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Veterans Shore Drive, Frederiksted 00840-3677 St. Croix
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Sand Castle on the Beach is an intimate, beachfront hotel on Saint Croix's most beautiful swimming beach. We offer 5 room types from beachfront villas to economical studios, affording you multiple options in the size of your accommodations. Choose from spacious villas overlooking the beach, queen studios, king studios with balconies, one-bedroom suites or a roomy two-bedroom suite. Our award-winning restaurant - the Beach Side Café - offers daily fresh-catch seafood specials . The lounge at the café serves craft-made cocktails and mocktails prepared with fresh local juices. Owners Chris and Ted invite you to share in the laid back, inclusive atmosphere of Sand Castle on the Beach Hotel.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Baggage storage
Concierge
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Restaurant
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Diving
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkeling
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Bottled water
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Iron
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Ocean view
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Alice C wrote a review 24 Jan
Penticton, Canada24 contributions5 helpful votes
We had an excellent time at lunch. The menu is great, great salads, service, drinks, etc. Even an Iguana! I wouldn't recommend dinner. It was terribly late and we were disappointed not to get an appetizer or extras to help us as we waited. Was not the waiter's fault...
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Diane wrote a review Dec 2022
Mesa, Arizona21 contributions3 helpful votes
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We had a great stay. The beach access, patio and pool area really make this place. The hotel is right the beach with chairs, umbrellas, snorkel gear all available. The rooms are cute and quaint, but very clean and comfortable. We had a king standard, which was a very tight space, but still ok. I’d definitely suggest going with a suite or patio room. The staff was great and always helpful. The owners are very friendly and mingle with the guests. The morning coffee was good and very convenient. Breakfast is a bit strange since you have to go to the window and ask for whatever you want. Not an issue for me since I just wanted the coffee. Having the restaurant on site is a great convenience. The food was good and the view is great. Overall, it was a great place to stay and I’d definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Response from Ted Bedwell, Owner at Sand Castle on the Beach
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to review us. So glad you enjoyed our little piece of paradise. We hope to host you again soon!!! Much Appreciation, Ted
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Wanda S wrote a review 16 Jan
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We were able to get a day pass for the beach, pool, restaurant, bar. It was a reasonable price to have chairs & an umbrella on the beach. It is a beautiful beach with great snorkeling close to shore. There is lots of sand, some rocks. Facilities were clean and well maintained. We had a nice brunch in the restaurant.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Courtney V wrote a review 16 Jan
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I’m going with 4.5 stars rounded up as my complaints are fairly minor. First the pros: - No kids. As a child-free millennial, this was such a nice feature. It was quiet and peaceful and I wasn’t annoyed by anyone’s kids running, throwing, yelling, etc. - Queer. Yes. Just yes to this energy. I visited with a group of 8 mostly queer friends and we could relax and feel safe and welcomed. It was beautiful. - Amenities. Free snorkel equipment rental/borrowing!!! I’d never snorkeled before but this is the place to learn!!! The water in front of the resort is so perfectly calm and also shallow, it’s perfect for beginners. Plus SO MANY STARFISH. We actually went out on one of the snorkel tours on a boat from Christiansted and I ended up seeing way more fish snorkeling around the hotel than on the trip. - Staff. All the staff were wonderful and helpful. Anything we needed they tried to assist with. Now the cons: - Coffee. Ummm. I’m sorry? Giving queers hot coffee in a tropical climate feels very aggressive. Where’s the iced coffee?!? (This is a joke. I hope it reads as such. I don’t expect iced coffee to be available at any hotel really but I mean I would be super happy if it was) - Hooks. So this is a minor complaint but it is one I think the hotel could actually address pretty easily and affordably. There are basically no hooks anywhere for hanging wet swimsuits (in the regular rooms). The bathroom had one towel rack. I ended up hanging suits on every drawer handle and edge. Some additional hooks in both the bathroom and main room would be really useful. Being at the beach, you end up with a lot of wet stuff! - Room size. Now this isn’t one the hotel can easily fix but it’s worth mentioning for potential folks booking a stay. The standard sized rooms are very small. It was difficult for my spouse and I to navigate around the bed to the bathroom if one of us was trying to do anything like get dressed. If you open the cabinet door to get something out, you hit the bed and no one can get passed. However my friends stayed in some of the villas and those have tons of space. If you need more space or are expecting a regular sized room like you may find at a Hilton or similar, I’d get a villa or something larger than the standard room. Overall, wonderful experience. I would stay there again. I doubt I’d even look at other resorts on the island because the pros far outweigh the cons for me.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Jerry H wrote a review 14 Jan
Marquette, Michigan79 contributions11 helpful votes
We opted for a Courtyard Kitchen room that was across the street, which was very nice. The room was spacious, and being across the street gave a sense of peacefulness. We appreciated being away from the main area and enjoyed the quiet atmosphere of where the room is. Barbara was simply amazing, always helpful, and kind. If anyone is looking for a friendly place to stay with a fantastic beach this is your place. We utilized the complimentary snorkeling gear each day and glad we did. The amount of fish, starfish, and turtles we saw in front of the resort made the stay even better, it was like swimming in an aquarium.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from Ted Bedwell, Owner at Sand Castle on the Beach
Responded 1 week ago
Jerry, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are blessed to have such an amazing staff. I also appreciate you mentioning the comfort peacefulness of the courtyard area. We look forward to your next visit. Much Appreciation, Ted
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tonyb1515 wrote a review 14 Jan
Michigan15 contributions9 helpful votes
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Everything was great here. Friendly staff, clean property and the best beach we were able to find on our first trip to the island. We were able to leave our room and within 10 minutes, be snorkeling above sea turtles and sea stars on their beach. They also provided snorkeling gear along with many other things. We would definitely stay here again. Pics taken from my drone, right on their beach
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Ted Bedwell, Owner at Sand Castle on the Beach
Responded 1 week ago
Tony, We are thankful for review. I also agree that we have a great staff. So glad you took advantage of all the beautiful above and below the Caribbean water. We look forward to hosting you again!!! Ted
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Sara H wrote a review 10 Jan
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We visited on a day pass and had an absolutely wonderful day! We had good food and great drinks too! We will definitely be back, hopefully to stay at this hotel! Everyone on staff was very friendly and the owner was super nice!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Sara, I am appreciative of your kind words. We look forward to having you back again. Ted
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VKfun2015 wrote a review Dec 2022
Frederick, Maryland4 contributions2 helpful votes
We loved our stay at Sand Castle on the Beach. The entire staff provide great customer care. The owners make you feel welcome and the place has an "at home" vibe. The rooms vary in size and amenities. We were in a King room for two nights and it was comfortable and had all the basics. We then moved to a king suite (which is what I wanted but they were all booked our first two nights). The suite had a separate bedroom and well stocked kitchen if you prefer to fix your meals. We walked to the town every morning and had coffee at Polly's (nice place for a bagel or egg sandwich). The grocery is about a mile walk as well. Had great food at the restaurant (large servings) and had wonderful beach service every day (thanks Awad!). I wish I could go back this minute!!!
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Response from Ted Bedwell, Owner at Sand Castle on the Beach
Responded 3 weeks ago
WK, Thank you for taking the time to review us. So glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to having you back soon. Much Appreciation, Ted
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Melissa S wrote a review Dec 2022
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Wow!! What can I say? Let me first say the location and the grounds were beautiful. One of the sweetest personnel that we encountered was a young gentleman named Jerome!! Thank you so much for exemplifying excellent Customer Service!! The location and grounds were breathtaking but the attitudes and atmosphere were horrific!! We knew before getting there that it was mainly an LGBTQ+ community which was no problem and I mean no problem but I have never encountered such disrespect!! The white staff was not friendly at all it made me feel like we were being discriminated against because we were black! I know the black personnel has to feel the same way! I will never go back to that place unless it’s under new management or unless they train the staff in customer service!! We were there to celebrate our wedding. We wanted to get married there! Our kitchen frig leaked we woke up to water 💦 on the floor!! Such a waste of a beautiful location!! Sand Castle on the beach you have got to do better!!
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Ted Bedwell, Owner at Sand Castle on the Beach
Responded 4 weeks ago
I am very surprised you felt less than 100%. We pride ourselves in being inclusive to everyone. We may be gay owned and operated - but in no way are we discriminate against anyone. Our staff is very diversified and takes pride in their hospitality. I am sorry your refrigerator had a issue - if anyone reports any issue we are on it immediately. I hope your next destination is all you desire. Ted
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GenyP26 wrote a review Nov 2022
5 contributions6 helpful votes
Black Locals, be careful here! An older white lady with short hair approached my sister and me, interrogating us to wear our hand bands to indicate that we paid for the chairs and umbrella while no one else was questioned (of course, everyone else was white and most of them were not wearing a hand band). The older white lady needs an attitude check, she will meet the right local one day, and it won't be pretty.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Response from Ted Bedwell, Owner at Sand Castle on the Beach
Responded 7 Dec 2022
Geny, I am concerned as to how you have felt you were treated at my property. Please feel free to contact me directly at ted@Sandcastleonthebeach.com. We offer a “day pass” to people not staying at the Resort. The day pass does require guests to wear a paper bracelet which is given when signing the waivers and paying the fee. The registered hotel guests do not have bands to wear as we have other ways of identifying them. Once again, I apologize if you felt singled out. We welcome everyone to our property and are proud to be part of the community. Our staff is trained to question anyone utilizing our amenities - I will make sure we discuss approaching people with a positive tone going forward. Ted
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US$234 - US$285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
CaribbeanU.S. Virgin IslandsSt. CroixFrederiksted
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sand Castle on the Beach
Which popular attractions are close to Sand Castle on the Beach?
Nearby attractions include Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge (2.8 km), Rhythms at Rainbow Beach (3.1 km), and St. George Village Botanical Garden (6.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sand Castle on the Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Sand Castle on the Beach?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Sand Castle on the Beach?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Sand Castle on the Beach?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sand Castle on the Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include Turtle's Deli, Polly's at the Pier, and Rhythms at Rainbow Beach.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sand Castle on the Beach?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sand Castle on the Beach?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Sand Castle on the Beach?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St. George Village Botanical Garden (6.1 km), Estate Mount Washington Plantation (1.8 km), and Hams Bluff Lighthouse (7.6 km).
Does Sand Castle on the Beach have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.