Sandcastle Hotel

Sandcastle Hotel is a small, intimate, laid-back resort. The property has two beachfront cottages, two garden cottages, and two air-conditioned rooms along with a restaurant and a world-famous beach bar. With barely any other souls around (aside from sailors, checking out the bar) and one of the most beautiful beaches and landscapes in the world, this is a great place to escape from everything and simply enjoy nature, a drink, and relaxation.

Active travelers will have a blast at this all-inclusive destination, as they will encounter a diverse range of outdoor opportunities. Snorkeling is one option, but if that isn't your cup of tea, know that most everyone should find something that suits them at this beach-side location.

Located toward the western outskirts of White Bay, in the same vicinity as Great Harbour, Sandcastle Hotel, an all-inclusive complex, is a great choice for tourists who are thinking about staying in this neighborhood. It's west of the center of Road Town.


Sandcastle Hotel has a few unique lodging options. There are two pairs of cottages to choose from depending on preference. One pair are two room cottages located right on the beach with a king bed, private bathroom, daybed, ceiling fans, enclosed outdoor showers, and hot water from a rooftop tank heated by the sun.

The other pair of cottages are surrounded by lush vegetation in the gardens just off the beach. These cottages offer the same amenities as their beachfront siblings.

Additionally, two studio rooms were added in 1998. These rooms have air-conditioning and inside showers for guests who don't want to “rough it” quite as much. The two units have a connecting door, making it possible to join the two rooms to create a larger unit.

Sandcastle has a grand total of 6 units, so it is a really small property. Because it's a snug and simple location, it's a nice choice for travelers who like an uncrowded setting. This hotel has received a rating of 3 stars, based on several factors, including overall quality, amenities, and service.

Below, you'll find a listing of this property's in-room amenities.

  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Temperature Control
  • Telephone
  • Refrigerator

If you are looking for a particular amenity, mention this when you contact the front desk or reservation service.

Activities and Amenities

Sandcastle Hotel is located on White Bay, a region of tiny Jost Van Dyke island with only about 25 permanent residents. This means the hotel is peaceful, laid-back, and nestled serely in nature.

Activities around the hotel include snorkeling around the reef, enjoying the white-sand beach, hiking the hills and volcano, lounging in a hammock, or visiting Great Harbour or Little Harbour, the two largest settlements with a few hundred residents between them and a selection of restaurants, boutiques, churches, and other buildings. The climate in White Bay is idyllic, typically with refreshing tradewinds, temperatures between 75-90 degrees Fahrenheit, and extremely brief showers when rain does occur.

To view general amenities at the location, check out the following list:

  • Boutiques
  • Live Entertainment
  • Sports Available
  • Snorkeling
  • Hiking/Nature Walk

However, because these details are always in flux, it's best to check with the front desk if you want to guarantee that a certain favorite amenity will be available. Visit this page to read an in-depth discussion about the specific activities available at Sandcastle Hotel.


Sandcastle Hotel's claim to fame is the creation of the Original Painkiller, a smooth cocktail of run, cream of coconut, pineapple, orange juice, and freshly grated Grenadian nutmeg. The Soggy Dollar Bar, from its signature drink to the necessity to swim to it to the unrivaled vistas, is a legend in its own right and unlike any other bar.

Where sustenance is concerned, Sandcastle Hotel has an open-air beachfront restaurant that serves up a home-style breakfast, local lunch, and gourment dinner everyday. Breakfast and five dinners are included with Sandcastle Hotel's special seven-night MAP package.

Besides the dining options on-site, those hoping to find further culinary diversity should also investigate the area's other local mealtime selections. Guests looking for a bite to eat will discover a small handful of restaurants within traveling distance. It's never a bad idea to learn which choices are available nearby, though Sandcastle provides dining of its own, including Sandcastle Restaurant. For an in-depth look at this area's options, click here.


There are numerous attractions situated near Sandcastle. On your itinerary, make room for nearby attractions like Diamond Cay National Park, Belmont Archaeological Site, and Vigilant Sloop. Considering this hotel is directly on White Bay Beach, this property is an ideal vacation spot for those who want a beautiful view of the sea.

The hotel is situated near Road Town, a nice area for tourists to explore.

To see more about what you'll find near the property, click here.

Contact Info

Location: White Bay, Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands

Reservations: (284) 495-9888

Fax: (284) 495-9999



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