Petit St Vincent – The Caribbean’s Secret Island Paradise
Petit St Vincent – The Caribbean’s Secret Island Paradise
Where? Petit St Vincent Private Island with Inspiring Travel Company
Exactly? Petit St Vincent colloquially known as PSV is a stunning 115 acre resort island in the Southern Caribbean. Part of the Grenadine chain of islands its picturesque beaches and dazzling white sand are revered throughout the Caribbean, but little known elsewhere.
When? December 2018. Peak season is December to April when the subtropical climate is at its best, but May to June and November also have great weather and more affordable prices.
Getting there? We flew with Virgin Atlantic to Barbados, then caught the mini Liat jet connecting flight to Union Island. After the 50 minute flight the hotels private boat came to pick us up for the final 25 minute journey across crystal clear waters to our destination.
Opening shot Bonnie wears dress by Lazul on the hotel’s arrival jetty
Set on an idyllic, secluded, private island, the hotel has just 22 luxury one and two bedroom cottages dusted across the lush green landscape. Some with direct access to private beaches and others high up in the bluffs with breathtaking views of the bay.
Recently renovated in 2012 the cottages adhere to the islands digital detox ethos, so there are intentionally no TVs or WiFi / internet connections in the rooms. WiFi is available in the hotel reception, but the ‘unplugged’ vibe is very much encouraged during your stay to really get away from it all.
Bonnie wears dress by Lazul
The rooms are beautifully decorated in Balinese / Caribbean island style. Teak wooden detailing and pale aqua, soft furnishings create a relaxed and chic beach vibe, complimenting the lush nature outside.
My bedroom with an incredible view from the terrace.
All room service and breakfast orders are done using the ‘flag pole system.’ Put a note with your breakfast order in the pigeon hole the evening before, raise a yellow flag outside your cottage for service (or a red flag for privacy), et voila, the next morning breakfast is delivered to your door at the time that you specified. It’s such a cute system!
Bonnie wears kimono by Camilla
My breakfast of waffles with maple syrup, eggs and bircher muesli, (interesting mix but why not?) on my private terrace over looking the sea.
Get back to nature with an outdoor rain shower over looking the beach, but don’t worry, the cottages are so secluded you won’t be caught unawares! You can always put your red flag up for privacy.
My own private hammock on my own private beach, (with beach service if needed, of course!) it doesn’t get much better than this.
Bonnie wears swimsuit by Melissa Odabash
My Beach Beauty Essentials
There are only a few beauty essentials I swear by on all of my tropical trips (apart from sunscreen of course) and they are, from left to right: Coconut water provided by mother nature :) Mascara, lip balm and red lipstick by Marc Jacobs Beauty, Natural dry oil for hair and skin by Rituals.
Bonnie wears dress and jumpsuit by Silk Fred and hair flowers and accessories by Colette Hayman
What to do in the day
You can do as much or as little as you like on Petit St Vincent. The ethos of the island is based around a digital detox so it’s all about getting getting back to nature and enjoying the glorious natural backdrops.
If you’re there to completely chill out, simply find a beach bed or hammock and while away the day in the best way possible. Maybe popping into the crystal waters for an occasional cool down swim but nothing too strenuous of course. But if you do fancy a bit more activity, you can go on the fitness trail which involves a scenic two mile run with fitness stations dotted around picturesque beach alcoves, join the morning yoga sessions or go for a hike up Marni Hill pictured above.
Alternatively indulge in some pampering treatments at the Balinese Treetop Spa, I highly recommend this activity!
Charter a yacht for the day and enjoy an idyllic day of sailing around the stunning Grenadines. Spend the morning snorkelling on the reefs followed by a delicious languid lunch cooked on a bbq on board ship.
Bonnie wears swimsuit by Melissa Odabash
Bonnie wears swimsuit by Lazul and kimono by Camilla
Bonnie wears swimsuit by Lazul and sarong by Pam Weinstock.
Try an afternoon of beginners scuba diving at the Jean-Michel Cousteau CaribbeanDiving Centre, the only one in this part of the world or if you have your PADI already, head out on one the amazing dives in the surrounding area. You might bump into one of the island occupants below.
Hanging out with the locals. Hello Mr Sea Turtle! Bonnie wears navy swimsuit by Lazul. Flower from the garden.
Above and Below: Bonnie wears dress and jumpsuit from Silk Fred and accessories from Colette Hayman.
The incredible crimson sunset from my private beach terrace look out.
Above Bonnie wears pink swimsuit by Lazul, kimono by Camilla and bag by Colette Hayman, Below lilac floaty dress by Lazul.
That’s all from beautiful Petit St Vincent. Next stop the Greek Islands.
For more of Bonnie’s Caribbean adventures click here.
Details: Seven nights at Petit St. Vincent starts from £3,759 per person based on two adults sharing a One Bedroom Cottage on a full board basis, including return economy class flights with Virgin Atlantic from London Gatwick and inter-island flights and transfers. This price includes a ‘two nights free’ offer which is valid for stays completed between 1st April and 19th December 2018. Book with Inspiring Travel Company (01244 355527,www.inspiringtravelcompany.co.uk)
For further information on Petit St. Vincent please visit www.petitstvincent.com | +1 (954) 963-7401
Bon Voyage xx
very wonderful blog i enjoyed it all i can read this over and over again
what a lovely thing to say thank so much
What beautiful photos and breathtaking scenery! Makes me want to board a plane right now!
you should it fab xx
Wow! super beautiful and amazing photos indeed! The scuba diving was really amazing, the views of the beach are super cool, so refreshing! I love the place! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful photos!
Amazing island. Cottage with private beach and beautiful atmosphere are incredible option to spend your holidays. I like their flag system very much. So no one will invade into our privacy.
I would like to visit this secret paradise once. It’s one of the rare places that made me crazy.
Thanks for the share,
Wow this really is paradise! What a beautiful place to visit, those beaches! And how blue is the sky? I love the turtle, it’s just amazing!
Petit St Vincent would be our kind of place to vacation. A digital detox would be absolute heaven, and beautiful natural surroundings like this always bring peace to the soul. I couldn’t help but smile at their cute flag system for communication. Also, that sunset! My goodness, Mother Nature sure outdid herself on that one. x
Wow, what a beautiful place St. Vincent is , the crimson sunset looks amazing to witness it out. The food also looks tempting.
I need to quickly write my letter to Santa – please can have I have a trip to Petit St Vincent for Christmas!! This looks so incredible, I love the ‘unplugged’ vibe, somewhere you can really get away from it all. And a private beach with beach service too – how wonderful!
Haha I need to rewrite my letter to Santa as well, because a trip to Petit ST Vicent during the Christmas period would be absolutely heavenly. Can you imagine having your own private beach that is just unreal!
How amazing that you were able to go to Petit ST Vincent and it looks like you had an amazing time swimming with sea turtles! I love that you can have as a relaxed or adventurous holiday in the Caribbeans depending on what you fancy. What would you say was the best part of your trip do you think and why? x
What a fantastic place to visit! I just love the beach and would grab any opportunity to be near one. I hope to visit Petit St Vincent. That would be the most magical, memorable vacation anyone can ever have. To relax in your own private paradise. If I could live there, I will!
What a beautiful place! This is exactly how I would like to spend my vacation :-). All these pictures of Petit St Vincent Island are breathtaking and your hotel looks so beautiful.
Wow how utterly beautiful! You really do visit the most exotic places, it looks like paradise! Love your blue bathing suit!
What an idyllic and beautiful place, with views like this I don’t think you will need wifii you can just relax nad enjoy the scenery. Also your out fits are all so beautiful.
What an idyllic and beautiful place, with views like this I don’t think you will need wifii you can just relax and enjoy the scenery. Also your out fits are all so beautiful. Perfect for the location.
This is like a private little heaven, the views are absolutely stunning and breathtaking. You really know how to transport a reader to where you are. This is a wonderful paradise and you look beautiful as always!
Wake up in the morning and having a delicious breakfast and breathtaking view is indeed a paradise. St Vincent is an amazing place to stay while exploring the beauty of Caribbean nature.
Beautiful photos and breathtaking scenery! St Vincent is an amazing place to stay. Your outfit looks so gorgeous.
I never travel but your pictures really spur me on. The destinations look incredible and so picturesque
I think you should defo try a holiday!
This sounds and looks like paradise! I absolutely love the idea of no tv etc. The rooms are beautiful, the room service system amazing…I would love to go here!
the perfect digital detox
OMG what a beautiful place to visit. I’d love to have a private hammock with beach service it sounds like paradise.
Breathtaking scenery for sure! Loving that it’s on a secluded island, it sure gives privacy. And that outdoor rain shower, cute beaches, cottage bedroom and green landscape are soo amazing!
Petit St. Vincent is truly paradise on earth! I have not visited any of the islands in the Caribbean, but I always dream of being able to someday. Your outfits for the photoshoot are fantastic. They all look good on you, and with that clear blue sky, sandy beaches and crystal clear waters in the background made it even more perfect!
Bonnie, that is a perfect destination. Everything about it is so beautiful and picturesque.
When will I ever get a vacation like this? Probably when I reach 30, wish I could do this before 30. But in short, those are amazing images. But is it expensive? Even if it is, it will be worth it.
Hi Aditya, the price info is at the bottom and it truly is a fabulous trip. take care xx
Wow, breakfast plus ocean views plus plenty of sunshine! That’s paradise.
I wish I could just teleport myself to Petit St. Vincent right now instead of right here where I am bundled up under layers of clothing! I love your fashion style. You always have the perfect outfit for every occasion and location!
This is simply exceptional! Talk about a great amazing travel locations. I especially love the sea turtles and the white swimsuit! I love reading your posts.
OK, lady, so can I just come and live with you in the your suitcase, Love all your travel exposes of where to go.
Wow. A place like paradise. I like quiet places, beautiful beaches. You’ve got a great trip. I will save it and get here one day.