Uninhabited and unexplored this idyllic private island has, so it’s said, been home to the rich, famous and infamous – from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake and even the feared pirate Blackbeard. Today Peter Island is the ultimate, luxury escape with stunning beaches and acres to explore on foot or by bike.
Accommodation here is all-encompassing and the Ocean View Rooms are just steps from the pool and are beautifully appointed. Décor is stylish with flashes of green and marine blue, and oversize balconies come complete with hammocks perfect for indulgent sunny afternoons. Our favourite suites however are the Beach Front Junior Suites – just a coconuts throw from Deadmans Beach you are surrounded by the fragrance of tropical blooms, have direct access to the pristine white sands and can relax on your private balcony or patio, or even in the Jacuzzi baths for two. Vast king size beds and spectacular views over Deadmans Bay, Dead Chest Island and the hazy outline of the British Virgin Islands beyond complete the picture – sheer bliss!
Dining on Peter Island is a gourmet extravaganza of Asian-Caribbean fusion and the Gala Buffet on a Saturday night is unmissable. At Deadmans Beach Bar & Grill you can dine with the warm sand between your toes, surrounded by sea grapes and with the breeze in your hair – perfect for sun-kissed lunches. On Sunday afternoons a steel band provides the background music and the vibe is anything but ‘dead’. For chilled treats and decadent cocktails head to Drakes Lounge, a popular spot with passing boaties and yachtsmen. Stop by, soak up the atmosphere and just slow down.
With 5 beaches on offer you are spoilt for choice, Deadmans Beach is the place for watersports whilst White Bay Beach is where you go for arguably the best snorkelling on the island. Honeymoon Beach is a heaven-sent slender crescent of white sand where there is just room for two. Wherever you lay your towel you can be sure that the water will be crystal clear and the sands warm and powder soft. In addition there is sanctuary-inspired spa and a plethora of activities to enjoy from sailing, windsurfing and diving to cycling, tennis and hiking.