The Bitter End Yacht Club is set to reopen for the first time since 2017 after Hurricane Irma destroyed the nautical-themed resort located in the British Virgin Islands.
Bitter End is a world-renowned watersports playground beloved for its decades-long celebration of the sea and adventure. After four years of rebuilding from the ground up, the resort is ready to welcome guests again.
The 64-acre island outpost that is located in Virgin Gorda is now outfitted with overwater Marina Lofts. The overwater bungalows will be the first in the British Virgin Islands, meaning visitors don’t have to fly to the Maldives to get the overwater experience.
The British Virgin Islands has long been a sailor’s paradise, and the return of the Bitter End Yacht Club is an exciting prospect for yachters and travelers to enjoy all there is on offer for water enthusiasts.
Bitter End Resort
The family-friendly resort was founded in 1969 and is owned by the Hokin family. The final island outpost of the Caribbean is only accessible by boat, making it a favorite amongst sailors and yachting enthusiasts.
The seaside resort is named after its secluded location at the intersection of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. This area is also known as the “end of the line.”
There are 70 mooring balls and 25 marina slips for yacht charters and non-hotel guests to dock their boats. Visitors can head to the Bitter End Village to find their sea legs and find something good to eat.
The Quarterdeck Marina is at the main plaza, where the guest at the resort will check in. The building is a newly constructed two-story open-air venue with an ocean-facing lounging area upstairs and a wraparound terrace.
There are several newly built buildings at the resort. The Marina Lofts are located over the water and offer luxury stays and incredible views. In addition to the newly built bungalows, the resort also has two waterfront bungalows. There are ten more bungalows scheduled for building.
The bungalows are inspired by vintage sail lofts and are handmade from timber. The accommodations feature a daybed on the first-floor lounge and a master suite on the second floor with a kingsize bed.
The bath amenities are all Eco-friendly. The hammock is perfect for catching sun rays on the private terrace on both floors. The panoramic views of the North Sound make the bungalows a perfect destination.
Entertainment and Restaurants
The waterfront plaza also is home to the Clubhouse Restaurant, a water sports center, and the Reeftique Boutique.
The Clubhouse Restaurant offers a casual pizza and wine dining experience for visitors. The resort has salvaged a wrecked ship from Hurricane Irma and transformed it into a unique beach bar for guests to enjoy.
Bitter End offers five dining options, with the Bitter End Market supplying prepared food, fresh seafood, snacks, and provisions for long sea voyages.
Since its reopening, the resort has a new selection of water toys, with Hobi waves, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, kite boards, and sailboats.
Owner Lauren Hokin says, “Its beach, seawall, and plaza are dotted with seating areas designed for settling down with a cold drink and conversation, a favorite book, or simply taking in the beautiful expanse of North Sound.” Sounds like the perfect spot to enjoy a Caribbean getaway.
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