Young Island

St Vincent, St Vincent and the Grenadines

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

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Honeymoon
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis

Where is it

Young Island is 200 yards offshore from St Vincent. Fly to either Barbados or St Lucia 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.

Dining (breakfast, lunch and dinner) is in thatched roof kiosks. Breakfast - served in the kiosks from 7:00am-10:00am. In addition, a limited room service breakfast menu is also available. Lunch - à la carte 5 days a week from 12:30pm-2:30pm. Buffet lunches: Tuesday, barbecue and buffet lunch, Sunday, local curry buffet lunch. Dinner - à 5-course menu is served 5 nights per week from 7:00pm-10:00pm. Dinners on the other nights are as follows: Wednesday, local buffet dinner (subject to change without notice). Saturday, barbecue and buffet dinner. 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, pedaloes, 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.

5 nights at all times.

* 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

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Peaceful and well fed vacation

Nov 10, 2021 suzannaAL

I spent three days here with my fiancé and his family. We loved it. We stayed in three cottages each equipped with its own private dipping pool. I was impressed by the accommodations. Very clean and island modern- there were outlets for both US and European devices- didn’t need a converter coming from the US. The showers were nice and large. Well… Read more
I spent three days here with my fiancé and his family. We loved it. We stayed in three cottages each equipped with its own private dipping pool. I was impressed by the accommodations. Very clean and island modern- there were outlets for both US and European devices- didn’t need a converter coming from the US. The showers were nice and large. Well functioning toilet. Comfortable beds. Powerful AC but also enough netted windows to just enjoy the breeze (tho some mosquitoes slipped through so bring bug spray if you like the windows open and for sitting outside- I’ve returned with quite a few bites). The private pools were better than most- a little dated in appearance but very deep, medium sized and throughly cleaned (we saw this in action). The beds were very comfortable. The rooms are large with seating area separate from sleeping area and a small kitchenette. The grounds are gorgeous. We mostly stayed in the pool and on the beach. It’s a small stretch of beach but clear water and sand. Not as beautiful as the beaches on the grenadines but still good beach They have kayaks but didn’t have a guide so we stayed away from that. I hope as tourism picks back up there will be more guided activities. They also have snorkeling equipment which we did use. The pool is massive and clean. Lots of fun had there. Also a tennis court that looked like it was in good shape though we were too lazy to test it out. We chose the all inclusive dining plan and had breakfast lunch and dinner each day. It’s a lot of food. You’ve been warned. The food was overall very good- the last night we had exquisite lobster. If this is an option, get it. I was impressed that there was no up charge for the lobster. Also the French toast is delicious and fun to eat (order it and you’ll see why!). I got tired of local salmon as the fish of the day but it was fresh and is likely someone’s cup of tea! As for COViD protocols, they were excellent. All of the employees wore masks at all times (covering mouth and nose) even outside and reminded us to put ours on when we were slacking (and even provided us with extras). The tables are spaced apart and the dining is outside and covered. Plenty of space to social distance throughout the resort. We felt like we could safely enjoy our vacation. Overall, I highly recommend spending at least a couple of nights here during your next trip to SVG. We were very pleased and the customer service was excellent. Will definitely return. Read less
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Aug 14, 2021 rachelbA6777ZZ

I had a client staying at this resort, I came across there to do a fitting for her for an event she was attending one evening, since I had some extra time after our fitting, I decided to have lunch with my client, the lunch was great, the attendant was very pleasant, so I ideally thought this place is great, at night I decided to stay for dinner,… Read more
I had a client staying at this resort, I came across there to do a fitting for her for an event she was attending one evening, since I had some extra time after our fitting, I decided to have lunch with my client, the lunch was great, the attendant was very pleasant, so I ideally thought this place is great, at night I decided to stay for dinner, there were about 3 tables to be served when we arrive, we sat away from the other tables, then the attendant came to us and asked if we were having dinner, we said yes and was shown to our seats, now the food took quite some time to arrive, we were kinda talking amongst ourselves and saying this food is taking rather long🙄when my food arrived I was applaud at how cold was. Shrimps, rice and some vegetables, one slice of bread and some creamy spring rolls and a rum punch came up to almost 200 ec . It was just meh! I didn’t mind having the food and the cost wasn’t. the issue, the cold meal was!!!!!!! wasn’t very happy about that. The place is beautiful but not sure I’ll come back for any kinda of dinner reservations. Read less
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Jun 19, 2021 Ivona B Kingstown, St. Vincent

I chose this hotel for my compulsory quarantine because the rooms are spacious, have outdoor space, and the food is some of the best on island. The staff took very good care of me while I was in quarantine. I was texted the daily menu and simply phoned in my order. They always got it right! The supper portions are very generous, so I always had… Read more
I chose this hotel for my compulsory quarantine because the rooms are spacious, have outdoor space, and the food is some of the best on island. The staff took very good care of me while I was in quarantine. I was texted the daily menu and simply phoned in my order. They always got it right! The supper portions are very generous, so I always had leftovers for next day's lunch. Having a fridge, a microwave and a blender was great. I made smoothies from my fruit plates and juices. Also nice was the coffee maker and coffee for that first cup in the morning. Due to the volcanic dust, most of the room pools were not in working order. I was given the suite which had a functiong pool, and I was ever so grateful given I had to spend 2 weeks there. As for the noise many visitors complain about, yes, there are several bars across the bay, and unfortunately, Vincentians like their music very loud. This will not change anytime soon. Forewarned is forearmed. This resort is an older property, and it is up for sale, therefore the renovations it needs are not forthcoming. My hope is that a buyer with vision and business acumen is found and restores this gem to its former glory. The staff, especially the general manager, Ms.Porter, continue to do a fantastic job keeping this resort functioning. Read less
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Mar 21, 2021 SUSAN C California

The Spa at Young Island is wonderful. Yvonne gave the best massage! The view from the balcony while waiting is so relaxing. I’ve already booked a second massage. Just call the front desk, they will transfer you to The Spa. You do not have to be a guest to get a massage.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best of Both Worlds!!

Mar 21, 2020 crosby19 West Islip, New York

Just got back from two weeks here. You have the joy of being in isolation from the world while having the conveniences of a full resort. No casino or nightlife here but a wonderful first class restaurant which featured amazing food!!! Instead of the usual souvenirs, we purchased loaves of cinnamon bread to take home to our loved ones. Highlights… Read more
Just got back from two weeks here. You have the joy of being in isolation from the world while having the conveniences of a full resort. No casino or nightlife here but a wonderful first class restaurant which featured amazing food!!! Instead of the usual souvenirs, we purchased loaves of cinnamon bread to take home to our loved ones. Highlights included the Saturday barbecue as well as the daily choices of seafood, each prepared a different way. The service here was excellent and Bianca and her staff do a top notch job of waiting on you. We only saw added people from a cruise on one day but the staff at the resort did well to make sure that guests who were staying there had chairs for themselves. The beach is nice, with some limited snorkeling out front with smaller fish and you are yards from St. Vincent. The noise that some other reviews referred to really did not factor into our enjoyment of our room. The outdoor shower was a plus. There was decent wi-fi throughout the resort. Overall, this was a great trip and we would highly recommend this to any couple seeking to disconnect from the world while retaining the comforts of home. Read less