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Bitter End Yacht Club
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Greetings from the Hotel General Manager
Welcome to the Bitter End Yacht Club, on the secluded shores of North Sound on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. Come ashore and experience a retreat where love of the water, family tradition, great friends, and the generous Caribbean spirit matter most. And, from Bitter End, see the best of the BVI! Enjoy excursions and activities organized by our staff using our own excursion boats, including the most memorable sunset sails on our 48 foot catamaran by day, and then savor a dinner of fish caught that morning, within sight and sound of the water. Wake up to the perfect view – all of our rooms come with stunning sea views – and do it all over again, pursuing your favorite watersport right from our mile of beachfront property.
What to Expect:
- What began as a family retreat has turned into a full-fledged resort destination. Guests will enjoy a picturesque island setting with stunning panoramic views, seaside accommodations and a myriad of water excursions from sailing to scuba diving and snorkeling.
- Bitter End boasts 2 white sand beaches for your swimming and sunbathing pleasure. An onsite pool and spa is also available for guests’ enjoyment. For movie fans, the resort’s own outdoor theater, the Sand Palace, screens 2 movies daily along with international news and sporting events being broadcast throughout the day.
JOHN O'POINT, NORTH SOUND
British Virgin Islands
- British Virgin Islands
Airport:Terrance Lettsome International Airport EIS
The Bitter End Yacht Club offers 85 guestrooms in 45 weathered-wood buildings on a rocky hillside overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Each villa building has two guestrooms and is accessible by steep wood-and-stone stairways and paths past rock formations and through dense flowering gardens.
- Estate House -
This recently redecorated two-bedroom cottage is a favorite of the Hokin Family - Bitter End's owners for 30 years! - and features the most stunning ocean and mountain views of any residence on Virgin Gorda. Beautifully designed with a spacious dining area and wet bar, and complete with two and a half bathrooms. The Master bedroom features one-King bed and the Guest bedroom features two-double beds. The Estate House can accommodate four adults and two children, with the addition of two rollaway. Enjoy the oversized screened in porch and Sea View balcony area with a barbecue grill. All situated on a flowering hillside overlooking the activity of the resort and North Sound, and easily accessible by taxi via paved driveway.
- Beachfront Villa -
Original Caribbean style rooms that provide an authentic island experience. Each one has breath taking panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and North Sound. Each is designed with wrap-around private verandas, large showers with sea views and relaxing hammocks just steps away from the beach.
- Premium Beachfront Villa -
A selection of the Beachfront Villas have further enhancements that set them apart: Air conditioning and the most idyllic location steps from the sand and most convenient to the activities and restaurants. Of course, all of the same features and amenities come with the Premium Beachfront Villas: wrap-around private verandas, large showers with sea views, relaxing hammocks and 180-degree views of the Atlantic Ocean and North Sound. Choose either King bed or two Twin beds.
- North Sound Suite -
These are oversized waterfront rooms with expansive balconies and vistas overlooking the North Sound and Caribbean Sea. These offer individually controlled air conditioning with spacious marble bathrooms attached to large private outdoor showers. Each suite is situated for maximum privacy and grouped in pairs for families or friends wishing to adjoin. They enjoy a shared footpath to the nearby beach, pool and English Carvery.
- Ceiling fan
- Coffee/tea maker
- Complimentary toiletries
- Cribs (infant beds) available
- Iron/ironing board
- Rollaway beds
- Voice mail
- Wake-up calls
- Welcome amenities
- Window opens
The Bitter End Yacht Club is fronted by a mile-long, gently curved shoreline with snorkeling spots offshore. Three beaches are furnished with cushioned, weathered-teak lounge chairs. Video movies, usually beginning with a children's selection, are shown nightly in an open-air theater. Complimentary children's arts-and-crafts activities are hosted in an open-air thatched-roof hut Monday-Friday.
The Spa at Bitter End offers aromatherapy massages, private yoga sessions on the beach, manicures, pedicures, facials, and herbal warps. Open for 12 hours a day, the spa features Decleor spa products, as well as locally available herbs including neem, aloe vera, coconut, and Henna (for tattoos). These products give each or the treatments and therapies a uniquely Caribbean feel. In-room spa services are also available.
- Airport transportation (surcharge)
- Audio-visual equipment
- Banquet facilities
- Business services
- Conference room(s)
- Currency exchange
- Fitness equipment
- Front desk (limited hours)
- Internet access in public areas - surcharge
- Marina on site
- Massage - treatment room(s)
- Meeting room(s) (small groups)
- Poolside bar
- Restaurant(s) in hotel
- Safe-deposit box - front desk
- Security guard
- Shopping on site
- Supervised child care/activities
- Swimming pool - outdoor
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Guests must show current government-issued proof of identity at the time of check-in.
Photo identification and credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
- Pets not allowed
- Resort fee charged at hotel/condo
- 3 PM
A complimentary cocktail party with appetizers is held on Monday nights for all guests.
Clubhouse Steak & Seafood GrilleThe Clubhouse menu features buffets and table service for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as cocktail service on the terrace all day and evening. Breakfast includes homemade pastries, eggs, pancakes, French toast and Belgian waffles. Lunch features a large selection of salads and cold cuts as well as fish sandwiches, hamburgers, and lobster cakes. Dinner features homemade soups, a salads, pasta, freshly caught fish and lobster, as well poultry and steaks.
The CarveryMonday night roast-meat-and-seafood buffet.
Almond WalkTuesday night West Indian buffet and live music in starlit, open-air setting near tropical almond trees.
The Clubhouse BarCocktails and tropical drinks.
Poolside BarVaried menu with specials including Lobster salad and curried salad. Open from 8 AM to 5 PM daily, with lunch service from 12:15 - 2 PM.
The PubFeaturing brick oven pizza, rum, beer, sandwiches, snack foods, and Winston Butler's dessert of the day. (Food not included in Full American Plan.) North Sound views, billiards, darts, foosball, and five flat-screen TVs. Open daily until late night.
Use of the resort's fleet of 100 watercraft is complimentary for guests staying on the Full American Plan. The fleet includes 11-foot Boston Whaler motorboats, Hobie single and double kayaks, Alden rowing shells, various types of windsurfers, and sailboats such as Hunter 216s, Rhodes 19s, Lasers, Barnett 1400s, Vanguard 15s, and Hobie Waves. Also complimentary are Sunday Regatta racing aboard Lasers and Rhodes 19s. Beginners' and children's sailing lessons are complimentary
Fees are charged for use of other vessels, including Bradley 22 powerboats, and an eight-passenger racing sailboat. Available excursions include day sails aboard Cosmic Warlord, deep-sea and fly fishing, glass-bottom boat tours; and day and sunset sails aboard the Paranda racing catamaran (fees charged). Scuba-diving lessons are offered at the resort, as are excursions to reefs and such wreck sites as the RMS Rhone (fees charged). Beginning through advanced sailing and windsurfing lessons are also available (fees charged).
Snorkeling is available off the resort's beaches. Use of fins is complimentary; snorkels and masks can be rented at the resort.
Hiking trails include a short walk to a bird-sanctuary salt pond and a climb across the resort's forested hill. Illuminated for after-dark running, a 220-yard jogging path includes 16 exercise stations and an open-air fitness center.
From a landing site at the resort, a helicopter service provides sightseeing tours of Virgin Gorda and nearby islands (fee charged). Parasailing is also available (fee charged).
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the Bitter End Yacht Club; fees may apply.
- Bird watching
- Boat launch
- Helicopter/airplane sightseeing
- Hiking/biking trails
- Horse riding/rental
- Motor boating
- Rowing or canoeing
- Running track/path
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