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.
For more information about Petit St Vincent or alternative resorts, take a look at Rachel's Grenadines Trip Diary.
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: Guests can take part in non-motorised watersports such as kayaking, Hobie Cat and Sunfish sailing, windsurfing and snorkelling. Complimentary land-based activities include group yoga sessions (private sessions available at a charge), tennis, jogging and hiking along paths, while the Fitness Trail provides an outdoor space to work out along beaches and through the woodland. Wi-Fi is available in an area by Reception.
Activities nearby: An 18 hole course is accessible on nearby Canouan Island - arrangements to visit can be made through the resort. Deep-sea fishing and scuba diving are available, as are sailing trips on a classic island sloop to nearby islands, bays and reefs (see below). Powerboats are available for hire.
Nearby islands: Tobago Cays Marine Park - tiny uninhabited islands with white sand beaches and coral reefs, excellent for snorkelling or diving. Union Island, Chatham Bay comprises of a few lobster shacks and a large bay for snorkelling. 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. 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. Mopion - 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.
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 Beach Villa: 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 villas 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.