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, private plunge pool and CD player. 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. 

  • 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. 

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 - a la carte 5 days a week from 12:30pm-2:30pm. Buffet lunches: Tuesday, barbecue and buffet lunch, Sunday, local curry buffet lunch. Dinner - A 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 Unexpected stay

Mar 31, 2019 Scubeedoo calgary,alberta

After a flight cancellation we booked into this resort for a night and wish we could’ve stayed another one to see more of it. We were welcomed with punch at the dock upon our arrival. We stayed for supper there and it was really good. Hope to go there again sometime
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The best of StVincent!

Mar 25, 2019 dianaulita Georgetown, Guyana

I was taken there for dinner on Saturday night. The atmosphere is one that I have never experienced, crossing the sea/ ocean for a restaurant. I ate there signature cinnamon bread, yummy steak and delicious ‘ breadfruit ‘ salad. Then there were some deviled eggs that had me returned to the food bar. If someone asks me whether there will be a… Read more
I was taken there for dinner on Saturday night. The atmosphere is one that I have never experienced, crossing the sea/ ocean for a restaurant. I ate there signature cinnamon bread, yummy steak and delicious ‘ breadfruit ‘ salad. Then there were some deviled eggs that had me returned to the food bar. If someone asks me whether there will be a second time, the answer is definitely yes! Read less
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Mar 22, 2019 ThePilgrim2014 Preston, United Kingdom

This place was new to me as we only picked it up through a Saga brochure. It is different , quirky, distinctive and a hugely enjoyable place to stay. It has two major assets: 1: the location: a twelve acre rock some 200 metres from the St Vincent main land, serviced by a charming ferry. The rooms are scattered across the rockface (choose… Read more
This place was new to me as we only picked it up through a Saga brochure. It is different , quirky, distinctive and a hugely enjoyable place to stay. It has two major assets: 1: the location: a twelve acre rock some 200 metres from the St Vincent main land, serviced by a charming ferry. The rooms are scattered across the rockface (choose beachside if you don't want to climb) and you eat alfresco under reed gazebos 2: the hugely impressive manager -Bianca Porter who has been there 22 years and runs it with a devotion to customer delight rarely experienced elsewhere. Bianca's stamp is everywhere across the resort. A charming and dedicated lady. The rooms are delightful, simple and spacious. The bed is comfortable, plenty of storage space and an outside shower to add a bit of spice The beach is kept immaculately with good swimming and well equipped with beds etc. The rock itself is well worth exploring and worth the little clambering. The food is served personally course by course in the gazebos by some of the nicest and friendliest staff you will encounter in the Caribbean. Although we are fussy eaters, we enjoyed every single meal. but especially the Sunday lunch. All in all, the perfect entry to the Grenadines en route to Bequia, Musique and so on. A few days here and your blood pressure will be as low as you are going to get it! Read less
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Feb 26, 2019 Michelle C Boulder, Colorado

This place is a little slice of paradise. The grounds are well kept. The staff is so friendly and many have been working there for more than 20 years. The GM Bianca is delightful. The cocktail party to mingle with the guests is a great touch. Very much enjoyed the breakfast and drinks. The beach was beautiful and I loved the hammocks. We could… Read more
This place is a little slice of paradise. The grounds are well kept. The staff is so friendly and many have been working there for more than 20 years. The GM Bianca is delightful. The cocktail party to mingle with the guests is a great touch. Very much enjoyed the breakfast and drinks. The beach was beautiful and I loved the hammocks. We could not have had a better experience. Read less
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Feb 20, 2019 Joanne N Cornwall, Canada

This review covers Young Island, Young Island restaurant and its resort. We were fortunate enough to be able to spend 8 nights here at the resort and must say that this place is a class act. Right from pick up service at the airport, the water taxi waiting to take us to the island and the bar tender and manager, Bianca, waiting for us with… Read more
This review covers Young Island, Young Island restaurant and its resort. We were fortunate enough to be able to spend 8 nights here at the resort and must say that this place is a class act. Right from pick up service at the airport, the water taxi waiting to take us to the island and the bar tender and manager, Bianca, waiting for us with special drinks upon our arrival. Check in was fast and efficient. Again, we were so happy to be placed in cottage number 4, right on the beach. There was no air conditioning in our cottage, however three sides of the cottage have fully functional windows that allow the flow of air - you end up sleeping to the sound of the waves. Housekeeping staff was excellent! Our room was kept impeccable and our towels changed everyday - both bath and beach towels were of excellent quality. One day I could not find my caftan only to discover that the maid had folded it and placed it under my pillow! In case you are from North America and wonder about electrical current - our bathroom and bedroom were each equipped with standard north american plugs, so we could charge our electronics without fear of running out of power. (Look for one behind the desk and at the back of the fridge) There is a pet parrot on site and her name is Misty - I am told she is about 40 years old. Take note that Misty loves cell phones and enjoys having her picture taken or getting a video done of her! She also has some language which she proudly demonstrates at times. She has an excellent diet of fruit and veggies as well as whole wheat bread made on site. We saw her putting the tomatoes aside - I guess she really doesn't care for tomatoes. Beware of the days when cruise ships are in town. This pretty quiet and elegant island can turn into a zoo very quickly. I know that management was very upset with this the day we witnessed people being taxied from the mainland and dropped off on the floating bar - so they would not have to pay the daily access resort fee!! This is a private island and people should pay to come and play. The food here is quite good! One of the stars of most meals is the home made bread available in coconut, cinnamon, banana, whole wheat and white - it is so fresh! Be sure to try the cajun breakfast featuring the cinnamon bread topped with coconut and then doused in rum - the whole thing is flambeed and then you pour maple syrup on top. We unfortunately had an issue with the tap water here and ended drinking only ozonated bottled water. Most guests were drinking the local water, so I hope it is not an issue for you. Management does hold a Friday night reception by the pool. It consists of a free bar and everyone shows up for a great visit! This get together gave us the opportunity to meet others who were staying here at the same time as we were The down side of Fri and Sat night is that loud music is played across the water until the wee hours of the morning. The island is quite small and there is a series of steps that will take you uphill to a look out overseeing Fort Devereaux. It is so close you might think you could swim across. However, this is not recommended as the current between the 2 islands is incredibly strong. Do take the water taxi over should you decide to head up to the top of Fort Devereaux. I am told that there are some snakes and iguanas up there. Never saw any but did see an agouti one evening roaming around the property. While you are dining, do not be surprised to see a number of geckos hanging around on the floor and the nearby posts. There is plenty of food for them as they much on crumbs accidentally tossed onto the floor. Morning doves are also plentiful but they are much smaller than those we see at home. During your stay here, you can borrow free of charge, snorkeling equipment. The grounds on the island are very well groomed. You will be impressed seeing the workmen taking the sand and the grounds, sweeping the pathways and watering and trimming the bushes on a daily basis. A big thank you goes out to Bianca and her team for making our stay so comfortable and enjoyable. Read less