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Bitter End Yacht Club

Virgin Gorda, North Sound, Virgin Gorda

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.

Amenity highlights:

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.

Location

Virgin Gorda, North Sound, Virgin Gorda

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

  • Balcony
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Cribs (infant beds) available
  • Desk
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator
  • Rollaway beds
  • Voice mail
  • Wake-up calls
  • Welcome amenities
  • Window opens

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.

  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Babysitting/Childcare
  • Banquet facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Business services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Poolside bar

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.

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