If you are choosing to stay at the Perfect Pineapple, then it is almost certainly because of its proximity to White Bay. In that regard, it is perfect. We stayed in the stand-alone one-bedroom guest house (which is part-way up their little hill) and we were about a 2-3 minute walk to the beach. Which is UNBELIEVABLY PERFECT. Now that I've been to White Bay, I'm actually quite sure I'll never want to go anywhere else on vacation. The accommodations themselves, though, are...adequate, fine, etc... If you do not have expecations of luxury accommodations (which I didn't) then you won't be disappointed. But I think it's important to know what you're signing up for when you book a stay here. There is a little sitting room, a small kitchen area (with fridge, sink, a couple of burners), a bathroom and an air conditioned bedroom. It is all kept clean, but it is a bit worn and definitely, basic. I would also highly recommend bringing in some basic groceries with you (coffee, water, snacks, etc... and maybe things to make one or two meals). It can get pricy to eat out all the time, particularly for dinner as the restauarants on the beach all do high-end, high-price dinners (no place to get a quick and cheap burger after, say, 4 p.m.).
As for the hosts, Greg and Hilda, they were...fine. We had no problems with them at all but I can't say I found them to be particularly accommodating the way other reviewers had suggested. While they weren't rude, I wouldn't say they were terribly welcoming or helpful. They would answer our questions, of course, but often with one-word answers or with answers that I felt were, maybe, incomplete. I'll just say they weren't terribly forthcoming with information and not really the most engaging conversationalists. Oh well, no harm done, but a reason to do your research about the island ahead of time so that you're not relying on the help of your hosts when you arrive.
All in all, we had a fabulous stay on White Bay. To be entirely honest, though, I'd have to give most of the credit for that to the beach and the bay, itself, rather than to the Perfect Pineapple.
- Also Known As:
- Perfect Pineapple Guest Houses Hotel Jost Van Dyke
- Perfect Pineapple Guest Houses Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands