A Caribbean paradise, offering ultimate seclusion.
Sitting a mere one minute boat ride from the shores of St Vincent, Young Island is considered one of the most exclusive, and secluded, of the Caribbean’s many luxury resorts.
With 35-acres of tropical gardens and white sandy beach, Young Island is entirely exclusive to guests, which even at full capacity never reaches beyond those inhabiting its 29 individual cottages.
On arrival, a sight will greet you that many would consider an encapsulation of paradise; a stretch of white sandy beach, interrupted by the odd sun lounger or hammock spans the island. Beyond the sand, lush greenery abounds, and the island becomes a tropical jungle of tranquility.
Aside from the stunning natural beauty, the resort offers what is perhaps the most desirable luxury; complete privacy. Cottages are individual and at the top level feature private plunge pools and large verandas, although all benefit from secluded seating areas and stunning sea views.
A true retreat, this is a place to entirely escape from the world, and many would be satisfied to get lost for a week, with nothing but the white sand beach, sparkling pool, and perhaps a spot of tennis for entertainment. Guests can take advantage of complimentary use of windsurfers, snorkeling equipment, pedalos and kayaks, all available at no charge. Snorkeling in particular is a must, as the island is famed for being the ideal spot to see sea horses.
For those looking for more, the island of St. Vincent is accessible at any time by the island’s 24-hour scenic ferry. Here options abound for those wishing to indulge in a spot of sight seeing.
Known to locals as honeymoon island, Young Island really is the ideal getaway for newlyweds, or anyone simply in need of some sun, sea and luxury.
Details: www.youngisland.com. This summer Young Island is offering families a ‘Just the Kids and Us’ package that includes a boat trip to the set of the first Pirates of the Caribbean film. Caribtours (020 7751 0660 www.caribtours.co.uk) offers seven nights at the resort from £1,808 per adult and £900 per child staying in a superior cottage on an all-inclusive basis. The price includes flights with British Airways, transfers and the motor boat trip to the set of Pirates of the Caribbean. It is based on two adults and two children travelling and is valid for travel from 1-18 July and17-31 August 2008.
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