Getting away from it all means different things to different people.
If your idea of paradise is unplugging from the world of technology and leaving behind your urban existence to reconnect with nature and your travel companion, St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the southern Caribbean is an off-the-beaten-path destination to consider.
A great place to unplug, unwind and relax
My recent stay at a private island resort, Petit St. Vincent, was the ideal antidote to stress in a setting of beauty and tranquillity.
Be sure to see teeny-tiny Mopion Islet. Maybe arrange for a private picnic for the two of you on this quintessential deserted island? Also not-to-be-missed is a day excursion to the Tobago Cays aboard PSV’s sailing sloop, Beauty, where you can snorkel with green turtles and schools of colorful fish.
Palm Island, a private island resort near Petit St. Vincent, is another option for total relaxation in an atmosphere of luxury, island-style.
In St. Vincent and the Grenadines, you’ll find a whole range of accommodations to choose from – from luxury resorts to smaller B&B’s.
What can you do? (That is, if you want to do anything.) Diving, snorkeling, sailing, fishing and other water sports are popular. Of course, you can also just chill on amazingly beautiful, white sand beaches.
You’ll love the seafood, too – Caribbean lobster, shrimp, conch and fresh-caught local fish like tuna and snapper.
My Guide to St. Vincent and the Grenadines (see below) outlines why you should visit and the types of accommodations you’ll find, along with an overview of activities, beaches, food and drink, vibe, where these remote islands are located, how to get there and what not to miss if you go!
What’s appealing to the over-50 luxury traveler?
- Relaxation and privacy are valued and appreciated at Petit St. Vincent private island resort.
- Visitors are free to be as active or inactive as desired, with no guilt.
- Staff are responsive to special requests with an unforgettable personal touch.
- Mini-mokes are available to transport guests from their rooms to and from any area of the island.
- A small, 8-passenger plane transports visitors from Barbados to Union Island on Mustique Airways. A private boat launch is the final leg of the journey to reach the private island resort.
- At Petit St. Vincent, there are no televisions or Internet connections in the rooms. Internet is available outside reception and the dining room/bar area.
IF YOU GO
- St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG Tourism Authority)
About the idyllic Grenadines island chain:
Be sure to get the whole scoop on St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Tropical Travel Girl!
*All photo credits: Debbra Dunning Brouillette
The author’s visit to Petit St. Vincent was supported by Petit St. Vincent Private Island Resort.
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