Jost Van Dyke was likely first spotted by Christopher Columbus and his crew on their second voyage in 1493. The island's name comes from that of a 17th century Dutch pirate Joost van Dyk, who used its harbors as a hideaway. Jost Van Dyke is the smallest of the four main islands of the British Virgin Islands, the northern portion of the Virgin Islands, located in the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Jost Van Dyke lies about 5 miles to the northwest of Tortola and 5 miles to the north of Saint John. Like many of the neighboring islands, it is volcanic in origin and rocky. The highest point on the island is Roach Hill at 1054 feet.
Jost Van Dyke being part of the British Virgin
Islands has one of the most amazing sandy beaches available, is usually not too
crammed full, and even has a path around the island so you can look at the local
flora and fauna.
This Island has one of the most popular bars in this region. The Soggy Dollar has a world famous drink called the Painkiller, so if you find yourself there try one.