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.

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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Traveller rating

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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
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Mar 19, 2020 345nickif

We spent 7 wonderful days on Young Island! A place that will always hold a special place in my heart - a surprise 50th birthday gift and an even more surprising marriage proposal (I said yes!) Our cottage (number 20) had amazing sea views and was perfectly positioned, near enough for the facilities but away enough to be perfectly private. The… Read more
We spent 7 wonderful days on Young Island! A place that will always hold a special place in my heart - a surprise 50th birthday gift and an even more surprising marriage proposal (I said yes!) Our cottage (number 20) had amazing sea views and was perfectly positioned, near enough for the facilities but away enough to be perfectly private. The all inclusive a’la carte menu was great and the food was lovely. All of the staff were friendly and Bianca the manager was lovely too and keen to introduce herself to everyone. It was a week in paradise before returning to the Coronavirus mayhem! Do not hesitate in booking a holiday on Young Island it was blissful - relaxing on the private beach on a sun lounger or hammock - though a difficult decision as to which to choose ha! Read less
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Mar 16, 2020 Section130 New Bedford, Massachusetts

Scheduled to go...soon... we LOVE Young island. Corona is probably going to postpone our long planned return. If you love good good, friendly staff,the quiet of a real vacation. You will love this place.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fabulous stay

Mar 5, 2020 vegasduo Las Vegas,Nevada

My husband & I stayed a full day and night here , on our way from Bequia to St Lucia. Loved this resort! The water taxi transportation was very cool, the island is gorgeous..so lush & tropical and private.Our cottage was right on the beach..loved it, the views and the awesome outdoor shower.The floating bar is ultra cool, just wade or swim on out… Read more
My husband & I stayed a full day and night here , on our way from Bequia to St Lucia. Loved this resort! The water taxi transportation was very cool, the island is gorgeous..so lush & tropical and private.Our cottage was right on the beach..loved it, the views and the awesome outdoor shower.The floating bar is ultra cool, just wade or swim on out there & mix a drink! We also enjoyed using the kayak to paddle over to Fort Duvernette & explore. The food was so, so and service a tad slow, but when you are in your own private little paradise...no biggie. Read less
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Feb 23, 2020 tomcN6532BG Oxford, United Kingdom

We stayed a week but would have loved to stay longer. We had a suite which was huge a bit dated but everything else made up for it. The staff go out of there way to be helpful the island is beautiful and the food great. If you want somewhere to chill this is the place if you’re worried about the noise from the bar across the water have another of… Read more
We stayed a week but would have loved to stay longer. We had a suite which was huge a bit dated but everything else made up for it. The staff go out of there way to be helpful the island is beautiful and the food great. If you want somewhere to chill this is the place if you’re worried about the noise from the bar across the water have another of James’s rum punch’s or bring some ear plugs it didn’t worry us but we were up the hill. A definite thumbs up. Read less