1 - Location is unbelievable. Just a magical place. quiet, isolated, gorgeous. The beach is the most wonderful I have ever had the good fortune to vacation on, and we had it to ourselves. My kids are still talking about it.
2 - Loblolly treee house - in serious need of upkeep. The kitchen in particular is functional, but not much else. It's the caribbean, after all. Bugs, critters, ect - the cabinets are old, haven't been painted in who knows how long, the doors don't shut properly, so the critters can and do access. We washed most everything before we used it, because the place was superficially clean - but the place needed to be powerwashed, repainted, ect ect. We dealt with it - but needs to be "redone". Old appliances, not terribly clean. My wife is still talking about it.
3 - It was very reasonably priced. You get what you pay for - I realize that!
My advice - definitely go there! You won't regret the long trek - it's all that the pictures show and more. But try another cottage until this one gets a much needed facelift. Bottom line - my kids and I were in heaven. My wife (truly NOT a clean freak, but not happy to have to wash all the pots and dishes before we used them either) was not happy about the dirt and grime, which appeared to be largely a result of deferred maintenance and time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Sandy Ground Estates, perfectly situated on Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands, this unique location offers an experience like no other: glorious weather, azure waters, brilliant beaches, fascinating flora and fauna, awe-inspiring coral reefs and activities almost too numerous to mention. Jost Van Dyke is the smallest of the four main islands of the British Virgin Islands with Sandy Ground Estates, made up of six villas, occupying the eastern end of the island overlooking picturesque Sandy Spit, Sandy and Diamond Cays and only minutes walk from a sandy white beach you can call your own. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sandy Ground Estates Hotel Jost Van Dyke
- Sandy Ground Estates Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands