Bars: Our Coconut Bar is a swim up bar located a few yards off the beach open most days from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Captain Bligh Bar (Main bar) operates from 9:00 a.m. until...
Boat Excursions: Young Island owns and operates Two (2) yachts, which can be chartered for a day sail to Bequia or Mustique. Please inquire at the front office for current rates and availability of our yachts. In the event that one of our yachts is not available we can try to arrange a chartered yacht at the prevailing rates. A ferry service is also available to and from Bequia. The journey from Jetty to Jetty is one hour.
Car Rentals: Can be arranged through the Front Office. If required for weekends, please make arrangements before 4:00 p.m. on Fridays. A local driver's license is required to drive on St Vincent and is obtainable at Police Headquarters in Kingstown. You will have to present your valid driver's license to get this local license. Please note that this service is not available on Saturday's, Sunday's or Public Holidays.
Checking Out: Check-out time is noon. Guests departing before 8:00 a.m. are requested to settle their accounts by 9:00 p.m. the evening before. At that time you can order a taxi, wake up call, and a continental breakfast.
Children: The informality of Young Island is ideally suited to families and we welcome children of all ages. For children under 2 years, cribs are available. Please note that children may not be left unattended; the services of a baby-sitter are required for children under SIX years and may be easily obtained by contacting the Front Desk, before 12:00 noon. Dinner starts at 7:00 p.m. but an early meal hour can be arranged for children. If you wish to join your children for an earlier dinner, please inform the Front Desk. Please note that Baby-sitting and Early kids' meals forms are provided in your in-room folder.
Baby Sitters: Please check with the Front Office before 12:00 noon to have arrangements made for you and to obtain prevailing rates. After 11:00 p.m. guests are responsible for the homeward transportation of the babysitter.
Calliaqua - 7:00 AM Sundays
Kingstown - 5:30 and 7:00 AM Sundays
Arnos Vale - 9:00 AM Sundays
Calliaqua - 7:00 AM Sundays
Kingstown - 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM Sundays
Kingstown - 7:00 PM Saturdays - 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM Sundays
In addition, we would be happy to enquire about other church services for you.
Cuisine: Fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, poultry, and local seafood have world renowned West Indian flavors combined with Continental Cuisine. Our famous freshly baked bread delights guests with six different flavors available at lunch and dinner. For more details on dining, please click here to visit our dining page.
Currency Exchange: US$1.00 = EC$2.60 Other currencies may be exchanged at the Front Office. In addition local banks in Kingstown are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Dress Code: We are totally informal. Barefoot is the mood - swimsuits with a top or a cover-up or shorts are perfect for breakfast and lunch. Jackets or ties are never required for dinner. Swimsuits, shorts, blue jeans, baseball caps and men's tank tops are unacceptable for dinner.
Dinner Attire: A collared shirt and casual slacks are acceptable for men. Slacks, skirts and blouses or elegantly casual dresses for ladies. In addition, swimsuits and other beach gear should not be worn at the bar from 6:00 p.m. onwards.
NO CAMOUFLAGE- Please note that it is illegal to wear any form of camouflage clothing in St. Vincent & The Grenadines. The law is strictly enforced.
Electricity: Electricity is 220 volts 50 cycles, however, some cottages are wired with both 110 and 220 volts. If unsure, first consult with the Front Office or the housekeeping department before you plug in any electrical appliances. Please be aware that adapters are neither converters nor transformers and should not be used as such.
Email and Internet: The lounge and bar area offer wi-fi internet access for those with their own laptop computers. Guests can also access the internet at a dedicated guest computer at the front office and send and receive e-mails using their own web based e-mail addresses; use is limited to 15 minutes. At present we do not charge for this service. Emails to guests can be mailed to email@example.com to be delivered in print form to their room. There are internet cafes in Kingstown as well as across the channel at Mariner's Hotel .
Friday: Manager's Cocktail Party
Saturday: Steel Band Music & Barbecue Dinner
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Flora and Fauna: Young Island is a national wildlife reserve, all animals and plants are protected under this act of Parliament. The following are a few of those found on Young Island.
PLANTS: There are several hundred different plants on our Island. Please ask any of our Gardeners for assistance in identifying them. The grounds are free of harmful plants and animal life.
AGOUTI (DASYPROCTA AGUTI): The Agouti which originated in South America, and ranges from Mexico to Argentina is a short-tailed, short-eared, rabbit like creature with short front legs and long hind legs for jumping. They were introduced by Siboney Indians. The Agouti belongs to the same group of animals as the guinea pig. They grow to about sixteen inches long and weigh around ten pounds when fully grown. The Agouti lives in holes in the ground, which it scratches to remove the soil. This burrow houses a pair of individuals, in which the multiple young are born. The gestation period is relatively long and the young are virtually independent at birth, being active and able to fend for themselves. The Agouti is a vegetarian eating mainly fruits and flowers. They run uphill at an incredible rate, but downhill, if pursued, they are apt to tumble head over heels. At other times, if frightened they leap away over an incredible distance, making one wonder at the explosive burst of muscular energy required to accomplish this. They are an endangered species on St. Vincent, and Young Island is proud to have created a natural sanctuary for them, enjoying the delight of visitors and guests on first sighting them.
Games: These are available at the Bar or the Front Office.
Gratuities: Our staff is a team and we are proud of them. If you feel there are individuals who have provided outstanding service and you would like to leave tips for them, this may be done at your discretion on check out from the hotel.
Hairdressing: Please contact the Front Office to have an appointment arranged on St. Vincent. Alternatively, we can make an appointment for a hairdresser to come to your cottage.
Hair Dryers: These are provided in your cottage.
Ice: The ice bucket in your cottage is filled daily. If you require additional ice, please ask at the bar.
Laundry: We maintain a hand laundry. This is a two-day service unless required earlier. Dry cleaning isailable in Kingstown, at prevailing local rates.
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Mail and Postage Stamps: Mail is posted and delivered daily. To mail a letter, simply put your cottage number in the upper right hand corner where the stamps are placed and take it to the Front Office. The cost of the stamp will be charged to your account. Local postage stamps are also available at the Front Office.
Manager and Staff: Our manager, Bianca Porter, and much of our staff have been with the resort for many years. All are from St. Vincent and you'll find everyone friendly and happy to share our beautiful island with you.
Manicures and Pedicures: Our spa provides these services. Click Here to see our Spa Page and view a menu of treatments .
Medical Services: Should you need to see a medical doctor, dentist, hospital facilities, etc., we would be happy to arrange an appointment on St. Vincent for you. If a medical emergency occurs while you are on the island, please contact us promptly so that we can call a doctor to the island.
Newspapers: The New York Times Fax is available free of charge every day at the Front Office. In addition one of our local weekly newspapers is delivered to your room, free of charge, every Friday evening.
Office Hours: The Front Desk is open 6.30am to 10.00pm daily. Night security can always be found at the dock to assist with late-night emergencies.
Picnic Baskets: Picnic lunches are available. Please give at least half a days' notice by placing an order at the Front Desk.
Pool: Our Swimming pool is brimming with fresh water, and is open 24 hours a day. Guests using the pool at night must be considerate of other guests in nearby cottages. We have NO lifeguards, swimming is at your own risk.
Reefs: Nearby reefs offer spectacular marine scenery; please exercise caution not to come into contact with them since they are very fragile.
Return Reservations: We hope you'll wish to make a return reservation. If a new room reservation is made upon checkout, to show our appreciation we will confirm next year's stay at this year's rate, to you directly or to your Travel Agent.
Room Service: Room service is available for breakfast. Simply fill out an order form, available in the folder in your Cottage or at the bar and leave it with the head barman or the restaurant staff by 9:30 p.m. the night before. For room service lunch or dinner please make arrangements in advance for the appropriate menus to be delivered to your room.
Security: We provide 24 hour security for our guests Our security booth is the thatched hut near to the main dock on Young Island.
Spa: Our Spa has a full range of services. Click here to visit our Spa Page .
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Sunbathing: Please note that topless sunbathing is not allowed on the beach, at the swimming pool, or at other public areas.
Sunburn: A WORD OF CAUTION - Do remember that Young Island is about 13 degrees north of the equator. Take the sun in SMALL DOSES and you will enjoy every minute of your vacation.
Taxis: We will be happy to arrange a Taxi for you. Simply inquire at our reception desk.
Taxes: VAT: St. Vincent & the Grenadines introduced a Value Added Tax on May 1st 2007. 10% VAT is payable on the room portion of accommodation rates and 15% VAT is payable on the food portion of these rates. For your convenience, VAT and service charges have been calculated into room and package rates. All other services at the Resort attract a 15% VAT.
Departure Tax: - This is EC $40.00 (about US $16) per person payable at the airport. Since EC currency is preferred we suggest you obtain same from the Front Office upon check out
Telephones: Full telephone service is available at the office. After office hours, see the head bartender. Some of the hillside cottages are fitted with telephone lines. A telephone is only placed in room upon request.
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. Sign up for play at 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 with Peter Nanton for you.
Tours: St. Vincent offers a variety of hiking, snorkeling, sailing, and adventure tours. Our front desk will be happy to arrange your trips.
Transformers: These are available for your use from our Front Office.
Transportation to St. Vincent: Our ferry runs 24 hours on demand. However, if you plan to be in St Vincent later than midnight, please inform security and the boatman.
Valuables: For the mutual protection of guests and management, we request that cash and valuables be placed in the hotel's office safe. For your added convenience safes are also provided in each cottage.
Wake-Up Calls: If you require a wake-up call, please inform the Front Office the night before. When the Office is closed contact the head barman, or security.
Water: Our source of water is high in the mountains on St. Vincent. It is pure, unadulterated, and perfectly safe to drink from any tap on Young Island. Please use it conservatively.
Watersports: Snorkel equipment, Sailing dinghies, Pedal boats, & Windsurfers are available with our compliments, for use of these, arrangements must be made with the Beach Attendant. While the foregoing are all on a complimentary basis, a charge for all items will be entered on your account when you receive them and full credit will be given on their return in original condition to the Front Office. Scuba diving can be arranged, at the prevailing rates.
Weather: Year round temperatures average between 77°F and 86°F (25 to 30°C), moderated by cooling trade winds. Average rainfall is 60 inches on Young Island in the form of brief tropical showers. December through May are our driest months.