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The Buccaneer St Croix
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Christiansted
Certificate of Excellence
Nebraska
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great vacation at the Buccaneer”
Reviewed 23 October 2007

My husband and I just returned from the Buccaneer and are already planning our next trip. Our room was about fifty feet from the beach. There is a reef along this beach with good snorkeling. We saw a variety of fish. There are three beaches on the property, all of which are beautiful. We never had any problems getting a chair. Many times we had the beach to ourselves. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The resort is large and hilly so they provide complimentary shuttle service. We just had to call and they were there within about five minutes. Breakfast was a free buffet every morning - a good selection. The Brass Parrot , the fancier restarant , was delicious - the mahi mahi was the best I have ever eaten. The rum cake at the Mermaid was excellent. The room was older and could use some updating, but was large and clean. We loved having our own patio. Definitely do the Buck Island excursion. That is the most beautiful beach I have ever seen. We will definitely stay at the Buccaneer again when we return to St. Croix.

  • Liked — The beaches.
  • Disliked — Driving on the left side of the road.
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled as a couple
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Oklahoma City, OK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2007

Where do I start? The Buccaneer is beautiful. The hotel grounds are immaculate, the staff is friendly and courteous, the rooms are FANTASTIC, the food and drinks are incredible...really I cannot say enough about this place! My husband and I got married there and wouldn't change a thing. Misty and Brad, the Special Events coordinators, are outstanding and did a wonderful job with our wedding. Brad even came to our room to steam my dress! This was by far the most stress-free wedding I could have hoped for. There wasn't a ton to do around the resort and I think our guests may have gotten a little bored, but that's mostly because the activities we had planned got canceled because of Hurricane Dean. Definitely not the Buccaneer's fault...but if you're going to get married in a tropical paradise I highly recommend you DON'T do it during hurricane season! We still had fun swimming in the ocean (Mermaid beach is gorgeous!) and building sand castles. It is definitely a wonderful place for a wedding and/or honeymoon, very romantic. We can't wait to go back!

We highly recommend the Tan Tan Tours if you're up for a little adventure!

  • Liked — Our room was amazing. Huge, marble floors, separate whirlpool and shower stall, huge walk-in closet, balcony fronting the beach....just beautiful.
  • Disliked — The resort is large and very hilly, but they have shuttles that would come pick you up and take you wherever you wanted to go.
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled as a couple
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6 Thank JenD1979
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Santa Clara, California
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47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2007

We just returned from a week at the Buccaneer. It was a wonderful week!! We stayed in the Beachfront Doubloons and they were even more luxurious than we had expected. The bedroom and sitting area were huge and the bed and chairs were very comfortable. High quality linens (both sheets and towels) made for an extra nice touch. The bathroom was very large and well equipped with lots of beautiful marble and granite.
When we arrived there was a fruit and cheese basket and champagne in our room and later that evening a flower arrangement was delivered. Nightly turn down service was a lovely, unexpected bonus.
The entire staff was very friendly and service oriented. They seemed to anticipate our every want and need. Nothing was ever a problem! Yanique at the Mermaid Restaurant was a pleasure, as was Clinton who drove the shuttle. But truly, everyone was great!
The food at the breakfast was plentiful and good and dinner at the Brass Parrot was excellent.
We also used the spa for massages and were very pleased.
Snorkeling at the Grotto and Mermaid beaches was good.
We really can't wait to return to the Buccaneer!!

  • Liked — The luxurious Doubloon rooms and the wonderful service
  • Disliked — Small pools
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled as a couple
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6 Thank jenw89
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St. Louis, MO
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2007

This is a lovely resort, currently experiencing a major refurbishing of main lobby, rooms in main building and one of their restaurants.
There are many pluses: lovely beaches on site, a fantastic kid club (first time my kids asked to go back to a kids club ever..and we've even been on disney cruises which are notorious for pleasing kids), a good breakfast, lovely staff and a sense of history if you look very slightly beyond the surface. The grounds are expansive (and frankly, the walks are not excessive as it's rather healthy to walk a little). I liked the pools, they are really not that minuscule.
One minus for us was the room: we stayed in the family cottage: very very affordable and comfortable but not esthetically pleasing. Also, the floors get unavoidably sandy. The restaurant on site is expensive and too stuffy for kids at night.

  • Liked — beach
  • Disliked — room
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with family
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4 Thank anne999
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New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
87 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2007

The Buccaneer was great from day 1. We had great meals, met great people and had great weather! The people on St. Croix are the nicest around. From the hotel staff (the concierge being my favorite) to the local shop and restaurant owners, everyone was wonderful. Some advice, rent a car for a few days to see the island and avoid really high taxi prices. Dive through Dive Experience, a smaller shop with terrific people. Food is expensive but we tried everything anyway. The Buccaneer has fantastic food, never a disappointment, but for a change, Cheeseburgers in America's Paradise, Duggan's Reef and Rum Runners had great food too. The casino is small but nice if you want to gamble. We did snorkeling with Mile Mark who took us to see sharks and some extra things on Buck Island (another must see). The Sea Plane to St. Thomas is a quick way to island hop too! Would recommend St. Croix and the Buccaneer in a heart beat for a vacation! We stayed 3 extra days!

Stayed August 2007
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Ballywalter County Down Northern Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2007

We were told the Buccanneer is the best hotel/resort - what are the rest like?

We are upgraded automatically to a suite when we arrived, with fruit etc but the room and bathrooms [2] in the main house were very dated and oldfashioned. Wireless internet access was only available on the room terrace where you were subject to vicious mosquito attacks!

Dinner on the terrace was a huge disappointment - dated 1970s type food - massive portions of dreary tasteless stuff cooked in rich sauces, hardly ideal when the temperatures are in the high 80s/low 90s. The restaurant staff were charming, apart from the so-called Maitre'd who was a complete waste of space and time.

Breakfast was available at the beach front restaurant - the buffet was good and the selection wide. The staff were lovely and nothing was too much trouble.

Our overall opinion was of a resort that is living on past glories. However, we understand that the next generation of the family are getting their feet under the table so we hope that things will improve. Certainly, there is a lot of redevelopment work going on so we we can but hope for the best and wish them well.

St Croix needs a world-class hotel/resort and we understand that Marriott have bought another hotel so there will be competition!

A bit of a disappointment overall, after astaying at the super Ritz Carlton resort on St Thomas, which we highly recommend.

  • Liked — The friendly staff
  • Disliked — The Maitre'd
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled as a couple
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Madison, WI
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2007

Now I know .. it was not worth the wait, the time, nor the effort. Sent lots of advance e-mails requesting transportation from the airport, reservations at the dinner dining restaurant choice, at the spa .. . made specific points of who was traveling together, etc. dates of arrival, NONE OF WHICH WAS NOTED< ADHERED< TO OR FOLLOWED UP on in any way shape or form. While our room was lovely, in the new Doubloons, the isolation, the totally unreliable shuttle service, the lack of dining options, the absurdly shameful excuse for a FRESH WATER swimming pool, made our stay a very short one indeed!!!! Breakfast was to be included and when we showed up with more than one hour left for the hours of operations found virtually NOTHING to eat from the buffet ... shabby indeed, with negligent service with attitude!!! We left to go to to another island (because we could afford to do so while others might not be so lucky) ..where they actually appreciated our business, and cared about their service.

Stayed August 2007
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Property: The Buccaneer St Croix
Address: 5007 Shoys, Christiansted 00820-4536, St. Croix
Region: Caribbean > U.S. Virgin Islands > St. Croix > Christiansted
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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 On the Beach Hotel in Christiansted
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Christiansted
#2 Family Hotel in Christiansted
#2 Romantic Hotel in Christiansted
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Buccaneer St Croix 4.5*
Number of rooms: 138
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