Petit St. Vincent Resort
Located in Petit St. Vincent, Petit St. Vincent Resort is within the vicinity of Anse La Roche Beach and Belair National Park. This 5-star resort is within the region of Tobago Cays and Sandy Island.
Make yourself at home in one of the 22 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and iPod docking stations. Rooms have private furnished balconies or patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with showers feature designer toiletries and hair dryers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access and shopping on site. The beach shuttle (surcharge) makes getting to the surf and sand a breeze.
Food & Drink
Satisfy your appetite at one of the resort’s 2 restaurants. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a safe deposit box at the front desk.
How to Get There
Stayed in cottage 19. Would highly recommend this address. Totally private but close proximity to dive center.
Purpose of trip was diving. We were not disappointed. The dive staff at the Michel Cousteau dive center were wonderful. Dan and Sabine were excellent guides. Sabine showed me my first, very good size, seahorse!!!
The cottage was beautiful - three huge rooms with floor to ceiling windows in living room. From our table on patio we could see the bay. From our private beach we could snorkel.
Food was amazing. I swear I ate lobster every day. Meals on the beach and the beach bar allowed for great sunset views. Staff at resort were the most helpful and polite I have come across in quite some time. Well done you!!!
It is not a quick trip to PSV but well worth the effort if you are looking for a quiet private escape. With one and two bedroom cottages, everyone has their own space. There does not appear to be a "bad" unit. The staff is wonderful. Everyone has a smile and is there to help you. The flag system is part of the charm. Raise a red flag for do not disturb or raise the yellow for...breakfast? a ride? more towels (although they give you plenty) any need. There is a spa which was lovely. a fitness trail, plenty of water toys, etc. The food was very good. There are two dining options, one on the beach for guests and visitors from the yachts and the lodge for guests only. We loved it and will return!
Just back from a 2 week stay. The core experience that brings so many guests back each year remains but with small improvements, especially with the staff who are all incredibly welcoming, helpful & sincere. The island is varied enough to offer a different experience every year. One year we seemed at the western more remote beaches, another more on the patio over the ocean, another more exploring/snorkelling, etc. The island might be full, but you wonder where everyone is.
I am writing this review to help people who aren't sure what to expect from staying on a private island like PSV. Hopefully sharing what I learned can help people decide if it's for them and/or how to plan for their trip. The bottom line is that PSV was phenomenal, the staff could not have been more helpful and gracious, and we had a terrific time there on our vacation.
Some quick notes, finding the weather forecast for PSV is difficult, but Barbadosweather.org had radar that covered the area and seemed to be the best predictor. I found one site that forecast it would rain the entire time we were there but it was very wrong, it rained most days for less than 30 minutes, and just helped to cool things off. Electrical outlets are US 110V.
I used the scuba dive center there, and Dan, Sabine, and Gillan (apologies if i'm spelling names wrong!) were fantastic teachers and every bit as interested in the natural surroundings as I was. Would highly recommend it if you are interested in exploring underwater. I snorkeled several spots around the island as well. My favorite two were nearest the beach bar and off the beaches on the west side of the island. The only bad one was off the beach nearest the yoga pavilion, which might be the prettiest spot on the island in my opinion but is not clear enough and too wavy to lead to safe swimming (at least while i was there). The coral is being rehabilitated and you can see some great areas and some dead areas, but there are a lot of fish and lobsters around, and even the occasional eel if you look closely enough.
I learned to sail one of the hobie cats they have for use, the teacher was great and took me around the island and then i was allowed to go on my own. I was going to sail to Mopion Island but the weather prevented us from making it all the way there. We asked the staff to take us via motorboat instead for about an hour, and it was well worth it for the uniqueness and some stunning pictures. There were quite a few times where visiting yachts were on Mopion island as well during the week, so if you want it to yourself just keep a lookout for when it is vacant (you can see it pretty easily from the western side of PSV).
Hiking up Marni hill was fun and not too challenging (just a little slippery after a rain). The best views are actually close to the beginning if you don't want to go all the way to the top. Very pretty around sunset.
The staff played soccer a couple of times while i was there and it was fun to join. They play barefoot so no need to bring cleats, and seemed to be happy to have me join in the informal game.
My partner visited the spa a couple of times and enjoyed it. It is partway up the hill where there are some great views into the channel between islands.
The food was unexpectedly great, both at the beach bar and the sit down restaurant. We had our breakfasts delivered to the cottage and typically did lunch at the beach and dinner at the restaurant. Pretty much everything we tried was good and we ate a good deal. Don't be afraid to try a bunch of different items, even things like the cheeseburger are surprisingly good.
We had a beach cottage located close to the pier on the north side of the island. The view was spectacular and the sound of the waves was soothing at night. The cottage itself is spacious and comfortable. There is a small refrigerator that is kept stocked with drinks and an ice chest for ice. The bathroom is large, but not especially private if that's something that's important to you (there is only a curtain and the walls do not go all the way up to the roof). The bed was very comfortable and there was plenty of space for suitcases and other items to spread out.
Other than that I would recommend the ginger tea in the afternoon, bringing something to change into on your way over (we did not get our checked luggage until the morning after we arrived) and to explore the island as much as you can. It was an incredible experience and I couldn't thank the staff at PSV enough for making our time there so wonderful.
One of our favourite destinations we have ever visited. If you like seclusion, privacy and quiet surroundings by the sea with only horizon to see, then this place will tick all your boxes.
The small plane ride from Barbados and then boat ride means your experience here starts with the journey to get there!
The management meet you off the boat with cocktails and cold towels and then drive you in the golf buggy to your beach cottage. There are only 22 cottages/villas on the island and you really do feel like you are in paradise when you look out over your grassed garden to the seafront.
There is no wifi in the villa which is a lovely break from life but there is wifi up in the main building.
The food was phenomenal and the service incredible.
There is a drinks evening with the owners once a week for you to meet the other guests and staff if you want to and we loved the BBQ on the beach.
We can't wait to return.
The only comments I would make would be that there is no 'kids club' or swimming pool if you have kids who love the pool but you are right on the beach.