As a remote private island with spread out standalone villas and open air public areas, Petit St Vincent may be just about the perfect place to vacation during a pandemic. After all, we’ve been social distancing for over 50 years. There are no lobbies or check-in, no room keys, our restaurants are open air with tables far apart, limited traffic of guests and staff — all these plus our warm, sunny, even humid conditions are said to repress the spread of viruses of most types.
Realizing vacationing is now a delicate balance between maintaining physical health but also the emotional need to get away from the daily grind, in consultation with health professionals and hospitality industry leaders, PSV is doing these things to protect guests and staff:
1. Deep cleaning
Rooms will continue to be serviced twice a day but with special attention paid to using alcohol based cleansers on high use surfaces, rooms (including the spa) will also be electrostatic disinfectant sprayed between guests’ bookings.
Public areas, inc bar tops, restaurant chairs and other high traffic areas will be cleaned more frequently and using a Peroxide Multi Surface Disinfectant.
2. Hand washing
Hand sanitizers will be scattered throughout the property, on boats and in guest rooms. Our team have been trained with the new guidelines of washing their hands for longer and even more often than normal; we all understand the importance to ourselves and others of this precaution.
3. Temperature checks
Staff will be checked for temperature daily before reporting to work. Those with over 100.4F/38C will be asked to stay home and, if the condition persists more than 48 hours, to leave the island for a minimum 14 day quarantine period.
Guests use of masks is optional except in enclosed public spaces (concierge office and boutique). Food service, housekeeping and spa staff will wear masks at work.
5. Social distancing
Lunches will be served daily in the Beach Restaurant from 12-4 (or at your room or beach palapa, as always.) Beach Bar service will continue until an hour after sunset, with social distancing of 6 feet between family/friend groups requested. Visiting yachtmen are welcome at those times but in segregated areas from PSV guests.
Dinner will be served daily only in the Main Restaurant & Room Service. We have closed the Beach Restaurant in the evenings and the Main Bar and Pavilion will not allow visiting yachtsmen until further notice.
We believe these necessary changes will help keep everyone safe but still enjoying their vacation in the same style and with the same high level of service we have become known for.