Young Island reviews
It was a beautiful little ,private island.We had to call the island from a phone located nearby to get permission to come unto the island, we were unable to use the beach area but we could've gone... more »
We visited St. Vincent as part of a cruise on the 6th March and had previously booked a day pass at Young Island. This proved to be excellent value ! The boat trip from the town beach pier was free... more »
I arrived as a stranger and left as a friend. I was travelling alone for the first time but the welcome I had and the friends I've made have given me confidence to enjoy future adventures! The resort is small and more suited to adults, the food is absolutely delicious, far better than you would expect from an all inclusive holiday. The steak was one of the best I've tasted...and I'm quite particular! The cocktails and spirits were freshly made and not full of syrup which I've experienced in other all inclusive resorts. The rooms are airy, with air con and fans and a fridge. I requested a kettle so that i could make an early morning cup of tea....it was in my room within the hour along with tea bags , milk and sugar...nothing was too much trouble. Thank you for making my holiday so wonderful. Most of the people I met were returning guests...well you can't really get any better recommendation than that. So thank you everyone at Young Island and to Jo at Tropic Breeze for sorting my rather last minute holiday!! Judith ( cottage 19 )
SUMMARY: Facilities are not available for anyone not staying at the resort and simply visiting the beach (especially if you are mistaken for locals ie black people and not among the medical student entourage!!!!) Travelling with a large group of black people who could be mistaken for locals will result in humiliation and embarrassment unless the angelic manager steps in! This was my first trip to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, it was unfortunately for a funeral but with family coming from all over the world it was also a joyous time and we thought we’d have a day out at the beach before we all left for home. I recommended young island as I’d see it advertised at the airport. We were a group of 9 adults and 6 children. When we arrived the island was fairly quiet. We sat at the end of the beach and my mum sat on a hammock - we didn’t use any chairs and opted to sit on the sand. Before we could even order a drink security rushed over and told us that we were not allowed to sit on the hammock or use the chairs! He DEMANDED that we come off of the beach and go inside to sit at the bar area! As you can imagine I was furious he didn’t explain why and I went over to the bar (where my dad was) to explain to the rest of my party what was happening. The bar man then rudely interrupted and said that we can’t use the facilities ie chairs etc because we were not staying at the hotel. I eventually got to speak to the manager who was an angelic kind young woman who allowed us to use the hammock and two chairs for free which was great unfortunately by that time it had ruined the experience for a few of us who were still grieving from the loss of a loved one and who wanted to spend the day forgetting our problems!!! What’s even worse is that when we were leaving the island we were told that as soon as we stepped on the island security were alerted because we were a large party of black people and they thought we were locals!! Worse still is that the people who were using the hammocks and chairs on the island whilst we were being told to move were also VISITORS!! And were not staying on the island either! We were discriminated against purely for the colour of our skin!!! I DO NOT RECOMMEND anyone going there!
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