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.