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Richmond Vale Diving & Hiking Center

Richmond Vale, Chateaubelair, P3E 2L9 St. Vincent
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#3 of 20 hotels in St. Vincent
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Nestled in picturesque beauty our Diving & 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$25 a night. Food is US$7.50 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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference facilities
Breakfast available
Horseback riding
Water sport equipment rentals
Table tennis
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Self-serve laundry
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Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
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Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Alex Kennedy wrote a review Mar 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
This place was absolutely amazing. The scenery was stunning. Just walking around the property was beautifu and peacefull. Our host did everything he could to ensure that we enjoyed our stay and it was perfect. The place was just so wonderful and scenic. It was an absolute paradise. If you want to go somewhere at which there are loud parties every single night, then this is not the place for you. It is a very relaxed, warm and quiet environment. It is the ideal place to be if you are keen to get away from everything. 1. The rooms were adequate with an excellent shower. 2. On the last night of our stay, there was a storm. The force of the wind caused a tree to block one of the nearby roads. Our host was kind enough to arrange for one of his vans to meet our taxi so that we could get to the airport on time. 3. The food was very healthy. The students who stayed there were told to let the guests eat first. I would not have minded waiting. They were all so kind to us. 4. Our host also arranged for us to climb the nearby volcano. He gave us excellent advice, especially to carry lots of water. 5. The place is in close proximity to some lovely waterfalls. The next time we stay here, I plan to stay for a longer period of time.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Helga_vonS wrote a review Feb 2020
Oslo, Norway23 contributions2 helpful votes
I was in Chateubelair for a day and wanted to go scubadiving. I sent a request to the center by e-mail and got a response shortly after. Jesper, the dive instructor tok me and two others out for a boat dive. There was a lot of corals, a swimthrough, lobsters, turtles and many fish. A good dive! It's a bit of a walk from the town. During the day, that's no problem but I was advised not to walk back alone in the afternoon. That was no problem, though, because the guy driving the dive boat dropped me off at the boat I was staying at after the dive.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
perbratter wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
3 weeks of sun, rain, beach, diving, vulcano climbing and and other activities. Friendy hosts with a mission. This place is a school where local and international students engage in many different activities including running the place. Organic gardening and restoration of mangrove in beach were interesting activities, as well as presentations by student groups from their practical periods in Equador, Belize and local villages in St.Vincent. I also joined an interesting presentation from visiting scientist on restauration of corals in the area.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: Room with batroom was great.
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Response from Jesper F, Manager at Richmond Vale Diving & Hiking Center
Responded 14 Feb 2020
Thank you Per. It was nice having you here. Hope that you will come back again next year! From Jesper and the rest of the R.V.A team.
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HankOren wrote a review Jan 2020
New York City, New York3 contributions1 helpful vote
My partner and I stayed for 3 nights in December and had an amazing time. Where else in the world can you stay on a large working farm, be surrounded by beautiful nature and landscapes, hike, and meet young people from all over the world who are learning how to be climate change and anti-poverty activists? Our room was basic but comfortable with private bath with shower stall. We had all our meals in the main building together with the Richmond Vale Academy staff and students. The food was healthy, tasty and varied - most of which is sourced from the farm. An added dimension of our experience was conversing with the students and staff and learning about their activities. We took three self-guided hikes during our stay and also spent time just relaxing and exploring the farm and beautiful grounds which overlook the sea and Le Soufriere Volcano. I highly recommend Richmond Vale for people seeking a unique and memorable vacation.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Cora v wrote a review Sep 2019
Bernried am Starnberger See, Germany19 contributions3 helpful votes
Great place perfect for rainforest-experiences just next to the volcano, hiking, fresh fruits at the garden and plantations, really excellent food homemade by the young volunteers fresh from the gardens, hostelfeeling, place for reflecting & forgetting the world, nice people
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Jesper F, Manager at Richmond Vale Diving & Hiking Center
Responded 28 Sep 2019
Hello Susanne, thank you for your nice comments about our hiking centre. We appreciate your stay and that you had a wonderful time here. We welcome you again in the future. All the best!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Richmond Vale Diving & Hiking Center
Which popular attractions are close to Richmond Vale Diving & Hiking Center?
Nearby attractions include Dark View Falls (2.5 km), Cumberland Bay (7.5 km), and La Soufrière (5.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Richmond Vale Diving & Hiking Center?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Richmond Vale Diving & Hiking Center?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a desk, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Richmond Vale Diving & Hiking Center?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Richmond Vale Diving & Hiking Center?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Richmond Vale Diving & Hiking Center?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Richmond Vale Diving & Hiking Center offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Richmond Vale Diving & Hiking Center?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Wallilabou (8.3 km) and Barrouallie (10.0 km).