The Buccaneer

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5007 Estate Shoys
Christiansted, Virgin Islands

+1 340 712-2100

Overview

Gracious. Elegant. Legendary. Founded in the 17th century and family-run for generations, St. Croix's Buccaneer is the Caribbean's and Virgin Islands' longest running resort. Both historic and modern, the resort blends old world charm with warm hospitality and the amenities expected by today's traveler. Recently featured on ABC's "The Bachelor", The Buccaneer is a premier destination resort for golf, tennis, water sports, weddings, honeymoons and family vacations.

Your wedding deserves the enchantment of a fairy tale, the legend of a lifetime. The Buccaneer offers the timeless romance of the setting sun over a gentle sea. The historic charm of a centuries-old Sugar Mill. The bliss of a flowering garden.

Recognized by the National Trust as a Historic Hotel of America, The Buccaneer has 138 spacious, elegant rooms are spread over 340 acres: in the signature pink Great House, on two of three beaches, and on ridges overlooking the sea, gently-rolling golf greens and acclaimed tennis center. Two swimming pools, three beaches, a renovated spa and fitness center, and a designer boutique enhance the ambiance of a self-contained destination resort.

Each stay includes a full American breakfast buffet each morning; daily Kids Camp for 4 to 12 year olds; use of snorkels, kayaks and floating mats at the beach; scuba lessons; welcome rum punch at check-in; general manager’s cocktail reception (Tuesday), and a nature and history tour of the resort.
 

Wedding Packages

1.    The Hibiscus Wedding Package: $8100 for a minimum of 20 people. Extra guests: $175 per adult. Children 4-11 years: $50 (using children's wedding menu). Fifty percent of wedding guests must be staying at The Buccaneer. Package does not include accommodations or airfare. Reception charges may include an extra per-person charge for non-hotel guests. A minimum of 30 room-nights are required in the Hibiscus Wedding. (For example, ten rooms staying for three nights.)

The Hibiscus Wedding includes:

  •     Services of our wedding coordinator to assist with planning and managing your ceremony and events
  •     Procurement of marriage forms
  •     Choice of wedding location and set-up at our 18th century Sugar Mill or Mermaid Beach
  •     Wedding officiate with choice of vows, including pre-wedding meeting
  •     Bride's bouquet and groom's boutonniere, plus two additional attendants' bouquets and boutonnieres.
  •     Professional photographer for one hour at the ceremony and immediately thereafter, with 40 print quality images on a CD
  •     Table linens, low candles and local flora
  •     Musical entertainment for the wedding and reception
  •     Reception dinner at The Brass Parrot, including hors d'oeuvres, four hour open bar, champagne toast, and a three course dinner, including wedding cake and gratuity
  •     Morning-after breakfast for hotel guests with Mimosas and Bloody Marys

For the bride and groom:

  •     Private round-trip airport transportation
  •     Welcome champagne, fruit, cheese and chocolate basket upon arrival
  •     Fresh tropical flower arrangement
  •     His and Her Buccaneer bathrobes
  •     His & Her hand crafted infinitely bracelets by IB designs
  •     Taxi to the Virgin Islands territorial court for legal paperwork
  •     His and Her 25 minute massage at The Hideaway Spa
  •     Your return visit is on us. The Buccaneer will provide a return stay for the bride and groom when the wedding utilizes a minimum of 60 room nights. The return stay will be for the same number of nights and in the same category as paid for during your St Croix wedding. The stay is not transferable.

2.    The Sugar Mill Wedding Package: $5,500 for 12 people. Fifty percent of wedding guests must be staying at The Buccaneer. Package does not include accommodations or airfare. Reception charges may include an extra per-person charge for non-hotel guests. There is a minimum requirement of 24 room nights. (For example, six rooms stays for four nights or any combination adding up to 24 room nights).
Experience the Legend with a romantic sunset wedding on the beach followed by an elegant candle-lit dinner reception in a centuries-old sugar mill.

The Sugar Mill Wedding includes:

  •     Personalized wedding planning and day of wedding services
  •     Wedding ceremony on the beach
  •     Services of a non-denominational minister
  •     Professional photographer for one hour at the ceremony and immediately thereafter, with 40 print quality images on a CD
  •     Musical entertainment for the wedding and reception (four hours)
  •     Bride's bouquet and Groom's boutonniere, plus two additional attendant's bouquets and boutonnieres.
  •     Elegant three-course Sugar Mill dinner for up to 12 with hors d'oeuvres, open bar, champagne toast, and wedding cake, including gratuity.
  •     Farewell breakfast for hotel guests including Mimosas and Bloody Marys

For the bride and groom:

  •     Private round-trip airport transportation
  •     Welcome champagne and fresh tropical flowers, fruit, cheese and chocolate basket upon arrival
  •     His and Her Buccaneer bathrobes
  •     His & Her hand crafted infinitely bracelets by IB designs
  •     His and Her 25 minute massage at The Hideaway Spa
  •     Taxi to the Virgin Islands territorial court for legal paperwork

3. Bougainvillea Wedding Package: $2650 (for two). For each adult guest in addition to the bride and groom add $150. Children 4-11 years: $50 (children's wedding menu). Three night minimum stay required. Fifty percent of wedding guests must be staying at The Buccaneer. Package does not include accommodations or airfare. The Bougainvillea Wedding Package sets the scene for an idyllic St Croix island wedding for just the two of you, or for up to 19 people. Everything you need for a one-of-a kind experience is thoughtfully arranged by our professional wedding coordinator, leaving you to enjoy your special day.

The Bougainvillea Wedding includes:

  •     Personalized wedding planning and day of wedding services
  •     Wedding site at the 18th century Sugar Mill or beautiful beach
  •     Services of a non-denominational minister
  •     Professional photographer for one hour at the ceremony and immediately thereafter, with 40 print quality images on a CD
  •     Three course wedding dinner at The Terrace including wedding cake and champagne toast*

For the bride and groom:

  •     Bride's bouquet and groom's boutonniere
  •     Private round-trip airport transportation
  •     Welcome champagne, fruit, cheese and chocolate basket upon arrival
  •     Fresh tropical flower arrangement
  •     His and Her Buccaneer bathrobes
  •     His and Her 25 minute massage
  •     His & Her hand crafted infinitely bracelets by IB designs
  •     Taxi to the Virgin Islands territorial court for legal paperwork

4. Elope to Paradise Wedding Package: $1350* plus accommodations (for two)
Additional guests $50 per person plus accommodations. Package does not include accommodations or airfare. Minimum three night stay.
A perfect way to celebrate your wedding: simply, elegantly, and free of stress. We take care of the details for you so you can spend your time enjoying each other.

Elope to Paradise wedding package includes:

  •     Private round-trip airport transfers
  •     Welcome champagne, fruit, cheese and chocolate basket upon arrival
  •     Personalized wedding planning and day of wedding services
  •     Taxi to the territorial court for legal paperwork
  •     Wedding site at the 18th century Sugar Mill or beautiful beach
  •     Services of a non-denominational minister and witnesses
  •     Professional photographer for one hour at the ceremony and immediately thereafter, with 40 print quality images on a CD
  •     Bride's bouquet and groom's boutonniere
  •     Champagne and wedding cake

*Elope To Paradise Weddings taking place on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday incur a $250 weekend surcharge

5. "Jump the Broom": Add to the package of your choice for $500 to the wedding package of choice. New for 2011, couples at The Buccaneer can enhance their ceremonies with a "Jump the Broom" ritual, based on a centuries-old African tradition of jumping over a gaily-decorated broom as a symbol of entering a new life together with a clean sweep. "Jump the Broom" includes a traditional invocation and a one-of-a-kind wedding broom designed by an artist exclusively for the couple.

Honeymoon Packages

1.    Honeymoons Are Forever Package: Add this package to your room selection for $800 extra. Package includes:

  •     Round-trip private airport transportation
  •     Chilled champagne on arrival
  •     Sunset cruise
  •     Boat trip to Buck Island National Park for snorkeling
  •     St. Croix island tour including Whim Plantation, Botanical Gardens, Cruzan Rum Distillery, and other sites.
  •     Daily shuttle to Christiansted
  •     His and hers 25 minute massages
  •     Welcome bouquet of tropical flowers

2.    Romantic Escape Package: Add this package to your room selection for an additional $990 per couple. Package includes:

  •     Private round-trip airport transfers
  •     Welcome cocktails
  •     Welcome champagne, fruit, cheese and fine chocolates
  •     One category room upgrade with guaranteed king bedded room
  •     Luxury bath amenities
  •     His and hers Buccaneer bathrobes
  •     Breakfast daily
  •     Half-day sail to Buck Island
  •     Sunset sail
  •     A beachfront lunch at the Mermaid Restaurant
  •     In-room couples massage for 50 minutes
  •     One day car rental* to explore the island
  •     One dinner on The Terrace, including three courses and wine
  •     Twice daily maid service
  •     Late check-out

Local Attractions

  •     Buck Island National Park
  •     Cruzan Rum Distillery
  •     Bioluminescent kayaking
  •     Historic downtown Christiansted
  •     Estate Whim Plantation Museum

Features

Services

Personalized wedding planning and day of wedding services.

Wedding Cake

Available on-site, available with preferred vendor.

Rooms

Great House Oceanview, Deluxe Oceanfront, Luxury Beachside Doubloons.

Dinner

A daily American breakfast buffet is included in your stay. For lunch, enjoy The Mermaid or the Grotto Grill. In the evening, dine at The Terrace or the Martel Lounge. The Mermaid is open seasonally for dinner.

Spa & Massage

The Hideaway Spa is located in Shopping Arcade and offers a full menu to choose from. From facials and in-room couple massages, to hair and make-up for your special day, there is something for everyone. Please see our full spa menu on our website.

Activities

Included in your stay are complimentary Discover Scuba lessons, a 24-hour fitness center and a plethora of beachside activities. Guests also have access to 8 tennis courts, two which are light at night, as well as an 18-hole, par 70 golf course.

Entertainment

Live entertainment at your Virgin Island Luxury Resort Hotel.

Extras

For an additional fee, you can participate in paddle board classes, take a Catamaran to Buck Island National park for a snorkeling trip, explore St. Croix on our Island Tour or you can also relax and rejuvenate with a private yoga or Pilates session.

Seasonal

Featured in America’s paradise, The Buccaneer in St. Croix offers the perfect location to escape to year round.


Wedding Services

Discounts for Guest Rooms: Yes On-site Catering: Yes
Outside Catering: No Wedding Indoor Capacity: 100
Wedding Outdoor Capacity: 100 Number of Events at a Time: 1
Reception Outdoor Capacity: 100 Reception Indoor Capacity: 100
On-site Wedding Cake: Yes