Let me explain.

Joe and I went island hopping in the Caribbean for 5 weeks in July, and on his actual birthday I chartered a boat with a captain for us to go explore all of the US and British Virgin Islands. Our favorite island of the 4 BVI’s was by far Jost Van Dyke – due to the pristine white sand, crystal blue waters, off-the-grid vibes, and the best Painkiller you will ever consume at the legendary Soggy Dollar Bar. The Painkiller, a refreshing cocktail for all, is comprised of rum, pineapple juice, cream of coconut, orange juice, and a generous amount of nutmeg. It’s such a unique concoction with refreshing tones – you’ll be craving them once you leave wishing you could make it the same as they do. So make sure to take one for the boat ride back;)

What made me appreciate this drink even more is that this cocktail recipe was actually invented in Jost Van Dyke, at this very bar – The Soggy Dollar, back in the 70’s by Daphne Henderson.

I don’t know about you guys, but that seems like a great retirement project right? Supplying spirits for travelers and locals alike in a beautiful paradise. Mom? Dad? Can we do something similar in Belize? I’ll start studying mixology, picking out interior decor, making music playlists, putting together a marketing plan, and whatnot. It’ll be great.

Anyways. Here are some photos we took at Jost Van Dyke. I hope they inspire you to travel to this beautiful oasis. Comment your favorite islands and experiences below.

Important side note: Jost Van Dyke was seriously affected by Hurricane Irma along with all the other British Virgin Islands. You can donate to BVI Relief on their website here


The Best Place In The World To Enjoy A Painkiller - Jost Van Dyke

Silk scarf by A.M. CLUB

Fun fact: the population of Jost Van Dyke is 298. So if you really want to getaway from reality in a paradise – Jost Van Dyke is for you.

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