Young Island

St Vincent and the Grenadines, Caribbean

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.

  • Free nights: stay for 5 nights, pay for 4 for stays completed between 20 Dec '18–19 Dec '19.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

  • Booking bonus: Book by 19 Dec '19 and adults receive up to 20% off the accommodation cost between 1 Apr–19 Dec '19. Minimum stay 7 nights.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

  • Free room upgrade: book by 30 Sep '19 and receive a complimentary room upgrade from a Superior Room to a Luxury with Plunge Pool for travel between 22 Aug '19-31 Dec '20.

    Offers may not be combinable.

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: 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 <3 St.Vincent

Sep 11, 2019 matthewm_alberta

We spend 8 days in our own private cabin in a quite escape from hustle of our everyday lives. We especially loved the outdoor shower! We enjoyed snorkeling, kayaking, and swimming on Young Island. After our delicious breakfast we would head out to adventures that St.Vincent and the Grenadines had to offer. The stah was always so helpful… Read more
We spend 8 days in our own private cabin in a quite escape from hustle of our everyday lives. We especially loved the outdoor shower! We enjoyed snorkeling, kayaking, and swimming on Young Island. After our delicious breakfast we would head out to adventures that St.Vincent and the Grenadines had to offer. The stah was always so helpful planning our outings and helping with transportation. They were so helpful and can not wait to go back to our little escape. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Awesome! Will visit again

Aug 5, 2019 beautybee_ty

The staff at Y.I are extremely polite and helpful! Everyone! Special love to Shanna - I made my booking with her, was very informative and helpful! The gentleman who runs the ferry, tall dark-skinned - was very polite and helped us on the boat during rainfall upon arrival. Kendra - front desk was sooooo funny, warm and friendly. She was really… Read more
The staff at Y.I are extremely polite and helpful! Everyone! Special love to Shanna - I made my booking with her, was very informative and helpful! The gentleman who runs the ferry, tall dark-skinned - was very polite and helped us on the boat during rainfall upon arrival. Kendra - front desk was sooooo funny, warm and friendly. She was really sweet and so was Latisha (hope I spelt that correctly) At first, Latisha was far away from us and made it her duty to say hi and welcome to us; every other word was a greeting from her - excellent service and personality. Food was great! Tasty dishes and great presentation. The waiting staff etc was prompt in bringing our meals and removing our finished dishes. The drinks were lovely, well mixed and presented. I initially booked a Superior room but it had a plumbing issue, the superior room was very bright and airy with an outdoor shower. It was my fiancé’s birthday and they left a cute welcome message for his arrival into the room. Anyway, so Kendra alerted us about the plumbing and was thrilled to offer us a complimentary upgrade to one of their luxury pool suite - wow! It’s spacious, with its own plunge pool. They have multiple of these luxury rooms, but ours was to the top so the walk was tough on my legs lol but honestly worth it and probably not a big deal since I’m not really the outdoorsy type. The resort is really scenic, intimate and romantic - seems to have a view any where we ventured to. The luxury room was really clean and comfortable as well. They also offered us complimentary late check out as well to compensate for the plumbing... which to be honest, we didn’t even notice (the plumbing that is) because they scored on everything else. We had a wonderful and relaxing time during our short stay – We honestly can’t wait to return, we hope to and I will definitely recommend to my friends and family. Thanks Y.I 🎈💖 Y’all were awesome! — Tyler + Dominic 😊🇹🇹 Read less
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Aug 2, 2019 airb42 St. John's, Antigua

We arrived at Young Island short notice and late at night. Bianca, the property manager, was extremely instrumental in not only getting us rooms but also getting us from the mainland across to Young island. She was also extremely pleasant and accomodating with some requests. The resort itself is fantastic. I had a very comfortable, much needed… Read more
We arrived at Young Island short notice and late at night. Bianca, the property manager, was extremely instrumental in not only getting us rooms but also getting us from the mainland across to Young island. She was also extremely pleasant and accomodating with some requests. The resort itself is fantastic. I had a very comfortable, much needed rest. Breakfast was very tasty. The views are absolutely breathtaking. All interactions with staff were professional and pleasant. I would definitely recommend this property and I would love to stay here on a future leisure trip to St Vincent. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful island escape

Jun 28, 2019 kickiworldluxurytrav Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom

We didn't stay here but visited and had a showround of rooms with Bianca Porter( GM). We also stayed for lunch which was absolutely delicious served by very friendly staff. Amazingly they bake their own bread there and we had a choice of 6 varieties to go with our starter! The little cottages where you stay, all have amazing views with bathrooms… Read more
We didn't stay here but visited and had a showround of rooms with Bianca Porter( GM). We also stayed for lunch which was absolutely delicious served by very friendly staff. Amazingly they bake their own bread there and we had a choice of 6 varieties to go with our starter! The little cottages where you stay, all have amazing views with bathrooms semi outside ( noone can see in!). They are updating all the time as for instance- not all accommodations have a/c yet. Worth making sure if you require this amenity. The tennis court is just being redone as well this summer. There are a few properties with plunge pools and the largest 2 bed room cottage at the top of the island, overlooking Fort Devernette, has a small infinity pool - absolutely beautiful. If you would like more info - feel free to email me on kicki@worldluxurytravel.co.uk I can send photos too. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good quality food spoiled by staff attitude

Jun 4, 2019 Rafboone St. Vincent

A large group of us attended the resort for the buffet lunch and drinks. The quality of the food was reasonable, offering a selection of curried beef, chicken, or wahoo on the day. The beef was a real standout as it was very tender. The quality of the food, however does not compensate for the experience you will suffer from the reluctantly helpful… Read more
A large group of us attended the resort for the buffet lunch and drinks. The quality of the food was reasonable, offering a selection of curried beef, chicken, or wahoo on the day. The beef was a real standout as it was very tender. The quality of the food, however does not compensate for the experience you will suffer from the reluctantly helpful staff. As is the expected problem with private resorts, you remain on the premises at the owners discretion. Consequently you will be very aware when you are overstaying your welcome, even on a quiet business day.. The most bizarre part of the experience is that it is much more satisfying to stay on the mainland, overlooking the resort, than it is to attend the resort to stare at the mainland Read less