Jost Van Dyke
It’s famous for its beach bars, and rightfully so. Jost Van Dyke, the 3.1-square-mile islet in the British Virgin Islands, has two of the region’s most famous beach bars: The Soggy Dollar Bar, on White Bay, and Foxy’s, in Great Harbour. But this little island also has miraculous white sand beaches, an eclectic vibe and a wonderful detachment from hustle and bustle. It can only be reached by boat, although there are regular ferries from around the US and BVI, including from St John, St Thomas and Tortola. As for where to stay, why not stay right at the Soggy Dollar? The bar has the adjacent Sandcastle Hotel, a toes-in-the-sand outpost with beachfront cottages. If you want a little extra quiet, the island has a handful of great villas in the hills.