Young Island

St Vincent and the Grenadines, Caribbean

Hotel rating
Trip advisor rating: 4.5 Based on 302 reviews

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.

Trip advisor rating: 4.5 Based on 302 reviews

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Jan 19, 2019 Nadhub Montreal

We stayed here for 4 nights and found it to be very relaxing. We loved sitting on the beach and watching the boats and bustle of the island. The staff were very nice as well. Our room was simply furnished but comfortable. My only slight criticism is that the dinner menu was a bit limited and pricey.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely place to relax

Jan 18, 2019 Voyager783975

We stayed here for 4 nights before moving on to other Grenadine islands. Service, food and setting were great. It is a bit noisy sometimes at night (from bars across the cut) and the Coconut Floating Bar seems to go largely unused. Only complaint was the dinner menu was a bit limited.
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Jan 15, 2019 elizabethjoff Miramichi, Canada

Hard to explain, a wonderful spot. Good food. Great buffet on Sundays. expensive, lots of fun, great service. Lovely to eat, and then just walk out to the beach and have a swim, lots of hammocks on the beach.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Relaxing and the food was good

Jan 5, 2019 Hedo-goer East coast

We stayed 5 nights at the Young Island Resort. We were in cabin 3, which is on the beach and is the closest cabin to the Coconut floating bar. The cabin had a king bed (2 beds pushed together), a ceiling fan, and windows on 3 sides. There was a small fridge, 2 chairs and a desk, 3 lights, and both UK and US electrical receptacles. They had fresh… Read more
We stayed 5 nights at the Young Island Resort. We were in cabin 3, which is on the beach and is the closest cabin to the Coconut floating bar. The cabin had a king bed (2 beds pushed together), a ceiling fan, and windows on 3 sides. There was a small fridge, 2 chairs and a desk, 3 lights, and both UK and US electrical receptacles. They had fresh fruit in the room for us, daily. The shower was outside, with a door to it from the bathroom. There was no A/C (not needed), no TV and no phone. Actually, I believe there are no TV's in the resort, as I never saw one. Outside, there was a patio with 2 chairs and a table, and a hammock. Most meals were a la carte, but one evening they had a barbeque buffet. Our plan had breakfast included, but other meals were $50 EC per meal. All our meals were good. The breads were certainly a highlight, with 6 being offered (white, wheat, cinnamon, banana, coconut, and raisin). The flaming french toast in the morning was spectacular. The beach was nice and not crowded during our stay. The Coconut floating bar was only open one day, when a lot of day trippers were there. You can wade to this bar. There was no bar near the swimming pool. It's a hike to get to the tennis court, as it is on top of the island. But the views are good from up there. If you are leaving the island (for sightseeing, etc.), check with the office, so they can contact a taxi to be waiting for you when you get off the ferry. We would stay here again. Read less
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Nov 2, 2018 TravelQueen1981 Toronto, Canada

Went here for breakfast for a bday celebration. It was a rainy morning, we couldnt decide where to go for breakfast, we drove around to differnt places but no one where ready. We decided to go across to Young Island, where we had a wonderful breakfast on the breach. The rain held up and the sun decided to shine, after breakfast we headed to the… Read more
Went here for breakfast for a bday celebration. It was a rainy morning, we couldnt decide where to go for breakfast, we drove around to differnt places but no one where ready. We decided to go across to Young Island, where we had a wonderful breakfast on the breach. The rain held up and the sun decided to shine, after breakfast we headed to the bar and had the islands famous "rum punch." Would definitely do this again, it was worth the price, for $100US for 4 people couldn't have been a better breakfast. The staff was great and accommodating to everyone's dietary restrictions. Cant wait to go back!! Read less