At Petit St. Vincent (PSV) resort life is a breeze. The gorgeously smart staff meet you at the little airport on nearby Union Island then take you on their comfortable double level motor boat to the aqua marine dock at PSV. A rouge flambouyant flower and a cool pina colada later and the de-stress begins. Escorted along the beach and over manicured pastures, delivered to your room and told when the next massage is available, the driver of a baby blue golf buggy's message is essentially 'welcome to heaven'. The massages and all spa treatments are given in small trees houses interlinked by tarzan-esque bridge. Back at your cottage on the beach or steps up from it, take in the mesmerising view, and hoist a yellow flag on the bamboo pole for service or a red for 'do not disturb.'
Petit St Vincent allows you to hide yourself away from the rest of the world. Over its varied landscape 22 beautiful, private Grenadine view cottages are scattered - some on hillsides, some set into the sides of cliffs, some right on the beach. Each cottage is extremely well appointed and in a secluded setting, right on or very close to the beach.
Snorkellers and divers here say it is better than the Maldives. A 10 minute boat ride to the Tobago Cays takes you to the filming ground of Pirates of the Caribbean, an archipelago comprising five small uninhabited islands - Petit Rameau, Petit Bateau, Baradol, Petit Tobac and Jamesby - located in the Southern Grenadines. The Tobago Cays are now the key element of the Tobago Cays Marine Park, a national park and wildlife preserve. This is a 1,400 acre sand-bottom lagoon which encompasses four uninhabited, picture perfect little cays and the 4 km Horseshoe Reef. In about four feet of water the rocks and coral are about two feet from the surface. The water is so clear that you do not need to dive to see hundreds of forms of sea life. You can also swim with the colony of sea turtles if you want to!
The Horseshoe Reef dive site that protects these five deserted islets, with their dazzling, palm-studded shorelines, provides some of the best snorkelling and diving in the world. The brilliant powdery, white sand, the coloured water shaded in unimaginable blues and the glowing marine life beneath give true meaning to the 'Caribbean fantasy'. Several other dive sites including the Punuri Wreck are astoundingly beautiful.
- 22 cottages on or by the beach each one features a wooden sundeck, a living room,
a bedroom with 2 queen size beds, one or two bathrooms and dressing rooms.
Featuring bathrobes, fluffy towels and a medley of Crabtree & Evelyn
toiletries among the luxurious frills.
- All inclusive so prices includes all meals, non motorised
water sports, service and taxes
flagpole with a message box. room service, lunch on the beach, whatever you
want. This is in place of a telephone, in front of each cottage.
- Private Grenadine view cottages with separate sitting room, private deck, dressing room
and bathroom, ceiling fan, alarm clock, hairdryer
- A stylish beach bar
- An a la carte beach front restaurant
- A gourmet restaurant and bar over looking the ocean and a lovely boutique
- Sea-water swimming pool, free tennis day and night, snorkeling equipment,
sailing dinghies, pedal
- Kayaks, Sunfish, Windsurfers
- Beach picnics prepared
- Catamaran Sailing
- Sport fishing.
- Weekly managers cocktail party.
- Weekly beach BBQ.
- Weekly Movie Night at the beac.
- There are beach barbecues and a saxophonist for evening entertainment.<.li>
- A boat can take you to Union Island for dinner and dancing any night of the
- All meals and non motorized water sports included.
A recent renovation programme by the new owners added a cool and beautiful a la carte restaurant on the beach, a new tree house spa, stylish interior design. The island has two boats and will soon have its own dive boat.
The General Manager is a Dive Instructor and very keen diver. He has run hotels in Asia and Africa and says, quote "The diving here is better than the Maldives!'
- An air-conditioned fitness and yoga centre
- An open-air spa
- An air-conditioned library with TV, DVD and Internet for all guests to enjoy
- A children’s treehouse; a special place, away from the adults, for the kids’
- Landscaping that preserves the natural, wild beauty of the island while
adding more colorful flowering plans and lights at night.
- New activities desk where guests are given the opportunity to take part in
various sports and programs, from hiking, water sports and tennis to sailing,
art classes and wine tasting.
Free Audrey Hepburn film gift pack on all bookings made with Grenadine
Escape in 2013.
7 nights for the price in 2013.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s. A
Private Island night of nostalgia.
Holidays & Petit. St. Vincent Private Island celebrate their 12th
anniversary of working together with a tribute to the 1950’s film actress
The blessings are
not limited to your private island cottage, Balinese spa service, two exquisite
restaurants, Jazz night, Reggae night and unbelievable edge of the world desert
island experiences in the Grenadines. No, while the euphoria doubles your
energy levels, a 1950’s nostalgic experience at the islands out door film screen,
will calm you and give you a lust for life. One you will need when you leave
this paradise. You will arrive home with out the heavenly Petit St. Vincent
surroundings and you have to make do with a Audrey Hepburn film gift set, sent
to your home by Grenadine Escape’s founder as a thank you for booking with her
company and as a tribute to her father's career and to the iconic actress, Audrey
founding director was born into the film industry. Her father is a legend
within the British Film Industry. Shying away from the lime light he is revered
by the actors and directors he has worked with (Ray Winstone, Charles Dance, Barbara
Windsor, Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith, Dame Judy Dench, Forest Whitaker.)
Grenadine Escape View Point
‘The colors of the water are worth the price of admission alone; unlike water
I've seen even in Thailand this place is heaven on earth. The island exudes
colonial charm and is very exclusive yet sets a laid back and casual atmosphere.
There is no pretense here just a wonderful feeling of freedom and intimacy with
nature. Because there are only 22 bungalows and the clientele is mostly couples,
the atmosphere is decidedly intimate and romantic. There is little night action
so it is those who want to just be together that Petit St. Vincent will most
appeal. However if reservations are made early enough the entire island can be
rented for wedding groups.’
I stayed recently in a two bedroom beachfront cottage, No. 10. The two bedrooms were stunning and between them a beachfront living room with dining table, balinese comfy sofa, beachfront breakfast table. Honestly, I was quite simply blown away.
“Luxury Caribbean relaxation”
Reviewed 8 May 2011
We stayed at PSV as part of a 3-island holiday in the Grenadines arranged through Grenadine Escape (recommended). PSV is a resort island, bigger and certainly hillier than a Maldivian island but with a similar kind of philosophy. The island is lovely, with beautiful beaches and great views over the channel across to Petite Martinique and other islands, especially from the bar/restaurant area. It was pretty windy on one side of the island but easy to find a calm shelter and hammock with lovely sand and clear blue water on the other. The staff were all very helpful and friendly, and any queries soon dealt with by Rosanna, the very efficient Guest Relations Manager. We loved the food, and the fairly-new chef, Charlie, is responsible for some really imaginative dinner menus and tasty food. Good wine list too, if a bit pricey when VAT and service charges are added on the final bill.
The bizarre system of leaving messages and flag signals for drinks, picnic lunches etc actually works very well. The distances are a bit far to carry lots of stuff to and from your chosen beach spot all the time, especially if it’s very hot, but there are always buggies around to provide transport.
We love snorkelling and we found the snorkelling around PSV pleasant but not mind-blowing. For a treat, we’d recommend a trip to the Tobago Quays with Jeff on his lovely yacht “Beauty” which is anchored in the channel (along with several other fancy and less fancy boats). He knows the spots where there is beautiful snorkelling, and a turtle experience is pretty much guaranteed. Magical.
PSV has new owners since the tragic death of the previous one. There are plans to upgrade all the rooms later this year when the resort closes for a couple of months. Already, work is under way on a new spa and beach restaurant. We’d say that the upgrades are timely. Many guests, not surprisingly, come from the States and like to return. We’d not been to PSV before but it seemed to us that its future was in good hands.
It’ll be exciting to revisit.
Anon. Trip Advisor member
- May 2011
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