Making a booking

1: Check availability and send booking information.

Please let us have the following information so that we can check availability and book you into Bethany. We like to have an idea of the people we will be welcoming. We are very different from a hotel!

NOTICE: NOTICE: Reception office hours are 10-12 and 14-17 Monday-Saturday. All bookings should come at least 24 hours in advance. On Sundays our Reception is closed. Check-in time is 14:00-18:00 Monday - Saturday. Check-out time before 11:30. Bethany will be closed for the Christmas Holiday 18-27 December 2018. 

Please e-mail with the following information. 

Bethany Booking Information

All guests please fill in Section One.  (Please copy and paste this into your e-mail and add the information)

Section One

  • Desired arrival date and departure date:
  • Arrival time (between 2-6 pm Mon – Sat):
  • Number of guests:
  • Names of adults and names (please indicate gender (male=M; female=F, marital status - M=Married, S=Single) + ages of teenagers + children ( under 18):
  • If you have young children, would you like a crib/ high chair/ booster seat?
  • Have any of you been to Bethany before? (how many will come for first time?)
  • If so, welcome back and please let us know the dates of your last visit:

For first time guests and those who last visited before January 2014 or want to add/amend details, please fill in Section Two. 

Section Two

  • Passport country/citizenship of each guest:
  • Country currently residing in:
  • Mobile/ cellphone number:
  • E-mail address:
  • Church or Christian organization you are part of:
  • Your role in the Church or Christian organization:
  • Purpose of your stay at Bethany:
  • Special dietary needs:
  • Anything else you would like to tell us?

2. Confirmation and welcome e-mail

Thank you for the information we requested. You should receive an e-mail from us in the next 2 working days.

Please contact if you do not hear back from us.

3. Packing

Bethany is a lovely 20 min walk, partly uphill, from Cheung Chau ferry pier. There are no passenger vehicles allowed on the island. We aim to lighten your load by providing much of what you need.We provide: Breakfast every day at 7:30-10:00 and Dinner at 18:00 sharp Monday – Saturday. Tea, coffee and drinking water. Bedding, linen and towels and hair dryer (but you do need to bring your own toiletries.)  Cribs, young children's plastic utensils, high chair, booster chair and baby bath. Lots of indoor and outdoor toys, games and some sports equipment. Beach towels and toys. Big selection of books and DVD’s. Guitars and keyboards. Computers and free wi-fi. Self-service laundry facilities including laundry powder. Guest Snack Shop and guest kitchenette or kitchen. Bethany has UK style 3-pin plugs (some adaptors can be bought from the Reception).

We suggest you use backpacks or luggage with good wheels. If for some reason you cannot travel light, or would like help with lots of luggage up the hill, we can sometimes organise luggage transport from the ferry at 150 HKD/trip. Please note freight vehicles may not drive during Sundays, Public Holidays or Saturday afternoons and their availability is limited. Please contact us at at least 2 days before you arrive.

4: Arrival

Please see the LOCATIONS section of the website for travel details to Bethany, including directions from the Cheung Chau ferry pier to Bethany for you to copy or print. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Bethany. Please note: Bethany Reception is open 10-12 and 14-17 Monday-Saturday. Please plan to check in at Bethany 14-18 Monday – Saturday. If your travel plans mean you will arrive at another time, please let us know when you book and we will do our best to make arrangements to meet your needs. We suggest, if you have the option, that you will arrive at HK airport before 14:00 because it takes about 2 hours from collecting your bags to arriving at Bethany. Please contact us (Call, SMS/ text message, WhatsApp or WeChat) on +852 9059 1012 when you are on the ferry over from Central so we can anticipate your arrival to Bethany. See ferry schedule and fares for getting to Cheung Chau.

We hope we can welcome you to the western style communal dinner which is served at 18:00 sharp Monday – Saturday. It may help your travel plans to know that, if you want to join us for dinner, the last ferries to catch are: A) The 16:15 slow ferry that arrives in Cheung Chau at 17:10. This will ensure enough time for arrival at Bethany and to settle into your room before dinner at 18:00. B) The last ferry which makes is possible for you to have dinner at Bethany is the 16:45 pm fast ferry from Central Pier 5 which arrives in Cheung Chau at 17:20. (NO DINNER IS AVAILABLE AT BETHANY AFTER 18:00)

Breakfast is laid out between 7:30 – 10:00 each morning. We do not prepare lunch as standard as we find that guests often spend the daytime outside of Bethany, but we can provide a lunch for you on request (HKD 60/lunch), provided this is arranged at least 24 hours in advance. Our staff mostly has Sundays off so we are afraid we cannot provide dinner on Sundays. There are many options for eating in Cheung Chau. To help our staff to service rooms, we ask guests to vacate their rooms by 11:30am on the day of departure, although you are welcome to stay around and make use of the shared facilities until you are ready to leave.