The Bitter End Yacht Club of the British Virgin Islands launches new villas
The legendary Bitter End Yacht Club has reopened after a full reconstruction from damage sustained in 2017’s Hurricane Irma, including the start of the first of a planned series of waterfront villas.
Designed to resemble traditional sailboat lofts, the two-story wooden villas are perched near the edge of the British Virgin Islands’ North Sound, with ladders allowing guests to dive into the water directly from their foredeck.
If not exactly “over the water,” the villas fit right in with the overall nautical vibe of the resort. Open-fronted accommodations have upstairs bedrooms and first-level living rooms that open onto hanging decks with hammocks, allowing guests to be in the front row to watch sailboats and yachts come in and out of the 27-berth marina and a 72-ball mooring. field.
Two of the planned 11 Marina Lofts were completed and began welcoming guests in February 2022, with several more under construction.
Like the recently opened Quarterdeck clubhouse and Buoy Room restaurant, the villas are constructed from a variety of sturdy hardwoods with ground foundations raised several feet above the previous waterline.
Marina Loft guests can enjoy fine dining at the Buoy Room, casual fare at Salacia Cafe, and drinks at the boat-shaped Reef Sampler Bar.
The resort village also includes a well-stocked store and a shop to come. Sailing and other water activities are organized by the on-site water sports center and Sunchaser Scuba.
Located on the island of Virgin Gorda since 1969, the Bitter End Yacht Club was completely destroyed during Hurricane Irma.
After four years of reconstruction, the marina and other facilities began reopening in December 2020. Future plans include adding up to 40 bungalows to the 65-acre property.
For more, visit the Bitter End Yacht Club.