CHRISTIANSTED, St. Croix -- Family activities and accommodations
are the summer focus of the 138-room Buccaneer resort here, itself
family-owned and -operated for 52 years.
Guests age 17 and younger get a host of freebies: daily breakfast;
golf and tennis clinics; kayak, snorkel and Sunfish outings; a
basketball court; beach volleyball; beachside Ping-Pong, and video
Kids stay free, as well, provided they share a room with their
parents, who can select the Buccaneer's renovated family-style
Available through Dec. 19 are two oceanfront rooms, each with a
private bath and a patio, which connect to form a two-bedroom suite
for a family of six.
The second oceanfront room is offered at a 50% discount for a
total cost of $438 per night for the two-bedroom suite. Normally,
the per night rate for an oceanfront room is $285 in the summer and
$450 in the winter.
Families also can select the remodeled family cottages that
sleep five people.
Each cottage has a patio that fronts a lawn with views of the
Caribbean; a master bedroom with a king-size bed and a window-seat
bed, and a second room with two twin beds.
Remodeling of the cottages, which were built in the 1950s,
included new floors, walls and bathrooms. The cottage rate is $285
Other rates this summer range from $195 per night, double, for a
standard room in the hilltop Great House (where Alexander Hamilton
lived as a child) to $370 per night for the oceanside Doubloon
units, which accommodate families.
The Buccaneer's Kids Camp has supervised activities from 9:30
a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily and is free of charge for kiddies from age
4 to 12.
The Buccaneer also offers honeymoon and wedding packages.
New this year is the Pacific Grill dinner restaurant that
features Asian, Thai and Pacific Rim dishes, and the new Beach
Shack, with an entertainment lineup that includes weekly
performances by Mocko Jumbie dancers on six-foot-high stilts.
Elizabeth Armstrong, general manager, said the resort will
complete the renovation of its 50 beachfront rooms this summer.
Many of the deluxe oceanview rooms near the eight-court tennis
center were renovated last winter with a new color scheme and
The health spa near the Buccaneer's lobby will be relocated to a
larger site, according to Armstrong.
Phone: (800) 255-3881