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Sandcastle Hotel

White Bay, Jost Van Dyke
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved staying in one of the two villas on the beach. It was perfect for what we were expecting. If you want steps to the beach, a hammock to read a book in, an endless supply of pain killers from Soggy Dollar and not much else this is the place.....We added three days onto our already week stay in St.... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our stay at Sand Castle-Soggy Dollar. This is absolutely the best spot on the island. We visited 7 Virgin Islands on our trip and found White Bay to be the cream of the crop. A+++ location, good food, great drinks and the staff is super warm and friendly. They have kayaks, stand up paddle boards and other water... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

Had a great two-night stay here with my significant other. It is very rustic, which can be a positive or a negative depending on what you are looking for. ROOMS - There are no TVs in the cabins. Only 2 cabins come equipped with Air conditioners. We stayed in one of the AC cabins. Comfortable bed. Refrigerator available. They provide... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Sandcastle is the small hotel associated with the famous Soggy Dollar Bar. It's a remarkable little place for its magnificent locations. The mornings and evenings are peaceful and quiet like no other place on earth, and the afternoons are filled with daytrippers and sailors. 'Tons of good people watching! The staff at Sandcastle is dependably friendly and welcoming. We love... More 

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Branford CT, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Im torn writing this review.I was totally pumped to get to Sandcastle for an entire YEAR- but I would not go back. A day trip to SDB for sure but I wouldn't stay over. And I tell you the "negatives" along with the "positives" because I wish someone had written about it before so I could be prepared. The positives:... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The villas are almost on the water. The rooms are not very big but very clean. The view of white bay is awesome. Plus the soggy dollar bar is right here all you have to do is walk outside and you are there to get another pain killer. What more could you ask for.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Wow, we had a great time in JVD. The staff, especially Claire and Winsome, at the Soggy dollar & Sandcastle were great. We enjoyed cottage #4 and we could hear the ocean waves from bed. Roosters wake you up a bit early but it was quiet once the day trippers/yachts leave around 5pm. Note cottage 4 has 3 ceiling fans,... More 

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Randolph, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We stayed here for our honeymoon in one of the ocean front cottages. It was everything we wanted and more. The Soggy Dollar bar fills up with the boat people during the day and makes for great conversations. But the evenings and mornings are the best. You have the bay all to yourself. Swam and snorkeled with sea turtles totally... More 

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Johnson City, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We stayed for a week in a garden cottage (no a/c). Checked in on Monday afternoon after a full day of car, shuttle buses, planes, taxi's, boat ferry's...it was a journey. Once we arrived at SC, Claire met us and showed us to our home for 7 nights. She was very friendly and explained how things worked, how and when... More 

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Bayonne, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We usually charter a sailboat for our BVI but trips but decided to stay on island. We rented their AC room with meal plan. I have nothing, absolutely nothing to say bad about the entire stay other than we had to leave. They have service and systems down to a science. The property is so well maintained and they thought... More 

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