Cooper Island in the beautiful British Virgin Islands was formerly known as Bergen Island when it belonged to the Sweden-Norway administration until 1905.
Today, this gem lays in the chain of islands stringing along the Sir Francis Drake channel. The protected bay is perfect for charter yachts to stop over for a lunch or even happy hour and dinner at the newly renovated Cooper Island Beach Club, which is a laid-back luxe eco-resort sitting shoreside in the British Virgin Islands. And the New Rum Bar & Microbrewery stocked with 180 different varieties is only one of the many reasons to visit this quaint island resort with restaurant and shops and if you want to spend more time in the BVI after your charter they have newly renovated beachside bungalows.
Manchioneel Bay is one of the Department of Conservation & Fisheries’ Sea Grass monitoring sites and crucial to the health of the marine environment. Yachts pick up a mooring ball and from here you can swim to the beach or the crew will take you ashore to one of the dinghy docks. The bay was named after the Manchioneel tree, which produces poisonous fruit, so do not feel tempted to try local tree fruit without guidance from your crew.
On your luxury charter yacht vacation, Cooper Island Beach Club is a popular overnight or lunch stop. There are quite a lot of mooring balls which makes it very easy to get you close to the fantastic on-site restaurant, and lively rum bar. Cooper Island is more than just a pit stop. Its 10 eco-luxe guest rooms and laid-back atmosphere attract honeymooning couples and families with young children.
This very accessible island offers protection from stronger trade-winds. Nearby is Cistern point where the snorkeling is rewarding after your captain will tie the tender to a small mooring ball and if you feel like it, snorkel back to the yacht and look out for the abundance of Hawksbill turtles feeding on the grassy seabed.
From this protected beach, it may be more convenient to leave non-divers ashore while your dive-master or dive company ashore take you to Salt Island nearby for one of the best Scuba dives in the Caribbean. Explore Wreck Alley – Marie L is a cargo boat that was sunk – along with the Pat and the Beata – with the sole purpose of creating excellent underwater scenery for divers; located on the south-western side of Cooper Island, this site is very close to a reef wall magnificently coated with some of the most vibrant colored corals.
Dinner is served from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Reservations can be made 1-7 days in advance via email: [email protected]
For same-day dinner reservations please telephone +1 284 547 2002.
Dress is informal but please cover up swimwear in the restaurant.
Facilities at Cooper Island
- 30 mooring balls and two dingy docks
- Ice available at the main bar
- Coffee and ice-cream shop
- Sea Grape Boutique
- Rum Bar
- Free WiFi
- Sandy beach and great snorkeling
- Sail Caribbean Divers
- Beachfront restaurant
- Beach bar with stunning sunset views
- Happy hour specials 4-6pm
- Garbage service via ‘Deep Blue Charters’
To learn more please contact the friendly & knowledgeable team at Epic Yacht Charters to get onboard a luxury Sailing or Power charter catamaran. Your Private Water Taxi or Tours can be arranged.
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