We got married and stayed for our honeymoon at the Buccaneer in late April of this year. The wedding was perfect!! It was just the two of us, so there was not much to coordinate, but both my husband and I were really impressed.
ACCOMODATIONS: The rest of our 12-night stay at the Buccaneer was equally wonderful! We stayed in the doubloons, right on the beach, and thought they were fantastic!! The bathroom is huge! You get two separate sinks, whirlpool tub, large shower and a walk in closet. The only REALLY disappointing thing about the room, was that we had requested a 2nd floor room with king bed and were given a 1st floor room with 2 doubles. Not exactly what we had in mind for our honeymoon. The staff did go out of their way to make this up to us by numerous apologies, sending flowers and a free dinner at the Terrace restaurant. We also could have moved rooms later that week, but by that point it would have been more of a hassle to repack everything. As I mentioned the doubloons are located right on Mermaid beach, which is beautiful. However, it is quite a hike to enjoy the complimentary breakfast everyone morning at the Terrace restaurant. They do provide shuttle service, but we enjoyed the walk and the scenery.
Housekeeping was really good for the most part. Sometimes we didn’t get turn down service in the evening, as we were supposed to. Didn’t really care though as I can turn the bed down myself… although we did like the mints on the pillow!
FOOD: My husband and I both thought the food was outstanding. We really never had a bad meal in the 12 days we spent at the Buccaneer. The breakfast buffet is awesome, especially because it’s free! Lunch at the Mermaid and dinner at the Terrace is equally good, but pricey. However, you cannot beat the views from the Terrace. Just amazing. Only downside to the restaurants is they are only open at certain times. For example, can’t get lunch at the Terrace because it doesn’t open until dinner. The Mermaid, closes at different times each day for different reasons. If you stay at the Buccaneer for any length of time, the limited choices do tend to get boring…
BEACH/POOL: The three beaches are beautiful. My favorite was the Mermaid as it was closest to the room and had tons of palm trees. And it was never crowded!!! The only other beach we went to was Whistle beach, which is where we got married and definitely the most secluded of all the beaches. Not good for swimming as it is a rough tide and lots of rocks. If you prefer the pool to the beach, the Buccaneer is definitely not the place for you. The pools are really small and not at all what I would expect at a high-end resort. It didn’t bother us, because I would much rather be at the beach, but I could see where some people would be really disappointed.
ST.CROIX: In general we found St. Croix to be a beautiful island with really warm people. Christiansted is a cute little town, with a boardwalk and marina. Also, some very good restaurants. We ate at Rum Runners twice and the Brew Pub. Both are great places with excellent food. The Brew Pub draws a lot of locals, especially on Tuesday nights when it you get two drinks for the price of one. I would highly recommend both.
We also ate at Cheeseburger in Paradise one night. Its about 5 minutes from the Buccaneer and also was fantastic. Very laid back and don’t forget the OFF. They put it in your room for a reason. The bugs are horrible!! We also did a fishing charter through Caribbean Sea Adventures, which would have been better if we actually caught something and didn’t spend the entire 8 hours nauseas. And we took the Sea Plane to St. Thomas for the day, which was a fantastic experience.
Overall, we would go back to the Buccaneer and St. Croix in a heartbeat. We were impressed with the staff, the accommodations, the food, and most of all the amazing scenery.
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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