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Please note: With changing updates from the BVI Government, there may be travel restrictions and changes in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
Please contact us directly for the most up-to-date answers to your questions, and policy and travel information.
Yes, you need a valid passport to travel to Jost Van Dyke and also to get back to the US after your stay. Please be sure that your passport is not within 6 months of expiration for your entire travel period.
Please view our cancellation policy here or contact us for further information.
We provide bug spray and coils. If it’s been dry and windy there are fewer mosquitos than if it’s been unseasonably rainy and wet.
Smoking is NOT allowed in our villas.
Currently, there is a modest selection of staples available on the island of JVD. However, you can arrange almost all of your grocery and beverage needs to be sent to you at JVD via Ferry from Tortola. Both Rite Way and Bobby's Super Market has online grocery shopping, which you can do a few days before arrival. Although you can bring items from the US or USVI’s, you may incur a 10% duty tax. Additionally provisioning is available by our staff after you have ordered your supplies from these markets. Please contact us at +1 800-778-8066 for further information.
You can easily walk to White Bay Beach from our villas. It takes between 2-10 minutes depending where you are on the property. Great Harbour is a 10 to 15 minute walk depending on your pace. Check out a map here....
Yes there are taxis available on the island. Please contact us if you need to hire taxi services during your stay. Although not necessary, we recommend renting a small Jeep for your convince and flexibility during your stay. Check out Paradise Jeep Rentals for more information.
Yes you can! They are approximately $120 per day from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Please contact Maria for more information.
Currently there is no one on Jost that does day sails. The sailboat, Endeavor, was damaged and is currently getting repaired. There are day sails out of Tortola. Please contact us for more information. We do offer private day charters that allow you to explore the BVIs on a customized itinerary for the day. Please contact Lucy, for more information.
We offer free snorkel gear. But feel free to bring your own if you prefer. Please contact Maria for more information.
Yes, all units have new, high efficiency AC units.
Yes, we highly recommend Paradise Jeep Rentals. Please contact them for more information. Paradise Jeep Rentals: +1 284-495-9477
Yes, all of our villas have wifi and many of the local establishments provide wifi.
Yes, we have beach lounges available for you at our new, soon to be White Bay Villas Beach Club down on White Bay Beach.
There are many activities to do during your stay at White Bay Villas. You can ferry to and explore Tortola, rent a dinghy, go deep sea fishing, sea kayaking, scuba diving, and snorkeling. Please check out our Activities page to learn more. We also offer private day charters that allow you to explore the BVIs on a customized itinerary for the day. Please contact Lucy for more information.
Yes! And if you would like someone to take you fishing, please contact Dave Chinnery at 284-540-9614. Additionally there are other deep sea fishing charters that provide fishing gear.
Yes! There are several of local fishermen that we stay in close contact with. When at the villas, please contact our onsite manager, Maria, for assistance.
No, the island is absolutely beautiful. In fact, the hurricanes expanded the beaches and the vegetation is fully green. There are still some structures that haven’t been rebuilt.
All bars and restaurants on White Bay and Great Harbor are back in business. In Little Harbour, Abes by the Sea and Sydneys Peace and Love are fully open. Harris' Place is open and rebuilding.
We're happy to share that Inter Island Boat Services is back and has direct ferry service from St Thomas to Jost Van Dyke! You can catch their ferry on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Please visit https://www.interislandboatservices.com/collections/book-trip for more information.
For the other days of the week, from St Thomas, you would go to Road Town (RT), Tortola, clear customs, then taxi to West End which takes about 25 minutes. As transportation is continuously improving, please contact us for up to date information. From St. Thomas, use either the Charlotte Amalie or the Red Hook ferry dock and head to Road Town, Tortola (RT), (approx. 1 hour ride). After clearing customs, take a taxi to West End which takes about 25 minutes. Then you would take the Paradise Express ferry from West End (WE) to Jost (approx. 20 minutes). As of early August 2019, the West End (WE), Tortola ferry dock will be open, making your trip to Jost that much easier and quicker! Please check https://www.bestofbvi.com/info/info_bviferry.htm for ferry information, or feel free to contact us for up to date information.
Public Ferries can offer travel to JVD daily. There are several companies and each have their own inter-island routes, fixed schedules
and departing ports. Schedules are subject to change. It is best to call the ferry companies directly for updates.
Direct from STT to JVD (via St. John) Fri, Sat & Sun only 2:45pm - Must land in STT before 1:30pm
Daily ferry STT at 5pm to West End Tortola then to JVD at 6pm - Must land in STT before 3:30pm
Inter Island Boat Service's direct Jost Van Dyke ferry service costs range from $20 (infant one way) to $130 (Adult Round trip). Please visit the following link for more information. https://www.interislandboatservices.com/collections/book-trip
From either ferry dock, Charlotte Amalie or Red Hook, to Road Town (RT), it’s $40 one way per person (+$10 customs to Tortola and +$20 customs leaving Tortola). A cab from Road Town to West End is about $30 per person. Then from West End to Jost, it's $20 one way or $30 round trip per person. (*This doesn’t include taxi fare on STT or Jost)
It takes approximately 50-60 minutes from STT to Road Town and approximately 15 minutes from West End to Jost Van Dyke.
Our private White Bay Villa Water Taxi costs a flat rate of $350 one-way for up to 4 guests. Additional guests are $87.50 per guest (up to 10 guests). Customs fees are $65 per person (to JVD), and $25- 40 (to STT). Customs fees vary but you will only be charged what is due and will be returned any excess funds. Captain’s gratuity not included.
You board the White Bay Villas private water taxi at American Yacht Harbour in Red Hook, St Thomas. We are able to arrange a wonderful private driver who would be happy to pick you up from the airport or from your accommodations to bring you directly to the water taxi. The cost is similar to another taxi, yet is customized to your arrival, departure times, or other requested stops and will not stop to drop or pick up other travelers on the way to your destination. Please contact Lucy to schedule any travel accommodations.
INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMS FEES, Per Guest and are shown as an approximate breakdown, fees may vary.
These fees may vary based on Sunday, holiday, overtime, and amount of passengers on the boat. This is the estimated amount your Captain may charge each guest. You will be responsible for paying what the officers actually charge. You will be returned any excess funds, if there are any.
$16 BVI Cruising Permit (see here for changes effective Aug. 1, 2017)
$10 BVI Environment and Tourism Fee (see here , effective Sept. 1, 2017, with these exemptions)
$4 BVI Wharfage
$6 BVI National Park Fee
$20 Vessel Entry Customs and Immigration, document, processing fees (based on size of vessel, amount of passengers)
$9 Varying Fees Cushion
$65 Total Fee estimated to cover per guest for BVI Entry
BVI DEPARTURE/ US ENTRANCE
$25 BVI Departure Tax
$15 US Port Authority (*occasionally not charged)
$40 Total Fee estimated to cover per guest departing BVI to USVI
You may find other private boats will charge similar international fees ($55-70 / $40), with no amount given to the guest if the actual cost is less. Our service offers you to pay for only what is charged. Private boat entry is different from ferry entry into the BVI as ferries waive many of the fees.
Arrivals to BVI Customs after 4:30 pm will need to be cleared in advance by the Water Taxi Captain and will incur overtime fees.