The dreamy 115-acre private island resort of Petit St. Vincent reopens from the 1st November 2020 making it an ideal post-lockdown destination. Petit St. Vincent or ‘PSV’ is a 115-acre private island resort on the Grenadine Island chain in the southern Caribbean. It offers guests space, privacy, and seclusion, with luxurious standalone accommodation. ‘PSV’ as it is known by its regulars has only 22 cottages spread across the entire island, housing a maximum of 44 guests on the island at any one time – each guest has an impressive 2 acres.
The 22 one- and two-bedroom cottages and villas, half of which are positioned along the beach and the remainder perched on various bluffs offer stunning views of the Grenadines. The cottages and villas have bedrooms with king size beds, lounges and ample sun decks or beachfront gardens and offer Bose iPod docks, Nespresso coffee machines, Italian 300+ thread count linen and Mascioni towels. There are two restaurants (the Main Pavilion Restaurant perched on a hill overlooking neighboring Petit Martinique and the feet-in-the-sand Beach Restaurant offering more casual fare), a hillside spa and a dive center on island. PSV is accessed via Barbados or St. Lucia, followed by regularly scheduled flights exclusively for PSV guests to Union Island, followed by a 20-minute boat ride to the island.
The island is now offering the opportunity to book the ‘PSV Peninsula’ on the east side of the island, which includes 4 cottages at a special rate. This allows for an intimate group holiday to reconnect with loved ones, with the guarantee that you will all be together on your very own part of the island – away from all other accommodation and guests.
PSV has always operated a flag system whereby wherever a guest is on the island they can raise a flag and a friendly member of the team will find and serve them. The flag system applies to lunch on a deserted beach or breakfast at the top of Marni Hill, with views over the Grenadines. PSV assures guests that they can keep themselves very well distanced, whilst still enjoying top notch service.
- Diving at the Jean Michel Cousteau Dive Centre,
- Fishing or snorkelling charters on one of PSV’s own vessels,
- Wine tasting at PSV’s extensive wine cellar,
- Sailing excursions to Tobago islands aboard the 49-foot sailing sloop
- ‘Beauty’ or all-natural spa treatments at the resort’s treetop Balinese spa.
Petit St. Vincent has had just two changes in ownership over its 50-year history and has kept true to its original laid-back luxury feel. These have been done thoughtfully ensuring that improvements, and upgrades add sustainability. Guests return (PSV has a 55% repeat guest rate) to the Island because they appreciate the dedication to the original unplugged, ‘digital detox’ ethos upon which the resort was built. First time guests feel as if they have stumbled upon the perfect mix of unpretentious luxury, privacy, authentic sense of place and personalized service.