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Bitter End Yacht Club
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in North Sound
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Boston
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57 reviews
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“Paradise”
Reviewed 6 February 2012

Just returned from a week at the Bitter End. The beach front villa up on the hill was perfect. We had a wrap around deck with 2 lounges chairs and a hammock. The view was unparalled. We didn't know that we had the all inclusive option but we did have breakfast included and as we are an older couple the use of all the boats was not a concern. The main dining room is pricey but there is a pub on the resort which was great for us. We did rent a whaler for a tour of the surronding islands. We also went on an all day snorkle cruise and a sunset cruise. Unfortunately there was no sunset as the seas were rough and the sun sets on the other side of the island but the rum punch and afternoon sail were so much fun. Ferries run frequently to take you to other parts of the island. My one complaint is the staff was not all that accomodating, especially at the front desk. Of course, there were exceptions and it didn't affect the fantastic vacation.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed 17 January 2012

We went to Bitter End Yacht Club on Virgin Gorda for our honeymoon after a Puerto Rico wedding, and were not sure what to expect. People had strongly recommended the island and we had seen good reviews for this property on TripAdvisor, but we had no real way to gauge the quality. If you are hoping for a romantic getaway and have saved up some money for a nice trip, we highly recommend this place. The property is beautiful, the sand and water are pristine, the food is great (pricey, but it was the edge of the Virgin Islands in high season!), the service excellent, the bed comfortable, and the scuba diving amazing (highly recommend Ben and Kay from Kilbrides' Sunchaser Scuba, whom we'll review separately, too!). The resort offers many day trips and activities, and you should consider doing a package with your room and the activities you will probably do the most, as you may be able to save money this way.

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Mo, the general manager of Bitter End, was very professional, friendly, welcoming, and impressive, and really made us feel at home. Walking or taking the complimentary golf cart shuttle between our cabana and the restaurants at night was very romantic, passing gorgeous yacht and sailboats under stars and palm trees. Hammocks and lounge chairs, balcony views worth every penny of the trip, and spacious, air-conditioned rooms with plenty of storage and a mini-bar really completed the experience for us. The Pub is very cool for sports fans, and the beautiful views from the beaches and restaurants are as good as anything you'll find in the Seychelles or Kauai. Again, the availability of water-based activities (sailing, snorkeling, diving, etc) and organized trips (i.e. to the Baths, which we LOVED), makes this place worth the price alone!

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We wish there had been a bit more selection for food (i.e. the mini-mart had very limited and expensive selection, and there really are few alternatives for dining besides the couple good but expensive restaurants on site), but realize that it's hard to be in a remote place and still keep prices low. Movie nights and some other things were geared more toward kids and families than couples, and ferry service between the resort and Tortola was VERY expensive (over $140 roundtrip for the two of us), a surprise to us on the final bill. We went scuba diving with Kilbrides at 8am two mornings, effectively missing out on the included Bitter End breakfast that is not served until 8am, unfortunately. Mo tried to help us with this, but the restaurant resisted providing us with a pre-8am breakfast box, which would have been nice, since we did pre-pay for the breakfasts. Ultimately, despite these minor complaints/inconveniences, we'd still go back to this wonderful place again, perhaps a bit more prepared (maybe bringing some food to avoid eating out every meal), perhaps paying for a scuba or sailing package.

Room Tip: Ask for the rooms higher up the hill (forgot what they're called) with good harbor views!
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Guelph, Canada
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Reviewed 16 January 2012

This resort has lots to offer and caters to the adventurous person who likes to kayak, sail, snorkel and scuba dive. On their 7 day package they include all kinds of excursions - to the Baths, Anagada, sunset sails, etc that are a lot of fun. Of course at this resort you can be as active or laid back as you like. The scuba diving surpassed our expectations with sensational dives led by Ben and Kay our dive masters. There are only 100 rooms and the resort is spread out over a mile of beach. Renovated rooms were fantastic, no a/c required. The only disappointment was the food and limited menu which very easily could be finessed to a higher level. We brought our 23 year old son and his girlfriend and all of us had a great time.

Room Tip: choose renovated rooms and if you don't like steps make them aware when booking.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Newnan, Georgia
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Reviewed 10 January 2012

Our trip to the BEYC in Virgin Gorda was absolutely perfect! We stayed the first week of December, 2011 and would reccommend this time of year to anyone. There were no crowds anywhere on the island but everything was open in preparation for the busy Holiday season. We stayed in a garden view villa and loved it. The rooms had such an "islandy, caribbean" feel with the natural wood floors, screened windows with wooden shutters, large ceiling fans, large tile showers, and huge wrap-around porches with hammocks. We were awakened each morning to birds chirping outside our villa and the sound of the ocean. November, December, and January are their "winter" months with highs around 84 and lows around 73 so we did not need a/c. The ceiling fans and screened windows were just fine. The entire resort is lush and beautiful and the staff was terrific from the front desk, "Martin" at the poolside bar, Kate and Ben at the dive shop, the wait staff and the golf cart shuttle drivers. The food was very good and the daily breakfast buffet by the ocean was beyond excellent. We rented a car one day and drove across the island which is only about 8 miles long to the Baths and highly recommend doing that so that you can see the beauty of Virgin Gorda. Words cannot truly describe how amazing this vacation was thanks to everyone at the Bitterend Yacht Club. Cannot wait to come back someday!!

Room Tip: If you absolutely have to have a/c you should ask for the North sound suites. If stairs are a probl...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Washington, DC
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Reviewed 9 January 2012

We spent five days here and absolutely loved it. It's a totally relaxing and beautiful environment like you'd hope for on a Caribbean vacation, but full of opportunities to explore and stay active if you choose. Our days generally consisted of a delicious breakfast overlooking the water or a morning scuba dive followed by an afternoon of napping and reading on the beach before heading back to the room for showers and pre-dinner sunset cocktails on our balcony overlooking the sound. I can't say enough about how great the staff is - the GM Mo seems to know all of the guests by name and the dive instructors Ben and Kay are world-class!

We also did some hiking and took a day trip to the Baths which should not be missed when you are in Virgin Gorda.

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Property: Bitter End Yacht Club
Address: Virgin Gorda
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Region: Caribbean > British Virgin Islands > Virgin Gorda > North Sound
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in North Sound
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Hotel Class:4 star — Bitter End Yacht Club 4*
Number of rooms: 85
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