British Virgin Islands Journals

Peter Island Resort

A July 2003 trip to British Virgin Islands by JLBFLA

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Quote: You won’t find nightclubs, corporate resorts, commercial restaurants, or a bevy of boutiques in this slice of paradise, but if you are lucky, you will find yourself. This shouldn’t be a difficult feat considering the idyllic setting, serene atmosphere, and unparalleled service and accommodations.

Peter Island Resort

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Overview

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Being an island, sea and sand is expected, but here, guests may choose from five beaches — one more breathtaking than the next. Deadman’s Bay stretches on for about a mile and boasts silky, white sand, coconut palms, abundant lounge chairs, and unobstructed views of Dead Chest (where the infamous pirate Blackbeard slew 15 mutinous men with just one sword and a bottle of rum) and Salt Islands. If you’re seeking some physical activity, Deadman’s is the beach to windsurf, kayak and sail with Peter island’s natural athlete and instructor, Shermon King. His smiling face and cool wit will give you the confidence of a professional in no time at all. Honeymoon Beach is the resort's most intimate, and couples ...Read More
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While beachside, be sure to take lunch at Deadman’s Beach Bar & Grill. Relax and breathe a sigh of content at this open-air restaurant that boasts serene views of turquoise waters and surrounding islands. Be sure to try the grilled swordfish or warm grilled calamari salad with tabouli and arugula, followed by divinely decadent chocolate chip cookies and fresh fruit for dessert. Dinner will most likely take you oceanside, to Tradewinds Resataurant (overlooking the Sir Francis Drake Channel), where veteran Chef Wilford "Willo" Stoutt prepares sophisticated, tongue-tantalizing continental and West Indian dishes. His specialties include "famous" Crab Cakes, Carmalized Red Snapper Fill...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 2, 2004

Complete Report of Peter Island Resort

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Story/Tip

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"I’ve been here for 30 years, but I call it a couple of mornings," says Hugh "Benji" Benjamin, concierge extraordinaire at the Peter Island Resort. I, however, visited this amazing place for only five days and left it wishing that my visit could have lasted 30 years. In fact, this magical and majestic gem of an island had me entranced in just under 30 seconds. Situated on 1200 magnificent acres, and surrounded by the crystal waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Sir Francis Drake Channel, Peter Island is located just four miles south of Tortola. Even though Peter Island (part of the 60 islands, quays and reefs that comprise the British Virgin Islands) is visible from other islands and ...Read More