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White Bay, Jost Van Dyke
284-495-9888 VHF Ch. 16
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
GREAT PLACE TO ESCAPE TO

This is a great escape. Really not much to do other than chill out on the beach --- AND PEOPLE WATCH. During the day, it's like "spring break for adults". When all the day tripper boats cone in to have some some fun. After 4:00 it's a peaceful paradise.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
Johnblaszlo
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is a great escape. Really not much to do other than chill out on the beach --- AND PEOPLE WATCH. During the day, it's like "spring break for adults". When all the day tripper boats cone in to have some some fun. After 4:00 it's a peaceful paradise.

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Newport Beach, CA
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95 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

My daughter says it's all the painkillers that make the food here taste so good. But on my 3rd trip here I brought my husband (non drinker) who also agrees that Sandcastle, for all it's laid back vibe, makes the BEST Mahi Mahi sandwich in the Caribbean. The famous Painkiller also originated here, so have one or two or three.....

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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

We spent two nights anchored in White Bay, on Jost Van Dyke, just off the beach. Our second night we made reservations at Sandcastle (must be made by 5pm). The restaurant is right next to the Soggy a Dollar Bar and doesn't look like much during the day. For the evening meal, they really dress it up with lighting, table... More 

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Thank Akmkm
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is our second stay here. The beach is fabulous and the location can't be beat. Everyone is very friendly and the beach front cottages are wonderful.

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Thank BandLA
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41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

At night the Soggy Dollar bar is transformed to a fine dining restaurant - it's romantic and the food is excellent! We ate there once during our visit, but we both agree we will go back more often when we make our next trip to Jost. The food is excellent - I had the fish special and my husband had... More 

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Thank SeagroveBeachBum
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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132 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We reached the White Bay in our rented boat, spent afternoon on the beach (Soggy Dollar bar is great) and decided to have dinner on the Sandcastle. Small premises, very nice, quiet (as compared with madness on the beach during the afternoon). Food is great, and service is excellent. Definitely will return when back to BVI.

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Thank Luis L
Dahlonega, Georgia
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Staff and Owners were absolutely wonderful. They welcomed us like family. Could not have asked for a better Anniversary trip anywhere. If you get a chance to stay here please don't pass it up. You will not be disappointed. Have a painkiller and relax!!!!!

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Long Beach, California
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I love the food at sandcastle and go very often for lunch. The staff are wonderful and the management is awesome. My only grip about sandcastle...really soggy dollar, is that it is like a frat party every day. If that is your scene you will love it. Drunk vacation people (mostly very young) every where and it is often loud.... More 

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Bayonne, New Jersey
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We love everything about the Sandcastle and Soggy Dollar Bar. We stayed 1 week and had the meal plan package. The food is great! Fresh, cooked to order. Different set breakfast daily, and a set menu for dinner but good selections. My favorite was the bull, it was like filet mignon. I don't eat beef but had this 3 times.... More 

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Thank DebSweeney21
Burtonsville, Maryland, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Enjoyed another amazing dinner at Sandcastle (Soggy Dollar Bar) on White Bay. In a delightful setting, with toes in the sand, we had a delicious meal prepared by Dwayne, the excecutive chef, with excellent service too. It's such a pleasure to enjoy an amazing meal in such a beautiful setting. Can't wait for the next one!

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  • Address: White Bay, Jost Van Dyke
  • Location: Caribbean  >  British Virgin Islands  >  Jost Van Dyke
  • Phone Number: 284-495-9888 VHF Ch. 16

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