The closest gateway airport to Petit St. Vincent is Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) in Barbados, which has daily direct flights from Toronto, London, Miami, New York, Charlotte, and more. From Barbados, board a six-passenger Mustique Airways plane chartered exclusively for lodge guests for the short flight to Union Island in the Grenadines. A representative from the lodge will meet you at the airport and escort you to the lodge’s private boat for a 20-minute ride to Petit St. Vincent.
Guests may also choose to take a scheduled flight from Grenada, Barbados, or St. Lucia to Union Island. Those arriving via private jet may land at Canouan Airport (CIW).
Guests who wish to journey to PSV aboard a private yacht or sailboat may drop anchor at the resort’s sheltered harbor on the Leeward side of the island.
Unlike your typical beach resort, Petit St. Vincent is designed to provide each guest with a sense of quiet seclusion. The cottages or villas are scattered around the island, linked by boardwalks and a few narrow roads. Those with mobility issues may choose to take a moke, or motorized cart, to the main restaurant and bar or to a beach on the other side of the island. There are about 30 steps to the main restaurant.
The lodge prides itself on being disconnected from the bustle of modern life, and no telephones, televisions, or Wi-fi are provided in the cottages and villas. (If you must, you can send an email or make a phone call from the main office.) They have recently complemented their vaunted communication by flagpole with an intercom system that allows guests to contact staff for more immediate requests.
Just 12 degrees north of the Equator, Petit St. Vincent is buffeted by the trade winds and maintains a lovely, balmy temperature (mid-70s to mid-80s) all year-round.
Pack what you’d take on a beach vacation—with a few extra pieces of gear for exploring.
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Families have been coming to Petit St. Vincent for decades, and the same children who learned to snorkel and sail here are now bringing their own children. Children 2 years old and younger stay free and the activities for kids are plenty, from beachcombing to boating, and kids are also welcome to join the staff, collecting eggs from the resident chickens, feeding tortoises, or making cookies in the kitchen. Babysitting services are available at the per-child rate, so parents can enjoy a relaxing evening at the restaurant.
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