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Great Harbour - Jost Van Dyke

In recent years, Great Harbour has been growing in leaps and bounds. However, some things never change and Jost Van Dyke is still a world apart from all the other British Virgin Islands.

Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke

Aside from all the bars and restaurants here ... there are also, a couple of grocery stores, a bakery, an ice house, a few gift shops a beach volleyball court and of course Foxy's.

Jost Van Dyke Ferry

As you enter the harbour, note the government dock on the port (west) side of the bay. This is where the New Horizon Ferry to Soper's Hole, Tortola docks.

Jost Van Dyke Customs And Immigration

Centrally located on the beach is the government dock as well as the local police station and Customs & Immigration, seen in the background of the photo above. If clearing in or out of BVI waters, this is where you should do it if you want to avoid any crowds or line ups in Soper's Hole.

Natures Basket Grocery Store

Tucked in behind the main strip, Bun Road is to the right and beside Customs & Immigration. This little road will take visiting sailors directly to Nature's Basket Grocery Store and Christine's Bakery.

Christine's Bakery

At Christine's, you'll enjoy lovely fresh baked breads and sticky buns! If you find you are getting low on ice, the Ice House is just across the road from Christine's Bakery.

As we tour the main drag, (which is a sand road) we'll start at Rudy's Mariner Inn at the far southern side of the beach. Rudy's is a mainstay in this popular anchorage, with lodging and a wonderful new grocery store.

Jost Van Dyke Methodist Church

Just to the right of Rudy's stands the charming JVD Methodist Church bearing a sign announcing, "All are Welcome to Attend".

Jost Van Dyke Scuba

Along the way, you'll come upon Jost Van Dyke Scuba, owned and operated by Colin & Andrea Aldridge. They offer guided snorkeling and scuba trips, equipment rentals, dive lessons and air tank refills. You may also rent paddleboards, fishing gear, a RIB dinghy or a Boston Whaler. They're closed on Saturdays ... which is almost always the day I visit Jost Van Dyke.

Beach Volleyball Court

If you're feeling energetic, you can always get your crew together for a game of beach volleyball ... but I have no idea where you'd get the ball, so best to bring one with you.

JVD Grocery Store and Ice Cream Shop

The JVD Grocery Store is a small shop with most of the basics and great ice cream! To finish things up, Chinnery's Unique Designs offers nice little gift items to take home.

Chinnery's Unique_Design Gift Shop

  There are plenty of beach bars and restaurants in Great Harbour too ... so keep reading!


Phone: (284) 495-4168 in Tortola, British Virgin Islands

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Updated: December 25, 2014

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