Stretching less than 5 square miles (13sq km), Canouan is home to some of the Caribbean’s most spectacular beaches. Its powder white sands, clear waters and an impressive coral reef make it an excellent destination for sailing, swimming and snorkeling. The main town is Charlestown located in Charlestown Bay which is also the islands primary anchorage and features a stunning long beach.
Canouan which was formally a community of sailors and fishermen is now one of the most exclusive resorts in the world offering some of the most super luxury vacation rentals in the Grenadines. Canouan Island has about 2,000 inhabitants, many of whom work at the Canouan Resort. The resort and the tourists visiting the island are their livelihood and because of that, they truly do their best to make sure every visitor’s trip is memorable. Canouan does manage to retain a distinct quality inherited from another time in history. When you arrive onto this Island paradise, you get a distinct feeling of travelling to an easier place and time.
The landscape of this exclusive world is one of the most beautiful in the Caribbean. Canouan is surrounded by the crystal clear turquoise waters of the southern Antilles. It is a refuge from the world. Canouan offers uncontaminated nature, endowed with an enormously varied landscape of green hills, romantically secluded bays and long beaches. Almost every corner of Canouan reveals the natural gifts of the island and inspiring views.
In Canouan you can choose to laze your days away on the beach or be more active. There are great opportunities for sports including sailing, scuba diving, wind-surfing, volley-ball, golf tennis as well as excursions on foot, boat or by small plane.
Exceptional Villas feature some of the most luxurious vacation rentals in Canouan. Guest of the villas will enjoy access to the services provided on the entire Estate, featuring hidden coves, beautiful white sand beaches, championship 18-hole golf course, tennis, water sports, a 17th Century English Church located at the heart of the resort, 5 signature restaurants and bars, Sugar Palm Kids Club and the magnificent Canouan Resort Spa all surrounded by one of the world's largest coral reefs in the heart of the Caribbean.
Things to Do in Canouan
A full range of activities, based around Canouan's miles of white sand and clear water, is available for the sports orientated guests.
Sunfish, snorkel gear, wind surfers, hydro - bikes and paddle boats are available on a complementary basis, whilst scuba diving and sailing trips can be arranged. Canouan is The Grenadines base of the world famous yachting company - The Moorings.
Canouan Dive Center
Canouan Dive Center offers scuba diving for all levels of experience, from complete beginners to the very experienced. The center is located on the leeward side of the island next to The Tamarind Beach Hotel just a 5 minute ride away by a Canouan Resort vehicle. Canouan Dive Center offers a very flexible schedule which can be tailored to suit your requirements whether it’s a two-tank dive in the morning or an adventure after the sun sets.
The maximum number of divers on any one dive is six which gives everyone a good opportunity to make new friends and really enjoy the wonderful dive sites without being crowded.
Canouan Resort Spa
Canouan has a wonderful spa with several treatment rooms, and a relaxation room with stunning sea views and a specialist beauty salon offering a range of holistic and beauty treatments. Providing a haven of relaxation and nurturing by highly skilled international therapists the menu of treatments are of rare quality and exceedingly high standards. Immerse yourself in rejuvenating pleasure with your personal therapist designing a sequence to suit your specific needs.
The Grenadines Estate Golf Club
Canouan features an exhilarating and challenging Jim Fazio designed 18 hole championship golf course, set on dramatic sloping hills and along the ocean’s edge. This is the game at its very best, deemed by Robb Report (June 2005) “Best Golf Course”. This is a most distinctive course of unique character and playability.
The Grenadines Estate Golf Club offers spectacular, panoramic views from every hole overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Cooling north-easterly trade winds enhance the challenge and the clubhouse awaits your return and beverage service buggies are never far away. This is a most distinctive course of unique character and playability.
One of the loveliest features of Canouan is that there are turtles everywhere. You will see them on the golf course, crossing the road or just hanging out in the grass. And when you go snorkeling there is a good chance that you will have the opportunity to swim with them too.
White sand beaches, the island abounds with natural beauty and offers the serenity in which to enjoy it. Average daytime temperatures range from 24°C/75F to 30°C/87F. Driest season is December to May. The coolest months occur between November and February.
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