Fodor's Expert Review Young Island Resort

Young Island Cut, Young Island, St. Vincent, St. Vincent and the Grenadines Fodor's Choice

St. Vincent's only true resort (so far) is actually 200 yards offshore on its own private 35-acre island, ringed by powder-soft beaches, and offering 29 airy, hillside cottages and a pool, spa, tennis court, and superb alfresco restaurant. Access is via a private ferry from Villa Beach, a two-minute "voyage." Rooms and suites have bamboo and rattan furniture; walls of stone and glass have louvered windows surrounding the sitting areas. Each cottage has a terrace, bathroom with garden shower, and water views despite being hidden in lush tropical vegetation. There are also two beachfront cottage suites and three on the hillside, each with separate sitting rooms and private plunge pools; the top-of-the-hill Duvernette Suite has its own infinity pool and a furnished sundeck. Swim up to the floating Coconut Bar, 30 feet offshore, for a refreshing thirst-quencher; then dine on fresh Continental-Caribbean fare either on the terrace or in a private thatch-roof gazebo. There's also a small open-air spa, plenty of hammocks, a tennis court, a lagoon pool, and a water-sports center for your amusement. Sail-away packages include two nights touring the Grenadines on a 46-foot crewed catamaran.


  • St. Vincent's best white-sand beach
  • Romantic but also appropriate for families
  • Excellent dining


  • Pricey, even with inclusions
  • No air-conditioning in some cottages—and it can get hot
  • No phones or TVs in rooms (a plus for some)




Phones: 784-458–4826 | 800-223–1108-in U.S.


29 cottages
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Closed Sept.

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