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“Amazing Week In Peter Island” 5 of 5 stars
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Peter Island Resort
4.5 of 5 Resort   |   P.O. Box 211, Road Town | Tortola, 00801 2409, Peter Island   |  
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“Amazing Week In Peter Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012 via mobile

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!

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Edgewood, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

This was our 1st trip to Peter Island. We visited during the last week of November. It was truly an awesome vacation; we are already talking about going back.

We flew into St. Thomas. It’s nice that on your way to your bags, there’s a stand setup offering free shots of their rum (Cruzan). A great way to start the trip – tasting island rum. Then you stop by the Tropic Tours desk in the baggage claim area – they will have your name on the list. Grab your bags, then the tour guys take you to a shuttle where you will meet others heading to the resort with you. It’s a short ride, and then you get on the boat. They have a couple boats for this. Then you head to Tortola for a customs check, finally off to Peter Island. Customs was very lax on the way, but scanned our luggage on our way home, from the island.

When you get to the island, you are greeted by a couple of the resort personnel. It reminded me of the show “Fantasy Island”. You are handed a towel scented with ginger (I think) to freshen up a bit, then they cart you to your room. The rooms are adorable (my wife’s comment). Even with the explanations & instructions from the “greeters” I found myself a bit lost. It’s very relaxing here; it took me some time to adjust. The room was plenty large enough, and the bathroom was perfect with 2 sinks. There was no TV in the room, but I was told that you could request one. The radio only gets something like 2 stations. The only problems I had were 1) the bed is a bit firm, 2) the remote control for the room temp is confusing. My advice is “if the room is fine when you arrive – don’t adjust anything”. There is a club house with a Widescreen TV, Pool Table, and a PC. Wifi is also available, and does work pool-side. There is also a fitness center with a TV; it’s located past the Deadman’s Beach Bar.

The grounds are spectacular with 1 view more amazing than the next. The pool is quiet with a nice view of Tortola and has plenty of chairs to lounge in. It’s right next to the Tradewinds bar & restaraunt. Deadman’s Beach is the place to be: Bar & lunch service on the beach, a few anchored yachts, warm water, some beach activities, umbrellas & tables with plenty of comfortable lounge chairs. I could have stayed there all day, every day.

We did the 5 mile walk. It is not an easy walk but the views are unimaginable. There are a few resting spots along the way with water coolers (thank God). Note: this is not a 5 mile walk around the entire island; it’s a walk to the Sunset Loop. You cannot walk around the whole island. We did not do White Bay nor Honeymoon Bay. Other’s said that White Bay was nice.

We did take the free shuttle to Road Town, Tortola. I would not recommend this because it’s not really a tourist town. There was really nothing to see or do. If you do go, the only place we liked was Pusser’s Bar.

We also joined a group of fellow vacationers, who we met when we arrived, on a chartered a boat and did some island cruising. We had a few stops, which included the Soggy Dollar. What a great trip that was.

Lastly, a few tips. Bring a bottle of something to make a drink in your room – it is allowed. Do not purchase the meal plan – missing just 1 meal will cancel any advantage you may have had by pre-paying (note – the meals were all excellent). Take the 5 mile Sunset Loop walk; you will get some beautiful views. Try to book an excursion to Soggy Dollar Bar. Make sure you have a passport.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Carrie S, Manager at Peter Island Resort, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for sharing this fantastic review and advice for future guests! I am so glad to read that you are already talking about visiting us again. We have heard from other guests that the vibe on Peter Island can be an adjustment at first, but one that you'll never want to adjust out of. Finding that special place where you can relax and just be is what Peter Island is all about. We look forward to hosting you again soon for another relaxing and enjoyable vacation.

At your service,

C. Smith
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

The third of four hotels on this trip; not the most modern in terms of decor, but our favourite! A lovely atmosphere, the food was excellent and the staff very helpful and friendly. Beautiful views from all sides of the island. We spent a day at White Bay, transferred by the hotel and then a nice picnic delivered to us at lunchtime. Excellent snorkelling there. Lots of activities available, but also lots of space to relax and do nothing. The islands are really beautiful and we would happily go back for longer next time.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Smithtown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

I have been waiting over a month to write this. My wife and i went to PETER ISLAND in August and loved it so much, that she wanted to return in October for her Birthday, so we went back. The staff was so happy to see us and made everything so special for my wife. I can not say enough about this place and no words can express how great the staff will treat you. Mr Mason is the best GM we have ever met. to everyone on PETER ISLAND we say thank you and we will see you in June for our next vacation.
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Anthony & Irene
Long Island NY

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Carrie S, Manager at Peter Island Resort, responded to this review, December 7, 2012
Dear Anthony & Irene,

It was even more of a pleasure to host you the second time! Our staff will forever appreciate all your kindness and appreciation. Repeat guests like you make our job so fun and rewarding! We look forward to hosting you over and over again in the coming years.

At your service,

C. Smith
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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

No hotel is perfect, but Peter Island is just about perfect for us. We've been guests at Peter Island for about 15 years-- typically we stay for four nights in mid-December and occasionally we head down for a week in April. We generally stay in the Ocean View rooms near the harbor. We love Peter Island because the beach, the dining (in the past three to five years in particular) and the staff have all been excellent. The resort owns the entire island so we enjoy walking the length of the island every morning-- spectacular views and a nice breeze. The beach is relatively long (for the BVI) with clear water-- so we spend our days swimming, sailing and reading on the beach. Evenings are quiet-- a nice long dinner followed a walk by the boats in the harbor. Ideal-- for us.

Room Tip: Ocean View and Beach Front are both nice. Ocean View rooms are smaller but fine-- they have views of...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Carrie S, Manager at Peter Island Resort, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

How wonderful that you and your partner have found a destination that is perfect for you! Selecting a vacation spot that fits your personality and gives you what you really want out of a vacation can be difficult. We are so glad that our island turned out to be that place for you, and look forward to hosting you again and again for years to come. Thank you for your loyalty - it is so truly appreciated. We hope to see you soon!

At your service,

C. Smith
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Sailing round the BVIs last week, long story short my back went into spasm and I found myself at a medical clinic getting treatment. The doctor advised going back on the boat for the remaining 3 days and that recooperation should be on solid, dry land. He suggested Peter Island. My husband and I had never heard of the resort yet just one hour after that suggestion we arrived on Peter Island.

I mention this as a reviewer who knew nothing about the resort.
By the end of the three days we could have stayed three weeks. Our two daughters remained on board the catamaran we had hired with another family but they moored it in Dead Man Beach which meant we could continue all being together.
The resort could not have been more understanding and for that we remain extremely grateful.
The staff were friendly yet unobtrusive, the food was excellent, the grounds beautifully tended, the room lovely.
We regard our stay at Peter Island as a happy accident that we wish to repeat in the not too distant future thanks to the kind and friendly people that make it the welcome find it is.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Carrie S, Manager at Peter Island Resort, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

We are so sorry to hear about your back, yet so glad we had the opportunity to meet you, host you, and aid in your recovery. The peace and serenity of our island makes it a natural healing place for both the body and mind. Thank you for following the "doctor's orders" and staying with us! Our staff is so dedicated to making sure guests receive the unique experience they need - whether its personalized service for the injured, romantic details for honeymooners, or customized accommodations for large families. Please come visit Peter Island again when you are well so that you can enjoy some of our more adventurous activities! We look forward to hosting you again soon, and hope that your back is feeling better.

At your service,

C. Smith
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Atlanta, Georgia
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We stayed here recently to check the island out. From the ride over on their own ferry to your greeting, to your room, to the food and beverage, the experience is amazing. I think it may be the best service I've experienced in the BVI. Even the groundskeeper, Joel expressed his sincere gratitude for us being there. It feels nice to be appreciated. The food is hands down the best we've had in the BVI yet - pricey, but worth it. The beach and pool are tranquil. The spa is truly amazing. The scenery is a post-card no matter which direction you look. We stayed on the beach suites which we loved. See through shower with two shower heads provided for a nice couples romantic touch. This is not just an adults place, but i believe the children have to be 8 or older and manners and etiquette are definitely encouraged. We can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: There are 3 room choices - poolside, beachside or one of the villas. I honestly don't think you...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: P.O. Box 211, Road Town | Tortola, 00801 2409, Peter Island
Location: Caribbean > British Virgin Islands > Peter Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Peter Island
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Hotel Class:4.5 star — Peter Island Resort 4.5*
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