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Petit St Vincent, The Grenadines


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Petit St Vincent is a privately owned, 115 acre tropical island in The Grenadines which offers complete privacy and relaxation in a stunning setting. The resort is a perfect hideaway retreat where barefoot elegance is coupled with excellent service and luxurious comfort, with lush foliage and white sand beaches surrounded by calm, turquoise waters.
Petit St Vincent has been named 'St Vincent & the Grenadines' Leading Resort' at the 2017 World Travel Awards and came ninth in the 'Top Resorts in the Caribbean' category in the Conde Nast Traveller Magazine 2016 Readers' Choice Awards .
 
Petit St Vincent’s accommodation is comprised of just 22 exclusive cottages which promise seclusion and privacy, either set on the beach or on the hillside.  All are constructed in native stone that was quarried from the island itself, ensuring that buildings blend comfortably into the unique landscape. The cottages and villas are spacious and furnished with handcrafted teak and driftwood furniture, opening on to private wooden decks complete with day beds and large hammocks. Sliding glass doors allow guests to enjoy the cooling sea breezes while air conditioning provides extra comfort.
Free from Wi-Fi and mobile phones, the established Petit St. Vincent communication system relies on the traditional use of flags - guests will find room service menus in their cottages including that evening's dinner menu, so if they require anything they can hoist the yellow flag to indicate that they require service. A member of staff will soon arrive in a moke (the unique vehicles used on the island) pick up your message and return with your order at the time that you want it. Early morning coffee, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner can all be served in your room or be delivered to one of the hammocks that are dotted around the island, all at no extra charge. This promises complete freedom and allows guests to stay in and around their cottage for the duration of their holiday if they wish!
 
Dining is usually in the elegant, open air Main Pavilion Restaurant and Bar which is set on a small hill overlooking the main dock, serving a fresh and varied menu which is cooked to perfection. The chefs at Petit St Vincent pride themselves on using only the freshest locally caught and grown ingredients wherever possible and will do their best to accommodate guests' dietary requirements. The new wine cellar ensures no shortage of fine wines and spirits to complete the dining experience.
Lunches are a special feature at Petit St. Vincent with locally caught fish and lobsters cooked Buccaneer style on a barbecue grill with plenty of rum! The Beach Restaurant is the ideal place to linger over a barefoot lunch, or guests can lounge on low cushioned sofas as they enjoy cocktails at Goatie’s Bar, also right at the water's edge.

Numerous activities are available on Petit St Vincent for those who wish to do more than lounge on the beach, including the complimentary use of kayaks, Hobie Cats, Sunfish, windsurfing and snorkeling gear. Guests can play tennis, take part in the twice weekly yoga classes, hike up the 275 ft. Marni Hill, jog by the beach or follow the fitness trail where exercise stations are dotted in the woods.  There are opportunities to go deep-sea fishing, scuba diving or visit the popular destination of the Tobago Cays Marine Park where turtles are frequently spotted and coral reefs provide excellent snorkeling. Golf is available on nearby Canouan Island, or guests can choose to sail on a classic island sloop and discover the charm of nearby islands, bays and reefs.
Petit St. Vincent also has a fantastic spa nestled on the hillside overlooking the beach, boasting four treatment rooms each with a private outdoor shower.

Call us on 01752 880 880 to speak to our friendly travel specialists about this resort!

 


Our Opinion

Petit St Vincent is remote, exclusive and simply beautiful - it's very hard to describe just how perfect the island is and how relaxed you feel after just a few minutes here! 

The cottages are extremely private, set apart from each other on the beachfront or on the hillside with a terrace, sun loungers and hammock so you really feel like you're staying on your own deserted island. All accommodation is designed and furnished to a very high standard with huge French doors to make the most of the spectacular views, and charming touches such as delicious home baked cookies. 

The service is friendly and attentive - anything you wish for is provided just when you want it, from breakfast in your cottage to lunch in a secluded hammock on the beach. It feels like you could quite easily go for days without seeing any other guests if you wish! The cuisine is exceptional, both at the casual restaurant which is right on the beach, and at the elegant hillside restaurant where dinner is served. 

If you can drag yourself away from your cottage, try your hand at some of the watersports that are available - friendly staff at the watersports centre are happy to help whether you wish to snorkel, paddle board or go sailing. The hillside spa is a relaxing setting for treatments with Balinese therapists.

- Rachel

For more information about Petit St Vincent or alternative resorts, take a look at Rachel's Grenadines Trip Diary.


Fact File

Children: Children are welcome.  Infants 2 years and under receive free accommodation sharing with adults on full board basis.  Child rates apply to children aged from 3 -14 years inclusive.
 
Distance from the airport: Fly to Union Island via Barbados then take onward transfers to Petit St. Vincent.
 
Beaches: The island has almost 2 miles of beautiful white sand beaches with excellent swimming waters.
 
Complimentary Activities: The use of non-motorised watersports equipment are complimentary such as kayaks, Hobie Cats, Sunfish, windsurf, and snorkeling gear are available free of charge at the boathouse by the main dock.
 
Activities: Golf  - an 18 hole course is accessible on nearby Canouan Island, arrangements can be made through the resort.  Tennis is available, lit for night play.  Deep-sea fishing and scuba diving are available.  Sail on a classic island sloop to nearby islands, bays and reefs.  The Tobago Cays is a protected marine park surrounded with a horseshoe reef providing excellent waters for snorkeling.  Hike to the top of Marni Hill (275 ft.), jogging trails.  Sail aboard 'Beauty'  - available for private or scheduled charters.  Powerboats are available for hire (book through Petit St. Vincent's office).
 
Excursions: Tobago Cays Marine Park - tiny uninhabited islands with white sand beaches and coral reefs excellent for snorkeling or diving.  Union Island, Chatham Bay comprises of a few lobster shacks and a large bay for snorkeling. Mayreau - a small typically Caribbean island with stunning views from the old church atop the island, stop off at Rasta Righteous Bar for a rum punch on the way down!  Carriacou - an island with 100 rum shops and some excellent pizzas! Canouan - just north of Petit St. Vincent, feels like a sleepy Caribbean small town with golf available at the 18-hole golf course. (Book tee times with Petit St. Vincent beforehand.)  Mustique - world famous its glamorous image of fabulous villas and celebrities, home to some of the Caribbean's finest beaches and Basil's Bar for cocktails.  Romantic Island-style adventure - Mopion is a deserted white sand bank about 15 minutes from Petit St. Vincent with only a thatched umbrella for shade surrounded by turquoise water.
 
Yoga: Pavilion facing Conch Bay.
 
Hillside Spa: 4 open-air (but optionally air-conditioned) treatment rooms – offering an excellent spa menu.
 
Dining: Main Restaurant & Bar overlooking the harbour is open for lunch and dinner.  The new thatched Beach Bar and Restaurant serves lighter lunches and cocktails. Weekly beach barbeques. Beach picnics. Room service is available.
 
Board basis: Stays at Petit St Vincent are on a full board basis which includes three meals a day and afternoon tea, as well as non-alcoholic beverages, early morning coffee and tea, a sun-downer service and butler room service. 
 
Electricity: All cottages come complete with American standard power outlets with output of 110V, 60Hz.  The office can supply outlet adaptors on request.
 
Dress Code: For dinner the dress code is smart casual but jackets are never required and informal elegance is the norm.
 
Check In/Out: Check in at 2pm.  Check out at 12 noon.  Early and late check in/out are subject to availability.
 
Accommodation
22 newly renovated cottages and villas spread out for maximum privacy and comfort featuring exposed local stone.  Furniture handcrafted from teak and driftwood with soft furnishings of natural marine colours.  Private outdoor showers with luxury amenities.
 
One Bedroom Cottages: Built of native stone and wood, positioned on the hillside, cliffs and beaches and offering tranquility and privacy, each cottage has stunning views of Petit St. Vincent and the southern Grenadines from the sun deck.  The cottage has a king sized bed complete with high quality linens, a refrigerated minibar, Nespresso coffeemaker, Bose iPod dock, quiet bedroom air-conditioning unit, a hair dryer and an iron.  Maximum occupancy: 2 adults, 1 child, and 1 infant.
 
Two Bedroom Cottages: Extensive patios furnished with comfortable hammocks and lounge chairs: a large covered pavilion providing open air living and dining area between the two bedrooms and overlooking the decks and the beach, secluded and private with plenty of shade.  These cottages also come complete with refrigerated minibars, Nespresso coffeemakers, Bose iPod docks, quiet bedroom air-conditioning units, hair dryers and irons.  Maximum occupancy: 4 adults and 1 infant or 2 adults and 2 children and 1 infant.
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