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Petit St Vincent

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‘The truly hermitic guest need never meet another visitor.’ So the website for the Petit St Vincent Resort reads. ‘Here, amid untouched nature and surrounded by warm, crystal-clear, turquoise water, one senses that the island is one’s own.’ Here at Been-Seen, we’ve featured quite a few private islands, but few that are readily accessible to the non-millionaire crowd.

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Petit St Vincent (or PSV) is located in the Caribbean Sea, 40 miles south of St Vincent in the Grenadines, part of the Windward Island chain. It’s a small island, just 113 acres, with two miles of white sand beaches, no airport and only 22 discreet cottages. When you arrive at the resort, there’s no formal check-in, and there are no keys.

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Really? Yes, really. PSV is a private island resort. As in private island, with a resort on it – and little else. Again, to quote the website: ‘Lying well off the tourist mainstream, PSV could be best described by what is not there.’ No tourist trappings, no televisions, no telephones…

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There is, however, room service. So, if you want your privacy, you can have it. Meals can be brought to you in your cottage, or to any other location on the island. Dinner under a palm tree? You got it.

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The best news is it’s not exorbitantly expensive to stay there (double occupancy starts at $675 a night, including all meals). Sure, it’s not cheap either, but how could it be? RM

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