A Once-in-a-Lifetime Drink in Virgin Gorda

If you’re planning a once-in-a-lifetime trip to a villa Virgin Gorda, why not have a unique tropical drink in Virgin Gorda to go with it?

Virgin Gorda’s iconic yacht club, the Bitter End, serves fantastic signature cocktails, all named after some of the beautiful yachts and sailboats that bob in its harbor.  The tradition started back in the 1980s, when the bar staff at the Bitter End Yacht Club began making up frothy, frosty cocktails and naming them after the boat that the customer had just stepped off.

A refreshing example is the Lemon Crash, named for the J-24 sailboat that resort owner Dana Hokin sailed with her father.  It’s a blend of rum, lime juice, slices of lemon and crushed ice.

British Virgin Island holidays are simply not complete without a stop for dinner at the Bitter End.  It has been an island mainstay since the Hokin family bought a tiny pub on the shores of Little Dix Bay back in the 1970s. Since then, The Bitter End Yacht Club has grown into one of the best yacht clubs in the Caribbean, and it’s a great place to spend a day.

The harbor was once home to pirates including Sir Francis Drake, but today, there are nothing but luxury yachts, pretty sailboats and fun dinghies, dotting the sparkling waves.  There’s a great steak and seafood restaurant, a beautiful al fresco restaurant where you can dine on the beach, and of course, there’s the Crawl Pub, where you can look out over the North Sound and enjoy a refreshing cocktail.

There’s another great drink here called the Bitter End Buddy.  The mix of rum, pineapple juice and guava juice was invented during the yacht club’s first Freedom 30 Regatta, and was named after a sailor, Buddy Melges.