Petit St. Vincent

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Resort sits on its own private island
Rooms do not have telephones, TVs or Wi-Fi access

This grouping of exclusive cottages can be found on the private island of Petit St. Vincent, roughly 4 miles southwest of Union Island. Built from local stone and wood, the resort's 22 cottages feature bright and airy decor, complete with fresh white, blue and green linens, stone walls and private wooden decks. When you're not lounging in your room or enjoying a massage at the Hillside Spa, you can take part in yoga classes, play a round of tennis or golf (the golf course is located on nearby Canouan Island) or set sail on the surrounding cerulean sea. After working up an appetite, past visitors recommend grabbing a bite to eat at the Beach Restaurant. Chairs are anchored into the sand, and meals are served under thatched roofs and palm trees. (If you prefer inside seating and heartier meals, you can also choose to dine at the Main Restaurant.) While recent guests gushed about the resort's beautiful grounds and attentive service, they also warned that if you're used to an all-inclusive Sandals-like experience, this isn't the retreat for you.

The Grenadines
Hotel Class
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 22 rooms
Primary View
Traditional, Rustic
Best For
Families, Couples


  • 5.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018
  • Fodor's Choice

Condé Nast Traveler


A revamped late-1960s resort with 22 cottages on a 115-acre private island in the Grenadines, 20 minutes by boat from Union Island. Robinson Crusoe with deep pockets – local stone (called bluebitch...go figure) and wood, an open-air beach bar with a thatched roof, and a view over the reef that’s so breathtaking it could be a screen saver.

Travel + Leisure


After a multimillion-dollar overhaul, the private-island resort reopened in November 2011 with new Balinese touches and a hillside spa. 22 stone-walled, thatched-roof cottages are done up in earthy tones and driftwood palapas now line the beach.



The easiest way to get to Petit St. Vincent is to fly to Union Island via St. Vincent. Make arrangements with the hotel to have its 'PSV boat' pick you up on Union Island. This is the southernmost of St. Vincent's Grenadines.

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018
  • Fodor's Choice

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 362 have reviewed the Petit St. Vincent, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 362 reviews 4.5 (based on 362 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Accommodations at Petit St. Vincent include one-bedroom cottages and two-bedroom beach villas. Each of the cottages are situated in different spots throughout the island, from the beaches to the bluffs. The cottages feature vaulted, purple heart wood ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, teak furniture, soft pastel accents and upscale amenities like Italian linens, BVLGARI toiletries, Nespresso coffee makers and Bose iPod docking stations. Since none of the accommodations include televisions, Wi-Fi or telephones, a flag system is used to signal staff for service: Yellow flags indicate a service request, and red flags mean "do not disturb."
  • Nightly rates include butler room service

Standard room size1,000 square feet

  • Internet
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Petit St. Vincent is a 115-acre island located in the middle of the Grenadines and is accessible only by boat. Guests may fly into Barbados' Grantley Adams International Airport before taking a flight to Union Island, where a hotel representative will take them by private boat to the island. Private jets may land at Canouan Airport for a similar private boat transfer, and guests arriving in their own yachts may drop anchor in the harbor on the leeward side of the island.
  • Boat transfers to/from Union Island cost $35
  • Hotel closed in August, September and October
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach


There are two restaurants at Petit St. Vincent. The Main Restaurant overlooks the ocean and offers an a la carte menu that changes daily. The menu features fresh, organic produce grown from the resort's garden and locally caught seafood. The wine cellar contains more than 4,500 bottles of both New World and Old World wines, fine Champagnes, whiskeys, cognacs, barrel-aged rums and Cuban cigars. The Beach Restaurant is the property's casual open-air restaurant that features an a la carte menu of Caribbean favorites. During lobster season, guests may choose their own live lobster for grilling.
  • All meals and nonalcoholic drinks and special weekly barbecues covered by all-inclusive rates
  • Room service and beach service available
  • Private picnics and beach dinners available (additional fees apply)

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast


The Hillside Spa at Petit St. Vincent is a Balinese-style facility equipped with four open-air treatment rooms. It also has a relaxation deck for meditation nestled among the island's lush tropical foliage. The spa offers a variety of island-inspired treatments, such as the Island Haze massage, the Coconut Scrub and the Fruit Facial. Waxing, nail services and hand and foot treatments are also available.
  • In-room treatments are available for some procedures

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


Although children are welcome at Petit St. Vincent, there are few kid-specific amenities. Kids 14 years of age and younger are charged $100 extra per night during the low season and $150 extra per night during high and mid seasons.
    • Kids club
    • Cribs
    • High chairs


    Instead of an indoor fitness center, Petit St. Vincent offers a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Fitness options include individual and group yoga classes, a 20-station circuit fitness trail and tennis with complimentary balls and racquets. Guests can also hike the 275-foot summit of nearby Marni Hill, or practice soccer with the resort's staff team. Kayaks and paddleboards can also be borrowed for free.
    • Excursions to nearby islands can be arranged
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
    • Bicycles
    • Tennis (free)
    • Guided runs
    • Paddle boats (free)
    • Motor boats (with fee)


    Island buyouts can be arranged for destination weddings, and there is a honeymoon package available for couples. The 22 cottages can hold up to 56 guests for any type of occasion, and the staff can organize ceremonies and receptions at the resort or on the beach.

      Maximum wedding guest capacity56

      • Hotel hosts weddings
      • Outdoor space for weddings
      • Wedding planners available

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