Sand Castle on the Beach

St. Croix - US Virgin Islands
Before you book

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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.

  • Christiaan avatar
    Christiaan

    This was an amazing experience! They have done an awesome job remodeling. The staff was super helpful and friendly every time, every where. Our balcony was amazing! And the beach doesn't get any better. Great sand, great view, great snorkeling. We saw lots of fish, sea turtles and Rays. If we are able to stay in St. Croix again, this is where we are staying -

  • 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!
    -

  • Donia avatar
    Donia

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

  • 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.
    -

  • Kelley avatar
    Kelley

    My husband and I spent 6 days here. Everyone so was friendly and helpful, especially since I broke my foot right before we arrived. The beach is gorgeous. The grounds are very clean and employees are constantly working to maintain this beautiful hotel and it shows. The room was perfect and they helped us stay an extra night when we missed our flight. The staff is very knowledgeable about the area and provided us with the numbers for friendly taxi services. We didnt meet one rude person during our entire stay. -

  • Mannsr6 avatar
    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. -

  • 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. -

  • 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!! -

  • Lizandra avatar
    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! -

  • 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. -

  • 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. -

  • 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 -

  • Nicole avatar
    Nicole

    We were pleasantly surprised with our stay here. The whole staff was SO sweet and bent over backwards to make sure we had what we needed. The room had an air conditioner & fan so it stayed nice and cool since we aren’t used to the heat 😉 They have the most beautiful beach right out the back door. We explored the whole island and my husband and I both agree sand castle has the prettiest beach. We were able to borrow snorkel gear from the front desk and see the coolest fish. The owners also introduced themselves to us and were so dang sweet and nice! The restaurant and bar were both delicious. We will definitely be back many, many times 😍❤️ -

  • 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!! -

  • 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. -

  • Kristina avatar
    Kristina

    Absolutely would recommend! From the friendly service to the delicious food and lets not forget the incredible views, we will definitely be back! You'll run into the owners Ted & Chris on site; they are wonderful and a joy to converse with! Any staff member will have plenty of recommendations of things to do and see around the island. Book your stay here, you won't regret it! -

  • 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. -

  • Jonathon avatar
    Jonathon

    Simply put, our stay was perfect! One of the best vacations & by far best stay at a resort we’ve ever had. Literally right on the beach. Beautiful resort. Very clean, cozy & quaint. The owners (Chris & Ted) are personable & always making sure everyone is enjoying themselves. The staff was extremely friendly & always accommodating. Restaurant was always delicious (we’ll leave a separate review.) We wish we could leave 10 stars, as it was THAT good! We’ve already decided to make this an annual trip.

    For folks not familiar with the area, just plan ahead if you decide to leave the resort. The island transportation services are taxi services. The resort has well known taxi service folks they use, so just ask for info to call ahead of reservations/departures.

    LOVE LOVE LOVE. Can’t wait for our next visit! 🤩
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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! -

  • Justin avatar
    Justin

    We had a great stay on memorial day weekend. The resort is beautiful and peaceful. The staff and owners are very friendly and helpful. The restaurant has delicious and fresh food. Along with one of the best servers we've ever had, his name was Trevor and he had some great island insights. -

  • 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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  • 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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  • Kyle avatar
    Kyle

    We bought a day pass to spend the day on the beach here. It was a perfect day. The people who work here are super friendly, the amenities were lovely and clean, and the food was quite good. The best part about the beach at the hotel is that there are numerous trees that provide shade, and there are lots of large rocks near the beach that provide great snorkeling locations. Just a beautiful place. -

  • Ari avatar
    Ari

    Can’t recommend this hotel enough. Great hotel for a quiet, relaxing getaway. Beautiful beach on the property which isn’t too crowded. The rooms are well-kept and clean. The staff is tremendously friendly and helpful, and the owners, Ted and Chris will make you feel like you’re at home. The restaurant has good food and drinks and priced fairly - as an added touch they can set up a table right on the beach for a romantic dinner! Would love to stay here again next time. -

  • 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. -

  • 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 . -

  • Tadd avatar
    Tadd

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

  • Shannon avatar
    Shannon

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

  • 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!!! -

  • 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. -

  • 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. -

  • Maureen avatar
    Maureen

    Just got home from my second stay here in less than 18 months and this stay was even better than the last. The owners Ted and Chris are constantly making improvements to the resort so it keeps getting better and better. I stayed for 2 weeks and moved rooms halfway through. The first week was in the Double Queen Studio. It's perfect for two couples (or in my case, two friends that like to have their own beds in separate rooms). The second week I was in one of the three beachfront villas and it was also awesome, plenty of room for my mom and I plus only about 10 steps from the best beach on St Croix (or, in my opinion, the best beach in the Caribbean!). The staff are incredible (shout out to Jordan!). The best part is the great people the resort draws. I made friends during my two week stay that I know I'll keep for life. We re-booked for next February before we even left the resort. Stay here once and you'll become a life-long returner like so many of the other guests I met during my stay. Thanks again for an incredible vacation! -

Cruisin’ to the Beach?

In port or just visiting for the day? Get access to many of the great amenities that our guests enjoy with our day pass.

Stay with Us

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

All accommodations have private baths, air conditioning, overhead fans, cable TV, iron and ironing board. The suites and luxury villas have kitchens & separate living rooms, many with sleep sofas. The hotel offers a complimentary welcome drink, two fresh water pools, book lending library and beach towels.

PLEASE BE ADVISED:  As part of our efforts to continually enhance our amenities for our valued guests, our gym will be temporarily closed for renovation until further notice.

COMING SOON:  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.

Before booking, please take note of the following:
  • Rates are based on single or double occupancy and subject to 12.5% USVI Hotel Tax. Extra person charge is $20 per person per night. Minimum age to book is 21 years.

  • Check-in is 3pm, check-out is 11am.

  • A 50% deposit (before taxes) is required at booking with a major credit card. Debit cards will not be accepted. No fee will be assessed if canceled prior to 30 days of check-in. Cancellations within 30 days of check-in are subject to a 25% fee of the deposit amount. Reservations canceled less than 7 days prior to check-in, or determined to be No Call/No Show, will forfeit entire deposit. No refunds will be issued for unused room nights due to early departure.

  • Sand Castle is an adult only resort and will not accept guests under the age of 16.

    Please note: Our Courtyard pool and surrounding area is clothing optional. 

    We encourage you to read all our terms and conditions under “Hotel Policies” at the bottom of this page prior to your arrival.

Local Weather

  • Jul 27, 2021 clear sky 81° F
  • Jul 28, 2021 light rain 80° F
  • Jul 29, 2021 light rain 82° F
  • Jul 30, 2021 overcast clouds 81° F
  • Jul 31, 2021 light rain 82° F

Please bear in mind that when it says “light rain” it’s usually a brief afternoon shower.

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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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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 Getaways

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: info@sandcastleonthebeach.com