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“Genuine” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gertrudes Beach BAr

Gertrudes Beach BAr
White bay, Jost Van Dyke
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Cuisines: Caribbean
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Cleveland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Genuine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Pour your own drinks as strong as you like. Cold Carib. Scrumptious food. Gertrude and Olga smilin's away. One of the friendliest places you'll ever see on one of the world's best beaches.

I chuckled at the mob down at the Soggy Dollar while were limin at Gertrudes.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Park City, Utah
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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Local Style!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Great Local Vibe! The food is fantastic and a great location on White Bay, Jost van Dyke, BVI!

Visited May 2012
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TN
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Make your own!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

I love Gertrude's. If you aren't staying at the Sandcastle, Gertrude will let you use her beach chairs if you buy a drink or two. She has a great bar where you order, she brings you an empty glass and all the bottles you need to make your drink. You then pour your own! Great fun.

Visited May 2012
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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Gertrude looked after us when nobody else would!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

Some years ago now we spent some time in the Soggy Dollar. In those days it was the only bar on White Bay. I will never forget sitting at the bar while the barman just carried on reading his newspaper and sucking his teeth. After 5 or 10 minutes or so I was driven to ask "What does one have to do to get a drink round here" to be met with "Hey man, you're in de islands now, any more of that and you be sent home for speedin"! Eventually we got a (few) pain killer(s).

Keen to revisit the experience we returned, by yacht, a few years ago. Oh dear.

It was some kind of holiday in the US and the island had been full all day. The last power boats were leaving as we arrived. We were hungry and, full of expectation, took our dinghy to the beach. We headed for the Soggy Dollar only to be told, in dismissive terms, that it was late and they were not prepared to serve us with food. We left and walked up the beach where we came across Gertrudes. What a difference!

Gertrude and her staff were packing up to go home after a busy day. We asked what were the prospects of something to eat. Gertrude told us there wasn't much left but she would do what she could. A couple of drinks and a little while later Gertrude served us with a fabulous meal and wine. It didn't seem to matter to them at all how late it was or how tired they were. All they wanted to do was ensure we left as happy customers.

If ever we return to Jost Van Dyke it will be to Gertrudes not the Soggy Dollar although, it has to be said, Ivan's comes a close second.

Our last visit was some years ago but tripadvisor only produces options of recent dates!

Visited May 2011
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new jersey
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“there is only one gertrude”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

after you have one drink at the soggy dollar bar continue walking down the beach at white bay and stop at gertrudes, we have been there every time we come to white bay. gertrude lets you make your own drinks and put in as much rum as you want, the best pain killers period. the food was good too, had lunch very freindly place looking forward to going back.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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