Canouan Island Resort
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, West Indies, Caribbean, Canouan Island
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Canouan Resort lies on the unspoiled Canouan Island, a tiny isle surrounded by one of the world's largest coral reefs. Canouan - the Carib-Indian name for "island of turtles", is one of the 32 islands that make up St. Vincent & The Grenadines. The island located in the heart of The Grenadines in the south-eastern Caribbean, just 20 minutes from Barbados.
Originally designed by Luigi Vietti, the architect behind the Aga Khan's development of Costa Smeralda in Sardinia, Italy, Canouan Resort is distributed between various villas arranged around the resort's natural amphitheatre overlooking a private cove. The Villa Resort is complemented by the lively Tamarind Beach Hotel, located right on the edge of the water, along a large white sandy beach.
Facilities on the island include the whole range of watersports, yacht chartering and the Canouan Resort Spa. Holistic treatment cabins are set in hillside palapas, reached by funicular, and glass bottom palapas over the water. Yet the centre piece of this island resort is without doubt the championship golf course, designed by Jim Fazio and affording spectacular views of the Caribbean. The front nine is situated in a semi volcanic crater while the back nine climbs high into the hills. Perched high above the sea, the signature 13th hole enjoys breathtaking panoramic view of the Grenadines archipelago.
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CANOUAN RESORT & THE GRENADINES ESTATE VILLAS
Canouan Resort & The Grenadines Estate Villas are member of The Leading Hotels of the World, showcasing suites and stunning 2-6 bedroom luxury villas, all with pools. The Grenadines Estate Villas feature uniquely designed villas within the 1200 acre private estate capturing the spectacular beauty of the Caribbean. All luxury Villas 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.
TAMARIND BEACH HOTEL
Lively Italian managed hotel, located on a stunning long white sandy beach with 40 beachfront hideaways including eight suites, which are set in tropical gardens right on the water's edge with spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea. Rooms are of Brazilian walnut wooden panelling, with balconies overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
Facilities & services
• 2 Bars
• 2 Restaurants
• Complimentary airport transfers
• Complimentary non-motorised water sports
• Complimentary wireless internet
Massage room, babysitting, boat excursions to visit the nearby islands and Tobago Cays, local airline ticketing, internet point, fax services, currency exchange, diving, boutique.
Complimentary non-motorised water sports including windsurfing, kayaks, paddle boats, hydro bikes and snorkelling equipment.
Canouan Resort SPA
Canouan Resort is a lifestyle concept with its roots in an ancient Sanskrit legend, where deities searched for the magical elixir that would grant them eternal youth. This assurance of renewal is a promise, which Canouan Resort delivers to every Spa guest. 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.
Intricately set along the hillside above one of the resort's long stretches of private beach with hillside palapas and two Grand Palapas set overwater with glass bottom floors providing guests with stunning views of the underwater marine life. The hillside palapas are reached by a funicular and boast their own treatment rooms with relaxation areas all with sea views and most have private Jacuzzis.
Canouan Dive Centre
Canouan Dive Center offers scuba diving for all levels of experience, from complete beginner to the very experienced. They are 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.
Canouan Golf Course
• The Grenadines Estate Course
Jim Fazio (2004) 18 holes • 6,620 yds - Par 72 - SSS 75,3 - Slope 144 (Gold Tees)
Centre piece of Canouan Island, the championship course designed was designed by Jim Fazio and affords spectacular views of the Caribbean. The front nine is situated in a semi volcanic crater while the back nine climbs high into the hills. Ball placement off the tee and staying on the fairways is paramount on both nines.
The outward nine is more accessible, its holes reasonably long and sheltered from the wind. The inward nine offers a stunning change of scenery with a differential of 500 ft., a challenge on its own, and it is fully exposed to the elements. Perched high above the sea, the signature 13th hole enjoys breathtaking panoramic view of the Grenadines archipelago.
Tees, fairways & rough: Paspalam Sea Isle 1000
Greens: Paspalam Salam
All tees and greens hand mown daily
Walking allowed + buggies rental
Resident PGA Pro
Snack Bar and fully stocked Professional Shop retailing all current trends in the golf world. The Professional Staff are on hand to assist with all golfing needs
The Golf Area
There are no other course in Saint Vincent & The Grenadines Islands, but for a nine hole course in Grenada, the Grenada Golf & Country Club. Yet, as your gateway to the resort will probably be the Barbados or Puerto Rico, there are pretty of first class golf courses on these two islands for a golfing stopover.
Saint Vicent & The Grenadines
The tropical islands of St Vincent and the Grenadines are part of the Windward Islands of the Lesser Antilles, in the Caribbean Sea. This paradise destinations includes such famous paradise islands as Mustique and Canouan ot the Tobago Cays. This Commonwealth nation territory consists of the main island of Saint Vincent and the northern two-thirds of the Grenadines, which are a chain of smaller islands stretching south from Saint Vincent Island to Grenada. Its capital and main harbour is Kingstown, on the main island of St. Vincent.
The country has a French and British colonial history. Beginning in 1719, French settlers from Martinique gained control of the island and began cultivating coffee, tobacco, indigo, cotton, and sugar on plantations. But the French eventually ceded control of the islands to the British in 1783.
Address & Contact
Canouan Island Golf Resort
St. Vincent & The Grenadines
Canouan Island (Grenadine), 20 mi. S of St. Vincent
Canouan Island Airport (CWI):
Daily flights from Grenada (GND), 20 min. + Barbados (BGI), 55 min. + Martinique (FDF), 60 min. + Puerto Rico (SJU), 2 hrs
All year (Hotel & Golf)
Tropical tempered by trade winds