Bitter End Yacht Club

Bitter End Yacht Club

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4.5
#1 of 1 resort in North Sound
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Cleanliness
4.4
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4.4
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Bitter End Yacht Club is a family-owned island outpost known for its historical charm and is accessible only by sea, attracting travelers and yachting enthusiasts from around the globe for over 50 years. Located on the protected waters of North Sound on the perennially top ranked Caribbean Island of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands, the quintessential destination is a sailing and watersports mecca, thanks to its near perfect year-round sailing conditions, eternal sunshine, and crystal-blue waters. Known for its casual, communal atmosphere and robust activity programs, Bitter End is a favorite destination for couples, families, and groups, many of whom return year-after-year. Laid low in 2017’s Hurricane Irma, the iconic resort rebounded with a historic reopening in December, 2021. Bitter End's Marina Lofts are the BVI's only over the water bungalows. Cantilevered over the Caribbean Sea, the Marina Lofts are built for those who desire to sleep at the water’s edge. Vintage sail lofts inspire these maritime hideaways, blending seamlessly with their surroundings; lofts are tailor-made for those who are called to the sea. Remaining true to Bitter End’s heritage, the lofts are built with sustainable, organic materials. Interiors are intentionally simple and open to the environment, filled with the sights and sounds of the sea. The two-story, timber-clad lofts offer unparalleled panoramic views of the North Sound from private terraces on both the first and second floors. Tie up your kayak, paddleboard, or whaler right to your private dock before stepping inside your blissful, eco-friendly escape, with each loft enjoying cooling sea breezes thanks to steady trade winds. With the largest marina in the BVI, a world-renowned Club Fleet and watersports program, Bitter End Yacht Club is a haven for boaters and watersports enthusiasts from around the globe. The Quarterdeck Marina boasts 26 slips and 70 mooring balls. In addition to the marina, the Bitter End welcomes guests to a vibrant nautical village. With multiple shops, restaurants, bars, a gourmet market for provisioning and a mile of shoreline, Bitter End Yacht Club is one of the most popular ports of call in the Caribbean.
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Property amenities
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Concierge
Internet
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Poolside bar
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Charming

Location

N Sound Rd, VG1150 Virgin Gorda
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Alex C wrote a review Apr 2024
Hotel's Favorite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent seceral incredible nights at the Bitter End Yacht Club in North Sound, and I can’t recommend it enough – it’s a real game-changer! 🌟⛵️ From the breathtaking views to the welcoming vibe, everything about this place is magical. Right from our approach, the dock hands were super helpful, providing clear instructions for an easy docking experience. The ample maneuvering space is a big plus, making the docking process seamless.

Our culinary journey here started with mouth-watering conch fritters, heavenly pizza, and perfectly spicy and sticky chicken wings. 🍕🍗 My friends had the pork and mahi mahi tacos. They were blown away, saying it was the best meal of our trip so far! 🌮🐟 But what truly sets the Bitter End apart is the incredible staff. Their warmth and efficiency made our stay truly unforgettable.

Though we’ve enjoyed our time at Scrub Island Resort marina in the past, the Bitter End Yacht Club has now taken the top spot on our list. Not only is it more economical, but the ease of docking, combined with the exceptional service, makes it our preferred choice.

IFor anyone navigating through North Sound, the Bitter End Yacht Club isn’t just a stopover; it’s a destination that feels like home – if home were a slice of paradise. 🌊🛥️ #BitterEndYachtClub #SailingLife #CulinaryAdventure
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Date of stay: March 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Nigel B wrote a review Feb 2024
Chipping Ongar, United Kingdom
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
During our 8 night sailing trip around the BVI aboard two 46ft monohull yachts, 8 friends and I booked 2 slips at Bitter End Yacht Club. Booking was easy via email and was followed up with secure dockage agreements for payment. There are many bookable balls at BEYC but we were delighted that we booked slips. The dockmaster was very helpful with our docking and we were quickly free to explore the paradise that is BEYC.
This really is a beautiful place in a perfect location with great views and facilities. The staff were all friendly and helpful and seemed happy in their work and keen to provide the highest standard of customer experience. We enjoyed the beach and swimming in the sea then buying gifts in the excellent boutique. Unfortunately, the queue for showers meant we never got to enjoy these but fortunately we had on board facilities.
We had delicious pizzas for dinner in the Buoy Room at an outdoor table overlooking the water watching the sunset and wished at that point we had booked a two night stay! After dinner, the music started and the talented DJ/singer got everyone on the floor dancing to a great mix of songs. This rounded off a perfect day.
Thank you to all at BEYC for our wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Book a slip if sailing. Great pizzas at the Buoy Room Stay 2 nights if you can.
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Response from Ellinor Donlan, Marketing at Bitter End Yacht Club
Responded Mar 22, 2024
Thank you for choosing Bitter End Yacht Club for your flotilla! We are thrilled to hear that you had such a wonderful experience with us. Your kind words about our incredible team are greatly appreciated, we strive to make each guest feel like family. It was a pleasure having you, and we hope to welcome you back soon for another memorable stay. Fair Winds & Following Seas from the BEYC crew!
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Alexander D wrote a review May 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
BEYC is officially back!!!! The entire team has done an absolutely amazing job reopening this iconic Caribbean destination. The setting is absolutely lovely, the Marina is the best in the BVI for charter guests (comfort and location, quality of dock and services, and staff friendliness and responsiveness). Also, the shower facilities are awesome!! Everyone knows how nice it is to get off the boat for one proper shower during your week vacation and BEYC has multiple private shower stalls. The food at the restaurants is awesome (pizza is amazing as ever, but I also love the Mahi Mahi tacos) and the provisioning store is very well appointed. Don’t forget to check out Sunchaser Scuba for an epic dive and BEYC Watersports for a Hobie Cat Beer Can Regatta or wingfoiling lesson!!
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Alyssa Brockbank, Marketing at Bitter End Yacht Club
Responded May 25, 2023
Hi Alexander, Thank you so much for stopping by! You certainly found our most popular activities between diving, regattas, and land showers! We hope that we can welcome you ashore again soon. Until then...fair winds and following seas, The Bitter End Crew
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Interspace wrote a review Mar 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I am enamored with BEYC. We were bareboating and stayed in the bay on our boat, and went there for dinner, drinks and to get some groceries. As always, the food is delicious, I had lobster and it was cooked to perfection. The beachfront and bay is beautiful, the grounds are beautiful and very well kept, staff are so nice and attentive, and the shop and market have great products. We wanted to go to the Baths and not move the boat and to our surprise they have a free ferry service that runs on the hour all day, to and from the ferry dock on Virgin Gorda. They even arranged a taxi to pick us up at the ferry dock and then bring us back when we were done. You have to let the front desk know when you want to take the ferry. The market had good food but we were trying to re-provision our boat and didn't have everything we were looking for. That said, it isn't a supermarket so this is totally understandable. Boat users can use their showers for free. We didn't so we don't know what they looked like. The shop had lots of clothes, accessories, and fun stuff. Some pricey but that is expected as this is a higher end resort. They have some rooms at the resort but because it was totally destroyed by Hurricane Irma, they are building a brand new hotel building.
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Date of stay: March 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Ellinor Donlan, Marketing at Bitter End Yacht Club
Responded Mar 22, 2024
Thank you for choosing Bitter End Yacht Club on your recent cruise! We are thrilled to hear that you had such a wonderful experience with us. Your kind words about our grounds, staff and dining are greatly appreciated. We hope to welcome you back ashore for another memorable stay. Fair winds & following seas!
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Ned B wrote a review Dec 2021
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
In thinking about our lunch at Bitter End, I was wondering whether it was our worst dining experience in 20 years, 40 years, or ever. We were a large group, 13 adults, but there were other large family groups at the same time.

In order to save time, we had emailed our food order ahead of time and the staff acknowledged that they had received it. By the end of the first hour, one of our group still had not received his drink. The waitress had filled three quarters of the water glasses. The wait staff was disorganized and seemingly confused much of the time.

After an hour and 20 minutes, still without food or additional water. one of our party went to the club store and bought water bottles so that we could refill (or fill) our glasses. Food started to come in fits and starts. By the two hour mark, with four of us still without food, I went to the food prep area and complained for the second time. The head guy said, "I'm sorry but we are really busy." I refrained from getting into a discussion about scaling the number of reservations to the capacity of the kitchen.

The chicken sandwich and the brisket were very good, the pizza was doughy and almost inedible. We won't be going back.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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JMOTM wrote a review Jun 2023
Fresh Meadows, New York
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Bacchus was our bartender when we visited for happy hour (3-5 pm). He did a very good job serving us, and we observed that he dealt very well with annoying customers. Enjoyed the ferry ride over. We had various sailor’s punch cocktails (happy hour specials 2 for 1) during our time there. We shared the jerk ribs as a snack and those were pretty tasty.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Get there for the start of happy hour
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Response from Alyssa Brockbank, Marketing at Bitter End Yacht Club
Responded Jun 28, 2023
Greetings! We are so glad that you enjoyed your drinks and snacks at the Reef Sampler bar. We do indeed have some awesome bartenders there! Thank you so much for taking the time to pass on your compliments of them, and we hope to see you back here again soon. Until then...fair winds and following seas, The Bitter End Crew
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Doug W wrote a review Dec 2021
3.0 of 5 bubbles
On Christmas Day, our party of 8 inquired about dinner at the restaurant. There were three different menus throughout the day with dinner beginning at 6:00. Reservations were suggested but not required. We went to the restaurant at 5:40 and were told they could not seat us due to being filled with reservations for the evening. At 5:40, only one party of 4 was seated with the rest of the restaurant empty. I asked if we could sit at the bar and was told no, that’s also filled with reservations. Almost 6:00, we were told we could order pizza to go. We should have been able to order this seated off their 3:00-6:00 menu. The bartender stepped in and took our pizza orders. After waiting quite awhile, she came over to where we were sitting to tell us our pizzas were ready. They were not boxed and I asked about that. The bartender suggested we sit at the bar and eat. I told her I was told that was not possible. The bartender was very surprised, said that was not true and invited us to the bar. After that, we had an enjoyable night at the bar. The bartender, Josie, was awesome!! We left at 7:45 and there were 5 tables of 4, complete with table ware and lit candles, that were never filled the entire time we were there. It was clear that the restaurant staff were not all on the same page. Josie, the bartender, saved the evening!!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Mia B wrote a review Apr 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
So much love for every single person here! This was hands down the best place in the BVI. Great service from the concierge to kitchen staff, everyone welcomed us with big arms and smiles treating us like family. Such a luxurious yet comfortable stay, I cannot wait to return<3
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Alyssa Brockbank, Marketing at Bitter End Yacht Club
Responded Apr 28, 2023
Mia, Thank you so much for staying with us. We love they BEYC feels like family to you, and we certainly take pride in having a team that can create such an environment. We cannot wait to welcome you ashore again soon! Until then...fair winds and following seas, The Bitter End Crew
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Teri113 wrote a review Dec 2023
Cruz Bay, St. John
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our group of friends ate the set menu for Christmas Eve. Two of us ordered the salmon, two the lobster, and one had the lamb shank. The lamb shank was superb- perfect in every way. I had the lobster with truffle mashed potatoes. I am not normally a fan of mashed potatoes but I am not a convert. So delicious. The lobster was also perfectly cooked and prepared for ease of eating. Our friends enjoyed their salmon but I think the lobster and lamb were better choices. Starters and dessert were also good. The friendliness of the staff was so wonderful. What a way to celebrate Christmas! Thank you Bitter End
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Alyssa Brockbank, Marketing at Bitter End Yacht Club
Responded Dec 28, 2023
Greetings Teri! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you! We are delighted that you chose us to celebrate the holidays with, and we filled with joy that you loved every minute of it! We will certainly take into account your review when planning our menu for next festive season- and hope to see you back here once again! Until then...fair winds and following seas, The Bitter End Crew
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Pamala B wrote a review Jun 3
Jolly Harbour, Antigua
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Overall, it was disappointing. It seems more like a boutique. The team is not well trained, and the comfort is so so. There are better options in the region, and the food is not suitable for health-conscious dining. There is no 'vibe,' and we regretted booking. Bitter End used to be the go-to resort for beginning sailors, but the maritime offering was a flop.
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Date of stay: July 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Answer from Ellinor D
33 contributions
Hello Vaydadog! Bitter End does not offer a guided tour or excursion to the Baths. However, the Bitter End crew would be happy to take the hassle out of planning your excursion and arrange a taxi for you and ensure all travel is as easy as possible. Our concierge would be please to organize any activities for you on Virgin Gorda. Please let us know how we can help!
Mso56 asked a question Jul 2017
San Diego, California144 contributions15 helpful votes
Is there good snorkeling and swimming right at the resort?
Answer from Misty W
Clearwater, Florida169 contributions108 helpful votes
Yes great swimming and snorkeling right there at the resort, you never have to leave for anything, it is awesome.
hsiuhua S asked a question Jul 2017
9 contributions16 helpful votes
Hi, Do all the rooms have Wi-Fi now? Is the connection good?
Answer from BEYC
Virgin Gorda
Yes, the resort has WIFI in all guest rooms, and in the common areas around the resort. Connections are good, with rare exception. Speeds are typical for remote Caribbean areas. All the Best, The BEYC Crew
Kelley K asked a question Jun 2017
Georgetown, Kentucky19 contributions2 helpful votes
Hi, Are there a list of prices for the water sports offered? Thanks! K
Answer from Kelley L
Connecticut5 contributions
I've seen a price list for them in our room but we did the all inclusive package and didn't have to pay for anything. I'm sure if you contact them, they can provide a list for you.
Steve H wrote a tip Mar 2024
Opelika, Alabama34 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It's a little pricey but everything is immaculate and the people are very nice!"
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Nigel B wrote a tip Feb 2024
Chipping Ongar, United Kingdom408 contributions97 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book a slip if sailing. Great pizzas at the Buoy Room Stay 2 nights if you can. "
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Doug L wrote a tip Feb 2024
14 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"When you arrive at BEYC, go to the main restaurant or coffee bar and ask for Saturn. He'll take it from there."
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JMOTM wrote a tip Jun 2023
Fresh Meadows, New York660 contributions199 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get there for the start of happy hour "
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Holly F wrote a tip May 2023
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Expect fun island living! Chill and relax! "
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bitter End Yacht Club
Which popular attractions are close to Bitter End Yacht Club?
Nearby attractions include Savannah Bay (4.8 miles), The Baths (3.0 miles), and Saba Rock Resort (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Bitter End Yacht Club?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Bitter End Yacht Club?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Bitter End Yacht Club?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hog Heaven, The Restaurant at Leverick Bay, and Saba Rock.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bitter End Yacht Club?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Bitter End Yacht Club have airport transportation?
Yes, Bitter End Yacht Club offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Bitter End Yacht Club?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Nail Bay Sugar Works (3.7 miles).
Does Bitter End Yacht Club have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
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