$149 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Nov 26, 2014 Check-out: Nov 27, 2014

Sand Castle On The Beach

3 stars
127 Estate Smithfield, St. Croix, 00840
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
51 reviews
Honeymoon/Vacation!

This was the best trip we ever took! The hotel was great, quiet, right on the beach, courteous... See full review

  • Laura and John
  • Mar 12, 2014
business trip

The hotel is very peaceful and quiet, beach within 100 steps, pools even closer. The place is... See full review

  • working me
  • Aug 19, 2013
Intimate resort features award-winning dive shop on St. Croix
The atmosphere at the Sand Castle on the Beach hotel is decidedly laid back. The staff makes it a point to embrace diversity and welcomes visitors from all backgrounds. A concierge stands ready to makes arrangements for a variety of water sports, including sunset cruises and scuba diving (fees apply). The resort restaurant, the Beach Side Cafe, is a winner of a Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence and hosts a monthly wine tasting event.
Highlights
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Seaside swimming pool
  • Scuba center on site
  • On-site kayaking, snorkeling
Rooms
The Sand Castle on the Beach hotel offers a variety of accommodations, 21 units in all, from standard rooms with one queen bed to 1,100-square-foot villas. All rooms are air conditioned and have ceiling fans. The larger suites and villas include fully equipped kitchens, a separate living area and most have a balcony or deck. Many rooms feature sea or garden views and all rooms are just steps away from one of two swimming pools on the property. Rooms offer standard amenities such as hair dryer, iron, in-room safe, color TV, coffee maker and daily housekeeping.
Features
On the west end of St. Croix, the Sand Castle on the Beach hotel is a vantage point for watching glorious sunsets, as well as top-notch snorkeling, kayaking, sunset cruises, sailing and much more (fees apply). The award-winning restaurant is known for its local seafood specialties, as well as meats, poultry, pasta and Sunday brunch menu. The Sand Castle on the Beach hotel is renowned for its festive celebrations. This is the place to come to celebrate a birthday, wedding, commitment ceremony, anniversary or even host a business-related retreat.
Transportation
  • Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (6.5 mi/10.4 km)
Attractions
  • Frederiksted (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Sandy Point (1.9 mi/3.1 km)
  • Rainbow Beach (2.5 mi/4 km)
  • Fort Christiansvaern (12.4 mi/20 km)
Business
  • Dolphin Villa, the beachfront meeting space, accommodates up to 50 people for business events, weddings and commitment ceremonies
  • Audio/visual equipment available (fee applies)
  • Catering available with advance planning
Policies and fees
  • Pets are allowed in the hotel at $20 per night/per pet. 
  • Complimentary parking. Inquire about hotel's policy regarding families with children. Fitness center complimentary. Concierge services. High-speed Internet access in lobby is complimentary. Ask about restaurant's seasonal hours. Every year, the restaurant closed during the last two weeks of September and first week of October. Member of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

17.7012 -64.8854
Area served
Frederiksted.
Nearby airports
Henry E. Rohlsen International Airport.
Area description
This Inn-timate property is located on one of the best swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving beaches on the beautiful west end of the island of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Sand Castle On The Beach Rooms

Economy Studio
Economy Studios are for value-minded traveler. It features one queen bed and mini-refrigerator. Although there is no view, the sea and pools are only a few steps from your door.
Sea View 1 Bedroom Suites
One Bedroom Sea View Suites offer more living space, one king bed, pull out sofa, separate living room, fully equipped kitchen, and a dining balcony with a sea view.
Garden 1 Bedroom Suite
One Bedroom Garden Suites offer king or queen bed, pull out sofa, full kitchen, living/dining room, no balcony or view.
Garden Studio with Balcony
Garden Studios with Balcony offer one king bed, kitchenette with mini-refrigerator, microwave and balcony with view of gardens or partial view of beach.
Courtyard 1 Bedroom Suite
Less than 60 yards from beach, these 1 or 2 bedroom suites offer a combination of living/dining room with full kitchen. Just outside is a rectangular, therapeutic pool beside the deck where Yoga is practiced.

Amenities

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Free continental breakfast
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking

Dining

Beach Side Cafe
An award winning fine dining restaurant, Beach Side Cafe, serves lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Al fresco, casual elegance in the evening featuring daily specials. A magical ambience to watch the sunset, and relaxing lounge for tropical beverages and nibbling foods. Live music is featured on Saturday nights. Reservations are highly recommended! Holiday menus, special events, wine dinners and catering are scheduled throughout. Free Continental Breakfast is included and served seaside daily. The Cafe is closed for the last two weeks of September and first week of October annually.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Dolphin Villa is the name of the meeting-function space on the beachfront property. A large living room provides the venue for classroom style meetings with tables and chairs up to 30 persons. Theater-style, 50 persons can be seated. Adjacent to the Beach Side Cafe: meals and snacks are readily available upon advance planning. Audio-visual equipment is available to rent.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (51)

Ratings and reviews for Sand Castle On The Beach

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
51 out of 51
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.3
Value:
4.2

96% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Willie Jeff
Business
Baltimore, Maryland
Apr 1, 2014

relaxed laidback getaway

Sand Castle at the Beach was as advertised . It was a very laid back atmosphere with a nice beach and excellent restaurant. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Although it is an older facility and not the fanciest of accommodations, the hotel was well kept and in my opinion preferable to the bigger resorts. The neighborhood surrounding Sand Castle isn't the best but not horrible. I have no problem recommending this hotel and would go back there in a heart beat. With a rental car, it was very easy to get other attractions on St. Criox from Sand Castle. Strongly recommend renting a car.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Get up early and go see the sunrise on the eastern most point on St. Criox and the United States at Point Udall. Its worth the drive, the island is only about 28 miles long so its very doable

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Llkain
Business
South Carolina
Mar 21, 2014

Nice hotel, Friendly staff

The hotel was very nice and clean and on a beautiful beach! Staff was very friendly. The only thing I didn't like was that the restaurant and beach bar were closed a couple of days during the week. Other than that, it was a beautiful place!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Laura and John
Business
Long Island, New York
Mar 12, 2014

Honeymoon/Vacation!

This was the best trip we ever took! The hotel was great, quiet, right on the beach, courteous staff, clean rooms, excellent. We are going back every year! This was our first time in St. Croix and we love it and the Sand Castle was on the West End most beautiful beach on the island. The staff was the best! Thank you for the best vacation we ever had. Most people staying there were middle aged, no noisy children and this is what we love when we want to get away, just peaceful and quite.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Woodlens
Business
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Mar 6, 2014

Perfect Location

We really liked being near Frederiksted compared to Christiansted. Right on a sandy beach. Staff was friendly and helpful. Intermittent hot water; understandable considering the challenge of fresh water on the island..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

A perfect tour day: Plantation Whim then Botanical Garden then Cruzan Rum Distillery tour then dinner at Blue Moon. Don't miss Point Udall and a hike to Isaac and Jack Beaches.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kate Culinary
Business
Boston
Dec 31, 2013

Best Restaurant on the Island

Sand Castle is a fantastic value and beautiful location. Not particularly fancy but very authentic. Natural surroundings and spectacular views. This is a quiet place and while we were there- it was a refuge with no children or rowdy partiers. On an early morning a pod of dolphins swam by. An iguana greeted us the first day and cute geckos are a common site. Very laid back environment and surprisingly superb restaurant. On several occasions after exploring the island we rushed back just to dine in the restaurant which closes at 9. The staff are great. Very helpful warm and welcoming. We definately will return.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: In Hotel

Rent a car from the airport - many attractions are scattered throughout the island and taxis are expensive. Start your day as early as possible as nightlife is nonexistent in downtown areas.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
working me
Business
Puerto Rico
Oct 19, 2013

work & rest

perfect for people that are doing some kind of work at St. Croix

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

could have walked Downtown, lots of places to choose

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Review of Sand Castle On The Beach

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
working me
Business
Puerto Rico
Aug 19, 2013

business trip

The hotel is very peaceful and quiet, beach within 100 steps, pools even closer. The place is perfect specially for people that are in the island doing some kind of work. Very nice place, will book again for my next business trips in Oct and Nov.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Explore the different dining places, theres places that you can take out and you warm up in the room

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Review of Sand Castle On The Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JoeC
Business
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Jul 29, 2013

Great time to reconnect

Based on everything considered, very good, rest was fantastic, clearly recommend as a get away....Just need to have a rental...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Sand Castle On The Beach

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Paul and Janis
Business
Bishopville, SC
Jul 12, 2013

Best Trip Ever!!!

We loved our stay. It was the best vacation we have ever been on. Sand Castle on the Beach was more than we could have hoped for. We would love to go back every year... The room was perfect.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Loved the shops

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Review of Sand Castle On The Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
steve1965
Business
manchester, NH
Jun 14, 2013

A fun and romantic trip!

I took my lady on a last minute trip and based on reviews I found on this website, chose Sandcastle. Located on pretty remote beach, Sandcastle was beautiful. The room was basic, but, all we needed. Didn't spend a lot of time there. Food was great, staff awesome! Bruno will make you laugh....Hard! Scott was great behind the bar. Irma and Sparkle will help with anything. Simone was a sweetheart! Only things, restaurant not open on Tues and Wed. wish the bar was though. A couple additions to breakfast would be nice, cereal, oatmeal, peanut butter and milk, at least. Would definitely go back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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