Mountainous and sparsely populated, this island hide-away is just a short ferry ride from Tortola’s west end. Offering one pristine white beach, appropriately name White Bay and several diverse snorkelling sites including Sandy and Green Cays – small little islands just to the east – this idyllic island is not only a favourite watering hole, but a place for underwater marine enthusiasts as well.
A hike over the hill from Great Harbour will put you in Little Harbour, a smaller bay with several seafood restaurants. Diamond Cay is another attraction with a small seaside restaurant and a trail to what is known as “the bubbly pool” a natural breakwater from the sea that comes alive when waves pour into a pool-like formation stirring up the waters.
Jost Van Dyke Sites at a Glance
- Great Harbour: The main anchorage on Jost Van Dyke, Great Harbour has several restaurants, a few shops and a dive operation lining its white sand beach
- White Bay:This beautiful beach is popular with day trippers and has a campground, a small hotel, restaurants, beach bars, as well as a water sports facility.
- Diamond Cay: At the eastern tip of Jost, Diamond Cay has a marina. restaurant and a boutique. The Bubbly Pool is located nearby.