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Peter Island

Posted by Naz on April 22, 2018
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Great Harbour of Peter Island is a popular commercial fishing spot and BVI yacht charter destination. It has excellent depth all around and is well protected. It is a pretty straightforward path, the only danger being the large can that marks the southeast corner of the marine park. It is slightly east at the mouth of the harbour.

It is best to move up into the southeastern corner of the harbor. The southeastern corner provides the best protection and anchoring in deep water. While sailing in your chartered yacht, just be careful not to tangle with other fishing boats around. The eastern shore gives you a nice anchoring but its still deeper than 30feet.

Peter Island, Photo by: britishvirginis (Source: Instagram)
Peter Island, Photo by: britishvirginis (Source: Instagram)

If you are looking for a mooring for your chartered yacht, you can head to the southwest corner, on the western side of the Great Harbour. After you have moored you can dinghy yourself to shore on the southeastern side of Great Harbour. From there you can reach Sprat Bay, the Peter Island Hotel and Deadman’s Bay on foot.

General Information

Spanning an astounding 1779 acres, Peter Island is a private Island in the British Virgin Islands. It is about 8 kilometers southwest from Tortola. It was purchased by a sailor in 1978. There, he established a resort and stayed on the island to maintain the resort. It is the largest private Island in the British Virgin Islands that visitors can charter a yacht to. Named after Pieter Andriesen, a commander in the Dutch West India Company, the ownership of the Island is bound to the Amway Corporation. The beaches on the island provide mind-blowing views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Sir Francis Drake Channel, which lures tons of yacht charter tourists every year. The Honeymoon beach and the White bay are restricted for guest use only. The largest beach on the Island is the Deadman’s Bay. It is a mile long half-moon beach that has numerous bars and restaurants open to travelers. The only hotel on the island is the Peter Island Resort, which is ranked very high by Conde Nast Traveler and Travel and Leisure.

Peter Island, Photo by: stacemosk (Source : Instagram)
Peter Island, Photo by: stacemosk (Source : Instagram)

What to do in Peter Island?

Peter Island, Photo by: wiiiam.a (Source: Instagram)

Peter Island is packed with activities for rest and relaxation. You can take a walk around the beach and see the exquisite sunset. The sunset and sunrise are both best experienced from the mountain. You can go hiking in the mountains, or take a mountain bike as a more adventurous option. There are a number of water sports to choose from, including kayaks, paddle boards, and windsurfing. Peter Island has a number of spots for snorkeling, the most popular of which lie near the Great Harbour. Besides this, there are a number of reefs surrounding Peter Island which often provide complimentary snorkeling equipment. You can go shopping at the boutique or in Road Town. The Island also provides amenities such as complimentary yoga, tennis and golfing, Ayurvedic Spa and 5-course dinner by the ocean.

Restaurant and Amenities

Tradewinds Restaurant

Tradewinds restaurant is a signature restaurant on the Island that serves Asian-Caribbean cuisine. They host special Gala Buffet on Saturday nights that feature Caribbean style preparations including salad, fresh fruit and vegetables, and meats straight from the carving station. They also serve a breakfast buffet.

Drake’s Lounge

If you are in the mood for some cocktails, frozen drinks or a laid-back lunch by the pool, Drake’s Lounge is the perfect place for you. An evening at Drake’s Lounge would give you the perfect vacation feeling as you chatter with fellow travelers and yachtsmen. Their Caribbean Martini is one of the delicacies of the island and no visit to Peters Island is complete without it.

Peter Island Resort

Peter Island Resort is a boutique resort and spa that is located right on the beach. It is one of the most popular BVI yacht charter destinations. It is a perfect space for a romantic getaway or just a relaxing vacation. It is a five-star Eco-friendly destination that provides its guests with all the facilities they need to loosen up and relax. You can visit the five beaches lining the Caribbean Sea or enjoy at the pools. There are three restaurants and bars you can choose from to have a romantic dinner with your loved ones. It provides modern amenities such as a fitness center, diving and snorkeling lessons, and hiking. The resort’s luxury spa specializes in ancient Ayurvedic treatments. You can indulge yourself in their relaxing massage and be energized for some water sports that the hotel provides. They have a host of private rooms, suite or villa to choose from. It has twice been named as one of the “Best Places to Stay in the World” by Conde Nast Traveler.

White Bay beach and Honeymoon Beach, Photo by: wiiiam.a (Source : Instagram)

Places of Interest

Silmaril Sailing, Photo by: silmaril_sailing (Source : Instagram)

Silmaril Sailing

If you are looking to go sailing in the Caribbean, Silmaril Sailing is what you need. Located at the Peter Island Marina, Silmaril is a 51 foot Hans Christian Sloop that Radiates class and elegance. It is perfect if you want to escape from the Island into the warm trade winds and go on an expedition in the Caribbean. With so much to explore, Silmaril has designed an itinerary just for its guests.

White Bay beach and Honeymoon Beach, Photo by: wiiiam.a (Source : Instagram)

White Bay beach and Honeymoon Beach

White bay beach and Honeymoon beach are two restricted beaches for guests at the Peter Island Resort. The White Bay beach faces the Norman Island. The beach offers arrangements for picnics, sunbathing, snorkeling and sea turtle watching. You can also reserve a tiki hut at the beach. Honeymoon beach offers a more intimate setting. It is a secluded beach at the end of Little Deadman’s Beach. You can indulge yourself into snorkeling at the reef or just enjoy refreshments by the beach. Water sports gears are available at the resort.

Feel the Experience at Peter Island!

Peter Island is not only the perfect Caribbean experience you can ask for but also a prime honeymoon destination. If you are looking for an intimate getaway with the love of your life, Peter Island is the dream destination for you.

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