I almost did not go to PSV for my honeymoon because of some of the reviews here. Thankfully I listened to my (now) husband and off we went.
We had no problems at the airport in Barbados - we sailed through with the representative there to greet us. We took a small plane (which island hopped a bit) which brought us to Union island, where we were immediately met and put on a boat to PSV.
Our cottage was wonderful. Nice view of the sea, very comfortable etc. We did NOT get bitten by any mossies while on the Island - and I must say that they love me (as was proven when we went back to Barbados).
Some people on this site complain a lot about the food. I thought it was good and had choice. The fish/shellfish is always excellent. People also complain about the portions - being european, we thought they were huge - for the Americans, unfortunately PSV does not have a "supersize me" option.
Also I've seen complaints about the tardiness of the service. Again, this seems to be predominantly a US problem, where people are more used to fast food. In Europe, 20+ minutes between courses is normal.
Regarding the theft someone on this site reported - tragic - but who leaves their diamonds in the open air? All the cottages are unlockable, so we put our valuables in the safe at reception. You don't need diamond earrings at PSV.
People here also complain about mixed up room service orders. We ordered most meals in our room or on the beach and everything came just as ordered.
Also I've seen some complaints about the staff. These are usually made by people who mention the "good" staff by name. Honestly, I couldn't remember the name of one staff member. I tend to go on holidays to relax and enjoy my partners company - not to make friends. I think that this is at the root of some problems appearing on this site - i.e. that some guests at PSV want to make friends with the "locals" - the only locals are the staff, and by and large they don't want to make friends with Katie-Lee from Chattanooga. Anyway, I thought the staff were fine, I had no complaints and I did not come home with any phone numbers.
Regarding activities - it was clear to me before I went that there was no TV etc. I did not expect activites or constant entertainment - I got that from my new husband!
Go, enjoy! It's the perfect place to escape.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Petit St. Vincent Hotel Petit St.Vincent
- Petit Hotel St Vincent
- Petit St. Vincent Resort St. Vincent And The Grenadines, Caribbean