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Petit St. Vincent Resort
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   St Vincent and the Grenadines, Petit St.Vincent   |  
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“Absolutely breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Petit St. Vincent is a place that I have had dreams about and never thought actually existed. After extensive research into various islands, my husband and I chose PSV as our perfect honeymoon location. This is not your typical “all inclusive resort.” If you are use to going to sandals as an all inclusive stay, PSV may not be for you. We wanted seclusion, privacy, great food, and a lifetime of memories. All of those things were met and even exceeded. There is no true way to express the beauty of this small private island. We almost feel a bond with all of the others that have been there because you can only truly understand once you have been there yourself.
On arrival we met one of the men that helps run the island, Otnel. He is your go to man for any questions or any history you want about the island. We got a tour on the mini moke (small car on the island) and then were brought to our cottage (#17). We requested a cottage that was not close to other cottages. We felt right at home! Beautiful is an understatement. We walked down the steps to our private section of the beach and were blown away. We were living in a dream for 8 days.
You could honestly go your entire stay without seeing a single person if that is what you wanted. All of your meals can be delivered directly to your cottage. Meeting people is part of the fun, for us at least, so we made our way to the restaurant and beach bar each day. The staff is amazing and so friendly. They pay attention to detail and make you feel special. We loved the conch fritters at the beach bar and one of the servers asked the chef to cook us creole conch because he thought we might like it. We requested that two of the servers join us for dinner on their night off as a token of our appreciation for making our trip so perfect.
One of our favorite events of the week was the cocktail party and the BBQ on the beach. We got to mingle with the other guests and meet a few of the owners of the island. The cocktail party takes place at the owner’s home on the island and the BBQ hosts a steel drum band from a neighboring island. PSV is such a unique place that seems to attract only a certain types of people. Each individual was so interesting and only added to the unforgettable experience.
The beach and the water are divine. I have never seen anything like it! We took advantage of the private sections on the beach and I learned the hard way just how powerful the sun is in comparison to where we are from! Luckily, aloe grows wild on the island. Right outside our cabin we had several aloe plants that nursed me right back to health and I was able to get back in the sun again! Just in time for our trip to Tobago Cays with Jeff.
Jeff is one of the neatest people you will meet while on the island. We spent most of our nights talking with Jeff about his journey that led him to be the captain of beauty at PSV. We left in the morning for an amazing excursion that would take us out to a protected area where we were then able to swim with turtles and snorkel. If you are not use to sailing, take Dramamine ahead of time. It can be a little uneasy on the stomach! After our adventure we got back to the ship, beauty, and were fed the most amazing meal. Fresh lamb, tuna, shrimp…just pure perfection. On the way back to PSV we were able to get cozy on the front of the ship in beanbag chairs while we sipped on rum punch. Again, the experience was so surreal and you can only begin to understand if you have been there.
Needless to say, our stay at PSV was beyond what we ever could have expected. We now would like to sell everything that we own so we can return year after year! A few recommendations for future guests; bring sunscreen and apply each day, wear long pants or dresses at night to avoid bug bites, and lastly, book a private charter with Mustique Airways to take you from Barbados to Union Island. It costs about $60 more per person but you will be the only passengers on the small flight and will not need to pick up or drop off other passengers on other surrounding islands. PSV is a special place and very dear to our hearts. Not only because it was our honeymoon but because of what we took away from the experience, the people, the beauty. We soaked in all it had to offer each day and never once took it for granted. We are truly blessed to have been able to spend a week of our life there, and while we hope we can return there again one day, we will always have that week that we lived on the most beautiful place on this planet.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

I really don’t know where to begin….. Or how to describe it….. And let me preface this by saying that we just finished 7 days on PSV. So I may be drinking the kool-aid; but I am pretty sure you will be too after your first time on this island.
The following is my best attempt to convey to you the essence of PSV but even my best attempt will most certainly fall short. I am just so pleasantly surprised a place like this exists. PSV is timeless, nostalgic, tranquil, private, pampering, culturally intoxicating and the views are exhaustingly breathtaking. The service is impeccable and the property is staffed by islanders who truly care about your experience. The staff are unquestionably committed to the guest experience and they are happy to offer a peak into their cultural and lifestyle if you care to learn more about this wonderful country and its people.
And yet the island has remained virtually unknown for 65 years to only but a select few who have been lucky enough to “stumble” upon it. My understanding is that most of the guests have been repeat visitors coming here for years. I plan to as well.
The island is all cottages that are pretty well spaced and private. We walked around the island several times and all of the cottages seemed to have great views; most are direct waterfront. I was told the cottages were remodeled recently. Ours was very nice but we didn’t spend much time in the room. (Though we had breakfast delivered and ate on our deck most mornings.) We stayed in Cottage 1 which is situated on a bluff overlooking the water with an unbelievable direct view of the sunset. You kinda have to see it to believe it.
The PSV management team is world class. They are accessible, outgoing, friendly and unequivocally professional. We were accommodated on every request. Their professionalism seems to have permeated through the staff. Again, the staff is amazing. You can tell because it feels like family. It is not contrived or fabricated. The formula works. I sincerely hope that that aspect never changes.
Most of the food is locally or regionally sourced. I had fresh locally caught fish almost every night. In fact one of the staff members took me along on one of his spear fishing dives. (The guy is from the Grenadines; he was raised fishing; etc. It’s in his blood. I watched him dive 40ft with just a mask and snorkel and spear a fish. It’s ridiculous. If you go, go spear fishing with him. Trust me.) But I digress. The food is excellent. I am from NYC and go out to eat regularly. I have a reasonably good taste. The food is excellent. Management throws various events on different days / nights to mix things up. (i.e. beach bbq, Caribbean night, etc.) We had fun at all of the events and the food stayed consistently excellent despite the event format. Oh the food at the beach barbeque is amazing. We had the locally caught yellowfin tuna and the shrimp. You’ll know what I am talking about when you go.
PSV is an experience.
If you are into nightclubs and are looking to crush it and hook up every night, this place is absolutely not for you.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We have been fortunate enough to travel quite a bit over the years and after almost every trip I think "that was great, but it is really great to be home, too". Not after our trip to PSV! Because PSV feels like home in the most perfect setting you can imagine. Oh, and with gourmet food.

Yes, the setting is amazing. I have never seen more beautiful water--azure, turquoise, and teal bleeding into deep marine blue. Truly spectacular. You could stare at it all day long with your toes buried in the soft white sugar sand. And yes, the rooms are so luxurious that you are tempted not to go outside (but you will). And of course, the amenities are perfect. You have your own Nespresso machine and fresh cookies delivered daily for heaven's sake.

But what is really impressive about PSV, what sets it so far above other fabulous resorts, is the staff. Mind you, they are never intrusive and if you don't want to see a living soul for your whole visit, you don't have to. I'm not of that ilk. I'm demanding. The staff takes fabulous care of you from the moment you step onto the dock, and always with a smile. They learn your name and your favorite table, they inquire about your sailing trip that day, and they seem to know what you need before you know it. They are knowledgeable, helpful, and absolutely charming.

Some musts--a snorkeling trip to the Tabago Cays on Beauty, a picnic lunch at Sandy Cay (luxe castaway, all the way!), a lazy day on the beach at the West End with daiquiris delivered on demand direct to your palapa, yoga in both of the (two!) beach side yoga pavilions, the best goat cheese and spinach omelette EVER.

And best for last, a candlelight dinner on the beach. This was truly a once in a lifetime experience. The staff thoughtfully discussed the best location for our meal--where would we have the best views, but not too much wind, etc., etc. We ordered our dinner from the menu, but if we had wanted something special, the kitchen would have done that, too. We arrived at the beach in our little Moke to find a candlelit path leading to the oceanside table set with crystal and Frette linens. Waiters with trays aloft worked their way across the sand to give us 5-star service. Every mouthful of food was sensational, even with all the effort it took to get it to us. And for the finale, a specially made and decorated cake for dessert. And no, my husband didn't order it. He was as surprised as I was!

So believe me when I say, I did not want to leave. I even felt a little teary when I said goodbye to some of the staff I had really come to adore, and trust me, I am not the sentimental type. I can't wait to go back again, and soon. And I only just got home!

We all need a little PSV in our lives!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

We loved PSV. It was amazing! It does end up being an expensive trip after you factor in the VAT & service fees, plus the boat and island hopper transfers, in addition to your regular flight to Barbados. Excursions are an additional charge as well. But it was definitely worth it and we intend to go back one day (probably not for a while though).

We did a private fishing trip and the picnic on Mopion Island and loved both. They cooked us some of the fish we caught for dinner. I wish we had taken the snorkeling trip to Tabago Cays - the lady booking the excurisions was unenthusiastic and not very descriptive so we didn't see how nice Tabago Cays is until we read about it and saw pictures in the in-flight magazine on our way back home! Other than that, we did lots of kayaking and snorkeling off the island itself.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

My boyfriend and I had 2 weeks here at PSV! Wow what a special place! My boyfriend has been there 18 times, but it was my first time. The staff and everyone there are super friendly and ready to wait on you hand and feet. we will return in March. We went Ina private sail trip to Tobago Cays which was spectacular!! I cried when I left, it is such a beautiful and special place and now has a place in my heart for ever. Thanks. PSV!

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

During a sailing trip of the Grenadines, we anchored off Petit St Vincent for a few hours, right in front of the resort's outdoor bar and restuarant. The resort is kind enough to allow visitors to dock at their dingy pier and visit the island, take a walking tour and have a cocktail at their outdoor bar. The place is spectacular - a paradise within paradise. The grounds are gorgeous, the resort is top notch, the ameneties are wonderful. The staff was lovely to a couple of well-salted sailors who were definitely not dressed to their standards, and allowed us to peek into an unoccupied cabin (gorgeous) and have a drink at the outdoor bar (hard to imagine a more beautiful venue). Easy sailing to the Tobago Cays, Petit Martinique and other islands. Gorgeous clear water. I'm already planning a 15th anniversary trip back to this extraordinary spot.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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St. Georges
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I have had the opportunity to enjoy PSV twice in the past year, and it is quite a spectacular place without rival that I have ever visited in the Caribbean.
I live in the Caribbean, and know how hard it is to keep things dust, sand, salt, and bug free in an environment where all the doors, and windows are often open to the elements, so I have no idea how the staff manage to keep their rooms as perfect as they are. To say that they are spotless is in this case not an exaggeration. They are perfectly clean, and attention is paid to the very last detail. The towels, linens, and beds are of the highest quality, and beyond what you might expect from a beach bungalow. I'd describe the rooms as tastefully elegant, no TV but with the view out your windows,and sliding doors, you wont miss it a bit!
What sets any great location apart is the staff, and the staff at PSV go above and beyond what you might ever expect. They are attentive, and will do their upmost to accommodate your every request and need, yet they will also offer the privacy that could well guarantee that it is possible to not see a staff member between your check in and check out. Their flag system for room service may seem quaint and cute, but it is effective, and reliable as well.
The location...simply perfect. Crystal blue waters of more shades of blue than you could describe. The trade winds make the winward side of the island perfect for flatwater windsurfing and kiteboarding on the flat water inside the reef. The protected clear waters inside the reef are perfect for snorkling, and there is an abundance of fish and marine life to see. There are many secluded locations along the vast beaches with hammocks, and beach chairs to just chill and relax as well. These locations are serviced by the staff by way of their flag system, so you can order food and drinks to your hideaway, or just ask to be left alone. The beaches are pristine, and exactly what you might imagine in your mind's eye when you think of the perfect deserted Caribbean beach.
I had not tried the spa facilities, but did meet the staff, and they are extremely warm and inviting. Maybe next time...
The beach restaurant and bar, is quite literally on the beach. Tables and chairs are on the sand right next to the sea. This is a great spot with so many seating options for couples or groups. Lounge chairs, built in concrete benches, bar stools, director style chairs there is a setting perfect for every group and taste, but it doesn't look disorganized, or a jumble. It works and flows very well. The beach restaurant was described to me but I couldn't conceive of how "cool" it really is.
PSV is a bit off the beaten path, but I can't imagine anyone not falling in love with it. It is the perfect place to kick back, fully relax, and decompress. If you are looking for a Spring Break type party location where you need to be entertained by shows and other distractions then this
is not the place for you, but if you are looking for the definitive place for privacy and seclusion in an absolutely idyllic location, then you have found it.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: St Vincent and the Grenadines, Petit St.Vincent
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Location: Caribbean > St. Vincent and the Grenadines > Petit St.Vincent
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Hotel Class:5 star — Petit St. Vincent Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 22
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 
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