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Owner description: This resort island is just 200 yards off the coast of St. Vincent.
Reviewed 6 September 2013

I have lived and worked in St Vincent, which was glorious, loved the lifestyle and pace of living. also have previously been a visitor there, which takes on a very diffent perspective of the island, loads to see, La Souffrieire in Goergetown at the North end of the island is something to see believe me, the tiny villages surrounding it, another world, so relaxing..

Going South again, to Villa and Indian Bay is beautiful and more of a hot spot, as it is quite close to the Capital Kingstown where you will find many shops, markets and a whole host of wonderful people, The Vincentians are extrememly friendly and helpful in every way, making you feel welcome whether you are a visitor or living there. Young Island although Private, I have had the priviledge of having spent time on there several times and it is quite unique and isolated, but divine.
Bequia is fabulous a few minutes boat ride away, Princess Margaret Beach is straight out of a story book with floating palms in the gentle breeze and soft white sand, and tepid crystal clear waters.... Have visited, Canuan, Mayraux ( beautiful Salt Whistle Bay is a must see )... Petit St Vincent again private but out of this world.... Mustique I must admit left me feeling a little cold emotionally not what i expected although nice..... Union. quite nice,,, crazy airport landing strip ... the cays spent christmas day around the cays,,, lovely, snorkeling and just having fun just so beautiful to see and experience,,, i would advise anyone visiting SVG to take a trip around the Cays...

4  Thank patricia f
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Reviewed 9 April 2013

We just sailed the Grenadines and I can highly recommend Union Island, Mayreau Island and Bequia. I was a bit disappointed with the Tobago Cays as it was very rolly and the snorkling wasn't great. Our super boat guy in Bequia ("African", aka Winston) told us to visit only Young Island Cut on St Vincent as at the other anchorages the boat boys are very agressive and unpleasant. We used Sam Taxi Tours on St Vincent and they were fantastic for clearing us out - plus pre-clearing in and out our daughter who was due to arrive later and was only staying one night before we planned to sail onto St Lucia. When she then phoned us enroute from Barbados where Immigration there was giving her grief regarding flying into St V but flying out of St L, Sam got on the phone and solved her transfer troubles. We were very grateful!! We also used his service for our mooring and a tour up to the nature trail at Vermont. All around best of the Grenadines: Bequia!! A great hippie/bohemian vibe with fantastic restaurants and the lovely Princess Margaret Beach.

Thank Skib99
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

Travel from the harbour to the beach then take a trip across to young Island for a taste of tranquillity and luxury. Everyone very friendly and helpful food and drink reasonable.
A deffinate visit if in St Vincent

2  Thank MargaretB13
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Reviewed 10 January 2012

I didn't stay here but did visit the island and used the bar/walked along the beach etc.

I could not understand the inflated price of staying here and would reccommend any honeymooners to investigate accommodation on the Island of Bequia as much more suited for an island getaway, and at a fraction of the cost, even for the most luxurious of accommodation.

2  Thank MarcusT007
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Reviewed 5 December 2009

Young Island was like Heaven, if you like:
*waking up at 6 am to watch the sunrise (which is the only reason I would want to wake up that early!);
*3 gourmet meals served daily by friendly waitresses close by;
*fresh fruit and flowers in your cottage daily;
*immaculate private cottages;
*lazing in a hammock on the beach or wading/swimming up to a bar in the water;
*lizards, iguanas, birds, sand crabs, hummingbirds, dolphins;
*temperatures in the mid 80s with a good breeze off of the water to keep you cool;
*rain showers that only last about 60 seconds and then stop;
*Pina Coladas & Young Island Specialty drinks;
*watching the sunset every night;
*seclusion-the only way onto Young Island is by water taxi;
*snorkeling, kayaking, hiking, going by the beach, or in the pool;...and we didn't even try the pedal boats, sail boat or the tennis court!

I read many reviews before we went to Young Island. Some of the complaints were that the night life on St Vincent was too noisy - we packed ear plugs and didn't use them. There was noise from the "mainland" one night, but not enough for us to complain. Another complaint was that there was broken glass on the beach- we did not find any broken glass. The beach attendants raked every morning after the night waves brought in coral, leaves and some debris. We brought flip-flops, but did not need them on the beach at Young Island.

When coming in from the airport, use the taxi service associated with Young Island. "Andrew" was especially knowledgeable and trustworthy. He brought us to the Botanical gardens (for an educational tour by "Professor Sinclair"), the Montreal Gardens and also the Salt Ponds on St Vincent. We learned a lot about St Vincent and the people. Hal's Seabreeze Nature Tours was an excellent choice for a trip on the water. We were very lucky to have seen our first pod of dolphins- numerous times! Hal was also very informative and pleasant. Both Hal and Andrew were like longtime friends.

Make sure you bring some waterproof cameras for all of the water excursions. Use 50 SPF sunscreen and apply often. Explore every inch of Young Island possible, it is paradise!

Bianca Porter is a welcoming, sociable and gracious hostess and should be commended on how smoothly she runs the island! Laura, LuAnn, Versilka, Latisha, Neil, Tyrone, Ivan, Margaret & Lester made an incredible impression on us! Within a few days they knew and used our names. They treated us with kindness and respect. Thank you for an unforgettable week!

6  Thank CathyandGary
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