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Introducing Jost Van Dyke

Jost (pronounced ‘yoast’) is a little island with a big personality. It may only take up 4 sq miles of teal-blue sea, but its reputation has spread thousands of miles beyond. A lot of that is due to calypsonian and philosopher Foxy Callwood, the island’s main man.

In the late 1960s, free-spirited boaters found Jost's shores, and Foxy built a bar to greet them. Soon folks such as Jimmy Buffett and Keith Richards were dropping by for a drink.

Despite its fame, Jost remains an unspoiled oasis of green hills fringed by blinding white sand. There's a small clutch of restaurants, beach bars and guesthouses, but little else.