In early October the Bitter End Yacht Club re-opened from its annual late Summer hiatus to show-off their brand new facilities for charter guests. The renovations include major upgrades to the resort’s open-air beachfront villas as well as BEYC’s landmark restaurant, The Clubhouse Steak & Grill and Windward Mark bar.
Enhancements to the villas include new decor and custom furniture by noted interior designer, Barbara Hulanicki, who is well known for her design work for Island Outposts, namely Pink Sands in the Bahamas and the Marlin Hotel in Miami.
For those of you who have not visited the Bitter End in the last twelve months then last season’s most striking change was the opening of the beautiful Windward Mark Bar. Completed in October 2014, the spectacular, large, circular, open-air bar located in the Almond Tree Walk has proved an extremely popular addition to the already varied nightlife at the Bitter End. Located close to the water’s edge it is the perfect setting for Happy Hour ‘sundowners’, pre-dinner cocktails or a late night aperitif. Every Tuesday BEYC will be hosting their traditional West Indian BBQ featuring Caribbean favorites such as suckling pig, jerk chicken, roti and johnny cakes.
Another big off-season announcement is the naming of Dominique Blais as Executive Chef. Chef Blais hails from Nantes, France and has worked his culinary magic as Executive Chef at The Ritz London as well as The St. Regis Mauritius Resort. During his tenure at The Ritz London, the hotel received a Royal Warrant for Banqueting & Catering Services (awarded by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales), the first hotel to have been honored with this prestigious award. “We welcome Chef Blais” says Director of Operations Matthew Siegel. “His cuisine will engage both food connoisseurs and casual enthusiasts alike with a friendly, well-informed staff and an interactive environment.”
When arriving at BEYC by boat the Quarterdeck is a ideally suited to meet all of your boating needs. With a spacious marina of over 18 slips, fuel, water, ice, showers and washrooms and access to all of the Bitter End’s on shore facilities making it is a very comfortable place to spend the night. There is also a large mooring field and in the high season they will be happy to provide a boat to shore shuttle service for those of you looking to come ashore for dinner.
BEYC has always been the first choice for watersport’s enthusiasts in the North Sound with a large selection of rental equipment and qualified instructors on hand to teach all levels. However last season they expanded the watersport’s beach to include an even wider range of activities and equipment with the addition of new Stand Up Paddleboards (SUPs) and for those of you looking to combine relaxation and a sense of adventure – SUP yoga!
Just because you are sailing in the BVI you don’t have to miss out on watching your favourite sports teams in action. The PubVision big screen TV at the Crawl Pub will be showing all of the seasons big games from the worlds of NFL, baseball, hockey and basketball!
If you have not yet visited the Bitter End Yacht Club or are a are thinking of a return trip then there has never been a better time to go!
All photos provided by by Mar Javierto of iShootBVI.com