Petit St Vincent, or PSV, is a luxurious private island paradise tucked away in the Grenadine islands of the West Indies, a tropical barefoot hideaway offering a rare chance to unplug from the urban technological obsession.
This place has a conspicuous and deliberate absence of connectivity to the outside world: no TV’s, phones or internet in your accommodation, encouraging you to unwind, relax and simply enjoy each other’s company.
Choose from spacious open plan, one-bedroom cottages or two bedroom beach villas designed for maximum comfort and privacy. Each beautifully designed guest cottage is decorated in marine shades and tangled driftwood furnishings reflecting the island’s uncluttered vibe.
Located just 12 degrees north of the equator, lapped by a prevailing Atlantic breeze and bathed in tropical sunshine, this elusive Caribbean escape ensures a naturally refreshing environment year round for travellers that like to venture slightly off the beaten path.
Amongst the islands facilities are a Balinese managed spa & wellness complex, professionally crewed water sports centre, plus restaurants and a well-stocked wine cellar.
At the elegant main restaurant and bar overlooking the harbour, you can expect a fresh and varied menu centred on locally caught or grown ingredients.
The menu includes imported high quality meats and other items that you’d be hard pressed to find elsewhere in these islands. Dietary requests can usually be accommodated. For dinner the dress code is smart casual but jackets are never required and informal elegance reigns.
The new beach bar and restaurant allows guests and visitors alike to mingle over late lunches, or even later cocktail drinks, under thatched roofs and palm trees, feet in the sand right at the water’s edge. Here we serve light fare inspired by the tides and honouring local Caribbean ingredients, as well as traditional comfort foods. This place whispers laid back relaxation and barefoot elegance.
It is also the perfect spot on the island to watch a fiery, orange and purple-tinted sundown.
PSV specialise in hosting personalised weddings, honeymoons and anniversaries. There are many stunning idyllic settings for a celebration among the hidden coves, enchanted beaches or sweeping vistas of Telescope Hill.
Whether it is a small intimate ceremony or a full island rental, the wedding coordinator will help arrange a truly magical ceremony.
Called “one of the world’s most enchanting hideaways”, Honeymooners choose to come here for peace, quiet, seclusion and the ideal balance of wilderness and luxury.
There is a rich list of activities for guests, including sailing and kayaking, kite surfing, windsurfing and snorkelling, hiking and fitness trails, tennis, golf, game fishing and charter cruises. Another option is the Caribbean Diving Centre owned and run by Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of the legendary Jacques-Yves Cousteau.
For a personal view of Petit St Vincent, read the experiences of a seasoned traveller about this special island.