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PSV Trip Report

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Just got back from a 3 week honeymoon in the Grenadines. Chartered a crewed yacht for 7 days, stayed 9 days in PSV and the rest of the time in Barbados. Following is a quick review of important observations:
To clarify some issues I've read here and elsewhere. There is NO comparison between PSV and Palm Island in terms of beauty. (We stopped in Palm, ate lunch and had a tour.) PSV is much, much more scenic, romantic, and private. Palm is much more like a typical resort, with rooms right next to each other in a row along the beach.
Another point, we were led to believe PSV had only fair food and service. This is NOT the case. The food was varied and delicious, for all meals, even by our urban, "foodie" standards. And we went during June when there was no lobster in season. The meat (lamb, filet, veal, etc) was especially well cut and prepared. The service too was excellent. The flag system is not as convenient as calling down to the front desk but it made the experience unique, fun, and memorable. Almost without exception the staff was warm, friendly, efficient, and fast.
A couple of things to consider. I would not consider PSV if you are deathly afraid of interaction with nature/"creepy crawlers". It is somewhat rustic in this regard. And you must be prepared for the interaction.
We found no mosquitos until the rains came and then there were some, but not as bad as we've experienced elsewhere in the islands.

The reefs/snokeling are not great but are ok and while there is pretty consistent reef surrounding the island, we found plenty of sandy spots to enter and go swimming.

Finally my impression of the cottages (and we toured several): We didn't prefer 6-15 as these were right next to each other on the beach; 1-5, 20-22 have great views but require a walk to any beach; 18 has privacy but it's "private" section of the beach is very narrow, especially at high tide. #19 has a sunset view, a very little but private beach facing the harbor and has an outside shower. The only cottage I saw that I wouldn't recommend is #16. This had a really pathetic beach area. #17 has the best private beach on the island by far. A thick rock wall separates it with #16 but you have a nice private deck and walk down to what is in essence your own nice-sized beach. The only thing missing here was the outside shower and only a limited sunset view.
PSV was excellent in all regards. It's not for people who want to party or go out. But there are plenty of things to keep you busy. We will definitely go back but in early May. We caught some rain going in early/mid June.
A few more things about the trip. We sailed on the 52' Meridian Splendor, with Sven and Jaimee Taylor. An excellent boat and crew. Would highly recommend them. A fabulous experience and a great way to see a lot of islands. Jaimee's cooking was outstanding. Sven was an excellent captain. They were both friendly and professional. No, we didn't get sea sick either.

Barbados was nice. Great people. Hellish airport experience. Call ahead the day of your flight and get there early. We stayed at The House at Tamarand Cove. Nice, very cool scene but not worth the price @$450 US per night, includes breakfast and roundtrip airport transfers. Would definitely go to dinner a the Clift, one of the most picturesque and excellent restaurants we've been to anywhere, but especially in the islands. Ask for table #52 (it's the best) or any one out by the water. Go early 6:30-7 p.m. and watch the rays feed.

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