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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Sand Box

$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Bar, Pub
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
North, VG1150, Virgin Gorda
495-9122
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

16 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 16: English reviews
Concord, MA
Level Contributor
149 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

The Sand Box has so much potential but the staff and service are awful. The beer was not cold, there were limited drinks and the 2 ladies working behind the counter acted like they were doing us a favor rather than appreciating the $500 we spent at their restaurant. Do not go here--even if it's one of the few nice... More 

Helpful?
Thank m4squad
Herndon, Virginia
Level Contributor
78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

We've been staying at and sailing out of Bitter End Yacht Club for a dozen years or more and we have always enjoyed beaching our Hobie Cat at the Sand Box for a drink and sometimes lunch. See my tripadvisor review of Prickly Pear Island. I am very sorry to see all of the recent negative reviews; we've never had... More 

Helpful?
4 Thank John N
Highland, Maryland
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

Great place, horrible, mean owner. No sense of business at all. Petty and extremely poor customer relations. Food is marginal. Drinks are marginal. Beach is great. Owner is a nightmare. Total shame as I have been to the sandbox many many times over 15 years. When she is not present it is a fantastic day. Can not recommend. Go to... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Ken G
Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

This one was one of our favorite spots, great location and beautiful beach but we had a horrible experience with the owner last time. We have been there two days earlier and spent over $800 with our large party but today when we went back the owners wife who has taken over was there and instead of welcoming us, came... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Fenwick8
Alexandria, VA
Level Contributor
1,246 reviews
577 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 487 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2015

We bought a diet coke and sat here for a few minutes to escape the sun on Devil's Beach. The view here is pretty and we were not chased out for "loitering". The hike down to this area is precarious and you have to take your time. There are kids running down the slippery hill here as fast as they... More 

Helpful?
Thank VAChuck
Fraser, Michigan
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014

Just returned from North Sound and spent several afternoons at the Sandbox on Vixen Point. Actually first went to this place 25 years ago and aside from a new wall in the back and a couple new bar stools, the place hasn't changed very much. Great beach, great view and great water. Food and drink are a little on the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Christopher M
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
113 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2012

Our group of seven pulled up in a dinghy wandered around the beach and then headed to the Sand Box for lunch. Small menu written on a chalkboard, no prices, large shaded tables on the beach. Lunch consisted of burgers, fries, fish and chicken sandwiches and chicken roti, beer and sodas. Everything was fine, the chicken roti was really quite... More 

Helpful?
Thank HobokenGlobetrotter
Charleston, South Carolina
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2012

We pulled up on a Dingy because it looked cool passing by. We felt very unwelcome. The place was fairly dead other then a family on the beach and the employees acted like we asked them to do hard labor when we asked to buy some drinks. There were flees all over the beach (seriously). The goats and cats wondering... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Cameron E
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2012

Pulled up in a dinghy and enjoyed a beautifully cooked snapper sandwich and a rum punch - all while enjoying a stunning view of the North Sound. We were practically the only people there, I guess because it's not serviced by the water taxis so you need to find your own way over.

Helpful?
Thank mainliner
Ridgefield, CT
Level Contributor
75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2011

Great Locations... very laid back... only omes there on our two visits in early Dec... a bit early for the season. Good reputation. Disn't eat. Worth a beer stop. Fun goats wandering around

Helpful?
Thank soccertravel

Travellers who viewed Sand Box also viewed

Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
 
Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
 
Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
 

Been to Sand Box? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North, VG1150, Virgin Gorda
  • Location: Caribbean  >  British Virgin Islands  >  Virgin Gorda
  • Phone Number: 495-9122

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Sand Box and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Sand Box staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?