My wife and I are on the flight back from Peter Island to Chicago and if it wasn't for our dog, we may have stayed forever.
First off, we are 38 and have traveled to many tropical destinations, having been to Four Seasons Costa Rica, Ritz Grand Cayman, Maroma in Riviera Maya and One and Only Bahamas. I have to say while we enjoyed every vacation, Peter Island surpassed our expectations.
The staff could not have been more accommodating. Special thanks to the bartender Captain for going above and beyond. Jean Kelly was wonderful and so much fun, Rozelle, Raquel "Welch", Maxine, Wilbert the GM, Donnette, Eldore, Wilsey, Susan at the beach, Jennefer, Sean, Vernon at the ocean activities center...etc. There were more, but my mind is still in vacation mode.
We stayed in an Ocean Front room. Nothing better than walking out your back and having a hammock to lounge on while napping or star gazing and the waves breaking 20 yards away. It made for wonderful sleeping. We did not see the ocean view rooms, but if you can spend a bit more, do the ocean front rooms. While not stuffy, the room was tastefully decorated, had a fantastic bed, double shower and oversized jacuzzi.
The beaches were wonderful. From the main Deadman's beach and all of the free activities and gorgeous caribbean water, which truly was amazing. We took a kayak out every day and checked out honeymoon beach which is a great little beach for couples. They only allow one couple at a time on that beach. The other was White Bay which they will drive you to and give you a picnic on the beach. It is more rustic and desolate and a fun way to have a quiet picnic with your loved one. The snorkeling is best at this beach as well.
The food was wonderful. We had the breakfast buffet every day, as it was included using our Amex Platinum Card. Definitely try Jean Kelly's famous French Toast as well. Dinner was great. They alternated between Tradewinds and the more casual Dead Mans Beach Grille. The Pig Roast buffet was a lot of fun on Wednesday and they do a private wine dinner with 5 other couples each Thursday as well, which we heard was great. The fish dishes were excellent and the tenderloin was surprisingly awesome.
It was a great mix of people from retirees to honeymooners. We met wonderful couples from NYC to London to Virginia. It was a great mix and we enjoyed the fact that there were no little kids on the island as well.
I would recommend a daysail if you like to boat or want to do some more adventurous snorkeling or scuba. They can set you up at the dive shop. We did a daysail to Norman Island, which was one of the highlights.
Keep in mind, if you come into Tortola after 5, you will most likely have to take the gerry from the marina about 20 minutes away. On the way there we took the ferry from that marina. Fortunately, on the way back the ferry took us right to Beef Island, where the airport is located.
If you are looking for casual luxury in a beautiful setting, don't hesitate and go to Peter Island. The setting, people, food and accommodations made for a perfect trip. We will see you again within the next year or sooner. Thanks!