Caribbean Tourism

Young Island

A tiny, privately-owned islet, 200 yds off St Vincent. Pick up the phone at the crossing to see if you will be allowed over. Fort Duvernette, on a 195-ft high rock just off Young Island, was built at the beginning of the 19th century to defend Calliaqua Bay. To visit it, arrangements must be made with the hotel, who will provide a guard to accompany you.


The 100 steps up to the fort have been partially washed away by hurricanes. There is a lovely lagoon swimming pool, surrounded by tropical flowers. LL Young Island Resort, P O Box 211, T4584826, F4574567, www.youngisland.com; all accommodation in cottages (MAP), yachts are US$500-650 per day, no children 15 January – 15 March, part sailing and honeymoon packages available. The Thursday noon buffet for US$12 is highly recommended. A three-course meal costs about US$40 in the evening.


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