The Buccaneer
Resort Facts
dining at The Buccaneer, St Croix

Getting to St. Croix (STX)

Non-stop:
  • American Airlines from Miami, all year
  • US Airways from Charlotte, seasonal
Connections:
from San Juan
  • JetBlue
  • Cape Air (800 352-0714)
  • Seaborne Airlines (866-FLY-USVI)
from St. Thomas
  • Cape Air (800 352-0714)
  • Seaborne Airlines (866-FLY-USVI)

Please email us at if you are having difficulty with flight arrangements to St Croix.

No passports are required for US Virgin Islands travel for U.S. citizens.

The U.S. Virgin Islands is a United States Territory, American citizens traveling to or from the St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas are considered not to have left the U.S., and thus do not need to present a passport. United States citizens can visit the State Departments travel website, www.travel.state.gov.

U.S. citizens traveling between the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands will continue to be able to use established forms of identification, such as original birth certificates and government-issued photo ID, to board flights and for entry.

Acceptable Proofs of U.S. Citizenship
  • U.S. passport (must be valid) -or-
  • Certified copy of birth certificate plus government issued photo ID -or-
  • Official U.S. government document verifying citizenship
  • Certificate of citizenship
  • Certificate of naturalization
  • Consular report of birth abroad of a U.S. Citizen
NOTE: A Voter's registration card does NOT constitute proof of U.S. Citizenship. 

Customs and Immigration/Duty-free shopping

You will clear both customs and immigration in St. Croix. One benefit of this is that when you arrive home, you won't have to spend time in customs. Shopping on St. Croix is duty free. Any U.S. resident, including children, can return to the U.S. mainland with up to $1,200.00 worth of duty free imports, every 30 days. If your purchases exceed $1,200.00, the rate of duty is five percent on the next $1,000.00. U.S. residents over the age of 21 can return with five bottles of liquor duty-free, or six, if one of the bottles is produced locally.  

St. Croix Basics

  • Time zone: Atlantic Standard Time. Daylight savings time is not used. In winter, St Croix is one hour ahead of the eastern US coast. In the summer, the time is the same.
  • Currency: US dollar. Credit cards and traveler's checks are widely honored.
  • Temperature: Winter 72-85F; Summer 77-89F
  • Electricity: 110 volt current, the same as the continental US.

St. Croix Transportation

Airport transfers

Private taxi: $42 for 1-4 people one way for the 20 minute drive, arranged through our reservations office, . St Croix Taxi Association driver will be at taxi kiosk near baggage claim.

Regular taxi: $20 for one or two people, $10 for each additional person.

Rental car: Hertz maintains a fleet of cars at the airport and at the hotel. Map and directions .
 

Transportation at The Buccaneer

Courtesy vans are available to transport guests around The Buccaneer property when needed. 

Shuttle to Christiansted

  • Shuttle service to Christiansted operates Monday - Saturday at 9, 10, 11 am, 1 and 3 pm.
  • Shuttle service from Christiansted to The Buccaneer returns at 10:30, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, and 5:30 pm. (Shuttle does not operate on holidays.)
  • Sunday shuttle to Holy Cross Catholic Church departs at 10:30am and returns at 12:30pm.
  • Fare for all shuttles is $7 per person round trip; children under 12 are 50% off.
  • Evening transportation, or for trips at other hours, taxi service is available.
 

Rental Cars

Many guests enjoy renting a car for a day or two to explore St Croix, and experience driving on the left. Families especially benefit from renting a car, as taxi fares are based on the number of passengers. Cars are available both from the airport and at The Buccaneer. Advance reservations are recommended. Contact Hertz St. Croix.

USVI law requires anyone with a non-U.S. drivers license to purchase a temporary driver's permit before operating a vehicle in the territory. Permits are available for $15.00 and are valid for 30 days.  

Taxis and Sightseeing

The Buccaneer's concierge arranges local taxi service and sightseeing excursions for our guests. A four-hour guided tour including visits to the Captain Morgan Visitor's Center, Cruzan Rum Distillery, antique-filled Whim Plantation Great House, the Botanical Gardens, and the rain forest is offered on Wednesdays and Fridays. See concierge for more information.  

Inter-Island Transportation

Flights to St Thomas are operated by Cape Air (800 352-0714) and Seaborne Airlines (1-800-FLY TOUR).

Road Closure

All roads are closed in St Croix on Sunday May 4, 2014 from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the St. Croix Half-Ironman Triathlon. Please speak with the hotel if you are planning to arrive or depart on this date.  

Swimmimng Pool at The Buccaneer

During Your Stay 

Check-in/Check-out times

Check-in is at 3 pm. Check-out is at 11 am. Hospitality rooms will be made available if possible for early arrivals or late departures. 

No Smoking

The Buccaneer is a No-Smoking Facility. Smoking is not allowed in guest rooms, restaurants nor any other public space. 

Dress Code

Breakfast at The Terrace and lunch at The Mermaid: Casual clothing, with covered bathing suits, shirts and footwear as minimum requirements.

The Grotto for lunch: Bathing suits and bare feet acceptable.

The Terrace Restaurant and The Martel Lounge: Collared shirts and knee-length shorts or slacks for gentlemen and boys, casual chic for ladies and girls.  

Internet Access

Public computers are available in the lobby for checking email, free of charge. Wireless access is available in all guest rooms at no charge and in most public areas of the hotel. 

Accessibility

  • Main entrance
  • All restaurants and lounges are accessible
  • Meeting space is accessible
  • Entrance(s) to on-site swimming pool(s)
  • Acessible route to the registration desk
  • Registration desk accessible
  • 32-inch wide opening door
  • Route to accessible guest room
  • All accommodation categories offer rooms suitable for handicapped guests.
 

Drinking Water

Tap water is safe to drink. Fresh drinking water and ice is provided in guest rooms.  

Pets

Small, pre-approved dogs are welcome at The Buccaneer at no charge. Dogs must be kept on a leash when not in the room, and cause no disturbance to other guests. Dogs are never allowed on the beaches.

Owners will be responsible for any damages to property or people caused by their pet. Dogs must be removed from the room when housekeeping services are provided. 

Laundry and Dry-cleaning

Self-service coin laundry is available for guest use. Dry-cleaning service is available weekdays, with a 24 hour return. 

Shopping at The Buccaneer

The General Store carries toiletries, snacks, drinks, wine and beer, souvenirs, books and more. Lady Martel Boutique offers high quality resort wear for ladies and gentlemen. The Golf Shop and Tennis Shop stock name-brand sports apparel and merchandise. The Hideaway Spa provides a selection of hair, skin and body products. 

Family Topics

  • Cots, cribs, and highchairs are available free of charge.
  • Shovels, pails and beach toys are available for use at the beaches.
  • Children's life preservers are available.
  • Babysitters are available with 24 hour notice. $15 per hour for one child; $8 for second and third children. Four children requires two sitters. Minimum three hours per session.
  • Kids Camp operates year-round for 4-12 year olds, every day from 9:30 to 5:30. Camp is complimentary. Register for camp by 3pm on the day prior to your child's attendance in camp. Kids enjoy activities ranging from yoga to supervised swimming to arts and crafts.

    Children under four years old may join other children at Kids Camp provided they are accompanied by a parent or sitter.
  • Parents please note that the drinking age in St Croix is 18.
  • DVD players are in all rooms, with a selection of DVD rentals available at the General Store.  

Gift Certificates

Gift certificates are available for purchase by contracting the following gift suppliers:

Resort Credit

Spa Certificates

Wine, champagne, fruit and snacks baskets, chocolates, flowers

Golf Pro Shop for gift card for play, lessons, or merchandise

Tennis Pro Shop for gift play, lessons or merchandise

Historic Hotels of America

The Buccaneer
St. Croix,
US Virgin Islands
800-255-3881
340-712-2100