A Maritime Island Outpost Like No Other
Bitter End Yacht Club is a family-owned island outpost known for its rich 50-year history and remote location, attracting travelers and yachting enthusiasts from around the globe for over 50 years. Located on the protected waters of North Sound on the perennially top ranked Caribbean Island of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands, the quintessential destination is a sailing and watersports mecca, thanks to its near perfect year-round sailing conditions, eternal sunshine, and crystal-blue waters. Known for its casually elegant communal atmosphere and robust activity programs, Bitter End is a favorite destination for couples, families, and groups, many of whom return year-after-year. Laid low in 2017’s Hurricane Irma, the iconic resort rebounded with a historic reopening in December 2021.
Watersports | Play at Sea
Immerse yourself in the Caribbean's premier watersports destination. Sail, kiteboard, windsurf, or try stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking. Visit the Bitter End Watersports Center to choose your favorite vessel and set out to explore the crystal-clear waters. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced sailor, their skilled crew will enhance your skills and provide an exceptional experience. Group activities and private lessons are available.
Marina Lofts | Cantilevered over the Caribbean Sea
Experience Bitter End’s Marina Lofts, cantilevered over the water's edge. These sustainable bungalows offer simple yet elegant interiors, allowing you to immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the sea. Relax on your private dock, admire the North Sound, and enjoy convenient access to the beach bar, restaurants, shopping, and watersports activities.
The Clubhouse | West Indies Heritage meets World-Class Hospitality
Established in 1969, Bitter End’s Clubhouse has been a sought-after destination for seafarers for over 50 years. The open-air dining room is a stunning blend of tropical and nautical elements surrounded by seaside seating. Join visitors from around the globe and enjoy breathtaking views of the North Sound as you experience our sea-to-table menu, which features fresh-catch seafood and locally sourced produce from Virgin Islands farms. The Clubhouse serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Reservations are highly recommended.
The Buoy Room | A Salty Sailor’s Haven
Head straight from the docks to The Buoy Room at Bitter End Yacht Club to relive the day’s adventures. A quintessential après sail watering hole, The Buoy Room serves casual fare inspired by Caribbean flavors and designed to share with your whole crew. Choose from stone fired pizzas, fresh-caught fish tacos, farm-to-fork salads designed to pair with artisan cocktails and a selection of rums from across the globe. Reservations suggested.
Reef Sampler: The Caribbean’s Coolest Beach Bar
Step aboard the iconic Reef Sampler, a boat-turned-bar with a captivating story. This beach hangout, constructed from a salvaged hull, offers a unique setting to enjoy curated Caribbean cocktails and light bites. Take a seat inside the hull and soak up the lively atmosphere of Marina Beach and the comings and goings of North Sound. Come as you are.
Reeftique | Seaworthy Goods + Curated Collections
Discover the charm of Reeftique, a seaside shop with a curated collection of fashion, accessories, and gifts. Embrace the spirit of Bitter End Yacht Club with our line of lifestyle basics, Bitter End Provisions, featuring our iconic cleat. Whether you seek unique global finds or Bitter End's exclusive merchandise, Reeftique has something for everyone.
The Market at Bitter End | Local Goods + Global Spirit
Provision your galley with ease at The Market. Stocked with fresh produce, baked goods, fine wines, and spirits, it caters to the needs of yachts heading in any direction. Find everything you need for a day trip or an extended voyage, including water, ice, paper goods, and kitchen essentials. Explore our selection of wines, spirits, and cocktail mixers—the perfect complement to your Caribbean experience.
The Quarterdeck Marina| Built by Boaters, For Boaters
Bitter End’s state-of-the-art marina provides boaters with an exceptional homeport in the Caribbean. Relax or celebrate in our open-air marina building and mariners lounge, where you can witness the vibrant activity of the North Sound. Bitter End YC’s marina crew is second to none in the Caribbean. Our knowledgeable staff will ensure you have the best boating experience, both onshore and off.
Experience Bitter End Yacht Club for an unparalleled maritime adventure, where guests feel like family
- Beach Games
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- Beach Bar
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