The Buccaneer Hotel

This place has character. Its history dates back to the 1600s, when the first building was constructed by Charles Martel, one of the Knights of Malta. (The thick walls and graceful bonnet arches of Martel’s manor house are still visible in the Buccaneer’s main building). Over the next several centuries, the estate served as a sugar plantation, a cotton plantation, and a cattle farm. It was converted into a resort in 1947 by the same island family who still runs the Buccaneer today.

The resort benefits from the warmth of a family-run hotel, the nostalgia of layer upon layer of history left behind by its predecessors, and the luxury of a classically design facility and a staff whose love of what they do is evident in the way guests are welcomed as family.

You will never go bored at the Buccaneer thanks to its 18-hole golf course and eight tennis courts, each with a full time pro on hand and respective shops where you can stock up on gear. There are two pools, a newly renovated fitness center, kids camp and three restaurants. And when you’re ready for some inertia, retreat to the Buccaneer’s recently updated spa for some pampering with their wide range of offerings.

All that sound like too much activity for you’ Find a quiet place from which to soak up the view that is the pristinely manicured grounds and the soft sands slipping into the Caribbean Sea at the resort’s three beaches.

The Buccaneer is the kind of resort you can come back to again and again at each stage of life: enjoy a romantic stay to celebrate your engagement; get married here against the backdrop of a beautiful 18th century sugar mill; return years later with your kids who will no doubt get a kick out of the plethora of water sports. One of the many things separating the Buccaneer from other accommodations is that no matter how different, each guest walks away feeling as though the resort’s focus is the exact type of experience they were looking for.

There’s no denying that the Buccaneer is a special place, and the word is out: it’s a member of the prestigious Historic Hotels of America, several publications have lauded the resort, and everyone from the late Michael Jackson to foreign kings and queens have enjoyed the timeless elegance of this intimate retreat.

  • Romance’ Oh yes, the Buccaneer knows it well. Book a Luxury Beachside Doubloon, the resort’s newest and largest rooms featuring marble baths, whirlpool tubs and awe-inspiring mountain and seaside views. Pair the romantic suite with a honeymoon or engagement package offering chilled champagne on arrival, couples massage, sunset sails and more, and let the lovin’ begin.
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