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Gertrudes Beach BAr

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Bar, Pub
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White bay, Jost Van Dyke
+1 284-495-9104
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Schwaig bei Nuernberg, Germany
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't expect too much for a restaurant that doesn't rely on repeat business. The beach is beautiful but crawling with tourists so Gertrude and her staff don't have to make too much of an effort. We ordered the squid rings. They were good but expensive. To be fair everything on White Bay is good but expensive.

Thank Nigrita6
Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Limited menu, overpriced, poor service and poor quality food. Table was wiped with disinfectant before we had left the table! Gertrude could not even be bothered to make the drinks and plonked the bottle of gin on the bar.... Very clever as she then charged a fortune for a gin and tonic after we made it for ourselves. Have a... More 

Thank Hooch888
London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Hired a sunbed for $5 at this bar which is right on the beautiful beach. The bar has a very laid back approach and even allows you to mix your own rum punch to the strength you want. Rest rooms surprisingly nice. We had a good fun day here.

Thank Pipsmum999
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Great service in helping decide on which tropical beverage to make. Plays music conducive to dance party on the beach! Not ideal for small children due to lyrics. Careful not to overdue in the sun as time will get away from you!

Thank Donna E
Kansas City, Missouri
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We stopped by as part of an excursion trip to the BVIs. We had a painkiller next door at the Soggy Dollar like every other tourist, but then thought we would "share the love" by going to Gertrudes. There were 4 or 5 people sitting at a table when we walked inside having a casual conversation and no one behind... More 

Thank Larry_Huze
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Service will be on island time, but well worth the wait. Make yourself a Painkiller and enjoy the scenery. Highly recommend the fish sandwich. Cannot wait to return. Not sure how you could have a bad day on Jost Van Dyke in White Bay.

Thank David B
Wilmington, North Carolina
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96 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

This place is situated on one of the world's most beautiful beaches. I stopped in and ordered a drink, and was given a cup of ice along with liquor and juices, and told to pour it myself! I immediately knew I love with this place. Gertrude is a sweet woman, and my wife and I enjoyed spending time with her.... More 

Thank Mike B
Gordon, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Saccarine Sweet and Blossom Soft with Rapture Eyes and Soothing Voice. Colorful and joyful. Dreamy. Sit with Gertrude for an afternoon. Enjoy her rum as strong as you like you will pour it yourself. Good conversation with a stiff drink. It's heaven on earth. Simple and beautiful.

1 Thank John H
Bend, Oregon
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580 reviews
382 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 321 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

Gertrudes was highly recommended to us by a long time Jost Van Dyke Traveler and it didn't disappoint. They make great drinks including an ahmazing Painkiller and have less crowds than other places on the beach. Worth a stop to compare and enjoy great service and lovely people.

Thank Chowa-Rides-Again
Houston, Texas
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136 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to stop in for a Bushwacker and a gorgeous view of the ocean. Great drinks served with a smile. It is neat, clean and has free wifi. Can't beat that

Thank Bill F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: White bay, Jost Van Dyke
  • Location: Caribbean  >  British Virgin Islands  >  Jost Van Dyke
  • Phone Number: +1 284-495-9104

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?