After a devasting loss due to Hurricane Irma and Maria damage (2017) that then caused a lengthy four-year closure and a complete rebuild, we are excited to share that the Bitter End Yacht Club is reopening this winter! The dedication to rebuild has been driven by the iconic status this landmark holds for all of those traveling through the British Virgin Islands.

Founded in 1969 and built with sailors in mind, the Bitter End Yacht Club is a staple in any traveler’s Caribbean experience. Nestled among a mile of stunning shoreline, Bitter End has more than earned its reputation as one of the best anchorages in the British Virgin Islands. What began as a unique island outpost, quickly evolved into a world-famous destination and watersports attraction. Welcoming to all, the Bitter End Yacht Club has always provided a comfortable atmosphere for sailors, first timers, and everyone in between.

As they begin to reopen their doors (they’ve got their sights set on December 2021!), guests will experience a new nautical village that is cemented in the history of what has made Bitter End such a special place for over five decades. Glimpses of that history can be seen through past landmarks including the Clubhouse Restaurant, the Quarterdeck Marina, the Watersports Center, and the Reeftique Boutique. Everything that visitors have grown to love over the years at Bitter End will still be represented, but a new life with modern construction, amenities and hospitality offerings will now be showcases in this new chapter.

Once they have reopened, Bitter End will return to their roots and cater primarily to the booming Virgin Islands charter and private yacht industry. New to the scene will be the all-new Quarterdeck Marina. A two-story, open-air venue that features a lounge, wraparound terrace, waterfront views, and more! For those that are looking for a bite to eat after a day of sun and sailing, the Bitter End Village will offer several dining locations including the iconic Clubhouse (with a twist!), an open-kitchen pizza and wine concept, a sunken vessel turned beach bar, and a reinterpretation of the BVIs original waterfront bar.

To see the resilience among the Islands is to know just how special they are. We cannot wait to be back to visit the Bitter End Yacht Club and look forward to taking you along with us!

To read more about the rebuild and to see renderings of the Bitter End 2.0, click here.