As a well-established resort on the Caribbean sailing map and regular host of events, life at Bitter End revolves around the water, whether you like active days or prefer to kick back in your hammock to the sound of the waves.
One of Virgin Gorda's first hotels, Bitter End Yacht Club opened in the 1970s and has since built up a reputation as one of the top sailing resorts in the British Virgin Islands. The excellent sailing school provides lessons for guests of all abilities, and there is a large fleet of over 100 sailing vessels - from hobie crafts and kayaks to keelboats and fully fledged yachts. Away from the water, the hospitality does the Caribbean proud, and there is a long list of things to do that will keep anyone happy - including children. If, on the other hand, you prefer to do absolutely nothing at all, there aren't many more beautiful settings in which to do it.
The accommodation at Bitter End includes 85 cottages, suites and houses. All are built of teakwood, with doors and windows that allow the trade winds to provide a welcome breeze. The Beachfront Cottages lie steps from the sand, with sea-view showers and wrap-around porches for beautiful sea views. Gardenview Cottages are known for their tranquillity - nestled amongst the greenery with decks providing views over the gardens and sea beyond. North Sand Suites are located at the far end of the resort, high above the sand and palm-shaded pool beneath and with panoramic sea views. The Estate House is larger and can accommodate six people, with two bedrooms and additional living space overlooking the anchorage of North Sound.
FOR WEDDINGS & HONEYMOONS
A particularly flexible approach makes BEYC a good choice for weddings whether you are planning an intimate celebration or a large gathering for up to 160 people. The entire island can also be booked with 250 staff if you prefer. The team is experienced in organising events and can take care of everything from photography to floristry. Ceremonies can be organised in a variety of locations - deserted beaches, a gazebo on stilts over the sea, or while enjoying a sunset cruise to name just a few.
- Bitter End Club Fleet with over 100 vessels of various types
- Sailing school offering a wide variety of programmes
- Studios for jerobics and yoga classes
- Freshwater pool
OUT & ABOUT
- Excursions by yacht to explore islands and atolls
- Snorkelling and diving with qualified instructors
- Guided trail hiking
- Watersports including wind-surfing and kiteboarding
- Various fishing excursions
WINE & DINE
- Steak and seafood grills at Clubhouse
- Varied gourmet buffets and live music at Almond Walk
- Drinks and pizza at The Crawl Pub
- Tailor-made private dinners on the beach
- Light lunches at Poolside Bar