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Banyan Tree Madivaru

Banyan Tree Madivaru

Ethere Madivaru
Ellaidhoo, Maldives (Maldives)
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Banyan Tree Maldives Madivaru comprises 6 Private Tented Pool Villas. Each exquisite Villa has three interlinked luxurious tents - well-defined living area, bedroom and bathroom. The individual Villa area is approximately 264m2. Banyan Tree Maldives Madivaru can be booked exclusively for 2 persons to a party of 18. On the private islands, a secluded world for two awaits. Each villa occupies its own island for the ultimate castaway experience with every indulgence on hand. Complimentary Full Board meals and selected beverages -Complimentary scheduled excursions on the Madi -Dedicated villa host for each Villa -Marine and sea sport activities An exclusive cluster of freestanding Tented Pool Villas, the first in Maldives, boasts inspired desert island decor with timber flooring, two outdoor showers, handcrafted wood furniture and luxurious tent canopies. Meals and scheduled excursions are all-inclusive, ensuring that guests enjoy the very best of fresh catches and marine activities. Island Hosts are available around the clock to provide personalised butler services and in-villa spa treatments. With an established reputation in the Maldives, Banyan Tree has created an exclusive island sanctuary that will touch the senses of its guests.

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  • 24 Hour Front Desk
    Bath: Bathtub
    Bath: Separate Bathtub and Shower
    Bedding: Down Comforter
    Bedding: Fine Linens
    Bedding: Pillow Menu
    Beds: Rooms with King Beds
    Coffee Maker in Room
    Concierge Services
    Desk in the Room
  • Dining Area in the Room
    Fireplace in the Room
    Internet: Free Wireless
    Internet: Is Free
    Laundry/ Dry Cleaning Service
    Mini Bar
    Private Island
    Private Pool (Private Pool with the Room)
    Room Service (Limited)
  • Room Type: Pool Villas
    Room Type: Villa
    Safe: In-Room Safe
    Separate Sitting Area
    Turndown Service
    Uniformed Security on Site
    View: Rooms with Ocean View
    View: Rooms wtih Water Views
    Wake-up Service
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Fregate Island Private

Fregate Island Private

P.O. Box 330
Fregate Island, Seychelles (Seychelles)
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Seven beaches shared between 16 villas makes privacy easy at Fregate Island Private. This lush paradise climbs to a height of 125 metres, giving it a hilly advantage with 360-degree views of the island and its eight kilometres of stunning coastline. This is the most secluded corner of the Seychelles and the island has a wealth of fascinating indigenous flora and fauna, including giant tortoises. Villas blend in well with the environment and have a casual tropical feel, each with a large terrace, private pool, day bed and sea views. Enjoy a guided nature walk in the early morning. Your private butler will await you at the tree house or any other location with a sumptuous breakfast afterwards. He has already arranged a soothing massage at the Rock Spa, where only natural ingredients are used. The Fregate Island Private is a Small Luxury Hotels of the World property.

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Travel + Leisure says..."Forget Reality on Fregate Island Act out your Cast Away fantasy on this 740-acre private island in the Seychelles. At Fregate Island Private"a resort of 16 villas appointed with outdoor showers, Jacuzzis, and daybeds"there are never more than 40 guests at a time. It's just the two of you, the breeze, the gentle lapping of the water against the shore"and a fleeting waiter to refresh your drink."

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  • Air Conditioned/Climate Control
    Bath: Jacuzzi//Whirlpool/Hot Tub in the Room
    Bath: Outdoor Shower (Private for the Room)
    Beach
    Beach Bar
    Beach Service
    Bedding: Fine Linens
    Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
    Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
    Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms
    Beds: Romantic Beds
    Beds: Rooms with King Beds
    Beds: Views from the Bed
    Bikes to Use
    Boat to Hotel
    Butler Service
    Cable/Satellite TV
    Childrens Playground
    Coffee Maker in Room
    Desk in the Room
  • Dining Area in the Room
    Dining: Beachfront Restaurant
    Dining: Ocean View
    Dining: Outdoor Dining
    Drive up to the Room
    Extra Romantic
    Gardens on the Property
    Hammocks (Common Area)
    Helicopter Access
    Hot Tub (Private Outdoor with Room)
    Internet: Available
    iPod Docking Station
    Iron/Ironing Board
    Kid Friendly
    Kitchen: Refrigerator
    Marina
    Mini Bar
    Organic Garden
    Outdoor Massage
    Privacy
  • Private BBQ Area
    Private Beach Dining
    Private Boat Available
    Private Deck/Patio/Terrace
    Private Dining Cool Spot
    Private Island
    Private Pool (Private Pool with the Room)
    Room Type: Family Rooms
    Room Type: Stand Alone Single Unit
    Room Type: Villa
    Safe: In-Room Safe
    Stunning Settings
    Swimming Pool: Beachfront Pool
    Swimming Pool: Cool Pool Views
    Swimming Pool: Poolside Food & Drink Service
    Telephone in Room
    Tropical Vibe
    View: Rooms with Ocean View
    Windows: Windows Open in the Room
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   Wifi Details

WiFi is available in the villas and free of charge. We also provide a computer for our guests in our library.


   Green Details

An eco retreat yesterday, today, tomorrow – Quo Vadis?...

Frgate Island, an erratic granite block off the African mainland, a remain, a splinter of the bursting ark-continent of Gondwana hundreds of millions of years ago... Far enough away from the main evolutionary developments, the granite islands of the Seychelles for millennia stayed in the shelter and allowed the existence of secluded pockets of untouched nature. And many species of the animal kingdom and plants from long, long passed days survived almost untouched until man arrived in the late 17th century!...

In absence of better knowledge, in lack of scientific research and in sheer need of physical and economical survival, man has trampled into paradise, brought along plants, pests and rodents and jeopardised an equilibrium that Mother Nature has established and maintained since the early days of existence. The impact was immediate and irreversible upon to this very day: Rats, cockroaches, coconut trees, cats and dogs, coco plums, and many more invasive species have challenged what was the Garden of Eden.

Many creatures and plants are since lost forever, some stand or stood on the verge of extinction. Here on Frgate Island, too. And it is thanks to the initiative and the foresight of the owner of Frgate Island that the wheel of time was halted 10 years ago and the pendulum is swinging back ever since.

THE PAST

The Frgate Island Ecological program focussed initially on the rehabilitation of the surface, terrain, soil and flora after 200 years of extensive coconut and cinnamon monoculture industry which had been practiced on this island.

 

Why would rehabilitation be necessary one would perhaps enquire?

 

A quick stroll into a previous cultivation plot says it all: The coconut plantations had effectively dominated and displaced virtually all the endemic species of flora and in so doing denying essential habitat to the native fauna and particularly to the avifauna.

 

Consequently our first steps were to clear large swathes of the overgrown coconut jungle, leaving behind only the adult coconut palms as required by local law. Thereafter followed the set-up of the largest nursery in Seychelles, dedicated to the propagating of tens of thousands of indigenous/endemic trees which were required for the landscape and rehabilitation program here on the island.

 

Concurrently, we initiated a very comprehensive and detailed conservation program which has been extraordinarily successful in bringing back the various species previously adversely affected by mans activities to viable numbers on Frgate Island.

 

 

Conservation activities focused on the Seychelles Magpie Robin, currently classified the worlds 7th rarest bird, of which ten years ago only 22 individuals remained alive in the world, all here on Frgate Island. Furthermore, on the Seychelles Whiteye, another critically endangered species, the Aldabra Giant Tortoise program and the Seychelles Terrapin program to name but a few. All the above have required specific and intensive habitat restoration, and at the same time conservation management practices to suit each particular program.

 

Common themes implemented that benefited all the above programs required the undertaking of the highly complex rat eradication exercise, the complete elimination of all the feral cats on the island, and the ending of all pesticide use in the outside landscape. The results of these timeous actions now speak for themselves.

The integrated approach to conservation management has produced both astounding and easily measured results and this successful conservation management formula is now widely copied around the Seychelles.

In every case, the targeted species being conserved have recovered remarkably well and in a relatively short time span.

 

The results:

 

Seychelles Magpie Robins

(Copsychuss echellarum)

up from 22 in 1995 to an amazing 160 in 2010, excluding the 4 family groups we have trans-located to other Seychelles islands to make the species less vulnerable and preserve the genetic diversity.

 

Seychelles Whiteye

(Zosterops modestus)

up from 31 birds to over 200 and counting.

 

Aldabra Giant Tortoises

(Aldabrachelys elephantina)

up from 180 to over 660, making this the second largest population of wild tortoises left in the world, behind the Aldabra Atoll.

Seychelles Black Mud Terrapins

(Pelusios subniger parietalis)

up from just 8 individuals to over 287 today, without doubt the biggest surviving population in the archipelago.

 

Endemic flora

Almost 80% of the surface of Frgate Island has been reset in its original status; over 80,000 endemic/indigenous trees, shrubs, flowers and bushes have been planted and have re-colonised their original habitat.

 

 

A philosophical Question

 

Irrespective of the existence of a hotel operation, all animals and plants have adapted so well that Frgate Island has become a leading example of how to establish a balanced coexistence between man and nature or nature and man and the question of mutual intrusion is merely obsolete. Whilst man enjoys the wildlife on hikes and beach walks, birds, insects and reptiles enjoy the achievements of man-made infrastructure in their very own way, thus ylang ylang thatch becomes a well sought after nesting product, paved ways along a last warm-up before bed (nest) and rubble walls the hideouts from sun and rain…

 

So the question is not so much why is nature intruding our spheres but far more how can we minimize our intrusion into mother nature’s garden and how can our impact be reduced ?

Nature gives its very own answer: With all necessary care, respect and sustainability provided by us, nature in return adapts, adopts and coexists in harmony and peace!

 

The successes above neatly illustrate how the unique Frgate Island concept of combining (intangible) luxury and nature benefits all: We depend on nature, whilst nature nurtures us.

 

 

The real Jurassic Park

 

Not so much computer animated T-Rex’ and Raptors are running over kitchen installations but the true survivors of a long past era are what our guests can encounter whilst visiting this little haven of tranquillity, peace and pure nature.

 

Among the most astounding examples of the dinosaur age is the tenebrionid beetle which occurs nowhere else on this planet than in the remote forests of Frgate Island, a maybug size creature which spends it life on tree trunks of specific trees. Totally unique!

 

The Seychelles giant millepede is the even more amazing relic for the dinosaur age: Its function compares to the one of the modern day earth worm which contributes to soil fertility and the prevention of widespread erosion.

 

 

THE PRESENT

 

During the 'turnaround' phase of any serious conservation program, constant and ongoing management is required to keep the specific programs on track, because successes are easily reversed by complacency in allowing the negative influences of the past to return.

 

This threat gradually diminishes as the target species being conserved recover and increase their numbers to sustainable, viable levels.

 

At the point where optimum numbers of any species fill the existing habitat, the species tends to dominate in such a way that the expansion of territory, the reproduction and the behaviour within the habitat comes natural and confident and the creature becomes much less vulnerable to negative environmental factors.

 

Suffice to say, that we remain very vigilant in maintaining and building on our successes. After all, so many of our guests come to Frgate Island specifically to enjoy the ‘Nature Experience’ which surrounds us here.

 

A particularly pleasing development has been the enthusiastic and active participation and involvement by so many of our guests in our various conservation programs:

 

The Juvenile Tortoise Program is a particular favourite and targets the safe nursing of baby Aldabra Tortoises from hatching to the age of about two to three years; the guest taking God-parenthood over a little tortoise directly fund the continuation of this specific conservation program here on site.

 

A few guests have even been moved to make substantial monetary donations specifically to have areas of the island rehabilitated in their honour. One such program is underway since spring 2007: A plot of well over 60,000 sqm is cleared from any invasive species and reconstituted in a sustainable and endemic way. In 2009 we celebrated planting the 100,000th tree since reforestation of the island began in 1998.

 

These caring actions by caring guests have become an obligation to uphold and we consider all this to be our rare honour and an endorsement of the work we do.

 

The creation of 8 hiking trails re-enforces the philosophy of making the entire island accessible to our guests. Discreetly we have enabled the discovery of the corners of Frgate Island, in combination with services provided by the hotel from organic picnics to bird watching over a glass a champagne to dinner charmed by fairy terns in a high-up tree house always remembering that it is the entire island which constitutes the resort!

 

Nature walks with the resident ecologist are offered daily and have proven to be among the most popular experiences with guests on the island. The perception of what Frgate and its ecological achievements are all about remarkably enhance with every guest returning from an inside trip to the island. The green jungle turns to a kaleidoscope of varied plants, trees, creatures big and small and what seemed a wilderness of barely to be penetrated, suddenly becomes the lungs of this island and the home of thousands of inhabitants where everybody relates to everybody in its unique and particular way.

 

The same is true for the ‘Plantation Experience’...where guests are shown around in the areas where vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices are grown, picked freshly twice daily and form the basis of the island cuisine and Spa concept.

Whereas the first decade of operation saw all efforts focussed on the creation of a unique and unrivalled ‘Nature Experience’ in the Indian Ocean, the second decade started by broadening this perspective to include the carbon negative concept as an integral part of the resort operation.

Our conventional system of diesel powered generators started to look positively outdated and old fashioned and therefore we invested a lot of research into new emerging energy technologies.

 

As a start all staff quarters at Frgate already have solar assisted hot water systems. Solar technology and its efficiency and possibility of its storage are improving rapidly, so the concept will be greatly expanded. All roof areas on the back of house, service buildings are covered with high efficiency solar panels that produce energy during daylight hours to be fed directly into the island energy grid mainly for the laundry and the engineering and storage area.

 

Furthermore, our individual guest buggies are solar assisted vehicles, too, and all diesel/petrol buggies were phased out in 2008.

 

Another innovation is the recycling of our used vegetable frying oil from the resort kitchens. We currently have an island tractor running on a mixture of diesel combined with used frying oil with very satisfactory results.

 

Our rain water collection system collects the water from about half the roof surface of our back of house/ maintenance area. With surprising results! On an average day with passing average rain falls we collect about 30,000l of water, on a heavy rainy day the collected water surpasses the total capacity which we have installed of 60,000l. Encouraged by these results we will now start to complete the 2nd half of the roof surface.

 

Bearing in mind that we count approx. 100 rainy days a year with an average amount of 30,000l of water, this sums up to approx. 3,000,000l of collected rain water per year.

This system it dramatically reduces the need to pump and desalinate water from the island’s underground sources, reducing energy consumption by 400kwh.

Over and above, rain water is very soft and contributes tremendously to a gentler handling of laundry and kitchen operation.

 

 

A Vision

 

In a world which is dominated by symposia targeting topics such as global warming, changing climatic patterns, the melting of the eternal ice, the destruction of the lungs of our planet and the pollution of our natural resources it may not come as a surprise that Frgate Island undertakes particular emphasises and contributions to the discussion: having led the ecology discussion in the Seychelles over the last 10 years and having been on the forefront of technology we again reach out and set the bar as high as we can possible think and are aiming for a negative carbon footprint and setting unique standards in regards to homogenous integration of a tourism operation into a natural retreat, on land, on the beach and off the beach!

 

 

THE FUTURE

 

This decade will further broaden the perspective to include the carbon negative concept as an integral part of the resort operation.

 

Frgate Island was always the innovator in the Seychelles. The present worldwide discussion on reserves but also actual market process for fossil fuels challenge us and consequently we are preparing for our upcoming revolution in our energy supply program for the resort which will follow again pioneering routes.

 

We will invest a lot of research into new emerging energy technologies. We do not foresee a single technology to be capable enough to replace diesel but a combination of various technologies as well as the substitution by carbon free and renewable fuel sources; working together we will progressively lessen our dependence on fossil fuels.

 

A further hope lies in the harnessing of sustainable, yet renewable resources and we plan to substitute diesel completely by non fossil fuels. We have millions of coconuts growing right here on the island and we have already conducted experiments on the island using pure coconut oil of food grade level to power diesel engines, with most satisfying results.

 

In order to validate the success and impact of all these measures on the overall eco balance of the island we decided not to pursue with any commercially motivated eco label, but rather to stick to a pure scientific approach. Therefore we prepared in cooperation with ETH Zurich a Two Phase Island Assessment a) Carbon Footprint Analysis and b) Triple Bottom Analysis.

 

The analysis showed that we belong to a system with many by-systems which all depend on each other. All levels of staff will be integrated more into the process of developing and living our vision and goals. The indicators, monitoring program and management process has to be finalised, a broader sustainability needs to be collaborated and implemented. This is an ongoing process we will take care of.

 

One of our projects is we plant 2 additional trees for every new arrival. A rough calculation results into a guest - tree ratio of 1:17,600 trees. With an inventory of somewhat well over 700,000 trees on the island and an estimated offsetting of approx. 6 t of CO2 per tree per year, Frgate Island Private at the moment absorbs a rough 4.2 millions tons on CO2 a year.

 

This goes hand in hand with the initiative to plant the above mentioned largest endemic tree nursery and is an ongoing process. In 2009 we celebrated planting the 100,000th tree since reforestation of the island began in 1998.

 

Furthermore we applied for a marine protect belt of 700m around Frgate Island. If we achieve this we can protect our coral reefs, the Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricate), which comes each year for breading, and the real octopus (Octupus vulgaris) from being fished. On the other hand this belt would avoid that any rodents or other mammals predators such as rats from external boats reach and harm our island and its fragile ecosystem ever again (rats can swim over a distance of 500m).

 

New emerging technologies currently being investigated for possible use are contained in the very seawater that surrounds us: One possibility is to harness the latent heat in the warm, shallow water around the island, respectively the cool sea water in low depths off the island, another possibility is to exploit the weak electric current that is inherent in the osmotic pressure from sea-water to less or non-salty water.

 

We believe that by inventing, yet exploiting a combination of the above ideas, we will with immediate effect start to reduce our CO2 emissions and within reasonable mid terms time we shall achieve our goal of carbon negativity. Frgate Island will once again show the way forward for the Seychelles and possibly for many other islands and even cruise ships that in a very similar way depend on self generated power supply.

 

Our undertaking have largely been acknowledged not only internationally by our many guests, countless scientists but also by the local government; so much in fact that our Ecology Conservation Program is discussed to becoming the blueprint for the eco development of the Republic of Seychelles.

 

 

Frgate Island - the little laboratory for a better world

 

And albeit being in a remote little destination and operating our own little cosmos with all it needs to support and operate an entire island with a hotel and the infrastructure that is needed to do so, we thoroughly wish that our achievements may be a leading example for any larger maxi cosmos there is out there.

 

It is our determined commitment to share the results of our experiences, our investigations, our successes, our hits and flops we encounter day in and day out with the rest of the world.

 

May the results of our work be a contribution to a better future of our planet!


   How This Juicy Hotel Benefits Its Local Community

We constantly host students as well as senior scientists on the island sharing with them the lessons learned here a great step forward in ensuring that conservation will always be the dominant theme for Frgate Island.

Consistently we are supporting charitable projects to help the less fortunate in our society. In 2008 we gave a starting kit to every first grade pupil in the entire country stationery items to state school pupils around the country.

In 2009 we started to support 51 orphans of the orphanage ‘Presidents Village’ with a weekly supply of fresh fruits, vegetables and spices from our plantation (2,5-3t per year). The children receive now a supply of fresh fruit, vegetables and spices every week.

As this is essential for the wellbeing of the children we extended at the beginning of 2010 the supply to the other two orphanages in the Seychelles. These are orphanages of the Catholic Church, one for girls and one for boys. Now 84 orphans between 0-16 years of age receive our fresh produce weekly (4,5-5t per year).


Little Palm Island

Little Palm Island

28500 Overseas Highway
Little Torch Key, Florida (Little Torch Key)
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Private luxury resort with 30 one bedroom suites. All accommodations surround the perimeter of the island and have water views. We have a natural white sand beach a fresh water lagoon-style swimming pool fitness center Great Room Library and game room SpaTerre full service spa dive shop with daily excursions and water craft choices as well as gourmet cuisine in our beachfront dining room.

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Travel + Leisure says..."Accessible only by boat or seaplane, Little Palm is Florida's most secluded and romantic retreat, a bona-fide tropical idyll set along a white-sand beach on a private 6-acre island in the Keys. Thirty thatched-roof bungalows shaded by towering palms, turquoise sea, and coral reef—add to the far-away feel. More adventurous guests can delve into scuba diving, kayaking, sailing, deep-sea fishing, skydiving, kiteboarding lessons or seaplane tours of the Florida Keys and nearby Everglades. At the end of the day, the island’s SpaTerre provides a soothing retreat that morphs right into sundowners at the bar and candlelit dining on the shore ~From Travelandleisure.com.

Conde Nast Traveler says..."Guests are welcomed with tropical rum punch and their names on wooden plaques on their rooms at this “very private and isolated resort,” accessible only by boat or seaplane. The crushed-seashell paths and more than 250 Jamaican coconut palms make guests feel like they are “in the South Pacific.” Housing four-poster beds and outdoor showers, renovated thatched-roof bungalows in British colonial decor lack phones, televisions, or clocks, making them “wonderful places to relax and reconnect.” The “food is expensive but marvelous” at the restaurant, which serves French and pan-Latin dishes with the occasional wild card, hence Peking duck foie gras and yellowtail snapper seviche. “The staff are the best.”" ~From CondeNastTraveler.com

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  • 24 Hour Security
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    Bath: Bathtub
    Bath: Jacuzzi//Whirlpool/Hot Tub in the Room
    Bath: Outdoor Shower (Private for the Room)
    Bath: Sexy Bathrooms
    Bathrobes
    Beach
    Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom
    Beds: Canopy Beds
    Beds: Romantic Beds
    Beds: Rooms with King Beds
    Boat to Hotel
    Coffee Maker in Room
    Dining Area in the Room
  • Dining: Outdoor Dining
    Dining: Restaurant On Property
    Dining: Waterfront
    Extra Romantic
    Fitness Center
    Hairdryer
    Hot Tub (Private Outdoor with Room)
    Internet: Broadband Access in Guest Rooms
    Internet: WiFi in Public Areas
    Iron/Ironing Board
    Jogging Track/Path
    Mini Bar
    Parking: Self Parking (Uncovered)
    Privacy
    Private Beach Dining
  • Private Deck/Patio/Terrace
    Private Island
    Room Service (Limited)
    Room Type: Beachfront Rooms
    Room Type: Bungalows
    Room Type: Stand Alone Single Unit
    Room Type: Thatched Roof Cottages
    Room Type: Waterfront Rooms
    Safe: In-Room Safe
    Seaplane to Hotel
    Separate Sitting Area
    Spa/Massage on Property
    Tropical Vibe
    Wake-up Service
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Parrot Cay

Parrot Cay

PO Box 164
Providenciales, Turks And Caicos Islands (Turks And Caicos Islands)
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Retreat to a quiet corner of the forgotten Caribbean Parrot Cay by COMO in the Turks and Caicos is the northern Caribbeans pre-eminent private island - wrapped in sweeps of sand and peaceful seas featuring the regions best spa and haute cuisine. It combines nature - 1000 unspoilt acres - including a mile-long powdered beach - with understated style and cosseting service. Think of it in simple terms - a place to rediscover those forgotten rhythms of long days - easy nights - and the salve of peace.

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Conde Nast Traveler says...""The serene boat ride to this private island resort sets the mood for what's to come." Surrounded by white sand beaches, "it's the most tranquil place ever." The whitewashed main building has a warm, contemporary interior with British colonial touches. Airy rooms have four-poster beds, teak and Balinese furnishings, and terra-cotta tiles. The Como Shambhala Retreat spa offers Asian-style treatments. At Terrace, Mediterranean-inspired cuisine is served overlooking the sea. "Butlers provide perfect, low-key, attentive service—pampered is the word that comes to mind when you're here."" ~From CondeNastTraveler.com

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  • 24 Hour Security
    Babysitting or Child Care
    Bath: Outdoor Shower (Private for the Room)
    Beach
    Boat to Hotel
    Butler Service
    Concierge Services
    Connecting Rooms
    Dining: Restaurant On Property
    Fitness Center
    Golf Course on Property
  • Hammocks (Private with Room)
    Hot Tub
    Internet: Internet Access Kiosk
    Kid Friendly
    Kids Programs/Club
    Laundry Room Available
    Laundry/ Dry Cleaning Service
    Maid Service
    Pets Allowed
    Private Chef Availalbe
    Private Deck/Patio/Terrace
  • Private Island
    Private Pool (Private Pool with the Room)
    Room Type: Villa
    Safe Deposit Box
    Sauna on Property
    Spa/Massage on Property
    Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool: Outdoor Pool
    Turndown Service
    Uniformed Security on Site
    Wake-up Service
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Peter Island Resort

Peter Island Resort

PO Box 211
Peter Island Tortola, Virgin Islands (British) (Peter Island, Tortola)
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The largest private island in the BVI, Peter Island is surrounded by the sparkling waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and Sir Francis Drake Channel. Just four miles south of Tortola, it occupies the fifth largest of 60 islands, quays, and exposed reefs that comprise the BVI. Accessible only by boat or helicopter, Peter Island's idyllic location makes it a perfect destination for guests seeking a serene and romantic hideaway. A member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Peter Island was highlighted in Conda Nast Traveler's January 2003 "Gold List" issue as one of the world's best places to stay. Peter Island has just 52 guestrooms and four villas, including two Villa Estates. The predominance of open, undeveloped land is unsurpassed, creating an atmosphere of natural beauty unique to Peter Island. The staff to guest ratio is 177 to 104 in the high season, ensuring a high level of service and individual attention. All water sports equipment and instruction are complimentary at Peter Island, as is use of the four tennis courts, fitness center, basketball and volleyball courts, and bicycles. The island features miles of hiking and biking trails on which to discover the remarkable variety of tropical flora and fauna indigenous to Peter Island. Beef Island Airport Tortola: is approximately 6 miles from Peter Island. This is an international airport serviced primarily by American Eagle, Liat and Fly B. V. I. All arrivals are greeted by Peter Island concierge and escorted to a waiting yacht for transfer. Road Town, Tortola . Capital of British Virgin Islands. Approximately 25 minute ferry ride from Peter Island. St. Thomas, Charlotte Amalie Approximately 20 miles away is the duty free shopping capital of the Caribbean. From leather goods to perfumes, precious gems or designer clothing, St. Thomas is a weekly shopping excursion from the dock at Peter Island.

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  • 24 Hour Security
    Air Conditioned/Climate Control
    Bath: Jacuzzi//Whirlpool/Hot Tub in the Room
    Bath: Tub with a View
    Bathrobes
    Beach
    Beach Bar
    Beach Service
    Beach Toys
    Bedding: Fine Linens
    Beds: Romantic Beds
    Beds: Rooms with King Beds
    Beds: Views from the Bed
    Bikes to Use
    Boat to Hotel
    Ceiling Fan
    Coffee Maker in Room
    Complimentary Bottled Water
    Connecting Rooms
    Dining Area in the Room
    Dining: Beachfront Restaurant
    Dining: Ocean View
    Dining: Outdoor Dining
  • Dining: Restaurant On Property
    Dining: Waterfront
    Dock Your Boat
    Extra Romantic
    Fitness Center
    Gardens on the Property
    Hairdryer
    Hammocks (Common Area)
    Helicopter Access
    Internet: Broadband Access in Guest Rooms
    Internet: High Speed Outlet in Room
    Internet: WiFi By the Pool
    Internet: WiFi in Public Areas
    Iron/Ironing Board
    Live Music on Property
    Marina
    No TV in the Room
    Non-Smoking Property
    Patio
    Privacy
    Private Beach Dining
    Private Chef Availalbe
  • Private Deck/Patio/Terrace
    Private Dining Cool Spot
    Private Island
    Private Pool (Private Pool with the Room)
    Room Service (Limited)
    Room Type: Beach Bungalows & Cottages
    Room Type: Beachfront Rooms
    Room Type: Bungalows
    Room Type: Villa
    Safe: In-Room Safe
    Separate Sitting Area
    Spa/Massage on Property
    Spiritual Renewal
    Stunning Settings
    Swimming Pool: Cool Pool Views
    Swimming Pool: Poolside Food & Drink Service
    Tropical Vibe
    View: Rooms with Ocean View
    View: Rooms wtih Water Views
    Voicemail
    Wake-up Service
    Windows: Windows Open in the Room
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  • Conde Nast Traveler Top Spas
    Luxury Beach Resorts
    Private Island Resorts
  • Travel and Leisure World Top 500 Hotels (Caribbean, Bermuda, Bahamas)
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