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 near the heart 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 whether or not you are staying very close.

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, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Keep in mind that Mermaid Beach's location is a bustling area, so show up early.

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on the East-Northeast coast of St. Croix. Buccaneer Golf Course is found a quarter mile to the southeast, and it is one of a few area's attractions.

To some, beaches and museums may see like an unlikely combination, but a quite a few vacationers find that museums like Steeple Building (located a mile and a half to the west-southwest) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and help visitors understand the Virgin Islands' interesting past.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run low on things to do. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

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

Mermaid Beach is very close to Christiansted, so a trip into the city is a definite option. Nearby, you'll find the city of Christiansted, which is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From Mermaid Beach, Christiansted is just up the road, maybe a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers).

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

Since this beach is in a pretty popular vacation area, it is not usually all that tough to find just the right kind of hotel nearby. For those looking to find a place that's on or near the ocean, the table that follows shows the closest accommodations 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

Food

It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Mermaid Beach; you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the closest places to eat is The Mermaid. The restaurant serves both American and International menu items. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's not far off the beach at all.

The table below provides a list of restaurants closest to this beach.

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 multiple beaches to discover on St. Croix, of course, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

Another option worth considering is Tamarind Reef Beach, located within a couple of miles. 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.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in the Virgin Islands, and dropping by Mermaid Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.

 

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