Caribbean Tourism

Peter Island

This 1,000-acre island has a tiny population and offers isolated, palm-fringed beaches, good anchorage and picnic spots.


The exclusive, luxury, LL Peter Island Resort and Yacht Harbour reopened 1999 after a complete facelift and hurricane repairs. It is built on reclaimed land jutting out into Sir Francis Drake Channel, forming a sheltered harbour with marine facilities. Built by Norwegians, there are chalet-type cottages, harbour rooms, or beach rooms, a pool, tennis, horseriding, watersports, fitness centre, massage room, dress formally in evening, T4952000, in USA 800-3464451, F4952500, www.peterisland.com, PO Box 211, Road Town. Eight daily ferry departures from Tortola, private guest launch from Tortola or St Thomas, helicopter from St Thomas or San Juan. The marina by the dive shop has a commissary selling basic foods, snacks and ice creams, and there are shower facilities for visiting sailors.


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