Bitter End Yacht Club's revival is chronicled in the latest issue of the Virgin Islands Property & Yacht Magazine. Excerpted here, but also found on pages 26-31 (with photos and renderings) at https://issuu.com/alookingglass/docs/vipy_march_april_2021_issuu
Since the early 70s, Bitter End Yacht Club has been a beacon for sailors and island lovers alike. The classic Virgin Gorda destination has been busy rebuilding since the devastating hurricanes of 2016, and are positioned to reopen their Phase 1 plans of Bitter End 2.0 in the fall of 2021.
Phase 1 plans include opening their nautical village, which will provide accommodations and amenities to visitors and sailors from around the world. The marina's centerpiece will be an open-air, two-story marina building with outdoor seating and a lounge with fabulous views of the comings and goings in North Sound. This gathering spot will be a one-of-a-kind venue where marina guests and yacht club members can gather for rum punches, sunsets and celebrations of all stripes.
There will be an array of private bathing facilities for the exclusive use of our marina guests, enhanced WIFI, shore power and other amenities to make sure your stay at the marina or in the mooring field will be convenient, comfortable and above all, fun.
As those who have spent time at sea know well, thoughtful provisioning is key to a happy crew and successful voyage. As part of Bitter End 2.0, a new and improved general store, the Bitter End Market is a highlight of the rebuild. The market will feature garden-grown produce, fresh-caught local seafood and prepared dishes, punctuated by gourmet treats and an array of wines, spirits and other beverages, all topped off by Chef Winston's world famous key lime pie and the bakery delights.
Bitter End 2.0 will also see the return of the Reeftique Boutique featuring Island-style fashion alongside Bitter End's own line of seaworthy goods from Bitter End Provisions. And Bitter End would not be the same without the beautiful beaches and robust watersports hut and activities programs. Kayaking, paddle boarding, diving, snorkelling, beachcombing, cruising and of course sailing will remain at the heart and should of Bitter End. And, with over a mile of shoreline, Bitter End guestswill be able to relax and unwind looking over North Sound on some of the most beautiful beaches on the globe.
In addition to the marina's nautical village, a small number of unique seaside bungalows will be ready for the Phase 1 reopening. These bungalows boast two floors with sweeping views of the North Sound and open-air verandas on both levels with the Caribbean Sea lapping just below. The second floor features the master suite and deck. The first floor provides living space that can be converted into two additional single beds with a bath and deck, making it ideal for families of couples with ample space torelax and soak in the views.
On the heels of the Phase 1 reopening, continued work on the boutique hotel and 64-acre property redevelopment will evolve to include a variety of unique accommodations and hospitality amenities.