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British Virgin Islands

Pink Beach House and The Hideaway

 
 
   
 
Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I come to your beach cottages on Cooper Island?  What are the best features?

Nearly constant year-round air and water temperatures.
Snorkeling right off the beach in protected, calm water.
Perfect diver’s home base with Sail Caribbean Divers located on the island.
Private dinghy dock with moorings available.
Incredible views of the Sir Francis Drake Channel and the surrounding islands.
Best sunsets in the Virgin Islands.
Private candle lit dinners on the porch.
900 feet of beach frontage with only two cottages on a nearly uninhabited island.
Simple living without the distraction of TV!
Private path to the Cooper Island Beach Club restaurant and bar. (Bring your flashlights!)
Serenity.

 

Can we arrange a dive or snorkeling trip?

Yes. Sail Caribbean Divers operates a dive shop on the island.  They have trips leaving Cooper everyday to various locations in the BVI.  If you don’t dive but would like to, there is  a resort course where they teach you in the morning on the Cooper Island beach and then take you on a shallow dive (to 30’) in the afternoon.  For those not interested in diving,  snorkeling trips are also available.  It is best to contact Sail Caribbean Divers prior to your trip for more information and reservations.  We have a link to their website.

 

Can we rent snorkel equipment or a kayak? 

Yes.  Sail Caribbean Divers operates a small dive shop on the island.  They rent kayaks (one with a glass bottom!), fishing equipment and snorkel equipment.  They will arrange dive and snorkel trips to other islands from Cooper.  They also sell water related gear and clothing.

 

Can we rent a boat?

Yes.  There are several companies that rent ribs and center consoles on both Tortola and Virgin Gorda.  A few will deliver the boat to Cooper Island.  Most are listed under the BVI info link on our website.  One that is not listed and we highly recommend is Simon Wood.  He rents 15’ and 22’ ribs from Prospect Point on Tortola.  He will deliver the boat for a fee.  (It is usually worth it!)  284 496-7935.

 

Can we dock a boat?

Yes.  We have a dinghy dock for small ribs.  You may need to raise the outboard a little.  At night, it is best to throw an anchor out to keep the boat from rubbing on the dock.  For slightly larger boats, 20-25’, there is a mooring with a chain 40 ft. straight off the end of the dock.  Note: Dock and mooring to be used at your risk.

 

Is there internet available?

The Cooper Island Beach Club has WI-FI at their facility for $10/day.

 

Do cell phones work?

If you want them to!  You may need to walk around a bit to get a signal, but most work.

 

What supplies are provided at the cottage?

We supply the following:  Linens, beach towels, bath towels, toilet paper, soap, first aid kit, all kitchen/cooking equipment, paper towels, foil, plastic wrap, salt and pepper, dish soap, candles, matches, flashlights, rechargeable iPod dock with FM radio, insect repellant.

 

What do we need to bring besides a swim suit and flip flops?

Groceries, drinking water (we have cistern water), herbs, spices, large zip-lock bags for food storage, Charcoal and lighter fluid for grill, sunscreen, toiletries, athletic shoes and long pants for hiking.

      PACK LIGHTLY, THE ISLAND IS CASUAL!

 

Can we get additional supplies while we are on Cooper Island?

Yes. The CIBC sells bottled water and operates a small boutique for sunscreen, t-shirts, gifts, etc.  There is a delivery service/boat named, “Deliverance” that caters to the yacht charters at anchor. (Black hulled runabout with lots of fenders!)    They dock at the CIBC dock around 12:30 everyday .  They sell baked goods, fruit, ice cream, beer, wine, etc.  If you need something special, you can request it and they will bring it the next day.  You can call them in the morning for afternoon delivery.