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Hi Again -No umbrellas for rent in January 08, just lounge chairs ($5 for the day). Lots of shade. You ca easily sit in the shade while your partner suns....that what we did The shade is not on the left, it's on your right when you are looking a the water. On your left is the better area for snorkeling. Lots of pictures posted on Brewers Bay. Look at the thread about "Pyrate" and finding a "beach similar to Brewers Bay" in this forum...you'll see what we mean about the trees shading along the beach.
Would you agree that Brewer's Bay would be less crowded than Cane?
Someone posted that BB also has chair rentals but no umbrellas, but that there is alot of natural shade on the left side..Do you know if this is true?
Jan,The bathroom is what I call "Caribbean rustic" but it was clean....Nicole's has a sign asking that people put their tp in the rubbish container and not flush it....maybe he was having problems at another time with too much paper and poor drainage or something sparking those reports. I will say by the end of the day the floor of the bathroom was slippery and wet sand "muddied". Can't expect the guy to stop selling those to die for pina coladas to mop the floor can you??? Your on vacation! Rinse your feet off when you come out of the bathroom if the floor is wet.
I read on tripadvisor that the bathroom facilities at Nicole's Bar are disgusting and that is the only choice.
I think you know very well what I meant by suggesting you consider another island. It was meant as simple advice, if you're that "spoiled" then Tortola may not be for you, that's all.I second the relaxing day on the ship idea. This is an easy port to get off and on the ship. You could visit the little shops at port and then back on ship, maybe a treatment or two at the spa and a drink of the day, one or more. I've seen the toilets on the ship around the pool on sea days that certainly needed "attention", but you can always flush your paper.
You could take this as a relaxing day aboard the ship without the crowds.
Jan,I hate to see this happen! Sad to say that being a tourist with rude behavior seem to be something Americans are known for internationally.
There is growing sentiment amongst the residents of the BVI to severly reduce or cut out the cruise ships entirely due to some of these problems. They existed quite well befor the ships came and will continue to do so if they ever stop.