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Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We visited the Sandcastle hotel at the beginning of July. Stayed in beach cottage #2. As others have noted, accommodations at the hotel are very basic. This is not a resort but the cottages are simple and clean. We chose a room without an A/C unit. In hindsite, we should have booked a room with A/C as even with the ocean breeze, it is HOT in July. I'm sure open air works great outside of the summer season.

White Bay is gorgeous! We enjoyed the balance of having exclusive access to the beach in the morning, along with the fun vibes as the boaters came in for the day to visit. We started the mornings off with some Pain Killers from the Soggy Dollar, which is always fun. As an aside, the beach has gotten a lot more crowded as folks have discovered the island's charm.

The staff were extremely helpful and we appreciated the fact that they prioritized serving us at the bar when it became busy with "day trippers". Also appreciated the fact that they helped taxi us to the boat dock when we were running late for departure.

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in JVD and hope to return soon!

Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
1  Thank AMIBeachGal
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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

This was our first trip staying on JVD and we already booked next June to return. We got to the Sandcastle and Claire took our bags and then notified us quickly that our room was ready early. We booked an AC unit and the view was still beautiful- a mix of sea, sand and gardens. The staff knew us by name that afternoon and we were well taken care of! After the day trippers left the beach it was just us surrounded by beautiful sunsets and peacefulness. It was amazing! The hotel was able to make reservations (you need them at every restaurant) when we wanted to head out but also had great food at the hotel for some meals. They called a cab for us when we needed and really made sure we were good each day as well as the nights. The rooms were perfect and we already are ready to go back!!

Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
4  Thank rjaver1
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Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

We kinda call this luxury camping ... Clearly not a traditional 5 star experience ... But the location is perfect ... The staff is outstanding ... And the cottages / rooms are nicely furnished.

Early mornings and evenings ... You have the beach to yourselves .. Then around 10 AM the boats start to arrive & its people watching & party time.

Highly recommend !

Stayed: April 2016, travelled with friends
2  Thank KRB4646
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

I was reluctant to book the Sandcastle Hotel, due to the sheer amount of boaters I have seen in the past converging on the Soggy Dollar Bar attached to the hotel. Our Garden Cottage was perfect! The staff was great, and there were separate areas on the beach for guests only! We were treated great by the bar staff at The Soggy Dollar, and given priority ordering most of the time. The only reason I say most of the time is due to the sheer number of people at the bar. Once they saw me, it was what "what can I get you" almost immediately.

Room Tip: Garden Cottages are quieter during the day, if you just need quiet time. All Cottages are quiet at night!
  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Barry-Dani
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Reviewed 1 May 2016

We have been to Jost for the day several times but this was our first time staying. The staff at Sandcastle were amazing - extremely attentive and focused on ensuring our stay was relaxing and worry free. Rooms were clean - food was amazing and the bartenders (especially JJ) were always ready to show us a good time. Can't say enough about this place - we booked our next week before we even left and I am already counting down the days until we get to return. Some of the nicest people I've ever met - they made you feel like family.......

Room Tip: There are only six room total (we stayed in two) garden and beach front both were great!
  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Ricci233
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