4.5 out of 5

"The staff was amazing friendly especially Keisha. Ted the owner was very available and friendly which gave my stay a very personal touch. It sits lite ... " More

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Hotel Description

3-star beachfront hotel near Sandy Point

On the beach

You'll find St Paul's Episcopal Anglican Church and Frederiksted Pier within 2 miles (3 km) of this hotel. St. Patrick's Catholic Church and Fort Frederik are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Poolside dining

This eco-friendly hotel features 2 outdoor pools, a fitness center, and a restaurant. Enjoy beachfront dining and relax with sun loungers and beach umbrellas. Relax with a drink at the poolside bar and enjoy free perks like continental breakfast and free self parking.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

The 25 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and room service. Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers are also available.

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Sea View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Garden Area

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Studio, 1 King Bed, Patio

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Sand Castle on the Beach - Adults Only ratings based on 31 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sand Castle on the Beach - Adults Only

Everyone (2) Couples (1)
5 out of 5

Front desk staff were outstanding.

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet, Quiet
Cons: Nothing close, Poor breakfast
Frm the moment we checked in until we checked out we were made to feel very welcome. Front desk staff were awesome. Room was well appointed, roomy and very comfortable. The only small negetive was that the dining facilities were closed on Tuesadys and there was a charity event on the Wed that necessitated our dning elsewhere or cooking for ourselves which was not a problem as we had a full kitchen. Also it is necessary to have a rental car if you want to explore at all as cab fares are very high. It cost us $30. to go a few blocks to a local gracery store.

Posted by on 30 Apr 2012

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5 out of 5

Wonderful Experience

The staff was amazing friendly especially Keisha. Ted the owner was very available and friendly which gave my stay a very personal touch. It sits literally on the beach so you can crawl out of bed and go for a dip. Friends of mine stayed at another location and came to this hotel on more than one occasion for the food and atmosphere. Overall a top notch experience and I cannot wait to return.

Posted by , from Bayonne NJ on 24 Jul 2017

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5 out of 5

What a great place to stay

This was a quiet, out of the way place to stay. We were right on the beach With only 21 rooms we felt like we had the beach to ourselves. This was a february stay,I am told it gets more busy in the summer.

Posted by on 7 Mar 2017

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4 out of 5

Best beach with nicest people!!

Pros: So very much! Besides being on the nicest beach where it is so easy to get in and swim, the owners and staff are wonderful.
Cons: Not much. Just be aware that if you take an economy room and it is near the lobby, you will hear anyone leaving for an early flight or arriving late.
Everyone at the Sand Castle is so friendly and helpful. It is also very lovely and secluded without feeling desolate. When the restaurant (which is very good) is not open, you almost feel like you rented a house with a dozen other people. The locals that came to the beach were so easy-going and great that it still seemed that we, as guests, were at a private beach--and OH, the water is so perfect!!

Posted by , from CT on 20 Apr 2015

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5 out of 5

Nice Little Hotel

  Sand Castle is great if you want to get away and avoid tourist congestion. It is located outside the nearest town (Fredericksted) but within walking distance (it took about 15 minutes to walk to town). Their beachfront is great for swimming and snorkeling with several rock formations close to shore. I saw an incredible amount of awesome sea life while snorkeling including a sea turtle, pufferfish, and lionfish.   The staff was very nice and accomodating and the rooms were nice. We were actually upgraded to a garden view room upon arrival which was a nice surprise. Rooms have tv, fridge, mini kitchenette, bathroom, king size bed, basically everything you need while you're there since most of the time is spent enjoying the beautiful St. Croix weather.   I would recommend getting a rental car to explore the island unless you sit on the beach every day. As I said the hotel is a bit isolated. Cabs have reasonable prices but it adds up over the duration of the trip.   Overall Sand Castle was very affordable and good bang for your buck!

Posted by , from NY on 29 Oct 2013

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4 out of 5

Best Beach on the island HANDS DOWN!

We landed on the island after dark... Driving to Fredricksted after dark is really really creepy! The directions on the website was spot on, very easy to find! Fredricksted is definitely the old part of the island. The hotel has security guards and cameras so we felt very safe! The hotel stuff was really awesome too! The hotel restaurant was very good but closed Tuesday and Wednesday of our stay. Bruno was awesome! :)  Ok here is my complaint.... Besides the sketchy neighborhood.... Our room was SMALL. It was on the 3rd floor (very narrow stairs). We had a queen size bed which took up 90% of the room. Plus side was there was a TV, microwave, a few dishes, and a small fridge. The bathroom had a nice shower but other than that was fairly small as well. We weren't in our room much so it wasn't that much of a concern BUT I never dreamed it would have been so small! Also the wifi only worked in the downstairs lobby. We toured every part of the island and this beach was BY FAR the calmest, most relaxed beach! It was more of an adult atmosphere.... I don't remember seeing any children which was nice since we went for our anniversary :)  We would probably more than likely return here (and pay a little more for a bigger room)! Overall very please!!!!

Posted by , from Texas on 6 Aug 2013

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5 out of 5

BEST LOCATION!

The hotel is located on the west end of the island, where the nicest beaches are. It is really beautiful, right at the water and no other hotels around! Their food is very good (even though the breakfast buffet is disappointing, they don't offer any fruit, and not even cheese!), and the staff is super friendly (except Sheryl, who is super unfriendly and even mean in a way! Unfortunately she is one of the owners). I love Bruno the most, best entertainer ever and always in a good mood! Also the ladies at the reception helped out a lot, even borrowed us their mosquito spray because we had too many of them in our room and sprayed our room out! They cleaned our room every day and provided us with fresh towels every day. The location and the hotel itself is BEAUTIFUL and we will definitely come back!

Posted by on 1 May 2013

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5 out of 5

Awesome location...simply beautiful

Pros: beach location, friendly helpful staff
On one of the best beaches on the island. Great sunset location and superb food!

Posted by on 6 Mar 2013

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5 out of 5

Right on the beach!

I stayed here 15 years ago and several owners too. I always wanted to return and am so glad I did. Now I can not wait to return. Nice hotel, nice people, good food, perfect weather.

Posted by on 25 Nov 2012

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4 out of 5

A quiet, "getaway" feel, small beach hotel experience with a gourmet restaurant and spectacular sunsets.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, wonderful beachside restaurant
Cons: must use local taxi or rental car for easy access
Sand Castle on the Beach, though not Truly remote, has the feel of a quiet beach. It is truly beachside, the beach only a few steps from any room. Cafe On The Beach, the restaurant associated with the hotel, is predominantly open air with a good chef, full bar, and great food. Complimentary continental breakfast. Beachside patios and swimming pool. Rooms were entirely adequate and the hotel staff was helpful, friendly and polite. We would have no problem making a second, and even longer visit than our initial 4 night stay Having a rental car is useful, as local taxis may take a few minutes to arrive. (In St. Croix traffic drives on the left side of the road, as in Britain.) The hotel staff was VERY HELPFUL in arranging for transportation, scuba or other side trips, etc.

Posted by , from Fort Worth, TX, USA on 16 Nov 2012

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About the Sand Castle on the Beach - Adults Only

Location 127 Smithfield, Frederiksted, St. Croix 00840

Renovations + Closures

The property will be renovating from 30 November 2018 to 31 December 2018 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:

  • Swimming pool
  • One of the swimming pools
  • Select guestrooms

Guests will have access to the following alternate facilities during the renovation:

  • Outdoor pool

Renovation work will only be conducted during business hours on weekdays. Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance.

Property Features

Enjoy the umbrellas and sun loungers for a relaxing day at the beach. Cool off in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools at Sand Castle on the Beach - Adults Only , and enjoy summer activities like snorkeling and scuba diving. Free breakfast is available daily. Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. This eco-friendly hotel also offers a fitness center and a garden. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Frederiksted hotel.

  • 25 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 6 buildings
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • ATM
  • Smoking in designated areas

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Christiansted (STX-Henry E. Rohlsen) (11.8 km / 7.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Sand Castle on the Beach - Adults Only offers 25 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Frederiksted hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 10 AM.

Beach Side Cafe - This beachfront restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves brunch, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open select days.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 16 and younger are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests older than 16 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 12.5 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 12.5 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

You should know

  • This is an adults-only property and guests under 16 years old aren't allowed.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Globe, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

  • This property is affiliated with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) guests.