Peter Island: Great Places for Couples
After spending months planning the wedding of your dreams, the last thing couples need to do is spend a lot of time worrying about and arranging a honeymoon. And after the rush of a wedding weekend, days and nights on a balmy beach, massages and hot baths overlooking crystal clear blue water, and five-star dining is just what the wedding fairies order.
The Peter Island Resort in the British Virgin Islands offers all of these amenities and more in a package that takes all of the planning off of your hands. Upon arriving in Tortola, after leaving customs, you are greeted by a friendly representative of the resort who directs your bags to be picked up to by a cab which ferrets you over to Peter Island’s ferry – one of several – for a thirty-minute guided tour of the BVIs (as the British Virgin Islands are referred to by locals) before you dock on the shore of Peter Island.
The warm, friendly staff will whisk away your bags once you arrive, and offer to either take you on a quick tour of the island (by golf cart of course), or take you directly to your room to change and relax. Once you do get to your room – if you’re staying in one of the well-appointed suites overlooking the white sand beach, you’ll find a warm, high-ceiling room, with doors opening out to a balcony. The dark paneled room is lit up by the large windows and by the tropical colored pillows along the bed and couch. The large bathrooms come fitted with a large spa bath and a double-headed shower — to make sure you’re extra clean of course.
All food is included with the price of the resort fee, and you definitely get your money’s worth. From high-brow seafood and steak dishes, to the Caribbean classic conch fritter, you will not go hungry. Alcohol drinks are extra, and easy to order plenty of as you can quite easily put all charges on your room. The several bars are well stocked with an impressive wine list and the requisite tropical drinks. Be sure not to miss the BBC (Banana Bailey’s Colada). One evening, the resort held a vintner’s dinner, hosted by a local wine importer. He was quite knowledgeable, impressing some of the seasoned guests with his wine knowledge, and giving a lecture on French wines without coming off as lecturing. The wine likely helped.
The activities and amenities at Peter Island are tremendous. Included with your resort fee are snorkeling equipment, other water sports, some sailing equipment, tennis court and rackets, as well as access to beautiful private and semi-private beaches, Honeymoon Beach and White Bay Beach. Make sure to get a picnic lunch packed for you, complete with wine, for an even more enjoyable beach visit. Peter Island will also arrange excursions for you, like snorkeling trips to The Indians, where you can see barracuda, ray sharks and turtles just feet below the surface; shopping trips to Tortola and sailing trips to other British Virgin Islands to visit the Baths on Virgin Gorda and the world famous, water-access only Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost Van Dyke.
And finally, no visit to Peter Island would be complete without a visit to their spa. Make sure to book appointments in advance of your visit as they fill up quickly. And set aside enough time so you can while away at least half a day at the spa. Not only do they offer a tremendous amount of spa services like couples massages, reiki and yoga, but they have a spectacular infinity pool and hot tub overlooking one of the many shorelines of Peter Island.
Peter Island, and all of the Virgin Islands, rank as some of the most beautiful beaches and islands in all the world. All adventure and beauty seekers owe themselves a visit there. You will not be disappointed.
Peter Island: Perfect Honeymoon Destination for Couples