This 720-hectare (1,779-acre) tropical island is the domain of Peter Island Resort guests and those boat owners who moor their crafts here. The island is rimmed by five idyllic beaches, among them Deadman’s Beach ★★, often voted one of the most romantic beaches in the world.

The resort itself is comprised of Oceanview Rooms in two-story, A-frame structures between the pool and the harbor and Beachfront Junior Suites at the far end of Deadman’s Beach (and three villa “estates”). The Oceanview Rooms, with pitched ceilings, dark woods, and a blue-green palette, are the smallest and least expensive (and least desirable) units, although all rooms come with a balcony or terrace. A big step up are the luxuriously spacious and sunny Beachfront Junior Suites. More extravagant still are the ultra-swanky four- and six-bedroom villa estates, which come with private chef, valet, chauffeured vehicle, and housekeeper. The Crow’s Nest, a posh four-bedroom villa, overlooks the harbor and Deadman’s Bay, and features a private swimming pool. The Hawk’s Nest villas are three-bedroom villas set on a tropical hillside.The resort has two restaurants. The more casual Deadman’s Beach Bar & Grill is set right on the beach, enjoying a secluded setting amid sea-grape trees and fringing palms. It offers a Wednesday-night Caribbean buffet, accompanied by a steel-drum band. The Tradewinds restaurant hosts a Saturday-night Gala Buffet, featuring Caribbean seafood and meat-carving stations.