Peter Island Resort and Spa
What We Love
- A choice of five secluded beaches
- Superspacious guestrooms and villas
- The staff can arrange a catered picnic for two on your own private beach
- Free nonmotorized sports
What To Know
- WiFi is free; rooms don’t have TVs
- Daytrippers are allowed to use the spa and restaurants
- Peter Island can be hard to get to; see transfer information under Maps & Attractions above
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
You’ll feel as if you’ve been marooned on a Caribbean isle, in style, at this resort on a private island a 20-minute boat ride from Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. There are no cars or crowds here, but you will find five private beaches, a swanky yacht club and a spa, plus dozens of hiking trails spread across 1,800 acres.
Bed and Bath
The 52 guestrooms at Peter Island are spacious, with white timber-frame walls and pitched roofs, but they avoid Caribbean clichés (no floral bedspreads or tropical fruit motifs here). Beach Front Junior Suites offer direct access to the sand while Ocean View Rooms, nestled between the marina and main pool, have pretty vistas of Tortola and cool breezes blowing off Sir Francis Drake’s passage. Private patio gardens with hammocks encourage relaxation in all rooms.
Most days here are spent lounging on Deadman’s Beach, where you can plant your toes in the sand at the beach bar over a lunch of fresh fish and Red Stripe. More active types can try kayaking, snorkeling or taking the Hobie Cat out for a spin — or try all three, since the nonmotorized sports are free. The resort’s one formal restaurant, Tradewinds, serves authentic Caribbean dishes, with a full buffet each Saturday night. For sundowners, head to Drake’s Channel Lounge for a Landscape cocktail (Midori, mango and raspberry).
How to Get There
I have always wanted to visit the BVI and my boyfriend surprised me with this holiday! Stunning views, would be difficult to beat. Don't miss out on the hilltop spa, treatments were luxurious and I have never had a more relaxing massage. Deadmans beach is a must, just glorious. The staff can make or break a holiday and they were just so friendly, I did not want to go home!
The location is beautiful. The options for dining and relaxing range from formal to beach side bar. The island allows for nice hikes and a beautiful remote romantic beach that is isolated fort eh main hotel and bungalos
Huddled high in the hills, it has four colourful bedrooms with wraparound views, a butler, and a chef who'll whip up any meal you can dream of. Wonderful. Zip straight to the enormous hilltop spa (space really is in abundance here), where the 10 treatment rooms have 180˚ views of hammock-strung Big Reef Bay.
Forget gadgets and gimmicks - this is all about the power of touch. The fab spa specialises in Ayurvedic treatments to detoxify and rejuvenate, and the Abhyanga four-hand treatment is the Rolls-Royce of massages. As the name suggests, you have not one but two therapists working their magic as warm herbal oil is melted into the skin with a delightful combination of varying strokes and intuitive movements.
On a clear evening, it's worth taking a buggy ride to the highest point of the resort (it is steep!) to watch the sunset over the neighbouring islands. The staff will pack you a picnic - make sure to order the famous BVI cocktail of spicy ginger with zesty lemons, served on the rocks with rum.