Tuesday, March 26

More Recovery in the BVI: Cooper Island Beach Club Reopens with Same Rum Bar, Same Views

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The recovery in the British Virgin Islands is getting stronger. Indeed, the Cooper Island Beach Club just reopened as a result of major rebuilding since the hurricanes last fall. Cooper Island is on the Sister Island chain leading to The Baths at Virgin Gorda, and is a popular overnight (or longer) spot for people cruising or chartering in the area.

There are a lot of reasons to head to the Cooper Island Beach Club. It has one of the largest rum bars in the Caribbean, with stunning sunset views; an infamous microbrewery, a beachfront restaurant, and all its rooms have views of the Sir Francis Drake Channel.

If you come by boat, there are 30 moorings in Manchioneel Bay that can hold vessels up to 60 feet, and the Beach Club has two dinghy docks. Moorings are first come, first served and can’t be reserved, although anchoring is permitted outside the mooring field beyond the sea grass.

The island is next to “wreck alley,” a popular diving spot where several vessels have been sunk as dive sites. There’s a dive shop near the Beach Club. Read more:



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