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Start Planning Your Stay At Our Luxury USVI Resort

Please note that the local government's guidelines require all individuals 5 years and older traveling to the territory must present a negative COVID-19 PCR nasal test result received within five days of your arrival date OR a positive COVID-19 antibodies test received within four months of your arrival date. 

The first hotel in St. Croix to be built and operated by an island family, The Buccaneer Beach & Golf Resort is one of the most iconic and historic luxury resorts in the U.S. Virgin Islands. To assist with planning your stay, we welcome you to learn more about us. 

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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.

Warm regards,
Elizabeth A. Armstrong

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 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.

Travel Documents

NEW travel restrictions in place effective July 15th. Learn more. Passports are not required for U.S. citizens traveling to the territory. In the absence of a passport, proof of citizenship is required. A birth certificate with a raised seal plus a government-issued photo ID will suffice in lieu of a passport. 

Parents or guardians need to travel with documentation of their children's identity to clear through Customs when departing St. Croix. A birth certificate, passport or some form of ID will need to be presented to Customs for all children traveling.  

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Customs And Immigration

There is no inbound U.S. Customs nor immigration checks. Outbound immigration and U.S. Customs clearance is processed in St. Croix, which allows you to avoid long lines on your trip home.

Check-In/Checkout Times

Check-in is at 3:00 p.m. Checkout is at 11:00 a.m. Hospitality rooms will be made available, if possible, for early arrivals or late departures.

Guest Welcome Packet

In an effort to create a safe environment for our guests and employees, we ask that you read our Guest Welcome Packet and return pages two and three to our reservations team prior to arrival. The welcome packet will advise on new protocols and procedures that will be in place beginning June 1st. 

Preference Sheet

Hotel Registration

The Buccaneer requires all guests to sign in on a Registration Form at the front desk.

Registration Form

No Smoking

The Buccaneer is a non-smoking facility. Smoking is not allowed in guest rooms, restaurants nor any other public space.


The main entrance, restaurants and lounges, meeting space, entrance to the onsite swimming pool, the route to the registration desk and guest rooms are accessible. All accommodation categories offer rooms suitable for handicapped guests.


Small, pre-approved dogs are welcome at The Buccaneer as well as service dogs.