Peter Island-Discover paradise
A few thousand years after giant volcanic eruptions formed the Virgin Islands, Peter Island was home to the rich, the famous and the infamous, from Christopher Columbus and Sir Francis Drake to the pirate Blackbeard and various Dutch, German and Spanish planters and privateers. But it wasn't until the late 1960s, when Norway's Torlof Smedvig became smitten with the island, that it actually began to gain a reputation as a high-quality tourist resort. With the help of his wife and a team of workers, Torlof added 20 A-frames, a harbor, a marina, a clubhouse, a pool, a lobby bar, a dining room and, finally, guests to the majestic island, thus beginning the modern history of Peter Island Resort & Spa.
In 1978, an avid sailor purchased Peter Island after sailing past it several years before. He then established the world-class resort that exists today and lived on the island to ensure that every aspect of the resort was perfect and that the island's beauty and serenity were preserved. His commitment lives on to this day, and his children still oversee every aspect of Peter Island Resort & Spa, preserving both their father's legacy and the resort's most important amenity: the pristine natural beauty of the island itself.
All this means Peter Island's place in history as one of the most vibrant, luxurious and inspiring places on the planet is in good hands.
The British Virgin Islands are located approximately 1,200 miles southeast of Miami and 70 miles east of Puerto Rico. Peter Island is just five miles south of Tortola and is served by ferry, helicopter and our private yacht.
ARRIVING THROUGH ST. THOMAS
If traveling to Peter Island through St. Thomas' Cyril King International Airport, be sure to arrive before 2:30pm on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Before claiming your baggage, check-in with the Tropic Tours desk, our airport representative. They will direct you to an awaiting taxi for a 15-minute ride to the Peter Island Ferry where you can wait in air-conditioned comfort, or, if there is time, shop a little in Charlotte Amalie. The ferry departs St. Thomas at 3:30pm for a gorgeous 90-minute trip (brief customs stop) to Peter Island. Returns to St. Thomas depart at 8:30am from Peter Island (Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only), so schedule your departures for after noon. Round-trip total, including Tropic Tours taxi, is $199 per person and will be added to your room charges. Reservations for the ferry service must be made in advance with our Reservations Office.
ARRIVING THROUGH TORTOLA
Another popular way to reach Peter Island is to arrive through Tortola's Beef Island Airport (EIS). If you are connecting through San Juan, Puerto Rico, we can send a ferry any day or time to pick you up. If you choose this option, please provide us your arriving and departing flights into and from Beef Island Airport. Once we receive this information, we will be able to schedule your transfers.
Once you arrive at Beef Island Airport from San Juan, you will have to clear customs and immigration to retrieve your luggage. A Peter Island Resort Representative will be there to greet you afterward. The greeter will escort you to a taxi that will take you to the Peter Island Ferry Dock. The ferry ride into Peter Island is approximately 30 minutes. Cost for this transfer is $60 per person round-trip ($35 per person one way), which includes the taxi and ferry, and is not payable until checkout.
OTHER WAYS TO REACH PETER ISLAND
Public ferry schedules from Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, to Road Town, Tortola, can be found at BVIWelcome.com. The public ferry will drop off in Road Town, Tortola, where you will then take a taxi to the Peter Island dock (CSY) and transfer to Peter Island on our private ferry. Please let us know which ferry option you will be taking so we know when to expect you. Round-trip transfers from Tortola are $60 per person.
Private water taxis can be chartered with Dohm's Water Taxi (340.775.6501), located in St. Thomas. Starting at $600 one way from St. Thomas to Peter Island, the trip takes approximately 90 minutes.
Commercial flights are also available through Air Sunshine (800.327.8900) from St. Thomas to Tortola (Beef Island Airport, EIS). Arrange the Peter Island Ferry pickup service upon arrival. Available on demand, the flight takes approximately 15 minutes and starts at $125 per person one way.
Helicopter transfer from St. Thomas to Peter Island can also be arranged via Caribbean Buzz Helicopters (340.775.7335 / info@Caribbean-Buzz.com). One-way trips start at $1100 for 2 guests plus luggage. Travel time is approximately 30 minutes. Visit Caribbean-Buzz.com for more information.
DINING ON PETER ISLANDONLY
ONLY THE FRESHEST.
Those are the two key ingredients in every meal prepared in all Peter Island's Caribbean restaurants. From Jean Kelly's addictive coconut-crusted French toast to fresh-to-table dinners prepared with ingredients from our chef's organic garden to the sumptuous table laid for the island's Wine Dinner to every bite in between.
A delicious slice of heaven. In paradise. As Peter Island's signature restaurant, Tradewinds features the Caribbean's most renowned chefs serving delicious bistro and Asian-Caribbean cuisine. Warm breezes whisper as the delicate chimes of German china, French silverware and Italian crystal fill the air. Be sure to make a special visit on Saturday nights for our legendary Tradewinds Gala Buffet, featuring Caribbean dining twists on everything from salads, vegetables and fruits to fresh seafood and meats featured at our live carving stations. But beware: get too full and you'll miss out on an amazing variety of homemade desserts, including Peter Island's famous Bananas Foster. Casual resort wear can be worn for dinner. Tradewinds also serves a breakfast buffet with live omelet station and an à la carte menu option. If you'd prefer your meal delivered, room service is available from any of our restaurant menus during restaurant hours. Just ask and we will deliver.
On Peter Island, we know extraordinary food and premier wine go together like sun and sand. This is why we have added a wine room to Tradewinds, complete with a mahogany banquet table, floor-to-ceiling wine cases and precise climate control. The variety and quality of wine offered in the Tradewinds Wine Room are reflected in more than 300 selections, including the Caribbean's most exclusive collection of champagne, wine, cognac, Armagnac, grappa and eau de vie. Every Thursday, the Tradewinds Wine Room is also home to our Wine Dinner, a five-course meal created by Executive Chef Lisa Sellers and hosted by Food & Beverage Director Rimple Nayyar, where each plate is expertly paired with a wine.
DEADMAN'S BEACH BAR & GRILL
The only reason you'll want to leave the sun. Surrounded by sea grapes and palms, Deadman's Beach Bar & Grill serves a tempting fusion of Caribbean and continental flavors for lunch every day and dinner on alternating nights. Guests can enjoy delicious wood-fired pizzas, colorful buffets, signature sandwiches and Peter Island's "finger-lickin' good" ribs, or soak up the sun on the beachside deck with a delicious blended drink. Deadman's Beach Bar & Grill also offers beach delivery service, which means guests can order right from the sand with just a raise of a flag. And the vibe is anything but "dead" at Deadman's. A steel drum band sets the mood on select Sunday afternoons and thrills guests with a repeat performance to spice up Wednesday nights at our Caribbean Buffet. For dress requirements, sports attire is worn throughout the day. Cover-ups are worn over swimsuits during meals.
A perfect complement to a day at the beach. Amid cushioned chaises and soothing breezes, Drake's Lounge serves sumptuous cocktails, frozen drinks and lunch by the pool every day of the week. In the evenings, Drake's Lounge becomes a popular gathering place for guests and yachtsmen. Resort favorites include our Caribbean Martini, a craft cocktail made with fresh juices, coconut rum, vanilla vodka and a dash of grenadine, and our signature Sipping Rum Collection. Stop by just to soak it all in and slow it all down. For dress requirements, sports attire is worn throughout the day. Cover-ups are worn over swimsuits during meals.
PRIVATE BEACH DINING
A private table by the water's edge, lit by just flickering tiki torches, candles and the moonlight. Your meal is preordered, your favorite bottle of wine is professionally paired, the sun sets, a gently glowing candle fights the breeze, the waves break and your heart melts. This is romance, up close and personal, on the shores of Peter Island.
BEACHES WHICH BEACH YOU
CHOOSE WILL LIKELY BE THE MOST DIFFICULT
DECISION YOU MAKE EVERY DAY.
Five pristine white sand Caribbean beaches, each one with its own unique personality, ensure that each day at the beach is a totally different day at the beach.
THE SPA AT PETER ISLANDIF YOU THOUGHT YOUR STAY ON PETER ISLAND COULDN'T POSSIBLY GET ANY MORE RELAXING, THINK AGAIN.
Our 10,000-square-foot Spa at Peter Island offers all the necessities for mind, body and spirit. It includes 10 indoor treatment rooms, two outdoor bohios, couples suites, a beach-side Jacuzzi and a tranquility garden-all with spectacular views of Big Reef Bay. And as if massages, scrubs and wraps, facials, hair treatments, manicures, and pedicures weren't enough, our Caribbean spa specializes in Ayurvedic treatments, a traditional system of Indian medicine renowned for detoxifying and rejuvenating the body.
PETER ISLAND MARINATHE
With top-notch berthing facilities, a naturally protected lagoon, and a friendly and knowledgeable staff ready to assist you the moment you dock, arriving by water at the Peter Island Marina is a breathtaking experience.
And that's not even the best part. When you're a guest of the Peter Island Marina, you're a guest of the entire island. Which means you can shake off your sea legs at any of our beaches, pools, restaurants and bars or any of the incredible amenities available on Peter Island. And that includes the spa, which you may have read about in Condé Nast Traveler, Brides, Travel & Leisure, Gayot, Beverly Hills Lifestyle or any number of other magazines that have recently run features on the Spa at Peter Island.
SCUBA, HIKE, BIKE
OR TAKE YOGA CLASSES.
OR DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING AT ALL.
You can paddleboard, kayak or take a day trip to one of the other incredible islands, reefs or attractions nearby. You can organize a dive trip through Paradise Watersports, Peter Island's own on-island dive shop. Or you can just lie back in one of Peter Island's trademark hammocks and stare across the turquoise water at Dead Chest Island, the rocky outcrop with a pirate history. The opportunities for adventure, escape and relaxation are absolutely endless.
if you're looking for island living at its finest, "Heavenly Hideaways" perfectly describes our three magnificent private villas. Each one with spectacular views of the surrounding islands, each one with private pools, each and every one beautifully furnished and perfectly appointed. Decisions, decisions, decisions.
Perched high atop one of the island’s most picturesque bluffs, the crown jewel of our private luxury villas overlooks White Bay Beach and offers views of Norman Island and distant St. John. A Barcelona-style villa estate consisting of three separate residences with six spacious suites, seven baths and three half baths, Falcon’s Nest totals 21,645 interior square feet.
This true Caribbean-style villa overlooks legendary Deadman’s Bay and Sprat Bay, where yachts and sailboats gently ply the calm blue waters. Imagine waking each morning and viewing the world below from your nest high above it all.
The Crow’s Nest, set atop a cliff overlooking the majestic waters of Sir Francis Drake Channel, affords panoramic views of the sea and Virgin Islands in all directions. A blue horizon line is punctuated by the rocks and flora of islands and islets and by the masts and sails of passing vessels.
The ultimate island fantasy. A tropical island reserved exclusively just for you and your invited guests. Peter Island is the perfect site for an executive event, a company conference, a family reunion, an unforgettable birthday party, a romantic anniversary or the definitive destination wedding.