$271 Avg/night
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The Buccaneer

5 stars
Estate Shoys, Christiansted, St. Croix, 00824
Best In Stay
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
82 reviews
Amazing experience

Loved my stay, the food was great, staff friendly and helpful. Had a beautiful view from the Great... See full review

  • Single 20s F Traveler
  • Feb 12, 2014
Great View

This was the best vactin I have been on the view out the window looked like a picture out of a... See full review

  • rod7474
  • Oct 4, 2013
Family-owned resort on St. Croix known for service and amenities
Spread out among 340 acres, the Buccaneer has won dozens of travel awards during its more than 60-year history. Known as the Caribbean's most historic resort, the property features pristine beaches which provide ample space for water fun, including snorkeling, kayaking and scuba. Two swimming pools, a golf course and tennis courts lead to hours of fun. A celebrity favorite throughout its history, the gracious staff makes every guest feel welcome. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily.
Highlights
  • Complimentary kid's camp from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for four to 12 year olds
  • Golf course and tennis on site (fees apply)
  • Three white sand beaches
  • Complimentary use of kayaks, snorkeling gear, beach toys
  • Full service spa

Rooms
Each spacious and bright guest room at the Buccaneer, 138 in all,  accommodates up to four guests with two queen beds and pillow-top mattresses. There also are much larger villa suites and cottages for  families of five or more, or for guests who prefer accommodations with multiple rooms. The plantation-inspired décor highlights rich, dark wood and rattan furniture. Many rooms feature Italian porcelain flooring and have Jacuzzi tubs. Conveniences include air conditioners, small refrigerators and satellite TV. DVD and CD players available on request.
Features
Charming and historic, the Buccaneer is proud of its reputation for elegance and gracious hospitality. Guests return again and again to this secluded sanctuary to swim in its calm waters, play golf on the legendary course or relax in the world-class spa. The resort is three miles from the town of Christensted, but guests need not leave for fine dining. Three restaurants on site serve a range of island-inspired fare such as jerk conch fritters and more typical American options, such as prime rib, sandwiches and wraps. Use of the full service fitness center is complimentary. Yoga, Qigong, Pilates, meditation and art classes are offered daily (fees apply).

 

Transportation
  • Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (8.5 mi/13.6 km)
Attractions
  • Golf and tennis (on site)
  • Shoys Beach (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Old Danish Customs House (1.5 mi/2.4 km)
  • Steeple Museum (1.5 mi/2.4 km)
  • Christiansted National Historic Site (1.5 mi/2.4 km)
  • Chenay Bay Beach (1.6 mi/2.6 km)
  • Sandy Point (15.5 mi/24.9 km)

Business
  • 2,900 total square feet and multiple rooms for meetings, awards banquets and weddings accommodates groups up to 125
  • Theater-style room available
  • Audio/visual equipment available (fees apply)
Policies and fees
Complimentary parking. Roll-away beds, cribs and high chairs are available at no extra charge. Babysitting services available (fees apply). Pets are not allowed. Minimum age for check in is 21. On-site car rental.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

17.7553 -64.6815
Area served
Christiansted, St. Croix
Nearby airports
Henry E. Rohlsen International Airport (STX)
Area description
The Buccaneer is located less than a five minute drive to the historic town of Christiansted, where sightseeing, duty free shopping, watersports and dining can be found.

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The Buccaneer Rooms

Family Cottage Suite - Includes Complimentary Full Breakfast
Family Cottage Suite a two bedroom suite, located on the hillside between the Great House and the beach, each suite has a patio that fronts a spacious lawn and sea views, a master bedroom with one king bed and window seat bed, the second room has two twin beds, the two bedroom share one bath, small refrigerator, safe, telephone, hairdryers, air condition, satellite T.V., ceiling fans, iron/ironing board and coffee makers.
Deluxe Oceanfront - Includes Complimentary Full Breakfast
Deluxe Oceanfront , spacious rooms with sitting area, picture windows, oceanfront patios, distinctive 16-foot high wood ceilings, rooms interconnect, located along the shore between two beaches, with one king or two queen beds, small refrigerator, safe, telephone, hairdryers, air condition, satellite T.V., ceiling fans, iron/ironing board and coffee makers.
Great House Ocean View - Includes Complimentary Full Breakfast
Great House Ocean View room, located on the second floor of the Great House, with private balconies and views of the sea of Christiansted Harbor, with one king or two queen beds, small refrigerator, safe, telephone, hairdryers, air condition, satellite T.V., ceiling fans, iron/ironing board and coffee makers.
Luxury Ocean View - Includes Complimentary Full Breakfast
Luxury Ocean View with one king or two queen beds, small refrigerator, safe, telephone, hairdryers, air condition, satellite television, ceiling fans, iron/ironing board, coffee makers.
Great House Mountain View - Includes Complimentary Full Breakfast
Great House Mountain View located on the second floor of the historic Great House, these beautifully furnished rooms feature private balconies with views of the golf course and island, with one king or two queen beds, small refrigerator, safe, telephone, hairdryers, air condition, satellite television, ceiling fans, iron/ironing board, coffee makers.
Frigate Suite
A luxury suite located above the Grotto Beach and pool, featuring a master bedroom with four-poster king bed, full bath with double shower and separate tub. The sitting room has two day beds and a half bath. Its spacious patio overlooks the Grotto pool, beach and sea. Can connect to the Ficus Suite.
Ficus Suite
This two-bedroom multi-purpose suite, located above the Grotto beach and pool, features two master bedrooms, one with a four-poster king bed, and bath with whirlpool tub and separate shower. The second bedroom features a king four-poster bed and a full bath. Both share an expansive balcony overlooking the pool and sea. There is also a separate sitting area with a pull-out couch. A kitchenette, dining area and another sitting area with pull-out couch offer convenience and options for larger families. This suite can be converted into a one-bedroom suite with parlor for those requiring a large entertaining area. It can connect to the Frigate Suite and Frigate Room, allowing for a variety of sleeping and entertaining options.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
General
Concierge
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Meeting space available up to 100 people.

Dining

The Terrace
Located in the Great House, The Terrace offers covered, open-air dining with views of the manicured fairways, Caribbean Sea and Christiansted Harbor. A complimentary full breakfast is served to resort guests. The dinner menu features classical cuisine with Caribbean accents.
The Mermaid
The Mermaid is located beachside, and features an extensive lunch menu of savory seafood and specials, soups, salads and sandwiches, ranging from all-American favorites to island specialties and vegetarian. There is also a full bar, including frozen island favorites.
Luxury Beachside Doubloons
Named for the gold Spanish coins that washed up on the beach from sunken galleons, the Doubloons are the newest and largest of our accommodations. Located on the East side of beautiful Mermaid Beach, these private and luxurious villa-style accommodations have sitting areas with picture windows and marbled floors, patios and balconies with dramatic views of the sea and Christiansted Harbor. Each oversized room can interconnect through the patio or balcony to another Doubloon, and offers guests the option of ground floor convenience or second floor privacy. Fine furnishings, walk-in closets, spectacular baths with whirlpool tubs and separate showers make these rooms a favorite for honeymoon guests
The Brass Parot
Also in the Great House, the air-conditioned Brass Parrot has floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of the sparkling lights of Christiansted for your special event. May also be used as a meeting room.
The Grotto Grill
Offers a lunch menu of hot dogs, hamburgers and veggie burgers, served beachside at the Grotto Beach and pool.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (82)

Ratings and reviews for The Buccaneer

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
82 out of 82
Amenities:
4.3
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.1

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sheryl W.
Business
Tampa Bay, Florida
Aug 4, 2014

Great Family Vacation

My husband and I went on this vacation with our two children, a son 18 and daughter 14. The staff was wonderful -- always smiling and courteous. They seemed to genuinely want to do what they could to make our stay great. The views were amazing. We rented the family cottage which was a great idea for us (2 bedrooms joined by a bathroom) and everything was wonderful except the kid's beds were not as good as the master suite bed and were a bit uncomfortable. The master suite bed was just fine, though. We went the end of July/early August and the weather was perfect. There is great snorkeling off the beaches and there is even a reef relatively close. We all saw lots of fish and the kids even saw sea turtles and rays. The evening meals were very good. However, the menu did not change the whole week we were there. Towards the end of the week it got a bit monotonous. Seemed to me that the menu could have been changed up a little bit, to give it a some spontaneity. The food prices at the hotel were comperable to prices at other places. It was nice that all the amenities were free -- the snorkeling gear, the boogie boards, the kayaks, etc. Julie, the concierge, was wonderful. She set us up with a group that took us out to Buck Island to snorkel. They were great. Very nice and professional. Unfortunately the group we went with to go deep see fishing wasn't so wonderful. I asked the captain if it was a good idea to go out due to a tropical storm due to hit the next day and he said yeah. The swells were 6-8 feet (very uncomfortable ride -- thank goodness for motion sickness pills) and in 5 hours we only got two bites and no fish. I'm not professional, but I believe that fish go fuirther out to sea if a storm is coming. We relied on the captain, thinking he would know something we didn't. We won't do that again. Very expensive lesson. I provided this feedback to the hotel so they are aware. Overall, though, we had a great time. The Buccanaeer was definately the best place on the island.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Kim's in Christiansted was a great local restaurant.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rajana
Business
Boston, USA
Jul 30, 2014

Fantastic vacation destination

The Buccaneer is an excellent vacation / holiday destination for family, couples, & everyone alike. It has 3 beaches - Grotto, Mermaid, and Whistle beaches. The Grotto and the mermaid were the best ones. Grotto was like a private beach with less activity. Mermaid was a busier one with lot of people and activities. There were Kayaks and Snorkel gear available in both the beaches. And, the Whistle beach is windy and isolated up the hill but had excellent panoramic views of the ocean. The main restaurant up the hill offered good food but the restaurant service was poor. And, beach front Rooms were excellent. Overall, its an excellent choice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Leisel
Business
Boston, MA
Mar 23, 2014

Relaxing family holiday

If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle then the Buccaneer is perfect! Not a cookie cutter hotel, it is family run and has character. Our room was updated and comfortable. It had a gorgeous patio over looking the ocean, very private and fabulous place to relax. Our son had fun at the kids club......and we had a relaxing time on the beach or beside one of the two pools. The beaches were lovely and kept clean. My only grip was that the beach loungers were not the most comfortable but the ones by the pools were much better. It is not a hotel for the those wanting glitz or glam.....but wonderful to relax.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

We took a boat trip to Buck Island which was most enjoyable

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Family with 6yr old twins
Business
Bozeman, MT
Mar 19, 2014

Family vacation in St. Croix

We had a lovely time at the Buccaneer. We were upgraded to a cottage, which had two rooms, one with a king-sized bed and the other with 2 single beds for our 6 year old twins. Both rooms had TVs, and shared a bathroom with its own sink and then an outer sink. I wouldn't call this a 5-star resort, but it has 3 beaches, a small pool, and 3 restaurants. The food at the Terrace for dinner was the best. The only real problem we had was the price, but it should be noted that everything on the island is very expensive, and this resort is a very good choice if St. Croix is your vacation destination.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
wendybroc
Business
fort lauderdale
Feb 26, 2014

Great place to stay

We had a great time here at the Buccaneer. Great hotel, nice rooms, view to die for, food was excellent, staff was so friendly. The only complaint we had was the stores, especially the general store, were not open past 4:30 in the afternoons (and 3pm on Sunday). So when you've been out all day and you realize that you want a cold drink or a snack, something to read, advil, or whatever, you can't get it. If they changed that, then this review would have been 5 stars all the way.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jhnbrunner
Business
Milwaukee,WI
Feb 23, 2014

Absolutely fantastic trip

The whole experience at The Bucaneer was fantastic. The staff was top notch. We asked to switch rooms after 1st night because our room was right next to reception desk and was a little noisy with it being a busy part of the season. They responded by moving us the next day to one of the rooms on second floor with what had to be one of the best views of carribean sea and Chistiansted. They followed it up with an apology card for any inconvenience we suffered and a bottle of wine. Would definitely recommend .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Definitely make sure you get to Christiansted and try Kim's or Harvey's. Harvey's only serves lunch, but both are a must.. Local flavor and reasonable prices.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Single 20s F Traveler
Business
Orlando, FL
Feb 12, 2014

Amazing experience

Loved my stay, the food was great, staff friendly and helpful. Had a beautiful view from the Great House. Can't wait to go back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lucky Dad1
Business
New York
Jan 23, 2014

Great family getaway

The pros: - great location with fantastic views for the sea and Christiansted; - large property and not so many guests, which then made it feel less stressful as other places we've been (like in Dominican republic where they harass you on the beach trying to sell you stuff#; - couple of beaches, one of which had a coral reef and was good for snorkelling; - management and staff were very attentive to our requests; e.g. they upgraded us to a better room upon arrival. - many amenities: tennis courts, children activities, 3 restaurants; the cons: -One of us was bitten more than 10 times by sand bugs, called unseen; we did receive assistance from the hotel staff, but nevertheless this part was stressful for our group; -While the hotel arranges for live entertainment at the hotel every night, one does not have many options at night, even going to the nearby city. Definitely, not that kind of entertainment one gets in Cancun, e.g. in Coco Bongo. - the Groto Beach terrace might fail sanitary inspections; - attention to detail and repairs, e.g. there were 3 holes #maybe from where might have been a handle) in the bathroom marble that were starring me in the face while showering;

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
rod7474
Business
ga
Oct 4, 2013

Great View

This was the best vactin I have been on the view out the window looked like a picture out of a magazine. Highly recomended.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Angry Nates was great

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Review of The Buccaneer

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
jimnnorm
Business
chicago
Jul 26, 2013

A wonderful place

This was a beautiful hotel and resort. The staff was friendly and did a great job. The restaurants and bars on the property were fantastic. The only thing that was not top notch were the lounge acts and even they were so bad they were good (in a comedic, cliché kind of way).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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