Peter Island is a private island that is blessed with numerous white sandy beaches. It is home to the Peter Island Resort & Spa that is located on its north & eastern shores.
You have a good choice of anchorages around this large island. We prefer Great Harbour when our guests wish to visit the resort. This is a large very secure anchorage on the northern side of the island. There is great snorkeling in this anchorage and it is also a good place for water sports due to its protected flat water. It’s only a 5 minute walk from the beach here to the Peter Island Resort and 10 minutes to the restaurant on Deadmans Beach.
Peter Island Resort has a lot to offer, it’s a great place to enjoy lunch ashore in their beachfront restaurant at Deadmans Beach. This beach is idyllic, it has a crescent shaped beach lined with palm trees. The restaurant has a wood-burning pizza oven, and they serve the local dish Chicken Roti’s that is always a favourite. During the winter season a steel band plays at lunchtime every Sunday. After lunch you can chill out and relax on a lounger or on one of the rope hammocks slung between the palm trees on the beach.
For the energetic guest onboard you can hire a Hobbie Cat by the hour from Deadmans Beach water sports. There are also several great hikes on Peter Island. Our favorite hike is Sunset Loop which is a 5 mile hike round trip from the hotel reception area. You walk along the crest of the island to the very southern most tip where you can sit down and enjoy the stunning panoramic views west over Norman Island and St John USVI. There are some step inclines at the start of this hike, however all the roadways are graded for a vehicle so it is easy under foot. There are also two fresh water drink stations a long the way, but it is a good idea to take a bottle of water with you.
Prefer to indulge then the Peter Island Spa is the best in the Caribbean; we know we’ve tried them all out! Here they have trained staff that can even offer you the Ayurvedic Indian Head Massage, not many spas offer this service in the Caribbean. The Spa has a lovely swimming pool with loungers, and it is rare to find it crowded.
Other anchorages around the island include White Bay. This location is great providing that there is no southerly wind or swell. It also has really good snorkeling at this location. There is also a day anchorage off Deadmans Beach, however dinghies are not allowed to land guests ashore on this beach, it is protected by a swim area. This anchorage is not recommended at night-time and it is generally very rolly because it is on the islands east shore so open to all the wind and swell.
Why not checkout Peter Island, whilst on a Luxury Crewed Charter of the BVI’s aboard the beautiful monohull SY Pacific Wave.