Caribbean Tourism

Jost Van Dyke

Lying to the west of Tortola, Jost Van Dyke, (pop: 300), was named after a Dutch pirate. It is mountainous, with beaches at White Bay and Great Harbour Bay on the south coast. Great Harbour looks like the fantasy tropical island, a long horseshoe shaped, white sandy beach, fringed with palm trees and dotted with beach bar/restaurants. The local people are very friendly with lots of stories to tell.


Jost Van Dyke is a point of entry and has a Customs House at the end of the dock at Great Harbour. In January 1991, the island was provided with electricity for the first time and a paved road. There are moorings in Little Harbour where a marina is slowly being built and anchorages at Great Harbour, Sandy Cay and Green Cay. It is surrounded by some smaller islands, one of which is Little Jost Van Dyke, the birthplace of Dr John Lettsome, the founder of the British Medical Society.


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