Peter Island is directly across Sir Francis Drake Channel from Road Town, and an easy sail from Tortola, Virgin Gorda or Norman Island. It is largely unspoiled and uninhabited, except for the Peter Island Resort, a full 5 star resort that is upscale in every respect. Peter Island resort is built on two bays, Sprats Bay, with the official dock of the resort and Deadmans Bay, where the Resort has built a beach bar and restaurant that welcomes charterers and offers upscale, but still barefoot, dining. You can tie up, and get ice and water at Sprats Bay.
Aside from the Resort, the main attraction of Peter Island is its beautiful beaches, expecially the gorgeous white sandy beach at Deadmans Bay. Because this bay has thick sea grass, anchoring can be tricky (you need a lot of lead), but once safely there you will be happy that you are in one of the most beautiful coves imaginable.
Because of the sea grass, turtles thrive in Deadmans Bay. They are easy to see - just keep an eye on the water and one is bound to swim near your boat. They swim lazily by, and you can often follow their graceful movements through the water by snorkeling. The beach also has nice waves, especially on the west side of the bay. If you are anchoring there for the night, we recommend you do so on the east side, where the swells are smaller.
Other anchorages and Beaches on Peter Island include protected overnight anchorages at Little Harbour and Great Harbour on the North Side of the Island and Key Bay (with excellent snorkeling) and White Bay, named for its long, beautiful white sandy beach on the south side of Peter Island.