- Soggy Dollar Bar and Sandcastle Hotel
- White Bay - Jost Van Dyke
- British Virgin Islands
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Gently perched above the azure Caribbean waters of White Bay, Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands, Plantation Villa and The Sunset Villas look out on spectacular views of one of the ten best beaches in the world.
With a choice of three separate, private, villas, a one bedroom, a two bedroom, and a three bedroom. White Bay Villas, meets everyone's needs for the best vacation of your life on the last Virgin Island. Perfect for couples or larger groups, all will experience the unique relaxing atmosphere that is Jost Van Dyke. A number of wonderfully unique dining experiences, with fresh fish and lobster, including the world renown Foxy's are within walking distance.
Situated just above pristine White Bay on Jost Van Dyke, in the British Virgin Islands, sit these three, seperate, magnificent private Caribbean style villas. Just a moments walk to the white sand beach and 80 degree water, this is a place for privacy, with snorkeling, swimming and snoozing too. Fully furnished with West Indian flair, the villas are fully equipped and have linens, beach towels, and more.
The spacious, 4,000+ square foot villa has several verandahs - all with spectacular views! The Great Room/kitchen is decorated with original murals depicting the island's culture, painted by a native artist. There are 3 large bedrooms and 3 bathrooms along with extra sleeping facilities-two large day beds in the Great Room and one single bed- can be placed in a few locations. Upstairs suite- private bath, and verandah (sundeck) as well as an observation tower.
This multi-level 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa is set on a point above the water and enjoys breath-taking views of Tortola, St. John, St.Thomas and other islands. The Great Room has a raised kitchen, eating counter/bar and 2 adjoining decks for eating or lounging. There are amazing views and calming tradewind breezes throughout the villa.
A small island (4mi. x 1.5 mi.), on the Northern portion of the British Virgin Islands. Population of the island is approximately 130 total. Great Harbor, just a 15 minute walk, is the "metropolis" of the island and has a Customs house, ferry dock and several bar/restaurants, "Foxy's" being the most famous. Most of the island's residents live there. Recently, a bakery, laundry, island boutique and small market have opened. At the eastern end of the island is Little Harbor, where there are three bar/restaurants. The beauty is stunning, the breezes constant, and the natives are friendly. We can arrange scuba diving, sport fishing, wind surfing, nature hikes, a dinghy or Jeep, and day trips to other islands (Virgin Gorda, Tortola, St. Thomas, St. John, etc.) or a "Gilligan's Island" style picnic lunch on a nearby, but remote Cay.
Dining out on Jost Van Dyke offers many local delicacies as well as good home-cooked Caribbean food. From grilled Caribbean lobster to curried goat, fresh fish caught hours before or a good old-fashioned burger and beer, you'll never run out of dining choices.
Just down the foot path in White Bay, there is:
Ivan's Local Flavor Restaurant and Stress Free Bar is a favorite hangout for locals and visitors in a casual atmosphere. Ivan's prepares a mouth-watering barbeque every Thursday night serving fresh, delicious fish caught and prepared locally. Live entertainment provided by Reuben Chinnery, a local favorite. On Friday and Saturday nights, Ivan's offers an evening dinner menu with fresh local selections. Thursday and Saturday nights are the time to catch live music as musicians come from all around to perform. There's even been the occasional sighting of artists with major record deals. Everyone makes a stop at Ivan's while visiting Jost. It will be your home away from home while staying in White Bay Villas and Seaside Cottages. It is also one of the last remaining honor bars in the Caribbean.
The Sandcastle Restaurant offers casual, but elegant nightly dining, serving fresh fish, steaks or chicken. Chef Oliver is a master at preparation and presentation. The Sandcastle offers intimate candlelight dining with 4-course gourmet dinners. Reservations are suggested.
Great Harbor - A 15 minute walk down the hill and around the corner from White Bay Villas & Seaside Cottages, Great Harbor is home to 5 delightful eateries, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Wendell's World is a very friendly spot right on the beach serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Come hang out with Gary, Wendell, and Captain Colin and enjoy great company, fantastic food and drink at reasonable prices. No reservations necessary.
Great Harbor is also home to Club Paradise serving lunch and dinner. Delicious West Indian lunches and Monday night lobster specials. They also serve fresh conch, shrimp, grouper, snapper, mahi-mahi and other selections. It's the pink and purple place on the beach. Reservations suggested at least one hour in advance.
Rudy's Mariner Inn is tucked into the western end of Great Harbour. Rudy's specializes in lobster and local fish. Open 8:00 a.m. to midnight. Serves lunch and dinner. Reservations suggested at least one hour in advance.
Cool off with the best ice cream the Caribbean has to offer! The Jost Van Dyke Ice Cream Parlor serves homemade ice cream, floats, sundae's and other frosty tropical treats. A perfect indulgence while strolling down the beach in Great Harbor.
Little Harbor - Up and around the hillside, but only a short taxi or drive away, is Little Harbor where three enjoyable restaurants are located.
Nature's Basket Grocery Store located in Great Harbour behind the customs building carries convenience foods, sundries, fruits and vegetables. Rudy's Superette located in Great Harbour carries a modest selection of items.
The Fox Hole in Great Harbour, offers locally designed and West Indian designed jewelry and clothing as well as beachwear. They also have an assortment of gifts. A selection of local and other types of cigars are also available.
Soggy Dollar Boutique located in White Bay, carries beachwear, clothing, jewelry and gifts. Ivan's Stress Free Shop is in White Bay and has great prices on t-shirts, hats and other unique Jost Van Dyke merchandise.
There are lots of activities and you will never get bored while visiting Jost Van Dyke. Often called "nature's little secrets", the British Virgin Islands remains serene and unspoiled. Offering travelers true tropical tranquility, with commanding views of surrounding islands and the Caribbean, an ideal climate and year-round trade winds. It is a popular base for day trips and island hopping.
Visitors to the island can choose from a variety of activities. Fishing, scuba diving, hiking, snorkeling, sunbathing, sailing, shopping, dancing, touring, beachcombing, kayaking, partying, reading, and just plain relaxing. We have it all.
Caribbean Scuba Diving and Snorkeling at its finest! On their modern dive boat, arrange private charters to any dive site in the BVI or join in the existing groups. Fast and smooth, they are able to take you and your friends on scuba, snorkeling or site seeing charters. Much of the diving is in water of less than 80 ft, with the reefs in excellent condition. The dive boat is fully equipped with onboard gear.
Rodale's Scuba Diving Magazine 2001 Readers Choice Awards recently recognized the BVI’s as among the best snorkeling and diving locations in the Caribbean.
Fishing in the British Virgin Islands is world class, has been for years, and, home to the world-record Blue Marlin. The BVI’s are also home to the famous North Drop above Tortola which claims the highest number of Blue Marlin strikes per day of anywhere in the world.
Captain K.C. owns and operates the Jost Van Dyke Boat Rentals. Selection of boats available range from a 12' inflatable with a 15 horsepower engine to a 26' Mako with twin 200 horsepower engines.