Jost Van Dyke
For travelers from around the world, Jost Van Dyke—or simply JVD—stands as a symbol of casual freedom.
JVD is four miles long, and is truly the “barefoot” island known by travelers around the world for its casual lifestyle, beachfront restaurants and bars, protected anchorages and fine beaches. Stunning tropical isles share a vibrant beauty similar to Green Cay and Sandy Spit.
This well known harbour spotlights traditional lobster feasts, the “Soggy Dollar” bar and is conveniently located a short stroll away from a bypass road.
Other favorite nearby attractions are ‘Bubbly Pool’ at Foxy’s Taboo Bar & Restaurant, tropical isle, Little Jost Van Dyke and Diamond Cay, known as the smallest National Park.
Aptly named, spacious Great Harbour is sheltered by small mountains. An ample, but sometimes difficult anchorage holding, Great Harbour has moorings as well as an easy entrance down the center. Avoid the large reef extending 300 yards from the beach.
Named for its long and lovely white sand beach, White Bay is protected by extensive reefs. This hideaway favors sea breezes, hammocks and beach strolls. White Bay is quickly growing as an ideal destination for boater.
A good anchorage with moorings as well, Little Harbour is famous for their lobster feasts!
Head to the far east end of the island to slip into the “Bubbly Pool,” a naturally-formed tidal pool.
The North swell steps down through a series of rocky ledges to the exciting Bubbly Pool, the perfect spot to visit at high tide.
Little Jost Van Dyke offers *anchoring and excellent snorkeling along the shore and reef to the right. On the north side, Twin Towers dive site is frequently visited by schools of reef squid and moving shoals of fish perfect for frying in springtime.
Off to the left connecting Jost Van Dyke by a 200′ angle deep reef, the Blue Hole is a small deep area and nursery for juvenile reef fish. There are many Red Mangrove stands nearby.
Green Cay and Sandy Spit are further east with Sandy Spit to the south.
*Anchoring is not available during periods of high surge.
Sandy Spit & Sandy Cay
Sandy Spit is a superb anchorage with excellent snorkeling, especially near the shallow wall off the south shore.
The Playground, off Green Cay’s ocean-side is an exciting dive site spotlighting a series of pinnacles covered with brightly colored sponges and branching hydroid fans that shelter abundant marine life of young angelfish and glassy minnows patrolled by jacks, large dog snappers, schools of barracuda and huge tarpon that can sometimes be seen underneath the white foaming surf breaking at the shoreline.
Sandy Cay, about a mile to the south, has the character of an ideal tropical isle, dotted with palm trees on wide, gently sloping beaches. Experience the botanical tour featuring dramatic surf-side cliffs on its ocean side.
Westernmost , a little-visited island on the other side of Jost Van Dyke offers remote and advanced dive sites. It is a marine sanctuary known as the Caribbean’s third largest nesting seabird site for boobies, terns, long-tailed tropic birds and occupies a colony of the magnificent frigatebird.