Peter Island Resort

Tortola, Caribbean

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    Your very own treasure island

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    Your very own treasure island

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    Your very own treasure island

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    Your very own treasure island

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    Your very own treasure island

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    Your very own treasure island

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    Your very own treasure island

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    Your very own treasure island

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    Your very own treasure island

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    Your very own treasure island

Why we choose Peter Island Resort

Set on 1,800 lush acres, Peter Island Resort & Spa is the only property on the entire island

  • Two of the villas have a personal chef and butler service
  • The private wine room is a 2,200-bottle wine cellar
  • It’s the largest private island in the British Virgin Islands

Peter Island is a quintessential Caribbean experience on a very private island. And while the concept is the ultimate in exclusivity, it’s something to get used to for globe-trotters who like a bustling nightlife scene. Hint: There isn’t one here, unless you create it yourself. When the staff goes home at night, it’s just you and the guests from the other 54 rooms. Mingle on the beach, linger at the bar or cuddle up with your travel partner in the peace and quiet of the island—those are your options. If that sounds like heaven on earth, you and Peter Island will get along famously.

What you need to know about the hotel

A total escape from the everyday where you can hide away in complete privacy or live it up on the water

  • Reserve a private dinner on the beach, complete with tiki torches, rolling waves as your dinner music and a dedicated server
  • The six-bedroom Falcon’s Nest Villa is a 22,000-square-foot gated estate with an enormous wrap-around verandah, cabana, private pool and hot tub
  • The 10,000-square-foot spa has 10 indoor treatment rooms, two outdoor bohios and a raised horizon/infinity lounge pool

This intimate resort on Peter Island has only 55 accommodations, including three villa estates, on beautifully manicured grounds and with water views from every direction. The rooms feature modern palettes, bright Caribbean accents and furnished patios or balconies, while the villas consist of architectural styles ranging from Santa Barbara Coastal to Barcelona style.

The many beaches and bodies of water around the island offer water-based activities like snorkeling, paddleboating, kayaking and windsurfing. Land-based options include beach volleyball; hiking/biking trails; tennis; nightly movies; a swimming pool; fitness center; a spa with Ayurveda-inspired treatments, wellness therapies and fitness center; and four restaurants and lounges, including signature restaurant Tradewinds with German china, French silverware and Italian crystal.

Where is it and what's nearby

The BVI’s Peter Island is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and the Sir Francis Drake Channel

  • Take a day trip to Virgin Gorda’s Baths—massive granite boulders forming a collection of mysterious sea-flooded pools you can climb through
  • Go for a private sail of the BVIs, where you can explore the treasures on land or opt for a snorkel tour
  • Want to get better acquainted with the local flora? The resort’s head gardener conducts educational horticultural tours every week

Adventure seems to be in the very air at Peter Island, located four miles south of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands—maybe because the area has so many stories to tell. For example, Dead Chest Island, the visual focal point of the island’s Deadman’s Bay, is the legendary site where Blackbeard marooned 15 mutinous men with only a sword and cask of rum—spawning “Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.” Meanwhile, nearby Norman Island is thought to be the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island.

How to enjoy Tortola

Although it is the largest of the British Virgin Isles, Tortola is just 13 miles by three. Encircled by dazzlingly bright white sand and shaded by palms and fragrant hibiscus, the island is a charming haven, floating in crystal clear turquoise sea

  • Cane Garden Bay is argued to be the best beach, but with nothing even coming close to ‘worst’ we wonder if the title should be shared by all
  • The British Virgin Islands are famed for their exquisite postage stamps. Check out the post office on Main Street and maybe send a letter home
  • For insight into a Sugar Cane distillery, visit the rustic Callwood Rum Distillery. You can still buy rum here, as well as art and gifts

Filled with pirates and fuelled by the ill-gotten gains of slavery, Tortola’s history is as compelling as it is terrible. Blackbeard and Captain Kidd are alleged to be among the first permanent settlers of the island, later followed by plantation owners and their African slave labor. Today there is no sign of the violence and evil that this history suggests. Instead you will find some of the most affluent residents of the Caribbean, mouth watering local cuisine and a laid-back beach bar style nightlife.

Tortola’s beaches are stunning and rarely crowded. Lie on a perfect crescent of untouched white sand and dream up a story about finding a footprint on the beach of a deserted tropical isle. Robert Louis Stevenson did just that. Not far from where you are lying, just south of Tortola is the tiny Norman Isle, widely believed to be the inspiration for Treasure Island. Charter a yacht, if you haven’t already brought your own, to explore Norman Isle and other hidden coves and cays around Tortola.

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    When to visit Tortola

    Visit in March to see the British Virgin Islands Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival where more than 150 boats race from Nanny Cay. Check your moon calendar to time your visit to coincide with the monthly Bomba’s Shack Full Moon Party.

  • A word from the hotel

    See if you can find me harvesting from the chef’s secret garden, you will be surprised to see what we grow!
    Lisa Sellers, Executive Chef

  • A word from the hotel

    We create memorable experiences daily, our Saturday night Gala buffet with entertainment is one not to be missed!
    Kevin Phillips, Maître d’Hôtel

  • We say

    Since this is the only resort on the island it really is a desert island dream.

  • You need to know

    The best way to get here is to fly into Tortola and arrange in advance for the resort yacht to meet you and whisk you across to the island in just a few minutes. Alternatively, take the leisurely route by ferry from St Thomas.


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