Jost Van Dyke

Named for an early Dutch settler and former pirate, Jost Van Dyke runs deep with rugged scenery and colorful folklore. Explore vegetation-covered sugar mill ruins, old trails that crisscross the island and the East End’s natural sea-formed Jacuzzi, or observe whales and dolphins.

Measuring just four miles by three and with fewer than 300 inhabitants, the BVI’s smallest island has been home to Arawak Indians, Caribs, Dutch, Africans and the British. Notable inhabitants have included William Thornton, architect of the U.S. Capitol Building, and John Lettsome, founder of the London Medical Society.

Food and fun abound on Jost Van Dyke, with numerous places to indulge in favored cuisine, such as barbecues, West Indian rotis, flying fish sandwiches, grilled fresh fish and lobster. For the party animals, Great Harbour is world-famous for its yacht-filled parties on Halloween and New Year’s Eve.

EVENT CENTRAL

Home to the world famous Foxy’s Old Year’s Eve Party, sailing regattas and fun beach bars, this quiet island awakens to reveal untold fun.

STAY & PLAY

Stay in one of Jost Van Dyke’s small hotels, simple cottages or the White Bay campground, or visit by boat or ferry from Tortola or visit nearby Little Jost, Sandy Cay or Great Tobago.

NATURAL BEAUTY

Enjoy protected anchorages and unspoiled beaches shaded with coconut palms and seagrape trees at Great Harbour, Little Harbour and White Bay.

FOODIE DESTINATIONS

Foxy’s is famous for its conch stew and barbecued ribs, while the Caribbean’s most famous cocktail, “The Painkiller,” was invented at The Soggy Dollar Bar.

 

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