The Buccaneer
Family Vacations
One of the Best Family Resorts

"One of the Caribbean's Top 3 Family Resorts" - Caribbean Travel & Life

The Buccaneer, family-owned and operated for 67 years, embraces generations with family activities and accommodations. Named "One of the Best Family Resorts" by Forbes, the resort earns its reputation by providing a luxurious yet comfortable country-club setting conducive to relaxed family fun.

With 340 self-contained tropical acres, The Buccaneer is a natural playground for all ages. Three glorious beaches provide the back-drop for days of snorkeling, kayaking, and lounging. Never crowded, the expansive grounds allow children plenty of space to run, splash and play. Golf, tennis and free learn-to-scuba classes are on-property for teens, while the younger set (4-12 year olds) gathers for complimentary Kids' Camp. Beach activities, treasure hunts, nature walks, games, and crafts await our campers daily year-round, from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Kids may stay the day or just for a while, giving parents an opportunity for their own free time. (One day's advance notice is required for Kid's Camp.) Tetherball, basketball and volleyball games are beachside, and fun for the entire family.

Around St. Croix, families delight in sailing and snorkeling at the Buck Island National Park, suitable for all ages and swimming abilities. Horseback riding, kayak tours, island tours, shopping in Christiansted... there is plenty to do and see for everyone.

Family accommodations come in several varieties. Each spacious guest room fits up to four people with two queen beds. Some rooms offer even more space and can comfortably accommodate a family of five, with a window-seat bed or cot.

Family cottage suites, our most popular family accommodations, feature two bedrooms and one bath, complete with a spacious front lawn. The Ficus and Frigate Suites offer families a prime pool and oceanfront location along with two rooms for extra space and privacy. Deluxe Oceanfront rooms connect and are perfect for families seeking generous space, shoreline location, and privacy. (See Summer Family Package below) The ultimate in beachfront comfort is offered in the Luxury Beachside Doubloons. Ideal for families with teenagers, these rooms connect through the balcony or patio for guests wishing to have two rooms.

All rooms have refrigerators for snacks and drinks. 

Kid Time Out
"Final Frontier | U.S. Virgin Islands Honeymoon spot? Think again.

America's Caribbean is the stuff of family fairy tales.
By Joanna Batt

When I was a kid, my folks weren't the type to skedaddle off on a parents-only getaway. For better or for worse, we'd create a family scene in some exotic destination.Too bad we never discovered the U.S. Virgin Islands, a place where you're just as likely to sip rum punches on a beach as you are to take a synchronized-swimming lesson with your kids -plus a pod of friendly sea lions.

I admit: I had sized up America's Caribbean as high on romance, not so big on kid-friendly culture. But after visiting all three no-passport-required islands (just east of Puerto Rico -about 1,100 miles from Miami, as the crow flies), I was delighted to discover I couldn't have been more wrong.

Following six hours of travel from Chicago (a Florida layover breaks up the trek), start your journey in St. Croix. Home to rum distilleries and troves of pirate lore, St. Croix is where you'll get some seriously unaltered island flavor. After checking in to the Buccaneer (800-255-3881,, with a kids' club that boasts crab races..."

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The Buccaneer Beach House at Whistle Point
The Buccaneer debuted The Buccaneer Beach House at Whistle Point in early 2013, a six-bedroom enclave surrounded by sea and gardens, including a main house, two cottages and a villa-style master suite.

The Buccaneer Beach House can comfortably accommodate family reunions, wedding parties and corporate retreats. Smaller families, singles and couples can choose the Main House, master suite or cottages separately. Guests at The Buccaneer Beach House at Whistle Point have the option to enjoy all of the resort's services and amenities with the Hotel, Villa and Car Package.

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Children's Needs

  • Cots, cribs, and highchairs are available free of charge.
  • Shovels, pails, beach toys and life jackets are available for use at the beaches.
  • Children's menus are available.
  • Babysitters can be arranged with 24 hour notice. $15 per hour for one child: $8 for second and third children. Four children require two babysitters. Minimum three hours per session.

More about St. Croix Family Vacations at The Buccaneer:
Kid's Camp Children's Program
Photo Guide to Family Activities
Family Vacations at The Buccaneer (this section)
The Buccaneer Family Vacation Planner PDF
The Buccaneer Family Activity Planner Word Document
"The Legendary Buccaneer on St. Croix" article from Family Beautiful Magazine PDF
Browse our Resort Facts for additional family vacation information.

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The Buccaneer
St. Croix,
US Virgin Islands