Published Feb 25, 2010
Special to OneWed by Marie O'Mara of Honeymoons.com
When couples are looking for the Bora Bora atmosphere with half the travel, Petit St. Vincent Resort
may be their answer. The resort is located on a private island in the Grenadines island chain - located in the southeastern Caribbean
. Typically, guests fly to Barbados, and then connect to Union Island with a 50-minute flight, where you are then greeted and escorted to Petit St Vincent via a 20-minute boat ride. Petit St Vincent is only 113 acres, and is located in the pristine sailing waters of the southern Grenadines.
There are only 22 cottages on the island, which are dotted along the beach and on the hill, all with fabulous views of the water and surrounding islands. The cottages are made from blue stone, which is quarried from the island. Cottages all have private sundecks; separate sitting area, lounge chairs, hammocks, and lots of privacy. One of the most unique features of the resort is the flagpole system
, because there are no telephones or televisions in the cottages, guests use their flagpole to signal when they would like room service, need something, or would just like to be left alone. Raise the yellow flag and put your request, on the handy sheets of paper provided, and a PSV staffer will come by and fulfill your request, raise the red flag, meaning "do not disturb", and you will be left completely alone.
The resort is very private, and you could go the entire honeymoon without seeing another human being if you chose not to! You could take all your meals in your private cottage, or you can arrange a romantic dinner on the beach in a secluded area. You can also have lunch/dinner in the dinning pavilion if you want to socialize with the other guests. You can also arrange for a couples massage in the privacy of your sundeck, with the sounds of the waves in the background. Sunrise and sunset is also fantastic on the island and something you won’t want to miss.
Honeymooning couples should definitely do a private lunch on the nearby Mopion Island - which can be arranged by PSV staff. Mopion is a tiny sand island that you can walk around in a matter of 30 seconds. The only thing on the tiny mound of sand is a thatched umbrella for shade. This is a perfect place for private beach time. PSV staff will pack a full lunch and set it up on the island, and then will come back to fetch you whenever you want. Honeymooners should also take a sail on the brand new Beauty sailboat to the nearby Tobago Cays - a national park with the Caribbean's best snorkeling.
The resort offers a honeymoon package that is available from June 1 - July 31 that includes- three meals per day, afternoon tea daily with a snack, tennis night and day, a picnic for two on a tiny tropical island, a massage for two in the privacy of your own cottage or on your patio, champagne in cottage on arrival & unlimited room service for a wonderful price.