Quite a few people make plans to vacation in British Virgin Islands knowing that they'll get to see the spectacular beaches that the islands are famous for.
If you are a big beach fan, Sandy Ground Estates is the perfect locale for you. This property is located on the water, so tourists can spend as much time as they like soaking up the sun if that is what they want to do.
Of course, since Sandy Ground Estates was built directly on Sandy Cay Beach, relaxing on the sand is a popular pastime here. Sandy Cay Beach is the only speck of white sand beach on a small green island. The other coast of the island is rocky, but Sandy Cay Beach boasts soft sand and gentle waters. For those who are willing to venture off site, there are some additional beaches worth investigating. Click the name of each one in the table to view our detailed article:
|Sandy Spit||1.0||NE||Sandy Spit|
|Green Cay Beach||1.1||NE||Green Cay|
|Great Harbour Beach||1.9||W||Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke|
|White Bay Beach||2.5||W||White Bay, Jost Van Dyke|
|Smuggler's Cove||3.6||SSE||3.4 mi. North of Coral Bay, Tortola|
|Long Bay West||3.7||SE||Long Bay, Tortola|
|Apple Bay||4.0||SE||Long Bay, Tortola|
|Cane Garden Bay||4.4||E||Cane Garden Bay, Tortola|
|Brewers Bay Beach||4.9||E||2.5 mi. Northwest of Road Town, Tortola|
Sandy Spit is the one that's nearest to this property. Sandy Spit is an tiny speck of an island entirely surrounded in soft white sand. There's a drop of vegetation on this island, with a few wispy palm trees.
If the remoteness of Sandy Spit doesn't suit your style, you could instead enjoy Apple Bay which is generally home to an active scene with lots of other visitors. The beach at Apple Bay has been nicknamed the "Surfing Beach" so, if you're in search of the perfect wave this is the destination for you. During most of the year the waves are only around five to six feet. This one is located 4.0 miles away from the the accommodations.
Hopping over to a town or community that neighbors your villa complex can add some depth to your vacation experience, no matter if you're just exploring the area's hidden attractions, or experiencing the day in the life of a local. Sandy Ground Estates lies on the island of Jost Van Dyke, 1.9 miles east of Great Harbour; it's seven miles (11 and a half kilometers) to the west of Road Town.
The table below lists the areas that are closest to Sandy Ground Estates:
|Little Harbour, Jost Van Dyke||0.6||W|
|Little Jost Van Dyke||0.9||N|
|Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke||1.9||W|
|White Bay, Jost Van Dyke||2.6||W|
|Long Bay, Tortola||3.8||SE|
|Great Carrot Bay, Tortola||3.8||ESE|
|West End, Tortola||3.9||SSE|
Tourists in need of a fun agenda while vacationing on Jost Van Dyke will quickly learn that Sandy Ground Estates is in a great location for being active. In fact, this section of Jost Van Dyke has a lot of spots for vacationers to explore, such as Diamond Cay National Park, Belmont Archaeological Site, and Vigilant Sloop, to name a few. Of the three nearby attractions, the closest is Diamond Cay National Park.
These are just a few of your many options, more of which are listed in the table below.
|Diamond Cay National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||0.5||NNW||1.8 mi. East of Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke|
|Belmont Archaeological Site||Historical Site||--||--||Long Bay, Tortola|
|Vigilant Sloop||Historical Site||4.2||SSE||Frenchman's Cay|
|St. Michael Church Ruins||Historical Site||3.9||ESE||Great Carrot Bay, Tortola|
|North Shore Shell Museum||Museum||4.0||SE||Little Carrot Bay, Tortola|
|Little Tobago - Great Tobago National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||6.9||W||13.9 mi. West of Road Town|
|John Lettsom House||Historical Site||--||--||Cane Garden Bay, Tortola|
|Callwood Historic Distillery||Historical Site||4.4||E||Cane Garden Bay, Tortola|
|Fort Recovery||Historical Site||4.9||SE||Recovery, Tortola|
|Sage Mountain National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||4.9||SE||3.0 mi. West-Southwest of Road Town, Tortola|
|Shark Bay National Park||Park||4.8||E||2.8 mi. Northwest of Road Town, Tortola|
|Mount Healthy National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||5.4||E||2.3 mi. Northwest of Road Town, Tortola|
|The Dungeon||Historical Site||6.0||SE||Havers, Tortola|
|Thornton Plantation||Historical Site||6.1||ESE||2.2 mi. South West of Road Town, Tortola|
|Park||6.5||E||Road Town, Tortola|
|Sunday Morning Well||Historical Site||6.6||E||Road Town, Tortola|
|J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens||Botanical Garden||6.6||E||Road Town, Tortola|
|Up's Cineplex||Movie Theater||6.6||E||Road Town, Tortola|
|Park||6.7||E||Road Town, Tortola|
|1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum||Museum||6.8||E||Road Town, Tortola|
|Park||6.8||E||Road Town, Tortola|
|Fort Charlotte Ruins||Historical Site||--||--||Road Town, Tortola|
|Folk Museum||Museum||6.9||E||Downtown Road Town, Tortola|
|Museum||7.0||E||Downtown Road Town, Tortola|
|Britannic Hall||Historical Site||--||--||Downtown Road Town, Tortola|
|Sir Oliva Georges Plaza||Historical Site||--||--||Downtown Road Town, Tortola|
|Park||7.0||E||Downtown Road Town, Tortola|
|Her Majesty's Prison||Historical Site||7.0||E||Downtown Road Town, Tortola|
|Old Government House Museum||Museum||7.0||E||Road Town, Tortola|
|St. Phillip's Church||Historical Site||--||--||Kingstown, Tortola|
|Josiah's Bay Plantation||Historical Site||8.8||E||2.4 mi. Northeast of Road Town, Tortola|
|VI Maritime Museum||Museum||9.5||E||2.5 mi. East of Road Town, Tortola|
|Treasure Point Caves||Cave||10.8||SE||Norman Island|
|Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||12.2||S||12.2 mi. South-Southwest of Road Town|
|Dead Chest National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||11.7||ESE||Dead Chest Island|
|Rhone Marine Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||12.5||ESE||5.9 mi. Southeast of Road Town|
|Cam Bay National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||12.7||E||Great Camanoe|
If you're on the lookout for somewhere interesting to go, Diamond Cay National Park is an alternative worth considering. One of Jost Van Dyke's smallest natural attractions is Diamond Cay National Park. This tiny little swatch of land off the coast of Long Bay near the Diamond Cay Marine is accessible by walking along a sand bar that can easily be covered in high tide.
Finding information about nearby accommodations is often a good way to get a feel for the surrounding area. Though you'll only find one other place to stay in this part of Jost Van Dyke, its quiet surroundings make it a nice choice for visitors hoping to enjoy a secluded vacation destination.
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