About Diamond View Villa - Jost Van Dyke

Basic amenities. Two king-size beds, one sofa-bed. Both bedrooms have ceiling and/or wall fans. Full kitchen with fridge/ice maker, oven, dishwasher, microwave, all pots, plates/cups, and utensils. Charcoal BBQ grill. All linens and towels provided. TV with DVD player, but no cable/satellite access; CD player (sadly, our stash of DVDs and CDs has been depleted over the years so please bring your favorites!). Use of kayak. Access to private dock and beach.

What do we do for supplies? All visitors to Diamond View are responsible for doing their own provisioning. While there are a few small convenience stores on Jost Van Dyke (in Great Harbour) with very limited supplies, there are no grocery stores on the island.

However, there are several fairly effortless ways of provisioning for your vacation at Diamond View, the simplest of which is to order all your groceries before you leave for the airport (please note, it's advisable to order at least seven days before travelling) by ordering online at: www.bobbysmarketplace.com

After placing your order you can arrange to have your supplies meet you at Tortola's West End for the water taxi trip over to Sandy Ground and Diamond View.

Nevertheless, if you do want to do all your shopping yourself when you arrive on Tortola you can do this, too. There are several markets and specialty shops where you can acquire just about everything you need.

Be advised, however, that if you plan to shop in Tortola before going over to Sandy Ground this may take a little longer than you're used to back home. Island time and all that.

Are there restaurants nearby? In general, no. That said, Foxy's Taboo (a sister establishment to Foxy's in Great Harbour) can be reached in about 20 minutes on foot or by kayak or dinghy. (Not advisable in the dark.) The fare here is largely of the beach-bar variety, but they also serve great pizzas and cocktails.

Other dining out options require a taxi ride to Little Harbour, Great Harbour or White Bay. See below for phone numbers.

Do I need any special equipment? For your comfort we suggest you bring a supply of appropriate sunscreen, as well as a flashlight for those romantic night walks. Reef-walkers or pool shoes are advisable for snorkeling or swimming. Snorkel equipment is available.

RIB rental. Diamond View does not get involved in the hiring of boats but recommends a firm on Tortola called Island Time Ltd: www.islandtimeltd.com

 

Keeping in touch. Cell/mobile phone coverage generally works from selected spots on Sandy Ground Estates, but is not 100% reliable. Some networks appear to work better than others.  

Useful Web sites/Contact numbers

Abe's Taxi: +1 284 496 8429

Bun's Taxi: +1 284 499 8871

Paradise Jeep Rentals

Foxy's (Great Harbour)

Foxy's Taboo (Diamond Cay): +1 284 495 4168

Soggy Dollar Bar (White Bay): +1 284 495 9888

Sidney's Peace and Love Bar (Little Harbour): +1 284 495 9271

Ali Baba's (Great Harbour): +1 284 495 9280

Bobby's Market Place (Tortola)

Island Time Ltd RIB rental (Tortola)

Jost Van Dyke Scuba (Great Harbour)

New Horizon Ferry (From Tortola to JVD): +1 284 495 9278
Cable & Wireless:
+1 800 225 5872

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