Jost Van Dyke Attractions

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Sailing, snorkeling, diving, and drinking are the four major pastimes on the small, minimally inhabited island of Jost Van Dyke.  In order to get much else done, you're typically required to visit another island in the British Virgin Islands chain, but there are a few things that can easily occupy your time right on the island – most of which revolve around water.  


White Bay Beach

You'll find a handful of beaches to visit on the island. Snorkeling is an option at some of the beaches, if some members of your party are so inclined. Just click on each beach name to get additional information about that specific beach.

White Bay Beach: A white sand beach on Jost Van Dyke island, White Bay is flanked by villas and hotels. There is also a heavy amount of greenery behind the beach, standing in contrast to the light colored sand.

A second place for beach-goers to consider is Green Cay Beach. This is a lovely beach boasting soft white sand, gentle waters and a sandbar.

Sandy Spit: Sandy Spit is an tiny speck of an island entirely surrounded in soft white sand. There's a drop of vegetation on this island, with a few wispy palm trees.

These are just a few of the options. Click here to find our extended discussion of beaches for Jost Van Dyke.

Landmark Attractions

Callwood Historic Distillery

Belmont Archaeological Site is a historical site close to Jost Van Dyke. Belmont is an archeological site near North Sound in which archeologists have procured dozens of objects from the Ostinoid period, helping them to piece together pieces of the historical puzzle regarding what life was like on the islands between the years 900 and 1 B.C.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit Vigilant Sloop. It is located in Frenchman's Cay, Southeast of Jost Van Dyke. Dry rot and popped planks have docks Vigilant, but not necessarily for good. The estimated damage is $40 thousand, and although the government is not able to afford to put that kind of money into a boat, there is still hope that she'll be out on the channel again one day.

St. Michael Church Ruins: There isn't much left to see of St. Michael Church, though tourists looking for a hike make want to make the trip halfway down Windy Hill to the overgrown stone walls.

Of course, the island has plenty of additional interesting landmarks. If you need to obtain more information about other sites worth seeing within reach the island by following this link.

Natural Attractions

Sage Mountain National Park

Diamond Cay National Park is one of the natural attractions that's popular with visitors. <p>One of Jost Van Dyke's smallest natural attractions is Diamond Cay National Park. This tiny little swatch of land off the coast of Long Bay near the Diamond Cay Marine is accessible by walking along a sand bar that can easily be covered in high tide. It is a fun jaunt, but not much to be seen.</p>

Little Tobago - Great Tobago National Park is another place you might enjoy. <p>Tobago Cay, at the northwest corner of the British Virgin Islands chain is home to Great Tobago (210 acres) and Little Tobago (55 acres) of protected lands established in 1995 as national parks. Birders visit these island because it is the only nesting site in the British Virgin Islands for frigate birds, and divers love the waters around Mercurious Rock.</p>

Luckily, you'll find plenty of additional options too. Those wanting to find more details concerning natural attractions on and around Jost Van Dyke, can learn more here.


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