24 hours at Young Island, St Vincent

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Young Island is a lush private island resort in St Vincent & The Grenadines which maintains a traditional feel with excellent service. The all-inclusive resort offers a Robinson Crusoe feeling close to the coast of St Vincent, allowing guests to feel close to nature on the island or to get out and explore on the mainland.

Travel to Young Island: Fly from Barbados or St Lucia to St Vincent’s newly constructed airport with a local airline. From here it’s a 20 minute journey by car to a small ferry for the very short crossing to Young Island, where you will be greeted by smiling faces and a chilled glass of rum punch.

24 hours at Young Island

Arrive & settle in

Arrive late morning and spend a few hours relaxing in your room and exploring the private island.

Detached and semi-detached cottages are located either on the beach level or further up the hill, dotted across the southern part of the island. The unique cottages cater for all tastes – some guests may wish to walk out onto the beach or descend steps straight into the water, while others prefer to enjoy the views over the sea and towards St Vincent from higher up the hillside.

All cottages are rustic yet charming, furnished in a typically Caribbean style with bamboo furniture. Not all accommodation has air conditioning, but rooms are naturally cool thanks to the shuttered windows and ceiling fans that are designed to make the most of the sea breezes. As each cottage has a private furnished terrace with hammock, some also boasting a private plunge pool, there is plenty of space to relax and enjoy the feeling of seclusion. Interconnecting cottages cater for families.

The most exclusive accommodation option is the hilltop Duvernette Suite. Reached by around 90 steps up the hillside, guests staying in this two bedroom suite are rewarded by spectacular views from the pool terrace and outdoor seating areas. The suite boasts a small kitchenette as well as large indoor and outdoor spaces for dining and relaxing, making it perfect for couples or families in search of privacy. The master bedroom looks out onto the garden and pool area and is connected to the second bedroom through the bathroom. The plunge pool is surrounded by a terrace with sun loungers, offering lovely views over the small neighbouring island known as Fort Duvernette.

Explore the island

If you can tear yourself away from your room, it is well worth exploring the island by wandering along the pretty pathways that lead through the lush vegetation, home to lizards and birds. The tennis court is over the hill in the northern part of the island with a cooler which is regularly restocked with iced water, while a short distance further is a view point with stunning views out to sea and across to Fort Duvernette.

Fort Duvernette

The resort’s lagoon style swimming pool is surrounded by lush tropical plants and trees, while the beach is a wide stretch of sand on the southern side of the island with plenty of hammocks and sun loungers. Kayaks are available for guests to use while the snorkelling is excellent.

Enjoy a cocktail & lunch

After working up a thirst exploring the island, enjoy a pre-lunch cocktail at Coconuts Bar, a unique floating bar which is reached by a short swim from the beach.

Coconuts Bar

Wander along to the beachfront restaurant for lunch where you will experience Young Island’s famous bread for the first time – the hotel bakes six delicious types of bread each day (white, wholemeal, raisin, cinnamon, banana and coconut) and it is highly recommended that guests sample as many as they can!

Discover St Vincent

After an a la carte lunch, cross to the mainland on the small boat which is available 24 hours a day, a trip taking just a few minutes.

Visit some of St Vincent’s places of interest on an island tour, driving along steep and windy roads past colourful houses, tiny shops and locals selling mangos and other fruit. Kingstown’s botanical gardens are the oldest in the Western Hemisphere; Fort Charlotte commands stunning views of the island’s capital and the other Grenadine islands; while Belmont Lookout offers panoramic vistas over lush valleys and terraced farmland.

Belmont Lookout

Get out on the water

Those who prefer to enjoy the stunning scenery from the water can go on a boat trip, heading up the Leeward coast past rugged cliffs and black sand beaches with mountains in the distance. A popular destination is Walliabou Bay, one of the locations used in the filming of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

dinner by the beach

Return to Young Island in time for a quick dip in the pool before dinner. A four-course evening meal is served in the restaurant’s open air gazebos which are set just back from the beach, offering shelter from the elements. Food is simple yet tasty while the setting is charming, with atmospheric lighting and the sound of the waves in the background.

an early morning swim before breakfast

The following morning, take an early morning dip in the pool before heading to the beachfront restaurant. Enjoy an a la carte breakfast which will undoubtedly include homemade bread once again – perhaps try French toast made with coconut bread or locally produced fruit yoghurt with banana bread on the side.

Time to leave

Spend your last few hours on the island relaxing on the beach before you cross to the mainland again, heading back to the airport or perhaps to Kingstown to board a ferry to Bequia.

Call us on 01752 880 880 or email [email protected] to discuss your next holiday to the Caribbean – all our holidays are tailor-made so we can put together a suggestion including the best flights and hotels for you.

We offer fully bonded and protected holidays, whether booked with flights via our ATOL 5615 or for accommodation only holidays with our ABTA Y5401. This means you can rest assured that your Tropic Breeze holiday is safe and secure.

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