A Look Back on the Season

Dear Friends of Bitter End,

It’s hard to believe that almost six years ago, Hurricane Irma ripped through the BVI; her eye passing directly over Bitter End. Bitter End Rising confirms there is truth to the adage that after every storm, there is a rainbow, and that is exactly how this season felt in our corner of North Sound.

Being at Bitter End this season felt sort of like an epic family reunion — bursting with warm handshakes, hugs, high-fives, and tears as kindred spirits from across the globe came back to a place we all love. As one of our guests wrote… "I have never spent time in a place and walked away with so many friends and a feeling of home." This sentiment encapsulates our mission at Bitter End.

We hosted club cruises, traded burgees, held regattas, weddings, and family reunions. Marina Beach, our new stretch of beach dotted with thatched bohios and hammocks, provided relaxation and a place to take in the action of Hobie Cat races, foiling, winging, paddling, kitesurfing, and as we like to say, "messing about in boats."

Alongside our world-class marina and watersports amenities, Bitter End offers five distinct drinking and dining experiences, a gourmet market perfect for provisioning, a carefully curated fashion boutique, beautiful beaches, and sunsets that remain with you forever.

While Bitter End is closed for our seasonal respite, our crew is busy getting ready stateside to hit the road with the Bitter End Rambler — our "land yacht" — appearing at boat shows along the Eastern Seaboard. We look forward to connecting with our extended family in Newport and Annapolis!

During the past five years, with your support, we have invested a lot in helping our local community get back on its feet and become stronger and more resilient. We've provided grants for job skills training, youth enrichment and education, environmental stewardship, and other programs critical to the long-term success and vitality of the BVI. A sincere thanks to all who have supported us and the Bitter End Foundation, a US 501(c)(3). If you would like to learn more about what we do or make a tax-deductible donation, visit us here.

So, what’s on the horizon for Bitter End? During our closure, we are beginning construction on additional guest rooms to complement our two Marina Lofts, as well as new Beachfront Bungalows that will offer a private oasis and stunning views of Anguilla Cut. We are thrilled to bring these new accommodations online soon and can't wait to welcome you and your entire crew ashore.

 We’re approaching Bitter End 2.0 in much the same way Myron & Bernice Hokin developed the property 50 years ago. Built by boaters for boaters, our family remains committed to ensuring that Bitter End is your favorite island outpost to play in, on, and around the water.

Whether you’re a resort guest, boat visitor, or Provisions purchaser, thanks for being our mainstay during this journey — we could not have made this epic comeback without you!

Fair Winds,

The BEYC Crew