Here's a little sample of what they're saying about Peter Island.
The Knot - a well-known magazine and website that provides wedding planning information and tools - included Peter Island Resort and Spa in its list of the top 50 honeymoon destinations. Why go? The Knot says, "Occupied by a single incredible resort, this private, 1,800-square-foot paradise (with quite the who's who guest list) has five snowy-white beaches, 20 secluded coves and mind-blowing snorkeling. Read more
On a clear day, you can see all the way to St Croix. High above the Caribbean Sea, the Peter Island Resort’s villas offer some of the most spectacular vistas in the region. The property is set on an 1,800-acre private island (with five beaches) within the British Virgin Islands chain. The resort itself has a mix of villas, beachfront junior suites and ocean view rooms. The villas include views usually reserved for those with wings — and, indeed, they’re all named for birds: the Falcon’s Nest, Hawk’s Nest and Crow’s Nest. Read more
If all you want from your honeymoon is a deserted golden beach, warm sea and a couple of sun loungers, then Honeymoon Beach on Peter Island in the British Virgin Islands is your dream stretch of sand. And guess what? You won't have to share it with a soul as only two guests are allowed on at a time! Read more
Weddings in Houston magazine advised brides looking for privacy to look no further than Peter Island Resort & Spa. Along with enjoying the island's accommodations and dining, the magazine says the best thing to do on Peter Island is "absolutely nothing." Taking a picnic to one of the island's private beaches with a chilled bottle of wine around midday, or spending an afternoon lounging in the spa are also ideal honeymoon activities on Peter Island.
Forbes included Peter Island in its list of the Top 10 Super-Romantic Small Hotels. "Lapping waves, azure water, and private white-sand crescent beaches—including one that can be reserved by just one pair of castaways at a time—hold a lot of the appeal at this long-running Caribbean resort. Adding to it: the magnificent views from the top of the sunset loop, where guests can watch the dying embers of the day, complete with fruit, cheese, and Veuve Clicquot." Read more
Carolina Bride included Peter Island in its recommendations for perfect honeymoon getaways for brides in the Greater Charlotte Area, since the island offers "pampering and plenty of space." Accommodations are limited to only 52 rooms on an island of 1,800 acres, equating to about 10 acres per guest on this fifth-largest island in the BVIs. Along with its inherent privacy and beauty, Carolina Bride noted the romanticism of Peter Island - the absence of parking lots, clamorous poolside games and high rise buildings instantly creates an environment that is out of the ordinary for the new bride and groom's special excursion. Read more
The Five Star Alliance helps travelers find and book the ideal luxury hotel, and calls itself the "online travel agency for the world's best hotels." The alliance compiled a list of its top recommendations for honeymoons - destinations that would "melt away the wedding tension" and allow the new husband and wife to begin creating memories. Peter Island Resort & Spa was selected as one of the alliance's top picks, noting that the resort's self-contained luxury villas are "unmatched in creating an idyllic pasture for you, your spouse, and wedded bliss." Read more
Departures Magazine's January/February issue revolved around the 100 people, places, and things you need to know about right now. Included in that list (at number 65) was Peter Island's Ayurvedic practitioner, Sabaree Santhanam. The magazine included Santhanam on its page about "Who to Call, Head to Toe," proclaiming the island's therapist the person to call when you're in need of a good massage. Or, a massage like no other you have experienced - which is how Departures referred to Santhanam's four-handed, deep-tissue massage, an Abhyanga treatment that dislodges toxins, loosens muscles and calms the mind. Read more
Forbes' Ann Abel believes there is a reason the classic Caribbean resorts are classics: They've had years to figure everything out, and their guests appreciate stepping back in time as much as they appreciate stepping in soft sand - since both are a way to slow down and truly escape. Abel found Peter Island Resort & Spa to be one of those places out of time, and points out the island's five separate beaches as its highlight. She describes Peter Island as a popular stop on the sailing circuit, a mecca for divers, and the perfect place to splurge on a private villa. Read more
OK! Magazine visited Peter Island Resort & Spa, following in the footsteps of the many celebrities who have been visiting the British Virgin Islands for its picture-perfect, unspoiled landscapes and privacy. OK! described the British Virgin Islands as a "dreamy archipelago of around 60 islands and cays - of which only 15 are inhabited, with some little more than exposed reefs." The magazine's writers recommended staying at Peter Island for a trip to the BVIs, especially suggesting the hillside villas for a celebrity-like experience. The seclusion of the island - being only accessible by boat or helicopter - and the helicopter pad were aspects of the island OK! thought celebrities would find most appealing. Read more
Luxuria Magazine said, "Words can't express how good and wonderful the view, the white sandy beach and crystal clear water are," but still attempted to capture the natural beauty and essence of the island in this article - mainly focusing on villas. The magazine refers to the Falcon's Nest as "a sensual Barcelona-style villa that carries an amazing vista of Norman Island and St. Croix," and to the Crow's Nest as the perfect place to enjoy "tantalizing views of cliffs that stand below them or the watery blue of sea and Virgin Islands that can be seen 360 degrees." Though this publication found the Hawk's Nest to be the "creme de la creme." Though the Hawk's Nest is the smallest of the villas, Luxuria appreciated the surrounding greenery and view overlooking Deadman's Bay.
Fodor's Travel, the leading name in travel guides for 76 years, honored Peter island Resort and Spa with the "Trip of a Lifetime" award in its 2012 100 Hotel Awards. Chosen by experts at Fodor's Travel, this second-annual list featured an entirely new selection of hotels across nine categories that represented the year's global hospitality trends.
Each year, Fodor's Travel invites their roster of 700 global contributors to nominate the best hotels in their destinations. For the 2012 list, Fodor's senior editorial team deliberated on more than 4,000 nominations, first looking for properties that were already Fodor's Choice picks, then consulting independent travel reviews and conducting in-person site visits to further narrow down their choices. Read more
Seclusion is a luxury, but even a secluded getaway still has to offer enough stimulation - activities, dramatic surroundings, delicious food, snappy service, some other select escapists for companionship - so people don't feel merely isolated or bored. Recommend Magazine, a source for travel agents, says that the best private islands get the balance between seclusion and stimulation just right. The magazine named Peter Island one of the four world-class private island resorts that has perfected this balance and should be suggested to clients seeking a romantic and adventurous Caribbean experience. Read more
When Hedge Magazine's Jon Hawkins first approached the rugged coastline of Peter Island, he thought it was impossible to imagine how it might have looked to Christopher Columbus when he first saw the British Virgin Islands more than 500 years ago. And after experiencing a stay on the island, Hawkins concluded that it was a good thing Columbus didn't stop, or else he may have never left. From lounging for hours on Deadman's Beach to a luxurious day at the spa, Hawkins summarizes the island's accomodations, food, and general vibe, helping potential visitors to picture what a vacation on Peter Island would be like. Read more
Set upon a rocky ledge overlooking the waves of the Sir Francis Drake Channel, Tradewinds is Peter Island's signature restaurant, where Chef Lisa Sellars artfully melds both classic and Caribbean-inspired dishes using a wide range of fresh ingredients. Tradewinds' crafted menus and quality cuisine earned the restaurant a spot on the Daily Meal's list of the 101 Best Hotel Restaurants Around the World. Read more
They may be biased, but the writers at Condé Nast Traveler believe the best part of a wedding is the excuse to take a splashy, all-out vacation after the big to-do. Case in point: the seven honeymoon suites they selected from CNT-approved properties that "might be sexier than your new spouse." Included in that list is Peter Island Resort & Spa's Falcon's Nest Villa. Read more
A delightful mix of natural beauty and extreme creature comforts, Peter Island Resort & Spa is an unbelievably inviting spot for honeymoon couples. That's why Wedding Style magazine, which offers the latest wedding trends and tips for newly engaged couples, recently highlighted Peter Island as a top destination. Whether you are adventure seekers or simply desire to lounge away the hours in luxury and ease, paradise awaits.
Nestled between Norman and Dead Chest islands, Peter Island Resort & Spa is buffeted by the trade winds that blow through the Sir Francis Drake Passage, and it offers unparalleled views, ultraluxurious amenities at the heart of the British Virgin Islands prime sailing grounds, and many of the area's most popular dive sites. Paradise Watersports offers an exclusive, personalized experience and was featured in the July issue of Sport Diver magazine.
If you describe a luxury retreat as white sand beaches, surrounded by some of the best snorkeling and diving in North America, with an uncompromising level of genuinely caring personal attention, then Peter Island Resort & Spa is definitely your cup of tea. Don't just take our word for it; here's what Beverly Hills Lifestyle magazine had to say, http://bit.ly/k5lrih.
Look no further - your tropical beach wedding starts here. Peter Island Resort & Spa was selected as one of the "Perfect Caribbean Beaches" by Destination Weddings & Honeymoons. Nothing ensures seclusion like a private island. For an intimate ceremony, you could choose tiny Honeymoon Beach but for something larger, slender, curving White Bay Beach makes a seriously striking venue.
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue is akin to the Oscars. Within the pages of the magazine are the world's most beautiful women and the world's most gorgeous destinations. Peter Island Resort & Spa is thrilled to be featured in the 2011 Sports Illsustrated Swimsuite Issue. The resort is enjoying a 20-page spread and we hope the readers of Sports Illustrated will learn why Peter Island is such a unique escape. A huge thank you to Sports Illustrated for choosing Peter Island Resort & Spa to be a part of this global opportunity!
Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and the folks at Gayot have been busy handpicking the Top 10 Romantic Spas in the World. This is quite an honor, and we are humbled knowing that hundreds of fabulous spas all over the world compete for this type of recognition. Thank you Gayot!
Please do check out Facebook Page as over the next few days we will be posting our Valentine's Day travel package for those who seek a romantic escape, that offers total privacy, delicious culinary options and of course, a spa that WOWs!
The award season is upon us, and Peter Island Resort & Spa, swept the 500 World's Best Hotels, a reader's poll sponsored by Travel & Leisure Magazine. In it's ninth year, the 500 World's Best Hotels is a collection of handpicked hotels from around the globe, voted on by discerning readers of Travel & Leisure Magazine, an iconic book unto its own.
"We are blown-away by this accolade as there are many competing properties in the Virgin Island territories," states Wilbert Mason, General Manager of Peter Island. "All I can say is we, defined as the island's management and employees, have been working very hard to institute intuitive guest programs that "WOW" our guests. This award affirms these programs are having an impact," adds Mason.
A huge-thank you to the readers of Travel & Leisure who voted for Peter Island Resort & Spa as the world's best in the British Virgin Islands and beyond. Another big thank-you to all of our employees who provide our guests' with the red carpet treatment each and every day!
The votes have been tallied, and the highly anticipated 2011 Conde Nast Gold List via Conde Nast Traveler Magazine is now on the newstands. Almost 26,000 affluent travelers have cast their votes for the very best and most exotic resorts, hotels, and cruise lines on the planet. Since 2007, Peter Island Resort & Spa has made the list, and the voter tally for 2011 was 91.
“This award is a huge honor and one we don’t take lightly. Peter Island offers an enviable location in the British Virgin Islands, think: five gorgeous beaches, 1,200 undeveloped lush island landscapes, and total privacy. We realize that beachfront locations are intoxicating but we also recognize that customer service is king. Each day we strive to offer the best experience, and we continue to innovate our service offerings to provide unmatched guest services,” states Wilbert Mason, General Manager
A big-thank you to all of the readers who voted for Peter Island Resort & Spa, and a big thank-you to all of our employees who help make dreams come true 365 days a year!
The New York Times, a world renowned daily, and 'the' go-to authority on all things travel has featured Peter Island in a Newyorkesque article entitled: Luxury in the Caribbean: 7 Over-the-Top Retreats. Peter Island was thrilled to be included in the Sunday, Travel Section read by more than 13.4 million people world wide. It's no surprise the New York Times reaches that many readers as the newspaper and their reporters are finicky about what and who they feature. They go to great lengths to craft an article that meets the expectations of the millions of readers that can't wait to read this prestigious newspaper. Yes, I'm a fan, as it's one of the most credible 'travel resources' in the world. They don't accept complimentary press trips, nor do they ask for discounts. They visit incognito and research heavily.
We are thrilled the New York Times considers Peter Island one of the top 7 Over-the-Top Retreats in the Caribbean and of course, Peter Island will continue to do our best to meet and exceed this expectation. A big thank you to the New York Times for a fabulous article. Thanks You!
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Over 26,000 discerning readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine have cast their vote for the magazines Best in the World issue. The resort criteria goes beyond location to inlcude stunning rooms, impeccable service, fabulous food, spa services to wow and much more. Peter Island even recieved an enviable editors pick and a delightful 91.8 overall rating. We want to thank all that voted, and please know we will continue to improve, update and find ways to delight 24/7!
Please note, Conde Nast Traveler states that Peter Island is located on Tortola, when in fact it is the largest private island in the British Virgin Islands with over 1,800 acres. Tortola is a neighboring island and Peter Island does offer trips for guests.
Robb Report Magazine, which touts itself as the global luxury source, which I think we can all agree is a true statement, showcases Peter Island's uber luxurious 20,000 square-foot villa, Falcon's Nest, a villa that sits high above the Caribbean Sea offering guests the best, of the best. Here is the quote from Robb Report article, "The best rooms at the world’s top resorts are not rooms at all, but instead lavish villas, chalets, and even castles that offer everything from theaters to private beaches and spas. Here, we present 20 of our house favorites."
The article featured Falcon's Nest commonly referred to as "the nest" by many who frequest her. "The nest" is a true Oasis for executives looking for a covert meeting base of operations. Celebrities also call it home as they seek a private escape on a private island, in a totally private villa, to relax and enjoy a stay far removed from the paparatzzi. The world has spead, and Peter Island is gaining a reputation as a paparatzzi no-fly zone escape. What? The island can institute a no-fly zone which keeps the camera snapping-paparatzzi at bay via air and land. The island is serious about keeping guest confidentially and never, never kisses and tells. Don't bother asking and yes that means you People Magazine, Star Magazine and more, as we won't tell. When on island do keep your eyes peeled as a celebrity just may be lounging in a hammock near you!
Thanks Rob Report for the great article on Falcon's Nest!
The reader's of Travel & Lieusre Magazine have spoken and the vote is in: Peter Island's spa is rated number five out of ten in the Caribbean, Bermuda and the Bahamas. We are thrilled with this news and will continue to offer the world the "best in spa class". With a rating of 89.5, Carla Sage, the resort's new spa director is aiming for a high-nineties score in 2011. Sage, has so many new and fresh ideas for the spa and we are thrilled to have her as the resort's spa director as she is also one of the "best in spa class." Stay tuned for exciting new spa programs, offerings and unique events for 2011.
Peter Island was featured in Destination Weddings & Honeymoons as one of their cool venues to check out! Click here to see the article!
Martha Stewart Magazine featured Peter Island Resort in their Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Weddings Away: "Swoon with a view; At Peter Island, newly weds are urged to book 'Honeymoon Beach.' Maximum Capacity: 2" Click here to see the article!
For the fourth consecutive year, Peter Island takes home a gold from Conde Nast Traveler and is awarded a "Gold List" standing. Click here to see the article!