Petit St Vincent

St Vincent and the Grenadines, Caribbean

The hotel

This is unplugged paradise. Completely off-the-radar, this 115 acre island’s like the private retreat of the rich and famous. Dotted with 22 cottages and beach villas, made from local hand-quarried stone, there’s no internet, TV, or phone in the cottages, however WiFi is available at reception. You beckon your Butler by flag – red for ‘do not disturb’, and yellow for anything from hammock-side cocktails, candlelit dinners, or even lifts in their Mini Moke to one of seven private beaches. You may be ‘castaway’ but this is no rustic retreat – a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Petit St. Vincent presents exquisite dining (with locally caught fish and lobster) in its pavilion and barefoot beach restaurants, and island experiences like starlit beach barbecues as steel pan bands play, yoga and Balinese-inspired spa treatments, and complimentary kayaking, windsurfing, sailing, and snorkelling.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Honeymoon
  • Room Service
  • Yoga
  • Anniversary and special occasions
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking
  • Hobie Cats

Where is it

On a private 115 acre island at the southern tip of the Grenadines. After flying into Barbados (conditions apply), you’ll be met by a representative and an onward 50-minute flight* from Barbados to Union Island. Transfer time from the airport: 15 minutes by boat from Union Island.

Hotel information

22 cottages and villas. All with a sundeck with gardens, teak sun loungers, and hammock, a lounge area, indoor and outdoor dining area, air-conditioning, a Bose iPod dock, and a Nespresso coffee machine. One Bedroom Cottages are in a variety of locations, from the hills to the beaches. Each has 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Full Board includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner and all non-alcoholic beverages. Use of non-motorised water sports and other hotel facilities. Unlimited room service including early morning coffee and afternoon tea, complimentary lobster (November—April only). Snorkelling trips and picnic lunches at nearby Mopion Island and Reef, and yoga.

Two Bedroom Beach Villas are more than 1,500 sq ft, are on the beachfront, and have 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and ocean views. Each has 1 king-size and 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 3 adults and 2 children.

The Beach Restaurant (Mediterranean and Caribbean menu, with weekly beach barbecues with steel pan band music). Main Pavilion Restaurant and Bar (refined dining menu with cocktails, aged rums, and extensive wine and champagne cellar). Goatie’s Beach Bar. Room service* (for drinks and meals, including afternoon tea). Picnics* (including wine and transport). Private dinners* (in spots across island).

Culinary and beverage events (seasonal). Weekly beach barbecues (with steel pan music, barbecue room service delivery available).

Approximately 2 miles of sandy beach. Spa and wellness centre* (Balinese-inspired treatments*). 2 yoga pavilions (instructors available*). Water sports centre (with non-motorised equipment including kayaks, SUPs, hobie cats, sunfish, windsurfs, and snorkelling gear). Dive centre* (introductory and advanced scuba diving courses*). Boat trips* (including trips to Tobago Cays marine reserve*, and deep sea fishing*). Tennis court (lit). Football (join hotel team training, at least 3 times a week). Calisthenics fitness trail (20 station circuit, fitness coach available). Hiking path (up Marni Hill).

Boat transfers from Union Island airport*. Mini Moke valet (island transportation). Butler service (with flag system: red for privacy, and yellow for drinks, food, treats, transport, and other requests). WiFi available in reception.

* Denotes local charge

Please note: All Inclusive is available between 1 Jun-31 Jul '20 only.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating The More Things Change.......

Oct 12, 2020 Shore-handed_travel

..... the more they stay the same. Reading the reviews here I am transported back to my own Honeymoon in 1987. In what sounds remarkably like a recent traveler's account, the then owner Haze Richardson (must be a plaque somewhere) picked up my bride and I at Union Island explaining that his Captain was at the Carriacou Regatta. Several guests… Read more
..... the more they stay the same. Reading the reviews here I am transported back to my own Honeymoon in 1987. In what sounds remarkably like a recent traveler's account, the then owner Haze Richardson (must be a plaque somewhere) picked up my bride and I at Union Island explaining that his Captain was at the Carriacou Regatta. Several guests have commented here recently that it seems the effortless hospitality they experienced was ingrained in the staff. Indeed it is; ingrained in the place itself as well I would assert. I have commented that vacationing at PSV with it's natural beauty and the staff whizzing around delivering stuff was like finding Fantasy Island. The reference to Fantasy Island; however, was being made in real time. I'm booking some travel to another somewhat remote destination right now - N. Captiva Island. It looks really cool and laid-back; an antidote for a time that has not been either of those things. Nice to reminisce though; as PSV has been and always will be the standard against which all other all other Paradises are measured. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Even better than we anticipated!

Feb 22, 2020 zimmouk West Down, United Kingdom

We landed on 28 January 2020 in Barbados and were met by a resort rep who guided us through arrivals and almost immediately on to the small 'plane to Union Island. Again a smooth arrival and a taxi was waiting to take us to the jetty. We were welcomed by Maurice the captain of the boat to take us to PSV and off we set. Matt the manager was… Read more
We landed on 28 January 2020 in Barbados and were met by a resort rep who guided us through arrivals and almost immediately on to the small 'plane to Union Island. Again a smooth arrival and a taxi was waiting to take us to the jetty. We were welcomed by Maurice the captain of the boat to take us to PSV and off we set. Matt the manager was waiting with Otnel, his right hand man, complete with obligatory blue moke and pina coladas. We were given a guided tour of the island and then were taken to our cottage, our home for the next 2 weeks and one day. We can honestly say the holiday far exceeded our expectations. The kindness and first class service that we experienced was second to none. There is great attention to detail and a strong desire to ensure that you enjoy your stay. Nothing is too much trouble. Thank you to all of the PSV family, you have a unique formula, long may it continue. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Delightful Private Island Retreat

Dec 7, 2019 tcoyote rural Virginia

Spent six nights at PSV after Thanksgiving. We were given a lovely and very private cottage with its own (rocky) beach on the eastern end of the resort. PSV has a caring, sweet tempered staff, and felt empty even though most of its cottages were occupied. There are gorgeous beaches all over this small island where you could really kick back and… Read more
Spent six nights at PSV after Thanksgiving. We were given a lovely and very private cottage with its own (rocky) beach on the eastern end of the resort. PSV has a caring, sweet tempered staff, and felt empty even though most of its cottages were occupied. There are gorgeous beaches all over this small island where you could really kick back and relax. We had great massages by the Balinese massage staff, great meals and, best of all, an amazing sail/snorkel expedition on the resort's 52 foot sloop Beauty to the not-undiscovered Tobago Keys. Captain Jeff and First Mate Simba cooked us an amazing lunch and showed us some of the most beautiful coral reef we've seen anywhere in the world. PSV does so many things well without seeming to break a sweat. It is a really special place to which we will be returning soon. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Anniversary Trip!

Dec 2, 2019 Kim L Lakewood Ranch, Florida

We have stayed at this resort multiple times (last time 4 years ago). The resort provides much privacy both in your cottage as well as on the beach. The cottages are semi-modern with excellent AC and large bathrooms. I don't care about not having a TV but would personally prefer having wi-fi in the rooms but that is not the case. Food was… Read more
We have stayed at this resort multiple times (last time 4 years ago). The resort provides much privacy both in your cottage as well as on the beach. The cottages are semi-modern with excellent AC and large bathrooms. I don't care about not having a TV but would personally prefer having wi-fi in the rooms but that is not the case. Food was generally very good with some highs and lows. The chef prepared a special dinner for our anniversary which was fantastic. Lunch items for my wife were great but just ok for me. The fish of the day was baracuda the entire week (a little odd) and I would have preferred some mahi or snapper in there. The beach on the west end is nice and you can get your own secluded spot and spend the whole day there as they deliver food and drinks. Service all around was excellent, especially (sure I have forgotten someone) Sudar, Selwyn, Small, Kennedy, Avonel, Kyella, and Maurice. They all helped make our stay very memorable. Music a couple nights was nice. On the suggestion side the resort could use some new beach chairs and loungers on the west end. The furniture is a bit beat up with loose arms and missing cushions. All in all highly recommended! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absolute paradise - a honeymoon of dreams that exceeded expectations

Sep 13, 2019 SoloSWTraveller London, United Kingdom

I booked a four night stay at PSV as part of a wider St.Vincent and the Grenadines honeymoon itinerary and it exceeded all expectations. Working in the luxury travel industry I have been fortunate enough to stay in some fabulous hotels with my career and am always intrigued to see if luxury hotels like PSV live up to the hype. This was… Read more
I booked a four night stay at PSV as part of a wider St.Vincent and the Grenadines honeymoon itinerary and it exceeded all expectations. Working in the luxury travel industry I have been fortunate enough to stay in some fabulous hotels with my career and am always intrigued to see if luxury hotels like PSV live up to the hype. This was definitely one of our honeymoon highlights, the resort is not only in one of the most spectacular settings in the world, tucked away in the Grenadines by the Tobago Cays, it feels entirely authentic and not incongruous to its surroundings. The beach villas feel totally private and tucked away and the wild atlantic views offer beautiful sunrises when you wake up at 5am with jetlag! The whole island is very tropical with lovely walking, hiking and running options. It's much less fake and manicured than some of the resorts I've stayed in in the Maldives. On the other side of the island the views of the neighbouring island and yachts bobbing in the harbour make for a blissful lunch spot. Like any brilliant luxury resort what makes the holiday is the people and the staff here were absolutely fantastic. We felt totally spoilt and looked after, but in a very relaxed and authentic Caribbean way. This island is a little piece of heaven and somewhere that you can escape the world, turn off your phone (there is no wifi, meaning no other guests watching videos on the phones at the next table during dinner - the dream!) and reconnect with nature and really unwind. Highly, highly recommend! Read less