As soon as you cruise into Peter Island’s mega-yacht harbor, you know you’ve reached a one-of-a-kind paradise. A true private island escape located in the British Virgin Islands, Peter Island Resort & Spa is accessible only by boat or helicopter. Every guest has access to the treasures of the entire 1,800-acre island including five pristine beaches, lush palm groves and tropical mountains. The resort offers a diverse collection of luxurious accommodations from the fully staffed private villas; Falcon’s Nest, Hawk’s Nest and Crow’s Nest, to Beachfront Junior Suites just steps from the sea, or charming Ocean View Rooms.
Home to one of the Caribbean’s most spectacular spas, the 10,000 square foot oasis boasts 10 treatment rooms, 2 sea-side outdoor bohios, a relaxation room, private pool, Jacuzzi and a staff of talented therapists who take pampering to a hypnotic level. Peter Island recruits its spa talent from the far reaches of the globe including certified Ayurvedic therapists from India and incredible massage specialists from Bali. At Peter Island, can choose to be active at every moment, lounge in a beachside hammock each and every day to combine a bit of both. Just some of the many activities to enjoy include exploring the island and the surrounding Virgin Islands, sailing, Scuba diving, wind surfing, deep sea fishing, paddle boarding, snorkelling, playing tennis, taking a morning yoga class and biking or hiking the island’s scenic 5-mile Sunset Loop.
Peter Island Resort takes food and wine seriously. Elegantly presented classic cuisine with a Caribbean touch is served at the resort’s more formal dining option, ‘Tradewinds’, an intimate restaurant with captivating views of the sea. Tradewinds has been recognized as one of TheDailyMeal.com’s world’s top 100 hotel restaurants for three consecutive years. The resort’s wine collection recently received and ‘Award of Excellence’ from Wine Spectator magazine. For more casual sand-in-your-toes dining, ‘Deadman’s Beach Bar & Grill’ serves a variety of classic and local island flavors and hosts a popular weekly Caribbean buffet night with live steel drum music. Couples looking for romantic, private dining can have a special meal for two on the beach. A weekly vintners dinner is held in Tradewinds’ private wine room featuring incredible wines from the resort’s cellar that are artfully paired with Chef Lisa Sellers’ cuisine using ingredients from her island garden.
There’s no better place to learn to sail than the British Virgin Islands, renowned as the sailing capital of the Caribbean. Peter Island Resort’s Learn-To-Sail package is available year round and includes 5 nights accommodation, 3 days of sailing instruction with Swain Sailing School, all meals including unlimited picnics and other complimentary amenities including water sports instruction, yoga classes, night-lit
outdoor tennis courts and more. Guests who successfully complete the course and pass the exam will receive internationally recognized US Sailing Basic Keelboat certification. The program is available to singles, couples and families for up to 4 people. Rates for the Learn-To-Sail package start at $4,700 for two people in an Ocean View Room. Rates do not include tax or service charges.
For those who know how to sail and want to perfect their skills and get certified, a one-day Basic Keelboat Challenge course is available. Guests who wish to dip their toes into a less intensive sailing experience can inquire about Swain Sailing School’s 3-hour Introduction to Sailing course. Guests looking to enjoy the sailing capital of the Caribbean with someone else at the helm can book the resort’s Ashore/Afloat Sailing Package which includes 5 nights of on-island accommodation and 2 nights aboard Peter Island’s crewed 51’ Hans Christian sailboat, Silmaril. Silmaril also offers sunset sails and private charters for Peter Island guests.
Another favorite activity for workout warriors is the resort’s Island-Athlon Challenge – a great way to boost your physical activity and have a sense of achievement while supporting the local BVI community. “In years past, most of our guests would claim a beach hammock and that would be the daytime activity for their entire vacation. Now every morning guests are running, hiking and biking the island’s scenic 5-Mile Loop,” states General Manager, Wilbert Mason. “With the growing popularity of tri-athlon competitions, it occurred to us that Peter Island has all the land and sea components needed to create an athletic challenge that guests can enjoy during their stay. The donation we make to a local charity on guests’ behalf when they successfully complete the course is an added benefit to the personal sense of accomplishment one gets from completing the challenge.”
One of the resort’s newest additions is the Island-Style Spa Boot Camp -- a perfect way to launch a new fitness regimen or take an existing workout routine to the next level. The package includes 5 nights in a Beach Front Junior Suite or Ocean View Room, and 3 days of intensive ‘island-style’ training with a personal trainer, yoga sessions and a daily spa treatment to sooth sore muscles, rejuvenate the body and enhance the benefits of the island-style workouts. Personal training sessions incorporate Peter Island’s natural resources into each workout including the steep, hilly terrain of the island’s 5-Mile Loop for running, biking or hiking -- long stretches of soft sand beaches and calm seas that are perfect for resistance training and cardio workouts that may include swimming, paddle boarding and sea kayaking. Rates for the Island-Style Spa Boot Camp package start at $5,392 exclusive of tax and service charges.
Peter Island takes great pride in delivering true Caribbean, make-yourself-at-home hospitality. From the water sports team at the marina, to the waiters and chefs in our restaurants, to resort colleagues who have warmly welcomed guests to the island for many years, the staff’s mission is to make every stay a memory of a lifetime.
For the ultimate in luxury and privacy, Peter Island offers an ‘Island Buyout’ program to have the island all to yourself with your friends and family – the perfect option for weddings, family reunions, special anniversaries and birthdays. For VIPs looking to keep the paparazzi at bay, Peter Island is one of the few vacation destinations in the Caribbean that has no-fly-zone capabilities.
For more information about Peter Island Resort & Spa, please visit www.peterisland.com or call 1-800-346-4451.