Little Reef Bay

Little Reef Bay is on the South side of Peter Island. The shoreline here is coated in gray sand. The beach is very secluded, as Peter Island is a small island with a single, low density resort. If you are staying at the resort, or anchor offshore, you will enjoy the quiet majesty of this lonely beach.

Located on the southern edge of Peter Island, You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Little Reef Bay stands out because it's perfect for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Many of the other beaches in the Virgin Islands may have the same warm sand and calming breezes as Little Reef Bay, but are usually busier since they're located by some of the most popular tourist areas in town.

How to Access The Beach
Most visitors to this quiet beach are guests who walk from the resort. However, it can also be reached by boat if you anchor offshore -- but the waters can be choppy, so be careful.

Amenities and Ambiance

The waters can be very choppy on this side of Peter Island.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Little Reef Bay brings guests an idyllic and peaceful getaway, since the area surrounding the beach isn't too crowded at all.

What's Nearby


Found on the South East coast of Peter Island; the area hosts attractions such as St. Phillip's Church, which is one of the closest attractions.

If you want to combine some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should consider a trip to VI Maritime Museum, a lovely museum found six miles away, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there will be more options available in the Virgin Islands. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Little Reef Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
St. Phillip's Church Historical Site 6.1 N Tortola
VI Maritime Museum Museum 6.2 N Tortola
Old Government House Museum Museum 6.5 NW Tortola
Thornton Plantation Historical Site 6.5 NW Tortola
The Dungeon Historical Site 6.5 NW Tortola

Cities and Towns

Road Town is the closest town and is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From Little Reef Bay, Road Town is about seven miles (11 kilometers) away.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it can attract guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Beach-goers trying to find a room not far from Little Reef Bay shouldn't find it that difficult, as there are lots of hotels to pick from in the surrounding area. You'll find the closest and most convenient booking options by looking over what's listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Little Reef Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Peter Island Resort & Spa 1.7 NNW Peter Island Resort
Prospect Reef Resort 6.0 NW Tortola Resort
Nanny Cay Marina & Hotel 6.2 NW Tortola Resort


Though the area surrounding Little Reef Bay isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you can still satisfy your hunger, especially if you're willing to venture a little farther away. One of the closest places to eat is Deadman's Beach Bar & Grill, which is a mile and a half away.

The following table lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Little Reef Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Deadman's Beach Bar & Grill (284) 495-2000 Caribbean, Continental, Fusion 1.4 mi. N Peter Island
Tradewinds Restaurant (284) 495-2000 Caribbean 1.7 mi. NNW Peter Island
William Thornton Floating Bar and Restaurant (284) 340-8603 Caribbean 3.3 mi. WSW Norman Island
Cooper Island Beach Club Restaurant (284) 495-9084 Caribbean 4.9 mi. NE Cooper Island

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Little Reef Bay on Peter Island.

Another location you might enjoy is Nanny Cay, found six miles to the northwest. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might like White Bay Beach. You'll find it a mile to the north-northwest.

You might also want to visit The Bight, which is located three and a half miles to the west-southwest.

The Virgin Islands offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and paying a visit to Little Reef Bay is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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