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Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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.

The Grenadines
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!

Canada
Reviewed 5 December 2016

The rooms are very basic but very adequate. Clean and appointed with towels and a fan for hot evenings. We selected a room with two single beds and our own shower. We were very comfortable. Staff were helpful. You share the academy and meals with a group of students who are passionate about the environment. They are friendly but also...

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

Thanks very much Gregg for your nice review. It was a pleasure to have you stay here and we welcome you again the next time you book with us.

Reviewed 23 November 2016

We booked to stay at Richmond Vale without much thought and I was really surprised by the whole atmosphere. If you like a communal feel with interesting people then this is for you. Excellent value and a beautiful location. The volcano tour with Franklyn was magic.

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

Thanks Richard for your review. We're glad you had a good experience and we look forward to your visit in the future.

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 22 November 2016

This place is a gem and extremely unique. The room is simple, clean with a private bath and the Center is truly off the beaten path, but with everything that you need. They offer breakfast, lunch and dinner, which was very convenient and we even managed to schedule a massage while we were there. Hiking and beaches nearby are fantastic...

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

Thanks for your lovely review. We're glad you had a nice experience and we hope to see you return in the future.

Reviewed 26 September 2016

If you are looking for a quiet place to be at one with nature , this is it! The students there are warm and welcoming and you can even share a meal with them during your stay .David takes care of his visitors very well and is very helpful. Ask for a tour of the garden and sample some fruits...

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

Thank you Colvin for your generous review. We're glad to have you here and we look forward to your stay again.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Kitchenette
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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: RM173 - RM315 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles 635dustinm, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Choose the newly appointed rooms with indoor bathrooms”
 of 5 bubbles Mrsunshineandsea, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“You probably will want your own shower rather than to share .”
 of 5 bubbles 491GeorgeS, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Great volcano views, organic food”
 of 5 bubbles 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”
 of 5 bubbles colvinh2016, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
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