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St. Vincent & The Grenadines 5 July 2010
The exclusive Young Island is located just 200 yards from the Southern tip of main island St Vincent. Reached only by boat, Young Island was established over 30 years ago as one of the Caribbean's first private resorts.
With only 29 cottages dotted along the beachfront and up into the lush hills behind, guests are invited to relax by their own private pool, swing in a hammock or snorkel off the coast - well-known for spotting colourful seahorses, fish and dolphin. The island's Spa Kalina, named after the earliest inhabitants of St Vincent, features the local Barbados products from the Earth Mother range - made from natural ingredients, guests can experience Bajan cane sugar body scrub, Ylang Ylang hydrating cream, Vanilla bean body lotion and guava seed foot scrub.
After a day relaxing, guests are welcomed for a ‘sundowner' cocktail at the Captain Bligh Lounge, before retiring to the Young Island restaurant. The restaurant's menu changes daily, and always provides a wide range of dishes prepared from fresh ingredients, from continental to authentically Caribbean cuisine. For an extra-special evening, guests are invited to dine in one of the romantic thatched gazebos near the beach.
Destinology (www.destinology.co.uk / 0800 634 2866) is offering seven nights at Young Island, from £1,799 per person. This price is based on accommodation in a Superior room, on half board basis. The package includes British Airways flights from Gatwick to Barbados, inter-island flights and transfers. The package is valid until 31 October 2010.
Reinforce the country's sustainable positioning and increase distribution for smaller properties.
Having identified low awareness amongst the travel trade for St. Vincent & The Grenadines (SVG) we needed to raise the profile of the destination to ensure the trade have confidence in selling the destination. We also identified that there was potential to get more operators featuring the destination.