We have been to the Sandcastle Hotel three times and we love this place !!! Not only for the hotel itself but also for the location.
The hotel is actually cottages which are amazing. King-size bed, refrigerator and love seats, it feels like home. They are very clean and well maintained. The 2 garden cottages and surrounded with beautiful flowers, shrubs and other flora. The 2 ocean-side cottages are as close to the beach as they can get. But even in the garden cottages, you can still hear the ocean at night .... what a soothing sound !!! The other rooms are air-conditioned and are just as nice. That's not to say you need the A/C in the other cottages as the temperature has always been comfortable.
The evening meals at the on-site restaurant are top notch ... something different from what one would expect from such a small restaurant. Just don't let the size fool you. And don't forget to try some of their lunch items ... especially the flying fish sandwich.
And the Soggy Dollar bar .... wow. Such a cool place !!! Don't expect blender drinks though. The bar is always so busy, there is no way they would be able to handle. Nonetheless, you have to try their signature drinks -- especially the Pain Killer which they claim was invented there.
If you are looking for a place to chill ... this place is it. Grab a drink from the bar and a lounger or chair, pull it out next to the ocean and enjoy soaking up some sun !!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The home of the famous Soggy Dollar Bar... and the original Painkiller. Escape, unwind, and truly refresh yourself with a getaway to Sandcastle Hotel, a small resort in White Bay on the island of Jost Van Dyke (British Virgin Islands). Set on one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. A stay at Sandcastle is the cure for the busy, modern life. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sandcastle Hotel Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands