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Soggy Dollar Bar

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Sandcastle Hotel, White Bay | White Bay, Jost Van Dyke
284 495 9888
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Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Soggy Dollar

Soggy Dollar Bar is the best people watching place in the BVI. It's hectic and crowded which makes it all the better. Good food, great drinks, and beautiful scenery. Don't miss it

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Buck L
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Soggy Dollar Bar is the best people watching place in the BVI. It's hectic and crowded which makes it all the better. Good food, great drinks, and beautiful scenery. Don't miss it

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Richardson, Texas
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Glad we stopped by, but would pass this up the next time. Way too crowded! I saw another bar way down the beach I wish we had gone to instead. Just as picturesque and much less crowded. Unfortunately for soggy dollar the captain on our boat had perfected the painkiller. Their signature drink was just average.

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Albany, New York
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I had a painkiller on at least 4 islands and at about 5 or 6 other places and this one is the best. Reasons to go here? The painkillers, the beach, not so much the food. We had dinner and all the food but 2 meals came out raw. Raw chicken, raw scallops, but the pork was awesome! It really... More 

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Coleshill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We spent an hour watching the US body builders trying to hook the ring on the board. my english rose went up and did it in 3 swings. US-0, GB-1

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The Painkiller is the signature drink on this beach and it all started here. Lunch is good, we really enjoyed our time here. Soggy Dollar has the second best gift shop on the island. Worth your time!

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Whiting, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

If you visit the BVI and don't go to the Soggy Dollar then you should not be allowed to come back. The beach, the bar the restaurant are required visits on Jost Van Dyke. Home of the original Pain Killer a treat for all.

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We have been sailing in the BVI for 10+ years now. Soggy Dollar was always my favorite and I still consider it the prettiest beach in all the places i have traveled. Unfortunately, this little kept secret is not a secret anymore and is always jammed with too many people. I sail the BVI to get away from the hustle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I was there with my sisters (5 of us). Soggy is a great place to party during the day! OR relax.. Good drinks, good food, good service. I think we went there every day we were in the island.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The home of the painkiller and also yumminess called the "mango madness". Nice view and location. Great drinksand great beach!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

definitely not the best place for the painkiller. Far better one is served at Myett's on. The Cane garden beach. We enjoyed the place otherwise,that is until a big group of drunk Checs arrived on the beach. (People from Checoslovakia). Lots of swearing.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sandcastle Hotel, White Bay | White Bay, Jost Van Dyke
  • Location: Caribbean  >  British Virgin Islands  >  Jost Van Dyke
  • Phone Number: 284 495 9888

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups

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