Cooper Island Beach Club, Manchioneel Bay, Cooper Island
British Virgin Islands
Tel: 800 542 4624
Concierge.com's insider take:
You wanted away from it all? This "beach club" has no cars, shops, or main electricity (a generator powers up in the evening). The water supply, as they put it, "comes from the sky," and the toilets flush with seawater. In each of the 12 simple timber rooms with wicker chairs and a balcony are a battery-powered fridge (stocked if you ask ahead), a small kitchen, and a semioutdoor (solar-heated) shower. Instead of nightclubs, TVs, or the Internet, you have kayaks and scuba rental, plus two waterfront restaurants serving good simple food like jerk-chicken wraps, surf and turf, and conch fritters. Aside from this, it's beach, beach, beach. Cooper island is about a mile and a half by half a mile and has a population of a handful of private residents, plus the hotel owners. Plus goats.
Closed in September.