The Bitter End Yacht Club
The Bitter End Yacht Club’s Resort has the most comprehensive watersports program for guests in the Caribbean. The perfectly sized harbor is large enough to host serious sailing regattas for pros, yet not so big that beginner sailors cannot still safely fine-tune their skills on the water.
Situated at the “Bitter End” of the island Virgin Gorda, this remote, car-free destination is so safe that room keys are not required, and it is only reachable by boat. Guests spend their time swinging in hammocks on the private porches of their rustic, but upmarket tree-house accommodations while being completely “unplugged” for a few days. However, for those who need to stay connected to the outside world, WiFi is available at The Crawl Pub and The Almond Walk Terrace. The resort never seems crowded, even when fully booked during the holidays. This is largely due to the abundance of excursions (included in the daily room rate) where guests leave the property for visits to local reefs for snorkeling, or even fantastic spots like the scarcely populated Anegada Island for a local lobster lunch at the famous Big Bamboo Bar in Loblolly Bay.
While this resort is one of the more expensive spots to vacation in the BVI, more budget-friendly options do exist. Why not charter a sailboat and live onboard? Pick up a mooring rental at The Bitter End for $35 per night, which includes free dingy dock space when you come ashore. This allows you to enjoy the property by day with special excursion packages that will save you big bucks, while also giving you the freedom to visit other islands at your own pace.
Photography Courtesy The Bitter End Yacht Club
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