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Chicago, IL Suburbs
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61 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While this is not a five-star hotel it is one of our favorite places in the entire world to spend several days relaxing and enjoying our fellow guests. While my first experience with the Soggy Dollar bar was 30 or so years ago, we have stayed at the Sandcastle Hotel the past couple of years for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We... More 

Thank ChgoSailor
Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

... we booked the same week for 2017. The staff is amazing; all the ladies that work here are really what makes this place so special. The rooms are well-appointed, drinks come fast, food is great, and the beach is right there. There's really nothing more to ask for. If you want to party, you got it. If you want... More 

Thank reichski
Arlington, Texas
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fantastically relaxing and wonderful week. The staff was wonderful and we felt like family within a few hours. We stayed in the no A/C unit and never had a problem. While it would be a bit warm during the day if you stayed in the room, that was not a problem for us as we were on the... More 

Thank Tim B
Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were one of the day trippers five years ago and always talked about heading back and staying at the hotel. We finally made it and it exceeded our expectations. We were warmly greeted upon arrival by Claire who turns out to be from our same home town. Good sign from the start. They take your picture... More 

2 Thank nynells
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This was our first time to jost van dyke and the sandcastle hotel. Communication with the staff and reservations was timely and accurate. They were very helpful throughout the process. We stayed in one of the Ac rooms and it was fine. Difficult I am sure to keep clean right on the beach and we were barefoot most all the... More 

Thank 01crab
Raleigh, North Carolina
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87 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We have just returned from a perfect four night stay; arrived Monday, August 8 and departed Friday, August 12. Oh how I miss waking up in the morning and sipping coffee on that beautiful secluded beach. I can not say enough wonderful things about our stay but I will start with the room. We stayed in AC room #6. It... More 

1 Thank beachfan101
Tampa, FL
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40 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We visited the Sandcastle hotel at the beginning of July. Stayed in beach cottage #2. As others have noted, accommodations at the hotel are very basic. This is not a resort but the cottages are simple and clean. We chose a room without an A/C unit. In hindsite, we should have booked a room with A/C as even with the... More 

Thank AMIBeachGal
Charlotte, North Carolina
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30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

This was our first trip staying on JVD and we already booked next June to return. We got to the Sandcastle and Claire took our bags and then notified us quickly that our room was ready early. We booked an AC unit and the view was still beautiful- a mix of sea, sand and gardens. The staff knew us by... More 

4 Thank rjaver1
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

We kinda call this luxury camping ... Clearly not a traditional 5 star experience ... But the location is perfect ... The staff is outstanding ... And the cottages / rooms are nicely furnished. Early mornings and evenings ... You have the beach to yourselves .. Then around 10 AM the boats start to arrive & its people watching &... More 

1 Thank KRB4646
Jacksonville, Florida
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32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

I was reluctant to book the Sandcastle Hotel, due to the sheer amount of boaters I have seen in the past converging on the Soggy Dollar Bar attached to the hotel. Our Garden Cottage was perfect! The staff was great, and there were separate areas on the beach for guests only! We were treated great by the bar staff at... More 

Thank Barry-Dani

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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 

Additional Information about Sandcastle Hotel

Address: White Bay, Jost Van Dyke
Region: Caribbean > British Virgin Islands > Jost Van Dyke
Price Range: £120 - £180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Sandcastle Hotel Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands
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“The property has 6 guest rooms - so book early! Bring your best bug repellent as they can be a bit intense at varying times during the day.”
 of 5 bubbles ChgoSailor, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Only two rooms with AC if that is a priority. All rooms are steps from the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles nynells, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Garden Cottages are quieter during the day, if you just need quiet time. All Cottages are quiet at night!”
 of 5 bubbles Barry-Dani, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“There are only six room total (we stayed in two) garden and beach front both were great!”
 of 5 bubbles Ricci233, 1 May 2016 | Read review
“Beach front room is the best!”
 of 5 bubbles Jebritt3099, 5 Apr 2016 | Read review
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