Welcome to Sand Castle on the Beach's website! Simone & Sheryl have owned and operated Sand Castle on the Beach since January of 2002. Over the years we have refurbished the hotel, which had fallen into disrepair. Sand Castle on the Beach is a labor of love and a work in progress.
In 2005, Sand Castle on the Beach was the first Hotel on St. Croix to install a 10 KW battery backup Solar Power System and we have an ever-expanding solar grid for both the hotel and Beach Side Café.
We are proud to say that Sand Castle on the Beach was designed by the distinguished Wisconsin born architect, John Randall McDonald. He was a great admirer of Frank Lloyd Wrights' Prairie School of Architecture.
John Randall McDonald was considered an "Organic Architect" for his awareness of the elegance of the natural environment, thereby being more sensitive to nature. He was commissioned to design monasteries, hotels, private homes, schools and churches.
We are fortunate that he had an office here on St. Croix for many years. He designed homes for Bjorn Borg, Mickey Mantle, Perry Como, Jimmy Connors and here on St. Croix, Maureen O'Hara. He died in 2003.