CHRISTIANSTED, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS PROPERTY EST. 1653 A family-owned operation that dates back to the 17th century, the luxurious Buccaneer is the U.S. Virgin Island’s longest running resort. In 1653, Charles Martel, a Knight of Malta, erected the first building on the island, well out of sight of coastal marauders. Known as the French Greathouse, it later served as a sugar house on the plantation of Danish Governor von Prock, and Alexander Hamilton lived here as a child. The property was sold to the area’s namesake, Michael Shoy, who planted cotton on its expansive acreage. Later, the estate functioned as a cattle ranch until 1947 when the Armstrong family converted it into a full-service inn. Early guests, known as “continentals,” often made their own drinks and helped rake the beach. ORIGINAL RESORT CHARMING SERVICE BLENDED DÉCOR FRENCH COLONIAL AMENITIES 138 guestrooms and villa. Each with a private patio or balcony, air-conditioning, refrigerator, satellite TV, coffee maker, and ceiling fans. Some guestrooms with whirlpool bathtubs. Golf, Peter Burwash International tennis, beaches, complimentary snorkel equipment, kayaks, floats, spa, paddleboards, and children’s program. DINING The Terrace offers covered, open-air dining; The Terrace serves classical cuisine with a Caribbean flair; the Mermaid, which features casual alfresco dining, is located beachside, and the Grotto Grill offers poolside dining. Private dining in the Sugar Mill or Beach Cabana. LOCATION On the eastern end of the island of St. Croix, minutes from downtown Christiansted and a short, non-stop flight from Miami, Florida, on American Airlines or San Juan on JetBlue. Direct seasonal service available from Atlanta on Delta and Charlotte on American Airlines. Henry E. Rohlsen Airport: 8 miles, 20 minutes. 5007 Estate Shoys Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands 00824 T 340.712.2100
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