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Bubbly Pool, Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands

The Bubbly Pool is a small cove located on the northeast of Jost Van Dyke. Because of its orientation to the north and west, it would be completely exposed to large breaking waves if it weren’t for a line of large rocks that block the entrance to the inner cove. When a large waves comes rolling in, it steepens as the cove entrance narrows and then breaks over the line of tall rocks. The full power of the wave is broken and a rush of bubbling white water from the wave top enters the pool filling it with white, foaming, swirling jets of sea water–a natural Jacuzzi, so to speak!

To get to the Bubbly Pool, dock at Foxy’s Taboo at Diamond Cay on the East End of Jost Van Dyke. If you’re lucky, you’ll be met by a small local dog who’ll lead you there! From there, you’ll hike along the water’s edge until you reach the mangroves where the trail to the Bubbly Pool begins. You’ll go through the mangroves and then up a small rock face to a field of maran bush. If the pool is bubbling that day, you will hear the roar of the waves entering the pool from the trail as you approach the pool.

There’s no need to worry about an undertow or being dragged out to sea in the Bubbly Pool. You are perfectly safe (and contained) here. Its great fun for the whole family! The deepest area is about 5 feet.