The Buccaneer – “Experience the Legend”
A sense of time, place and family…
In 2012, The Buccaneer celebrates 65 years of welcoming guests to St Croix’s finest resort. Citing the stunning beauty and unique ambiance of The Buccaneer, Islands Magazine declared The Buccaneer one of the world’s top “legendary” resorts. We are proud to be a member of Historic Hotels of America, a division of the National Trust for Historical Preservation. Gests return year after year to “Experience the Legend” at The Buccaneer.
AMBIANCE: The Buccaneer is unique; the hill-top location of the Great House affords some of the most gorgeous views of Caribbean; after all, the original occupants could have chosen any site on the island they wished – they were here long before Caribbean tourism was even thought of! And what a location they chose. This property, formerly a sugar, cotton and cattle plantation, has it all…the views, the breezes, the exquisite beaches, sweeping lawns, the proximity to the town of Christiansted, a dedicated historic monument itself. The three generations of the Armstrong family that have run the historic resort since 1947 have retained its original charm and elegance, while insisting on the very highest of standards for their guests…guests who are, in a real sense, guests in the Armstrong home. Third-generation family member Elizabeth Armstrong is at the helm of the day-to-day operations and management. Elizabeth and the guest services team mingle with guests at their weekly cocktail party, and Elizabeth meets with guests weekly for a tour of the property to explain the colorful history, flora and fauna of the property.
The Buccaneer’s ambiance appeals to a broad spectrum of guests from couples, honeymooners, sports enthusiasts, and families. The resort hosts many weddings of all sizes, and honeymoons are always in season at The Buccaneer. The complimentary year-round Kids’ Camp is a bonus for families seeking fun for everyone in the family. The Buccaneer has a country club atmosphere, where guests feel right at home. Guests remark at the elegant – but not stuffy- atmosphere. Generations of families come back year after year – a testament to the high standards and comfortable feeling guests enjoy at The Buccaneer.
RELAXING AND SPORTS
Lots to do, plenty of space to do nothing.
Three gorgeous beaches perfect for swimming, snorkeling on our off-shore reefs, kayaking (all included in rates), plus an 18 hole golf course with stunning views and eight tennis courts, with seasoned pros at fully-stocked pro-shops for both sports. A full schedule of activities and entertainment is offered. The newly remodeled spa offers the ultimate in relaxation, with massage, body wraps, facials, manicures/pedicures, sauna and hair care. With just 138 rooms for 340 acres, the property leaves plenty of room for everyone to have their private piece of paradise. The concierge staff arranges Buck Island snorkeling trips, island tours, and all other types of activities around St. Croix.
The Buccaneer is the host hotel for the Ironman 70.3 Triathlon in May, the Coral Reef five, one and two mile ocean swims in October, the Classic Caribbean Triathlon in November, the VI Half Marathon in December and St Croix Scenic 50 Mile Ultra-marathon in January.
ACCOMMODATIONS AND DINING
A classic “boutique” hotel, The Buccaneer offers a selection of deluxe rooms and suites with fine amenities (refrigerators, hairdryers, irons/boards, high quality bath products, fresh water and ice refreshed twice daily) private patios or balconies with spectacular views. A four star resort, The Buccaneer offers many categories of rooms, ranging from spacious rooms in the hilltop historic Great House to arguably the finest rooms in the Virgin Islands, our Luxury Beachside Doubloons directly on the sea. Our most popular category is the Deluxe Oceanfront, with new furniture and soft goods for the winter season. Families love our Family Cottage Suites and other specialty suites, including a fabulous new two-bedroom suite with kitchen and dining space for winter 2012.
Photographs of each room type are on our website.
Dining is either at the beach, in two locations, for casual meals or in the Great House for fine dining. A full American Breakfast buffet is included in the rates, and is served on the Great House terrace, with fabulous views of the golf course and Christiansted Harbor.
Room service is also available. Live entertainment is provided most evenings.
The Buccaneer – “Experience the Legend”