It is named for a Dutch pirate, one of the first of the BVI’s original Dutch settlers, from the early 17th Century. Jost Van Dyke, one of the British Virgin Islands, could be the tropical island of your dreams. This lush coral-sand island lies 3 miles to the northwest of Tortola. It is mainly unspoiled, so Jost Van Dyke is a popular destination for sailors, beach lovers, and sun-seekers from around the world who want to enjoy the beautiful white sand beaches, beach bars, and restaurants. Jost Van Dyke is always an excellent choice for a day trip from Road Town or anywhere in the BVI.
Moreover, Jost Van Dyke is home to the world-famous Foxy’s and Wooden Boat Regatta. Indeed, this establishment is a must-vis your yacht charter vacation in the British Virgin Islands. Enjoy a Pain-Killer at the Soggy Dollar Bar at White Bay, then be entertained at Foxy’s into the early hours of the morning.
Hot and humid with occasional rain showers characterizes the weather on Jost Van Dyke. Moderate winds help cool the heat. Even on cloudy days, the UV index may be high, thus increasing your chances of sunburn. However, the seawater is excellent, and the temperature is excellent when the sun goes down. Additionally, as for almost all BVI sailing, it can be done by line of sight navigation.
Let’s start by explaining the reason for the name “The Soggy Dollar.” Well, it’s a very appropriate “and fun” name. Imagine you have anchored just a few yards from a pristine beach setting.
The water is crystal clear and still; from your eye, you can see that it’s no problem to jump off the boat and casually swim up to the gorgeous beach. It feels like a great plan.
Now you know there’s a trendy beach bar also sitting on that beach; as a matter of fact, they even have a trendy house drink called “The Painkiller.”
But you need to take some cash with you, what do you do? You remember the name of this much-talked-about beach bar is The Soggy Dollar. So you do just that, and now you are just another of the many raving fans of anchoring just off White Bay.
Although there are no large shops on the island, there are many quaint boutiques to browse around when you’ve had enough sun and sand. Besides the shops listed here, many local restaurants and bars sell gifts and souvenirs.
You’ll find jewellery, crafts, and gifts in Great Harbor at Wendell’s World. Jost Van Dyke Scuba is the place to find dive and snorkel gear, books, and gifts. The Ice House on Backstreet offers handmade Christmas ornaments, used paperbacks, locally made jams, jellies, and salad dressings. The Fox Hole at Foxy’s Tamarind Bar has all the Foxy’s-inspired items you need and Foxy’s firewater rum.
Try Corsairs in Great Harbour. It is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Corsairs cook up Northern Italian cuisine, plus Tex-Mex with a Caribbean twist and Monster Lobsters.
If you’re feeling brave, try one of the specialty drinks such as “Wench Juice” or “Voodoo Juice.” Soggy Dollar Bar and White Bay Sandcastle Restaurant in White Bay.
Known by sailors around the world, the Soggy Dollar Beach Bar is a must-see while on Jost Van Dyke. Indeed, this is an excellent place to people-watch. Ivan’s Stress-Free Bar and Restaurant in White Bay is an iconic local restaurant sure to refresh your mind and spirit.
One Love Bar and Grill in White Bay is one of Jost Van Dyke’s must-visit beach bars and restaurants. The One Love Bar is perfect for relaxing, enjoying a cool drink, and listening to live reggae music. We believe you will indeed find this is a “no shoes, no shirt, no problem” kind of place.
Be sure to check out our page 3 Top Island Bars on Jost Van Dyke
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