The Buccaneer

5007 Shoys | Christiansted 00820  [SEE MAP]Christiansted  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

On-site amenities include a golf course and a kids club
Expensive cuisine

Since the 17th century, The Buccaneer has welcomed guests to its charming retreat along St. Croix's picturesque northern coast. Guest rooms and suites at this U.S. Virgin Islands property are elegant and simplistic in design, featuring bright blue-, green- and salmon-colored decor and modern amenities like satellite TVs with DVD players, minifridges and private patios or balconies. Although it lacks ultra-luxurious amenities like lavish bath products and Jacuzzi tubs, previous visitors said they felt completely relaxed and comfortable thanks to the resort's accommodating staff and numerous family-friendly activities. While the youngters make new friends at the Kids' Camp, adults can take a swing at the 18-hole golf course or turn up the romance on a sunset sail for two. Recent guests also praised the cuisine served at The Buccaneer's three restaurants, although many lamented the high prices.

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Location
Christiansted
Hotel Class
4.5-star
Property Type
All-inclusive resort, 138 rooms
Primary View
Ocean, Bay
Style
Traditional
Best For
Business travelers, Families, Couples

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  • 4.5Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018

Frommer's

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Family-run since the 1940s, this gracious resort is St. Croix's premier lodging. It's also steeped in the island's colonial plantation heritage.

Frommer's Exceptional

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1558 have reviewed the The Buccaneer, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1558 reviews 4.5 (based on 1558 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The Buccaneer's guest rooms and suites feature light and airy decor with tropically colored accents. Due to the historical nature of the property, the rooms come in different sizes and shapes, but all feature balconies or patios. Amenities include flat-screen TVs with DVD players, coffee makers, a welcome bottle of rum or fruit punch, minifridges and bathrooms with dual vanities.
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Ficus Suite has a kitchenette

Standard room sizeNone square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Buccaneer is located 3 miles northeast of Christiansted on the eastern side of St. Croix between Martel Bay and Beauregard Bay. Formerly a sugar plantation, the resort sits on 340 acres and offers weekly history walks that showcase the flora, fauna and vast history (dating back to 1653) of the property. Those looking to explore other parts of the island will want to consider renting a car.
  • Located about 10 miles northeast of Henry E. Rohlsen International Airport
  • Free shuttle service around property; fee-based transfers to and from Christiansted
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

The resort offers three restaurants and multiple bars for meals and drinks. Complimentary breakfast is served daily at The Terrace, which later reopens for dinner. For more casual dining, The Mermaid, open seasonally, and Beauregard's on the Beach are located near the pool and beach. After hours, guests can grab a cocktail in The Lounge.
  • Dress codes enforced for dinner at The Terrace and drinks in The Lounge
  • Private dinners can be arranged for a fee
  • Room service available during restaurant hours

Number of restaurants3

Cuisine TypesBuffet, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

The resort features two pools. The small free-form pool overlooks the ocean and offers cushioned lounge chairs and palm trees for shade. The rectangular Grotto pool is less scenic but is more suitable for swimming laps. There's also a beach with free nonmotorized water sports equipment, such as kayaks, paddleboards and snorkel gear.
  • Complimentary scuba diving course
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Spa

The Hideaway Spa & Salon offers a full menu of services, from massages and facials to makeup application and waxing. Salon services like haircuts and coloring services are also available.
  • In-room treatments

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

The family-friendly resort provides a complimentary kids club for children ages 4 to 12 that's available daily. Activities vary but may include beach and pool games, crab races, treasure hunts, arts and crafts, board games and foosball. Other activities, such as horseback riding and kayak tours, are available as well for teens.
  • Two-bedroom Frigate Suites ideal for families
  • Kids club (free)
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

The resort's 24-hour fitness center offers treadmills, elliptical machines, stationary bikes and free weights. The property also features a 2-mile hiking trail with workout stations along the way. Guests can also borrow free nonmotorized water sports equipment, including kayaks and paddleboards.
  • Volleyball, soccer and basketball
  • Eight tennis courts
  • Yoga available seasonally (charges apply)
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis (with fee)
  • Guided runs (with fee)
  • Paddle boats (free)
  • Motor boats (with fee)

Business

The resort offers three meeting rooms, including The Brass Parrot, which features a wraparound covered balcony that can accommodate theater-style events. The Cotton House and Arcade meeting rooms are suitable for smaller gatherings. The open-air Mermaid can house up to 125 people for receptions, and the Sugar Mill is a unique space for groups of up to 100, with a dining space for 12.

    Number of meeting rooms3

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available

    Pets

    Small, pre-approved dogs are welcome to stay for a $10 fee per pet, per day. Other pets are not allowed.
      • Pets allowed (with fee)
      • Dog walking
      • Pet-sitting

      Golf

      Designed by Bob Joyce in 1973, The Buccaneer Golf Course is described as challenging, yet playable. It is a par-70, 18-hole course that encompasses 5,668 yards and includes a pro shop and a restaurant with breakfast and lunch items.
      • Golf packages
      • Golf carts
      • Golf packages
      • Club rentals
      • Club house
      • Refreshment stand or restaurant
      • Caddie service
      • Pro shop

      Wedding

      The property features a variety of packages for weddings, ranging from small gatherings of two to nine people to larger gatherings with a minimum of 20 guests. Venues for ceremonies include the beach and Sugar Mill lawn. The landmark Sugar Mill, which was featured on "The Bachelor" as the site of a romantic dinner, is available for private dinners.

        Maximum wedding guest capacity100

        • Hotel hosts weddings
        • Outdoor space for weddings
        • Wedding planners available

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