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Activities and Details for Your Grenadines Get Away

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BOAT EXCURSIONS: Young Island owns and operates Two (2) yachts, which can be chartered for a day sail to Bequia or Mustique. Please inquire at the front office for current rates and availability of our yachts. In the event that one of our yachts is not available we can try to arrange a chartered yacht at the prevailing rates.

A ferry service is also available to and from Bequia. The journey from Jetty to Jetty is one hour.

CAR RENTALS: Can be arranged through the Front Office. If required for weekends, please make arrangements before 4:00 p.m. on Fridays. A local driver's license is required to drive on St Vincent and is obtainable at Police Headquarters in Kingstown. You will have to present your valid driver’s licence to get this local licence. Please note that this service is not available on Saturday’s, Sunday’s or Public Holidays.

CHECKING OUT: Guests departing before 8:00 a.m. are requested to settle their accounts by 9:00 p.m. the evening before. At that time you can order a taxi, wake up call, and a continental breakfast.

CHILDREN: The informality of Young Island is ideally suited to families. The services of a baby-sitter are required for children under SIX years and may be easily obtained by contacting the Front Office, before 12:00 noon. Dinner starts at 7:30 p.m. but an early meal hour can be arranged for children. If you wish to join your children for an earlier dinner, please inform the Front Office. Please note that Baby-sitting and Early kids meals forms are provided in your in-room folder.

CHILDREN BABY-SITTERS: Please check with the Front Office before 12:00 noon to have arrangements made for you and to obtain prevailing rates. After 11:00 p.m. guests are responsible for the homeward transportation of the babysitter.

CHURCH SERVICES:
Anglican
Calliaqua - 7:00 AM Sundays
Kingstown - 5:30 and 7:00 AM Sundays
Methodist
Arnos Vale - 9:00 AM Sundays
Calliaqua - 7:00 AM Sundays
Kingstown - 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM Sundays
Roman Catholic
Kingstown - 7:00 PM Saturdays - 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM Sundays

In addition, we would be happy to enquire about other church services for you.

CUISINE: Fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, poultry, and local seafood have world renowned West Indian flavors combined with Continental Cuisine. Our famous freshly baked bread delights guests with six different flavors available at lunch and dinner.

CURRENCY EXCHANGE: US $1.00=EC $2.60. Other currencies may be exchanged at the Front Office. In addition local banks in Kingstown are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

DOCK SHOP: Located at the mainland Dock, a 3 minute ferry ride away. The shop offers swim wear, Young Island T-shirts and sundry items. Purchases here can be paid for in cash, charged to your account or applied to a credit card.

DOCTORS: Should you need to see a medical doctor we would be happy to arrange an appointment on St. Vincent for you. If a medical emergency occurs while you are on the island, please contact us promptly so that we can call a doctor to the island.

DRESS CODE: We are totally informal. Barefoot is the mood - swimsuits with a top or a cover-up or shorts are perfect for breakfast and lunch. Jackets or ties are never required for dinner. Swimsuits, shorts, blue jeans, baseball caps and men's tank tops are unacceptable for dinner. DINNER ATTIRE: A collared shirt and casual slacks are acceptable for men. Slacks, skirts and blouses or elegantly casual dresses for ladies. In addition, swimsuits and other beach gear should not be worn at the bar from 6:00 p.m. onwards.

ELECTRICITY: Electricity is 220 volts 50 cycles, however, some cottages are wired with both 110 and 220 volts. If unsure, first consult with the Front Office or the housekeeping department before you plug in any electrical appliances. Please be aware that adapters are neither converters nor transformers and should not be used as such.

ENTERTAINMENT:
Friday: Manager's Cocktail Party with Bamboo Melodian Band
Saturday: Steel Band Music & Barbecue Dinner
Wednesday: Musical Entertainment (in high season only)

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HAIRDRESSING: Please contact the Front Office to have an appointment arranged on St. Vincent. Alternatively, we can make an appointment for a hairdresser to come to your cottage.

HAIRDRYERS: These are provided in your cottage.

HORSEBACK RIDING: This can be arranged on St. Vincent at the prevailing local rates. Please check with the Front Office.

ICE: The ice bucket in your cottage is filled daily. If you require additional ice, please ask at the bar.

LAUNDRY: We maintain a hand laundry. This is a two-day service unless required earlier. Dry cleaning is available in Kingstown, at prevailing local rates.

MAIL AND POSTAGE STAMPS: Mail is posted and delivered daily. To mail a letter, simply put your cottage number in the upper right hand corner where the stamps are placed and take it to the Front Office. The cost of the stamp will be charged to your account. Local postage stamps are also available at the Front Office.

MANICURES AND PEDICURES: Our spa provides these services; check with our front desk to set up an appointment.

MASSAGES: Our spa provides these services; check with our front desk to set up an appointment. Advance notice is required as these services get booked up rather quickly.

NEWSPAPERS: The New York Times Fax is available free of charge every day at the Front Office. In addition one of our local weekly newspapers is delivered to your room, free of charge, every Friday evening.

OFFICE HOURS: 6.30am to 10.00pm daily.

PICNIC BASKETS: Picnic lunches are available. Please give at least half a days’ notice by placing an order at the Front Desk.

POOL: Our Swimming pool is brimming with fresh water, and is open 24 hours a day. Guests using the pool at night must be considerate of other guests in nearby cottages. We have NO lifeguards, swimming is at your own risk.

ROOM SERVICE: Room service is available for breakfast. Simply fill out an order form, available in the folder in your Cottage or at the bar and leave it with the head barman or the restaurant staff by 9:30 p.m. the night before. For room service lunch or dinner please make arrangements in advance for the appropriate menus to be delivered to your room.

SAILAWAY/GETAWAY: See “BOAT EXCURSIONS”

SCUBA DIVING: Diving in the waters of St Vincent is like diving in a huge, well stocked Aquarium. Clear, unspoiled waters provide an enormous range of diving conditions. Many dive sites are within 20 yards of shore. Dive St Vincent, an independent dive operation, offers dive sites to suit any level of experience. For Non-Divers, they offer a four (4) hour introductory course on Young Island. The Front Office will assist you in contacting Dive St Vincent, or you may speak with a Dive St. Vincent representative any evening at the bar between approximately 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

SECURITY: We provide 24 hour security for our guests. Our security booth is the thatched hut near to the main dock on Young Island.

SPA Our Spa has a full range of services. Take this link for more information.

SUNBATHING: Please note that we do not allow topless sunbathing on the beach, at the swimming pool, or at other public areas.

SUNBURN: A WORD OF CAUTION - Do remember that Young Island is about 13 degrees north of the equator. Take the sun in SMALL DOSES and you will enjoy every minute of your vacation.

TAXIS: We will be happy to arrange a Taxi for you. Simply inquire at our reception desk.

TAXES: HOTEL TAX - A 7% Government tax is applied to all cottage, food, and beverage purchases.

DEPARTURE TAX - This is EC $30.00 (about US $11.20) per person payable at the airport. Since EC currency is preferred we suggest you obtain same from the Front Office upon check out

TELEGRAMS AND TELEXES: Telegrams and Telexes can be sent and received through Cable & Wireless on St. Vincent. Please check with the Front Office.

TELEPHONES: Full telephone service is available at the office. After office hours, see the head bartender.

TRANSFORMERS: These are available for your use from our Front Office.

TRANSPORTATION TO ST VINCENT: Our ferry runs 24 hours on demand. However, if you plan to be in St Vincent later than midnight, please inform security and the boatman.

VALUABLES: For the mutual protection of guests and management, we request that cash and valuables be placed in the hotel's office safe. For your added convenience safes are also provided in each cottage.

WAKE UP CALLS: If you require a wake up call, please inform the Front Office the night before. When the Office is closed contact the head barman, or security.

WATER: Our source of water is high in the mountains on St. Vincent. It is pure, unadulterated, and perfectly safe to drink from any tap on Young Island. Please use it conservatively.

WATERSPORTS: Our Beach Attendant is a qualified Windsurfing Instructor and arrangements for lessons can be made with him.

Snorkel equipment, Sailing dinghies, Pedal boats, & Windsurfers are available with our compliments, for use of these, arrangements must be made with the Beach Attendant. While the foregoing are all on a complimentary basis, a charge for all items will be entered on your account when you receive them and full credit will be given on their return in original condition to the Front Office.

Scuba diving and water skiing can be arranged, at the prevailing rates.

WEATHER: Year round temperatures average between 77°F and 86°F (25 to 30°C), moderated by cooling trade winds. Average rainfall is 60 inches on Young Island in the form of brief tropical showers. December through May are our driest months.

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