We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sandcastle Hotel

White Bay, Jost Van Dyke
Sandcastle Hotel
Write a Review

84 reviews from our community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    60
    14
    4
    2
    4
See reviews for
6
61
1
Business
0
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (17)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (84)
  • Mar-May only
    (15)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (29)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (15)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (25)
All months
There are newer reviews for Sandcastle Hotel
See the most recent reviews
NJ
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2008

Let me first start by saying that I will continue to travel to Jost Van Dyke but I will NEVER stay at Sandcastle again. This was the 6th time my husband and I have been to Jost Van Dyke. We have stayed at the Sandcastle before with the old owners and have enjoyed ourselves tremendously. But the new managers are... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 25
Falls Church, VA
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2008

Perhaps I anticipated a little too much after reading the other reviews on this site, but I expected really good things from the Sandcastle Hotel. Unfortunately, great things were not delivered. Yes, the beach is really great. The water is clear and warm and great for swimming and relaxing--just not from about 11 or twelve in the afternoon until the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2008

Our stay at Sandcastle last year was very good, but the side effects of our stay have been devastating. Reviewer from the East Coast, USA We have gone to Sandcastle for 8 years and always had a wonderful time filled with great island people and a staff that was like coming home each year we arrived. This past trip in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Kansas City
Level Contributor
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2008

Sandcastle (and Soggy Dollar) is the just an amazing place. It is really impossible to describe how magical and beautiful of a place that it is. Experiencing it is kind of like owning/riding a Harley Davidson ("If you have to ask you wouldn't understand..."). The water is a color of blue that can't be described, the beach is soft, white... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2008

This place is Fantastic!!! If you are not laid back and want luxury, this is not the place for you. This place is a "go with the flow" kind of place. We never go to the same place twice . This was our first time there and we have already made reservations for same time next year. The staff treated... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2008

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights as part of our honeymoon (we also stayed at The Little Plantation, a villa on St. John, my favorite part of the honeymoon, and Peter Island Resort). The 2 days here were our "party" days. The hotel itself is interesting. We stayed in cottage #3. It's octagonal. The cottages are either... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
US
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2007

My husband and I spent four days at the Sandcastle as part of our honeymoon (we spent the first four days on Tortola). We had a wonderful experience. The highlights were: 1) The beach itself. White sand, warm, clear water, and with the snorkeling gear that you can borrow for free, you can swim all around the fantastic reef that's... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Charleston, South Carolina
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2007

My wife and I just got back from staying at the sandcastle for three nights (August 20-23) and it was as good as we could have ever wanted. Such a beautiful place and very relaxing. We arrived at around 11 on Monday and met both Sandy and Tina (both bent over backwards to make us feel welcome and give us... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Northern Va
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2007

Just got back from a week at Sand Castle. Great time!! We stayed in the AC room. Room was what we expected, clean and functional. It is not a 5 star resort, but we neither paid for one or expectedd it on a little laid back island. Water pressure was better than expected for an island without a real water... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Lone Star State
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2007

Ok, after reading the other reviews I felt compelled to write a review. I was on the Island, Oct 9-11th. I loved it so much I booked it agian for this October and plan on many returns to Jost Van Dyke and Sandcastles. I found SandCastles after being one of those many day-excursion visitors that was complained about in another... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

97 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (97)
Viewed
Room/suite (11)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (14)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (25)
Viewed
View from room (7)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
3:54
Videos (2)
Viewed
Other (31)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Jost Van Dyke
6.4 mi away
Sugar Mill Hotel
Sugar Mill Hotel
#2 of 28 in Tortola
5.0 of 5 stars 437 reviews
6.3 mi away
Sebastian's on the Beach
Sebastian's on the Beach
#2 of 14 in Road Town
4.0 of 5 stars 238 reviews
6.2 mi away
Frenchmans
Frenchmans
#1 of 2 in West End
5.0 of 5 stars 274 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.5 mi away
White Bay Villas & Seaside Cottages
8.9 mi away
Peter Island Resort
Peter Island Resort
#1 of 1 in Peter Island
4.5 of 5 stars 710 reviews
5.9 mi away
Long Bay Beach Club
Long Bay Beach Club
#9 of 28 in Tortola
4.0 of 5 stars 588 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities