If you’re in the mood to travel somewhere other than your everyday island destination, but still want to enjoy white sandy beaches (five to be exact), Peter Island in the British Virgin Islands, is one option you won’t soon forget. Peter Island spans across 1,800 acres and is the largest private island in the British Virgin Islands. Peter Island comes with the full package: villas, spa’s, activities, wining, dining and five beaches!
Deadman’s Beach is largest of the five beaches with a mile-long crescent of palm trees, white sand and crystal blue waters. Go for a swim, bask in the sun or watch the yacht’s go by at Little Deadman’s Beach. You can have some private time or a romantic picnic at White Bay Beach or opt for the intimate and secluded Honeymoon Beach. Honeymoon Beach is located next to Peter Islands world-class Spa and is known as one of the most romantic settings anywhere in the entire world. Lastly, Big Reef Bay & Beach is perfect for those who would love a morning jog along the trail and provides both peace and privacy for those looking for a complete escape.
When it comes to accommodations, you can choose from the ocean view A-Frame cottages or beachfront suites. The ocean view rooms will become your private getaway with a panoramic view through french doors that lead to a private furnished balcony. Each room features high vaulted beamed ceilings, air-conditioning, king size beds, waffle robes, a mini bar stocked with complimentary beverages and newly renovated bathrooms with a large walk-in shower.
The beachfront suites overlooking Deadman’s Bay, are surrounded by tropical gardens and include outdoor hammocks, a private patio and two-person Jacuzzi tubs and showers, with plush bedding amenities.
If you really want to treat yourself, you can take advantage of Peter Island’s Villa Program and customize your villa rental to include your favorite food, music, champagne and even your favorite pillows! The Crow’s Nest or Falcon’s Nest villas come with personal staff that includes a butler, a chef and a housekeeper as well as a chauffeur-driven vehicle.
Tradewinds Restaurant is Peter Islands signature spot for top class dining. The most renowned chef’s in the Caribbean serve up both bistro and Asian-Caribbean cuisine. Saturday nights are reserved for the Gala Buffet where they are known to have a twist on everything from salads, fresh seafood and meats featured at their live carving stations. Wine lovers can enjoy one (or more) of 300 selections of fine wines from the climate-controlled wine room, with floor-to-ceiling wine cases. The selection includes the Caribbean’s most exclusive collection of champagne, wine, cognac, Armagnac, grappa and eau de vie.
If Caribbean-Continental dining is more your flavor, you can head to Deadman’s Beach Bar & Grill for wood-fired pizzas, colorful buffets, signature sandwiches and Peter Island’s “finger-lickin’ good” ribs.
If you just want to enjoy a drink on the beach, Drake’s Lounge offers Caribbean Martini, a craft cocktail made with fresh juices, coconut rum, vanilla vodka and a dash of grenadine, or their signature Sipping Rum Collection. If you really want to set the mood, private beach dining is available by the waters edge, complete with candles and the moonlight.
If you’re a spa go-er, you’ll definitely want to visit Peter Island’s 10,000 square foot Spa. You can enjoy a traditional facial, massage, body treatment or hand and foot care, but you will have to experience either a coconut milk bath, the lemon grass ocean mineral bath or the lavender hibiscus mineral bath. Their specialties are the Ayurvedic treatments that use healing modalities to prevent disease, preserve health and promote longevity.
Don’t forget to have a little fun engaging in some on- and off-island activities. On-island activities include sailing, water sports, cocktail parties, a garden stroll or a horticultural tour to name a few. Off-island activities will lead you to the Virgin Gorda Sail & Snorkel Excursion, deep sea fishing, helicopter island tours and swimming with the dolphins.