I don't think the Sandcastle is for everyone. But I loved it. It's casual, and noisy during the day, and crazy. You are right next to the Soggy Dollar which is a wild place and not to be missed. The boats drop off their people about 11 am and then they stay till 4pm or so, drinking, sunning and having a great time. If you are staying at the Sandcastle, you are there in the early morning and could very well be the only person on the beach, ditto sunset. We would go running or hiking the hill behind the hotel in the morning. We had time to take an outdoor shower before breakfast. Then the serious sunbathing began. Watching the Superbowl down the beach as the waves rolled in was not to be missed. The staff is quite attentive, you gotta love Claire, and Blossom, and Mic and Sana. They are the best. The cottages are not fancy, but quite comfy. The other guests are friendly so if you are very shy it might not be the place for you. If you like to get to know people it's a wonderland.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The home of the original Painkiller and situated on one of the world's best beaches, the Sandcastle Hotel and Soggy Dollar Bar are located in White Bay on Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands... or, as we like to say... at the corner of sunny and shady. For over 46 years the six room boutique hotel and adjacent world famous Soggy Dollar let's you eat, drink and stay in the middle of paradise. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sandcastle Hotel Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands