- Hotel Guests
- Marina Guests
- Daily Boaters
Peter Island Resort & Spa has many, many, great things to offer its guests. The island is quite beautiful, offfers personalized service, and could be a truly great paradise escape if a few issues were better attended to and figured out.
First, and most important, the Resort bills itself as this quiet, peaceful experience and generally it would not have much appeal to being a place for younger children. However, this is a big, big, variance from the reality of our recent stay. While the guests rooms are limited in number, and the guests are quite nice and respectful of not making noise, there is an almost daily onslaught of boaters who are able to drop anchor and come ashore and take over the resort especially at Deadman's Beach and also at the pool. These boat people would come ashore often in large parties with the intent of drinking and partying all day. They were noisy and had no respect for anyone else on the beach. And along with them, there were plenty of young children screaming all day as they played. We were not expecting a Disney vacation or a spring break atmosphere based on the info we read from the hotel. There were no attempts by beach security (one lone guard) to control these folks who would take over lounge chairs that as the signs posted said "are reserved for hotel guests." I had to ask the beach waitress one day to intervene as the boat people came ashore and took over lounge chairs and were extemely loud/annoying to to move to the other part of the beach. This is far from being as per the website "an 1,800-acre oasis of tranquility" unless the Resort intended that we go off to the other side of the island to find it.
My mistake was not going to one of the other more remote beaches on the island (White Bay Beach) but as a guest we should not have to choose where to stay. There is another smaller beach area beyond Deadman's Beach (Little Deadman's Beach) where the daily boaters are supposed to disembark but they do not stay in that area. One day we counted over 18 daily boats anchored. So, with anywhere from 6 to 10 or more people per boat, just imagine what happens to your quiet beach!! If someone actually monitored this population and controlled them it would be much appreciated by your paying guests! Realize the Resort probably makes a great deal of money from their drinking but this is not at all what I would expect from a resort of this caliber.
The boaters who actually dock at the marina can also be a bit nosiy and you hear them while in the poolside rooms as the front of these rooms face the marina. Here too, there are more children coming in to use all of the resort facilities. Know this may sound like a lot of nit picking but living in New York City, we were looking for a peaceful island escape vacation where we could unwind and relax.
As others have pointed out, the food is very good especially at Tradewinds (better than the Beach Bar & Grill) but unfortunately, you don't have a choice as they alternate between the two restaurants (while one is open, the other is closed). Service was quite good and the star of our stay was Rimple, who is just amazing. Do not miss out on any of his wine events. We attended both the wine tasting and the wine dinner, and he is informative, casual and a true delight. The wine dinner besides having some great wines had the best food of our stay. The entire menu was coordinated by Rimple and the Exec Chef. The wine pairings and food were just perfect.
So, in summary, while we had beautiful weather and enjoyed the island, but there were a few days were the boatpeople really took away form the overall experience which is truly a shame as the resort/island could live up to its billing if they figure out what it is they want to be.
For these reasons, even though we found many things to enjoy, we won't be coming back until the Resort figures out what it wants to be and get the daily boating "drop anchor and party" population under some sort of control.
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- Also Known As:
- Peter Island Hotel Peter Island
- Peter Island Resort And Spa British Virgin Islands