Petit St. Vincent, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
One of the most romantic Caribbean colonial outposts, the sleepy island nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines was a jewel desired by both France and England, passing its allegiance back and forth until finally settling under the Commonwealth umbrella in the late 18th century. And with such stunning natural beauty, it’s not surprising that the dominion of these Lesser Antilles islands were such a point of contention. One of the largest in the chain, the 113-acre Petit St. Vincent (PSV) is one of the only fully-privately owned islands left in the Grenadines. With only 22 secluded villas, PSV offers simple, elegant accommodations and an experience of being far removed from the pressures of the world. Sailing, swimming and exploring the island’s rolling hills and coastlines are just some of the activities guests enjoy, in one of the most tranquil settings possible. Starting from just US $6000 per week for a cottage rental, this sought-after Caribbean experience is also surprisingly accessible.