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COVID-19 Travel Resources

Please read before booking your stay and travel.
How do I get there?

All travelers to the U.S. Virgin Islands, aged 5 or older, are required to use the Travel Screening Portal, located at www.usvitravelportal.com, upload an acceptable COVID-19 test result and receive certification prior to travel.

A molecular or antigen test must be taken AND the negative result uploaded within five days of travel. A positive antibody test, which is valid for 4 months, is also acceptable.

Only a positive COVID-19 ANTIBODY test taken in the USVI may be used to return to the Territory. 

As always, since the USVI is a United States territory so, you don’t need a passport.

 

How do I get home?

The new CDC travel requirements related to COVID-19 for all air passengers arriving into the United States DO NOT apply to persons traveling/returning from the USVI to the United States *unless required by your state or local health department.

You may choose to refer to the CDC document (specifically, the bottom of page 3) where it is clearly states that the USVI is not considered a foreign country. CDC document

Need more resources?

Get recommended travel tips on how to get to St. Croix safely during COVID-19

CDC.gov FAQ page

Where can I get tested?

Vaccine Information

Fully vaccinated travelers are less likely to get and spread COVID-19.
People who are fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine can travel safely within the United States:

Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to get tested before or after travel unless their destination requires it

Fully vaccinated travelers do not need to self-quarantine

Fully vaccinated travelers should still follow CDC’s recommendations for traveling safely.

Stay

Lose yourself in the golden sun and azure waters of our gay-friendly Caribbean beachfront resort. Nestled among the palms along a pristine stretch of sugar-white sandy beaches, you’ll see why our boutique hotel is the best-kept secret in St. Croix.

Stay

Lose yourself in the golden sun and azure waters of our gay-friendly Caribbean beachfront resort. Nestled among the palms along a pristine stretch of sugar-white sandy beaches, you’ll see why our boutique hotel is the best-kept secret in St. Croix.

Dine

Let our seasonal fare, artisanal cocktails and gentle ocean breeze carry you away. Our open air seaside terrace restaurant offers an experience like no other.

Explore

For those with an adventurous spirit, St. Croix will certainly not disappoint. Dive the depths of our crystal-clear waters with guided scuba and snorkeling trips, paddle kayaks along the sandy shores, hike the beautiful wilderness of the island’s rainforest…or, just watch the world go by.

Explore

For those with an adventurous spirit, St. Croix will certainly not disappoint. Dive the depths of our crystal-clear waters with guided scuba and snorkeling trips, paddle kayaks along the sandy shores, hike the beautiful wilderness of the island’s rainforest…or, just watch the world go by.

  • James Avatar
    James

    Paradise Found....An unexpected New Love!
    I’ve thought about everything I would write, all the names I would mention of the wonderful people I met, and all the wonderful ‘Aha!’ moments I experienced, but...You simply must go to St. Croix, stay at Sand Castle and let life beautifully evolve throughout your stay!
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  • Maureen Avatar
    Maureen

    What a find! I can’t even remember how we came across this place but I’m so glad we did. A friend and I spent five nights in the Dolphin Villa and it was so hard to leave. Between the location (on the best beach in Frederiksted, seriously we went to all the beaches on the island), to the restaurant on site (the rice bowl is life changing), to the staff (shout out to Jimmy!), to the owners, this is a dream resort. It’s super down to earth, there’s an eclectic group of people staying here, well run, clean and friendly. Don’t bother staying anywhere else on the island (and definitely don’t stay on the east side, it’s way more touristy!) We’re already planning our next trip down! -

  • J Avatar
    J

    A really pleasant and relaxed resort. The beach is gorgeous, the food at their café is very good and reasonably priced, and the staff is courteous and helpful. We had a wonderful time, even with all the pandemic stuff going on.
    If you're looking for a "spring break/party" atmosphere, this isn't the place for you. It's the perfect resort for chilling on the beach or by the pool with a cold drink and a book. Clean, quiet, and comfortable rooms. It was perfect for our stay.
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  • Lauren Avatar
    Lauren

    The beach, the staff, and the onsite restaurant were all amazing! The owners take great pride in their resort and it shows!! A must visit if you're ever in St. Croix!! -

  • Frank Avatar
    Frank

    Chris and Ted, you have done a remarkable job at making the Sand Castle one of the most inviting and hard-to-leave places we have ever stayed. Thank you so much for all the personal attention. Thanks also to the rest of the staff at the hotel and the cafe. Everyone there went above and beyond to take care of us. After exploring the rest of the island, we can truly say that we have no interest in staying anywhere else on St. Croix. Five stars is not enough. -

  • Andy Avatar
    Andy

    This sounds completely inflammatory... I can assure that it isn’t. This vacation for me was completely transformative and the staff here at Sand Castle played a huge part in this. They treat you as if you were family and they’re informative. The rooms were great and clean. We met both of the owners and they’re truly wonderful and gracious hosts. Their beach was great and calming with plenty of umbrellas and chairs. They even have snorkeling gear, although limited. This trip changed my life, literally and when it came time to leave, there was a tear in my eye. In large part due to these great folks. I can’t recommend it enough. -

  • Sean Avatar
    Sean

    We decided to spend a couple nights at this unassuming resort on the beautiful west end. All I can say is shocked isn't a big enough word. When you get past the quaint entrance you enter what can only be described as bliss. The beach is pure Caribbean, restaurant, bar and pool are beautiful as we'll. The rooms were very comfortable and very clean, the staff were very helpful and professional.
    We also had the pleasure of meeting the owners who made you feel like you were visiting a home away from home. We will 100% be going back. Thank you, Sand Castle family.
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  • Traci Avatar
    Traci

    Absolutely wonderful! The whole staff amazing! The entire property was immaculate! Not to mention you can snorkel right off the beautiful sandy beach. Thank you Russell for finding me so I could get a picture of the local iguana. KT pampered us with yummy food and tasty drinks. We loved every minute of it. -

  • Tadd Avatar
    Tadd

    Had awesome meals everytime I come. Very relaxing, always a good time. No more relaxing place on island. Rooms are great -

  • Mercedes Avatar
    Mercedes

    Sand castle on the Beach is a beautiful place to stay the hospitality and the service is amazing, the food is all around a 5 star lovely people the town is quiet and relaxing I really will recommend Sand castle on the beach best place to stay in St Croix ❤️ it’s paradise definitely will come back I really love it I don’t want to go ?? Thank you Sand castle on the beach and the team for an amazing stay very safe place . -

  • Jed Avatar
    Jed

    Definitely the best place I've ever spent a vacation!! The employees are super friendly but what's more important is that everyone knows you by name as if you were a member of their own family!! There is a genuine and an amazing culture of love, acceptance and appreciation for everyone no matter who you are or who you love. This place is a location where imagination can take you to a place you never thought you could dream of and yet allow you to leave the confines of the world behind. I have been amazed by the hospitality and I have been embraced with the caring nature of those who call this establishment their home. Ted and Chris are truly masters at creating an oasis that truly shows you the kindness that endures in the spirit and heart of others. Never in my life have I ever experienced a paradise like the one here at Sand Castle on the Beach!!! -

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    Lizandra

    Gorgeous boutique hotel on the beach! The owners are so kind and happy people! Loved to received a hug from Chris at checkout. I felt so blessed and loved in Sand Castle. The beach is gorgeous and the sunset was spectacular every single day! Will stay again soon! -

  • Jason Avatar
    Jason

    AMAZING!! If you're looking for a beautiful place to stay with an amazing staff, Sand Castle on the Beach is the place for you. Sand Castle is LGBTQ friendly and everyone (guests and staff) was so pleasant. My girlfriend and I had an amazing stay there and the staff was so thoughtful, caring, and gave us GREAT recommendations of what to do on the island.

    This resort is adult only and is definitely the spot to go if you want to relax. Their beach is BEAUTIFUL. Did I mention how good the food was at the beach side cafe? Well, it was DELICIOUS. They also have kayaks and snorkeling gear that is included with your stay, breakfast, and a water cooler to constantly refill your water bottle at no extra cost.

    This is the only photo I took while I was staying from the balcony in our room. We were in such bliss that my phone was in the room the majority of the time.

    P.S. If you're coming from out of state and need a car, Google Judy's car rentals of St.Croix (another amazing recommendation from the staff). They will pick up and dropped off the car from any location!

    10/10 would stay here over and over again.
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  • Christopher Avatar
    Christopher

    Our stay was flawless. The resort is very clean, rooms are well-maintained, food and drinks were excellent, and the beach is one of the best I have ever had the pleasure to relax on. The entire staff are second to none and everyone is genuine and wants all guests to have an excellent stay. They all work very hard to ensure this. We stayed in a beachfront villa which is well-worth the minimal extra money. The owners, Chris and Ted, are ever present and interact with all guests every day to be sure everyone is well cared for. The restaurant is great. I have stayed many places in the Caribbean including places like the Ritz, and the Sand Castle far exceeds any place I have ever stayed. We are already planning another trip back. Chris and Anthony -

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    mannsr6

    Beautiful location beach is just out side your door. Owners are wonderful all the employees were kind. My only suggestion would be to have a few hooks in the shower to hang bathing suits on. -

  • Shannon Avatar
    Shannon

    Great place to stay. Great beach, clear water, pretty fish, good food and nice rooms -

  • Corina Avatar
    Corina

    Island tranquility with southern hospitality! Spectacular sunsets, great food, clean and comfy room, and exceptional service. Chris and Ted are very attentive, friendly, and professional. We had a wonderful holiday, and will be back! -

  • Tim Avatar
    Tim

    If you are in St. Croix you need to stay here. Great value for the cost. We loved it, every night and day. AA employees should book directly with hotel. The owner is an employee and gives a discount better than Expedia. -

  • Joshua Avatar
    Joshua

    Fantastic stay while I was there for work. Top tier cleaning and accommodation during the pandemic.

    When I return for an actual vacation, Sand Castle will be my go to. They are so welcoming and involved that your stay absolutely feels important to them.
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  • Daniel Avatar
    Daniel

    Sand Castle was an amazing place. Ted and Chris were fantastic hosts, giving both a high quality experience and the personal attention one should expect from a small business operation. Nothing was found wanting about our stay and all six members of my family fit comfortably in the Dolphin Villa, as they provided 2 extra beds to accommodate our number. The Oceanside restaurant, The Beach Side Cafe, had delicious specials and standard fare to satisfy any eater, along with a good selection of both local and imported beers, wine and liquors. All in all, this was one of my favorite beach resort experiences of all time and I will definitely be returning. -

  • Mandy Avatar
    Mandy

    My flight got in super late so I arriver at Sand Castle around midnight. The owner welcomed me without hesitation- I also hadn’t eaten since before my flight and was starving. The owner went out of his way to make me and my significant other a sandwich and brought it to us. That situation is one of the many humbling, genuine, gracious and just purity that I experienced here. Truly the best resort I have ever stayed. Thank you to the entire staff who truly puts in the effort to go the extra mile💛 -

  • Chris Avatar
    Chris

    There's no single resort/hotel that will surpass Sand Castle in terms of the value to quality ratio. As beautiful as the pictures are, they don't do the property justice. Until you actually see it in person, hear the ocean, and smell the air, you can't truly appreciate how breathtaking this place is. Quite simply, it's the most accessible paradise I've ever encountered. Sand Castle on the Beach has the ability to be whatever you want it to be. Whatever your paradise is, it exists here. -

  • Charles Avatar
    Charles

    There are very few words to describe this place. If you are looking for a true relaxing, friendly, stress free place, this is it and there is no other I have been able to find thus far. Everyone, even guests are friendly. The food is amazing, but the view and the feel of true peace is what is their greatest asset. Everyone is welcome. If you come to st croix and do not stay here, you will miss the whole point of island paradise. -

  • Terri Avatar
    Terri

    The owners Ted and Chris are AMAZING. So friendly and nice. The entire staff is awesome. I HIGHLY recommend a trip here. -

  • Judson Avatar
    Judson

    Ted and Chris have created one of my new favorite vacation getaways. This hotel had everything I could ask for after a stressful year: simply breathtaking views, great food, great service, and perfect adherence to CDC guidelines, making for the best trip that could be found given the circumstances of the pandemic.

    Though the area could have had more in terms of entertainment options, really all you need is at the hotel. The beachside service, the water, and sunsets could not be beat. This made for a great start and finish every single day. If you are looking for a trip where you rarely leave the hotel, this really is the place you want. However, exploring some of the wonders of the island are just a short ride away. Next time, I will definitely be renting a car to explore more, but it will be hard to resist taking in the views from the hotel all day. I cannot wait to return soon!
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  • John Avatar
    John

    We stayed at this hotel this month. First off, some background. We were actually supposed to go to Hawaii, but COVID forced us to change plans as Hawaii's quarantine rules prevented us from going. We looked online and found that the Virgin Islands were going to be open during the same time frame, and we took a shot in the dark and booked a vacation on St. Croix at Sandcastle.
    That being said, we had a very small hiccup with getting a smaller room than we thought during the first few days, but we were moved when the one we thought we were getting became available.
    Aside from that, I have to say that this was not the vacation we wanted (Hawaii) but it turns out it was the vacation we needed. The ENTIRE staff was exceptionally friendly, and this includes the employees at the Cafe as well.
    We stayed in a beachfront villa the entire stay, and with the exception of accommodation size for the first couple of days in the smaller room, we loved the larger area. Everything was very clean, and the beds were very comfortable.
    If traveling here, understand the COVID has changed a few things, but all you have to do is ask. For this, I mean that the coffee pot, hair dryer, etc. Is not automatically in the room, but again, just ask and they can put it there on request.
    We spent a good portion of our vacation relaxing on the beach with a drink in our hands or in the water. The snorkeling is really nice and you can get pretty far out with very clear views of 50 ft or more on good days. The beach is exceptional. Since this is a small hotel, you will find it's not overcrowded, and you'll be surrounded by like-minded people. Bring a tumbler and stand our in the water with your drinks and chat with other folks. Everybody staying there was nice.
    I will say that we met both owners. They are very involved in the property, and are so very nice and helpful, just like the rest of their team.
    As far as "be aware of" items, I would only say to the future traveler: 1. There is a public park right next to the hotel, and they do like to play their music quite loud. Not much the hotel can do about it. So, as long as you're aware and cool with it, this shouldn't be a problem. 2. The "adults only" part of the hotel is for 16 and up with families. So, if you're expecting 100% kid free, just be aware of that policy
    Overall, we would not stay anywhere else if we came back to St. Croix. I wouldn't recommend anywhere else either. We saw The Fred, The Buccanneer, and a few other places dotted along the island. I'm sure they're all nice in their own way, but for us...nobody else has this peaceful of a place, this nice of a beach, and (this part is subjective, but I'll say it anyway) this accommodating and nice of a staff.
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  • Black Avatar
    Black

    I didn't stay at Sand Castle, but my resort was right next door. My review is based on the dining experience. The view is directly behind the resort. The food was ok, the mahi bites and customer service was amazing....thank you! The sight is spectacular and breathtaking, a must see! -

  • Oriana Avatar
    Oriana

    We watched the beach cam on the website for weeks before going- and it was 10Ox better than we could have imagined! Beautiful, clean, and well-run resort...the owners and staff checked on us with gracious hospitality and attention several times during our stay and helped us feel so welcome, taking care of us at every turn. Stunning sunsets from the beach with some of the best snorkeling we found all week right in front of the resort. And having two pools was such a treat!! Delicious food- had the beet salad several times; the bang bang shrimp was amazing and the bread pudding had us squealing with pleasure! Highly recommend!!! -

  • Capture Avatar
    Capture

    My partner and I had the BEST experience staying here. The staff, especially Tammy, are the best. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. We can't wait to come back and stay the next time we are in SLO. I highly recommend this hotel!! -

  • Donia Avatar
    Donia

    Absolutely amazing every time I come I enjoy all the beaches this one by far is my favorite -

  • Amanda Avatar
    Amanda

    Location is amazing for sunsets. You can not ask for a better view. Restaurant that connects to the hotel has great food and drinks. The staff are very welcoming and friendly. I was in the room right next to the lobby so noise was an issue for me but overall experience was great. Beach is clean and a couple miles from the point of the island. -

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Stay with Us

From upscale to down on the beach, we offer accomodations to suit your every desire

ATTENTION: Beginning March 22nd, renovations will begin for select rooms in our Courtyard area and last approximately 10 weeks. The work will not affect the enjoyment of the Courtyard pool and we will make every effort to keep disturbances to a minimum.  

COMING SOON:  As part of our efforts to continually enhance our amenities for our valued guests, our restaurant kitchen will be tentatively closed from 8/9/21-8/31/21. During this time, we will be offering an alternative dining experience and the bar will remain fully operational. More details will follow as we get closer to the projected construction date. Thank you again for your patience and we appreciate your loyalty.   

Dolphin Villa

Dolphin Villa

High Season
December 18 - April 3
Starting at $579 a night*
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Value Season
April 4 - December 17
Starting at $489 a night*

Beachfront Villas

Beachfront Villas

High Season
December 18 - April 3
Starting at $369 a night*
-
Value Season
April 4 - December 17
Starting at $279 a night*

Sea View Suites

Sea View Suites

High Season
December 18 - April 3
Starting at $369 a night*
-
Value Season
April 4 - December 17
Starting at $279 a night*

Sea View Suites

Garden View Suite

High Season
December 18 - April 3
Starting at $319 a night*
-
Value Season
April 4 - December 17
Starting at $249 a night*

Queen Studios

Double Queen Studio

High Season
December 18 - April 3
Starting at $329 a night*
-
Value Season
April 4 - December 17
Starting at $269 a night*

Courtyard Suites

Courtyard Queen

High Season
December 18 - April 3
Starting at $209 a night*
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Value Season
April 4 - December 17
Starting at $199 a night*

Courtyard Suites

Courtyard Kitchen

High Season
December 18 - April 3
Starting at $224 a night*
-
Value Season
April 4 - December 17
Starting at $214 a night*

Garden Studios

King Garden

High Season
December 18 - April 3
Starting at $279 a night*
-
Value Season
April 4 - December 17
Starting at $219 a night*

Garden Studios

King Patio

High Season
December 18 - April 3
Starting at $279 a night*
-
Value Season
April 4 - December 17
Starting at $219 a night*

Garden Studios

King Standard

High Season
December 18 - April 3
Starting at $249 a night*
-
Value Season
April 4 - December 17
Starting at $209 a night*

Two-night minimum stay during high-season. All room prices shown have the 10% Resort Fee included. This may be mistaken as a price increase, but in reality, there is no additional cost.

*Prices effective through December 17th, 2022. Additional Charges: 12.5% VI Hotel Tax Extra person charge: $20 per person per night. All Rates Above Are Single or Double Occupancy. 

Cancellation Policy: A 50% deposit is required with reservation. Cancellations within 30 days of check-in are subject to a 15% fee. No fee will be assessed if canceled prior to 30 days of check-in. Reservations determined to be no call / no shows will be charged in full.

Adults only**: We are an adults only resort and will not accept reservations with guests under the age of sixteen. Sand Castle has always attracted a mostly adult clientele and therefore the majority of our guests expect that type of experience. Also, our insurance coverage does not protect us from the liability of children in our swimming pools. 

Please note: Our Courtyard pool and surrounding Courtyard area are adult-only and clothing optional.

**Adult Only rule waived if entire hotel is rented for an event. Pool restriction still applies.

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Amenities

Whether you are staying a single night or several weeks, with a group of friends or solo- you’ll find that we have comfortable and well-appointed accommodations for whatever your needs may be.

24-Hour Front Desk

Complimentary Continental Breakfast

Daily Housekeeping

On-Site Scuba Lessons

Complimentary Kayaks

Guest Laundry Facility

Massage Available

Free WIFI

Special Event Bookings

Book Library

Complimentary Snorkel Gear

On-site Dining

On beach dining available

Bicycle rental

Two Fresh Water Pools*

*One of our freshwater pools is clothing optional

Amenities

Whether you are staying a single night or several weeks, with a group of friends or solo- you’ll find that we have comfortable and well-appointed accommodations for whatever your needs may be.

24-Hour Front Desk

Complimentary Continental Breakfast

Daily Housekeeping

On-Site Scuba Lessons

Complimentary Kayaks

Guest Laundry Facility

Two Fresh Water Pools*

Free WIFI

Special Event Bookings

Book Library

Complimentary Snorkel Gear

Massage Available

Bicycle rental

On-site Dining

On beach dining available

*One of our freshwater pools is clothing optional

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Beach
Weddings

Ever dream of the perfect beach wedding? Dream no more. We can help make your dream a reality at our beachfront resort. We have the perfect spot for your perfect day- by the shimmering waters of the Caribbean.

Beach
Weddings

Ever dream of the perfect beach wedding? Dream no more. We can help make your dream a reality at our beachfront resort. We have the perfect spot for your perfect day- by the shimmering waters of the Caribbean.

Romantic
Occasions

You deserve it. Whether it be an anniversary, honeymoon or you just want to get away- you owe it to yourself to escape to our intimate beachfront resort. There’s magic in the air here, come and sea for yourself.

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Sand Castle on the Beach

Veterans Shore Drive
Frederiksted, St Croix, 00840
Virgin Islands

Call: 1 (340) 772-1205
Mail: [email protected]