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Renassiance St Croix vs the Buccaneer

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Hello - we are going to St Croix in a few weeks, and are booked at the Renassiance St Croix. Now I am reconsidering because I found a sale that would make the Buccaneer almost the same price.... if anyone has stayed at either or both of these resorts, can you tell me about the weather and the beaches? I know that the Renassiance is in the rain forest, and am worried that the rain will be a problem. Also, we have small children and so would like a child friendly beach with small/no waves. Waves are influenced by weather, of course, but some locations are just calmer too. Anyone have input?



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    Hi Melanie,

    We are delighted that you are considering The Buccaneer for your upcoming family trip. St. Croix is a beautiful island with much to do! Both the Renaissiance and The Buccaneer are family friendly and each offer unique amenities and environments for travelers to enjoy.

    Founded in the 17th century and family-run for generations, St. Croix's Buccaneer is the Caribbean's and Virgin Islands' longest running family-owned resort. Recently named the top Family Resort in the USVI and the #4 Family Resort in the Caribbean by Travel & Leisure’s reader survey, The Buccaneer offers activities for all age groups. We are located on the dryer side of the island, the East End, about 5 minutes from downtown Christiansted. Christiansted town has shops, restaurants and historic sites for you to enjoy. We have three beaches to choose from, as well as two pools. Two of our beaches are located in semi-protected bays which allows for enjoyable swimming and snorkeling. We also have beach attendants on both the Mermaid and Grotto beach to assist with anything you may need.

    Included in our rates are the following:
    • Full American breakfast daily on the Terrace
    • Snorkeling gear, kayaks, floating mats
    • Introduction to SCUBA lessons
    • Complimentary Daily Kids Camp for 4 to 12 year olds
    • Twice daily maid service and turn-down
    • Free wireless internet access
    • Welcome cocktails
    • Manager's Cocktail Party
    • Live musical entertainment
    • Daily Guest Activities including family treasure hunts, crab races and much more!

    In regards to family accommodations, we do have several options to choose from. Our website lists all accommodation options as well as the rates and we would invite you to peruse the options –

    If you would like, I am also available to personally help you with your questions about The Buccaneer and can be reached at or via phone at 1-800-255-3881.

    We do hope that you and your family decide to escape to sunny St. Croix and experience all our island has to offer.

    Warm regards,
    Rebecca Boulanger
    Sales & Marketing Supervisor
    The Buccaneer

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