Mermaid Beach

Photo credit: © Paul Hildebrandt

Guests staying at the Buccaneer Resort can enjoy Mermaid Beach, which has all the amenities you could want in a beach. Whether you want to lounge seaside with a cocktail in hand or participate in watersports, you'll love this sunny spot.

Located toward the center of the island of St. Croix, 1.6 miles east-northeast of downtown Christiansted, Mermaid Beach is on the East-Northeast coast of the island, You might think about stopping by whether or not you're staying nearby.

How to Access The Beach
Mermaid Beach is accessible via Buccaneer Resort, which is located at 5007 Estate Shoys in Christiansted. There is a paved parking lot, and if you are not a guest of the resort you will have to pay to park.

Amenities and Ambiance

Mermaid Beach set on the property of Buccaneer Resort and features blindingly white sands, shady coconut trees, and turquoise waters. Some areas of the beach are a bit rocky, while others are padded in seagrass, but no matter where you go, the water remains pretty calm. Also located on the beach is a bar and a restaurant.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Don't forget that the immediate vicinity around Mermaid Beach is an urban area, so show up early.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the East-Northeast coast of St. Croix; this area boasts other attractions such as Buccaneer Golf Course, which is pretty close, so some will want to take a cab, while others will find it a nice walk.

If you're intrigued by the Virgin Islands' history, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Fort Christiansted, which is a quick cab ride or walk from the beach.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Mermaid Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Buccaneer Golf Course Golf Course 0.3 mi. SE St. Croix
Fort Louisa Augusta Light Lighthouse 0.8 mi. W St. Croix
D C Canegata Ballpark Sporting Event Venue 1.2 mi. SW St. Croix
Green Cay National Wildlife Refuge Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.3 mi. NE Green Cay
Fort Christiansted Historical Site 1.5 mi. WSW St. Croix
Customs House Historical Site 1.5 mi. WSW St. Croix
Steeple Building Museum 1.5 mi. WSW St. Croix
Scale House Historical Site 1.5 mi. WSW St. Croix
Mitchell Larsen Studio Art Gallery 1.6 mi. WSW St. Croix
Maria Henle Studio Art Gallery 1.6 mi. WSW St. Croix
Government House Historical Site 1.6 mi. WSW St. Croix
St. Croix Archaeological Museum Museum 1.6 mi. WSW St. Croix

Cities and Towns

The town of Christiansted is close-by and is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the coast, Christiansted is a quick trip away, about a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Because the beach is in a relatively popular vacation spot, it is not typically that difficult to find the kind of hotel you're looking for close-by. For guests wanting to book a place that's near the ocean, the table below shows the accommodation options closest to Mermaid Beach.

Accommodations near Mermaid Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Buccaneer 0.2 mi. S Resort
Tamarind Reef Hotel 0.8 mi. ENE Resort
Hotel on the Cay 1.4 mi. WSW Hotel
King Christian Hotel 1.6 mi. WSW Hotel
Chenay Bay Beach Resort 1.6 mi. E Hotel
Hotel Caravelle 1.7 mi. WSW Hotel
Holger Danske Hotel 1.7 mi. WSW Hotel
Club Comanche 1.8 mi. WSW Hotel
Carringtons Inn 2.5 mi. SW Hotel
Pelican Cove Beach Condos 3.1 mi. W Hotel


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the closest restaurants is The Mermaid. The restaurant has both American and International dishes on the menu. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's just a short distance away.

Nearby restaurants are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Mermaid Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
The Mermaid (340) 712-2100 American, International Informal 0.0 mi. E
The Grotto Grill (340) 712-2100 -- -- 0.0 mi. E
The Terrace (340) 712-2100 Caribbean, International Informal 0.1 mi. NE
The Brass Parrot (340) 712-2100 -- -- 0.2 mi. S
The Sugar Mill -- -- -- 0.2 mi. S
Deep End Bar & Grill (340) 718-7071 American, Caribbean -- -- --
Pickled Greek (340) 713-1868 Greek Very Casual 0.9 mi. SSW
The Galleon (340) 718-9948 Caribbean, Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Fine Dining 0.9 mi. E
Sharkey's Bait Stand (340) 719-9935 American, International, Tex-Mex Very Casual 1.1 mi. SW
Jaccar Organic & Natural Sorbert (340) 719-6999 Eclectic Very Casual 1.2 mi. SW
Seini's Golden Rail Cafe (340) 719-1989 American -- 1.2 mi. SW
The Bistro (340) 772-2435 Bistro -- 1.2 mi. SW

Other Beaches

There are other beaches on St. Croix you might like besides Mermaid Beach.

Vacationers may also want to visit Tamarind Reef Beach, located only a short distance away. Book your next St. Croix vacation at the Tamarind Reef Hotel, which is situated on the magnificent beach front property of the Tamarind Reef Beach.

Maybe Mermaid Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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