Bubbly Pool, Jost Van Dyke
Located northeast of Jost Van Dyke is a small and quaint cove known locally as the Bubbly Pool. It’s orientation to the north and west completely exposes it to huge breaking waves. Fortunately, for the benefit of the tourists, a line of large rocks block the entrance of the mammoth swells to the inner cove. The waves steepen as they roll inside the cove’s narrowing passage and breaks over the line of tall rocks. The full power of the wave forms into a bubbling white water that comes rushing in to fill the pool with swirling jets of foamy sea water–a natural Jacuzzi, so to speak.
You can access Bubbly Pool by docking at Foxy’s Taboo at Diamond Cay on the East End of Jost Van Dyke. Prepare to hike! If you’re lucky, you’ll be guided by a small local dog who’ll “tail-waggingly” lead you there! It’s a short hike to the north along the water’s edge until you reach the mangroves. Since you’re hiking, be sure to bring shoes with you. Go through the mangroves and then up a small rock face and into field of Maran bush. If the pool is at full bubble, you’ll hear the roar of the waves entering it from the trail as you approach.
The rocks keep you protected inside the pool so there’s no need to worry about an undertow or being dragged out to the Caribbean sea. With the deepest area of about 5 feet, it’s a guaranteed fun for the whole family! Just grab a drink with some friends and relax in the Bubbly Pool.