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Virgin Gorda

Bitter End Yacht Club

Bitter End Yacht Club, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands, vacationist

Photo: Courtesy of the Bitter End Yacht Club

North Sound
Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
TEL: (312) 506-6205
TEL: (800) 872-2392

Christopher Columbus once thought Virgin Gorda resembled a supine lady from afar, but the similarities end there: this spot in the British Virgin Islands isn’t the place for spending all day flat on a beach towel. At the family-owned Bitter End Yacht Club (one of the first hotels on the island), Boston Whaler motorboats are at the ready for island explorers—a 40-minute ride will bring you to several lush, sparsely inhabited islands, including Salt Island, which is home to a 19th-century shipwreck. Back at the hotel, which dates to the 1970s, trade winds cool the 85 West Indian–style rooms (most with unobstructed views of the water) and keep the accredited sailing school filled with adventure types practicing for keelboat certification. Three years ago, the resort underwent a multimillion dollar renovation, and this summer, it will unveil a brand-new marina large enough to accommodate 18 yachts for travelers arriving by sea.

Room to Book:

Rooms at Bitter End are designed as luxury treehouses. The most unique are the Beachfront suites, which were styled by Polish fashion designer Barbara Hulaniki. Hammocks sway in the corners of wide wraparound decks.

Insider Tip:

Take a dingy out to Prickly Pear, a national park where you'll find a windswept secret beach as well as a secluded bar called the Sand Box.

Amenities

Open / Closes
  • Adjoining Rooms
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • All-Inclusive
  • Beach Resort
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Included
  • Childcare
  • Celeb-Spotting
  • Family Friendly
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Gay Friendly
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Island Resort
  • Kids' Programs
  • Laundry Service
  • Meal Plan
  • Meeting Room
  • Maid Service
  • Spa
  • Seasonal
  • Turndown
  • Tennis
  • WiFi
  • Water Sports

Cash Only: 1

Number of Rooms: 85

Number of Suites: 38

Number of Restaurants: 3

Number of Bars: 3

Year Opened: 1975

Other:

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