You will find this anchorage on the westernmost side on the south shore of Jost Van Dyke. There are three entrances in total to this BVI yacht charter destination, the centre one being the best option. Out of the two buoys marking the passage towards this entrance, the red one should be left to starboard while the green one should be left to the port. The entrance is roughly 15 feet deep and you have both the port and the starboard as your option to anchor. Since this works as both the entrance and the exit for the anchorage, you must anchor clear of the channel. On the eastern end, similarly marked with two buoys, the opening between the reefs could be used as a means of entry. The third opening on the west is usually avoided, as it is narrow and unlike the other two, it is not marked. Yacht charter boats that draw more than 5 feet are recommended to avoid this entrance, as it is very shallow as well.
A first-rate anchorage of Virgin Island charter, White Bay of Jost Van Dyke ranks up there with the best. Once you reach inside the anchorage, you will find it a bit compact but looking on the other side, you will find the beach to be spellbinding. In a very short span, rapid improvements were made to this place making it a hot-spot for tourists. Just a few hundred feet off the shore, the reef that runs almost through the entire length of the beach, provides calm water and safety for swimmers. A fitting break in the reef yields a way for yachts to anchor, making it a heaven for day-trippers and yacht charters.
What to do in White Bay?
With limited availability of boats but enchanting affairs to attend to along the beach, White Bay provides you with an experience that is second to none among the BVI charter destinations. From anchoring, mooring to ding hying or just randomly taking in the picturesque view, this place is well and truly one of its kind.
Restaurant and Amenities
This place serves delectable pizzas, tacos and roti. The menu also includes items from burgers, fish & chips to baby back ribs, lobster and steak. You can have your food inside at the counter or out on the beach at one of the tables. They have wonderful servers and great food.
Next to Coco Loco’s, you will find Shenique’s Gift Shop where you can buy beach wraps, t-shirts, jewelry and other things that might take your fancy.
Seddy Callwood’s One Love Bar & Grill
To satiate your appetite, this is a great restaurant to go to. At first glance, you might mistake this place as Bomba’s Shack and think that you might have taken a wrong turn on your way. But once you look closely, you will see that this has been furnished by someone who has a knack for asymmetrical design but has much more of an A type personality than Bomba.
Jewel’s Snack Shack
If you are looking for a delicatessen, your next bet out there is Jewel’s Snack Shack. The place offers proper, deli style hot dogs and burgers. The owner of this joint, Juliette is quite the chatty one and will always come up with a joke to lighten up your mood. The party punch there is a must-try.
This is doubtless the best place for Roti on Jost Van Dyke. This modest-looking place serves the best chicken roti you can find, along with other great options on the menu. The owner of this place, Gertrude Callwood, is a thoroughly amusing character to be acquainted with.
Places of Interest
Frank Mahoney’s, Sea and Land Adventures
At the far end of the west of White Bay beach, you will find Frank Mahoney’s. This place offers different types of water toy rentals and ATV tours of Jost Van Dyke.
Soggy Dollar Bar
It is nip and tuck between the Soggy Dollar Bar and the Ivan’s as to which one is the most popular place on the beach. This bar has some of the most affable personalities as their staff who relentlessly provide a friendly service with the most convivial atmosphere. The place also offers numerous bar games to choose from that you can partake in.
Ivan’s Stress Free Bar
If you are looking to immerse yourself in a scenic view with a laid-back atmosphere, as the name suggests, this is the place you want to go to let go of all your stress. Located right past the stony outcropping, on the east side of the White Bay, this is one of its defining places. Ivan Chinnery, owner of this place, is one of the original residents of Jost Van Dyke and is a wonderful person to talk to. A restaurant with a little gazebo offering the best possible view, it is impossible to think of a visit to White Bay without dropping by at Ivan’s.
Feel the Experience at White Bay!
White bay is a portion of the paradise itself and if you are looking to take away a perennial set of memories and souvenirs with you, be sure to come to this picture-perfect place.