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Sandcastle, Jost Van Dyke 

Jost Van Dyke
British Virgin Islands
Tel: 284 495 9888
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On many islands, they'd be bulldozing the brush of postcard-perfect White Bay to make way for a mega-resort. But this is the BVI's, which loyally cling to their low-key charm. And there's no beach resort quite as low-key as the Sandcastle. Four basic screened cottages and two small rooms step back from the bleached-coral sand into the shade of seagrape trees. The two beachfront cottages are the prime digs and best chance for steady breezes; the hotel rooms have AC, but lack the charm of the fan-cooled cottages with their outdoor showers. The mood floats from hammock-napping ecstasy to beach blanket bingo and back as the day progresses. Before 11 am and after about 3 pm, guests have the area to themselves. In between, the beach and its bars, including the famed Soggy Dollar, are invaded by yachties, cruise-shippers, and day-trippers from Tortola or the USVI. A boon for people watchers and social butterflies, the midday rush can be annoying for those banking on utter peace. Fortunately, White Bay is big enough that there's always an empty stretch of sand somewhere.

Closed September.

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