Jost Van Dyke Great Harbour

The beach

View from Jost Van Dyke

Jost Van Dyke

Jost Van Dyke or Jost, offers unparalleled beauty and serenity without the hustle and bustle of neighbouring islands in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. Its pristine beaches, incredible scenery, idyllic lifestyle and refreshing simplicity will be etched in your mind long after your vacation is over.

The island measures only four by three miles, with a peak elevation of 1,054 feet. It has been home to many people, including the Arawak and Carib Indians, the Dutch, the British, and the descendants of African slaves.

Less than 200 people call Jost home year-round, although the island hosts boat traffic that can increase the population to several hundred people during the day.

Jost is one of the British Virgin Islands, and as a consequence almost everyone speaks English. First time travelers to the British Virgin Islands should note that a passport is required to enter the British Virgin Islands, as well as to return to the United States Virgin Islands. The currency is the U.S. Dollar.