My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at Petit St. Vincent for 2 nights in May. We spent the rest of the week at another nearby resort and wish we had stayed longer at PSV instead. The reason we didn't book longer at PSV was because of the price, however I now wish we would have stayed longer because although expensive, I feel we got our money's worth and more.
PSV picked us up on their boat at a neighboring island and provided cold water. There are quite a few islands close together in this area and as we approached PSV, I was really hoping that was it. The boat ride was short and we were met by the manager with a welcome cocktail. We were given a tour in one of the little cars the staff uses to get around the island and then we were brought to our room. All I could say once we arrived was "I'm so happy!"
We booked a 1 bedroom cottage, but were upgraded to a 2 bedroom cottage. This place is fabulous! The resort had finished rennovations recently and everything is high quality from the furniture to the linens to everything. There is a fridge, coffee maker (one of those fancy kind by the cup) and a jar of home made cookies. The outside living area was even more impressive and this is where we spent much of our time. There was a couch, chairs, 2 sets of tables/chairs (do you want sun or shade?) a sunbed and our very own palapa. I wish I could move in and live here. There are no phones or TV in the room and a flag system is in place should you need something from the staff (yellow flag means you need something, red flag is do not disturb). This is the one area I would have preferred something different. A phone to the front desk to order room service or wine would be much more convenient. Also, if we had some kind of emergency in the night, it would be a long dark walk to the front desk.
The island has a narrow beach going almost all the way around it. There are palapas and chairs strewn throughout, but none too close together. PSV calls itself a private island for private people and seclusion can be found either at your cottage or on the beaches. With only 22 cottages, it never feels crowded. One side of the island had peaceful calm water and the other was choppier (it had been quite windy). There are reefs off many of the beaches, but the choppy waters made it less than ideal for snorkeling while we were there. There are paths to walk everywhere or the staff will give you a ride. We were told the island was exceptionally green for May and we found it to be absolutely beautiful.
It's a private island so food is all inclusive. All inclusive food doesn't tend to be all that good in my opinion, but the food here was outstanding!!! Everything was excellent with big portions. They grow their own produce and also have a chicken coop (think fresh salads and fluffy omelets!) My husband still talks about the shrimp/scallop ceviche. Drinks were not all inclusive, but they were good and prices were very reasonable.
We didn't see too many other people. I think most people stayed in their cottages quite a bit. We like to eat early so we ate at the beach bar for dinner one night and had room service the other so maybe the main restaurant had more people at night. On the second day a number of yachts did drop anchor and used the bar/restaurant/beach. This made for some good people watching from the beach restaurant, but I didn't like how they took over one of the beaches.
The staff was amazing. Extremely friendly and helpful, which I do not think I've ever seen consistently at a resort in the Caribbean. The staff seemed genuinely happy.
Overall it was an amazing stay and now my husband and I keep debating if it is our favorite place or second favorite. Our prior favorite was Caneel Bay on St. John (we like spread out places with lots of beaches). PSV would win easily, but the only down side is that it is a very long day getting there and getting home. PSV knows this and even packs a lunch for you to take with you on your journey home.
I cannot wait to return...although I want to keep it a secret so it doesn't become too difficult to get a room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Petit St Vincent is a luxurious private island paradise, tucked away in the Grenadine islands of the West Indies, a tropical barefoot hideaway offering guests the rare chance to unplug from the normal day to day urban technological clutch.Aside from offering opulent comforts, ultimate privacy and an understated yet attentive service, there exists a conspicuous and deliberate absence of connectivity to the outside world: no TV’s, phones or internet in the beach front villas and elevated bluff cottages, encouraging you to unwind, relax and enjoy each other’s company without any unwanted distractions. With 115 acres of natural tropical woodlands and just 22 guest cottages, seclusion is guaranteed. Each beautifully designed guest cottage is decorated in marine shades and tangled driftwood furnishings reflecting the island’s uncluttered vibe. This elegant but unpretentious boutique island resort is surrounded by clear turquoise waters, rich tropical reefs and 2 miles of stunning white-sand beaches. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Petit St. Vincent Hotel Petit St.Vincent
- Petit Hotel St Vincent
- Petit St. Vincent Resort St. Vincent And The Grenadines, Caribbean