wanderlust . . . bitter end yacht club

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{Photos Courtesy of Bitter End Yacht Club}

 

 

Although we enjoy the brisk chill in this January air, we can’t help but day dream of one of our most favorite {and warm} vacation spots–Bitter End Yacht Club–located just 12 miles from Tortola, 30 miles from St. Thomas, and 75 miles from Puerto Rico!

 

Named accordingly, Bitter End Yacht Club is the final island outpost before the open waters of the Atlantic. Originally a place of refuge for weary adventurers and sea captains, Bitter End was purchased by Myron and Bernice Hokin in 1973 as a family retreat after discovering that it suited the family’s collective interests of diving, snorkeling, sailing, fishing, as well as their love of the local people, culture, and natural surroundings.

 

Gradually, Bitter End began evolving into what it is today (paradise!) as more travelers with similar interests found their way to North Sound. The character of this unique resort reflects the rich traditions of three generations of the Hokin family and is an experience that brings travelers back to Bitter End on a routine basis.

 

 

The resort features 85 beachfront, bungalow-style guest rooms, the world’s largest complimentary fleet of watercraft, 70 moorings and 20 slips, an on-site sailing school, two restaurants, a full-service spa, a provisioning Emporium, shops, a freshwater pool, and three private beaches.

 

The barefoot elegance that characterizes this island outpost is why Bitter End is regularly hailed as one of the top full-service resorts in the world. In November 2011, Condé Nast Traveler readers ranked Bitter End Yacht Club one of the top resorts in the Caribbean.

 

 

Located on the protected waters of North Sound on the island of Virgin Gorda, Bitter End is known for its safe, communal atmosphere and robust activity programs. Guests can learn to sail at Bitter End’s U.S. Sailing-accredited Sailing and Windsurfing School, dive with the world-famous Kilbrides Sunchaser Scuba or take advantage of the resort’s legendary Club fleet, featuring over 100 well-maintained watercraft, and its more than 15 weekly excursions to many of the BVI’s treasured islands and reefs or simply relax by the pool.

 

 

The accommodations, dining experience, activities, and staff helped to make our time at Bitter End a vacation that we will forever look back on with fond memories, and we are anxiously waiting to book our tickets again!

 

 

 

 

{content courtesy of  Bitter End Yacht Club . . . for more information or to make reservations contact them here.}

 

 

 

 

  • Anonymous

    I was at the BEYC nearly 30 years ago, but just as a diner.  We sailed in, picked up a bouy and went into the restaurant for dinner.  The one thing I recall was the spiced rum – all you cared to drink – that came with dinner.  I don’t recall a lot after that :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/declan.davies.18 Declan Davies

    Bring this book along. It’s almost waterproof.
    http://www.amazon.com/Hard-Stop-ebook/dp/B0057P2XK8