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Richmond Vale Diving & Hiking Centre

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Bridgetown, Barbados
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spending the night and hiking the Volcano with Richmond Vale is an experience i will never forget, good people, healthy food and clean rooms. The location is beautifully situated just by the beach with fantastic panoramic views of the ocean and volcano. My guide for the Volcano Franklin is a legend.

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

Thanks very much, Stephen, for your wonderful review. We're happy to have hosted you and that you enjoyed your hike to the volcano with Franklyn. We look forward to your future stay.

The Grenadines
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Richmond Vale Academy is located at the North Western tip of St. Vincent, basically in the foothills with the mighty La Soufriere Volcano looming majestically in the distance. Numerous trail and hikes to waterfalls, historic ruins, hot springs and canyons to one's liking are to choose from. They also offer scuba diving in the nearby pristine sea, full of fantastic...

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

Thanks very much Otmar for your nice review. It was nice to see you again and to spend Christmas time. Looking forward to seeing you again!

Magdeburg, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had two amazing weeks at Richmond Vale, surrounded by lovely people and incredible beautiful landscape. This is a great place to relax on the black sanded beach, to hike the volcano (a real challenge J) or one of the various waterfalls (I recommend the Dark View Falls and the Falls of Baleine!) Along the coast side you find some...

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

Thanks very much, Christian, for your very generous review. We're glad you enjoyed your time here and made the most of our diving sites. You are welcome to stay here again in the future.

London
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, Richmond Vale is in a peaceful setting and great value. But it is also a feat is sustainability. The owner takes pride in running community projects and staying here really will make a difference to the people of St. Vincent. I'd recommend it without hesitation.

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

Thanks very much Stephann for your very nice review. We're glad you appreciate the work we are doing to help this country fight climate change. We look forward to your visit again.

Bern, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Location: great place to recuperate far away from "western civilisation", close to Richmond Beach, in harmony with nature, very accomodating hosts. Rooms: rather basic but quite spacious, clean bathroom, cozy patio with beautiful outlook, no A/C Wi-Fi: not permanently working and generally somewhat slow Food: there is room for improvement

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

Thank you Simon for you review. We appreciate any feedback from our guests, which helps us develop our place for our future guests. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 8 March 2017

If you want you experience a hidden area of St. Vincent, Richmond Vale Diving and Hiking Center is a great place. Wonderful lonely beaches (Richmond Beach and Wallibou Beach) with black volcanic sand are close by, the rain forest - spotted with small farms - is just a few steps away and they even got a Padi scuba diving center....

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

Thanks very much Daniel for your very nice review. We're glad to host you and we welcome your stay again in the future.

Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This is a very nice, clean, hostel with excellent mostly organic meals where they grow their vegetables and meat mostly on site. We hiked the La Soufriere Volcano while there and had an amazing experience.

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

Thanks very much Barbara for your very positive review. We were happy to host you all and we welcome you again in the future.

San Diego, California
Reviewed 16 January 2017

The location was remote with not much to do other than enjoy the jungle surrounding. The sad part is that this not safely done without a guide if at all. Richmond falsely advertises itself has a hiking center yet it runs more like a rehab for troubled youth.

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

Thank you for your comment, it is truly remote were the Richmond Vale Academy Diving and Hiking center is located. Most of our short term guests come to hike and dive. Most of the long term courses hosted by the center has volunteers from across the world who study and give hands in communities to reduce poverty and protect the...

Skien, Norway
Reviewed 12 January 2017

This was my third time to Ricmond Vale Hiking Center, so it is obvious I have enjoyed my stay there. It is located where the road stops at the Leeward side of St. Vincent, really remote. Just be aware that this is no typical mass tourist-destination. There are no bars, no shops, no fancy cafes and restaurants to hang around...

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

Thanks very much Jeanette. It was great having you and Cathrine stay here again. We're happy to have guests who return year after year. We look forward to your next stay.

Lugano, Switzerland
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Their website and the other reviews described the place well. I loved it here - a place to relax for a few days with some nice local walks. I travelled up and back by bus, which cost $6EC and leaves you with a 30-40 minute walk at the end. Not sure the run in Sundays.

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

Thanks very much for your good review. We're happy you appreciated the surroundings and what we have to offer. We welcome you again in the future.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
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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
Region: Caribbean > St. Vincent and the Grenadines > St. Vincent
Price Range: RM169 - RM307 (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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“The room was basic & what was to be expected. The disappointment was the lack of tours & hiking programs offered online as one of the selling points. If you were offered daily activities rather than left to fend for yourself I could recommend this facility. At this time I can not sadly.”
635dustinm, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Choose the newly appointed rooms with indoor bathrooms”
Mrsunshineandsea, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“You probably will want your own shower rather than to share .”
491GeorgeS, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Great volcano views, organic food”
gbharathsri222, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms close to the Gym are quiet and have a lovely view of the Sunset from the common area”
colvinh2016, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
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