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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked to stay at Richmond Vale without much thought and I was really surprised by the whole atmosphere. If you like a communal feel with interesting people then this is for you. Excellent value and a beautiful location. The volcano tour with Franklyn was magic.

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Jesper F, Manager at Richmond Vale Diving & Hiking Centre, responded to this review

Thanks Richard for your review. We're glad you had a good experience and we look forward to your visit in the future. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a gem and extremely unique. The room is simple, clean with a private bath and the Center is truly off the beaten path, but with everything that you need. They offer breakfast, lunch and dinner, which was very convenient and we even managed to schedule a massage while we were there. Hiking and beaches nearby are fantastic... More 

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Jesper F, Manager at Richmond Vale Diving & Hiking Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review. We're glad you had a nice experience and we hope to see you return in the future. More 

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Reviewed 25 September 2016

If you are looking for a quiet place to be at one with nature , this is it! The students there are warm and welcoming and you can even share a meal with them during your stay .David takes care of his visitors very well and is very helpful. Ask for a tour of the garden and sample some fruits... More 

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Jesper F, Manager at Richmond Vale Diving & Hiking Centre, responded to this review

Thank you Colvin for your generous review. We're glad to have you here and we look forward to your stay again. More 

Bellingen, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Staying et Richmond Vale Academy...a unique experience! Interesting, peaceful, great views, magnificent falls, nice hiking tours, amazing diving session, friendly people, excellent accommodation,... The staff (David, Peter, Stina, Lise-Mari) and our guide Franklin were very helpfull. We had a great time. It was super!!! Thanks!

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Jesper F, Manager at Richmond Vale Diving & Hiking Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for your good review. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

The centre is very good value for money. It's peaceful, with comfortable rooms and there are great views of the nearby volcano. It's also just a short walk to the beach. The centre itself is quite remote but this isn't too much of a problem as getting around via bus or taxi is relatively easy and inexpensive (especially via bus).... More 

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Jesper F, Manager at Richmond Vale Diving & Hiking Centre, responded to this review

Thanks very much Selena for coming to stay with us and for your nice review. We look forward to your stay in the future. All the best! More 

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Reviewed 16 September 2016

Staying at Richmond Vale is a unique experience. Guests can simultaneously experience both privacy and international community - the rooms are self-contained yet mealtimes are social events. It’s nice to be involved with an organisation that practices what it preaches in terms of environmentally-friendly systems. Most food is produced on their land and they capture as much rainwater as possible.... More 

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Jesper F, Manager at Richmond Vale Diving & Hiking Centre, responded to this review

Hello Joseph, thank you very much for your kind feedback. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. More 

Kingstown, St. Vincent
1 review
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The trip was great, David was very professional in handling all of our arrangements and responded to any queries we had in a timely manner. He even provided us with snacks to take along which was very thoughtful. The boat ride to the falls is comfortable and extremely scenic. It takes about 30 minutes to get there by boat, then... More 

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Jesper F, Manager at Richmond Vale Diving & Hiking Centre, responded to this review

Thanks very much Kelly for your good review. We're glad to have taken you to the falls and that you enjoyed your time there. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Perfect environment, if you are looking for rest, relaxation, renewal, peace of mind and a slice of adventure. Rooms are clean, very private and service is excellent. Guests are treated as if they are family, or part of a very friendly, loving and supportive community.

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Jesper F, Manager at Richmond Vale Diving & Hiking Centre, responded to this review

Thanks Demion for your nice review. You are always welcome to stay here. See you again! More 

Puerto Ordaz
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

You might say that my review is biased, because I've had the amazing opportunity of being twice at Richmond Vale Academy, but it's nothing but my truth. During my times there, I had the great pleasure of having an amazing teacher in both, the academy and as a diving instructor, Jesper Friss. He really made his best to try to... More 

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Jesper F, Manager at Richmond Vale Diving & Hiking Centre, responded to this review

Thanks very much Francisco for your very kind review. We are happy you had a great time here and you are always welcome. More 

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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent base for the excursion to the volcano. Intense 8 hours but worth it when the hidden secret is revealed in all it's magnificent. The track was overgrown which makes it more difficult than it actually is. Frankly the very experienced guide did his 359 th summit and keep the motivation up until the reward came into focus. It was... More 

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Jesper F, Manager at Richmond Vale Diving & Hiking Centre, responded to this review

Thanks Valentine for your review. We're happy to host you and your daughter here and we welcome you again on your next visit. More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in picturesque beauty our Hiking Centre offers comfortable and basic rooms as a base for hikes to La Soufriere, Trinity Falls, Darkview Falls and many other nearby trails. Scuba Diving in the prestige North Leeward Water. Socialize with international volunteers preparing to do development work in Africa and Ecuador; take advantage of free internet in our assembly hall or join us for meals. Enjoy our horses and other animals. Properly the most affordable accommodation in St. Vincent. US$20 a night. Food is US$5 per meal. Also Scuba Diving in Saint Vincent with us, our price level suit the rest of our Center making the underwater world affordable for backpackers and low budget travellers, US45 per tank. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Richmond Vale Diving & Hiking Centre

Address: | Richmond Vale, Chateaubelair, P3E 2L9, St. Vincent
Region: Caribbean > St. Vincent and the Grenadines > St. Vincent
Price Range: £31 - £57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Richmond Vale Diving & Hiking Centre 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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#1 Green Hotel in St. Vincent
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