Peter Island, British Virgin Islands.
To enjoy the amenities of the 5 star resort on the privately owned Peter Island, one must pay a high price for the lavish accommodations. Or, we can sail into Sprat Bay, grab a mooring ball, and enjoy the super-fine beaches, two restaurants, beach bar and idyllic surroundings for the cost of the mooring.
There’s 1,800 acres of uninhabited, unsurpassed privacy, lush vegetation and excellent snorkeling. A two minute walk from the dock brings you to the gorgeous beach at palm-fringed Deadman’s Bay which faces the Atlantic but is protected by a reef. Lying off the Bay is Dead Chest Island. Pirates sailed here; from Blackbeard and Sir Francis Drake to Columbus.
Sprat Bay is well- protected for a comfortable overnight mooring. There are only a few mooring balls so we’ll need to try to get here early! The main restaurant and shop are located near the pier while another restaurant and bar are on the long white stretch of Deadman’s Beach.
Peter Island, between Norman Island and Salt Island, is located about 4 mi. southwest of Road Town, Tortola and is part of the BVI archipelago that runs along the Sir Francis Drake Channel. Between Dead Chest Island and Salt is the Rhone Marine Park, site of the BVI’s most popular dive site – The Wreck of the Rhone. Part of the wreck lies in 40 ft. of water and can be seen by snorkeling.
Surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, the Sir Francis Drake Channel and the Atlantic Ocean, Peter Island has spectacular views.