Imagine Eden, a lush oasis abundant with tropical flowers, birds, and fish. Add crystal blue waters, warm sunshine, and superb cuisine and you begin to understand our private island paradise Young Island cottages, dining, bar service and gardens reflect our exemplary service and attention to detail. We want your vacation to be as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. Young Island is located offshore from St. Vincent in the Eastern Caribbean
Young Island offers 29 Cottages with sea views, open-air garden showers and private patios are spread out across
the 13-acre private island. The island is ideal for parties up to 58 guests with extra beds available
for those travelling with children.
During the day, when the sun and fun make you thirsty, swim over to the Cocunut Bar and enjoy our special ‘Caribbean’ drinks, rum, coconut rum, coconut milk, and coffee liqueur.
Captain Bligh Lounge and Bar
For your ‘sundowner’ cocktails, or a cool refreshing beer, this is the place to start your evening at Young Island. Enjoy the sweet sounds of Caribbean music and start getting into the ‘mood’.
Seriously good food and excellent staff awaits you at Young Island. Fresh fruits and vegetables are abundant, along with our gourmet selections featuring fish, lamb, beef, pork and chicken. The eclectic choices range from continental to true regional Caribbean Cuisine with the menu changing regularly.
Wellness & Beauty
Spa Kalina, named after the earliest inhabitants of St. Vincent, sits amongst the tropical foliage on the hillside in Cottage #15.
Our spa staff will enhance and enlighten your experience of our island with services including massages, reflexology, Indian Head massage, facials, manicures, pedicures, paraffin wax treatments and waxing.
Spa Kalina features products from Earth Mother Botanicals of Barbados , made from natural ingredients. Indulge with Bajan cane sugar body scrub, Sea Salt body scrub, Ylang Ylang hydrating cream, Vanilla bean body lotion, guava seed foot scrub and mint cool foot lotion, among others.
ENTERTAINMENT: After our special pool side cocktail hour on Friday evenings, you will enjoy listening to our Bamboo Melodian Band. On Saturday evenings, you can dance under the stars to the beat of our Steel Band Orchestra.
WATERSPORTS: Kayaks, Pedaloes, Snorkel equipment, Sunfish, and Windsurfers are available with our compliments. Arrangements can be made with the Beach Attendant who is a qualified Windsurfing Instructor.
TENNIS: Use of the tennis court is complimentary both during the day and at night. For night playing however, lighting tokens must be obtained from the Front Office. If you require a Tennis Pro for lessons or a partner, our Front Office staff would be happy to make these arrangements for you.
OPTIONAL DAY TRIPS &
PLACES OF INTEREST on ST. VINCENT
BOTANICAL GARDENS: These gardens are the oldest in the Western Hemisphere. Established in 1765, they cover 20 acres and are overlooked by the Governor General’s House. Among the many tropical plants can be found a descendant of the original Breadfruit tree which Captain Bligh brought to the island. There is also a tree, the SPACHEA ELEGANS, better known as the “Soufriere Tree”, a species unique to St Vincent and not found in the wild since 1912.
EAST COAST: Exposed to the Atlantic Ocean, the landscape is ruggedly artistic. There are several small villages including Sandy Bay, where descendants of the Carib settlers still reside.
FALLS OF BALEINE: (French for Whale) A sight not to be missed, the Falls of Baleine, accessible only by boat, are nested snugly in the rain forest on the extreme north end of St. Vincent. This is a power boat trip. The trip up the leeward side shows the great diversity in the topography of St. Vincent. The Front Office will assist you in making arrangements to get there.
FORT CHARLOTTE: Completed in 1806 and situated on a ridge 600 ft. above sea level, it commands a magnificent view of Kingstown and the Grenadines. Out buildings house a bakery where prison labour produces bread for the hospitals, prisons and other public institutions. Paintings of Black Carib History are displayed in what used to be the officers quarters.
LA SOUFRIERE: This volcano last erupted on April 13, 1979. The climb to its peak is approximately 4,048 feet and is mostly for the energetic and physically fit. This trip can be arranged through the front office, and a guide is recommended.
MARKET DAY: Market day is Friday and Saturday. This is a spectacular colorful display of fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and fish. Plan to get there before 10.00 am so you can see it at its best.
MESOPOTAMIA VALLEY: The panoramic views here are probably unsurpassed in the Caribbean. Surrounded by mountain ridges with Mount Grand Bonhomme dominating at 3,181 feet. Many rivers and streams come together at Mesopotamia flowing to the sea over the rocks of the Yambou Gorge. This richly fertile valley is thickly planted with bananas, nutmeg, coconuts, cocoa and other tropical plants. It is considered the bread basket of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
MONTREAL GARDENS: A visit to Montreal Gardens is via the Mesopotamia Valley. It is high in the mountain and has a magnificent view across ridges and valleys to are sea. Here there is a garden with a variety of colored anthuriums. This is worth a visit for those interested in flowers.
NATURE TRAILS: There are two marked trails starting near the top of Buccament Valley. They lead through virgin tropical rain forests where there is a good chance of seeing (or hearing) the St. Vincent Parrot (Amazons Guildingii) and the Whistling Warbler, both unique to St. Vincent and strictly protected nationally and internationally.
The Black Hawk, the Cocoa Thrush, the Crested Hummingbird, the Red-Capped Green Tanager, Green Heron can also be seen as well as many interesting species of flora and fauna.
PETROGLYPHS AND ROCK CARVINGS: There are interesting drawings on rocks done by pre-Columbian people, probably the Siboneys and later, the Arawaks and Caribs. The best known and most easily accessible are near the pretty fishing village of Layou, by a river, about a quarter mile from the main road.
ST. GEORGE’S CATHEDRAL: (Church of England) – The nave and the least lower stages of the tower date from 1820 and the galleried interior is a charmng example of late Georgian architecture. There are beautifully stained glass windows, three by Kempe on the East and a large one of Munich glass on the South.
ST. MARY’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL: Originally built in 1823, enlarged in 1871 and 1891, then renovated in the early 1940s by Dom Charles Verbeke. The interior of the Cathedral is richly ornamented. There are several architectural styles, the dominant being Romanesque.
ST. VINCENT CRAFT CENTER: Mainly a market outlet and craft shop with a wide variety of handicraft items showing the essential character and talent of the local people. Its location is the compound on which the famous sea island cotton was once bought and sold.
SCUBA DIVING & SNORKELLING: Coral reef adventures with Dive St. Vincent are offered each day. The Dive Center is located at the Young Island dock on the mainland side and has two-tank dive trips, night dives, instruction, rental gear, and snorkeling tours. Dive St. Vincent also offers day trips that combine sightseeing, diving or snorkelling, lunch and a taste of the famous “jet fuel” that makes our trips go so quickly.
TRINITY FALLS (Petit Walllibou Falls): Triple cascades of warm crystal clear water falling forty feet into a basin of volcanic rock, then gushing over an encircling rim to another pool ten feet below to form a Jacuzzi pool.
Trinity Falls is different, not only because the water is heated as it flows over “living” lava, but also because it is located in a tropical rain forest in the foothills of the Soufriere mountains.
The hike to the waterfall is as exciting as is swimming in its swirling bubbling Jacuzzi-like pool. You walk along a rugged trail through giant tree ferns, buttressed ficus, exotic trees covered with climbing palms and philodendrons; hear birds overhead; see little chameleons moving gracefully over the branches while tiny tree frogs serenade you from water filled axils of the leaves of tropical vines; gaze at volcanic ash deposits about a hundred feet deep in beautiful cross-section. This trip can be arranged through the front office. At least two days notice is required.
Fly to E.T. Joshua Airport, St. Vincent Airport (code SVD) or just sail right up to us and enjoy some ‘land’ time.
Once on St. Vincent, a 10 minute taxi ride takes you to our ferry dock for a five minute “voyage” across the clearest water you’ve ever seen.
Step ashore, take off your shoes, and be greeted with a smile and a cool welcome drink.
Exclusive use minimum 3-night stay year-round except Christmas where a 7 ngiht minimum applies