Embrace St. Croix and Escape (US Virgin Islands)* 5 Days for two+snorkeling+tours

Bidding Supports: St. Mary High School (Rutherford, NJ)

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$4,400 USD
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Culture, History and Long Stretches of Sandy Shores St. Croix, US Virgin Islands for Five Days & Four Nights at The Buccaneer for Two, Including a Buck Island Reef Snorkel Trip and a Tour of Three of the Following Options: Point Udall, Historic Forts in either town, St. George Botanical Gardens, Leatherback Brewery, Caribbean Museum Center of the Arts or Mutiny Island Vodka Distillery (Land Only)

St. Croix, the largest of the U.S. Virgin islands, is a tranquil tropical destination for honeymooners, culture seekers, scuba divers and others, who come to explore its rich cultural diversity and fascinating history - Spain, Great Britain, the Netherlands, France, the Knights of Malta, Denmark and the United States all played a role in shaping the island! With a history of its own that dates back to the 17th century, the Buccaneer Resort blends old world charm with warm hospitality, and amazing amenities with captivating activities, to provide you with a premier Caribbean destination. Between the resort and the beaches, there are dozens of activities to choose from, including snorkeling at Buck Island Reef, and a choice of fascinating tours that will satisfy your senses, and take you back in time!

There is so much to do at The Buccaneer and in St. Croix! You'll have access to three of the island's best beaches: Mermaid Beach, Grotto Beach and Whistle Beach. Soak up the sun from the golden shores, or wade into the water for a refreshing dip in the Caribbean! You can also take advantage of the resort's complimentary use of ocean kayaks, snorkeling gear, floating mats, beach toys and games. The resort offers two pools, options for a competitive game of tetherball or beachside basketball, and even kayaking classes! If tennis is your game, meet the resort's pro and hit the courts for some action! The premier golf course overlooks the stunning beaches, adding a tropical flair to this classic sport. And the Hideaway Spa will nourish your body, mind and soul, pampering you from head to toe. Take a morning stroll on a nature and history walk, or meander along the two-mile jogging trail. And you won't want to miss out on the unique Buccaneer tradition of the running of the crabs! Unwind each day in the comfort of your ocean view guestroom, designed to be an intimate retreat that reflects the timeless elegance of The Buccaneer. Conveniences include air conditioners, small refrigerators, safes, satellite television, DVD players and ceiling fans.

Enjoy the popular snorkel trip to Buck Island Reef, one of the best destinations for snorkeling in the Caribbean! Departing Christiansted harbor twice daily, and arriving at Buck Island Reef National Monument 30 minutes later by power boat, you'll enjoy a guided tour of the nation's first underwater trail and an hour of snorkeling. Next head to Turtle Beach, proclaimed one of the world's best beaches according to National Geographic, where you can relax, sunbathe, swim, or enjoy the wildlife.

Make the most of your trip to St. Croix with your choice of three out of four engrossing tours, which offer everything from native plant species to Caribbean crafted beer, from artistic expression to a step back in time at a restored plantation! St. George Botanical Gardens boasts over 1,000 varieties of plants that demonstrate the horticultural potential of the U.S. Virgin Islands, and emphasizes the cultural and historical value of plants as a source of food, medicine, fiber, color dyes and building materials. Wander around this 16-acre garden, which is situated among the buildings and ruins of an 18th and 19th century sugar cane plantation, and overlaps with an Amerindian settlement which dates back to c.100 A.D. For a taste of Caribbean crafted beer, visit the Leatherback Brewing Company, which proudly produces authentic Virgin Islands craft beer with uniquely Caribbean grown ingredients alongside traditional beer styles - from Reef Life to Beach Life, Island Life to Bush Life, you'll want to return for more! Explore the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts, which aims to preserve, promote and exhibit the arts of the community, specifically as a means of providing and teaching alternative forms of positive expression to the youth of St. Croix. The ongoing Portrait of St. Croix exhibition is dedicated to celebrating the Virgin Islands' history and culture. Or visit Estate Mt. Washington, a Danish cotton and sugar factory that dates back to 1750! Amongst banana, avocado and citrus trees on the tranquil grounds below the Great house are 18th century stone ruins of a sugar factory, boiling shed, molasses cistern, two story dungeon, and a village. The centerpiece of the ruins is the restored "cockpit" animal mill complete with wooden crushing machinery. In addition to its long-standing history, the beautifully-restored 12+ acre plantation is set on the side of a hill in the rainforest, offering magnificent views of verdant hills, tree tops, and the azure Caribbean Sea.


Your trip for two includes:
5 days/4 nights accommodations at The Buccaneer
Room-related taxes
Daily complimentary breakfast
A $100 resort credit to use towards spa, golf, tennis or dining
Complimentary wireless internet service
Welcome fruit or rum punch
Daily guest activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, paddleboards and access to beach chairs and floating mats
Snorkeling and paddleboarding lessons
Daily maid service
Half-day Buck Island snorkel trip
Tour of 3 of the following options: Point Udall, Historic Forts in either town, St. George Botanical Gardens, Leatherback Brewery, Caribbean Museum Center of the Arts or Mutiny Island Vodka Distillery
Free concierge reservation service

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. Passport required for travel outside the U.S. Tour runs on specific days of the week and at specific times. Blackout dates: Dec. 20 to Jan 1. If tour is not available, it may be substituted with equal or similar experience. A minimum 45 day advance reservation is required. Please email us at auction@stmaryhs.org to find out the deadline for this trip.