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Beaches & Recreation

Dive, Snorkel, Or Just Lounge On St. Croix’s Best Beaches

The Buccaneer offers three incredible beaches on property for guests to enjoy. The Beach Shack at The Mermaid has snorkel gear and kayaks available for guest use. We invite you to explore all the beautiful sea has to offer. Let our Beach Attendants know if you have any questions or would like recommendations of where to snorkel in our bays. Beach chaises are sanitized at the beginning and end of each day. We recommend you use your blue beach towel or chaise cover when using the loungers. The beach team has ensured that our pool and beach chairs are arranged to allow for social distancing while relaxing during the day. 


Private cabana in Mermaid Beach near Buccaneer Hotel

Mermaid Beach

Palm-shaded and protected, Mermaid Beach is The Buccaneer's main beach and features The Mermaid Restaurant and a water-sports center. The Mermaid beach offers a variety of beach sports, including Frisbee golf, corn hole, ping pong and more. Complimentary snorkel gear and kayaks are available from the Beach Attendant at The Mermaid Beach. 

Aerial view of Grotto Beach near Buccaneer Hotel on a sunny day

Grotto Beach

The Grotto pool and Beauregard's on the Beach are located on Grotto Beach. Three holes of the golf course are located along the shoreline of this beautiful beach in addition to a water-sports center. The Grotto beach is perfect for those who want to relax or read a book while listening to the gentle sounds of the waves. 

A wedding couple kissing on Whistle Beach near Buccaneer Hotel

Whistle Beach

The Buccaneer’s third beach, Whistle Beach, is an over-the-hill beach favored for its seclusion. The natural beach does not feature any structures and is often used for elope weddings. Guests staying at The Buccaneer Beach House at Whistle Point have private access to Whistle Beach through the lawn. 

A couple snorkeling at Buck Island near The Buccaneer

Buck Island Reef National Monument

A "must-see" for all visitors to St. Croix, Buck Island Reef National Monument is "one of the top beaches in the world," according to National Geographic. Full-day or half-day trips can be arranged by the concierge. Boats pick up guests from The Buccaneer’s private dock, weather permitting. 


Two stand up paddle boarders at the sea near Buccaneer Hotel

Beach Activities and Water Sports

Guests receive complimentary use of ocean kayaks, snorkeling gear, floating mats, beach toys and games. Also, guests enjoy two pools, one located at the Greathouse, and one at The Grotto Beach. Soccer, corn hole, ping pong and beachside basketball are offered as well at The Mermaid Beach.

A woman snorkeling in the ocean near The Buccaneer Hotel


The fitness center is open for guest enjoyment. 

Aerial view of Tennis Courts by the ocean near The Buccaneer

Golf, Tennis, Spa

The Golf Course & Pro Shop are open for play with the exception of Mondays and Tuesdays. Club rentals are available. Tee times are required and should be made directly with the pro shop. 

The Tennis Club is currently open for play with reservations required. 

A wellness menu is offered in lieu of spa services for hotel guests. 

A family Strolling on the beach near The Buccaneer Hotel

Activities for All Ages

The Grapevine offers a sample of weekly activities available on property. The concierge can also assist with arrangements for off property adventures. 

Closeup on a family kayaking at the ocean near Buccaneer Hotel

Family Activities

With 340 self-contained tropical acres, The Buccaneer is a natural playground for all ages. See for yourself in our photo guide to fun for the entire family.