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Bitter End Yacht Club

Virgin Gorda, North Sound, Virgin Gorda, VG
Classic Preferred Hotel

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Bitter End Yacht Club

OVERVIEW

Hotel Overview

Harborside haven
Accessible only by boat, this Virgin Gorda resort faces a long, gently curved beach and a protected, deep-water harbor; the picture-perfect Baths are 11 km (7 miles) away via water taxi.
Ocean-view verandas
All 85 accommodations at the Bitter End Yacht Club(newly renovated beachfront villas) have verandas, ceiling fans, hammocks or lounges, and spectacular views.
Complimentary boating
Use of Bitter End's 100 watercraft, regatta racing on Sundays, introductory sailing lessons, and Monday night cocktail parties are all inclusive for guests staying on the Full American Plan. All watersports activities and fleet of boats are available for an additional fee for guests staying on the Bed & Breakfast plan.

Know Before You Go

  • Guests must transfer via boat to the property. Guests must contact the property at least 24 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking.
  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 5 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 80.00 per person (roundtrip)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: USD 40.00 (roundtrip), (from 6 to 12 years old)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

What to expect:

  • Guests must transfer via boat to the property. Guests must contact the property at least 24 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking.
  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 5 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Location

Virgin Gorda, North Sound, Virgin Gorda, VG

Airport:

EIS - Terrance Lettsome International Airport

ROOMS

Overview

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.

Amenities

  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • In-room safe
  • Balcony
  • Ceiling fan
  • Desk
  • Shower only
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Rollaway/extra beds (free)

DETAILS

Property Amenities

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.

  • Bar/lounge
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Outdoor pool
  • Supervised childcare/activities
  • Concierge services
  • Shopping on site
  • Total number of rooms - 47
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
  • Poolside bar
  • Free breakfast
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Marina on site
  • Free WiFi
  • Year Built 1975
  • Number of restaurants - 2
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station
  • Luggage storage
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Free beach cabanas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's club (free)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)

Policies

Know Before You Go

  • Guests must transfer via boat to the property. Guests must contact the property at least 24 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking.
  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 5 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 80.00 per person (roundtrip)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: USD 40.00 (roundtrip), (from 6 to 12 years old)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Dining

A complimentary cocktail party with appetizers is held on Monday nights for all guests.
Clubhouse Steak & Seafood Grille
The 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 Carvery
Monday night roast-meat-and-seafood buffet.
Almond Walk
Tuesday night West Indian buffet and live music in starlit, open-air setting near tropical almond trees.
The Clubhouse Bar
Cocktails and tropical drinks.
Poolside Bar
Varied 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 Pub
Featuring 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.

Recreation

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 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). Sailing and windsurfing lessons from beginner up to advanced level 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.

Bitter End kiteboarding on Eustatia Sound and North Sound features steady tradewinds, great launching beaches, and a variety of surface conditions ranging from flat water, to moderate chop. Sharpen your skills or learn to kite at Bitter End's in-house Carib Kiteboarding School - the only Kiteboarding School in the BVI.

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 hotel; fees may apply.

  • Bird watching
  • Boat launch
  • Fishing
  • Helicopter/airplane sightseeing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/rental
  • Motor boating
  • Parasailing
  • Rowing or canoeing
  • Running track/path
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Windsurfing