If there is a hotel room with a better view, I’d like to see it. And you really can’t beat turning up to a hotel in a boat, in our case a dinghy, which we moored just in front of the hotel reception.
The location helps, slap bang in the middle of the British Virgin Islands – over 50 islands scattered across this most beautiful part of the Caribbean Sea. At three staggered storeys high, built into the cliff face, our sympathetically designed wooden fortress was worth the arduous climb to the top. From our bleached pine balcony, leading off the bedroom with full length concertina doors and insect screen, complete with hammock and real sea shell ornaments, we could gaze far out to a sea that was sparkling in different hues of blue.
Our room wasn’t bad either, decorated in blue and orange: air-conditioning, fan, king size bed, funky metal sun-dial wall lights, fridge and coffee making machine. It was like the home of a beachcomber who’d hit the big time. The bathroom, open plan off the bedroom, consisted of a large walk in shower to one side with wc, a full length mirror to the other and ample storage space. Fluffy robes and quality toiletries completed the deal.
Lazy souls can catch a beach buggy to the Club Room restaurant; but it’s only a short stroll along the sandy shoreline. After a rum cocktail from the attractive bar, choose from an extensive menu with well-stocked salad bar.
The best way to enjoy the Bitter End is to make a week of it. “Admiral’s packages”
include full board, sailing, sailing lessons, cocktails and other extras. See website for more information.
If you didn’t come here to save money, you won’t be disappointed. But you’ll be living on the memories for a long time to come.
Bitter End , Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
Contact tel: (800) 872-2392, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost per night: £200 – £500
Bitter End Yacht Club