Written by Missy Johnston

CARIB

The British Virgin Islands

Bitter End Yacht Club was lost in Hurricane Irma, however the Owners are rebuilding now.

While yachting in the British Virgin Islands, don’t miss visiting the Bitter End Yacht Club, located in North Sound in Virgin Gorda. This well known island outpost, offers resort facilities in one of the most secluded harbors in the BVI’s. The north end of Virgin Gorda is only reachable by water, either by private yacht or ferry. The Bitter End Yacht Club sits on the tip of the outside arm of the harbor, just prior to the opening to the Atlantic Ocean.

Bitter End Yacht Club

Bitter End Yacht Club

Take advantage of the shoreside services offered at the Bitter End Yacht Club, which include a marina, pool, beach, water sports, restaurants and bars and even a spa. The Clubhouse Steak and Seafood Grille has been a yachting landmark for years. This open air restaurant sports the burgees from hundreds of yachts and yacht clubs from all over the world fluttering gently in the breeze from the numerous paddle fans, evoking a colonial Caribbean feel. The buffet is well known for homemade soups, and breads, and if you have not tried a grilled Caribbean lobster, basted with butter, this is the place for freshly caught lobster barbecue.

North Sound, once home to pirates Sir Francis Drake and Sir John Hawkins, was a remote quiet anchorage, rarely visited. In the early 60’s, a rustic bar and cottages existed clinging to the point of land for adventurous sailors. The Hokins Family arrived, fell in love with the area and have built the resort into what it is today, which while offering resort style accommodations and services, still runs off of generators for electricity and rainwater is collected from rooftop cisterns. Should you choose to stay a few days ashore, beach villas, hillside villas, and even some of the original cottages, upgraded with more modern conveniences could be available, depending on the season.