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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Perfect place for hiking and snorkeling. The view from the academy is amazing and our host David was very kind and helpful. The hike to the volcano require a guide in this side of the island and it seems quite an adventure. We couldn't do it because of the two days before reservation. It didn't matter finally thanks to the... More 

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Jesper F, Manager at Richmond Vale Diving & Hiking Centre, responded to this review

Thanks very much Marine for your kind review. We're glad you enjoyed your time here and we welcome you again in the future. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Amazing experience for all, staff made me feel really welcome. I stayed in Richmond vale academy which was lovely and very clean, local people were also very friendly, views were amazing. I went scuba diving and hiking I felt safe on all experiences would love to go again and would recommend to anyone if they get the opportunity grab it... More 

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Jesper F, Manager at Richmond Vale Diving & Hiking Centre, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your nice review. It was a pleasure to host you and that you made the most of our activities. We look forward to your stay in the future. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

We had a memorable trip up La Soufriere Volcano with our trusty guide Franklin and David and other Richmond Vale Academy staff took good care of us. The food was good and reasonably priced with vegetarian options and the rooms we had were recently constructed and of very high quality. The sustainable agriculture projects were interesting and we had informative... More 

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Jesper F, Manager at Richmond Vale Diving & Hiking Centre, responded to this review

Thanks very much Tim for your nice review. We're glad you and Amy enjoyed your time here and we look forward to your stay in the future. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

very lovely place that is at the end of the road in st vincent and the grenadines. It focuses primarily on sustainable living which it demonstrated pretty effectively. The diving experience was great. Great instructor who is very responsible underwater. Over all i felt like i was served what i paid for. The price is cheap.

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Jesper F, Manager at Richmond Vale Diving & Hiking Centre, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your feedback and we're glad you enjoyed your time here. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Going to Richmond Vale Academy was seriously beautiful, and hosted exceptional views everywhere you turned, I stayed with a school trip to help plant trees and build fences to prevent damage and erosion. The people were so hospitable and made us all feel so welcome, they always had a smile on their face and nothing was too much to ask.... More 

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Jesper F, Manager at Richmond Vale Diving & Hiking Centre, responded to this review

Thanks very much Sophie for your very nice review. We're so glad you stayed with us and made the most of your time here. We look forward to your visit again. More 

Herefordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Set in the north of St Vincent, The Richmond Vale Academy is a combination of Conservation, Hiking and Diving Centre. The location is stunning. The accommodation is basic, but very comfortable. All meals are available and they are made from fresh home grown produce. I stayed 2 nights at the centre with my sons aged 18 & 13 and we... More 

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Jesper F, Manager at Richmond Vale Diving & Hiking Centre, responded to this review

Thanks very much Tim for your positive review. We're happy you chose to stay here and you and your sons enjoyed your experience here. Thanks again and we look forward to your visit in the future. More 

Rutland, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I travelled to RV Diving & Hiking Centre with a group of 12 high school students, ranging in age from 14 - 15 years old. They experienced their first dive with Jesper and had the most wonderful experience. Jesper was patient and very professional, he ensured the utmost safety of the students, (who dived in small groups). The students felt... More 

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Jesper F, Manager at Richmond Vale Diving & Hiking Centre, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your enthusiastic review. It was a real pleasure to have you stay here and that the students gained a wonderful experience here. We look forward to your stay in the future. More 

Spilsby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

A group of twelve students and staff spent almost three weeks at Richmond Vale Academy over the Easter break working with Stina on an ecological project. We planted trees and mangroves, repaired fences to protect the beach and surrounding area from erosion and flooding. Jesper made us feel really comfortable with the Scuba diving and didn't push us he allowed... More 

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Jesper F, Manager at Richmond Vale Diving & Hiking Centre, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your nice review. It was a privilege to have you here; we are glad you had a wonderful time and that you learned new things here. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

A bit far but the staff are very friendly and the hike was very enjoyable. Franklyn is a very experienced hiker (I was his 342nd volcano summit). He was very informative about the volcano and the island, and we shared many enjoyable conversations. The experience of climbing to the summit and descending down into the crater was something i'd never... More 

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Jesper F, Manager at Richmond Vale Diving & Hiking Centre, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your nice review. We're happy you had a good time and we hope to see you again. More 

Odense, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Richmond Vale Diving & Hiking Centre is beautifully situated along the coast line at the Northern part of St. Vincent. For instance, the place offers good diving opportunities with professional dive instructors, who can teach and learn you how to dive and to improve your skills even more if being a skilled diver. Furthermore, having nature as its neighbor, there... More 

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Jesper F, Manager at Richmond Vale Diving & Hiking Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and your stay here. We're happy to have hosted you and look forward to your stay again. More 

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  • Free Internet
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in picturesque beauty our Hiking Centre offers comfortable and basic rooms as a base for hikes to La Soufriere, Trinity Falls, Darkview Falls and many other nearby trails. Scuba Diving in the prestige North Leeward Water. Socialize with international volunteers preparing to do development work in Africa and Ecuador; take advantage of free internet in our assembly hall or join us for meals. Enjoy our horses and other animals. Properly the most affordable accommodation in St. Vincent. US$20 a night. Food is US$5 per meal. Also Scuba Diving in Saint Vincent with us, our price level suit the rest of our Center making the underwater world affordable for backpackers and low budget travellers, US45 per tank. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Richmond Vale Diving & Hiking Centre

Address: | Richmond Vale, Chateaubelair, P3E 2L9, St. Vincent
Location: Caribbean > St. Vincent and the Grenadines > St. Vincent
Price Range: $39 - $71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Richmond Vale Diving & Hiking Centre 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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