The last review I wrote for this property was almost 10 years ago when hubs and I got married there! Therefore another review is warranted.
Since that time, we have retired and moved to St.Vincent. We enjoy popping over to Y.I. either for a lovely supper, to spend a day, or for special occasions, a night or two.
Our favorite cottage is #3. It is right on the beach; the sea is literally just a few steps from the door. It has a secluded sitting area and a great covered hammock. The pool is close-by as are the outdoor eating areas. The cottage itself is breezy and cool and has everything you might need; a fridge, a king sized bed, big closet, a desk and of course the ''famous" outdoor shower. Soap and shampoo are provided as are beach towels.
The food at Y.I. has never disappointed us, and I am very particular when it comes to food. The dishes are changed frequently and are presented with artistic flare. Their home baked breads are still being served and are sinfully delicious.
Staff at Y.I. are some of the best on the Island. They are friendly and gracious without being in your face or artificially over friendly. Same goes for the management and front desk staff.
Do walk around this little isle and become familiar with the local flora and fauna. If you're lucky you may get to see the family of agoutis. Have a chat with the (near extinction) Vincy parrots they have near the office. They provide a great wake up call on most mornings! The view from top of the isle is just lovely. And if you're lucky, you can witness some magnificent sunsets on Sunset Point.
Y.I. is the perfect destination for those who want to de-stress and simply relax. Ther is no TV, no hyped up animation staff, no organized activities. Having said that, should you wish to do some sightseeing, diving, or spend time on a sailboat, the staff will be more than happy to assist you with this.
The only complaint I want to make from our last visit was the noise from the ''mainland''. Unfortunately, there is a rather LOUD Kareoke bar right across the channel. Sound carries wonderfully well over water. We could hear every word from every horrible song that the patrons ''sang''. This noise went on until 3am. Add to that the constant, relentless barking of the island's numerous, heartbreakingly sad stray dogs, and well...bring earrplugs or perhaps one of the cottages further up the hill would be a bit quieter at night.
Please feel free to email me or message me via Tripadvisor. Since we live on the island I may be able to answer some of your questions that other travellers may not.
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- Also Known As:
- Young Island Hotel St. Vincent
- Young Island Resort St. Vincent, St. Vincent And The Grenadines