For the barefoot island, casual is the name of the game for the 4-mile (6.4 km) long paradise known as Jost Van Dyke. The smallest island in the British Virgin Islands, visitors indulge in the many beachside bars and restaurants, protected anchorages, and of course its famous “Lobster Feasts” at Stress Free Bar, rumored to be the best lobster in the Caribbean. Diving and snorkeling enthusiasts may enjoy the islands diverse and beautiful marine and exotic fish life. Jost Van Dyke is also known as one of the most popular destinations for yachters, boaters, and those yearning to enjoy a seclusive experience on one of its many coral sand beaches – truly the definition of laid back.
With only 300 residents on the entire island keeping the paradise island relatively empty year round, Jost Van Dyke is recommended as a short-stay option to those visiting the British Virgin Islands, perhaps spending an evening on the islands much heralded Harbor Bay.
Located in the northern region of the archipelago of the British Virgin Islands, Jost Van Dyke resides in the Atlantic and Caribbean seas. Much of the island is well preserved, spearheaded by efforts of the Jost Van Dyke Preservation Society.