Cooper Island Beach Club reopened in April 2018 and is a family-owned eco-resort which is located on the sandy shores of Manchioneel Bay, on a small island in the British Virgin Islands. The property offers an authentic, barefoot Caribbean experience with accommodation in ten stylish beachfront cottages and a chance to explore unforgettable underwater life.
Cooper Island Beach Club strives to be environmentally responsible, so its cottages have screened, louvred windows and ceiling fans which ensure that no air conditioning is needed. Most of Cooper Island Beach Club’s power is generated by the solar panel system, while rainwater is collected to feed into an irrigation system watering the flowers, fruit, vegetables and herbs that are grown on the island wherever possible. All the furniture in the cottages, restaurant and on the deck is made from recycled teak with the décor taking on driftwood tones to add to a feeling of wellbeing and comfort.
The resort's restaurant serves a varied international menu for lunch and dinner including seafood, steaks, Caribbean Rotis and Conch Fritters. Lunch on Jerk Chicken wraps, barbecued pulled pork or Cooper's Garden Salad then dine on filet of red snapper, aubergine rolls or chicken parmigiana. Bar stools & lounge furniture on the bar's deck are made from reclaimed fishing boats, creating the perfect place to watch the amazing Caribbean sunset.
Breakfast is served in a beachfront pavilion which also provides a shaded area in which to relax, while a coffee shop serves drinks, cakes and pastries throughout the day with free WiFi available. The resort's rum bar boasts the largest collection of rums in the British Virgin Islands, while a microbrewery produces beers which are served in the bars.
Cooper Island Beach Club is one of the best diving and snorkelling locations in the BVIs, with over 60 sites to choose from including Wreck Alley, where four vessels have been sunk. Sail Caribbean Divers are professionals who are on hand to set up fantastic scuba diving experiences and provide air-fills, dive trips and a range of PADI courses. There is also an on-site dive shop.
Other activities include kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming, day sails and powerboat charters to visit Virgin Gorda & The Baths, as well as deep sea fishing. Guests may choose to learn to sail on a Colgate 26’, enjoy a day’s sailing with a captain at the helm or rent a 15’ RIB.
The island's Sea Grape Boutique encourages guests to ‘buy local’ in support of local craftsmen and artists as well as selling clothing including beach and swimwear.
Located just a few miles south east of Tortola, Cooper Island is a perfect stop off point for visiting yachts. Over 30 Moor Seacure moorings are available in the bay suitable for boats up to 60ft in length/20 net tons. Visitors have access to the beach bar, gift shop and the beachfront restaurant for lunch and dinner, and can enjoy services including free Wi-Fi, shower facilities, snorkelling and swimming. Sail Caribbean Divers supply air fills, offer dive trips and rentals.
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Cooper Island is just a breath of fresh air to the British Virgin Islands. It offers fantastic value for money as the cottage style accommodation is not only affordable but just complete luxury too, with plenty of space, a large private balcony and stylish décor using recycled teak furniture in a modern style.
As the resort is so small and informal, we must point out that it is casual, bare-foot and authentic Caribbean with fewer facilities than other large resorts in the region. However, for those who want something chilled, social and unfussy, it is a great little place to just unwind and escape.
The food receives fantastic reviews from all of its previous guests which in addition to the warm and friendly service offered by the owners of Cooper Island, makes this choice of resort a winner for guests looking for a genuine good service and high standard resort amongst the many large, commercial resorts in the British Virgin Islands.
Children: Children are welcome but there is no specific menu, children's activities, babysitting facilities and children may be restricted to dining at certain times to respect all guests.
Distance from the airport: Fly to Tortola via Antigua then take the complimentary ferry transfers to Cooper Island
Complimentary facilities: Use of stand up paddleboards, snorkel equipment and kayaks, swimming.
Activities: Scuba diving, snorkelling, day sails and powerboat charters to visit other islands, day trips to Virgin Gorda & The Baths, learn to sail, deep sea fishing and fly fishing.
Diving: Sail Caribbean Divers offer a full range of PADI courses, on-site dive shop offers air fills, dive & snorkel trips. Dive packages are available from £35 per dive.
Boutique: The Sea Grape Boutique for beachwear, swimwear, and locally made crafts. International brands include Charles Albert, Island Daze, Haviana and Samson. Hats, jewelry, books, music and Cooper Island T-shirts are also available.
Wi-Fi: Complimentary Wi-Fi is available to all guests in the bar and restaurant.
Meal Arrangements: Continental breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.
Newly renovated guest cottages are set amongst palm trees just a few steps from the beach with great sea views looking towards the neighbouring islands. Please note: Rooms 11 & 12 are premium rooms, positioned higher up the hillside offering a little more privacy and views of Manchioneel Bay. An additional charge applies in order to guarantee rooms 11 and 12.
Beach Front Cottages: Open plan with recycled teak furniture in driftwood tones creates a light and airy open plan ambience. Spacious private balcony, luxurious BeautyRest four poster King-sized bed or twin beds, en suite bathroom with wetroom-style shower, a mini-refrigerator, tea & coffee making facilities, a ceiling fan, iPod dock/clock, a digital safe, an eco-friendly Earth Perfect shower plus daily housekeeping service.