It wasn't bad, but overpriced.
The Buccaneer, St. Croix, USVI hotel review Visited: June 2012
Posted by caribtrav
We stayed at the Buccaneer for a week. I liked the grounds, the beaches, and the laid-back atmosphere, but that was about it.
The room looked like it was built in the 50s. It had air conditioning, but the room never really stayed cool. The bed was hard as a rock.
Also, the restaurants were disappointing. They had two open for lunch that were basically snack bars. The one that was open for dinner was way overpriced. The breakfast buffet at the Terrace was good, but I didn't like being pushed into giving a tip for a buffet where I got my own food and drinks.
In addition, the housekeeping service was okay. We had to ask for soap, toilet paper and towels. Again, we were pushed for a tip on the last day of our visit by the housekeeper, who was the fifth one we had during our stay.
There wasn't much to do besides the beach (if you weren't into golf/tennis). Nearby Christiansted was a joke. There were a bunch of overpriced restaurants and shops, and again very little to do outside of visiting the fort.
We have been to other islands and paid less for a better room with more food options. I would say go to the Buccaneer if you want a nicely landscaped resort on St. Croix, but don't go expecting a five-star resort. You could spend less money at Disney and have a better time.
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We love the Buccaneer.
The Buccaneer, St. Croix, USVI hotel review Visited: February 2009
Posted by saintcla16
My wife and I took our kids to The Buccaneer in February and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We now follow their blog and the beautiful photos remind us how wonderful that vacation was.
Our two kids (ages 8 and 10) thought it was the best family resort ever - mainly because the Kids' Club was absolutely superb.
The staff, the accommodations, the beaches, the beautiful landscaping...everything about this Caribbean luxury resort was just amazing.
While there, we also toured the Cruzan Rum factory and the Whit Museum and downtown Christiansted. The entire island is completely enchanting.
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There were limited amenities - it was not worth the price.
The Buccaneer, St. Croix, USVI hotel review Visited: July 2007
Posted by myoung6923
This resort was not a five-star as was advertised. We found that the descriptions were, at best, very misleading as to the amenities.
The two pools (which were more than a short walk apart) were very small (tiny was more like it), and not at all what we had expected.
They had claimed there were three restaurants - well, not really. The Mermaid and the Grotto are just beachside grills. While open for lunch and breakfast (mermaid only), they were simple menus of burgers and dogs and such.
The buffet breakfasts at the Mermaid suffered from very slow service, and the food constantly ran out and was only restocked upon request - and after more considerable waiting.
The Terrace and the Brass Parrot were actually the same place - which, while the food was very good, was extremely overpriced, stuffy with a snooty air about it and also had a very limited menu.
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