New York, NY (PRWEB) July 22, 2014
Peter Island Resort & Spa is delighted to launch two new, adventurous experiences showcasing the natural land and sea wonders of the British Virgin Islands.
Peter Island Resort's Learn-to-Sail Package
Renowned as the sailing capital of the Caribbean and a favored destination among yachtsmen, sailors and pirates of yore, there’s no better place to learn to sail than the British Virgin Islands. Peter Island Resort’s Learn-to-Sail package includes:
- 5 nights accommodation in a Beach Front Junior Suite or Ocean View Room
- 3 days of sailing instruction with Swain Sailing School on an IC24, 24’ keelboat with a tiller
- All meals including unlimited picnics
- Other complimentary amenities including water sports instruction, yoga classes, night-lit outdoor tennis courts and more
Guests will learn to sail in the BVI’s navigable Caribbean waters that are ideal for getting one’s sea legs. The first two days of sailing school include 4 hours of one-on-one sailing and 1 hour of classroom instruction. On day three, students have another 4 hours of sailing and take the U.S. Sailing Association’s Basic Keelboat certification exam. Aspiring sailors will also receive a textbook, logbook and a one-year membership to the U.S. Sailing Association. Those who successfully complete the course and pass the exam will receive internationally recognized US Sailing Basic Keelboat certification. All the key elements of sailing are covered including sailing terminology, marine rules and regulations, techniques, tacks and jibes, right-of-way, points-of- sail, sailing knots, reefing, anchoring and much more. The program is available to singles, couples and families for up to 4 people.
Rates for the Learn-to-Sail package start at $4,700 for two people in an Ocean View Room, and $6,393 for two in a Beach Front Junior Suite. Rates do not include tax or service charges. This package is pending availability and is not combinable with other offers. Additional nights of accommodation, more sailing school days and/or additional sailing school students may be added at prevailing rates.
For those who know how to sail and want to perfect their skills and get certified, a one-day "Basic Keelboat Challenge" course is available. Guests wanting to dip their toes in to a less intensive sailing experience can inquire about Swain Sailing School’s 3-hour "Introduction to Sailing" course. For those looking to enjoy the sailing capital of the Caribbean with someone else at the helm, Peter Island Resort also offers an Ashore/Afloat Sailing Package that includes 5 nights of on- island accommodation and 2 nights aboard Peter Island’s crewed 51’ Hans Christian sailboat, Silmaril. The Silmaril also offers sunset sails and private charters for Peter Island Resort guests. More details are available by emailing the reservations team at reservations(at)peterisland(dot)net or calling 1-800-346-4451 additional information and reservations, please email Peter Island Resort’s reservations team at reservations(at)peterisland(dot)net or call 1-800-346-4451.
Island-Style Spa Boot Camp
Peter Island Resort’s Island-Style Spa Boot Camp is the perfect way to launch a new fitness regimen or take an existing workout routine to the next level. The package includes 5 luxurious nights in a Beach Front Junior Suite or Ocean View Room, and 3 days of intensive ‘island-style’ training with a personal trainer, yoga sessions and a daily spa treatment to sooth sore muscles, rejuvenate the body and enhance the benefits of the island-style workouts. Personal training sessions incorporate Peter Island’s natural resources into each workout to include the steep, hilly terrain of the island’s 5-Mile Loop for running, biking or hiking—long stretches of soft sand beaches and calm seas perfect for resistance training and cardio workouts that may include swimming, paddle boarding and sea kayaking. Rates for the Island-Style Spa Boot Camp package start at $5,392 exclusive of tax and service charges. The package is pending availability and is not combinable with other offers. Additional nights of accommodation and/or additional training days may be added at prevailing rates. For more information and reservations, please contact Peter Island Resort’s reservations team at reservations(at)peterisland(dot)net or call 1-800- 346-4451.
About Peter Island Resort & Spa
Peter Island Resort & Spa is an idyllic private island hideaway known to yachtsmen and sailors for over 30 years. The island offers 1,800 unspoiled acres with 5 pristine beaches, 3 residential- style luxury villas, Beachfront Junior Suites steps from the sea, and conveniently located Ocean View Rooms. Home to one of the Caribbean’s most spectacular spas, the 10,000 square foot oasis has a staff of talented therapists who take pampering to an entirely new level. The island’s wide variety of land and sea activities include private diving and snorkeling excursions, sea kayaking, windsurfing, tennis, sailing, deep sea fishing, and hikes to the island’s scenic Sunset 5- Mile Loop. Located in the British Virgin Islands, Peter Island is a treasured secret among sophisticated travelers seeking the luxury of a private island and the Caribbean as it’s meant to be.
About Swain Sailing School
Rob Swain, Co-Owner and Head Instructor of Swain Sailing School, is a Grand Rapids, Michigan native who began sailing as a toddler. His wife and business partner Gina grew up in Massachusetts and began her professional career as a financial analyst for Harvard Medical School (HMS) prior to launching the Swain Sailing School in 2001 at Nanny Cay in the BVI. Swain Sailing School is a training affiliate of the US Sailing Association, American Sailing Association and the International Yacht Training—the only sailing school whose programs are recognized by all three training associations. For over thirteen years and more than 5,000 students, Swain Sailing School has received numerous awards including the American Sailing Association’s Outstanding Sailing School Award and the BVI’s Best Sailing School Award in 2011, 2012, 2013 by the Virgin Islands Property & Yacht Guide Reader’s Choice Awards.