On behalf of the entire Peter Island team, we say Thank You! The support and kindness we have felt from all of you during this difficult time has been overwhelming and it has warmed our hearts to know how loved we are, not just as a resort, but as a country and destination in the Caribbean.

 Damage assessments are still underway from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and like many similarly situated properties, we unfortunately have to share that the resort will remain closed for the duration of 2017 and into late 2018. We do not have a reopen date yet as this will depend on the progress of the BVI government to restore normal operations, the return of staff, and our rebuild.  The combination of these factors will be the basis of our eventual reopen date. Until we are confident we can provide you, our valued Peter Island guests, the experience you deserve, we will not be taking reservations for future bookings.

 We appreciate your continued support and look forward to welcoming you once again as a valued guest to Peter Island Resort & Spa in the future. 

Peter Island History

A few thousand years after giant volcanic eruptions formed the Virgin Islands, Peter Island was home to the rich, the famous and the infamous, from Christopher Columbus and Sir Francis Drake to the pirate Blackbeard and various Dutch, German and Spanish planters and privateers. But it wasn’t until the late 1960s, when Norway's Torlof Smedvig became smitten with the island, that it actually began to gain a reputation as a high-quality tourist resort. With the help of his wife and a team of workers, Torlof added 20 A-frames, a harbor, a marina, a clubhouse, a pool, a lobby bar, a dining room and, finally, guests to the majestic island, thus beginning the modern history of  Peter Island Resort & Spa.

In 1978, an avid sailor purchased Peter Island after sailing past it several years before. He then established the world-class resort that exists today and lived on the island to ensure that every aspect of the resort was perfect and that the island’s beauty and serenity were preserved. His commitment lives on to this day, and his children still oversee every aspect of Peter Island Resort & Spa, preserving both their father’s legacy and the resort’s most important amenity: the pristine natural beauty of the island itself.

All this means Peter Island’s place in history as one of the most vibrant, luxurious and inspiring places on the planet is in good hands.

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