Lover’s Package in St.Vincent and Grenadines

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Now Includes 10 Dives; Travel through March 31, 2010


NEW YORK, NY, January 27, 2010:  Young Island Resort in St. Vincent and the Grenadines tempts curious couples to discover new depths together with a revamped seven-night “Lover’s Package.”  Rounding out the allure of ocean view accommodations, three meals per day, a foot massage per couple valued at US$70, the 35-acre private island resort adds in 10 dives with Dive St. Vincent, whose owner and PADI & NAUI certified instructor, Bill Tewes, is the very person who put St. Vincent on the “critter diving” map of the world, with rare finds like the island sea horse and algae crab.  The “Lover’s Package” with 10 dives is US$3,880 per couple, for travel through March 31, 2010.

Young Island Resort is located right off the southern coast of the main island of St. Vincent – an enjoyable three-minute water taxi ride away.  Pampering begins even before check-in, when guests are greeted on the dock with a glass of the resort’s signature rum punch.  When not lounging in their private, beachfront or hillside cottages with an ocean view, couples can enjoy downtime at the quaint swimming pool amidst lush grounds or on the pristine white sand beach. The floating “Coconut Bar,” in six feet of tranquil Caribbean Sea, is an idyllic spot to enjoy refreshing drinks. Watersports enthusiasts can snorkel in tranquil waters right off shore or embark on a sailing trip to neighboring Grenadine islands.  A perfect start to an evening is dinner under a thatched kiosk near the beach, where savory meals are accompanied by the resort’s signature six loaves of bread – white, coconut, banana, raisin, cinnamon, and whole wheat.  For more information or bookings, visit or call Ralph Locke Islands at 1 (800) 223-1108.Dive St. Vincent is the only dive shop in St. Vincent and the Grenadines that specializes in critters.  Joining Bill Tewes at the dive shop is another PADI instructor and two NAUI certified dive masters who offer full certification courses for ages eight and up, advanced open water excursions for diving connoisseurs, and the introductory “learn to scuba dive” lesson for novices.  For more information or bookings, visit or call 1 (784) 457-4928.

Divers are advised to allocate 24 hours between diving and flying.  For this “dry day,” St. Vincent boasts myriad activities.  The culturally curious will enjoy visiting the oldest Botanical Gardens in the Western Hemisphere; admiring the blend of Moorish, Romanesque and Georgian architectural styles at St. Mary’s Catholic Cathedral; or joining local Vincentians at the Market Square, overflowing with fresh produce, fruit and meats.  Outdoor enthusiasts might quest for a rare glimpse of the Vincy parrot at Vermont Nature Trails; hike to the 40-foot Trinity Falls deep in the Vincentian jungle; or climb the imposing La Soufrière volcano.  The charming neighboring island of Bequia makes a perfect day trip.  Just a one-hour ferry ride from St. Vincent, this cultural enclave boasts three family-run model boat shops and the Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary, where owner “Brother” Orton King nurtures endangered hawksbill turtles back to health.

Young Island Resort’s seven-night “Lover’s Packagewith 10 dives is US$3,880 per couple for travel through March 31, 2010 and includes: Accommodations at an ocean view cottage; three meals per day; a foot massage per couple valued at US$70; non-motorized watersports; day or night tennis; basic laundry; and tax and service charge; and 10 dives with Dive St. Vincent, including all diving equipment.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a string of 32 islands and cays in the southern Caribbean, located 1,500 miles southeast of Miami.  For more information on St. Vincent and the Grenadines, please visit or call (212) 687-4981 from the U.S. and (416) 630-9292 from Canada.