Casual is the name of the game for the four-mile-long (6.4-km) paradise known as Jost Van Dyke, the smallest island in the British Virgin Islands. Visitors indulge in the waterfront, the protected anchorages, and the many beachside bars and restaurants, including the Stress Free Bar with its famous lobster feasts. Diving and snorkeling enthusiasts enjoy the island's diverse marine life, while the area is also popular among yachters, boaters, and those yearning to enjoy a seclusive experience on one of its many coral sand beaches.
With only 300 year round residents keeping the paradise island relatively empty, Jost Van Dyke is recommended as a short-stay option for those visiting the British Virgin Islands. Many travelers opt to spend an evening on the island's 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.