B-Line Beach Bar, Little Jost Van Dyke

There’s a bit of “buzz” going around about a new beach bar in the British Virgin Islands called B-Line Beach Bar on Little Jost Van Dyke. During our recent BVI sail, after a stop at beautiful Sandy Spit, we decided to stop at B-Line to check it out.

B-Line Beach Bar, Little Jost Van Dyke, BVI
As a point of reference, if you are sitting on Sandy Spit and looking at Jost Van Dyke, Little Jost is just to the right and if you go around the little point, you will spot B-Line Beach Bar. Find the location of B-Line’s on our Jost Van Dyke Map.

According to B-Line owner Christina Washburn who also runs the Bananakeet Cafe and Heritage Inn on Tortola, B-line just opened up for business at the beginning of the year. Christina’s mother moved to this location on Little Jost Van Dyke in 1979 when there was just a stone structure and cistern. Christina would spend time there on school breaks. In 1990, Christina built a small cottage on the hill and extensions were added to the facility in the early 90’s.

She and her husband Bonky have been trying to live permanently on Little JVD for a while, but due to their busy schedule on Tortola, they seem to get there only on the weekends. Once they had the idea to start a bar on property, it took several years to go through the legalities. During that time, they would spend the weekends working on what would soon be B-Line Beach Bar, making more accessible and visible.

B-Line Beach Bar Sign, Little Jost Van Dyke, BVI
How did they choose the name B-Line? Christina said they found themselves b-linin’ back and forth from Tortola to Little JVD with supplies and to work on the property and the name just kind of stuck.

Now B-Line is the only establishment on Little JVD. Access is by boat. There is a floating dinghy dock and a dock near the beach for larger boats.

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B-Line is open 10a.m.-10p.m. daily and food is served on the weekends.

Open bar at B-Line Beach Bar, Little Jost Van Dyke, BVI
Spend your day at B-Line lounging in the crystal clear water or soaking up the rays on the beach,

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Playing corn hole in the grass or checkers in the open air bar,


Checkers at B-Line Beach Bar, Little Jost Van Dyke, BVI

Talking to Jerry in the bar,

Jerry at B-Line Beach Bar, Little Jost Van Dyke, BVI
And sipping on an “Awesome Ginger Bloody”, Margarita, a cold beer or the B-Line signature drink, the Passion Confusion.

Passion Confusion at B-Line Beach Bar, Little Jost Van Dyke, BVI

Quieter than some of its neighboring island beach bars, B-Line is a great place to relax, unwind and just listen to the sounds of paradise.

Their slogan? BLine, BHappy & BBack!


To find out more about B-Line, visit:

B-Line Beach Bar Website

B-Line Beach Bar Facebook Page

or Email: [email protected]

Find B-Line Beach Bar on our Jost Van Dyke Map

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The Last Resort, Bellamy Cay, BVI

The Last Resort, a great little restaurant and bar on Bellamy Cay, a small island in Trellis Bay, Beef Island, has been serving up great entertainment along with tasty drinks and food since the ’70’s.

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The Last Resort has quite an interesting past. Tony Snell was a British Flight Lieutenant who, in 1943 was shot down in his Spitfire and escaped a German firing squad. After the war, he worked as an actor, songwriter and musician. In 1969, Tony and his wife Jackie moved to the British Virgin Islands where they eventually opened the original “Last Resort” on Little Jost. After just one year, The Last Resort on Little Jost burned to the ground. Tony and Jackie decided to move The Last Resort to Bellamy Cay, which, in itself, had quite a history – of pirates! While living in a houseboat in Trellis Bay, they constructed a new restaurant on Bellamy Cay.

When The Last Resort opened, Tony was in his element providing all of the entertainment with piano, guitar, harmonica and original songs. Jackie, took the roll of main cook.  There are stories – some of which are a bit unbelievable, but good stories nonetheless, of the many animals the Snell family kept on the little island, including parrots, a singing dog and wine and rum drinking donkeys! After a number of years, Tony and Jackie passed the reins to their children, Jessica and Jeremy.

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In past visits to The Last Resort we’ve had a blast.

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Recently we enjoyed a great dinner with friends on the deck and then partook in some raucous entertainment with Al Broderick, aka, the Singing Chef, who successfully plied the audience with free shots to encourage participation. It worked.

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Customers singing for shots at The Last Resort

We finished off the evening with a pretty intense Foosball competition.

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Thankful we once again had a designated dinghy driver, we made our way back to our boat moored in Trellis Bay still singing  and laughing after a great night of fun.

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Apparently, The Last Resort has recently changed hands to a young couple by the name of Emily & Dylan  Burill. They are hoping to make the resort a bit more family friendly and have changed the menu and decor a bit. We’ve not been there under the new ownership yet, but the recent Last Resort reviews seem to be positive!  Have you been to the Last Resort and met Emily and Dylan?


Get to The Last Resort by dinghy if staying on a boat in Trellis Bay, or call for the ferry from Trellis Bay Dock opposite D’ Best Cup Cafe. Find The Last Resort on our Tortola Map


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Saba Rock, British Virgin Islands

Saba Rock is a small, private island that sits in the beautiful North Sound of Virgin Gorda.

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Saba Rock is less than an acre in size and accessible by boat or ferry. We first visited Saba Rock during a sail trip when we stopped for just a few minutes to get gas and ice. During a recent trip to Virgin Gorda, we wanted to get back to Saba Rock to experience more of it, so we rented a dinghy from Leverick Bay Marina. By having a dinghy for the day, we were also able to explore neighboring Prickly Pear Island and enjoy a rum beverage at the Fat Virgin Cafe.

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Saba Rock houses a restaurant – which we hear serves up succulent land & sea dinners, an over water lounge/bar, a boutique hotel, a full service marina, gift shoppe, 10 deep water slips and boat moorings.

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View of Eustatia Island from the terrace at the Saba Rock Hotel
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Saba Rock has a ferry that will pick you up from several locations in the North Sound, such as Gun Creek and Leverick Bay – just call them to make arrangements.

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Out back they have an excellent area to relax and enjoy the view of North Sound and the Bitter End Yacht Club, with nice soft sand and hammocks.

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We spent some time lounging in the hammocks before heading back in to sample a Saba Rock Banana Daiquiri – recommended to us by a friend who thought they were absolutely the best around.

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They were pretty darn good and the view made it even better…

To find out more, visit their website: Saba Rock

Find Saba Rock on our Virgin Gorda Map

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Rum Therapy Sailing in the British Virgin Islands (Part 3)

Saba Rock
We pulled up anchor the next morning and made a quick stop at Saba Rock Resort for some ice before our sail to Anegada. We only had a few minutes, so we quickly explored the Gift Shop, Restaurant/Bar and hammocks out back. We were too early to enjoy a Painkiller or Rum Punch at the bar which has a great view of North Sound, so we’ll have to return again to fully experience the “Rock”.

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From Saba we set sail for Anegada, about 15 miles north of North Sound.

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Rush Hour in the BVI…

On our way we spotted a whale breaching – three times – as if he were putting on a show for us!

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Thanks to our boatmate Jimmy for capturing images of the whale. We somehow managed to only get sky and water…

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Shortly after the excitement of watching the whale, we could see Anegada in the distance. Only 28 feet in elevation at its highest point, the first thing you spot is a few trees and a white strip of sand.

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The shallow reef around Anegada is tricky to navigate and has claimed hundreds of vessels (we read around 500 shipwrecks) over the years, so we were more than happy to have an experienced Captain at the helm.

 Once ashore, we spent the day exploring the incredible beaches of Anegada,

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Loblolly Beach

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Pomato Point

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Then spent the evening dining on Caribbean Lobster that had just been pulled from the ocean that day

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While sipping Pinot Grigio with our toes in the sand just feet from the waters edge…

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And if that weren’t perfect enough, when we got back to the boat for the evening, we were treated to an absolutely stunning Anegada sunset.  A day we’ll never forget.

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Find the rest of the Rum Therapy Sailing in the BVI series here:
Part 1 (Norman and Peter Island

Part 2 (Virgin Gorda)

Part 4 (Great Camanoe, Trellis Bay, Beef Island)

Part 5 (The Wrap Up)

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