There are other places to stay on Jost Van Dyke, but the location of the Sandcastle makes it the best, hands down. There is nothing that compares to being able to walk out onto beautiful White Bay in the morning and have it all to yourself.
We found check-in and out to be very easy. The staff was incredibly friendly, helpful, and accommodating during our entire stay. Wonderful hospitality.
We stayed in one of the two air conditioned rooms. I need a/c! The rooms are extremely close to the beach, but nestled back in the tropical gardens for great privacy. Our room was large, comfortably furnished, clean, and had lots of extras like a small refrigerator we kept snacks and drinks in, lots of books, and beach towels.
The Sandcastle has lots of great beach chairs, tables, hammocks, floats, noodles, and a kayak and a paddleboard for guests use, which was fantastic. The proximity to the Soggy Dollar Bar and the other bars that line White Bay is also wonderfully convenient.
At night, the Sandcastle restaurant serves a wonderful, romantic, candlelight dinner. The food was good, especially the painkiller ice cream! You need to "sign up" by 5:00 p.m. by going to the bar and getting the dinner book. You simply write your name by an available dinner time and look through the menu. You actually write down you food selections. At your dinner time, just show up, find a great table, sit down, and they bring your food to you.
Coffee was always ready in the morning, and you can just go grab yourself a cup. I loved getting my coffee and taking it to a chair by the ocean. No people, no boats, just the sound of the waves that early in the morning. If you want breakfast, you sign up the day before. You don't order, you just arrive and they bring you whatever it is they are serving that day.
Soggy Dollar Bar also serves the world's BEST bloody mary. They have a great lunch too, and terrific painkillers.
For us, 5 nights at the Sandcastle was absolute perfection. I have never been so relaxed at the end of a vacation in my life!
- Also Known As:
- Sandcastle Hotel Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands