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An iconic yacht club hailed by the New York Times as a ‘rollicking nautical village’ has sadly met its demise in the path of destruction laid by Hurricane Irma.
Remote, Secluded, Idyllic
Called Bitter End because it is the final island in the British Isles before the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean, the yacht club stretches across 64 acres of stunning landscape and is accessible only by water. Founded in the 1970s the club is known across the globe as a top spot where adventurous folk and nature lovers can enjoy private beaches, water sports like windsurfing, scuba diving and kite-boarding, or simply find serenity in the unspoiled surroundings. In addition to being a tranquil paradise Bitter End is a prime destination for sailing enthusiasts because is home to an accredited sailing school and top-class marina, and has a massive on-site fleet.
Devastation Rocks Paradise
Bitter End is also known as the home of the celebrated Pro Am Regatta which enjoyed a thrilling 30th edition in 2016. Tragically, it is not likely that the 31st edition will be going ahead this year. After Hurricane Irma raged through the resort it was practically destroyed. Footage of the resort post-Irma shows mere shells left of the well-appointed beach huts that once boasted wall-sized windows with a prime view of the ocean. Roofs and bits of buildings lie strewn around, some parts even made their way to the mountains above. Large piles of trees line the beach sand. The media reports that the resort was closed at the time for its annual ‘tropical season’ break, and although there was a skeleton staff at the resort, it has been reported that everybody is safe and sound. Further news can be expected once communications are up again.