I love discovering new beach bars and B-Line Beach Bar on Little Jost Van Dyke became the latest to open in the British Virgin Islands. It is owned by a lady named Christina and according to a discussion board at the traveltalkonline.com site, the beach bar has quickly become a favorite of the guests of Captain John Brandi’s Palm Tree Charters out of St. John. Reportedly, there is a small mooring field there and room for boats to anchor.
The exact location is described on the traveltalkonline.com forum as “the small beach on Little Jost Van Dyke/Paradise Cay across from Diamond Cay and near Sandy Spit.” The comments from the beach bar on its Facebook page state that “if you can get to Foxy’s Taboo or know where it is, we are just across the water on the beach on Little Jost. There is a dock for boats or just use a dinghy. If you have any trouble just ask any local to point you in the right direction.”
The beach bar can be described as basic (in fact, there are no walls – that’s a good thing) and a tad bit off the beaten path but that’s what makes it so appealing. For every person I hear singing the praises of the beach bars on Jost Van Dyke, I hear an equal amount deploring the hordes of people crowding its shores and the “meat market” like atmosphere. If beautiful views, warm sand, cold drinks (try the Passion Confusion – that appears to be their signature drink so far!), good food, friendly people and a soundtrack created by the lapping waves and rustling palms are your thing, then B-Line Beach Bar might just be the place for you.
When I contacted the beach bar through their Facebook page, they promptly replied and before I knew it, I had photos of the beach bar taken by one of my favorite photographers in the region (Old Mango himself) and permission to use them in the article. Anyone who has been following me for any amount of time knows that I’m a huge fan of Old Mango’s photography so to be able to use some of his photos in the article pretty much made my month! If anything will make you want to jump on the next boat to Little Jost Van Dyke and belly up to this beach bar, it will be the following pictures. Caution – viewing them may result in higher body temperatures, licking of lips and a sudden urge to just chuck everything and move. Consider yourself warned.
A special thanks also to Greg, who runs the Fracas blog. He happened to be in the BVIs shortly after B-Line opend and he provided me with the following photo taken from a dinghy. He reported that the beach bar was a lot of fun and that Chris and Bonkey/Bunky were great hosts. You can view more photos of his time at the beach bar here.
View from B-Line taken five days ago by the crew at Wet Woody’s, a private customized boat charter company out of St. John.
As with any new business, support is always appreciated so please help spread the word about B-Line Beach Bar and tell people to check it out. If you go, let me know what you think by leaving a comment on this article. You can also send pics to me through my Facebook page.
I’m going to start a new series of articles under the “Things That Don’t Suck” heading. Consider this post the inaugural one.