There are plenty of activities and you will never get bored in the Caribbean while visiting Jost Van Dyke. Often called "Nature's Little Secrets", the British Virgin Islands (BVI) remain serene and unspoiled. Offering travelers true Caribbean tropical tranquility, with commanding views of surrounding islands and the Caribbean, an ideal climate and year-round trade winds. Visitors to Jost Van Dyke can choose from a variety of activities such as scubadiving, hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, sailing on mono-hull or catamaran, powerboating, water sports, sport fishing, eco and snorkeling tours, sunset sails, ATV tours, shopping, dancing, sunbathing, beachcombing, partying, and just plain relaxing on the beach with a good book. We have it all. Jost Van Dyke is a popular base for Caribbean sailing, day trips to surrounding islands for eco-tours, museums, swimming with dolphins, surfing, visiting the Botanical Gardens and the many other natural wonders that are too numerous to list. The on-site staff at White Bay Villas can help you plan a wonderful trip with as much or as little as you would like to do while on your vacation.
Water and Beach Sports
SCUBA DIVING AND SNORKELING
Caribbean Scuba Diving and Snorkeling at its finest! - Seek to explore the beautiful Caribbean waters both above and below the surface.
LAND AND SEA FUN
BVI ADVENTURE has the newest and most exciting ways to explore Jost Van Dyke! They offer water sports, mountain bikes, ATV's and much, much more.
Sail the beautiful waters of the BVI’s. These are considered the finest sailing waters in the world, and a day under sail is likely to be the highlight of your stay in the islands.
Featured in photos around the World, the "Bubbly Pool" " is still a closely guarded secret of Jost Van Dyke!!! Nature's Jacuzzi, this naturally formed tidal pool is located behind jagged cliffs facing the open ocean coming from the North. When the North swell is up, this is absolutely a National Geographic experience as you wade in the pool and fearfully watch as the rolling sea comes at you with full force!!! Just at the last second as it looks as if the wave will go straight over you, the unique formation outside the pool prematurely breaks the wave and the resulting "bubbles" fill up the pool and give everyone a reason to be glad to be alive!!! The Bubbly Pool is a place that makes everyone smile. It is a short hike from the beach on the east end of the island. You will hike through Mangroves, hills of wild Sage, and a little amateur rock climbing. For the more adventurous, serious free-style rock climbing affords unbelievable photo opportunities of the whole area as well as a visit to the "Eagle's Nest" and to the "Mighty Blow Hole".
World class fishing is right at your fingertips in the British Virgin Islands. Just 17 miles north of Jost Van Dyke, is the famous North Sea Drop which claims the highest number of Blue Marlin strikes per day of anywhere in the world. It is also the second deepest ocean depth in the Atlantic. Swarms of Wahoo, Dolphin Fish, Tuna (black and yellow fin), Sailfish, White Marlin and Kingfish hungrily feed around the Islands of the BVI's. Or you can just throw a line and fish off the shore! White Bay Villas is centrally located to provide you access to the finest Caribbean Fishing.
RENT A DINGHY FOR A DAY
The southern shore line of Jost Van Dyke is a great area to take a dinghy for the day and visit the smaller neighboring islands. Take a picnic lunch or visit a nearby restaurant, hike and snorkel on your own island adventure.
Contact the on-site staff at White Bay Villas for the latest information on all activities and outings offered on Jost Van Dyke during your stay. Our staff can help you with making reservations for various activities and has plenty of great advice on planning a truly memorable vacation in the British Virgin Islands.
HIKING AND NATURE WALKS
Jost Van Dyke is loaded with nature trails, used by man and goat, and extends over the entire island. Jeep excursions are a good way to see the island. We can also arrange guided tours and picnics. Click here to view the road and trail system.
Bonnie - it was a fabulous trip! Accommodations were wonderful and convenient on the island of JVD and others on BVI are magical places. We are definitely planning on another visit in the future as there is so much to explore...
- Kindest regards, Tricia
Explore our island. Jost Van Dyke recently built roads to parts of the island which you could not access before. You will find incredible vistas, stunning views and friendly locals. Pack a picnic and enjoy your day. We highly recommend while in Jost Van Dyke, you rent a jeep from Paradise Jeep Rentals.
Dance the night away to local reggae music and live bands. This is authentic Caribbean Music at its finest!
Regularly scheduled ferry services from Great Harbor are available to: Tortola - 20-30 minute voyage. St. Thomas - 45-60 minute voyage. St. John - 30-40 minute voyage. Check out the local ferry schedule from Great Harbor to other islands. It's posted in front of the Customs House. Check http://www.bviwelcome.com for ferry times. You will want to call the ferry service to confirm the ferry times.
FOXY'S KAYAK GUIDED TOURS AND RENTALS
Take a guided night kayak tour in a clear bottom, LED lighted kayak and explore Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke in a whole new light! You'll see tarpon, turtles and rays! They also rent regular kayaks for a great day adventure.
Just wanted to drop a line and say how wonderful the Cottage was. Everything was as advertised, something unusual these days, and the info packet that Bonnie supplied was dead on. Ira Moses was most helpful for our trip to and from the Airport. Also the recommendation for a jeep rental was perfect and well within reason on rates. We could not believe the dining, five star dining beach side without all the formality. Truly culinary ecstasy. We can honestly say that this was the best vacation we've ever had and would and will recommend White Bay Villas and the Island to all.
- With Kindest Regards, Mark & Therese Powers