If you’ve ever listened to a Kenny Chesney song, you know that Jost Van Dyke has GOT to be on your list of stops in the BVI or on your agenda for a day trip from St. John. Jost Van Dyke is famous for its beach bars. In fact, this tiny island has a quite disproportionately high number of beach bars for its size. But besides the beach bars for every day of the week, Jost Van Dyke has quite a bit of exploring opportunities to keep you busy.
Here’s a breakdown of the Jost Van Dyke beach bar situation:
Soggy Dollar Bar: This is the most famous bar on Jost Van Dyke and the #1 stop on pretty much everybody’s itinerary. The bar got its name from sailors who dropped anchor, swam ashore, and paid for their drinks with soggy dollars. Yachties and tourists alike keep the tradition alive today by jumping off their boats and swimming up for one of the Soggy Dollar’s famous Pain Killers. White Bay, which is one of the most beautiful beaches in the BVIs, is packed with boats bringing people to the Soggy Dollar everyday (many tour boats make the Soggy Dollar a stop on their route from St. John and Tortola). Soggy Dollar is a well oiled machine with great (and quick) bartenders, plenty of beach chairs, and or course, a gift shop. They usually serve a limited breakfast and lunch with appetizers from 4:30 to 6 and dinner by reservation only. Soggy Dollar is THE place to be on Jost Van Dyke when the sun’s up.
Foxy’s: Located in Great Harbor, Foxy’ is a Jost Van Dyke tradition with its namesake being a larger than life personality famous for being a legendary host and patriarch to most of the island. If Soggy Dollar is the place to be when the sun’s up, Foxy’s is the place to be when the sun goes down. Come for dinner and stay for karaoke and dancing. You won’t be sorry. Foxy’s also has a great gift shop with more than just logo wear. They also sell bikinis, cover ups, and everything you need for a great beach vacation.