Jost Van Dyke

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Just four miles from Tortola, Jost Van Dyke is a relatively undeveloped island. Home to nesting seabirds, the dramatic coastal cliffs along the northern shore overlook the Atlantic Ocean, while on the southern coast there are beautiful, white sand beaches and protected anchorages. Hill walks lead past plantations and historic ruins.

Fewer than 300 people live on Jost Van Dyke, but the island is a popular destination for both locals and visitors. The atmosphere is relaxed and the lifestyle unhurried. The main settlement at Great Harbour is a sandy beachfront, with traditional wooden houses, restaurants, Government buildings, shops, and church.