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Mike Toy

No reception in reception Kick your CrackBerry habit at Petit St. Vincent

Privacy is at a premium these days, but you can escape most of the pressures of our connected culture at Petit St. Vincent, the island resort in the Grenadines that reopened last November after extensive refurbishment. That's because the retreat is unwired — there are no TVs, wi-fi networks or external telephones in the 22 cottages.

Petit St. Vincent became a resort in the 1960s and is today owned by American oilman Philip Stephenson and British property entrepreneur Robin Paterson. In 2011, they decided to upgrade the 47-hectare island's facilities, which were...

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