My wife and I traveled to St. Croix on April 23, 2006 for a week at the Buccaneer for our honeymoon. I extensively researched St. Croix and the Buccaneer and we were not disappointed. I think the key to enjoying the resort, as with any other vacation, is to book somewhere that offers the accomodations and activities you want.
We knew we wanted privacy and quiet but with lots of activities to enjoy. We also knew that the Buccaneer was an older resort with lots of charm, so we weren't expecting a modern ultra chic resort. There are a multitude of room options and they vary in size, age and amenities. We stayed in a Tennis suite overlooking the courts and the ocean. It had everything we needed and was large and comfortable. Further, I was upgraded from our original room which had a island view. But some may not appreciate its older charm.
There was always lots of room on the two main beaches and ready access to sea kayaks, floating mats, snorkel gear and other activities. The beaches were beautiful and calm with many reefs for snorkeling or floating about. The grounds were well kept and the tennis and golf facilities were also very nice.
We also found the food to be quite good. The buffet breakfast is a great benefit. There are cook to order omletes and pancakes every morning as well as lots of fresh fruit and numerous other breakfast foods. We also enjoyed our meals in the Terrace dining room and lounge as well as the Mermaid and Grotto. The choices aren't vast so a picky person may have more difficulty, but we always found something we enjoyed and never ate the same thing twice.
Friday we took the Island Lynx Ferry to St. Thomas for a day and found that we liked St. Croix much better. Of course, most of the shops in St. Thomas were closed for Carnival, but that also kept all the cruise ships out for the day. We visited Magen's Bay and enjoyed our afternoon there. The trip over was a good experience, but now we know that we won't be staying in St. Thomas for a future vacation. Too busy and too commercial for our taste.
Ultimately, I can wholeheartedly recommend the Buccaneer to anyone who is looking for some peaceful relaxation and lots of beach activities. If you want nightlife and crowds or a modern high-rise resort, you may not enjoy your stay. But do your research and know before you book. We would definitely visit again.
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- Also Known As:
- The Buccaneer -- St Croix Hotel Christiansted
- Buccaneer St Croix Christiansted
- The Buccaneer St Croix St. Croix/Christiansted