Salt Island
Buttonwood Bay – A truly Wonderful place to anchor, snorkel and have lunch. It is located on the Western end of Great Harbour. A shallow reef begins 20 yards from shore, starting in 8ft of water, sloping to around 20 feet and drops vertically to a depth of 40 feet.

Wreck of the RMS Rhone – Situated in Lee Bay, off Salt Island lies the RMS Rhone submerged in 20-80 ft of water in two main parts. The vessel was originally 310 ft long and 40 ft wide. Much is still intact and visible, including parts of the rigging, the propeller, the bow section, engines, prop shaft and the boilers.

Peter Island

Peter Island is the largest private island in the BVI and the fifth largest of the 60 islands, quays, and exposed reefs that comprise the BVI. Deadmans Bay – The largest beach on Peter Island, it is perfect for snorkeling and sunbathing.The island is predominately undeveloped but contains hiking and biking trails on which to discover the tropical flora and fauna indigenous to Peter Island. The beaches face the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Sir Francis Drake Channel. Two of the beaches (Honeymoon and White bay) are for use by guests only. The island’s biggest beach is Deadman’s Bay, a mile-long crescent beach shaded by palm trees with a beach, bar, and restaurant open to day boaters. Deadman’s Bay is said to be named for pirates that were marooned on neighboring Dead Chest island and subsequently drowned swimming to Peter Island, their bodies washed up on shore.

Cooper Island

One of BVI’s most stunning, white sand beaches. Small and unspoiled, it lies about five miles across the Sir Francis Drake Channel from Tortola. The island offers incredible snorkeling waters around Cistern Point and the rock named Little Carvel Rock. On the shore adjacent to the rock are the remnants of a cistern once used for watering livestock and plantation land.

The shoreline is perfect for kayaking, exploring, and wreck diving.

Cooper Island has and interesting history. Two theories exist on the name of the Island. One says it is named for its first settlers, a Dutch family named Koop; or it was named Cooper for the coopers that came to collect the white cedar used for making rum barrels.

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Salt Island

Salt Island is located about 4.7 miles south east of Road Town. It is named after its 3 salt ponds, that were once an important resource providing a traditional source of seasoning for local islands and passing ships.


Shipwrecks at Salt Island

Salt Island is most notable for the wreck of the Royal Mail packet steamer, RMS Rhone that sank in a hurricane on October 29, 1867 with the loss of most of the crew.

The wreck of the Rhone is the is a popular dive site. Some of the underwater scenes in film “The Deep” here. It is divided into two halves: The Bow at 60-90′ where divers can swim inside the ship and experience many varieties of fish including Angel Fish, Parrot Fish, Snappers, Grunts and Blue Tang; the other half (where the foremast and crows nest, boilers, wrenches and winch can all be seen. Fish to see here include Barracuda, Stingrays and Turtles.

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Peter Island is a 1,779 acre private island located in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). It is about 5.2 miles south-west from Road Harbour Tortola.

Peter Island is the largest private island in the BVI and the fifth largest of the 60 islands, quays, and exposed reefs that comprise the BVI.

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