We walked off the jetty and went through the car park at the side of one of the restaurants. When we reach the road we turned left in the direction of what we thought was towards the beach. Looking back down to the sea we could see other passengers off the boat walking along at the side of the dock much closer to the sea. We turned and went back down and followed them up and down across the verandas until we came to the beach.
On our right a wall was being being built. We walked on boards that the sea was lapping right up to the base of the wall. Further along there were no boards and we walked through not only the sea but the broken remains of the wall.
Once on the beach we could see the umbrellas and bed all laid out in front of us. We must’ve been late arrivals as there weren’t many free sunbeds. We had to pay $30 for two sunbeds and an umbrella.
Behind as us the hotel offered beds and free Wi-Fi as well as food. Only reflection this would’ve been a better option.
The guy that had taken our money for the sunbeds was being questioned by five local policeman. They were giving him a hard time for setting up sunbeds that were not yet needed. Eventually he moved all the sunbeds and umbrellas that were free and stacked them next to the hotel’s walls.
It was definitely time for a beer. We ordered a bucket of six local beers for $25. By now we decided that going to beaches in the Caribbean was a minimum $100 trip out.
The beach here was also steep and quickly became very deep. We enjoyed swimming and lazing on the sunbeds. The beach by now was packed and all the sunbeds were out and in use. We had a little smile as the price in afternoon became $25 for two beds and an umbrella.
Dark clouds appeared over us and we had to huddle under the umbrella as the heavens opened. The rain lasted for about 30 minutes then blue sky and the sun returned.
Along the beach there were ladies, with stalls, selling food for lunch. I walked up to take a look at what was on offer. The remaining bits of chicken in a bowl did not look very appetising so I gave it a miss.
Back to Kingstown
We walked back along the beach to the jetty to wait for the 3 pm boat back to the cruise terminal. There was quite a queue but we did manage to find a couple of seats. While we waited we learnt that Young Island was where Johnny Depp stayed when on location filming the Pirates of the Caribbean.
I was right at the bow and hoped the ride might be a little smoother going back.
The ride back was just as fast and rough as our trip out….
We managed to get back on board Azura and avoid the next downpour of rain. Our lunch was up in the Horizon buffet and I had a green chicken curry with spring rolls on the side.