We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sand Castle on the Beach

Visit hotel website
{"containerAttributes":null,"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget"}}
Certificate of Excellence
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. Please note that our TV Cable is currently unavailable due to Hurricane Maria.
Read more
Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Self-Serve Laundry
Public Wifi
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Show more
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Good to know
Great View
Bay View
Hotel links
Visit hotel website
Reviews & more
94Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 258
  • 102
  • 25
  • 11
  • 17
Time of year
Traveller type
  • More languages
  • Filter
  • English
Show reviews that mention
If you prefer comfort food over fancy restaurants, then you'll really enjoy this place! Friendly, warm, accommodating, real goodness in every conceivable way, and all of that sitting on the nicest beach on the island…

Your hosts are quick with a smile and ready to make your stay
Read more
The owners at Sand Castle were very welcoming and greeted us personally when we arrived to the hotel. They also made sure that we had everything we needed and were very quick to respond to the maintenance issue we had. The rest of the staff was also amazing and very friendly.
Read more
Response from TedB1268, Owner at Sand Castle on the Beach
Responded 2 weeks ago
We are so glad you were able to relax and enjoy. We can’t wait to see you again. Much Appreciation, Ted and Chris
Read more
What an amazing boutique resort. We stayed in the cottage and the accommodations where great. There were 4 of us, and we had plenty of space to lounge and relax. There is a full kitchen to cook meals which we did, breakfast and lunches. It looks directly onto the beach and the oc
Read more
Response from TedB1268, Owner at Sand Castle on the Beach
Responded 3 weeks ago
Frances, We are so happy you enjoyed Sand Castle on the Beach and the Beach Side Cafe. We can’t wait to host you again. Much Appreciation, Tes and Chris
Read more
Beautiful Caribbean beach! We arrived on a cruise ship and found the Sand Castle beach, so we got a day pass that included a chair umbrella, rum punch, and free WiFi all for $10! The staff was so friendly and accommodating and we met Chris the owner and he was so incredibly nice
Read more
Response from TedB1268, Owner at Sand Castle on the Beach
Responded 4 weeks ago
Peppi, We thank you for taking the time to review our property. So glad you enjoyed our staff and beautiful property. We will be looking forward to your next visit. Much Appreciation Ted
Read more
Visited here October 28 on a day pass. Close to the port with easy taxi transportation. Beautiful slice of the island with great water, nice beach (including chairs and tents), and great prices food and drinks. Best part though was meeting one of the owners, Chris, who was workin
Read more
Response from TedB1268, Owner at Sand Castle on the Beach
Responded 8 Nov 2018
Thank you for taking the time to review Sand Castle on the Beach and Beach Side Cafe. We are fortunate to have a great staff and Chris does lead by example. I hope you have a opportunity to visit again soon. Much Appreciation, Ted
Read more
Album Categories
All photosTravellerRoom & SuitePool & BeachDining Family and Play Areas
sunset from the beach
Professional photo exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisorSand Castle on the Beach
The Sea View Suite at the Sand Castle on the Beach
Professional photo exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisorSand Castle on the Beach
The Dolphin Villa at the Sand Castle on the Beach
Professional photo exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisorSand Castle on the Beach
The Sea View Suite at the Sand Castle on the Beach
Professional photo exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisorSand Castle on the Beach
The Sea View Suite at the Sand Castle on the Beach
We are taking a cruise and docking in St Croix and would like to go to Christiansted for the day, which is the best way to get there without taking a tour?
Renting a car in advance is probably the most economical. Then you can go wherever you want. I would definitely make a plan of where you want to go and what you want to see (Botanical Gardens, Whim Plantation, Estate Mt Washington, beaches, rum factory, Point Udall, town of Christiansted, etc). The other choice is to get a taxi at the pier but that may be pricey. Let me know if I can be of further help.
0 votes
Show all answers
Hello, is your beach and property 'senior friendly' with easy access into the pools, beach with nearby bathrooms? Also if we are looking for a day pass, do we just purchase that when we arrive ?
The beach at the hotel is just a few steps from the restaurant and pool area. There is a restroom a few steps from the pool as well. If you are staying at the hotel the beach lounge chais and towels are complimentary. If you are not staying at the hotel you can purchase a day pass for the pool and beach that includes lounge chairs and towels. The southwestern side of ST Croix has the best beaches with white sand and calm clear waters. You can walk north or south from the hotel on the beach and have miles of uninterrupted beautiful beach. Plus the sunsets are spectacular there! Hope this is helpful. Enjoy!!
1 vote
Show all answers
Hello, Our Celebrity Equinox Ship will be docking in St. Croix , US Virgin Island on Thursday, September 28, 2018. After reading many great reviews on the Trip Advisor website about your resort my husband and I would like to make arrangements to visit the Sandcastles Resort on the Beach for a day. How much will the day pass cost per person and what does the day pass include? .Do you have a place where we could purchase lunch and drinks during our visit? I thank you in advance on any information you forward us regarding purchasing a day pass to your resort. Liz
Liz, We are so excited you plan to visit our resort. We offer a $10 day pay for cruise ship visitors, this comes with a choice of a rum punch, fruit punch or water and full use of the resort - 2 pools, out door shower, etc. Our beach will be set up with lounge chairs and umbrellas and are first come first serve. The cafe and Bar will be open for all other food and drink desires. We can’t wait to meet you. Ted and Chris
0 votes
How far is the Sandcastle on the Beach Resort from the St. Croix, US Virgin Island pier where the Celebrity Cruise ships dock? Is their a local taxi and how much would the ride cost? I thank you in advance for any tips or information you may send me. Liz
We are approximately 1 1/4 miles from the pier. There are taxis waiting when the ship arrives. The fees is set by the taxi association. You purchase a round trip and I believe it was around $5 to $7 last season. We offer a beautiful relaxing resort with a bar, restaurant and the best beach on the island. Ted
0 votes
Show all answers
Hi Michael M.....we would love to take advantage of the day pass at Sand Castle on the Beach. Did you purchase this ahead of time and if so who did you call? Thank you.
Good Morning! Our day passes are available at the front desk on a first come, first served basis. We do not take reservations for day passes. The cost is $10 per person per day. The pass includes use of our WiFi, 2 pools, towel, bathroom and outdoor shower facilities, beach and deck lounge chairs, and umbrellas. (umbrellas are based on availability) Also our restaurant and bar is onsite. We look forward to seeing you! Chris and Ted
0 votes
"I could not ask for a more accommodating staff. The setting was amazing."
"Ocean front"
"Ask for a room with a view of the water. If you have a walking problem, get a room on ground level."
"upgrade to the sea view room, its worth it."
"All the rooms are nice."
US$ 212 - US$ 386 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
CaribbeanU.S. Virgin IslandsSt. CroixFrederiksted
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing