For yachters exploring the BVIs, Cooper Island Beach Club is a popular overnight stop. Thanks to its 30 mooring spots, fantastic on-site restaurant, and lively rum bar, the upper-middle-range hotel is a welcome respite for the seafaring crowds that flock to its shores. But 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. Even locals like to head to Cooper for secluded staycations. While there’s no pool, spa, or fitness center, guests give Cooper high marks for its beautiful beach and the diverse marine life that can be spotted just off its shores. Travelers looking for a similar hotel with more amenities and dining options might prefer Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, though nightly rates are higher and it isn’t eco-friendly.
Manchioneel Bay features on many sailing itineraries as a natural stop along the Sister Island chain leading to The Baths at Virgin Gorda.
Moor-SeaCure’s 22 white mooring balls are available on a first-come basis, and tend to be full by 12PM. They have launched a new scheme with www.BoatyBall.com and now have 8 orange balls at the south end of the mooring field that can be reserved through their website: https://boatyball.com/howto.html
With BoatyBall membership you can pre-reserve buoys at Cooper Island Beach Club, Leverick Bay Resort and Anegada Reef Hotel. Moorings are suitable for vessels up to 60ft in length and 20 net tons.
Manchioneel Bay is one of the Department of Conservation & Fisheries’ Sea Grass monitoring sites and crucial to the health of the marine environment. Anchoring within the mooring field is strictly prohibited.
- Gorgeous eco-resort is the only accommodation on Cooper Island
- Beachfront property with meticulously landscaped grounds and tropical gardens
- 30 mooring balls in Manchioneel Bay for guests who arrive by boat
- 10 rooms built and furnished with luxe eco-friendly materials
- Acclaimed on-site restaurant serves lunch and dinner in a casual beachfront setting
- Fantastic outdoor bar with reasonably priced happy hours
- On-site rum bar with the largest collection of rums in the BVIs
- On-site coffee shop, dive shop, designer boutique, and microbrewery
- Free continental breakfast for hotel guests
- Free, fast Wi-Fi
Kick back on our comfy outdoor sofas and enjoy the sunshine with a cocktail. The beach bar and decked lounge faces west – perfect for watching a beautiful Caribbean sunset. Their Happy Hour extends from 4pm – 6pm daily with 2 for 1 specials on selected cocktails and beers.
Our ten beachfront guest rooms are nestled amongst the palm trees and tropical flowers. Each stylish open-plan room is bright and airy, featuring recycled teak furniture.
All rooms enjoy fabulous views of The Sir Francis Drake Channel and the islands beyond. The rooms are duplex in design with a connecting door on the balcony that can be opened to create a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom suite.