Attractions on Jost Van Dyke

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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 will find a good group of beaches to consider visiting on the island. Snorkeling is available at some of the beaches, if some members of your party enjoy the underwater scene. Just click on each beach name to get additional information concerning that particular location.

White Bay Beach: A long stretch of curving beach, this spot is very popular with boaters because its located on the smaller island of Jost Van Dyke.

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

Sandy Spit: This beach is accessible only by boat, but well worth the trip.

These examples are just a few of what you can find. To get more information about beaches, read this page.

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.

Many travelers also choose to 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 are no official times posted for visiting St. Michael Church, but it is best to make the trip between sun up and sun down.

These examples are only a few of your choices. Use this link to read our page concerning other enjoyable places to visit near Jost Van Dyke.

Natural Attractions

Sage Mountain National Park

Diamond Cay National Park is one of the better known outdoor attractions. 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.

Another local attraction you might like is Little Tobago - Great Tobago National Park. 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.

Jost Van Dyke has some other nature attractions. You can go to this page dedicated to natural attractions on and around the island if you want to get some more specifics.


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