Crowded by guests staying at the Buccaneer Resort, Mermaid Beach 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.
Situated near 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 should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity.
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.
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, public restrooms aren't available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.
Remember to take into account that Mermaid Beach's location is rather congested, so plan accordingly.
Mermaid Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the East-Northeast coast of St. Croix; this area boasts other attractions such as Buccaneer Golf Course, which is a quarter mile to the southeast.
If you're interested in mixing a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to Steeple Building, a lovely museum found a mile and a half away, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.
If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.
|Buccaneer Golf Course||Golf Course||0.3 mi.||SE||St. Croix|
|Lighthouse||0.8 mi.||W||St. Croix|
|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|
Nearby, you'll find the town of Christiansted, which is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the coast, Christiansted is just up the road, maybe a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers).
The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few visitors from lodgings in the area.
Because this beach is in a pretty popular tourist destination, it usually isn't a great challenge to find the type of hotel you're looking for close-by. For those wanting to get a place that's near the ocean, the following table lists the closest accommodation options to Mermaid Beach.
|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 start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, the area near this beach provides some viable options, so there's no need to go too far from these sands. One of the closest places to eat is The Mermaid. The restaurant offers both American and International cuisines. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's only a short distance away.
Nearby dining options are included in the following table.
|The Mermaid||(340) 712-2100||American, International||Informal||0.0 mi.||E|
|(340) 712-2100||Caribbean, Italian||Informal||0.1 mi.||NE|
|The Terrace||(340) 712-2100||Caribbean, International||Informal||0.1 mi.||NE|
|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|
|Seini's Golden Rail Cafe||(340) 719-1989||American||--||1.2 mi.||SW|
|(340) 772-2435||Bistro||--||1.2 mi.||SW|
|Cheeseburgers in Paradise||(340) 773-1119||American||Very Casual||1.3 mi.||E|
St. Croix has several beautiful beaches, and Mermaid Beach is just one option.
You may also want to consider Tamarind Reef Beach, which is 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 you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.
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