We often write about chartering by the week but for many who stay ashore in hotels a day charter is a sensible way of testing the concept of take a chartering vacation. One way to discover the true essence of the Caribbean as the original castaway Robinson Crusoe would have done, is to take an ‘Explore the Unknown Adventure Package’ at Peter Island Resort & Spa, the private island in the British Virgin Islands.
Set sail and take to the high seas aboard the Simaril yacht for a day of sailing, exploring the surrounding waters and nearby islands, steeped in ancient pirate lore. Guests can explore the legendary Norman Island made famous by the Robert Louis Stevenson classic tale, Treasure Island and Dead Chest Island, named after the notorious pirate ‘Blackbeard’ who marooned his shipmates with nothing but a bottle of rum.
It was on Peter Island that these unfortunate pirates washed up after attempting to swim across the channel resulting in the aptly named Deadman’s Beach. After enjoying a day of pirate-spotting out on the open water, guests can try their hand at kayaking and snorkelling around Deadman’s Bay and may even be able to spot a magnificent Green Sea Turtle in the crystal-clear shallow waters. Stop off and swap tales of the day with a champagne (or rum!) picnic on the secluded Honeymoon Beach known for its pure white sand and complete privacy.
Guests can also enjoy the hiking trails across the island, traditional Caribbean spa treatments and an evening listening to a steel band at Deadman’s Bar & Grill whilst sampling local Jerk Chicken with a glass of native dark rum, or ‘Bumbo’. Complete your Caribbean adventure on White Bay lookout point, enjoying magnificent sunset views across the ocean with a glass of wine and cheese just as Robinson Crusoe would have done!
The Robinson Crusoe package includes:
- 7 nights accommodation in an Ocean View or Beach Front Junior Suite
- All meals
- Signature “Robinson Crusoe” cocktail upon arrival
- Private day sail excursion with snorkeling on the Silmaril
- Champagne picnic lunch at Honeymoon Beach on day of choice
- Private sunset experience at White Bay lookout point including wine and cheese
‘Explore the Unknown Robinson Crusoe Adventure Package’ starts from £3,036 per person based on double occupancy, subject to availability.