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Jost Van Dyke Travel Tips

Island Activities at Jost Van Dyk Vacation Rentals

Jost Van Dyk is well known to the British Virgin Island sailing community. Several charter yachts are moored permanently at Great Harbour and can be hired for afternoon or day excursions. Pack your swimsuit and snorkeling gear as many of the cruises take you out to popular snorkeling sites. In some of the bays, there are reefs that can be accessed from the beach. A short swim out and you can be enchanted with colorful corals and hundreds of reef fish.

For those that want to explore more of the pristine underwater world, you can sign up with one of the local scuba diving charter companies. In season, the dive boats head out two or three times a day. The diving conditions are excellent. You can expect calm turquoise waters, warm water temperatures, brilliantly clear visibility and great marine life.

There are a few island trails that you can explore at leisure. One route takes you up over the mountains from Great Harbour to White Bay Beach. There you can enjoy a cocktail at the infamous Soggy Dollar Bar and get to mingle with other visitors and locals. If you don’t feel like hiking back to your vacation home, you can simply call a cab that will take you back to your doorstep.

Eating out and socializing is very much part of the culture on Jost Van Dyk. The island is known for its excellent seafood and in particular, its crayfish dishes. Even breakfast is a special occasion with fresh fruit, cinnamon buns and coconut cakes on the menu.

The Vibe of Jost Van Dyk Travel

Jost Van Dyk is a favorite destination for yachting enthusiasts. The sheltered bays of Great Harbour and Little Harbour provide safe anchorages. Jost Van Dyk has only a handful of permanent residents and the island has a distinct Robinson Crusoe feel about it. The beaches are characterized by beach bars and laid-back restaurants. There is no rush on the island and you will enjoy your vacation most if you have the same chilled-out approach. Some bars even allow you to mix your own cocktails and simply leave your payment behind the bar. Great Harbour is famous for its New Year’s Eve party when the festivities have the reputation of getting quite raucous.

Lazy Days at Jost Van Dyk Resorts

The vacation homes on Jost Van Dyk offer island comfort and tranquility. Most are located in the community of Great Harbour and many have spectacular views overlooking the bay. It won’t take long to get into the relaxed local mode. You can amble down to the beachfront for breakfast or enjoy your coffee out on the deck. Spend your days relaxing with a good book in a hammock set in lush tropical gardens and listen to the birds in the trees overhead. Some villas have their own private stretch of beach where you can swim or work on your tan. The nice thing about staying in such a small community is that to get to the beachfront restaurants, you can simply paddle across on a kayak or amble down the footpath.

Getting to British Virgin Island Vacation Rentals on Jost Van Dyk

Jost Van Dyk is the smallest of the British Virgin Islands. It is a mere eight square miles in size and located approximately five miles northwest Tortola, the main island in the British Virgin Islands. Most visitors arrive by yacht or make use of the high-speed ferry that operates between Tortola and the Great Harbour on Jost Van Dyk. For those looking for a speedy transfer, helicopter charters can be arranged on request.

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