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 Peter Island, You might want even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. This beach is not just a tropical beauty, it also has a private beach feel——a unique quailty in a touristy place like the Virgin Islands. While Little Reef Bay may be a little farther away, it permits unparalleled relaxation opportunities.

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, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

If you happen to desire beaches that provide a quiet enclave, then a good choice for you is Little Reef Bay; it is back in a more rural sector of Peter Island.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South East coast of Peter Island; it's located near attractions like St. Phillip's Church, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

If you're interested in combining culture with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting VI Maritime Museum, a lovely museum found six miles to the north, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

If a visit to the Little Reef Bay isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

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

Little Reef Bay is in the Road Town area, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. The closest town is Road Town, which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the coast, Road Town isn't out of reach at seven miles (11 kilometers) away.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. Little Reef Bay is not near very many major hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

Visitors looking for a place to stay not far from the beach won't find it that difficult, as there are plenty of resorts and hotels to pick from in the area. You'll find the closest and most convenient lodging options by perusing what's listed in the following table.

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


While there aren't many widely-known restaurants nearby, you can still find some interesting eateries, especially if you're prepared to drive or bike a few miles. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Deadman's Beach Bar & Grill, which is just a short distance away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are shown below.

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, Little Reef Bay is just one of many beaches you might like on Peter Island.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Nanny Cay, located six miles away. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might find that White Bay Beach is just right. It's located a mile to the north-northwest.

Travelers may also want to consider The Bight, located three and a half miles to the west-southwest.

Maybe Little Reef Bay is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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