I'm literally writing this review after I got back from purchasing a day pass from the hotel front desk. I came in on a cruise and was offered a taxi to their beach. I didn't know it was gonna be $5 per person to enjoy their beach, but whatever, that's fine. My wife and I got on the beach, moved two chairs over in the shade to put on sunscreen before walking to Sandy Point. Apparently the sand castle I was extremely close to was the waiters greatest achievement in life. The rude waiter proceeded to go off on me about how close I was to the sand castle and how if I messed it up he was gonna come down there! He did this while I was apologizing, saying I'm not gonna destroy it...while he was waiting on tables...in front of paying customers...in the restaurant! At first I thought he was joking, but I never got the sense that he was. It was extremely awkward and I couldn't believe it. This was at like 11:00 a.m. and I wasn't sure if they deal with drunken idiots around there messing things up but, dude, really! I'm in my mid thirties, an ex military member, and I'm putting on sunscreen, how deeply threatening do I really look?! I will acknowledge I was close to the thing but was well aware of my surroundings.
On another note, my wife and I had discussed how irritated we would've been had we stayed there and they let a bunch of day guests come over and take up prime real estate on their beach. However, it did seem the beach was the 100% only thing going for it!! Would've packed up our stuff and turned right around and left had we booked something here.
So if you're looking for a place that has a great beach but let's a bunch of non overnight guests come and share it with you then this is your place. Just be sure to keep a safe distance from the waiters lifetime achievement sand castle because ol' Mother Nature has her dibs on wrecking it and he's gonna be very angry!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sand Castle on the Beach is an intimate, beachfront hotel on Saint Croix's most beautiful swimming beach. We offer 5 room types from beachfront villas to economical studios, affording you multiple options in the size of your accommodations. Choose from spacious villas overlooking the beach, queen studios, king studios with balconies, one-bedroom suites or a roomy two-bedroom suite. Our award-winning restaurant - the Beach Side Café - offers daily specials, fresh catch seafood specials and locally sourced vegetables with local and international influence. The lounge at the café serves craft-made cocktails and mocktails prepared with fresh local juices. Owners Chris, Ted and Dan invite you to share in the laid back, inclusive atmosphere of Sand Castle on the Beach Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sand Castle On The Beach St. Croix/Frederiksted