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Jost Van Dyke

Jost Van Dyke Island, one of the British Virgin Islands, in the Lesser Antilles, separating the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. It lies 4 miles (6 km) west of Tortola and adjoins Little Jost Van Dyke Island on the east. According to tradition, it was named after a Dutch pirate who lived on the island. Jost Van Dyke Island is roughly tadpole-shaped and the terrain is rugged and elevated, reaching 1,054 feet (321 metres). The chief settlement is Great Harbour, on the southern coast. Probably discovered and settled by the Dutch, the island was British after 1672. Tourism is important to the economy. Area 3.5 square miles (9 square km). Pop. (2001) 244; (2010) 298. 

The island is known for its yacht anchorages, like the sheltered bay at Great Harbour. Casual bars and restaurants dot the sandy beaches here and at nearby White Bay. Bubbly Pool, a naturally foaming sea pool, is in the island’s northeast.

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The Pink House Villas Caribbean Vacation Homes located on the small island of Jost Van Dyke BVI are one of the Caribbean's best-kept vacation secrets. Barely eight square miles, this tropical getaway stands out as the British Virgin Islands' most secluded spots, White Bay beach, consistently rated one of the world's top 25 Beaches.

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