I was traveling back to the BVI's and could stay on a few islands of choice. I chose Jost Van Dyke for its beauty and ease with children. My daughters are 10 and 7 and had a ball!
They could safely go the few steps to the beach and play in the see-through gorgeous water all day if we let them! They hunted for shells and small snails, they could snorkel right off our beach and the adults could go out to the point for great snorkeling a little farther. My days consisted of waking to beautiful weather everyday (one afternoon shower for 20 minutes or so b/c it was August), lounging on the beach and listening to tunes streaming from The Pink House with a cocktail in hand, walks over to Ivan's Stress-Free bar or Soggy Dollar for the flying fish sandwich for lunch, back to the Pink House beach all afternoon for more sun and fun, then finally a great dinner cooked either at the Pink House (SUNSETS ARE AMAZING THERE!) or out and about with the locals...It is paradise in a stress-free place...No need for a hair dryer or fancy clothes or lots of luggage. Bring your camera! The locals are great. Frankie and Lydia that took care of the Pink House were welcoming and had numbers and names of places to go. Consider taking a boat around to the other islands for a day trip- the adults and kids loved snorkeling and exploring other places as well, each unique...I am set to go back in 2011 and can't wait...I am bringing carry-ons only, no big suitcase, plenty of bathing suits, bug spray, tanning lotion, camera, a journal to write about this amazing place and its 180 or so people on the island, and cash for taxis. (not many needed, but you might want to travel to the other side of the island) My 7 year old has already asked when we can go back! Thanks Pink House for so many wonderful memories!
Went in Summer 2009 with friends and it was paradise. Splitting the Pink House 6 ways for 1 week was about $700/person (then about another $700 for airfare). It was pure paradise. Our beach was 99% private - there's one other house that can use it but rarely did during our stay. The best part was that a short five minute walk over a hill and you were at party central! But our side of the hill was quiet and peaceful.
The facility itself was fine - it's hot and buggy - so don't forget lots of bug spray. 1 room had an ac unit the other two just had ceiling fans and in August - that's hot. Buying food & drinks is expensive on the island - so pack a suitcase with dry goods - much cheaper! (Pasta, drink mixes, crackers, anything non-perishable) The restaurants on Jost weren't that great so this was nice because we could cook our own meals. You have to buy groceries on Tortola and bring them over on the ferry though - so plan for that.
Really the island is the selling point - it's paradise. The Pink House was great though - there's a huge deck, nearly private beach and everything you need. We had a fantastic trip!
And don't forget to get a Painkiller at the Soggy Dollar Bar!
Also - the internet is mediocre at best - but if you're here - shut off your computer and enjoy the beach! Also - there are lots of kitties roaming around - we had 4 tiny visitors that hung around as well as random dogs that would stop by from time to time.
We were married on the beach in front of The Pink House on November 6, 2008. Four friends joined us for most of the week we stayed there, and we found the accommodations to be more than adequate. Plenty of "together" space (the 2 decks and the beach), while allowing each couple to have privacy as well. Snorkeling right from the beach was fantastic. It was great to be able to cook meals together and the ice machine, grill, and stereo were put to great use, as well!
The view is pure paradise. The sunsets every night from the lower deck (or anywhere at the house or beach, really) were unbelievable. We have many memories and pictures of this incredible trip, and before we left we already planned to spend our 5 year anniversary back there (if we can wait that long!).
The closet near the downstairs bedroom had snorkel equipment and floats and the like (although I had brought my own mask and snorkel). We even left a blow up palm tree for the next guests to float around with! The outside shower was not working during our stay (it was okay for the first 2 days, but then got clogged up), but we managed just fine.
Wandering down the beach late afternoons for a stop at the Soggy Dollar and One Love (among others) was a favorite past time, also. We ended up having our reception at Once Love and enjoyed Pinky's famous ribs for a nice dinner that night. I recommend eating there at least once!
Let me know if you have any specific questions. I highly recommend a stay at The Pink House! You will not be disappointed!
We had the wonderful experience of recently staying at the Pink House. This truly is a special place prominently positioned on the most beautiful beach that I've ever seen. The house was very clean and tastefully decorated in typical Caribbean flare. Lydia, our caretaker, had the house ready for our arrival and Franky, the property manager, was invaluable during our stay. Incredible snorkling is located directly in front of the house and beach bars are a close walking distance. Our kids had a blast and called it "Disney in Paradise". We have memories to last a lifetime and can't wait to get back!
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