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.

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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful island

Apr 24, 2022 lucyh722 Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom

Absolutely beautiful place food was superb staff cannot do enough to assist you..free shuttle boat to the island which takes about 5 minutes. Very clean well maintained cottages .grounds kept beautiful .very peaceful not a crowded place white sandy beach with clear waters.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Special Hideaway location frozen in time

Apr 18, 2022 peggyo216 Nashville, Tennessee

When my daughter decided to get married on the Grenadine Island of Bequia, quarantine restrictions of 48 hours were in place. Young Island was designated a "Quarantine Hotel", so we decided to spend 2 nights there, taking the largest room with a pool in which to quarantine. We had read the food was delicious there so made sure we had all our… Read more
When my daughter decided to get married on the Grenadine Island of Bequia, quarantine restrictions of 48 hours were in place. Young Island was designated a "Quarantine Hotel", so we decided to spend 2 nights there, taking the largest room with a pool in which to quarantine. We had read the food was delicious there so made sure we had all our meals included. The quarantine was lifted a few months after we booked; however, after much previous research, we couldn't imagine not staying there. And, the decision was the right one. Corresponding with Bianca was easy and prompt. We were picked up quickly at the dock by one of their boats and taken over on a very short boat ride to Young Island. Rum punch on arrival ;) And wow, it was a strong one. James, the bar tender makes some crazy, different, fresh drinks and we spent a fair amount of time with him in the open air bar. Our room was a fair hike pretty much straight up to the Duvernette Suite. We are regular hikers, so the steep climb did not bother us much. However, if this is an issue for some, there is a shuttle that can take you up and down. There is a small kitchen, a secure open air shower, a lovely small pool with incredible views and 2 bedrooms in this suite. We loved the setting for the meals. Each group has their own, open air cabana with attentive, amazing staff. The breads are offered at most meals - the banana, coconut and cinnamon are ones not to pass up. Some meals were buffet while others were sit down. Kayaks were available to use and it was fun to putter around in those. Or lounging by the pool or on the beach was relaxing as well. Overall service was efficient but not overbearing. The entire staff was always willing to help anyone on all levels. Looking forward to visiting this hidden gem again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Dream wedding at Young Island Resort!

Apr 1, 2022 MichelynGood San Rafael, California

Young Island Resort provided the wedding of our dreams, with special thanks to the talent, patience and skill of General Manager Bianca Porter. All of the food is excellent, especially their signature breads, the best meals we had in our 3 weeks in the Grenadines area. Young Island is exotic and elegant, without loosing it's quaint charm. The… Read more
Young Island Resort provided the wedding of our dreams, with special thanks to the talent, patience and skill of General Manager Bianca Porter. All of the food is excellent, especially their signature breads, the best meals we had in our 3 weeks in the Grenadines area. Young Island is exotic and elegant, without loosing it's quaint charm. The grounds are beautifully landscaped, and the cottages are pretty and spacious, including outdoor showers, hammocks, even private swimming pools! The staff is friendly and professional. We've been all over the world, and this was our second visit to Young Island, we can't wait to go back. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Second time at this lovely resort!

Feb 6, 2022 AllycatCanada Halifax, Canada

We and 4 friends had booked a two night stay here prior to our bareboat charter. It was the perfect place to unwind and relax after a stressful travel day. One couple didn’t make it on time, and they were very accommodating about refunding the night. Food was great, rooms were upgraded with small pools. Just lovely. We took the kayaks across… Read more
We and 4 friends had booked a two night stay here prior to our bareboat charter. It was the perfect place to unwind and relax after a stressful travel day. One couple didn’t make it on time, and they were very accommodating about refunding the night. Food was great, rooms were upgraded with small pools. Just lovely. We took the kayaks across and around. Our second time. We will be back! was our secon Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Definately Worth A Few Days Stopover

Jan 29, 2022 footprint99 London, United Kingdom

I really like this place despite the fact the rooms are a bit tired and need a make over! The highlight is the restaurant...no buffet 🙈 and everything cooked to order from a menu...and good! The ladies there are very stylish..and very friendly! Also it isn't a single restaurant but a series of small covered outdoor areas...very… Read more
I really like this place despite the fact the rooms are a bit tired and need a make over! The highlight is the restaurant...no buffet 🙈 and everything cooked to order from a menu...and good! The ladies there are very stylish..and very friendly! Also it isn't a single restaurant but a series of small covered outdoor areas...very different! There is a small beach which is kept pretty spotless by the gardens team! And a pretty good pool! The rooms are all single buildings I think and the few high ones need some climbing but are really breezy! Great for sleeping...some have there own small pools Young Island is a chilled 2/3 day entry and exit stop between the airport and wherever your ferry is taking you...definately go! Read less