February: Books, Beats & Best of Bitter End

North Soundings is back! Each month we're highlighting the best of Bitter End, plus introducing new ways to capture the Caribbean spirit at home. 

Dove Book Cover

What we're reading: Dove by Robin L. Graham 

In 1965, 16-year-old Robin Lee Graham began a solo around-the-world voyage from San Pedro, California, in a 24-foot sloop. Five years and 33,000 miles later, he returned to home port with a wife and daughter and enough extraordinary experiences to fill this bestselling book, Dove.

"AUGUST 24: Some people here at a place called The Bitter End in Gorda Sound are building a resort. They have found a really lovely spot and they’ve hauled in all the material they need. Basil Symonette, one of the resort owners, asked me to help them build the place, so I’ve decided to do that and earn some money while waiting out the hurricane season….”

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Bitter End Beats






Tune to the Reef Sampler... Raised from the bottom of the North Sound post Hurrican Irma, MV Reef Sampler is the gem of our marina beach. Tune in for a steady energy of Calypso, Cuban Jazz Funk, French Caribbean, Soca, and Reggae. All you need is a painkiller 🍹 to transport you!  






 Jr. Thomas & The Volcanoes This reggae group specializes in capturing Jamaica's Golden Era sound. 'Color Me Blue' has beachgoers dancing along the water's edge!

Best of Bitter End

Bitter End is Back! You can’t find a more stunning location. The hospitality and service are better than ever. The boat bar is lots of fun and the new buildings are lovely. The marina store is upgraded, carrying a nice selection of groceries and adult beverages. Go ashore for a few hours of family fun and water sports, or stay, like we did in one of the new, on-the-water cabins. We can't wait to go back!" Robert & Colleen, Trip Advisor