We've stayed at the Buccaneer at least 4 times now, with the 1st time being in 1990. Recently, we've been staying in the doubloons, which are right on the beach. We prefer the upper level for the view -- but be careful -- the trees have grown so high now that we had to switch buildings because the view was blocked! The staff is very helpful is allowing you to select the particular room you want, as long as it is available. We've been able to select our room each time. The doubloons are gorgeous -- I've been there with my 3 children and also alone with my husband. If you have a family, there are 2 beds and a large window bed -- very helpful is accomodating 2 boys who don't want to sleep in the same bed. The bathroom is luxurious -- a huge shower, a whirlpool tub, great shampoo and conditioner -- and very environmentally friendly packaging. The towels are plush. There is a large separate dressing area. Free wifi that actually works very well!! The service is spectacular -- ice buckets filled twice a day, flowers and fruit baskets in the room. The beach is exactly what we like -- very calm. Lots of shade under the palm trees. Nice restaurant on the beach serving a good lunch. We used to love the ping pong table on the beach, but it was gone the last time we were there. There's plenty of kayaks, water sports equipment, etc. Dinner is average. Last time we were there, we decide to go off-site for dinner. We rented a car and found some very nice restaurants -- one a local spot up the street (Duggans) and another in Christiansted (Bacchus - very charming). Breakfast at the Buccaneer is excellent and was included in the price of our room. Be warned -- it is a hilly property. We prefer to walk up the hills, but it is strenuous. They have shuttles that are very prompt and will pick you up at the room if you prefer not to walk. The spa was quite nice -- went there for a massage. Cost is about what you'd expect at a resort. Although I don't golf, my husband and son enjoyed playing a round at the resort. There's great tennis courts also. We usually go in July-Aug time frame. It is pretty quiet at the resort at that time -- but that is exactly what I am seeking. If you're looking for adventurous nightlife, this might not be the island for you. But if you want a calm, peaceful relaxing vacation with a beautiful beach (the main reason we keep going back -- this beach is a favorite, tied with the beaches at Caneel Bay in St John), this is the place. Highly advise renting a car for a day or two and exploring the island. It's easy to get around. Recommend the bioluminescence kayak trip on the Salt River -- very cool. If you go, best to rent a car. Overall it is better than paying for a cab. You can also then take the beautiful drive to the Millenium Monument and take a hike to one of the secluded beaches nearby. Also, although we got lost trying to find it, with a car you can venture to Carambola Resort and hike to Annaly Bay to the Salt Pools. We were not prepared for the hike (you cannot drive to the Salt Pools) -- it is steep and not to be done in flip flops and without water. If you hike it, bring lots of water and wear good shoes. The staff at the hotel are very friendly. People always ask why I go back to St. Croix so much, when it's not as lively as St Thomas or the Bahamas. It's simple -- luxurious accomodations, beautiful bathroom, tranquil beach, quiet, peaceful, friendly people on the island. It is getting more involved to get there -- no more direct flights so it does take a full day of travel from the northeast. The only reason I do not give the resort 5 stars is that the quality of the food and service at dinner is not indicative of a 5 star restaurant. Would like to see more local fish selections with local flavors and prompter service (not northeast service time, but not glacial either) -- I know it's a slower pace and it seems there aren't enough servers at times, but sometimes the wait is very very long for drink refills, food, etc.
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- The Buccaneer -- St Croix Hotel Christiansted
- Buccaneer St Croix Christiansted
- The Buccaneer -- St Croix St. Croix/Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands