Although hurricanes Irma and Maria did enormous damage in several Leeward Islands, including St. Croix, The Buccaneer came through in unusually good shape. Only a half dozen or so rarely used rooms at the 138-key resort were damaged. Just note that for next few weeks The Buccaneer will be hosting FEMA workers, so it isn’t accepting last-minute bookings. This report is from a visit just prior to this season’s hurricanes, but everything mentioned here is as it was before the storms.
The Buccaneer is the grande dame of the U.S. Virgin Islands: Owned and operated by the same family since 1947 on a plantation founded in 1653, The Buccaneer has a pink plantation house on a hill and 17th-century stone buildings that have earned it membership in Historic Hotels of America.
By Ed Wetschler
October 2, 2017