My husband and I were married at the Buccaneer on a Saturday in June. I cannot say enough about how wonderful the Buccaneer was. Our room was very nice...and all of our guests were pleased with their rooms. Every room has a balcony or patio, most had huge bathrooms and very adequate living space. The food at the hotel was very good. The Grotto for lunch if you're on the beach is perfect; the Mermaid has delicious food if you want to cover up your bathing suit and sit and be served. The Terrace and Terrace Bar for the evening are very nice, but a little pricey. The atmosphere and view from the Terrace make it worth it. And breakfast that is included with the room is great. The have everything from cereal and fruit to omelets and pancakes. Definitely take advantage of it.
On to the wedding...we had over 50 guests and everyone, including ourselves, had a great time. We were married on Mermaid Beach-which is the way to go. Barbara Dean, our wedding coordinator, and her staff, did a wonderful job decorating the beach. She was there to tell us who need to be where and when and everything went incredibly smoothy. The reception was gorgeous as well, Dennis and his staff coordinated everything perfectly-it was exactly how I pictured it. The photographer and DJ arranged by the Buccaneer were great as well. I would certainly recommend the Buccaneer if you are thinking of a destination wedding.
The only negative I can think of was the slow shuttle service during the day. While you can walk the entire property, there is a really big hill and it's hard to carry things up the hill. If you need a shuttle during the day up to the Greathouse, make sure to call atleast 30 minutes ahead! We also utilized the spa several times. All of the services were great-everyone was very professional and Ruba is very kind. Keep in mind that the spa is small, however. If you are having a wedding and have serveral bridesmaids (I had four), it will be difficult to get everyone in for hair and nails the day of the wedding. There is only one person that does hair (and she also does nails and makeup). However, they were very gracious about letting us use their space and equipment, i.e. straighteners, which allowed some of my bridesmaids to do their own hair at the spa.
Overall, our experience at the Buccaneer was incredible and we can't wait to return! Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
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- Also Known As:
- The Buccaneer -- St Croix Hotel Christiansted
- Buccaneer St Croix Christiansted
- The Buccaneer St Croix St. Croix/Christiansted