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The Buccaneer St Croix
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Christiansted
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 15, 2013

The Buccaneer covers a very large area consisting of multiple lodging areas, restaurants, beaches, golfing and a small shopping and spa area. It has a beautiful view. The area is great for swimming and snorkeling right from the resort. There are also floats available for the pool, snorkeling equipment and kayaks for the ocean. Breakfast is included daily that consists of a buffet and omelets made to order. Each room has a small refrigerator. We stayed in an oceanfront room that was next to the Grotto beach and pool. Very convenient with an amazing view and back deck area. It has a small gym which I used, and I received a wonderful massage from Jake! The grounds are very tidy and most of the staff are friendly and welcoming. We did have a few mediocre encounters with a few staff members.

They have shuttle service available into Christiansted which is approximately 10 minutes away. It is $6 per person. At night, taxi service is available. The fare to and from the airport for a taxi is $40. All taxi rates are fixed. The concierge and pool staff were very helpful with recommendations for activities and arrangements. Nikita was great with information. Julie was also very friendly.

We were in St. Croix during off season so it was not very crowded. The weather was perfect. Remember, St. Croix is the island for relaxation and is pretty quiet but great for getting away from it all. Most of the buildings are older and less commercialized than most areas.

Room Tip: The oceanfront rooms are in a great location and worth the splurge!
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

My husband and I stayed in early April. Initially we were going to stay at the Renaissance but after reading some of the reviews, we changed our mind at the last minute. I am so glad we did! Our stay at the Buccaneer was unforgettable. Not only is it absolutely stunning and relaxing, but we have never experienced a more kind and hospitable staff! We have traveled all over the world and the Buccaneer ranks as our favorite place to stay because the staff are so nice and helpful. We stayed in an oceanfront room and we could hear the quiet ocean waves at night as we went to sleep.

We stayed for four days and had the opportunity to go into Christiansted using the shuttle and we had dinner in the city several times. I can tell you that the food in St. Croix is phenomenal. While we enjoyed every meal at the Buccaneer, the dinners in the city were equally impressive. You simply cannot go wrong.

I can't wait to return to St. Croix and the Buccaneer. I truly consider it a home away from home.

Room Tip: I think an oceanfront room is worth the extra cost
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

The Buccaneer is the most beautiful and accommodating resort I have ever been. The staff is so friendly and helpful. The grounds are immaculate and the food is terrific (breakfast is included with your stay). You won't ever want to leave. The views from my room were breathtaking and the room was updated and had all the conveniences of home. This resort has everything imaginable including lovely sunsets with a piano bar music while sipping cocktails from their covered outdoor dining area.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank IslandGirl33705
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

We (wife and kids) spent a week down at The Buccaneer in mid-June and had an amazing time. The hotel and the grounds were simply beautiful and the staff was quite helpful. The location of the hotel is good as it's only a 5-10 minute drive into Christiansted for shopping, dinner and off-resort activities.

The pool by Grotto was very nice and convenient if you're on that end of the resort. The other pool up by the main hotel seemed a bit small and out of the way but we didn't use it so I can't tell you more than that. The three beaches on the resort were wonderful. Grotto Beach is a lovely sand beach about a mile long but can be a bit difficult to enter the water as there is only one obvious gap through the coral to the water. Once through that it's quite nice. Whistle Beach is much more secluded, located past the golf course, and was deserted whenever we popped over to look there. Very scenic and more surf than the other beaches on the resort due to the angle toward the ocean. But the star of the resort is Mermaid Beach. Centrally located in a gorgeous crescent of soft sand with palm trees lining the beach, this is exactly what you imagine when you think tropical paradise. Myriad free activities to engage the kids and a restaurant/bar for refreshments right there for convenience. Truly a spectacular place to spend some time.

We stayed in the Ficus Suite (Room 400) right above the Grotto pool and found the room and the view to be amazing. It's a wonderful setup and the location is great. the resort was pretty empty when we were there so that view might be less perfect with a million people in the pool but in June it was great.

As noted by some other reviewers, the free breakfast included in your room charge is really nice - many options and you can get the kitchen to cook something special if you don't see what you want. Remember to tip the waitresses though, that part isn't included!

Only small issues, and people have also mentioned these, is that service on the beach is pretty slow and the dining options at night on the resort are a bit limited. On the beach, think somewhat slower than usual "island time" and you'll get the feel for the pace on that. We had a rental car so we went out to eat most nights and found some great places around the island to eat.

All in all, a great visit and resort and we wouldn't hesitate to go back.

Room Tip: Stayed in the Ficus Suite (Room 400), view is amazing, very big suite, terrace to die for.
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank mediumchris
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

The resort compares with some of the best in the world as far as natural beauty, beaches and location go. The rooms and room service were excellent; the beaches were pristine and the sweeping views from the restaurant and lobby was breathtaking. I do have a couple of suggestions for follow travelers:
1) The menu choices (esp for dinner) on the resort are somewhat limited, so it might be worthwhile looking for options outside the resort (we were there for a short impromptu trip and didn't look into these).
2) The main hotel and restaurant are at an elevation compared to some of the beaches and suites - so pack comfortable shoes.

Overall very happy with the trip, plan to go back.

Room Tip: The suites near the beaches are the best
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Shubha T
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Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

A wonderful getaway in an exclusive environment with top notch service, fantastic amenities, and incredible views. The staff is very friendly and accommadating and the resort is beautiful. A perfect place for romance, weddings, or family vacations.

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1  Thank pinkcashmere22
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Just returned from a week at "The Buc". It was fantastic. We started out on a great note when the staff upgraded our Ocean View room to a 2 room suite with 2 full bathrooms and an amazing view. I was traveling with my 12 year old and wanted to be in the main building vs. an out building as it felt safer, and they were quick to accomodate. The staff treats you like family and each one of the employees that we got to know hugged us goodbye on our last day and asked when we would be back. Special shout out to Alvin and Pat at the Terrace (Martel Lounge), Dave at The Mermaid, and Larry Love at the Terrace bar. Julie the concierge was top notch. I had lots of requests trying to work many things into the trip in the best way and she crafted a custom trip for us that was outstanding. The beach staff was also amazing and so fun. The crab races are not to be missed on Friday's at 3! The 3 beaches were each unique and beautiful and we were able to snorkel, kayak, and paddle board right at the resort and all non motorized water sport equipment was free. The room rate includes a daily breakfast buffet that is amazing and if you don't see exactly what you want they will make it for you (I had blueberry/banana pancakes on our last morning and my daughter had a bacon, ham, cheese omelette). The location of The Buccaneer is outstanding as it is very close to Christiansted, and also to the marina at the Tamarind Reef (Green Cay) where several of the snorkel/sail trips leave from (including the Teroro II and Captain Carl who was amazing!). The owner of the resort, Elizabeth, hosts a cocktail party every Tuesday night with Macko Jumbies (not sure about spelling here) and fun local music. She is also very often around the resort and it's nice to see an owner be so involved and it definitely lends to the family atmosphere. The amount of activities for children/families is astounding. At the Mermaid beach, in addition to all of the water activities, they have Corn Hole, Frisbee golf, Ping Pong, basketball, tether ball, beach volleyball, basketball, as well as daily organized activities like treasure hunts, soccer/volleyball games, and of course the crab races on Fridays. I also saw an impromptu baseball game with a large family visiting from Virginia and the beach staff. So much to do it's hard to be bored, but if you just want to sit in your chair and sip a cocktail you can do that too! We will be back!

Room Tip: Room 104...awesome
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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4  Thank Catherine M
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Address: 5007 Shoys, Christiansted 00820-4536, St. Croix
Location: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. Croix > Christiansted
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Christiansted
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Christiansted
#2 Romantic Hotel in Christiansted
#2 Family Hotel in Christiansted
Price Range: $344 - $665 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Buccaneer St Croix 4.5*
Number of rooms: 138
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