Young Island

St Vincent, St Vincent and the Grenadines

Virgin rating

The hotel

An enchanting island paradise, once the home of a Carib Indian chief according to legend, Young Island is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Virtually a tropical garden, it consists of 13 acres, home to giant almond, mango, coffee and breadfruit trees. At the heart of it all is the Young Island Hotel, overlooking a beautiful stretch of golden sand. Here, hammocks hang under thatched roofs and the cooling trade winds are ever constant. As is only right when residing on a Caribbean island, non-motorised water sports are offered, including kayaking, pedaloes and dinghy sailing. Just offshore is the Coconut Bar where drinks are served in fresh coconuts — you can swim there and back. Dining at Young Island is a truly romantic experience with meals taken under thatched kiosks near the beach. A sumptuous four-course meal is prepared five nights a week by award-winning chefs with fresh seafood always on the menu. On Wednesdays, it's a local buffet meal and on Saturday, you'll enjoy a barbeque and buffet. Each meal offers six loaves of freshly baked bread — white, coconut, banana, raisin, cinnamon and wheat — it’s a real treat and one they are justly famous for. A fabulous freshwater swimming pool is perfect for cooling dips and there is tennis available day and night on a floodlit court. Spacious, cottage style accommodation is either close to the beach or on a hillside with breathtaking panoramic views.

Amenities

  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Babysitting service
  • Honeymoon
  • Wedding
  • Bar
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Young Island is 200 yards offshore from St Vincent. Fly to Barbados and onwards to St Vincent. Transfer time from airport: approx 25 minutes by taxi from St Vincent to Young Island ferry dock, then an onward 3-minute boat ride across the sea from the island of St Vincent to Young Island.

Hotel information

29 traditional Caribbean cottages and suites. All with ceiling fan, private patio with ocean view, open-air garden shower, fridge, safe, hairdryer and tea/coffee-making facilities. 

Superior Rooms are nearest the beach or low on the hillside, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Some Superior Cottages have air-conditioning.

All Inclusive of: welcome drink on arrival. Full breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. All drinks including mixed drinks, beers and house wine by the glass during bar/restaurant hours (excludes bottled wines, champagne and branded liquors). Fresh fruit and flowers in room daily. All activities unless otherwise stated. Simple laundry (no ironing). All taxes and service charges.

Deluxe Rooms are more spacious with a sitting area in the bedroom or very large private patio, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Luxury Rooms with Plunge Pool have a separate bedroom and living room and private plunge pool. 2 Luxury Cottages overlook the beach and 3 are hillside, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

The Duvernette Suite is a 2-bed hillside cottage with spacious separate living and dining areas, a private infinity-edge pool, furnished deck and situated at the top of Young Island with incredible views of the sea, Fort Duvernette, St Vincent and Bequia. Sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

  • Book by 31 May 2024 to receive a complimentary Cottage upgrade Superior to Luxury with Plunge Pool. Available on stays between 01 Jun '24– 31 Mar '25. Terms and conditions apply. Blackout Dates apply. Subject to room availability. 

Beachfront dining in open-air, thatched roof huts. Breakfast - served from 7:00am-10:00am. In addition, a limited room service breakfast menu is also available. Lunch - served from 12:30pm-2:30pm (Monday to Saturday is À la carte, Local curry buffet on Sunday's). Dinner - served from 7:00pm-10:00pm (4 course À la carte meal Sunday - Friday, BBQ and buffet dinner on Saturday's). 2 bars: The Coconut Bar (offshore) and The Captain Bligh Bar (main bar).

Freshwater swimming pool with furnished sun deck. THE SPA offering facials and massages*. Non-motorised water sports include sailing dinghies, paddle boarding, kayaks, snorkelling (snorkels and flippers). Floodlit tennis court. Scuba-diving* is available nearby from Dive St Vincent.

Limited room service*. Concierge service. Simple laundry service included. Babysitting* and early kids meals (on request). Complimentary WiFi generally throughout the property.

3 nights from 1 Apr - 19 Dec

5 nights from 20 Dec - 31 Mar

* Denotes local charge. 

Please note: a climate resiliency levy of $3 per room, per night applies when staying at any hotel in St Vincent & Grenadines. Fee is payable upon departure.

Please note: child ages are up to and including 16 years.

Please note: the services of a babysitter are required in the evenings for children under 6 years and early dinners can be arranged.

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (229)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Personalized service and amazing food!!!

May 25, 2024 Brent S

From the moment you arrive Whitney greets you and the manager Bianca has no problem coming out of her office to make sure that all your needs are taken care of good the food is really good especially when they present all the breads..... my favorite is the Cinnamon bread .....the little beach out front is perfect.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Worst Resort we have ever stayed at.

May 14, 2024 PeterAZ Scottsdale

From the very start this place was terrible and not even worth half the US$650 a night we paid. The web site photos and description are the most misleading we have ever seen. They give the impression of luxury when it’s all actually quite basic, and some aspects quite poor. It’s just a five minute ferry ride from the mainland, but on landing at… Read more
From the very start this place was terrible and not even worth half the US$650 a night we paid. The web site photos and description are the most misleading we have ever seen. They give the impression of luxury when it’s all actually quite basic, and some aspects quite poor. It’s just a five minute ferry ride from the mainland, but on landing at the dock there was nobody to greet us or take our bags - thankfully they are both on wheels. At the reception area it was very hot and humid and we expected a refreshing moist towel as every resort has offered on this six week pan-Caribbean trip, but none was offered, and when I asked I was given some facial tissue. We had bungalow #6, which sat on a point opposite the mainland. Furnished in tropical style there was a living room, bedroom, very small bathroom with an outside shower recess and a patio with plunge pool and a sea front gazebo. The windows had all been left open with the A/C off so it was brutally hot inside. Surely knowing that guests were arriving they should have had it cooled down. The small island has lush vegetation so we went exploring but you cannot go far. As we walked we crossed paths with a woman who returned our greeting but said nothing else at all so we assumed she was another guest. We had an invitation to the manager’s cocktail party at 6.30 but there was nobody at the bar to welcome us. The aforementioned woman arrived ten minutes later so couldn’t even manage to be on time for her own party. We saw her talking to other guests, there were just 8 couples including us, but after over a half hour she still hadn’t come to greet us even though we were the only new arrivals that day. The dinner menu at the resort had no fish on it even though we are surrounded by the Caribbean so we had found a seafood place in town. We went to her to inquire about it but she didn’t know anything other than directions. In all our travels, almost 170 countries so far, she is hands down the worst resort/hotel manager. The breakfast was mediocre at best with the most pathetic fruit plate ever and watered down juice that tasted like it was a mix. The bacon, eggs and toast were good though. With just a couple of exceptions the staff were not at all friendly, which is totally unacceptable in a place like this. At the bar on our second day the manager walked past but yet again said nothing. The two worst aspects through are that it’s impossible to sleep. Right across from the island is a bar that starts playing very lounge, thumping music about 11PM and it goes on until about 6AM. Why the neighbors and hotels haven’t complained to the police is beyond us. The second thing is that there are bright lights along the paths to the rooms and with no black-out curtains it never gets dark in the bedroom. We have never been so happy to leave a place. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Ultimate Honeymoon resort

May 12, 2024 D8854FLsophies London, United Kingdom

We’ve just finished 10 nights at this beautiful island resort for our honeymoon. Where to start… The food, the staff and the scenery was 10/10. Delicious fresh food for breakfast, lunch and dinner made to order every single day. The wonderful staff deserve a shout out they really can’t do enough for you and the island itself is spectacular.… Read more
We’ve just finished 10 nights at this beautiful island resort for our honeymoon. Where to start… The food, the staff and the scenery was 10/10. Delicious fresh food for breakfast, lunch and dinner made to order every single day. The wonderful staff deserve a shout out they really can’t do enough for you and the island itself is spectacular. Lovely views and precious flowers. The hotel itself has a real boutique feel to it and feels very exclusive perfect for a honeymoon or a couples holiday very romantic and can just be together with no interruptions like you might get at a bigger hotel. If you have mobility issues ask for a room closer to the beach as there are a few stairs. Rooms are very spacious and have private plunge pools if you desire! The decor is in keeping with the island and the beds are very comfy! I can’t wait to come back for our anniversary! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful Island and wonderful staff that compensate for shortcomings.

Mar 13, 2024 Steven M Haywards Heath, United Kingdom

There are very mixed reviews on this resort, so I would start by saying that you should not be put off by all the bad ones ! The resort location and beach are generally very tranquil and quite beautiful. The staff are fantastic, and the food very good. In its “heyday” I would imagine that the resort was absolutely stunning, but it now needs a bit… Read more
There are very mixed reviews on this resort, so I would start by saying that you should not be put off by all the bad ones ! The resort location and beach are generally very tranquil and quite beautiful. The staff are fantastic, and the food very good. In its “heyday” I would imagine that the resort was absolutely stunning, but it now needs a bit of an update as the rooms and resort are a bit tired. Sadly, the noise of the clubs across the water on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights was a big issue. It went on until 5am ! Unbelievable ! I really feel for the hotel management and team as despite their efforts, it seems they can do nothing about this, and it completely contradicts the key selling point of this hotel which is tranquility. I would stay here again - but probably only mid week. I do hope that they sort out the current challenges as it is a beautiful location and the staff go along way in making up for the few shortcomings. They are great. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fabulous. Relaxing, Our little piece of heavenly peace🏖️

Mar 6, 2024 bermande Oakville, Canada

A small but very fabulous boutique hotel catering to your pleasure and relaxation. The hotel staff were outstanding, the accommodations are beautiful, the restaurant prepared excellent food. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. It’s only a very short (one minute) boat ride from the mainland to the hotel. There were plent of excellent restaurants… Read more
A small but very fabulous boutique hotel catering to your pleasure and relaxation. The hotel staff were outstanding, the accommodations are beautiful, the restaurant prepared excellent food. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. It’s only a very short (one minute) boat ride from the mainland to the hotel. There were plent of excellent restaurants on the mainland to stampede as well. Read less