A glimpse of Petit St Vincent
Petit St Vincent
St Vincent & Grenadines
based on 7 nights
* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
International economy flights and taxes subject to availability
per person for 7 nights based on 2 people sharing a One Bedroom Cottage on an all inclusive basis, including flights from Barbados to Union Island and boat transfers from Union Island to Petit St Vincent
At a Glance
There is no TV or internet in the cottages with the emphasis on enjoying your surroundings and switching off.
Petit St Vincent is a 115-acre private island escape offering barefoot luxury and ultimate privacy. The 22 spacious stone Cottages, with separate sitting rooms and stunning decks are dotted around the island, located on the hillside above the sea or on the beach. We recommend villa 19 which has steps down to its own private beach.
Enjoy complimentary kayaking, windsurfing, sailing and snorkelling. The Tobago Cays is a short boat ride away and offers amazing snorkelling and swimming with turtles in crystal clear waters.
The hilltop Balinese style spa offers a range of treatments providing ultimate relaxation.
Unique to Petit St Vincent is the flagpole system outside each cottage to call for room service. Raise a red flag for ‘Do Not Disturb’ and a yellow one for service and a butler will be on hand.
Best time to Visit
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Offering warm temperatures throughout the year the Caribbean is a perfect year round destination. With an average of 9 hours sunshine a day the peak season runs from December through to April which is the dry season when you can expect very little rainfall. May to November are the slightly wetter months where you will find an increase in rainfall as the summer season goes on and with that some humidity, however the Summer months are still a great time to travel as the temperatures are hot and the rain tends to come in short heavy bursts but not all day long. The wettest months with the most humidity are September and October and these are the most probable months for hurricanes to occur in the region although many islands have not experienced hurricanes for a number of years. The average daily temperatures range from the mid-seventies in the winter months and mid-eighties in the summertime.
To start planning your holiday to Petit St Vincent
Petit St Vincent is a private island in the Caribbean, where guests can indulge in luxury living far away from modern life. Guests come here for peace, quiet, seclusion and the perfect balance of wilderness and luxury.
Surrounded by almost two miles of white sandy beaches, this is a place to come and relax. A true island paradise, where you leave behind the pressures of modern life, Petit St Vincent is the ultimate escape. None of the cottages have phones, TVs or internet access, giving guests real peace and quiet. It is also quite normal not to see many of your fellow guests whilst you stay here. The service is friendly and nothing is too much trouble, from the moment you're met from the boat, to the moment you leave.
Dining on Petit St Vincent is a delicious affair - the executive chef uses classic techniques with Caribbean ingredients. Eat at one of the restaurants and bars on the beach that serve fresh locally grown or caught produce, or take a picnic and a bottle of wine that has been prepared for you and find a secluded beach or sit on top of Marni Hill with spectacular views across the Caribbean. Or if absolute privacy is what you'd like, then you can use the resort's flag system to order room service.
Swimming is of course the thing to do as the waters are always warm, and there is a host of water sports. Island hopping on a classic sloop - make you sure take a trip with Captain Jeff, deep sea fishing diving off one of the protected reefs, are just a few of the activities available. The marine life around Petit St Vincent is truly spectacular.
Petit St Vincent has 22 cottages and villas spread out for maximum privacy and comfort. 16 are one-bedroom with separate living rooms, dressing areas and bathrooms with shower facilities. The six beachfront, two-bedroom villas offer more than 1100 square feet of luxury. Each bedroom has its own large bathroom. The master room boasts a king size bed and the second room is outfitted with two queen size beds. For maximum seclusion, there are no phones, TV or internet in the cottages. Built of native stone and wood, and discreetly scattered over hillsides, cliffs and beaches, each one has stunning views of Petit St Vincent and the southern Grenadines.
|One Bedroom Cottages||
These cottages have one king bed are outfitted with American standard power outlets with output of 110V, 60Hz. Some creature comforts have been added: refrigerated minibars, Nespresso coffeemakers, Bose iPod docks, quiet bedroom air-conditioning units, blow-dryers, and irons are standard in every cottage. The office can supply outlet adaptors on request. High quality linens, furniture, fixtures, and lighting are in place to ensure you feel cosy.
|Two Bedroom Cottages||
These cottages have one king bedroom and one bedroom with queen twin beds, both with ensuite bathrooms. They are outfitted with American standard power outlets with output of 110V, 60Hz. Some creature comforts have been added: refrigerated minibars, Nespresso coffeemakers, Bose iPod docks, quiet bedroom air-conditioning units, blow-dryers, and irons are standard in every villa. The office can supply outlet adaptors on request. High quality linens, furniture, fixtures, and lighting are in place to ensure you feel cosy.
Families are welcome to come and stay at Petit St Vincent, however there are no specific childcare facilities available for them at the resort.
Dining on Petit St Vincent is a relaxed affair, using mostly locally grown or caught produce. Enjoy a barefoot late lunch or a cocktail at the beach bar and restaurant, or a barbecue at the West End beach with the catch of the day. There is also no shortage of good wine to accompany your food.
The resort has four open air treatment rooms, where guests can enjoy a variety of treatments given by a team of highly experienced Balinese and Caribbean therapists.
Being a small island, the water is the dominant feature here. Non-motorized equipment such as kayaks, Hobie Cats, Sunfish, windsurfs, and snorkelling gear are available free of charge. Friendly staff are on hand to help when needed. For the more adventurous types deep sea fishing and scuba diving are available - the fish and turtles here are well worth seeing. Alternatively, you can sail on a classic island sloop and discover the charm of nearby islands, bays and reefs. A popular destination is the Tobago Cays, a group of five small, uninhabited islands surrounded by an extensive horseshoe reef. From January 2015 the Dive Centre will be able to arrange an introductory course in SCUBA diving in the safe confines of the bay with a team of professional PADI scuba instructors. Guests looking to advance beyond the introductory resort dive will be able to do a full PADI open water course and gain an international certificate.
Gemma Dobson (Staff)
I was lucky enough to spend a few nights on this peaceful private island in May and was surprised at just how easy it is to reach from Barbados, the flight from Barbados to Union island took just 40 minutes by a small 10 seater plane and it whizzed by as we enjoyed spotting all the neighbouring islands from the air ! Upon arrival we were greeted by Matt who is one half of the Management his wife Annie being the other half, together with their team of 150 incredible staff they will make sure you relax and unwind and will really make you feel at home. We stayed in cottage 18 which is a particularly stunning cottage as it sits perched on the rock side with beautiful views out over the ocean and neighbouring petit Martinique but the real reason I loved this cottage was that it has steps down to a private beach .... so whilst we were there we had the beach to ourselves !
Each cottage has it's own flag service which works really well and the service is surprisingly speedy ... We enjoyed eating dinner one evening in our cottage from the full restaurant menu and on other mornings we enjoyed breakfast served on our terrace . Other little touches they have in place is an early morning tea/coffee service and also an afternoon tea that you can have in your cottage.
We really wanted to get the most out of our stay at PSV and experience as much as we could so we made sure we dined at both of the restaurants and especially enjoyed the movie on the beach night where families can enjoy a movie together under the stars,we walked around the island exploring the beaches and finding remote little picnic spots and we enjoyed a couple of hours of pure indulgence in their beautiful spa run by a team of wonderful spa therapists from Indonesia. One of the real highlights for me was setting out on a day sail onboard beauty their beautiful sail boat 'Beauty' for a days sail to Tobago cays, for anyone that loves sailing this is a real must and the snorkelling with turtles is great fun with lots of green turtle on the reef so you are pretty much guaranteed to see these beautiful creatures of the sea !
A stay here is the perfect place to unwind relax and spend some quality time with loved ones. I recommend this beautiful island to anyone who is in need of rest and relaxation away from all the daily distractions of television, telephones and laptops it really is a little piece of paradise away from it all!
Victoria Douglas (Staff)
Following an amazing day of sailing and snorkelling in the Tobago Cays right alongside a Green Turtle and drinking a rum punch on Mayreau beach with the local boat maker, we arrived at Petit St Vincent (PSV to the regulars) in a pretty great mood only to be greeted on the jetty by the team with our transport to the cottages in the form of mini mokes!
Being a private island, this is escapism at its finest. However it could take a slight change of mind-set if arriving straight here from a busy, bustling life in the city as there is only Wi-Fi in the front office, no TVs for the latest news, no phones in the rooms instead a flag system which works amazingly well, and there are no keys or locks on the doors. If you can embrace this you are in for the relaxation of your life here!
All the cottages have hammocks, so naturally after the tiring day, into the hammock I climbed to chill, only to be woken an hour later when housekeeping arrived to turn down the bedroom.
The rooms are just perfect, not over the top but the attention to detail is there. This is not surprising given the managers background of a hotel group second to none. Even now I still cant decide whether I prefer the Bluff (hill side) or beach cottages. I stayed in a Bluff cottage and the views were breathtaking and extremely private, no hairdryers meant that I simply stood for 5 minutes with the warm ocean breeze blowing away whilst taking in the view! The beach cottages have direct access onto the beach for a wake up ocean dip and some are more private than others creating such an exclusive feel. Probably a great call for honeymoons.
We enjoyed a fantastic BBQ on the beach with fresh lobster and followed by homemade coconut tarts, all accompanied by a gorgeous bottle of French white from the resort's wine cellar where private tasting dinners can be arranged. During dinner a steel band played and after we all congregated at the bar chatting away to the wonderful team who work here.
The service at PSV is the best I have experienced in the Caribbean, most likely due to the fact that around 30% of the staff have been at the resort for over 20 years they have even named the bar after Goatie, who opened the resort in the 60s!
Diving here is apparently comparable to Asia and the Maldives and the beaches certainly rival any beach I have ever visited with feet sinking sand and perfectly blue waters.
It is so easy to get here with the charter flight from Barbados and so worth the extra hop across to find paradise. I would say that this is a perfect place for guests looking for escapism and the private island experience that can be found so frequently in Africa or Asia, but this is a unique product here with value. As the resort is Full Board it represents a great deal and with a new chef just bought in from Asia the menus have been revamped and the standards taken to another level.
At peak travel times families are in high proportion as the repeat guest rate here is high. Outside of peak Id say children beyond three years would feel there are a lack of activities. If I were to choose a honeymoon destination this would be in my top three for sure!
Every fantasy you've ever had about a desert island - talcum-powder sand, swaying palms, frangipani, hummingbirds, and just the right amount of isolation. Last but never least, the food is sensational - try the lobster-and-papaya salad or the creole crab backs at the beach bar.
Location & directions
St Vincent & Grenadines
Petit St Vincent is one of the islands that make up the Grenadines in the Caribbean and is found off the south east coast of Union Island and the north coast of Petit Martinique.
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