About Peter Island

Peter Island is a 720 hectare (1,779 acre) private island located in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). It is about 5.2 miles south-west (195 degrees true) from Road Harbour (Road Town), Tortola. The island was named after Pieter Adriensen (nicknamed "The Commander") 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