The British Virgin Islands are located approximately 1,200 miles southeast of Miami and 70 miles east of Puerto Rico. Peter Island is just five miles south of Tortola and is served by ferry, helicopter and our private yacht.
Getting to Peter Island:
Guests may fly into Beef Island Airport, Tortola (EIS) via San Juan (SJU), St. Thomas (STT), Antigua (ANU), or St. Maarten (SXM), from Beef Island Airport, guests transfer to Peter Island via our private yacht. Transfers from Beef Island Airport are $60 per person for stays in 2012 & 2013. This transfer can be reserved any day, and at any time. Please contact the Reservations department with arrival information in advance.
The most direct way to fly to the BVI’s from North America is via San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU). Guests visiting from Europe can fly nonstop direct to Antigua daily on major carriers. Frequent connecting service is offered by American Eagle, Liat, Caribbean Sun and Cape Air, with occasional service by other airlines and charter flights. The Beef Island Airport has daily service from San Juan.
Helicopter service is available from St. Thomas or San Juan and will land on the island's private helipad.
St. Thomas arrivals:
Peter Island Resort & Spa is happy to announce a service to make our beautiful private island destination even more accessible to certain U.S. gateways. Our own private ferry will be available on Tuesdays and Saturdays to meet our guests who fly directly to St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. The total elapsed time of this beautiful trip by our luxury ferry is typically 1 1/2 hours including all customs clearance. The ferry leaves from Charlotte Amalie (a short ten-minute cab ride from the airport) which is coordinated through the Tropic Tours Taxi desk at Ground Transportation at Cyril E. King International Airport and arrives at the Peter Island Resort & Spa Marina. The ride is through some of the most beautiful sailing waters in the Caribbean. The times have been arranged to allow for an easy 2 1/2 hour arrival to the airport on departure day and a leisurely 2 hours from the arrival at the St. Thomas airport.
The ferry will leave Peter Island at 8:30 a.m., arrive in St. Thomas at 10:45 a.m., and depart St. Thomas at 3:30 p.m., with arrival at Peter Island at 5:15 p.m. The times coincide with arriving and departing flights from Miami, New York, Boston, Newark, Atlanta, Charlotte and Philadelphia. The cost in 2012 & 2013 is $70 per person one-way and $125 per person round trip, and includes taxi service between the airport and ferry dock. Seafarers traveling in their own craft may arrive by private yacht or sailboat and dock at Peter Island's Sprat Bay, located across Drake's Channel from Road Town, Tortola.
Island visitors are asked to contact Peter Island Resort & Spa in advance of their arrival. The resort monitors VHF 16.
Updated Passport Requirements: The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 requires that by January 1, 2008, travelers to and from the BVI’s to have a passport or other secure, accepted document to enter or re-enter the United States. This is a change from prior travel requirements and will affect all United States citizens entering the United States from countries within the Western Hemisphere who do not currently possess valid passports. Please note the revised date for passports required for re-entry into the United States from the Caribbean. It has changed from December 1, 2005 to January 1, 2008.