dinningonthebeachPetit St Vincent is a 115-acre privately owned island in the southeastern Caribbean with just 22 one- and two-bedroom cottages dotted along the beaches and bluffs. The island offers a unique escape for those looking for the ultimate in seclusion and luxury: there are no televisions or telephones in the cottages, and there is no wireless. Guests communicate their needs and requests with the staff via the driftwood flagpole outside their cottage – raise the yellow flag for service requests, raise the red flag for ‘do not disturb’. Unlimited room service is included in nightly rates, so guests who are seeking the ultimate seclusion could stay in their private cottage throughout their entire stay if they wanted to. However, if they choose to be more social, PSV hosts weekly beach BBQs and movie nights, as well as a manager’s cocktail party, where guests can mingle.

islandThe island was recently renovated, which included the addition of a new beach restaurant and bar, a treetop spa and the refurbishment of all guest cottages. The island has no airstrip, and is accessed via boat from nearby Union Island. While many guests choose to relax on the two and a half miles of white sand beaches that ring the island, kayaking, snorkeling, tennis and hiking are also available. Guests can also opt for a sail out to the Tobago Cays, a national park with one of the Caribbean’s most pristine reefs, for snorkeling and swimming with sea turtles.

Nightly rates per cottage start at $1,100 and include all meals, all non-alcoholic beverages, unlimited room service, and use of non-motorized watersports equipment. For more information, visit www.petitstvincent.com