Peter Island is a 720 hectare private island located in the British Virgin Islands. It is about 5 miles south-west from Road Town, Tortola. The island was named after Pieter Adriensen who was the brother of Abraham Adriensen, Patron of Tortola under the Dutch West India Company in the early 17th century. Pieter Adriensen and Joost van Dyk built a fort and slave pens at Great Harbour on Peter Island to facilitate privateering and the nascent trade in slaves from Angola.
In 1978, an avid sailor purchased Peter Island after sailing past it several years before. There, he established the resort that exists today and lived on the island to maintain the resort.Peter Island is the largest private island in the BVI and the fifth largest of the 60 islands, quays, and exposed reefs that comprise the BVI.
Coordinates 18°20'55.857" N -64°34'52.627" E