“You Make the Memories, We’ll Make the Arrangements”

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.

Weather | Jost Van Dyke

Hot and humid with occasional rain showers is 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 and the temperature are excellent when the sun goes down. Additionally, as for almost all BVI sailing, it can be done by line-of-sight navigation.

Places to See on Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands

  • White Bay is said to be one of the best beaches in the Virgin Islands. This pristine white beach indeed invokes images of Gilligan’s Island.
  • Also, White Bay’s waters are great for swimming or for simply floating on a mat. There is good snorkeling at White Bay. While the best reefs are at Diamond Cay and the surrounding out-islands of Sandy Cay, Sandy Spit, Green Cay, and Little Jost Van Dyke.
  • Dive Sites. The best and closest dive sites are at the Playground, between Green Cay and Little Jost, and Twin Towers, north of Little Jost. The Playground is a pretty place to explore, while the Twin Towers is an unusual area consisting of two sizeable monolithic rock formations rising from 90 feet. The Twin Towers site is recommended for advanced divers.
  • Bubbly Pool. The Bubbly Pool, a natural wonder, is a fun spot on the island’s east side. The pool is like a natural Jacuzzi that “bubbles” when the wave action is just right. Be careful when the waves are coming ashore.

Things to Do

Anchor at White Bay in front of The Soggy Dollar Beach Bar

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; 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.

Shopping on your BVI Yacht Charter Vacation

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.

Dining out on Jost Van Dyke

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 that refreshes 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. We believe you will indeed find this is a “no shoes, no shirt, no problem” kind of place.

Sandy Cay
Sandy Cay

Marinas and Anchorages on Jost Van Dyke

  • North Latitude Marina. Located in Great Harbour, easy access makes this marina a favorite for boaters to fill up fuel, water, and provisions.
  • Diamond Cay. has ten available moorings. Pay onshore at Foxy’s Taboo.
  • Great Harbour. Good anchoring and 25 mooring balls.
  • Little Harbour. The anchorage has about 20 mooring balls and a few good spots for snorkeling.
  • White Bay. Gorgeous spot for anchoring.

Be sure to check out our page 3 Top Island Bars on Jost Van Dyke

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