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In September 2017, Hurricane Irma caused extensive damage across the island. Many places closed for rebuilding. Frommer's recommends that vacationers check in advance with all businesses before traveling.

Half of this island is devoted to the yacht club, with a good marina and docking facilities. The other part is deserted. A gorgeous beach is found at palm-fringed Deadman’s Bay, which faces the Atlantic but is protected by a reef. All goods and services are at the one resort.

The public Peter Island Ferry (tel 284/495-2000) shuttles passengers between Road Town on Tortola and Peter Island at least five times a day; nonguests pay round-trip fares of $20 adults; $10 children.

You can also get to the resort via a private Peter Island Ferry from the airport in St. Thomas, which includes taxi transport to the ferry terminal. It’s a 90-minute trip and the round-trip cost is $199 per person; reservations must be made in advance. In addition, a private Peter Island ferry transports connecting guests between Beef Island and Peter Island (it includes the taxi ride from the airport to the Peter Island dock at Trellis Bay); the round-trip cost is $60 per person, and the trip takes 30 minutes.