Petit St Vincent 2015 Press Coverage

The New York Times

Petit St. Vincent, a Dot of Green in the Ocean Blue

Travel Section, February 2015 When our dive boat captain cut the engine, just east of the island of Mayreau, we lurched for a few minutes in the cyan waters as we prepared to jump overboard. Beneath our hull, our small group had been told, were Mayreau Gardens, a sweep of coral reef massed with gorgeously colored sponges and vibrant sea life, and one of the most beautiful dive sites in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

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The Globe and Mail

Diving in Cousteau’s World

December 2015 An eco-resort gets the blessing of a scuba giant with educational and outreach programs

I wasn’t sure what I’d find on Petit St. Vincent, a small emerald green island tucked away at the bottom of the Grenadines. I was heading to this lightly travelled region of the Caribbean to scuba dive with a childhood hero of mine: Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of the legendary underwater pioneer Jacques Cousteau.

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Modern Luxury Brides

Island Escape

December 2015 Say “I do” with your toes in the sand. These hidden private isles off the coast of Florida and the Caribbean offer gorgeous backdrops for your vows.


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New York Post

Go Off Grid on This Luxe and Lush Private Caribbean Island

December 2015 You can tell everything about a Caribbean resort by its beach bathroom’s hand-dryers.On lush Petit St. Vincent (PSV, to pals) they have the good stuff: Dyson Airblades.Nice. But that’s just about where PSV’s state-of-the-art tech ends...

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D'Marge

10 of The World's Most Mind Blowing and Remote Hotels

November 2015 There’s off the beaten path, and then there’s this. When the hustle and bustle of city life becomes too much to bear, in-the-know travellers escape to destinations so remote there may not be a path at all (beaten or otherwise). (PSV-slide 10)

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Travel and Leisure

11 Private Island Escapes for Your Next Caribbean Vacation

November 2015 It's the ultimate winter fantasy: a private piece of paradise where your footprints are the only ones on the sand. For most, the thought of a private island getaway remains solidly in daydream territory, but you needn't shell out millions to buy a tropical retreat…

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Afar Magazine

Four Ways to Go Beyond the Beach in the Caribbean

November 2015 While scuba isn’t new to the islands, the Jean-Michel Cousteau Caribbean Diving Center—run by Jacque Cousteau’s son, Jean-Michel—definitely is. Opened last November, the school is part of the remote Petit St. Vincent resort, which occupies an entire 115-acre island and offers access to some of the Caribbean’s least trafficked dive sites, including a sponge garden and a 100-year-old shipwreck. And you never know when Jean-Michel himself might drop in to offer an impromptu ecology lesson. $170.

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New York Post

9 Amazing Places to Go Jet-Setting this Holiday Season

November 2015 Say what you will about airport security and long lines at baggage claim, the act of taking off and cruising at 30,000 feet (with cocktail in hand) is still an amazing feeling. That’s especially true when you’re jetting off to an exotic locale for a much-deserved holiday vacation.

If you’re looking for guidance with vacation planning (or just in the mood to indulge some wanderlust) here is a list of 9 places that are ripe for a visit this holiday season.

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Gold Coast Magazine

A Caribbean Hideaway

November 2015 It's obvious all of the ways that technology has furthered society. But now, just as often as I hear about the negative effects of belonging to a 24/7 tech society. The stress. the emiails. The restless sleep...  So when an offer landed on my desk (or in my inbox), to take a remote trip to a private island in the Caribbean where I could literally "upplug," I couldn't say no. (PSV is featured on pg. 46 - 47)

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Destination Weddings

The Ever After

October 2015 Private Island Resorts

You don't have to be Johnny Depp and Amber Heard to laze on a private island. On these five islolated isles, you'll feel intoxicatingly alone.

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Recommend Magazine

Spa Wars

October 2015 If all the independently owned, ultra-upmarket all-inclusives have splendid beaches, designer decor, and chefs who can crank out foie gras foam in their sleep, how can a resort distinguish itself from the pack, even if it is a small pack? By amping up its wellness programs, from spa treatments to exercise regimens to serving organic food. 

Occupying its own island at the south end of the Grenadines, Petit St. Vincent would be restorative even if it had no spa, but it does. At four open-air spaces with hummingbird-friendly foliage (or in a couple’s cottage), the signature treatment is a 150-minute couples treatment featuring a foot massage, exfoliating scrub, Balinese massage, and a facial or manicure for the lady, and reflexology or a pedicure for the gentleman. There’s a relaxation deck for meditating, and two open-air pavilions for yoga, with or without an instructor. A 1-bedroom cottage costs $1,400; note that this all-inclusive’s rates do not cover alcoholic beverages, and that’s actually a plus for light drinkers.

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Frommer's

Frommer's Names the Perfect Caribbean Resorts

September 2015 Petit St. Vincent, St. Vincent and the GrenadinesIt takes about three planes and a boat to reach it, but the effort to get to Petit St. Vincent is worth it if you want total isolation and privacy. Even the staff doesn’t bother you unless you raise a flag for room service. In fact, if you're here for romance—and this private island resort is a favorite of honeymooners—you may never have to leave your stone cottage by the beach.

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CheatSheet

6 of the Best Vacations for Guys Who Hate Crowds

September 2015 Vacation should be a time to relax and escape the frenzy of your everyday life, so it’s pretty frustrating when you have to fight your way through throngs of people as soon as you arrive. When everyone is trying to relax in the same destination at the same time, things have a funny way of becoming stressful.

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USA Today Travel

Petit St. Vincent: The Best Caribbean Island You've Never Heard Of

September 2015 Flying over the southern end of the Caribbean Sea, a verdant mass of land appears like an unassuming dot on the crystal clear water below. Reaching this secluded sanctuary is a treat in itself. An hour-long plane ride from Barbados offers a birds eye view of the crystalline water and chain of lush islands below, and the 25-minute boat ride that follows gives dedicated explorers a closer look at the diverse Grenadine islands. 

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HuffingtonPost Travel

Specialized Hotels Are Making It Easier Than Ever To Unplug

August 2015 Going on vacation is supposed to be relaxing. But between inboxes full of unanswered emails, Facebook notifications and texts from family, it's harder than ever to put away your phone and look up from the screen.
 
At most big hotel chains, you'll have a hard time finding a room without Wi-Fi or TV. Instead, the hotel industry is giving travelers who want to unplug a different option: pick a destination where screens aren't allowed at all. At some smaller, specialized hotels--- often part of a major hotel's luxury collection---travelers will find solutions and guidelines to help replace the technological demands of today with a much-wanted digital detox.

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Brides Magazine

5 Digital Detox Honeymoons

July 2015 It's hard to imagine life without fast Internet access, cable, and phones, but—a week? With just your new hubbie and nothing else to interrupt? Now, that could be perfect. Here, five places to escape to together for an unplugged honeymoon.

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Coastal Living: The Daily Catch

Capture the Coast

July 2015 7 Beautiful Boating Pics
From Block Island to Petit St. Vincent, we’re celebrating boats on the water from around the world. 

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Caribbean Journal

The Best Hotels in St Vincent and the Grenadines

July 2015 Petit St Vincent
We’re not sure what heaven’s like but this 115-acre all-inclusive private island resort where 22 chic cottages are serviced by a fleet of butlers driving Mini Mokes built on the island has got to be pretty close.

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Daily Mail (UK)

National Geographic's Unique Lodges of the World

July 2015 From an Alaskan fjord log cabin to a private Caribbean eco-island: National Geographic's Unique Lodges of the World adds 14 new retreats to its list (and these pictures show why they qualify). A private island in the Windward Islands, Petit St. Vincent is an elegant, secluded Caribbean paradise for those who love sailing, snorkeling, kayaking, or just reading on an empty beach.

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Financial Times

Scuba Diving for Kids in the Caribbean

June 2015 Jacques Cousteau’s son has opened a dive school on a private island—and it is ideal for children.

…More fish than boy, he glided through the water a few feet above the sandy floor where a stingray flapped its wings to throw up a cloud of white powder. It was a remarkable thing to me—more remarkable, if I’m honest, than this underwater Neverland—to see my child swim so confidently among creatures of the deep blue sea.

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az-lifestyle

Summer Escapes

June 2015 Private Caribbean Island, Petit St.Vincent

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is comprised of 32 islands in the Lesser Antilles between St. Lucia and Grenada. Petit St. Vincent is one of those islands surrounded by pristine turquoise water lapping white beaches…

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Travel + Leisure

Trips of a Lifetime

June 2015 Though popular with the yachting crowd, the Grenadines have yet to be touched by mass tourism. Here, you’ll find one of the Caribbean’s most iconic resorts, a place that encourages disconnecting: Petit St. Vincent, a 115-acre isle with 22 stone-walled cottages that have no TVs, Wi-Fi, or phones...

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Small Luxury Hotels of the World Blog

Sailing in a Skyscraper

June 2015 For my upcoming summer trip I’m going to take said aunt and uncle to the beautiful Caribbean island of St Vincent and The Grenadines where we’ll stay at Petit St. Vincent. The plan is to charter their private yacht and head further afield to discover the nearby islands, bays and reefs. Legend has it that the skipper has spent so much time on water he actually has to find his land legs!

Now that’s my idea of sailing! I’d love to hear yours…

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LA Times

Caribbean Island Resort Joins National Geographic's Lodge Collection

May 2015 Earlier this year National Geographic set out to identify remarkable resorts around the world that excel in "sustainability, authenticity and excellence." The 25th lodge to make the cut is a private resort island in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the southern Caribbean.

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Caribbean Journal

Petit St Vincent Joins National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World

May 2015 The Grenadines’ private resort island of Petit St. Vincent announced today that it has joined National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, a collection of boutique hotels which have a demonstrated commitment to sustainability, authenticity and excellence.

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Robb Report

Top 100 Hotels

May 2015 We are proud to announce that Petit St. Vincent has been featured in Robb Report’s just-released May 2015 issue #Top 100 Hotels. 

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Toronto Star

Best Travel Spots, Family Travel: Heather Greenwood Davis Picks Seven Places to Go

April 2015 Travel Writer Mom Picks Her Top Spots for Family Fun
St. Vincent and the Grenadines: Why go to one island when you can choose from 32? This collection of islands in the Caribbean carries a soft spot for me...Affluent smaller islands like Petit St. Vincent (the island hosts a single resort and well appointed bungalows) are worthy of a few of your days if you can afford it. The new Jean-Michel Cousteau (son of the legend) Dive Centre will make it intriguing for all, but you’ll be equally happy on a catamaran trip through the waters. The new international airport coming this year makes it easier than ever to get there. www.discoversvg.com

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Bridal Guide

Sweet Fantasy

March / April Issue 2015

You like to follow the sun, and your default vacation destination is a beach—any beach.But when it comes to your trip of a lifetime, you’re looking for something a little more special and uncharted…

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ShowBoats International Magazine

Best for Foodies / Big Idea at PSV

March 2015 The beachfront restaurant is a favorite with yachties. Order lobster and it will be severed up from seat to plate in 20 minutes. Team your meal with a bottle from its cellar, which has more than 4,500 fine wines, vintage Champagnes and barrel-aged rums.

Swim with the fishes—and possibly Jean-Michel Cousteau—at a new dive center at Petit St. Vincent Resort, opened in late 2014.

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Note Bene

A Perfect Introduction to the Laid-Back Charm of the Sleepy Southern Grenadines

March 2015 Resort Hotels Petit St. Vincent: Our twin propeller six-seater arrived at Union Island's tiny airport as scheduled, exactly 55 minutes after a 4:30 take-off from Barbados. Behind the tiny St. Vincent & Grenadines immigration desk a friendly lady checking passports looked at one of ours, declaring it was the same birth date as her daughter and waved us through to collect our bags. A perfect introduction to the laid-back charm of the sleepy Southern Grenadines.

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Garden & Gun

The Hidden Caribbean: Paradise Found

February / March Issue 2015 Petit St. Vincent: Secluded Sanctuary
It started with pure serendipity. In 1962, a New England native named Haze Richardson, fresh out of the air force, launched a crewed charter business with his friend and fellow flyboy Doug Terman aboard their seventy-seven-foot schooner, Jacinta. Their first client, an Ohio industrialist named H. W. Nichols, mentioned that he’d like to buy an island somewhere; could the two sailors help? One thing led to another…

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Caribbean Journal

6 Boutique Caribbean All-Inclusives to Visit Right Now

February 2015 Petit St. Vincent, Grenadines
You won’t find TVs, telephones or in-room WI-FI at this 22-cottage private-island resort, but given the idyllic setting, plush accommodations and unobtrusive yet attentive service, you won’t miss them.

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Financial Times: How To Spend It

Jean-Michel Cousteau Diving arrives at Petit St Vincent

February 2015 Caribbean underwater tourism with a focus on preserving marine ecosystems. Run by the son of Jacques Cousteau, it features on-staff marine biologists and naturalists and offers children’s “bubble-maker” courses, certification, refresher programs and night dives.

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Affluent Magazine

Petit St. Vincent: Unplugged Luxury in the Grenadines

January / February Issue 2015 Getting to Petit St. Vincent, the 115-acre priviately-owned jewel of an island in the southeastern Caribbean, can feel a little like disassembing a Russian nesting doll...Read article online (pages 44-45)...

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Elite Traveler

Top 10 Private Island Resorts

January / February Issue 2015 #7 Petit St Vincent: St. Vincent and the Grenadines 
Whether you’re looking to leave modern technology behind, be at one with nature, or relax on your own empty beach, there’s a private island haven for every type of traveler. Our guide takes you from Brazil to the Maldives, Cambodia to Mozambique in search of seclusion and sophistication at the world's best island hideaways.

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Forbes Life

Surf, Sun And Seclusion: The 10 Most Romantic Exotic-Island Hideaways

January 2015 #5: Petit St Vincent, the Grendadines
These ten islands are exotic, tiny and off-the-beaten-path—but developed just enough to have one indulgent place to stay. (Disclosure: I’ve stayed at several of these hotels as their guest.)

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Caribbean Travel + Life

Off the Grid Secluded Getaways

Annual Issue 2015 Petit St. Vincent: St. Vincent and the Grenadines 
The beaten path has been done, seen and devoured. And your vacation deserves more than leftovers. These 10 original escapes break free of the masses, and offer experiences you’ll share only with those you want to.

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Huffington Post Travel

The 5 Can't-Miss Islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines

January 2015 5. Petit St. Vincent 
If you're a high-roller stay on Petit St. Vincent, a luxury resort island, where you can rent the entire place for only $15,000 per night come August.

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USA Today Travel: Experience Caribbean

The Best Caribbean Health and Wellness Resorts

January 2015 Petit St. Vincent
Want to truly pamper yourself? Book this private island resort in the Grenadines, which boasts two open-air yoga pavilions, tennis courts and hiking trails that lead up to the island's highest point, offering splendid sea views. The resort also has a fitness trail with 20 stations, providing guests a chance to jog in the sun and work out in the shade. If necessary, the trail's onsite fitness expert is available to assist.

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USA Today Travel: Experience Caribbean

Relax at the Best Caribbean Yoga Retreats

January 2015 Grenadines: Petit St. Vincent, a super-luxurious private island in the Grenadines, has two open-air yoga pavilions, one with beautiful views of the Caribbean on the leeward side of the island; while the other pavilion looks out on Conch Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Travelers will have a choice of practicing yoga on their own, or joining one of the regularly scheduled sessions conducted by the island's resident yoga instructor.

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The New York Times - Travel

52 Places to Go in 2015

January 2015 Untrammeled oases beckon, once-avoided destinations become must-sees and familiar cities offer new reasons to visit.

12. St. Vincent and the Grenadines

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Coastal Living

20 Great Warm-Weather Getaways for 2015

January 2015 Winter weather is no match for these sunny, relaxing escapes.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines

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Diver Magazine

Cousteau’s Caribbean Centre

January 2015

Holiday News- A new dive centre run By Jean-Michel Cousteau (son of Jacques) has opened on the Caribbean island of Petit St. Vincent (PSV). This privately owned 115-acre island lies in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and divers or snorkelers are invited to explore its water with staff marine biologists and naturalists.

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