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JVD- Musts #95719
04/25/2016 06:10 PM
04/25/2016 06:10 PM
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Hello experts!

We have finally decided and will be land-based on Jost from 6/26-7/1.
Please send me your must meals and must experiences. We are interested in food, live music is any and water sports experiences. I am excited to hear any and all recommendations.

Thank you all....

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Re: JVD- Musts [Re: MaryC] #95720
04/25/2016 06:41 PM
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Foxy's and corsairs in Great Harbor. Bubbly pool is great fun when those north swells are in high gear. Soggy Dollar for a Painkiller.

Re: JVD- Musts [Re: rfrimmel] #95721
04/25/2016 06:46 PM
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Slim chance of the bubbly pool working in June..but " Foxy's Taboo" and " B Line" on Little Jost are well worth a visit..

Re: JVD- Musts [Re: rfrimmel] #95722
04/25/2016 06:50 PM
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An early morning walk on White Bay Beach before the hoards of people show up...breakfast sandwiches from Hilda at Perfect Pineapple....and anything from Sugar and Spice smile

Re: JVD- Musts [Re: harleybuffett] #95723
04/25/2016 07:03 PM
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Ya never know...
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Probably the best "sleeper" venue on JVD....Ali Babas in Great Harbour. Dinner at 7, make reservations!! BBQ "Pig Roast" (no pig) is well worth it. Outstanding Roti's too.


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Re: JVD- Musts [Re: HillsideView] #95724
04/26/2016 12:06 AM
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Soggy Dollar Bar and wonderful adjoining restaurant. Love it all!!

Re: JVD- Musts [Re: Jul55] #95725
04/26/2016 07:56 AM
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All the above....plus Ivan's in White Bay and Corsairs for Pizza

I like the snak shak at the ferry terminal for pate'

Last edited by capndar; 04/26/2016 11:00 AM.

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Re: JVD- Musts [Re: capndar] #95726
04/26/2016 08:01 AM
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A blender full of Bushwackers at Harris's. Relaxing in the shade at One Love while the masses are down at Soggy Dollar. Trying to flip your bottle cap into the cup at B Line...


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Re: JVD- Musts [Re: Kirk] #95727
04/26/2016 08:25 AM
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Jewel's Punch and fresh baked goods at the snack bar near Foxy's Taboo. The walk to the Bubbly Pool is fun whether or not the surf is up. We enjoy Sidney's in Little Harbor as well. We love catching Reuben Chinnery when he plays; we've seen him a couple of times at One Love. Roti at Gertrude's is my favorite lunch.

Cheers, RickG


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Re: JVD- Musts [Re: RickG] #95728
04/26/2016 09:09 AM
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Great list!

To add a few more of our favorites:
walk up the spine of the island from either end
rent a dinghy and check out Sandy Spit and Sandy Cay followed by cocktails at B-Line.
Banana Bread from Myrtle (little shop near Taboo)
Lunch at Hendo's
BBQ on Friday or Saturday at Foxy's
Coco Loco's for conch fritters
Cocktails with Darren at Taboo (within walking distance of villa - even better) <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif" alt="" />




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Re: JVD- Musts [Re: ski2play] #95729
04/26/2016 11:36 AM
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Enjoy the Soggy side of the beach in the morning before the dayboats show up, hang under the seagrape trees at Ivan's in the afternoon
A Party Punch and burger from Jewel's new location over near Foxy's Taboo (and any of Myrtle's baked goods!)
Swim, snorkel or paddle over to B-Line (or ask Darren at Taboo to call Glenn for a dinghy ride)
Lobster quesadilla at One Love, chicken roti at Gertrudes, pizza from Pizza Dave @ Corsairs, definitely the breakfast sandwiches from Hilda!
Sit at Corsairs with a voodoo punch and watch the world go by
Visit with Foxy in the mornings
Explore the cut between Jost and Little Jost via paddle board
Night paddle in Great Harbor or Diamond Cay with underwater LED lights
If you're certified, dive with JVD Scuba - if not, they also offer a "resort course" dive in shallow waters

And, if you're feeling really adventurous, rent a jeep and drive over the spine of the island. That's some serious off-roading right there, not for the faint of heart!

Relax, slow down, and take the time to get to know the wonderful people who live there!

Felix


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Re: JVD- Musts [Re: Felix] #95730
04/26/2016 11:52 AM
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When we were there in Nov it was the first time we had rented a vehicle on JVD. While drinking and talking to Janet/Janice? at Sydney's she told us that road was impassable. Maybe she was just speaking to all the rain we had during that period. Did you guys do the trip over the spine when you were down then?


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Re: JVD- Musts [Re: Riverfrontbrewer] #95731
04/26/2016 01:10 PM
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We were just down in March and did NOT drive the entire spine. I hiked the spine from the East End to the highest point (about 2.5 miles from the villa---mainly uphill on the way out) on Jost and back. I did not go down into Great Harbour or onto the West End. Saving that for my trip this summer!

The road (if you want to call it that) over the top (at its highest point) is grass covered and had many rocks throughout. We have never driven over the top of the spine out of respect for the rental vehicle and its owners. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Yikes.gif" alt="" />




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Re: JVD- Musts [Re: ski2play] #95732
04/27/2016 12:29 AM
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I drove most of the spine in late October last year, with permission from the rental company. The car was fine. There is one largely impassable spot towards the east end that I did once in a 4WD Jimny, but probably wouldn't attempt again unless approaching from the east end - even then it's pretty challenging. You could go from White Bay to Great Harbor fairly easily though.

Felix


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Re: JVD- Musts [Re: Felix] #95733
04/27/2016 07:44 AM
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We have walked the spine from White Bay to Foxy's four times. It's quite a nice hike ... not for the faint of heart. Even with a 4WD I would be leery. There is one section that is VERY steep, rocky and washed out.


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Re: JVD- Musts [Re: ski2play] #95734
04/27/2016 07:17 PM
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Ali babaas for breakfast! Delicious!

Re: JVD- Musts [Re: Manpot] #95735
05/07/2016 04:20 PM
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Thanks Malcolm,
How can we get to b line if we are land based?
Will there be any music nights at the end of june on jost?
Appreciate the help!

Re: JVD- Musts [Re: MaryC] #95736
05/07/2016 05:05 PM
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I believe they may be picking folks up to go to B Line..no sure..Bonky runs the place now and may have a phone # to call..I'll see what I can do..otherwise folks at the dock at Taboo might run you over for a cold one!

Re: JVD- Musts [Re: Manpot] #95737
05/09/2016 12:54 PM
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Ask Darren at Taboo to call Bonky or Glenn for you, they can pick you up in a dinghy and bring you over. On calm days we have also paddle boarded/snorkeled the shoreline all the way from the shore on the east side of Taboo to B Line, but it's a long way. The good news is that the return is usually a lot easier smile

Felix


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Re: JVD- Musts [Re: Felix] #95738
05/09/2016 08:39 PM
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Thank you Malcolm and Felix!

Re: JVD- Musts [Re: MaryC] #95739
05/10/2016 01:22 PM
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Yes, I'd recommend taking a ride over and around JVD if you're looking to shake it up. We went on an ATV tour, but you could just as easily rent ATVs and go out on your own. Had a blast and great views! Here is a video of that particular trip, with the ATV ride starting at the 6m:25s mark.

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Re: JVD- Musts [Re: TackingAg] #95740
05/10/2016 01:35 PM
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TackingAG - who did you use for the ATV tour?

Rick

Re: JVD- Musts [Re: GW248] #95741
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We inquired about the ATV tour when we were down in March 2016 and were told that it was no longer in business on the island.




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Re: JVD- Musts [Re: GW248] #95742
05/10/2016 04:59 PM
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Here you go. Yea, we didn't walk down there on our last January trip, so I'm not sure if they're still operating. Good luck!

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Re: JVD- Musts [Re: TackingAg] #95743
05/10/2016 05:06 PM
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Thanks to you both.

Rick


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