Things To Do on Peter Island

Top 7 Things To Do

Deadman's Bay on Peter Island, BVI
Deadman’s Bay on Peter Island, BVI

Peter Island, British Virgin Islands

Snorkel or Dive Dead Chest Island

Dead Chest Island is an Island located half a mile north east of Deadman’s Bay on Peter Island, British Virgin Islands. It is uninhabited, has no fresh water or trees and only sparse vegetation.

A large rock formation between Peter Island and Salt Island, Dead Chest Island is where the British pirate Arthur Teach – Blackbeard is thought to have abandoned 15 of his men, who he was most displeased with, on the island with only a bottle of rum, hence the song “15 men on a dead man’s chest, yo ho ho and a bottle of rum”! Dead Chest is an uninhabited National Park with three dive sites: Coral Gardens suitable for novice divers and snorkelers, Dead Chest West, and Painted Walls – which is perhaps one of the most photogenic dive sites in the British Virgin Islands

Rent a Private Sailboat for the Day

Sometimes the lush islands, tranquil waters, coral reefs, and historic landmarks should be explored as captain of your own adventure on a luxury sailboat. We can arrange a luxury yacht charters upon request to suit your specific needs. Sail the blue waters of the BVI for a half or full-day rental. Take an afternoon cruise or overnight trip. Explore the Caves at Norman Island, the Indians in Tortola, or the Baths on Virgin Gorda. Take a guided snorkel tour or find your own private beach hideaway and just escape with your loved ones. For the experienced boatman take a private cruise, or hire a captain and sit back and enjoy the cool breeze. Whatever you choose, we will help you make all the arrangements.

Deep-Sea Fishing

Rent a fishing charter boat for a full-day trip to the famous North Drop, where the record-holding blue marlin was caught. Fish for grouper, snapper or mahi-mahi. Guests are conveniently picked up and dropped off at the Marina at Peter Island. A variety of boats are available, from a center console to a 53’ Viking, Trips can be reserved for a half or full-day charters.

A Romantic Escape to Honeymoon Beach

If you’re looking for a little “alone” time, just head over to Honeymoon Beach right next to Little Deadman’s Beach, where you’ll find just one thatched palapa tree with two lounge chairs. This beach was made just for two. Honeymoon Beach is easily one of the most romantic settings anywhere in the entire world. Tucked away in a private cove, this intimate and secluded destination is waiting for just for you and yours. If you’re looking for a romantic escape or some alone time to listening to the waves lap on golden shores, you’ve come to the right place.

Spend the Day at White Bay Beach

Rumored to be the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island,  and located opposite the resort, White Bay Beach is the beach you picture when you imagine a British Virgin Islands vacation. Reserve your tiki hut through the resort’s concierge, arrange for a picnic to be delivered to you, and plan a whole day of sunbathing and snorkeling the best reefs on the island. Enjoy the beautiful views of Norman Island as you watch the sea turtles flip flop in the waves breaking on the reef. And once you’ve been here, it’ll be the place you drift away to when you think about your happy place. It’s a beach that stays with you long after the sand is gone from your cuffs. It’s romantic, it’s inviting and it’s spectacular.

Spa Treatment at Peter Island Resort and Spa

This 10,000-square-foot Spa at Peter Island Resort offers all the necessities for mind, body, and spirit. It includes 10 indoor treatment rooms, two outdoor bohios, couples suites, a beach-side Jacuzzi and a tranquility garden—all with spectacular views of Big Reef Bay. Offering massages, scrubs and wraps, facials, hair treatments, manicures, and pedicures. This Caribbean spa specializes in Ayurvedic treatments, a traditional system of Indian medicine renowned for detoxifying and rejuvenating the body.

Stroll through Coconut Grove Garden

Take a stroll through this beautiful garden set against a backdrop of a white sand beach with endless views out over the Atlantic. You’ll see why the Coconut Grove Garden is the most popular wedding location on the island.