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Young Island - Saint Vincent

Young Island - ST. VINCENT

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Young Island
PRIVATE ISLAND RESORT
Saint Vincent

Young Island Resort is a privately owned luxury resort in the Grenadines.  Neighboring islands are Mustique & Bequia.
Young Island is located only 200 yards south of mainland St. Vincent


Strong geographical features & elevation
Large natural beach
Protected anchorage
Fabulous views from each side of the island


Rented as a Private Island for around 125,000USD per week


48 years Established Castaway Resort

This island, 12.6 acres of tropical hillside surrounded by a white sandy beach and Caribbean ocean. This superb property has been run successfully as a private island resort for 48 years and has an established reputation amongst a loyal clientele and strong repeat guest rate.

The owners of Young Island are selling 100 % of the hotel which is fully operational.

Young Island is the most northerly island in the Grenadine chain of islands and is a privately owned, luxury of just under 13 acres A beautiful private tropical island located 200 yards South of mainland St. Vincent.
  • With White Sand Beachfront
  • Elevated areas
  • Yacht Anchorage and set in calm waters
  • World class sailing in the Grenadines on your doorstep
  • Long established Wedding and Honeymoon ad family holiday destination with many repeating visitors
The island is 12.6 acres in size. Current Buildings occupy 2.5 acres allowing for ample space for further development.


There are 29 private guest cottages scattered around the island, primarily upon gentle sloping hillsides overlooking the ocean.
29 Guest Cottages with:
  • all cottages enjoy sea views
  • all cottages have open-air garden showers
  • some with private plunge pools
  • .. and all with sun decks
Additionally there is :
  • a spa
  • a har-tru tennis court
  • a coconut bar in the sea
  • 2 dining areas; one area reserved for more formal dining and the other under several thatched gazebos used for casual dining.

Benefits from mainland

Saint Vincent

facilities as the mainland is just 200 yards Offshore

Just a short launch ride away from the mainland  on3 to 4 mins in waters which are calm.

The spectacular island  location offers guests, privacy and seclusion in the private cottages amongst natural peace and quiet. Enjoy the best of both worlds whilst being relatively close to the capital, airport, shops, bars and restaurants.



MAINLAND FACILITIES :
Large waterfront land area on Satin Vincent Mainland with Private Dockage and parking , service buildings


The Island benefits from a large area of Waterfront on the mainland.
This area is included in the sale or lease. 
  • Mainland dock providing dockage for Launch & Dive Boats
  • Mainland parking lot for around 25 vehicles
  • storage area
  • staff quarters
  • Watersports Base - The area which currently houses Dive shop
  • Large storage area which formerly housed the Young Island Dock Shop (Gift Shop).

Easy connection to mainland  - Hotel Launch


Guests transfer from the mainland is easy and smooth via the hotel launch. The launch currently runs round the clock.

Water & Power


For Water supply and power supply to the property the arrangements are as follows:
  • The water supply for the property comes from the Central Water and Sewerage Authority via submarine pipe.
  • The power supply for the property comes from Vinlec (St. Vincent Electricity Services Ltd.) via a submarine cable and there is a fully operational generator on the property which is used during power outages to ensure uninterrupted power supply.

Lease  Hold - easily renewable


The property is a leasehold property owned by the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Current owners will extend the lease for the new buyers for the full 99 years.



There are 48 years remaining on the existing lease with an option to renew for 40 years.   Thus, 88 years are available under the present conditions - the owner has indicated that they will extend the lease for a full 99 year period.

A longer lease is also possible and would not be unreasonably withheld. Discussions to establish extension to the buyers satisfaction could be done prior to purchase so as to obtain the requisite commitments and comfort to proceed.

>The lease payment to the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a modest amount per year.


Loyal Team and Full Operational Resort

The new owners would take on a dedicated team of staff if they wish with longstanding loyalty and local knowhow and expert management team.

Staffing Overview


All of the existing staff and management want to remain at Young Island.  You will be purchasing a fully operational hotel and all are happy to continue their employment (if possible) under new ownership. The staff team is currently as follows :
  • Total staff complement is 65 members.
  • Number of general staff 55
  • Number of office staff 8
  • High level management team 
Young Island - Saint Vincent

Saint Vincents' Best Beach

The white sandy beach is considered the best on Saint Vincent, where the majority of the beaches are dark, volcanic sand. The combination of rich, glossy palms and crystal, clear ocean provide an ideal location for the idyllic Caribbean getaway.

Surrounded by Glorious Sailing & Diving


Young Island is the first island of the Grenadine chain of islands which includes Mustique, Canouan, Palm Island and Petit St. Vincent all of which boast luxury resorts.

Young island benefits from the  idyllic climate and stunning natural environment of the Grenadines for a prefect destination for Both US & European guests :
  • Frequently rated as The Worlds

    best sailing

  • World Renowned Diving
  • Recognized World Wedding Destination
  • ...In addition The Grenadines offer great Kite-Boarding, Golf and Snorkeling with a warm and vibrantly colorful Culture and low crime.

Island Geography integrates with Tourist Requirements

  • White Sandy Beachfront is very enticing and the island is an appealing destination for day visitors from the island.
  • The beachfront offers an ideal arrival point, perfect for guests who want to sail to the island.
  • The natural lush vegetation gives much privacy and shade to the guests making the island very comfortable and matching guests expectation of a tropical hideaway.

The Lush Tropical Landscape

is home to a divers species including some near extinct on the mainland.
The Eco aspects of the resort could be enhanced in a sensitive manner to attract Eco inspired tourist.

Beachbar


30m from the beach is a beach bar in the wonderful crystal clear shallow waters of the island. This Beach Bar is part of the resorts history and features in many a guest photograph.


Great Guest Reviews

& Excellent Reputation


- 50% Repeat Business
- Ranked #1 of 16 hotels in St. Vincent
- Fantastic Trip Advisor reviews:

  • "“Wow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”"....
  • “Among the very best” ....
  • “Amazing place!”... etc
The present owners have spent time and investment to build the business and establish a healthy turnover with 50% repeat business primarily from the US and British markets.

John Lennon and Ringo Starr and their then wives had a private, low-key holiday on Young Island.

The resort consistently receives excellent reviews including a Fodor’s Choice designation. 

Related Marketing items included


We confirm the inclusion of related marketing items eg  - website, domain name, branding, image gallery etc and marketing network all of which should be handed over with the island to any new owners.


Brief History ...from Carib Chief to Hilton Group


Legend has it that 150 years ago the Carib Chief “Chatoyer” traded the island for a stallion owned by the then British Administrator, Governor Young, hence the origin of the island's name.

Young Island was eventually developed into a luxury resort some 48 years ago by John Houser of the Hilton Group.  

In 1979, ownership eventually moved to its current Vincentian owners, Sir Frederick Ballantyne and Mr. Vidal Browne.

The resort has been in the same ownership for thirty three years, and a new owner or partner is now being sought.


Prime Location for New Airport Influx

Please note there is a Newly planned international Airport on the Mainland of Saint Vincent.  The new airport under construction on Saint Vincent offers further encouragement for the new owner/s to develop this islands' potential.

Planning

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It is anticip ated that planning permission would be easily obtained for enhancement of the island. The new buyer would likely have the full Support of the Government as The Government of St. Vincent & the Grenadines is keen on promoting direct foreign investment, promoting the hospitality industry and creating employment for Vincentians.  If a purchaser is going to do any or all of these, he should certainly feel confident that he would have the support of Government regarding planning permission.

Ideal for Investment & Development

Young Island, named after a Governor who gifted a horse in exchange for the land, is ready for additional investment and enhancement and offers a rare investment opportunity.


We highly recommend this property to you We believe this to be one of the best private island options in the Caribbean where you can add most value in one of the last emerging areas.

- Please let us know if we can assist with further information
ST. VINCENTST. VINCENT
St.Vincent is the largest of more than 30 islands that comprises the nation of St.Vincent & the Grenadines. The population is approximately 106,253 and recently $240 million has been invested in the construction of a new airport, likely to be completed in 2014. With a mountainous interior and an active volcano called La Soufriere, (its latest eruption in 1979) and a sheltered indented coastline on the leeward coast St.Vincent is roughly 29 km long and 17.7km wide. St.Vincent gained independence from the British in 1979 after being fought over by the French and British in the 18th century. "Pirates of the Caribbean" was filmed on location on St.Vincent, much of the original sets remain.

INVESTMENT in the Grenadines is Strongly Recommended.

The Grenadines offer world class diving and sailing and new facilities in the local islands have had huge investment increasing the value of this land.

INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT : Saint Vincent - the mainland capitol island is just about to open an international Airport.

JET CAPABLE LANDING STRIPS : Canouan nearby has had a recent total refurbishment by the operators of Sandy Lane Barbados into the Pink Sands Resort Canouan Airport can accommodate Jets and has upgraded Equipment and Emergency response services .

SUPERYACHT MARINAS : A superyacht Marina has just been completed in Grenada by Camper and Nicholson. This is a luxury marina with 350 slips catering to superyachts up to 100 metres and a 120 room 5star luxury hotel and a Wellness center.

DIRECT FLIGHTS TO BARBADOS & SAINT LUCIA with easy Transfers to GRENADA via Barbados or Carriacou.

Grenadines land is undeniably desirable. Let us show you these beautiful Islands - with Palm Island being one of the most pristine and peaceful.
Young Island
Legend has it that 150 years ago the Caribs -- the original inhabitants of the region -- traded the island for a stallion owned by the then British Administrator, Governor Young, hence the origin of the island's name. Located just 200 yards from the shore of St Vincent, Young Island is a private island resort with some of the best beaches and hospitality in the area.
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Young Island - Saint Vincent
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The island is 12.6 acres in size. Current Buildings occupy 2.5 acres allowing for ample space for further development.

There are 29 private guest cottages scattered around the island, primarily upon gentle sloping hillsides overlooking the ocean.

29 Guest Cottages with:
  • all cottages enjoy sea views
  • all cottages have open-air garden showers
  • some with private plunge pools
  • .. and all with sun decks
Additionally there is :
  • a spa
  • a har-tru tennis court
  • a coconut beachbar in the sea
  • 2 dining areas; one area reserved for more formal dining and the other under several thatched gazebos used for casual dining.


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