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Peter Island
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Peter Island

Peter Island is a private island located in the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean Sea. It is the largest private island in the British Virgin Islands, encompassing 1,800 acres of lush tropical landscape. The island is located between Tortola and Virgin Gorda and is easily accessible by boat or helicopter.

The island is a popular tourist destination due to its pristine white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and stunning views. Visitors to the island can enjoy activities such as snorkeling, diving, sailing, kayaking, and fishing. The island also offers a variety of accommodation options, ranging from luxury villas to beachfront cottages.

The island has a rich history, having been inhabited by the Arawak Indians for centuries before the arrival of Europeans. In 1666, the island was claimed by the British, and it became a part of the British Virgin Islands in 1707. During the 18th century, the island was used as a base for the British Royal Navy.

Today, Peter Island is a popular destination for travelers looking for an idyllic Caribbean getaway. The island is home to a variety of luxury resorts, restaurants, and activities that make it an ideal destination for a relaxing vacation. The island is also a popular destination for weddings, as its stunning scenery and romantic atmosphere make it the perfect backdrop for a special day.

Excursion tips for a day in Peter Island

As a tourist in Peter Island in the British Virgin Islands, there are a variety of activities to enjoy in a single day. Here are some of the best things to do:

1. Go swimming and snorkeling at one of the many stunning beaches.
2. Take a boat tour around the island and explore the stunning coastline.
3. Go kayaking or paddle boarding in the crystal clear waters.
4. Go on a nature hike and discover the island's diverse wildlife.
5. Visit the historic Deadman's Bay Ruins and learn about the island's history.
6. Enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner at one of the island's many restaurants.
7. Take a scuba diving tour and explore the vibrant coral reefs.
8. Relax and unwind with a massage or spa treatment.
9. Visit the Peter Island Resort and Spa and enjoy a luxury stay.
10. Go sailing and explore the island's many hidden coves and bays.

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The climate in Peter Island

Peter Island in the British Virgin Islands enjoys a tropical climate year-round, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to the mid-80s. In the winter months, temperatures are mild and the humidity is low, making it an ideal time for visitors to enjoy the outdoors. During the summer months, temperatures can be more humid and the average monthly rainfall is higher than the rest of the year. The hurricane season usually starts in June and ends in November. The island is typically spared from the worst of the storms, but visitors should still be prepared for the possibility of storms during this time.

Cruise weather for Peter Island

Our weather forecast for Peter Island helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 29.4 °C
min: 27.8 °C
34.2 m/s
38.9 m/s
19.7 %
23.5 m
71.1 %
1,017 hPa
05:52:48
18:56:40
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 28.5 °C
min: 27.7 °C
35.3 m/s
36.7 m/s
9.9 %
22.2 m
75.6 %
1,016 hPa
05:53:09
18:56:24
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 28.7 °C
min: 28.2 °C
33.8 m/s
35.3 m/s
14.0 %
23.0 m
74.1 %
1,018 hPa
05:53:29
18:56:06
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 28.6 °C
min: 28.3 °C
40.7 m/s
43.6 m/s
9.4 %
24.1 m
73.6 %
1,019 hPa
05:53:50
18:55:47
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 28.8 °C
min: 28.3 °C
41.8 m/s
49.3 m/s
14.1 %
24.1 m
77.7 %
1,020 hPa
05:54:10
18:55:27
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 28.9 °C
min: 28.4 °C
38.2 m/s
43.2 m/s
48.8 %
24.1 m
74.8 %
1,020 hPa
05:54:30
18:55:06
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 28.3 °C
min: 27.6 °C
30.6 m/s
33.1 m/s
69.3 %
23.7 m
74.5 %
1,017 hPa
05:54:50
18:54:45
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 28.7 °C
min: 27.9 °C
31.0 m/s
33.5 m/s
92.7 %
22.8 m
75.1 %
1,017 hPa
05:55:10
18:54:22
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 28.8 °C
min: 28.1 °C
35.6 m/s
38.9 m/s
82.6 %
23.8 m
77.0 %
1,018 hPa
05:55:29
18:53:58
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 28.7 °C
min: 28.2 °C
37.8 m/s
43.6 m/s
100.0 %
24.1 m
77.3 %
1,018 hPa
05:55:48
18:53:33
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 28.5 °C
min: 28.2 °C
38.2 m/s
43.2 m/s
40.4 %
20.1 m
78.7 %
1,016 hPa
05:56:07
18:53:07
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 28.8 °C
min: 28.3 °C
36.0 m/s
39.6 m/s
24.7 %
23.0 m
77.7 %
1,016 hPa
05:56:26
18:52:40

Cruises to Peter Island

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Scheduled ship calls in Peter Island, Virgin Islands
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