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Getting to Peter Island

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Getting to Peter Island:
Guests may fly into Beef Island Airport, Tortola (EIS) via San Juan (SJU), St. Thomas (STT), Antigua (ANU), or St. Maarten (SXM), from Beef Island Airport, guests transfer to Peter Island via our private yacht. Transfers from Beef Island Airport are $60 per person for stays in 2011. This transfer can be reserved any day, and at any time. Please contact the Reservations department with arrival information in advance.

Air service:
The most direct way to fly to the BVI’s from North America is via San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU). Guests visiting from Europe can fly nonstop direct to Antigua daily on major carriers. Frequent connecting service is offered by American Eagle, Liat, Caribbean Sun and Cape Air, with occasional service by other airlines and charter flights. The Beef Island Airport has daily service from San Juan.

Helicopter Transfers:
Helicopter service is available from St. Thomas or San Juan and will land on the island’s private helipad.

St. Thomas arrivals:
Peter Island Resort & Spa is happy to announce a service to make our beautiful private island destination even more accessible to certain U.S. gateways. Our own private ferry will be available on Tuesdays and Saturdays to meet our guests who fly directly to St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. The total elapsed time of this beautiful trip by our luxury ferry is typically 1 1/2 hours including all customs clearance. The ferry leaves from Charlotte Amalie (a short ten-minute cab ride from the airport) which is coordinated through the Tropic Tours Taxi desk at Ground Transportation at Cyril E. King International Airport and arrives at the Peter Island Resort & Spa Marina. The ride is through some of the most beautiful sailing waters in the Caribbean. The times have been arranged to allow for an easy 2 1/2 hour arrival to the airport on departure day and a leisurely 2 hours from the arrival at the St. Thomas airport.

The ferry will leave Peter Island at 9:00 a.m., arrive in St. Thomas at 10:45 a.m., and depart St. Thomas at 3:30 p.m., with arrival at Peter Island at 5:15 p.m. The times coincide with arriving and departing flights from Miami, New York, Boston, Newark, Atlanta, Charlotte and Philadelphia. The cost in 2011 is $70 per person one-way and $125 per person round trip, and includes taxi service between the airport and ferry dock. Seafarers traveling in their own craft may arrive by private yacht or sailboat and dock at Peter Island’s Sprat Bay, located across Drake’s Channel from Road Town, Tortola.

Here are other options:

Between the USVI and British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands Ferry: St. Thomas – Tortola

There are four ferry operators offering service between St. Thomas (Charlotte Amalie and Red Hook) and Tortola (West End and Roadtown). Clearing immigration is necessary; trip may take longer than approximated. Proof of citizenship is required.

Caribbean Maritime & Excursions Road Town Fast Ferry
Rates: Adults/$30 one-way, $55 roundtrip. Children 3-11/$20 one-way, $30 roundtrip. Children 2 and under/$5 one-way, $10 roundtrip.
Telephone: (866) 903-3779, (340) 777-2800

Time: 50 minutes between Charlotte Amalie and Road Town, 35 minutes between Redhook and Road Town.

Leaving Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

Leaving Road Town, Tortola

Mon-Sat
8:30 am
12:00 noon
4:15 pm

Sundays
12:00 noon
4:15 pm

Mon-Sat
7:00 am
10:00 am
2:30 pm

Sundays
9:00 am
2:30 pm

Smith’s Ferry
Rates: Adults/$28 one-way, $49 roundtrip. Children 3-11/$23 one-way, $40 roundtrip. Infants 8 months-2 years/$11 one-way, $20 round trip.
Telephone: (340) 775-7292

Leaving Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

Leaving Road Town, Tortola

8:30/9:00 am
12:15/12:45 pm
3:30 pm
4:30 pm

Sundays Only
8:00/8:30 am
10:45/11:15 am
3:30 pm
5:15 pm

6:45 am
9:45 am
11:35 am
2:00 pm

Sundays Only
8:45 am
11:35 am
2:00 pm

When two times are shown they alternate weekly.

Fit Bodies, Inc. Changes coming

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Fit Bodies, Inc and Fitness Pro Travel will have a brand new look in a few short weeks. We have been working constantly for the last few years trying to make our site easy for you to maneuver. The social network thread is working well and we love seeing your comments and assistance to others who have questions. Keep it up!

Fit Bodies, Inc. has grown as you are all noticing. We went from 20 resorts a couple years ago to over 45 with more coming on board soon. The fast growth has perpetuated us toward a bigger better website to afford all the rapidly changing functions needed to handle this expansion. All of our brainstorming of better viewing, easier selection, and more options for choosing a teaching vacation are finally coming together.

You will meet the new site very soon. We are shooting for a January 1st debut. It will appear very similar but better. Some of the changes will be noticeable and some will be subtle. One of the changes I want to mention has to do with the memberships. Currently we have BASIC, TRAVEL, MEDALLION and ENTERPRISE. Those will remain but the changes will be within the memberships themselves. BASIC will still exist as a free account. You will be able to access everything you do now with one exception. There will be a limited number of resorts available to book with this membership. You will always be able to access 15 opportunities that will change on a regular basis. In order to have access to all of the resorts you will need to upgrade to the TRAVEL membership. There are many other benefits that you are afforded with this membership including a referral bonus each time someone you send to us becomes a member of our community. By referring people to our site you will be able to make up the $27 membership fee before you know it just by sending your professional friends to us so THEY can experience theses amazing teaching vacations. The Medallion and Enterprise members also have access to all of the resorts with added amenities and abilities but the TRAVEL membership is all you need to be able to book any resort at any time and earn money too. You can request a check or we can use it as a credit for your next teaching vacation.

Other amenities are afforded our Travel Members such as a reduced change fee and access to more of the networking capabilities on the site.

Email me at suzelle@fitbodiesinc.com with any questions you have about these changes. I am excited about the new site, can’t wait to hear what you think!!

Happy Travels

Suzelle

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