“You Make the Memories, We’ll Make the Arrangements”
Young Island, in St. Vincent and The Grenadines

St Vincent and the Grenadines Young Island is a privately owned luxury resort with 13 acres of tropical grounds, just 200 yards from St. Vincent’s southern shores. Will Young Island Resort be the base for your next Caribbean vacation?


Legend tells us of the mighty Carib Chief  “Chatoyer,” who greatly admired and desired to have a horse belonging to Sir William Young. Of whom was the British Governor at that time? “If you desire it,” said Sir William to the Chief, “it is yours.” Chatoyer readily accepted the horse in exchange for an island – Young Island.

John Houser of the Hilton Group developed Young Island into a luxury resort 30 years ago. In 1974, ownership eventually moved to its current Vincentian owners: Mr. Vidal Browne and Dr. Fred Ballantyne.


Fly to the new Airport, St. Vincent Airport, and take 30 minutes. Taxi ride to the Young Island Resort ferry dock for a five-minute boat ride across the most transparent water you’ve ever seen. Or, sail on your private yacht charter and enjoy some ‘land’ time. At last, step ashore, take off your shoes, and be greeted with a smile and a great welcome!

Young Island Resort

This upscale boutique resort has a tropical flair that will delight the senses and get you in the mood for a fun and relaxing getaway.

Young Island Beach, Young Island
Young Island Beach, Young Island

Young Island Resort has consistently achieved a 50 percent repeat business. One only needs to glance at the spectacular scenery to understand why guests return again and again.  

But as Mr. Browne explains, the resort’s appeal lies beyond the idyllic setting: “We have a good formula here in that we are deficient key. One of our policies is no televisions or telephones in our cottages, as people need that kind of escape. And, of course, we have superb staff”.

“We have a staff/guest ratio of 3:1. Many of our guests come back specifically to see the staff. Guests do what they want to do in their own time.

“There is no pressure, no organized tours. In the end, if you want to do nothing, you do nothing. Guests set their own pace.”

Young Island Resort has you covered if you are looking for a luxury suite. Their king suite includes a bedroom with a king-size bed, a separate sitting room, and a large, private terrace. Select suites include private plunge pools.

These suites are an exceptional choice for a wedding honeymoon or just a retreat to get away. Another very nice feature of all the cottages is their open-air garden showers, sure to enhance your tropical escape.

Maybe you want a little tennis; they have a tennis court sitting high at the top of Young Island. Enjoy a game while taking in some incredible views.

This video provides some great fly-overs showing the private island feel of this fantastic resort…

Great fly-over footage of the private island feel of Young Island Resort

Spa Kalina

Named after the earliest inhabitants of St. Vincent, Spa Kalina sits among the tropical foliage of a lush hillside. In addition, the spa staff will enhance and enlighten your experience of Young Island with a full-spa menu of services.

Maybe a couples spa package is what you are looking for. Kalina Spa at Young Island Resort has you covered there as well. Follow the tropical path to cottage #15 and enjoy aromatherapy massages with a little champagne, chocolate fondue, and fruit bites.


Delicious food and excellent staff await you at Young Island. Fresh fruits and vegetables are abundant, along with our gourmet selections featuring fish, lamb, beef, pork, and chicken. Furthermore, the eclectic choices range from continental to authentic regional Caribbean Cuisine, with the menu regularly changing for lunch and dinner.

Captain Bligh Lounge and Bar is where you start your evening at Young Island for your’ sundowner’ cocktails or a fantastic refreshing beer. Enjoy the sweet sounds of Caribbean music and start getting into the ‘mood.’ Don’t miss out on their excellent a la carte menu as well.

During the day, when the sun and fun make you thirsty, swim over to the Coconut Bar and enjoy our special ‘Caribbean’ drinks, rum, coconut rum, coconut milk, and coffee liqueur.


  • FORT CHARLOTTE: Completed in 1806 and situated on a ridge 600 ft. above sea level, it commands a magnificent view of Kingstown and the Grenadine islands.
  • ST. MARY’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL: Originally built in 1823, this Cathedral was enlarged in 1871 and 1891, then renovated in the early 1940s by Dom Charles Verbeke.
  • ST. GEORGE’S CATHEDRAL: (Church of England) -The nave and the lower stages of the tower date from 1820. The galleried interior is a charming example of late Georgian architecture with beautiful stained glass windows.
  • PETROGLYPHS AND ROCK CARVINGS: There are interesting excised drawings on rocks done by pre-Columbian people, probably the Siboney and later, the Arawaks and Caribs of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The best known and most easily accessible is near the pretty fishing village of Layou, by a river, about a quarter-mile from the main road.
  • BOTANICAL GARDENS: These tropical gardens are the oldest in the Western Hemisphere. Established in 1765, they cover 20 acres and are overlooked by the Governor General’s House. Among the many tropical plants can be found a descendant of the original Breadfruit tree that Captain Bligh brought to the islands.

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Young Island Resort is one of the hotels that Yacht Charterers can do pre or post-stays when doing a St. Vincent and the Grenadines Yacht Charter.

Contact us at 1-321-777-1707 or complete this form to discuss your vacation plans.