Bay is the anchorage furthest west on the south side of Jost.
Approach is pretty straightforward with the placement
of channel bouys at both entrances. These are fairly narrow cuts
through the reef, and should be approached with caution and good
visibility, Once inside the bay, keep an eye open for lone coral
heads, especially off the rocky section of beach marking the
middle of the bay.
are in place, paid for at Ivan's Bar (for eastern set) or the
Soggy Dollar (the western set) respectively. Cost is $25 per
night. There is often a slight swell that wraps around the eastern
point and into the anchorage. For this reason we prefer the easternmost
bouy, as it is more protected by the reef. If this is taken,
some of the more protected western bouys might be your next best
If all bouys are taken, you may anchor clear of the moorings
at your discretion in 10-15 feet of water and mostly soft sand.
This is a clear bay, and easy to spot your anchor while snorkeling, or right from your deck.
Dinghying in can
be sketchy due to the prevalence of a little surf, but if you
time it right you'll be fine. Our preference is the funky Ivan's
No Stress Bar located in the middle of the eastern beach. Seashell-covered
walls, open atmosphere, and a cash jar on the bar to pay for
drinks makes this place truly stress-free. Not sure if they have
food- we've never eaten there. Another equally fun joint
would be the Soggy Dollar Bar on the western beach, semi-attached
to the Sandcastle resort. This is the somewhat contested home
of the notorious "Painkiller" cocktail, and the bar
gets it's name from sailors swimming in to partake, paying with wet currency.
If Seddy is in at his One Love bar at the far western end of the beach, you must coax him into a magic show. This guy is unreal. Having seen many slight-of-hand tricks and magic over the years, we've never been this stumped by a perfomer. I literally fell over off my bar stool. Equal parts entertainment and sheer dumbfoundedness. Just like the fine cocktails you can find all along the beach here.