ST. VINCENT'S SOUTH COAST
Just across the water is the privately owned Young Island which is a luxury resort. Access to the resort and its facilities is via a very short ferry boat ride from the Young Island dock in Villa.
Next to Young island is a tall, rocky pinnacle and home to the ruins of the elevated canon battery of Fort Duvernette. Fort Duvernette which is located south of mainland St. Vincent, is a 195 foot high volcanic plug comprised of hard columnar basalt. It is also known locally as ‘Rock Fort’. One can find two batteries with cannons, which were constructed during the colonial era of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, for the defence of the then important town of Calliaqua. The site is also rich with flora and fauna.
Fort Charlotte is an historic fort with spectacular views overlooking Kingstown. It is located just to the west of Kingstown and perched at 600 feet overlooking the bay - a short drive from Kingstown.
Constructed in 1806, Fort Charlotte was a significant fortification that housed around 600 troops and a battery of over 30 canons. The canons were mostly pointed inland, to defend against Caribs.
With wonderful panoramic views of Kingstown it is certainly worth a visit.