Diamond Cay in BVI, a small yet fascinating destination for bird watchers and nature enthusiasts.

Diamond Cay, British Virgin Islands

Diamond Cay in BVI, a small yet fascinating destination for bird watchers and nature enthusiasts.

Matt and Britney Weidert

Matt Weidert

I've visited Diamond Cay on back to back BVI trips and I much prefer this anchorage at Jost Van Dyke to Great Harbour. It is considerably more scenic and a quieter place to overnight.

Why visit Diamond Cay, Jost Van Dyke?

Diamond Cay, nestled in the serene waters of Jost Van Dyke, offers a picturesque and tranquil alternative to the bustling harbors like Great Harbour. After several visits, I’ve found its charm unmatched, largely due to its scenic vistas and quieter ambiance for overnight stays. While I once favored anchoring at White Bay, the often unpredictable weather and crowded conditions have led me to prefer the more secluded Diamond Cay.

During the day, White Bay remains a favorite spot, but as evening draws near, relocating to Diamond Cay provides a perfect retreat. Here, you're not just treated to exceptional natural beauty but also a host of amenities.
Heading over to B-Line for an everning cold beverage

What to do at Diamond Cay, Jost Van Dyke

  • Hike to the Bubbly Pool: a must-visit, the Bubbly Pool offers a fun and refreshing experience. The hike to this natural wonder is easy, making it suitable for most visitors at less than a half mile
  • Beach Bars: spend your afternoon playing cornhole, sipping cheap drinks, and soaking in the laid-back vibe at local spots like B-Line and Foxy’s Taboo. These venues promise a quieter alternative to the more bustling White Bay.
Wild sunset colors we experienced at Diamond Cay
  • Sunsets: despite facing east, Diamond Cay often surprises with spectacular sunsets. The skies here can light up with brilliant hues of purple and orange, especially notable during our visit in October. It's a perfect moment to capture and enjoy as the day winds down.
Diamond Cay is a serene escape that offers both relaxation and adventure. Whether you’re looking for a quiet spot to anchor overnight or an exciting afternoon at the beach bars, Diamond Cay provides a unique blend of both. Don’t miss the chance to explore this lesser-known gem of the BVI on your next charter trip!

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