Jost Van Dyke (or just “Yost” to the locals) is the
preferred “chill out” spot for most of the residents of St.
John. This is where the cool people go to get a little rest
and relaxation away from paradise. Besides its laid back
character, Jost is the home to several well known eating and
drinking establishments. Jost is a fairly short boat ride
away from the USVI and is sometimes the first, but more
often the last, stop of the day. During Prohibition in the
1930’s, Jost was a popular bootlegging station for the
running of alcohol to St. Thomas.
If arriving at Jost straight from the USVI the first stop is
the Customs Office at Great Harbour. At the eastern end of
the beach in Great Harbor, Foxy’s Tamarind Bar &
Restaurant has been a legendary stop on the BVI party
circuit for decades.
Just west of Great Harbor on Jost, is White Bay, a
near perfect beach hang-out. On most weekends White Bay is
“home” to many St. Johnians trying to get away from it all.
The world famous Soggy Dollar Bar is located here.
Legend has it that Soggy Dollar originally got its name from
the wet dollar bills customers would use to pay for their
drinks after wading ashore. One of our favorite island
establishments is One Love located just west of the
Soggy Dollar. Besides the high chill out quotient of the
beautiful sand beach at White Bay, there is also excellent
snorkeling in the bay with breathtaking formations of