First the good. The resort is kept clean at all time, the staff is very friendly, the location is right on the beach. The breakfast is good and lunch at the Mermaid is enjoyable. Dinner at the Mermaid is the best but only open 3 nights. Which leads me to the bad.
The only other option for dinner is the Terrace/Martel Lounge leaves a lot to be desired. It would seem that the kitchen is grossly understaffed. This can be the only explanation to the poor service. Food consistently came out missing components, very late, and at times with old, wilted greens. For being the only restaurant for dinner the selection was scant and got very boring very fast. At a slow paced, relaxed resort my meals are a bright spot in my day. I looked toward dinner dreading, "what am I going to pick tonight?"
Also in the bad column, the pool was freezing. I watched people inch their way down the steps sucking in air as the water made its way up their body. The one day the pool was crowded, there were 4 people in it, two were kids who didn't seem to mind. The ocean was no warmer and had the added distraction of sea urchins.
While the rooms were clean, the furniture was way too out dated, was scuffed up and wobbly.
For the money I paid, I do not believe I got value for my dollar. If the owners have any hope of drawing young blood to there resort, changes need to be made. 85 percent of the clientele are over 60. They come back year after year. Good for them. I need more value for my dollar: better food. a nicer pool, a warmer pool, food served in less than 30 minutes.
Oh, and by the way, red wine does not get chilled. What a way to spoil a good bottle of wine.
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- Also Known As:
- The Buccaneer -- St Croix Hotel Christiansted
- Buccaneer St Croix Christiansted
- The Buccaneer St Croix St. Croix/Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands