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Old April 25th, 2011, 09:57 PM
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Thumbs up Sandcastle Beach Review

Our entire roll call posters decided to hang out at Sandcastle.
We reserved the chairs, umbrella and two rum punches for $25 ahead of time.

Taxi cost $6. Short ride from the cruise pier.
Beach was lovely.
I would suggest wearing water shoes due to the coral and broken shells near the shoreline.



No beach vendors hounding you. Which was a delight.
Beach had tons of sea glass.

Don't be surprised to see a herd of horses run pass you.



We had such an awesome time.
Highly recommend Sandcastle.
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Thanks for the review. We're headed to Sandcastle in June!
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Thanks for the review. We're headed to Sandcastle in June!
We were the only cruise ship in port and they ran out of umbrellas by noon.
So I advice you to reserve ahead of time.

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We were the only cruise ship in port and they ran out of umbrellas by noon.
So I advice you to reserve ahead of time.

Enjoy!
Thanks, we've got our reservation!. I assumed with just our ship in port there would be plenty of room, so thanks for the suggestion.
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Our entire roll call posters decided to hang out at Sandcastle.
We reserved the chairs, umbrella and two rum punches for $25 ahead of time.

Taxi cost $6. Short ride from the cruise pier.
Beach was lovely.
I would suggest wearing water shoes due to the coral and broken shells near the shoreline.



No beach vendors hounding you. Which was a delight.
Beach had tons of sea glass.

Don't be surprised to see a herd of horses run pass you.



We had such an awesome time.
Highly recommend Sandcastle.


Is it round trip $6 for the cab ride to sandcastle??
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Is it round trip $6 for the cab ride to sandcastle??
Yes it is $6 per person round trip.
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Is it round trip $6 for the cab ride to sandcastle??
Yes!

There is a booth (actually a desk) outside the pier.
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Is there a shaded area at the beach - in case they run out of umbrellas?
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How do you make reservations for Sandcastle?
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Is there a shaded area at the beach - in case they run out of umbrellas?
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Even though there are trees,
Most rented umbrellas.

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How do you make reservations for Sandcastle?
Here is their website

http://www.sandcastleonthebeach.com/...achDayPass.cfm

$5 Per Person

The Day Pass Includes:
Hotel Facilities Located On The Best Swimming Beach On St. Croix
Outdoor Shower
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Restrooms
Restaurant & Bar on Premises
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Umbrellas are Available for $10 Each with purchase of 2 Beach Passes

** Special Beach Package **

2 Lounge Chairs, 1 Umbrella & 2 Rum Punch for $25

Reservations accepted for the Beach Day Pass by email or callEmail: info@sandcastleonthebeach.com or 1.800.524.2018
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We just returned from a B2B on Serenade of the Seas and went to Sandcastle for the morning. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and would loved to have stayed longer, but the sun was so intense and we'd gotten a bit too much the previous day. We found a lot of sea glass and shells which was fun. Just a relaxing morning at a beautiful beach. We walked there (about 15 minutes) and did the shuttle back to the ship. There were vendors all around the port area and a pharmacy which was helpful since we needed a couple of things.
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We just returned from a B2B on Serenade of the Seas and went to Sandcastle for the morning. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and would loved to have stayed longer, but the sun was so intense and we'd gotten a bit too much the previous day. We found a lot of sea glass and shells which was fun. Just a relaxing morning at a beautiful beach. We walked there (about 15 minutes) and did the shuttle back to the ship. There were vendors all around the port area and a pharmacy which was helpful since we needed a couple of things.
We would definitely prefer to walk to Sandcastle....can u give me some sort of directions? IE....left or right...lol...thx
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Just go right once you leave the pier and follow the ocean. There is a path part of the way, then you have to walk next to the road. It's about a mile.
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We just returned from a B2B on Serenade of the Seas and went to Sandcastle for the morning. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and would loved to have stayed longer, but the sun was so intense and we'd gotten a bit too much the previous day. We found a lot of sea glass and shells which was fun. Just a relaxing morning at a beautiful beach. We walked there (about 15 minutes) and did the shuttle back to the ship. There were vendors all around the port area and a pharmacy which was helpful since we needed a couple of things.
How much was the shuttle, where do you pick it up from, and how often does it run? Where there any unusual souveniers or artwork for sale at the pier? BTW, did Serenade allow lounges or have lounge chairs on the cabin balconies?
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How much was the shuttle, where do you pick it up from, and how often does it run? Where there any unusual souveniers or artwork for sale at the pier? BTW, did Serenade allow lounges or have lounge chairs on the cabin balconies?
$6 pp shuttle (round trip).
Right outside the pier, to your right, you will see a desk and sign.
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I read there is no sales tax in the US Virgin Islands. But I was wondering if there is a resort tax or service charge that gets added to the price of the Day Pass or Special Beach Package?
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$6 pp shuttle (round trip).
Right outside the pier, to your right, you will see a desk and sign.
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I read there is no sales tax in the US Virgin Islands. But I was wondering if there is a resort tax or service charge that gets added to the price of the Day Pass or Special Beach Package?
I paid CASH so no other charges were taxed on.

FYI ~ If you use your charge card you will be charged an International Fee.
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