Petit Saint Vincent Resort, Petit Saint Vincent
|Petit Saint Vincent, Grenadines, ST VINCENT AND GRENADINES.|
Description: Petit Saint Vincent ResortThe Grenadines are a group of islands sprinkled across what may be the most beautiful stretch of water in the Caribbean. Part of the Windward Island chain, the Grenadines drift southwesterly from St. Vincent, the largest of more than 30 islands that make up the nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Petit St.Vincent (better known locally as PSV) which lies 40 miles south of St.Vincent, is a paradise of softly rolling hills spread over 113 acres surrounded by two miles of white sand beaches, PSV has been tamed just enough to allow for the presence of 22 discreet and simple, yet luxurious cottages.
The cottages are sited to make the most of their immediate surroundings. Some are notched into the hills and bluffs to catch the breeze and savor the views, most are just steps from the beach. All the buildings are naturally cooled with a combination of ceiling fans, louvered windows, cool terra cotta floors and the ocean breeze
Lying well off the tourist mainstream, PSV could be best described by what is not there. There is no airport, no formal check in, no keys. No internet. There are no televisions nor are there telephones in the cottages. Above all however, there is privacy.
Here, amid untouched nature and surrounded by warm, crystal-clear, turquoise water, one senses that the island is one's own. The truly hermitic guest need never meet another visitor. Room service is available for all meals, either in your own cottage or at any other location on the island. Most guests however, choose to make use of the resort's beautiful bar and dining room for at least some of their meals.
Type of rooms: Petit Saint Vincent ResortEach cottage is built from native blue bitch stone which is quarried on the island. There are terra cotta floors and peaked ceilings of Purpleheart hardwood.
Each of the cottages features a wooden sundeck, a living room, a bedroom, one or two bathrooms and dressing rooms also a CD player. The bathrooms have a shower, lots of counter space, robes, fluffy towels and a medley of Crabtree & Evelyn toiletries. The two daybeds in each living room can be made up to accommodate children.
Additional information: Petit Saint Vincent Resort
No Internet: There is no internet anywhere on the island aside from in Reception, where there is Wi-Fi available as well as a computer for guests to use if they need to.
Phones: Your cell phone should work, but contact your service provider and tell them you are traveling to St. Vincent and the Grenadines to confirm service. You may need to have LIME activated (a local provider).
In place of a telephone, in front of each cottage there is a small bamboo flagpole with a message box. Hoist the yellow flag and a member of the staff (numbering two for every guest) will come in his mini moke and pick up your message. Room service, lunch on the beach, whatever you want. Hoist the red flag, and you absolutely will not be disturbed.
Petit St. Vincent resort has many activities on and around the island for you to enjoy all at no additional charge:
Sailing and Kayaking: Steady breezes that are perfect for sailing are at PSV. At the dockhouse they have Hobie Cats, Sunfish, windsurfers, and glass bottom kayaks.
Snorkeling: If you want to snorkel off our sandy shores, snorkeling equipment is available at the dock (exceptional opportunities are only a few yards from the beach).
Petit St. Richardson is a small sand spit island not far from PSV, great for snorkeling and swimming. A picnic lunch for two can be arranged there for the ultimate getaway.
Tennis: There is a lovely lighted tennis court surrounded by fragrant flowers and bushes, where guests play during the cooler hours of the day.
Hiking: A hike to the summit is not to be missed. The path winds through untouched tropical jungle and past banyan and rubber trees with local orchids nestling on the branches. At the top, the views of the surrounding islands and ocean are magnificent; there is a sense of utter tranquility.
If you would like to go off the island, they have day charters and scuba diving that are not included in the price:
Day Charters: Both sailboats Sudiki and Jambalaya and a speedboat Jahash are available to take you to the Tobago Cays or neighboring islands. Personal itineraries can be made for a fun filled day of snorkeling, fishing, or just exploring.
Scuba Diving: They can arrange for scuba diving instruction and equipment rentals from Grenadines Dive, owned and managed by Glenroy Adams from Union Island.
Massage and Facial Care Genevieve is a licensed French masseuse in the area who will come to PSV when requested.
Number of rooms: 22
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 1968/continual.
Period of closure: September and October.
Languages spoken: English.Smoking policy: No preferences.
Credit cards accepted: American Express, Mastercard, Visa.
Restaurant closed: September and October.
How to get here: Barbados is the major gateway for Petit Saint Vincent Resort. There are flights to Barbados from New York, Miami, Toronto, San Juan and London, with connections from other major cities in the U.S. and Europe. Arriving guests will be met from their flights, by a representative of Petit Saint Vincent Resort, guided past immigration formalities, and flown on to neighboring Union Island via Grenadines Airways.
From Barbados guests fly to neighboring Union Island, affording beautiful views of the surronding islands.
At Union island guests will be met by Maurice, the captain of the motor launch as he escorts you aboard the boat which will take you to Petit St. Vincent.
Connecting Flights to Union Island:
Guests flying via Barbados have two options to reach nearby Union Island (a 20 minute boat ride from Petit St Vincent):
- Connect to a regularly scheduled Grenadine Airways Alliance regional airline flight (Mustique Airways, SVG Air or Trans Island Air) at a cost of approximately US$400 per person round trip. Our reservations office can advise you of timings and availability, as well as book your tickets should you desire. Though usually reliable, there are sometimes intermediate stops on the way to Union Island which can extend travel times.
- A private charter of a twin engine pressurized Cessna 421 operated by Executive Airways which will fly a maximum of four guests to Union Island and return on your schedule at a total cost of US$2500 (please note that this is only a $900 premium to the cost of 4 economy class tickets on the regional airlines).
GPS Coordinates: 12° 32' 9.96'' N 61° 22' 59.44'' W
Rates: Petit Saint Vincent Resort
|Low Season||Peak Season||High Season||Taxes||Service charge|
|1 bedroom Cottage||1100||1785||1470||10%||10%|
|2 bedroom Beach Villa||1600||2415||1995||10%||10%|
|Breakfast per person||incl.||incl.||incl.|
|Description of seasons|
|Low Season: Nov.01-Dec.19; May 01-Aug.31.
Peak Season: Dec.20-Jan.04.
High Season: Jan.05-Apr.30.
Rates and policies may change and should be confirmed at booking.
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|Booking and cancellation policy|
Reservations must be secured by a deposit in the amount covering three nights' accommodations. The deposit is applied to the first night and the last two nights of the reservation. Deposits are refundable upon written cancellation received at their reservation office no later than 30 days before intended arrival.
The scheduled flight between Barbados and Union Island is $190.00* per person, one way and is arranged on a share basis with guests arriving on any given day grouped for a common departure time. Flying time is 55 minutes.
All rates are FAP, which includes accommodations, three meals per day, plus early morning coffee and afternoon tea, room service, and all facilities of the Resort.
FAP (Full American Plan) means three meals daily (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
Rates are quoted in U.S. dollars and are subject to a 10 percent service charge in lieu of tipping and a 10 percent VAT (government tax) totaling 20%. The resort is closed during September and October.
Tipping: A 10% service charge is added to the room and beverage rates. Further gratuities are not expected.
Settlement of Accounts: Accounts may be settled with cash, travelers checks, personal checks, or major credit cards.
Currency: U.S. dollars, francs, pounds sterling, and E.C. (Eastern Caribbean currency) are used.