TIME ZONE: Atlantic Standard Time. Daylight savings time is not used. In winter, St Croix is one hour ahead of the eastern U.S. coast. In the summer, the time is the same.
CURRENCY: U.S. dollar. Credit cards and traveler's checks are widely honored.
TEMPERATURE: Winter 72 to 85F; Summer 77 to 89F
ELECTRICITY: 110-volt current, the same as the continental U.S.
The Buccaneer is currently accepting reservations for tourist travel. Effective Wednesday, July 15, individuals 15 years and older who are residents of, or whose travel to the territory originated in states with a COVID-19 positive rate of 10% or higher, must present a negative COVID-19 PCR nasal test result or positive COVID-19 antibodies test that was taken within five days of their arrival date upon entering the territory. This list is ever changing, but as of July 10, the USVI government is requiring testing for those who are residents of, or whose travel to the territory originated in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Nevada, South Carolina and Texas. Individuals who are unable to provide test results must go into a 14-day quarantine. The new travel restrictions will be evaluated weekly and are subject to change by the local government.
While testing is not required for all places of origin, The Buccaneer highly recommends that all incoming guests consider getting a COVID-19 test prior to arrival due to the ever changing requirements and to help create the safest environment possible for our guests and staff.
The Buccaneer property & facilities is currently CLOSED to non-hotel guests until August 9th (re-opening on August 10th). During this time, non-hotel guests are welcome to order take away food & drinks from The Mermaid with pick up at the main gate. The golf course will be open to hotel guests and members only with a tee time required. The Hideaway Spa & Salon, Lady Martel Boutique and the Buccaneer Tennis Club will be closed. Beach access through the main gate will not be available. We appreciate your patience during these uncertain times.
It is with pleasure that I welcome you to The Buccaneer’s website and I hope that our site will entice you to visit in the near future. The Armstrong family has owned and operated the resort since my grandparents opened the doors in 1947 and we celebrated 70 years of hospitality in 2017. I hope that you will take time to read The Buccaneer’s fascinating history in the pages of this website.
Over the years, we have taken great pleasure in the high honors that we have received from the travel industry as well as a multitude of “World’s Best” accolades. Our deepest satisfaction comes from the glowing reports of satisfied guests, many of whom we’ve been proud to serve for generations. You have our enduring promise that we will strive to meet and exceed the highest standards of taste, elegance and our guests’ discerning preferences. Our pledge is best expressed in our mission statement.
"Our mission is for every guest to return to The Buccaneer and become part of The Buccaneer family. We pledge to provide world-class service and to share our heritage, warmth, and friendliness, ensuring that every visitor becomes an ambassador for St. Croix."
I look forward to greeting you personally during your stay, perhaps at the Tuesday cocktail party at our historic sugar mill or on my weekly nature walk. All of us at The Buccaneer hope to welcome you in the future.
Elizabeth A. Armstrong