Our Sincere Thank You
First and foremost, on behalf of the wedding party and 60 guests, Nancy’s and my most sincere thank you to Elizabeth Armstrong and her entire staff for an exceptionally perfect wedding afforded to my daughter Niki and her husband Jon.
Please let me extend our thank you personally to Corinne (our event coordinator), Patrick, Adriane, Delma, Marcia, Shawney, Larry, Tad, Kyle, Bobby, Tall Kayliam?, Dave, Deanna, Leila, Mark, Yan?, Casey, Pearl, Francis, Melrose, Nadia, Diane, Rebecca, golf Tom, and all the staff that my 65 year old memory may have failed to momentarily recall. You all were exceptional, intrinsic to our celebration, and I consider you all friends.
I honestly cannot say enough about the perfect wedding venue the Buccaneer offers and delivers.... (and I can be pretty darn critical when things aren’t right).
Beyond the quality, superb service, and genuine conviviality of the staff, a few comments of review....in no certain order:
Venue: We all found the Buccaneer to offer true Caribbean charm. Founded around 1600, and built in 1947, and necessarily renovated to full modern standards, the Buccaneer has somehow maintained the historic Caribbean ambiance and grand, understated eloquence of its heritage.
Room Accommodations: In short, superb and varied for every taste and need.... from oceanside with patios feet from the ocean, to main house with spectacular ocean or mountain views and decks, to family-oriented units, and spacious more private “Doubloon” accommodations.
Furthermore, the Buccaneer extended the thought, consideration, and foresight to specially locate our elderly grandmother and the wedding party most conveniently and graciously for our family's most special event. Everyone of our party’s 60 guests was pleased with their immaculate, clean, modern convenienced, and what I term “casually beach eloquent” accommodations.
Facilities: The Buccaneer offers terrific facilities with a multitude of varied activities and venues. From the beachside Grotto pool to the alternative palm-lined and immaculate white-sanded Mermaid beach with open-air food and beverage, beach facilities offered varied and interesting locales. Numerous offerings for activities from tetherball, bean bag games, beach volleyball, tennis, kayaks, floats of all kinds, snorkel etc etc offering a relaxing and casual entertainment at your pleasure.
The golf course was in very good condition and offered beautiful, dramatic, interesting, and challenging holes set in the rolling hills adjoining the ocean. I could have played it every day without losing interest.
Food & Beverage: The Buccaneer gets 5 stars here also... from their full dinner menu with varied specials, to their “light fare” menu, the cuisine was excellent. I have to compliment the chef not just for his daily offerings, but especially for his wedding dinner unsurpassed by Denver's finest steak houses. The tenderloin was exquisite and prepared perfectly.
The daily breakfast buffet was also terrific... with extensive and multiple offerings.... and as a personal recommendation... don’t miss the orange muffins.
Beverages were ample and honest. It was my opinion that food and beverage were very fairly priced... which is not always the case when you are located within a resort community.
I would also comment on the excellent transportation extended by the Buccaneer both within their resort and to the local city of Christiansted. The services are virtually immediate within the resort, and very efficient and professional with regard to transportation outside the resort.
Almost as an aside, I would comment that in working with any organization that I don’t know, located 3000+ miles away, coupled with my skepticism in today’s world, I initially found the Buccaneer's contracts somewhat informal and imprecise for my legal liking. Boy, was my caution/concern misplaced. This is a family owned “old time honest” hotelier with the pride of the “old school”.... that exceeded all our expectations.
Obviously, I can personally recommend the Buccaneer without reservation or qualification.
Thank you again Elizabeth and all....
Peter and Nancy
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