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Review of The Buccaneer St Croix

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The Buccaneer St Croix
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Christiansted
Certificate of Excellence
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great for families”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

The Buccaneer was a great getaway on the beautiful, but sort of rundown island of St. Croix. We were there over Easter weekend with our 10 year old and 2 year old. What stood out about the Buccaneer was how easy it was to have good wholesome fun - volleyball, tetherball, basketball, soccer, bag toss, and kayaks were in constant use by families of all types. The food at the main Terrace restaurant for dinner was also extraordinarily good classic french fare. The golf course well maintained and had a nice running trail around it. Good beaches and pools, good drinks. Rooms were a nice size, just a tiny bit musty. Great stories about the history of the hotel. Friendly staff. Good buffet breakfast included in the price.

Room Tip: We stayed in the rooms near the tennis court. Kind of centrally isolated between beach, pool, and m...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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2 Thank tkdelf
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Buffalo, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

Our American Express travel planner suggested The Buccaneer on St. Croix. I loved The Buccaneer - we had a suite on the lobby level which was spacious with a gorgeous view. Our room attendant service was great, we were usually up and out fairly early and our room was cleaned early and turn down was done while we were at dinner.

Our concierge team of Joel and Lauren were fantastic in helping us plan our activities. We did a Buck Island tour (a must), an island tour with The Buccaneer taxi team and a day flight over to St. Thomas. They handled everything and were helpful with getting us coordinated.

We had a complimentary breakfast included in our package which was a very nice breakfast bar with everything from pancakes to Johnny cakes (local treat), LOTS of fresh fruit and juice and a selection of breads. Eggs and bacon and even grits were excellent. Service was super friendly, just remember you are on vacation so island time is a consideration in the expectation for speedy service. I thought the timing on our service was great and the servers were friendly and happy to share their thoughts on what to do, where to eat.

The Buccaneer offered shuttle service daily to town for a small fee ($7-$9 per person). The drivers contracted with The Buccaneer were a treat. They chatted and also made their suggestions for activities and restaurants. Richie, Wilson, Bachelor, Thomas, Patrick and Cuthbert (we rode with them all....) were a pleasure to ride with and were always clear about pick up time and location so they could ensure we were safely returned to the resort. We very much enjoyed our island tour with Wilson - he did a great job of taking care of his van load of visitors. Bravo.

We did the Caribbean Sea Adventures full day tour to Buck Island as recommended by Joel and had an amazing trip. We were told that Big Beards was a better tour but we have RAVE reviews for Caribbean Sea Adventures and our all female crew. Thank you Megan and Rachael for an amazing day on and in the water. Five Stars.

Compared to St. Thomas (although only there for the day) I much preferred the slower pace and more tropical feel of St. Croix. I would definitely return to St. Croix and The Buccaneer and would recommend it highly.

Room Tip: Request a room on the lobby level. If you are staying near the beach you will have an up hill climb...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Kelli W
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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

I cannot imagine staying anywhere else on St. Croix than the Buccaneer. The staff is friendly and helpful, the food is very good and they will accommodate any request, nightly entertainment, lots to do (or not do). Request a room in the Doubloons. You will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: No need to rent a car - just use the shuttle to Christiansted or have the concierge call a taxi.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Louminda T
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West Palm Beach, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

When I first arrived, we were in one of the smaller suites, and it was horrible. It was old and musty and the air conditioning was broken. There was a small beach located a few feet away and it was filled with red ant piles. We were so disappointed we almost left the island to stay at the Ritz in St. Thomas. Then, we complained and they moved us to the Dubloons. That was the best thing ever. It was newer and very spacious. We were tucked away, but were right next to the main beach. The staff is amazing and always willing to help. We went snuba diving (DON'T DO IT!) and I got stung by something in the water. One of the staff members personally went out to the store just to buy me witch hazel for my sting. They are so kind and full of personality. Let me just tell you the food is INCREDIBLE!! From the breakfast to lunch to dinner, it's all amazing. One night we went out to an Italian place called Tutto Bene and it was fantastic. The owners were so kind and welcoming. Oh and go scuba diving with Captain Mike! Overall, very fun trip.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank La P
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Canton, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

The Buccaneer is one of those rare gems that immediately transports you into a vacation paradise! The old world Danish influence of the owners is everywhere.The furnishings, style and feel of the resort is elegant and relaxing at the same time.The flowering bougainvillae, coconut laden palm trees and white sandy beaches are stunning but the beautiful hilltop setting overlooking sparkling Christiansted harbor at night is simply magnificent! On the night that we dined at the open air Terrace Lounge the view was enhanced by the jazz and Caribbean sounds of the Eddie Russel Band, the perfect addition to our first evening at the Buccaneer! We had heard this band on a previous visit to St Croix and were delighted to catch them again. In fact we sought them out for several other evenings and also bought several of their CDs which are available at local shops. We definitely will return to the beautiful Buccaneer and hope to enjoy our favorite Caribbean entertainment again and again, the Eddie Russel Band!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank nylaurah219
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Greenville, South Carolina
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35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

We had reservations at another place on the island, but when we road by and went into look at the Buccaneer, we just took our $$ lost of the other place and changed to stay here. It offers soooooo much! It is most definitely one of the best settings. You feel safe and secure. Most all the staff is pleasant. The room we stayed in, was an Ocean View, in the Tennis Villas. The rooms were huge! Very clean. There is scheduled activities every day on the resort: Meeting the owners, stilt walkers, and beachside dinner entertainment at the Mermaid Restaurant.
They offer onsite free Wi-Fi. However, it doesn't really work very well, and is most difficult to stay connected to.
The grounds are well groomed and manicured to perfection.
Every activity from kayaking, snorkeling, scheduled treasure hunts, and beach equipment is provided for, right down to your beach towels.
There are private Charter excursions that you can take, for extra $$, that will even come and pick you up at the boat dock by the Mermaid Restaurant, and bring you back.
The breakfast buffet is out of this world incredible! Soooo many choices, and healthy ones too!
Dining for dinner at the Terrace Restaurant is okay. Pricey for what you get, in my opinion, and because it is all outside dining, the food becomes cold before being able to finish it. But if you don't want to leave the resort to eat, it will do. The waitresses are very accommodating and engaging. Perhaps to engaging. They work for that tip!
Overall, I was pleased with our stay until check out time. Trying to settle the bill became very confusing with the terminology used to label different portions of the charges. It took Ashton more than 45 minutes to explain that the Folio Balance was the accumulation summary of food, bar, and tip charges.
If you rent a car, beware!!!! The street names are poorly labeled, or basically there are no street signs. The drivers are essentially lawless: driving all over the roads, much faster than any posted speed limit signs. We discovered from the locals that the locals remove street signs and signs to the airport in hopes that you will get lost, and become vulnerable to be victimized. Whether that is true or not, I'm not sure. But more than one person told us that. Just be smart if you decide to drive (and on the left side). And then another couple we met told us about the "gypsy" cabs. They were charged all sorts of different rates. Just be sure that you have the hotel or concierge arrange your cab when possible.
We enjoyed everything that the Buccaneer had to offer, and would most definitely return again.

Room Tip: Any room with an ocean view would be the best to have.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank pattyinsc
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Charlottesville, Virginia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014

The coral pink buildings of the Buccaneer invite you into a setting of comfort and elegance that is reminiscent of a by gone era. The palm tree lined beaches nestled against the Caribbean Sea lure you into relaxation that you forgot was possible. Whether lunching at the Grotto or dining in the more formal restaurant in main building, the food was superb and the service friendly and helpful. The real gem was the entertainment on Thursday nights, The Eddie Russell Band. Eddie is a local musician who studied at Julliard and was a jazz musician in NYC for many years. He is multitalented, playing the piano, key board and singing. His greatest gift is the trumpet. He can regal with catchy, fun tunes of the Caribbean, riff on any jazz song-hot or cool, but my favorite is when he plays the standards. He plays with such a sweet soulful sound that it brings tears to my eyes. From New York City, to New Orleans, to St. Croix-Eddie is one of the greats. Shhh-It's a secret. I just hope St. Croix holds on to him.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Donna N
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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 Top resorts Hotel in Christiansted
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Christiansted
#2 Romantic Hotel in Christiansted
#2 Family 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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