Mermaid Beach

Photo credit: © Paul Hildebrandt
 

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.

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, 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.

What's Nearby

Attractions

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.

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

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).

Hotels

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.

Accommodations near Mermaid Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Buccaneer 0.1 mi. NE 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

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.

Restaurants near Mermaid Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
The Mermaid (340) 712-2100 American, International Informal 0.0 mi. E
Kendrick's (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
The Bistro (340) 772-2435 Bistro -- 1.2 mi. SW
Case Place -- -- -- 1.2 mi. SW
Cheeseburgers in Paradise (340) 773-1119 American Very Casual 1.3 mi. E
Bombay Club (340) 773-1838 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

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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