Feedback on Bitter End Yacht Club.

Jul 23rd, 2002, 12:32 PM
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Feedback on Bitter End Yacht Club.

I am considering staying at the Bitter End Yacht club. I would love some feedback on the food and rooms. I will be going the 1st week in January. Thank you.
Jul 26th, 2002, 11:27 AM
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We stayed there last fall. The rooms were fine but the service was suspect, and the other guests were crude. Apparently, unbeknownst to us, we had book for the same week as their semi-annual gay pride convention.

There was no end to the flowing robes and tight shorts. They always ended up in some kind of gathering at the end of the night at the bar, and most were less than restrained about being there on the prowl.

There were rumors about 'viagra fueled late night orgies'. I don't even want to picture that in my mind.

Needless to say, we won't be back.
Jul 26th, 2002, 12:27 PM
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Friends of Dorothy at the "Bitter End"?? oh man, too funny!
Jul 26th, 2002, 01:48 PM
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I would not give thumbs-down to BEYC because of a group of guests that I have issues with. I trust they're not there all that often! And I guess I'd rather have fun-loving people around than tight-asses like Marge. And unless she's a transvestite, I doubt she was in danger.
As to BEYC, it's a very good resort and one of the best sited on Virgin Gorda. Being located on Gorda Sound is, in and of itself, a nice reason to be there. The Commodore rooms offer nice views of the sound and are very comfortable. (Sorry Marge didn't get a chocolate on her pillow.) Our service was fine, but understand that things are done on island-time and in island fashion. These are islanders providing service, not the Prussian Guards.
An interesting facet of BEYC is that it is a working marina almost as much as a resort. The ideal candidate for a vacation there is the person who likes water sports (back off, Marge, we're talking about boats, not the other kind). All kinds of craft are available for use as well as diving, etc. And the sound is a perfect location to learn these skills due to less wave action, and protection from storms and most large vessels.
My only issue with BEYC is that the food is not as good as I would expect. That's a small detail though if you're the average American.
Jul 27th, 2002, 06:34 AM
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It's been a couple of years, but we still talk about our trip to the BEYC. We love boating and can't think of a better way to spend the day than bobbing on the Sound. As posted above, it's a perfect setting.
The staff there was wonderful. One of the bartenders took us out snorkling on his day off. We made a lifelong friend.
Since we went during the off-season, the resort was pretty quiet. We got a little tired of having to choose among the same dinner selections during our stay. Note-the food was great, we just got a little bored. Second note-wife is a chef and may be a bit snooty about her food!
The beach there is really nothing to speak of. We spent more time accessing the water from a dock that was in front of our room.
Some rooms are set way, way up-lots of steps! It didn't bother us, but others may find it a little strenuous. If this is an issue, try to confirm a lower tiered room. You may sacrifice the lovely ocean breezes, though. As I recall, the rooms are not A/C'd.
I'd highly recommend a trip to the Baths-the BEYC probably still runs their catamaran there a few times a week. There are many snorkling trips if that's your thing. Our day trip to Peter Island (White and Deadman's Beach) was great.
We'd return in a heartbeat!!
Jul 27th, 2002, 01:02 PM
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We've been to the BEYC each of the last 6 years and have wonderful experiences. The veteran staff all know us and we're warmly greeted each time we return. Mary Jo (resort manager) and Gordo (activities director) are wonderful.

We always stay in the beachfront rooms instead of the commodore suites. They are much cooler becasue of the breeze and you don't need AC. While there are stairs to climb to the beachfronts, they are nothing like the hill to the commodores. The rooms are not real fancy but you don't spend much time in them. Even when we're at the room, we're generally out on the balcony.
Food as mentioned in other posts is good but not great although the freshly grilled swordfish is wonderful. You won't go hungry - in fact, plan on gaining weight.

Lots to do, especially if you like to sail. There is also some sort of day trip (Baths, Anegada, snorkeling, etc.) almost every day. Don't miss the sunset sail on their catamaran. The rum punch flows freely.

This December we're actully going to Peter Island instead of BEYC but will probably return to BEYC in May.

Aug 29th, 2002, 07:38 PM
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We have stayed at BEYC twice. Both times we LOVED it. As mentioned in other comments, the food is good and plentiful, not outstanding. You will not go hungry, not do I believe will you be sorry you chose the BEYC. We are planning a return trip to the Caribbean in 2003 and are searching for a resort that gives us as much as BEYC does. We Love the availability of the Boston Whalers and take one out every day to explore a new area or beach. The staff have always been friendly to us. We have gone as family with kids and on our own. The kids all had a great time and we did too. We even sent our son and his new bride there for their honeymoon and they loved it. We have stayed in the commodore rooms (air-conditioned) and like them, cool, clean, spacious. Our friends have stayed in the beachfront rooms (no ac)and have said they were cool at night and comfortable. By the way, we have always gone in June. We like the remoteness of BEYC but also like their activities. I believe you will have a great time.
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