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Jost Van Dyke

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Travel Guide Caribbean British Virgin Islands Jost Van Dyke

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Introduction

View towards Jost van Dyke from Tortola

View towards Jost van Dyke from Tortola

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Jost van Dyke is one of the British Virgin Islands and is located north of the main island Tortola.

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Geography

At roughly 8 square kilometers, Jost Van Dyke is the smallest of the four main islands of the British Virgin Islands, the northern portion of the archipelago of the Virgin Islands, located in the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Jost Van Dyke lies about 8 kilometres to the northwest of Tortola and 8 kilometres to the north of Saint John. Little Jost Van Dyke lies off its eastern end. Like many of the neighbouring islands, it is volcanic in origin and mountainous. The highest point on the island is Majohnny Hill at 321 metres.

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Sights and Activities

  • The Bubbly Pool - The bubbly pool is a beautiful pool of water surrounded by rock formations. There is a gap between the rocks that allows waves to come through. It has a wonderful little beach and is a great place for the whole family. Directions can be found at Foxy's Taboo. Address: NE coast of the island, Price: Free

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Events and Festivals

  • Foxy's Halloween Cat Fight - Foxy's offers entertainment and a party to wear a Halloween costume.
  • Foxy’s Thanksgiving - Foxy's offers a Thanksgiving dinner with a Caribbean twist.
  • Foxy’s Christmas - Foxy's offers both a Christmas Eve and Christmas day dinner, complete with entertainment, music, and dancing.
  • Foxy's Old Years Eve Party - Travel to Jost Van Dyke for a great New Year's Eve party in the Great Harbour.
  • Foxy’s Wooden Boat Regatta - Memorial Day weekend is a great time view a lot of classic wooden boats.

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Weather

Jost van Dyke has a very pleasant and tropical climate with generally warm and humid weather. The seabreeze makes things relatively mild though and water is never far away. Temperatures generally average around 30 °C during the day yearround and 23 °C at night. December to May is the dry season, where July to October is the rainy season, but this generally means some showers at the end of the day instead of days of rain on end. Hurricanes are possible though from August to October.

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Getting There

By Boat

Check the schedule (also between BVI and the US Virgin Islands) at the BVI Welcome.

  • New Horizon Ferry travels between West End on Tortola and Jost's Great Harbour on Jost van Dyke.
  • There are 2 crossings a day on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between Red Hook, St.Thomas and Cruz Bay, St. John (United States Virgin Islands|US Virgin Islands]]) for Jost Van Dyke.

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Getting Around

By Car

Renting a Jeep is an option for travellers, though there aren't much roads.

On Foot

Much of Jost Van Dyke is walkable, with trails and paths that take you all throughout the island.

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Drink

Foxy's bar is the place to be in Jost Van Dyke; the bar hosts many celebrations on the island.

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