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. 

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 30 Nov '19 to receive up to 15% off the accommodation cost between 5 Jan–31 Mar '20.

    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 - 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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Oct 31, 2019 RhondaB11 Walsall, United Kingdom

My husband and I have had the privilege of staying on this wonderful island resort on quite a few occasions over recent years and this has been our second visit this year. This is a very special place and in my opinion hard to beat in terms of its unique charm, friendly staff, exquisite food and real barefoot life away from the stress of what is… Read more
My husband and I have had the privilege of staying on this wonderful island resort on quite a few occasions over recent years and this has been our second visit this year. This is a very special place and in my opinion hard to beat in terms of its unique charm, friendly staff, exquisite food and real barefoot life away from the stress of what is left behind. Young Island offers something different to the very slick and manufactured resorts one may find from a hotel chain. It has rustic charm, that offers a close resemblance to the old and quaint Caribbean. The staff all work very hard in making your stay comfortable with that very warm Vincy smile. The chef here is creative and produces some really tasty cuisine. Literally yards from the mainland of St Vincent one can truly experience the best of two worlds with the luxury and comfort of the island to return to after a day visiting the wonderful sites of St Vincent to include its bustling historic capital city of Kingstown, a meander round the tropical Montreal Gardens, a swim in the fresh waters of the many natural falls, or a trip to one of the Grenadine islands of Bequia or Union Island (to name but a few) where you are in for a treat with the beautiful white sands and turquoise sea .... perhaps in the evening enjoy the beating sounds of reggae and soca whilst sipping another cocktail, enjoying a local dish and mingling with the friendly locals... The Island is very well managed by Bianca who is very hands on to ensure an enjoyable stay is had by all. We are always sad to leave but look forward to our return! Read less
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Oct 31, 2019 488nickib

You cannot help but feel chilled as soon as you get onto the boat for the 300 yard trip to the island. A few days feels like a week and you quickly adjust to island life. The menu and food are fantastic, as are the Island cocktails and lazy days in the sunshine. Plus the swim up bar is a nice touch. Being honest I can see why there are some mixed… Read more
You cannot help but feel chilled as soon as you get onto the boat for the 300 yard trip to the island. A few days feels like a week and you quickly adjust to island life. The menu and food are fantastic, as are the Island cocktails and lazy days in the sunshine. Plus the swim up bar is a nice touch. Being honest I can see why there are some mixed comments about the staff but I’d say make an effort and engage with them and they reciprocate. Overall I love the rustic and Caribbean charm of the place. I’d love to come back but lots of other places on the bucket list ! Read less
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Oct 26, 2019 Msk174 London, United Kingdom

Every time we come to see family in SVG we make a point of spending some time on young island, be it overnight or just a day trip, it’s always a must for our family. We visited yesterday, had a day room, and enjoyed the facilities of the resort for the day. Absolutely wonderful as always, with the warm hospitality, delicious cocktails and… Read more
Every time we come to see family in SVG we make a point of spending some time on young island, be it overnight or just a day trip, it’s always a must for our family. We visited yesterday, had a day room, and enjoyed the facilities of the resort for the day. Absolutely wonderful as always, with the warm hospitality, delicious cocktails and delicious food! We enjoyed the kayaks, the pool and I had an amazing back to nature massage from Yvonne. She was absolutely amazing!!!!! Thank you all so much! Until the next time........... Read less
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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