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What to do in St. Croix

Beach Activities and Water Sports

Guests receive complimentary use of paddleboards, ocean kayaks, snorkeling gear, floating mats, beach toys and games at our staffed Beach Shacks located on Mermaid and Grotto Beaches. Guests enjoy two pools, one located at the Great House, and one at The Grotto Beach. Our beach attendants host weekly snorkeling and kayaking tours to showcase our beautiful bays and sea life. Volleyball, soccer, corn hole, ping pong and beachside basketball are also offered. Learn-to-scuba classes are available for guests 10 years old and over. Guests successfully completing this complimentary two-hour sessions may opt for a shallow open water dive either the same day or another day during their stay at extra charge.

Please note children under 12 are not permitted to take kayaks or paddleboards out on their own. Parents must accompany their child on the the kayak or paddleboard. 


Complimentary use of our fitness equipment, including treadmills, elliptical machines, seated pedal bike, bench press, and free weights, is available 24/7. For outdoor fitness, a meandering two-mile trail that includes Par Course work-out stations can be accessed in the early morning and late afternoon hours.

Yoga is available seasonally for an additional fee. 

  • The Buccaneer Beach House

Golf, Tennis, Spa

Player information, hole-by-hole course guide, and printable scorecard are shown in Golfing at The Buccaneer. If tennis is your game, meet our pro and view the courts. The Hideaway Spa at The Buccaneer will pamper you from head to toe.

Nature and History Tour

Join owner/general manager Elizabeth Armstrong on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. for an informative narrative on the flora, fauna and fascinating history of The Buccaneer. (Schedule subject to change.)

Owner's Cocktail Reception hosted by Elizabeth Armstrong, owner/general manager, Tuesdays

Enjoy steel pan music, hors d'oeuvres and rum punch at this Tuesday afternoon get-together. Folkloric mocko-jumbies, or stilt dancers, provide unique island entertainment and provide a great photo opportunity.

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.

Kids' Camp

Parents get a break and kids get to have fun at our complimentary Kids' Camp for 4-12 year olds, from 9:00am to 4:30pm, with beach fun, games, crafts, movies and other age-appropriate activities.

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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.

Art Classes

St. Croix artist Jane Aiken leads a watercolor class on our beautiful Great House Terrace, with expansive views to serve as inspiration. Please reach out to the concierge for pricing and availability. 

Nightly Entertainment (Seasonally)

Conclude the day with dinner or night-cap at The Terrace, located in the Great House. Live local entertainment is scheduled nightly during the winter season, several times a week during spring, summer and fall.