (thanksgiving) or not (Tuesday the hotel was empty). Dinner – we had two dinners at the hotel, the food was high end, fish overcooked, very convenient, but expensive.

guywellesley - Wellesley, MA

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