Peter Island, BVI - Private Villas & Waterfront Houses for Rent

Note: Peter Island is currently closed due to damage from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and plans to reopen in 2023. 

Located in the British Virgin Islands across from Tortola, Peter Island is virtually untouched but for a single 1,800-acre guest facility.

Once home to Christopher Columbus, Sir Francis Drake, and the pirate Blackbeard, Peter Island became a high-end resort in the '70s.

Catering to yachtsmen who enjoy the island's unparalleled anchorages and docking services, The Peter Island Resort also draws visitors who come here to swim, snorkel, be pampered and find guaranteed privacy away from the more built-up corners of the Virgins.

Peter Island features five private beaches, along with a picturesque hillside shrouded in tropical gardens.

Peter Island Villas

The Peter Island Resort, frequently rated as one of the "best places to stay in the world" by Condé Nast Traveler, includes 54 guest accommodations and three private villas. You may sail here yourself or catch the ferry from the Peter Island dock on Tortola just outside of Road Town.

The beach at Deadman's Bay, only a short walk from the resort, is rivaled only by the secluded White Bay beach on the other side of the island, a great place for private picnics and relaxing getaways.

Enjoy snorkeling around the many reefs surrounding the island, or spend an afternoon paddleboarding or windsurfing. Tennis, volleyball, basketball and yoga round out the activities, as well as horticultural tours and a spa.

Peter Island Hotels

For some, nothing beats hotel life-the ease of room service and on-site restaurants is a treat in and of itself. Take advantage of our team of hotel specialists, who have spent time at each of the intimate hotels we represent, and who actively reflect client feedback into their recommendations.

Our hotel specialists will spend time to understand your group's specific needs and wants, research available rooms, and secure the best available price. In other words, let us do the heavy lifting!

Peter Island is both a destination and an all-inclusive resort hotel. Our hotel team can book long weekend getaways or full-length vacations and would be thrilled to help arrange destination weddings and honeymoons.

Hotel rates are subject to frequent changes. Call WIMCO's Hotel Team today at 1-401-849-8012 to confirm the best available pricing for your vacation dates.

The Best Peter Island Restaurants

Deadman's Beach Bar and Grill (Deadman's Bay)

This beachfront grill is the ideal lunch spot serving up pizzas, burgers, and tacos in a very casual setting. $$$ +1 (800) 346-4451

Tradewinds (Peter Island Resort and Spa)

Considered the best restaurant on the island, Tradewinds is known for its views, service, and quality food and beverage. For breakfast, try the French Toast with fresh bananas or any of the lobster specials in the evening. $$$ +1 (800) 346-4451

Important Travel Information for Peter Island Vacations


Before new arrivals even claim their luggage in the tiny, Beef Island Airport, a Peter Island representative will be waiting for them. As the resort's goodwill ambassador, she greets every guest with trademark Caribbean hospitality, helps with the bags and escorts them through the terminal and outside for a quick journey to the private launch.

Waiting at the dock in his crisply pressed whites, Captain Flanders shows guests on board Islander IV where an on-board hostess takes over. After passing out cocktails, she checks in each passenger during a pleasant cruise to Peter Island. 


Round trip taxi and boat transfer to/from Beef Island Airport, Tortola and unlimited resort ferry transportation to/from Tortola for remainder of client's stay are included in the rates. The ferry takes approximately 30 minutes each way.

St. Thomas transfers are available by reservation only and a charge of $25 per person, one way. These transfers are available on Tuesdays and Saturdays (January - March) and Tuesdays (April - December). Space is limited and reservations are mandatory with a minimum 10-day in advance notification.


The US dollar is the preferred currency for the resort and the island of Tortola. The closest ATM to the resort is a 20 minute ferry ride away, however, up to $100 can be withdrawn at the front desk with a 5% fee. Any charges connected to the resort can be billed to your room upon checkout.

Getting to Peter Island

Peter Island is easy to get to, just fly into the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport (EIS) and then transfer to the island. WIMCO's Air Department is here to help you plan your flights to and from the island.

Things To Do and Activity Guide

There are many fun things to do in Peter Island and WIMCO's concierge team is here to help you make arrangements to ensure you have a great vacation.

A highlight is Deadman's Beach, rated as one of the world's 10 most romantic beaches, just a short walk from the ferry dock.

On the other side of the island from DeadMan's Beach is the secluded White Bay Beach. This is a great place for private picnics and restful respites.

Peter Island Pool

Those staying at the Peter Island Resort enjoy unlimited use of the resort's tennis, Hobie Cats, Sunfish, and Laser sailboats, windsurfing, snorkeling, mountain biking, swimming pool, fitness center, and other complimentary guest activities.

The top things to do in Peter Island include day sails throughout the BVI, island sightseeing helicopter tours, and scuba diving. Your WIMCO villa specialist can recommend things to do in Peter Island, and then make the reservations for you. Contact WIMCO here.