Our family of 4 (including 2 boys, ages 11 and 13 years) just returned from a relaxing week at Peter Island Resort. Here's the deal:
-Location: secluded and for the most part quiet and private
-Beach: you won't find a nicer beach anywere. White fine sand, no seaweed, crystal clear water!
-Rooms: we stayed in 2 interconnecting Beachfront Suites and they were fabulous. We had requested the bottom suites, which have hammocks outside the rooms and they were perfect.
-Housekeeping- the rooms were spotless, and not a bug in sight. The only room for improvement was that there seemed to always be a shortage of towels (room and beach) and we had to request them often.
-Food: was generally very good. We purchased the meal plan so that our growing boys could eat whatever they wanted!/ Drinks were relatively expensive but in line with other 5-star resorts we have been to in the Caribbean
-Dive Shop- we had exceptional service. My husband and 11 year old son went on 2 separate excursions (dive, and snorkel) and had a great time on both of them.
-Tennis courts- artificial grass; 2 of them appear to be new, and are in great condition, and the other 2 are in need of a renovation. There is no pro there but the resort can arrange for one if you request it
-Service- was exceptional from some of the staff (thanks to the General Manager, Wilbert Mason and his lovely wife, the concierge manager Colin, and Grandma Jean the cookie lady) but lukewarm from some of the other staff members. We did not encounter any problems though with the service, and found that a little friendliness went a long way!
-Arrival and departure from Tortola- the Peter Island boat trip was smooth and took about 20 minutes.
-Other/Misc.- although the resort states that children need to be 8 years of age and older to stay at the resort, this was not enforced and there seemed to be quite a few younger children there. This was not a problem for us, but if you think there will be no little children running around you will be disappointed. The other potential issue for some people was that there was a lot of boat traffic in the harbour, with many people on the beach and in the restaurants who were not guests of the resort. The non-resort guests are not supposed to use the pool/facilities or lounge chairs on the beach, but we saw many of them who disregarded the signs put up by the resort and parked themselves all over the resort anyway. Sense of entitlement, I guess!
Overall we would definitely go back to Peter Island Resort again, and put it right up there with Caneel Bay and Little Dix Bay as a wonderful option for a Virgin Islands holiday!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This place is temporarily closed due to Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The resort will remain closed for the duration of 2017 and into late 2018. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Peter Island Hotel Peter Island
- Peter Island Resort And Spa British Virgin Islands