White Bay

White Bay, Jost Van Dyke: Address, Phone Number, White Bay Reviews: 5/5

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A great place for underwater exploring, this secluded half-mile white sandy beach has reefs close to shore.
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TP-NC1
Salisbury, NC81 contributions
Beautiful Beach!
May 2021
Had to experience Soggy Dollar - could not believe the beauty of the beach and bay. Definitely will visit on next trip.
Written 16 May 2021
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Elenore G
4 contributions
Staycation at White Bay Villa
Jul 2020
White Bay is an amazing beach. Very enjoyable, clear crystal water. The Ocean spa was also very enjoyable.
Written 26 July 2020
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enjoyingeverymoment
Stratham, NH16 contributions
White Bay
Feb 2020
We have stayed on Jost and visited there for over 15 years, including February after hurricanes Irma and Maria. White Bay is beautiful, Soggy Dollar is a lot of fun, Ivan’s, Coco Loco, Gertrudes and One Love are just a few other bars to enjoy fabulous food and drinks. The only downside is how crowded it gets especially on a Sunday. Boats pulling in to close, music blaring with dangerous anchors everywhere has taken away from the special island vibe it has always had.
Times change and people discover new places. However, it would be nice to see it scale back a bit. Try to “spread the love” and hit up other places in Great Harbor as well.
Written 7 July 2020
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Andrew L
Barbados668 contributions
Beautiful Beach, well worth a visit.
Jul 2019 • Friends
Went on a day ferry from Tortola, we had a great time at Soggy Dollar bar, home of the Painkiller the beach is stunning water is clear and cooling, just a perfect place to spend a relaxing day
Written 30 June 2020
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TDHSNJ
New Jersey677 contributions
A must do while in JVD
Mar 2020 • Couples
This was our first time going to JVD as we were on a cruise excursion. We enjoyed our almost 4 hours of time drinking painkillers, shopping for souvenirs and eating some amazing Mahi Mahi sanwiches at The Soggy Dollar Bar. What made this so great is the absolutely amazing beach area that can be matched up against the best beaches in the Caribbean. Photos are great, but until you can experience this beach in person, they don't do it justice.
Written 23 March 2020
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John B.
20 contributions
Home of the Pain Killer
Oct 2019
In my opinion, one of the best anchorages in all of the BVI. There are two approaches into White Bay, one on either side. They should both be marked with red and green buoys, so use them. The center of the bay shallows up and could present an issue depending on how much water you draw.

Once on a ball, you can dingy or swim to shore to have yourself a delicious rum drink. The Soggy Dollar Bar is the HOME of the Pain Killer, not Pusser's as some might have you believe. The bars and restaurants are rebuilt following Hurricane Irma, and no doubt, welcome your visit. We concentrated out time at the Soggy Dollar, and there was plenty of seating, shade, lounge chairs, and refreshments. If tee shirts and souvenirs are your thing, they have them. Not inexpensive, but of good quality. The food was good, service timely, and everyone was friendly. A stop not to be missed.
Written 6 March 2020
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Duane H
Piper City, IL23 contributions
Crystal Blue Turquoise Water, White Sand Beach and Soggy Dollar Bar - What More Do You Need?
Feb 2020
One of the most beautiful beaches in the BVI. Several Bars on the beach and make sure you get a Painkiller at the Soggy Dollar Bar. A great place to make lasting memories.
Written 6 March 2020
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Culture760400
Maynard, MA3 contributions
Just Perfect!
May 2019
White Bay is the perfect stop for whatever getaway you are looking for. Want fun, cocktails and people watching? Just pull up a seat outside Soggy Dollar, Gertrudes, One Love, or Hendo’s and let the party begin. Want some quiet time? Head down the beach towards White Bay Villas and pull up a seat and order something to drink at Ivan’s Stress Free. Much quieter and the girls at Ivan’s are very gracious. Just sit with a libation and look at the beautiful blue water and take in the boat show. Really can’t go wrong with this little piece of paradise.
Written 5 March 2020
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MikeGSyr
Syracuse, NY323 contributions
Fun day
Feb 2020
We took a day catamaran trip from St. John.
Of course, our atop in White bay was for the Soggy Dollar.
Of course, it is a tourist trap, but it is a fun, party place, the views are fantastic, just sitting with the waves at your feet is paradise.
Written 2 March 2020
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skram00
Raymond, ME53 contributions
Don't miss Gertrude's Restaurant and bar!
Feb 2020
We took the fast ferry from Tortola to Jost Van Dyke, with friends.
Captain K.C., of the New Horizon Ferry service, did a great job transporting us to Jost Van Dyke.
White Bay Beach is truly spectacular.
DO NOT MISS GERTRUDE'S.
You mix your OWN PAIN KILLER DRINK!!!!
The sand is so white, you need to wear sunglasses!
Written 24 February 2020
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