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Gertrudes Beach BAr

Certificate of Excellence
Caribbean, Bar
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White bay, VG1160, Jost Van Dyke
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London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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93 reviews
47 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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569 reviews
371 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 319 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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135 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
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

I ordered the Shrimp Roti by mistake, but SO glad I did. It was by far the best dish of our vacation. The juicy, plentiful shrimp accompanied by a nice curry sauce and whatever goodness they baked in there. It was incredible! I was also pleasantly surprised when I was told to make my own "painkiller" drink. Don't know why,... More 

Thank Bo L
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

My son and I spent 3 days on JVD and enjoyed lunch at Gertrude's each day. We liked the roti and fish burgers in particular. If you are lucky, Toya will be there and will provide you with excellent service. She is also very helpful with questions.

Thank John B

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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
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, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: White bay, VG1160, Jost Van Dyke
  • Location: Caribbean  >  British Virgin Islands  >  Jost Van Dyke
  • Phone Number: 12844959104

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