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Richmond Vale Diving & Hiking Centre
Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in St. Vincent
Certificate of Excellence
Miami, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
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“Amazing hiking location”
Reviewed September 21, 2011

If you want to get back to a simpler way while immersing yourself in untouched nature then you've found your Eden . Three meals a day are served in the community hall and the food is very organic and very delicious. This hostel as with most has very modest accommodations. No a/c, screenless windows and ceiling fans. Each barracks has 2 (1m 1f) community shower room with no hot water. So if you're attached to 5 star comforts then this is not your place. This is a place to reconnect with yourself and nature. The location is situated in the perfect place for a variety of hikes...falls, volcano, caves... so many different adventures. It is also a few minute walk to the unique black sand beaches. The surrounding villages as with most parts of St Vincent are very poor. The locals are friendly and welcoming. Richmond Vale is an academy that trains volunteers to go to impoverished areas in Africa and Ecuador and do good. The couple who run the academy also run the hiking hostel and are very nice. Again if your soft...this is not your place. If you want a real non fluffy back to nature experience then make your reservation today.

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Reviewed October 11, 2010

I'd been planning a return to St. Vincent for two years and came across this wonderful place on the internet. Located right in the heart of nearly all the natural attractions on the island, Richmond Vale Nature & Hiking Center is a gem. The rooms are simple, clean and provide everything you need--a place to rest your head until the next adventure. Operators Jesper Friis & Stina Herberg do everything to make your stay feel more like being home than being away. They make you feel as though you belong. Our guide Franklin, does more than lead the way, he engages you in conversation and thought, which helps take your mind off what you are doing to your body on some of the hikes. The food is home cooked and simply delicious. If you want the beach, ocean, palm trees, drinks with umbrellas, air conditioning and all the comforts of home, then stay there. If you're looking for an adventure among God's creations, then stay at Richmond Vale.

Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
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Property: Richmond Vale Diving & Hiking Centre
Address: | Richmond Vale, Chateaubelair, P3E 2L9, St. Vincent
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Location: Caribbean > St. Vincent and the Grenadines > St. Vincent
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 17 Hotels in St. Vincent
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Richmond Vale Diving & Hiking Centre 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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 
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