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 stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Even active vacationers with jam-packed itineraries will discover advantages to finding a beach that isn't packed full of hotel guests; beautiful but out-of-the-way beaches like Little Reef Bay are usually more relaxing than those overrun with fellow travelers.

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 offers an angelic and relaxing environment, as the surrounding area isn't too crowded at all.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the South East coast of Peter Island. It is near St. Phillip's Church, which is one of a number of attractions in the area.

If you're interested in mixing a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to VI Maritime Museum, a lovely museum found six miles to the north, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the following table shows the closest options.

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

The nearby town of Road Town is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From the shore, Road Town is about seven miles (11 kilometers) away.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Vacationers looking to find a place to stay close to Little Reef Bay won't have a difficult time, as there are plenty of accommodations to pick from in the area. You'll find the closest booking options by viewing those listed in the table that follows.

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 this spot isn't close to many restaurants, you can still satisfy your hunger, particularly if you are prepared to venture a little out of the way. Deadman's Beach Bar & Grill is one of the closest eateries, which is only a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of nearby dining options.

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

Needless to say, there are other beaches on Peter Island besides Little Reef Bay worth visiting.

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

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

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in the Virgin Islands, but Little Reef Bay is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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