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Paradise Found

The Rogers set off to Petit St.Vincent for the romantic trip of a lifetime.

After 10 nights on the beautiful island of Barbados at Crystal Cove we ventured to the luxury island of Petit St. Vincent for a mini-moon. The island is located between St. Vincent and Granada and is only accessible by speed boat.

When considering our wedding abroad we knew we wanted to have a mini honeymoon of pure indulgence and tranquility to be able to allow for the previous 10 days to sink in and be able to reflect.  We had never heard of Petit St. Vincent so when our travel agents Eagle Travel mentioned it we had a look online and saw just how spectacular, private and relaxing it looked. With just 22 cottages on the island we knew we had found our mini-moon destination.

We flew from Barbados to Union Island by propeller plane, it was only about an hour flight and was a real experience in itself. Once we landed we were greeted and taken to the dock to our speed boat which whisked us off to an island in the distance. Upon arrival at the island (PSV) we were met by the manager, his team, a cocktail and a chauffeur driven mini moak. These are the only form of transport on the island (other than by foot) and are a lovely little touch that adds to this islands individuality and class.

Each cottage has its own views either hill top or beach fronted and has garden areas with sunbeds, hammocks, dining areas and lounge areas. The bedrooms are very spacious and the bathrooms have plenty of storage and space.

Although there are phones in the rooms these are not the preferred point of contact. The island is run on a flag system, in your cottage you have a leather bound folder with request slips . You simply fill in your request – be it a lift to the beach bar and restaurant, a refill of your favourite drinks in your mini bar or a three course meal laid out privately in your cottage. Place your request into the bamboo shoot outside your cottage and raise the yellow flag. These are then collected and organised extremely quickly and efficiently. There is also a do not disturb flag that can be raised if you’d rather not be disturbed at all for turn down service etc.

We used this system a lot and enjoyed many meals in our cottage. However the beach bar and grill restaurant was our favourite spot especially at sunset. It was never crowded or too busy, we always managed to get a table and the food was amazing and beautifully fresh. The lobster was our preference as we enjoyed it for at least one meal every day!

We spent one afternoon on a tiny island called Sandy Island which was a 10 minute boat ride from the dock at PSV. The island has nothing on it, it’s literally a pile of sand with just one umbrella for shade but is surrounded by the most spectacular views and gorgeous clear blue waters which was perfect for snorkeling. We spent a couple of hours on this tiny island with a picnic and thoroughly enjoyed the privacy of our very own island.

When we booked PSV we wondered if we would be bored on the Island but as soon as we arrived the answer was clear that we had made the right choice and the only mistake was that we were only there for four nights. It was the relaxing break we wanted but it also had a great atmosphere in the evenings when we fancied a few drinks at the beach bar with other islanders. We did a couple of snorkeling ventures of our own, we did some fishing from the beach jetty, had treatments in the spa and found they had plenty of tours and options on offer.

You automatically feel like part of the island family and not just a guest. You buy into its beauty and naturally, untouched surroundings. There are no TVs, no Wi-Fi (other than in reception) and barely any phone signal anywhere. It’s a real break from reality and a chance to experience something that is truly second to none in our opinion. A destination where you can honestly relax unwind and completely switch off. It doesn’t come with a cheap price tag but we would say it was worth every penny.

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Contact the Wedding Specialists at Eagle Travel to discuss your Overseas Weddings and Honeymoon plans on 01234 348882

www.eagletravel.co.uk

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