Ivan’s Beach Bar on Jost, Memories and Construction Progress

Ivans Beach Bar Jost

It's not good to live a life full of regrets. The past is the past, move on. But I do have one regret that became very clear a few weeks ago during a trip to Jost in the British Virgin Islands. Our flotilla of pirate castaways sailed into White Bay on Halloween. We grabbed a mooring ball on the quieter eastern side of the bay, the side where the much-talked-about Ivan's Beach Bar and Campground … [Read more...]

The B-Line Beach Bar and the Passion Confusion Drink

B Line Beach Bar Little Jost Van Dyke

"Hide the Cashmere, the bomber is focused in!" As soon as we grabbed the mooring ball near Diamond Cay, we had the dingy in the water and were motoring towards Little Jost Van Dyke and the B-Line Beach Bar. When Castaway Lorrie says go, we go. I aint arguing. The B-Line Beach Bar is the new kid on the block when it comes to British Virgin Island beach bars. Opening earlier this year (2014) … [Read more...]

A Photo Tour of This Year’s Castaway Beach Bash

Castaway beach bash

It's been over a week since this year's Castaway Beach Bash at Bolongo Bay Resort on St. Thomas and I keep thinking about how great of an experience it was. This was the 3rd annual Beach Bash and it seems like the event keeps getting better and better. More people, more islands visited, more fun, and of course more rum. For those that couldn't make it this year here's a look back at the fun, … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean blogs

Famous rum bars, best diving islands, and a video tour of Peter Bay on St. John--these are just a few of the stories from this week's Caribbean Wrap Up. One of the stories is by the Huffington Post and is titled, The 15 Best Beaches for 2014. All the beaches mentioned are amazing, but I'm surprised some world class beaches were left off...maybe they were mentioned in earlier years? Beaches like … [Read more...]

The New Soggy Dollar Online Store – Get Soggy!

Soggy Dollar Bar Store

The Soggy Dollar Bar, home of the Painkiller, swaying hammocks and the time of your life has a treat for you. The famous Jost beach bar has just opened up their brand new online store, full of Soggy gear that will have you showing off your love of this BVI paradise. The old store was very limited in the gear they offered and navigating through it was cumbersome. The new store is a visual … [Read more...]

Foxy’s Firewater Rum – Rum Review

Foxy's Firewater rum

Oh I wish I was there tonight On Jost Van Dyke Sippin' on some Foxy's Firewater Rum Those are a few lyrics from Somewhere in the Sun by Kenny Chesney. The island cowboy sure knows how to sweet talk our tropical, sand on the brain souls doesn't he. I'd have to say that Somewhere in the Sun has to be in my top 5 Chesney songs. It paints the perfect picture of living in the islands and letting … [Read more...]

White Bay, Jost Van Dyke – Photo Friday

White Bay Jost Van Dyke

Oh to be kickin' back right now in White Bay on the lazy island of Jost Van Dyke. Jost is pretty much the playground of the entire Virgin Island, US or British. Famous beach bars, translucent water and the ever present Painkiller, it really is a Caribbean paradise. In saying that, you wouldn't be able to tell any of that from today's Caribbean Photo Friday picture. I think I see one, maybe two … [Read more...]

Corsairs Beach Bar – Jost Van Dyke, BVI

Corsiars Jost Beach Bar

For this week's Caribbean beach bar story we sail into Great Harbour on Jost Van Dyke. I've been hesitant about writing on the famous Jost beach bars. Why? I like to tell you guys about places that you might not know about, off the beaten path so to speak. And since JVD is pretty much ground zero for famous beach bars, I've stayed away from them. Sure, I wrote about the Soggy Dollar webcam here, … [Read more...]

Can The Feeling of Spending a Day on Jost Van Dyke be Put to Song?

Is it possible to put the experience or feeling of spending a day on Jost Van Dyke into a song? Impossible right? Nothing compares to swinging in a hammock with a Painkiller at the Soggy Dollar Bar or listening to Foxy strum his six string while drinking some Fire Water Rum at Foxy's. These are incomparable, unequaling experiences. What this song by Da Tree Men can do is help you relive those … [Read more...]

A Painkiller at the Soggy Dollar, It’s Not Walking on the Moon…But It’s Close

Painkillers at the Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost Van Dyke. Having one there is almost a right of passage for Caribbean lover's and Castaways alike. It's like eating a cheeseburger at a Margaritaville or watching a sunset in Mallory Square in Key West. It's just something you have to do. Here is a short video of a bartender at the Soggy Dollar preparing a few of these legendary island concoctions. … [Read more...]

Photo Friday – The Perfect Caribbean Picture

What constitutes the perfect Caribbean Photo? It might be a deserted island covered in coconut palms. It might be a lone hammock dangling next to blue water that is begging you to climb in. Whatever your idea of a perfect Caribbean photo is, the important thing is that it speaks to you. Take a look at the above photo. Pretty cool photo right? To me this photo represents so much of what I love … [Read more...]