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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. Please note, per the local government's orders, all beaches must close at 4pm on weekends and holidays. 


Mermaid  Beach Cabana

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. If you wish to use snorkel gear during your stay, please fill out our Guest Preference sheet so it can be placed in your room before arrival. Kayaks are available from the Beach Attendant at The Mermaid Beach only. 

Grotto Beach

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. Please note the Grotto Beach is not current set with beach chairs and a maximum of eight guests are allowed in the pool at a time. The Mermaid Beach is open for enjoyment. 

Wedding couple kissing on Whistle Beach

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. 

Pair of snorkelers off Buck Island

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. 


Pair of Stand Up Paddle Boarders

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.

Woman snorkeling near the beach


Please note the Fitness Center is currently closed. 

Tennis Courts

Golf, Tennis, Spa

Effective July 10th, the golf course is open for hotel guests and members only. The Hideaway Spa and Tennis courts & pro shop are currently closed. 

Family Strolling on beach

Crab Races and Family Treasure Hunt

The weekly running of the crabs and our family treasure hunts are Buccaneer traditions and are especially appreciated by the under-betting-age set.

Family Kayaking

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.