If you want to feel a million miles away from everything while visiting an island paradise of white sandy beaches and Caribbean bars, Jost Van Dyke is for you!
It's just far enough away and out of the way that you can't help but completely disconnect from cell phones, emails, and text messages. Tell your people, “don’t contact me…I’m on a remote Caribbean island.” If you have international calling on your phone, it will still work...but there is no working on this island!
To get a real feel for the island, check out the Soggy Dollar webcam on White Bay where the Soggy Dollar and Hendo's Hideout begin a line of various restaurants and bars as you walk down the white sand.
In Great Harbor you can find Foxy's open since 1968. There, Foxy himself may be sharing jokes and singing. If you are looking for Sidney's Peace and Love, with ginormous lobster, they are to the east in Garner Bay. Continuing East in Diamond Cay is Foxy's Taboo bar. This is different from Foxy's and has a calmer vibe and stunning views. In Diamond Cay is a trail to a unique natural feature called the Bubbly Pool. It is a short hike from Foxy's Taboo.
The Sandy Spit
This is the most photographed spot in the BVI, but few people ever make it there. The weather conditions need to be just right…not much for snorkeling, but an iconic photo opportunity. Selfie!
Sandy Spit is a small uninhabited island located in the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. It is situated near the eastern end of Jost Van Dyke Island, about 1 mile east of Great Harbour. The island is only about 650 feet long around 150 feet wide, with a white sandy beach that encircles almost the entire island.
Sandy Spit is a popular spot for boaters and tourists who come to enjoy the pristine beach, crystal clear waters, and the stunning views of the surrounding islands. The island is also an excellent place for snorkeling and diving, with colorful coral reefs and a variety of marine life, including tropical fish, sea turtles, and rays.
Despite its popularity, Sandy Spit remains relatively untouched and maintains a natural beauty that draws visitors from all over the world. The lack of facilities and development on the island only adds to its charm, making it a perfect destination for those seeking a peaceful and secluded getaway in the heart of the Caribbean.
The Sandy Cay
The Sandy Cay is uninhabited and can only be accessed by boat, it is a peaceful and secluded beach destination.
Sandy Cay is a small, uninhabited island located in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). It is situated just north of Jost Van Dyke and is part of a small chain of islands known as the Tobago Cays. The island is approximately 13 acres in size, with a length of around 1300 feet and a width of over 150 feet.
The island is covered with dense green vegetation, including sea grape trees, palm trees, and other tropical plants. The island's most notable feature is its stunning white sand beaches, which are surrounded by crystal clear waters.
Sandy Cay is a nature reserve, and visitors can take a short nature walk around the island to see the local flora and fauna. The island is home to several species of birds, including the brown booby and the laughing gull.
The waters surrounding Sandy Cay are teeming with marine life, making it a popular spot for snorkeling and diving. Visitors can see colorful fish, sea turtles, and even some small nurse sharks.
Overall, Sandy Cay BVI is a beautiful and serene destination, offering stunning beaches, crystal clear waters, and abundant marine life. It is a must-visit spot for those seeking a peaceful and secluded beach experience in the Caribbean.
The Bubbly Pool
The Bubbly Pool is a popular natural attraction located on the island of Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands. The Bubbly Pool is a natural rock formation that creates a small pool of water that bubbles and froths as waves crash against the rocks and rush into the pool.
The Bubbly Pool is accessed by a short hike from the town of White Bay, and the trail winds through lush greenery and rocky terrain before arriving at the pool. Visitors can swim in the pool and feel the bubbles and waves as they crash against the rocks, creating a unique and exhilarating experience.
The Bubbly Pool is a popular spot for visitors to the British Virgin Islands, and it offers a fun and unique way to experience the natural beauty of the islands. Visitors should be careful when swimming in the pool, as the currents and waves can be strong, and should always exercise caution when exploring any natural attraction.
9:00 am – Depart Red Hook, St. Thomas or Depart Cruz Bay, St. John, USVI
9:30 am – Arrive at West End Customs, BVI
After checking into the BVI you can go to the following locations in any order!
Sail to Norman Island and explore and snorkel the Caves.
Explore and snorkel The Indians.
Lunch on Norman Island at The Pirate's Bight or Willy T, or bring your own lunch.
Snorkel and explore around Norman Island
Visit Willy T, to jump or not, that is the question!
3:30 pm: Meet back at boat for return
4:00 pm – Cruz Bay Customs to check back into the USVI
4:30 - 5:00 pm – National Parks Dock, St John or Red Hook, St. Thomas Drop-Off
Our Captain Stephen has spent over a decade learning, exploring and enjoying all the locations listed above, and it is also his passion to share this knowledge with others. There are no better hands for you to be in!
Pricing: $1750 for first six guests, each additional guest is $75 up to 12 guests.
Includes: Captain, **Fuel,** Snorkel Gear, Waterproof Dry Case, 30L Dry Bag, Ice, Water, Soda, and Beer.
Gratuity is not included, customary amount is 20% of Day Trip charges.
International Fees of $75 per person in cash to the captain upon boarding.
Note: Please bring towels and mineral sunscreen only. No spray sunscreen due to safety reasons (slippery decks). Please use ones that are zinc oxide based, other ones are banned because research is showing they damage the reefs. Read more...