This was my 5th visit to the BEYC over the past 9 years, not including brief stays as a boater on a slip, and the more I see of the Virgin Islands the more I look forward to coming back here. It’s a nice combination of upscale and laid back and I noticed a number of improvements since my last visit in 2006.
Our bungalow on the hill was recently renovated-still casual but the bathroom was completely refinished with nice fixtures and tiles, as well as much improved lighting. You still have the playful feeling of being in a tree house, and the showers still feel open to the outdoors and have great views, only now you want to linger longer. This is great because if you are active you are showering at least twice a day.
The Pub has expanded with more seating and now has a pool table which is a nice feature. We played pool (pretty badly) with boaters on slips as well as other guests and it was a nice informal way to wind down the day.
Each time I have visited with small groups of friends, all with varying interests; some want to lay on a beach quietly and not see anyone for days, some want to go on daily snorkeling adventures, and others of us have a strong interest in sailing. Everybody always ends up happy. This year there seemed to be even more snorkeling trips to choose from, and the food seemed much improved; we all had very good food for seven nights in a row, most memorable was the Tuna and the Grouper as well as the steak straight from the grill.
To me the sailing opportunities here are more interesting than chartering a boat and sailing “bar to bar” in the Caribbean because you can always learn something from the staff as well as try the different boats available. I sailed their IC 24 sailboats almost daily and was sad to be leaving the day several new guests arrived and wanted to get a small group together to race these boats. We also chartered a 50-foot Beneteau with a captain one day for a private snorkeling excursion.
The interesting thing to me about the BEYC is that it’s like a small village; resort guests, boat guests, and a just a few day trippers populate the place, but its big enough that you can either feel like part of something or hole up quietly and stare at the beautiful surroundings. Like all places that call you back, I feel a kind of ownership about the resort, as if its there just for me. I think other people must feel this way as well; at the guest cocktail party on Monday night they introduced all the repeat guests; among those of us who were thrilled to be back was a couple who were there for their 23rd time, and another for their 11th.
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