Jost Van Dyke Island Travel Guide

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Jost Van Dyke Island Things to Do

  • swim ashore to The Soggy Dollar

    One bay over from Foxy's restaurant/pub is The Soggy Dollar...so called because there is no dock nearby...one must either take a dinghy ashore or better yet, jump and swim! I highly recommend the latter. Now you know why it's "The Soggy Dollar". And yes, there are....soggy dollars that is. You'll see lines strung up behind the bar with bills...

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  • Beach Bars

    Many people visit Jost Van Dyke just to go to The Soggy Dollar or Foxy's. We didn't have a drink at either place, but I could tell a lot of people on our ferry back to Tortola definitely made a stop here. :-)

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  • White Bay

    White Bay is an incredibly beautiful beach located about a 20-30 minute walk from the ferry dock. We love a challenge, so we decided to hike the STEEP hills to get to the beach. It honestly wasn't that bad, but wearing flip flops and carrying beach gear make it more difficult.My only complaint about this beach is the amount of boats here. The Soggy...

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Jost Van Dyke Island Restaurants

  • Sushi on Jost

    Open air restaurant right near the beach of Great Harbor. We were skeptical when we ordered sushi out in the middle of no where on this small island in the British Virgin Islands. Everyone in our party was blown away by the quality and volume of the sushi platter laid before us. We've eaten a lot of sushi, but this was most welcome in an...

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  • Absinthe at Corsairs

    Typical beach restaurant, mostly seafood on the menu. Restuarant claims a Northern Italian style plus Texmex with a Caribbean flare. However, you can buy absinthe here by the shot ($10) or by the bottle ($125), pretty cool. Ask for Vinny to prepare your absinthe shot, he knows what he is doing.

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  • The Best in the BVI

    Foxy's is the most popular watering hole and restaurant in the British Virgin Islands. It is owned by "Foxy and he is quite a character!! He entertains the guests with his light hearted songs and you just may find yourself the theme of his next song............Foxy's is a must see for any sisit to the BVI. The staff are the friendliest and you will...

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Jost Van Dyke Island Nightlife

  • Party on Jost van Dyke

    Ivan's is a very relaxed bar and restaurant. The motto is stress free, just like the owner, Ivan, who usually hangs out with the crowd. I went on Ivan's Birthday celebration. There was live music all night, bbq, and a huge cake. Although the bar was very crowded and it took a long time to get drinks, nobody seemed to care...definitely stress free....

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  • I Wouldn't Say "Life"

    On Jost Van Dyke, there isn't really a "nightlife". It's definitely a day-trip kind of place, since when the sun sets, restaurants and bars close up shop. If you want to booze until the wee-hours, your best bet is to buy a bottle early in the day and use that. No shirt, no shoes, no problem!

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  • Beach and Beer Paradise

    Jost Van Dyke is a tiny island located in the British Virgin Islands. With a population of about 350 residents, Jost Van Dyke is a unique island only four miles long. If you are forunate enough to sail to this paradise, nicknamed "Barefoot Island", you must make a trip to Foxy's. Foxy's is the most famous hangout in Jost Van Dyke, boasting hammocks...

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Jost Van Dyke Island Transportation

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    by agapotravel Written Aug 3, 2008

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    We took the ferry (New Horizon Ferry Service) from West End, Tortola to Jost Van Dyke. It cost $20/person roundtrip and took about 25 minutes each way.

    We decided not to rent a car on this island because it was about a 1 mile walk to White Bay from the ferry dock. Since that was the main thing we wanted to see, we didn't think we needed to rent a car.

    New Horizon Ferry Service Arriving on Jost Van Dyke
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Jost Van Dyke Island Warnings and Dangers

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    by dreamerofislands Written Aug 20, 2006

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    Jost VanDyke is a primitive village. Although some of the establishments take credit cards, you will need to take plenty of cash for some of the samller places and taxis! There are NO ATMS AT ALL ON jOST!

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Jost Van Dyke Island What to Pack

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    by dreamerofislands Written Aug 20, 2006

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: PAck very light! The island is very very casual. Youwill need nothing but hsorts and a bathing suit! Even the fanciest place requires no more than that. Dockers would be WAY overdressed for men!!! LAdies--leave the make up and heels at home!

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Do bring sunscreen. You will get sunburned! Also, the mosquitos are bad at sunset but go away after dark.

    Photo Equipment: Polarizer filter is a must!!!!!!! GREAT photo ops!

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Jost Van Dyke Island Off The Beaten Path

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    by dreamerofislands Written Aug 20, 2006

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    The bubbly pool is one of natures best! It is a must see on Jost! Relax in nature's "hot tub". Rock formations provide a natural spa to soothe your tired soul!

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