Canouan Island in St. Vincent & The Grenadines is a not as yet a well known Island, but is fast becoming the star of the Caribbean. Canouan is one of 32 delightful Caribbean island settings! From St. Vincent's lush tropical rainforest full of eco-adventures, to the idyllic beaches, coral reefs and turquoise lagoons , St. Vincent & The Grenadines is a tropical paradise for yachting, scuba diving, enjoying nature, and relaxing in luxurious hideaways.
Canouan has recently undergone huge investment including a new $100 million hotel taken over by the Mandarin Oriental, plus a super yacht marina Glossy Bay has ben recently completed and provides numerous shops, restaurants, supermarket and tax free high end jewellery store. Soho House Club is due to open on the Island soon and the Aman are about to start building there too. Further develpments include the runway extension making access to the Island easier, and smooth if you take a private jet from Barbados ( takes approx 25 min).
Canouan is just a short flight from Barbados, St Lucia or Grenada and has a Jet Port of 5900 feet - 1.8km,
Nestled in the heart of the Grenadines, blanketed by pristine white sands and ensconced by the warm Caribbean Sea; of a blue of such clarity that it merges seamlessly with the sky on the horizon, is Canouan (ka-no-wan) Island - the isle of turtles - a land of dramatic sweeping hills, inherent magic and bewitching beauty.
Canouan is surrounded by turquoise water and an active coral reef, the Island is luxurious, hidden retreat.Canouan meaning Turtle Island is easily explored using golf buggies and offers an extensive kids club, 4 beaches, several restaurants including the L'Ance Beach Club serving up Caribbean seafood from it’s romantic setting created from drift wood and cream canvas shades and the palm tree lines Shell Beach offering toe in the sand relaxed lunches including the famous roti, to the fine dinning experience of the Tides Restaurant in the Mandarin and the Italian restaurant in the centres square. In addition guests have access to the golf course awarded the title of one of the top ten most beautiful in the world and embraces striking panoramic views from every hole. The last nine holes giving a serious challenge to even the most experienced golfers. The famous Tobago Cays Marine reserve is a"must see" only a short, pictureseque boat trip, where you can swim with the turtles in impossibly clear turquoise waters and is a diving and snorkelling paradise.
Canouan's charming Caribbean village of Charlestown, offers a small selection of rustic roadside eateries, bars and the rich sense of community.
Positoned around the 1,200 acre Canouan Estate and the18 hole Championship golf course is the collection of architecturally stunning and diverse 2 to 7 bedroom Villas and Residences for private rental, with each benefiting from access to an array of wonderful leisure and dining facilities.
Canouan Key Facts :
Where is Canouan: Canouan covers 3,2sq miles and is one of the 32 islands in St Vincent and The Grenadines that lie South of St Lucia and West of Barbados. 29 Miles from St Vincent which is the largest of the islands.
Getting to Canouan ?
Canouan is reached by air from North America and Europe through four major gateways – Barbados, Grenada, St. Vincent and St. Lucia – with connection via the islands small and rustic airport, which features a 5900 ft runway, accommodating charter air-crafts and private executive light, medium and select heavy jets.
Getting to and from Canouan from St. Vincent:
Ferry services operate several trips a week and the journey time is around 2 hours.
You can purchase one-way or return tickets as you board the boat.
The ferry from Kingstown to Canouan also calls in at Mayreau on its way to Union Island.
The Canouan Jetport is located on the south western tip of the island.
Scheduled flights operate regularly between Canouan, St. Vincent, Barbados, Grenada and Puerto Rico.
Private charter flights by light aircraft and jet are also available.
By Private Yacht or Charter
Charlestown Bay (also known as Grand Bay) and Rameau Bay offer sheltered anchorages for visiting sailboats and motor yachts.
Charlestown is a port of entry and provides customs clearance.
Glossy Bay Marina accommodates any sailing or motor yacht in its 36 superyacht berths.
All berths are serviced with water and both European and US Specification power from 16 amps to 630 amps.
Local Currency : Eastern Caribbean Dollars – US Dollars are widely accepted
Time Zone : GMT - 4 Winter
Entry requirements : Full passport ( 6 months validity ) return ticket - for visas please check
Electricity : 220/240v 50ac
Climate : Average daytime temperatures on the island range from 24°C/75F to 30°C/87F, with the driest season being December to May. The coolest months occur between November and February. Heaviest Rainfall June - December
Local Language : Official Local Language is English
For more Canouan Information visit the St Vincent and Grenadines Offical site