British Virgin Islands’ Jost Van Dyke
CaribbeanDays can set you up in a strategically placed luxury villa where you can island hop to the best islands BVI has to offer.
One small island that is a hidden gem with history is Jost Van Dyke Island.
Jost Van Dyke Island is part of the Lesser Antilles, between the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea.
Legend is, Joost van Dyk acted with approval and on behalf of the Dutch West India Company. He built forts on Tortola, Jost Van Dyke and Virgin Gorda. The British Virgin Islands were a strategic location between the Dutch colonies in South America and New Netherlands, (which included New Amsterdam, better known as New York). Unfortunately, the occupation by the Dutch had a relatively short duration; Spaniards lay in wait and in 1680 the islands were finally in British hands.
It is said that BVI’s Jost Van Dyke island was named after Joost van Dyk.
One of the favorite hot spots on this island is the Soggy Dollar Bar. They have installed a live web cam for us to check in on to see what we are missing!
As for the island itself, Caribbean guest, Kyle Theisen braved the 95 degree weather to share the view from Jost Van Dyke Island’s highest peak! Thank you Kyle, that was beautiful!