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Petit St. Vincent Resort
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Reviewed 6 June 2006

I was looking to find total seclusion when I selected PSV for last year's vacation. No phones, no televisions and no cars sounded ideal. It took four plane transfers and a boat to get there, but it was all very much worth it - from the moment we arrived, I knew we made the right decision.

We asked for a cottage on one of the hills, but got a perfect location on the beach instead. It was quite hot in August, but there was almost always a nice breeze. We enjoyed the quiet sounds of the breeze, birds and sea, rose with the sun every morning and watched the stars and moon rise every night. During the day, we read, snorkeled, walked and simply relaxed and enjoyed one another's company.

The coral and rocks at the shore-line was never a bother, as it made for incredible snorkeling, and was beautiful from the shore. There was significant variation in the Atlantic side shoreline even during the ten days we were there, so do not be surprised when the beach does not look exactly like the pictures.

The cottage was simple and beautiful. The staff was polite, and always attentive to the exact degree we wished. We were never interrupted or intruded on, but somehow, there was never anything we wanted that we didn't promptly have access to. One night I joked that I was going to write a request and raise the flag to ask for visit from one of the Richardsons' dogs. The next morning, as I was enjoying my coffee and watching the sunrise, up the beach paths comes one of the yellow labs. It was quite funny, and I was amazed by the dog's telepathic skills!

It has been said before, but bears repeating: do not go to PSV expecting to be entertained by other guests, nightlife or the staff. It is a perfect place to visit with someone you truly enjoy, and only if you enjoy peace and quiet.

We are eagerly anticipating our return visit next month.

  • Stayed: August 2005
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Reviewed 4 June 2006

I've just come back from my honeymoon here. I read a few mixed reviews before my trip and thought I'd try and give an objective perspective..... overall I agree with the previous review.

Overall we had a great time, but there are certainly a few things that can be improved. My wife and I are 29 year-olds who like a bit of class, good service, great food and a break from London where we live. We got the second two but the service was patchy and there was something a little bit contrived about aspects of the island (e.g. the waistcoats and false bow-ties the waiters wear in the eveings!!)..... Take heed of the word RESORT in the title of this island - it might give you more of an insight to life here. Anyway....

1. Not all the cottages are the same - we spent our first night in one surrounded by high bushes with NO view at all (cottage no.16). It took a couple of attempts to get the office to move us, but when we did, we got a great cottage half way up a hill with good views (no. 20).

2. The food is good. The problem is getting it to you if you choose not to eat in the central pavillion (and lets face it you come here to eat on the beach or on your veranda, or on the top of the hill......), any meal that has sat for 10-15 minutes under a steel dome is not going to be quite as good when it gets to you. The comments about mix-ups with breakfast are very true, but if you can shrug this off and have apple instead of orange juice or pancakes instead of waffles then don't let this put you off. If you aren't a 'foodie' person then you'll probably find most of the meals very enjoyable - we really do love our food and can see room for improvement, but ate a lot of meals in the pavillion or on the covered tables outside and did really enjoy them. If you want to eat at the top of the hill under the stars, as we did, just choose meals that suit sitting for a few minutes (e.g. steak, not fish) - we had a great meal couriered up to this spot for us (including table chairs, laterns etc).

The bbq's on the beach (one lunch and one dinner a week) are good.

3.With the flag system, yo do have to think about the where you'll be eating the next meal pretty much straight away.

4. This is the perfect place to relax and ignore the world. No question. Great beaches and sailing etc.

5. The staff were mixed. Some were extremely friendly. No one was every rude or anything like that, but many seemed to be weary and tired of guests and some just waited tables etc as zombies, responding to words of thanks etc with the uniform, 'you're welcome'! Not the best to make one feel welcome and at home.

6. Rooms (as is the rest of the island facilities) are traditional caribbean style, and the beds are only queens size, although you do get two of them!

7. The bed turn-down service do constantly leave our screens open, so we took to leaving our red flag up when we went to dinner! No real hassle.

IN SUMMARY: This is a lovely island, but also a resort. Read all the reviews and decide if the relaxed/passive attitude to service, and imperfections in the food will matter to you. If not, then this may well be a great place for you. Then call them and discuss the cottage locations, in particular the view and the seclusion and the distance to other things on the island.

Once we'd move cottages we really enjoyed the island - mainly the seclusion and sun. This place just isn't a very slick operation, things happen at a caribbean pace and without that little 'je ne sais quoi'...

Stayed: May 2006
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Reviewed 3 June 2006

  • Stayed: May 2006
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Reviewed 31 May 2006

  • Stayed: April 2006
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Reviewed 31 May 2006

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Reviewed 25 May 2006

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Address: St Vincent and the Grenadines, Petit St.Vincent
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Region: Caribbean > St. Vincent and the Grenadines > Petit St.Vincent
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Petit St.Vincent
Price Range: $1,162 - $2,369 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Petit St. Vincent Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 22
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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