About Canouan Island

St Vincent & The Grenadines


Canouan Island is located in the beautiful Grenadine Islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. It is a small island measuring only 3.5 miles (5.6 km) by 1.25 miles (2 km). It is located between the Caribbean and Atlantic Oceans approximately 25 miles (40 km) South of St. Vincent and 99 miles (160 km) west of Barbados.


How to Get There

Private Jet

Canouan’s (CIW) 5900ft illuminated runway can accommodate private aircraft as large as a Boeing 737. Our staff can take care of your arrival details, tail number required. Canouan Estate owns its own six-seater Cessna Citation Jet, which can be booked as a shared or private charter from Barbados (BGI), St. Vincent (SVD), St. Lucia (UVF), Grenada (GND) and Martinique (FDF). The direct flight takes 25-30 minutes.

Scheduled Air 
Scheduled inter-island flights are available through Grenadines Air Alliance, who operate flights to and from Canouan (CIW) from Barbados. Grenadine Airways operate a fleet of DHC6-300 Twin Otter aircraft‚ a 19-seat STOL (short take-off and landing) utility aircraft.
Private Charter Flights
Private charter flights can be arranged through a number of regional private charter companies.
Sandy Lane Yacht Club provides all the essential services for your berthing needs with 120 berths up to 100m LOA. www.slycr.com


It is the Caribbean’s most exciting and challenging course and has been named in the Top 10 of  The Best Golf Courses in the world.

The exhilarating and challenging Jim Fazio designed an 18-hole championship golf course, set on dramatic sloping hills and along the ocean edge. A hundred and fifty undulating acres of dramatic hills and seashore, with breathtaking sea views from every angle, is truly every world-class golfer’s dream.

Holes 12, 13, 14 and 15 are undoubtedly the most scenic holes on the course and the most challenging. They sit on the top of the ridge and have a spectacular view of the neighbouring islands. Hole 16 features one of the longest par 3 in the world at 305 yards.

The breeze at the top of the ridge adds to the challenge but makes these holes the most sensational.

Additional Facts:

Caddie service available, Practice facilities (driving range, with chipping and putting green), Clubhouse lounge and bar (Bellini’s), Par-72 course, Golf course length: 6,900 yards, 18-Holes, Pro-Shop, Club rentals, Rate includes complimentary golf cart, Grass Species, Tees, fairways and rough: Paspalum, Sea Isle1000, Greens: Paspalum Salam. Golf lessons are available.


Bellini’s Bar & Bistro

Located in the heart of the resort with open-air dining overlooking the estate. Bellini’s Bar and Bistro offers guests a family-friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Breakfast – 7:00am – 10:30am.

Shell Beach Bar and Grill

Located directly on the serene, sheltered Shell Beach, Shell Beach Bar and Grill serves a casual lunch with a distinctly Caribbean flair. Savour dishes such as jerk chicken and roti a Caribbean staple or fresh catch of the day, along with burgers, salads and wraps.

Lunch – 12:00 – 4:00pm

La Piazza

La Piazza Restaurant is a more formal dining experience for dinner. Offering a tantalizing blend of authentic Italian cuisine, and an extensive selection of Italian wines.

Dinner 6:30pm – 10:00pm

L’Ance Guyac Beach Club

For a relaxed evening under a canopy of stars, guests can opt for L’Ance Guyac, a chill-out space tucked away on L’ Ance Guyac Beach, a secluded beach surrounded by nature. Guests can dine on queen conch salad and fresh catch of the day.

Lunch 12:00 – 4:00pm – Dinner 6:30pm – 10:00pm

There are other options for dining in Canouan such as the Mandarin Oriental where you can charge your tab directly to your villa and the new Soho Beach Club opening early 2021.


Non-Motorized Water Sports

Paddleboards, Hobie-cats, kayaks and snorkel gear are available complimentary.

Scuba Diving

Canouan is surrounded by crystal clear waters and coral reefs that are teaming with marine life, making it an ideal location for SCUBA Diving. Diving can be arranged through the hotel, advanced notice is required as we outsource from neighbouring dive operators.

Fitness Centre

State of the art treadmills, cycling machines, steppers and elliptical machines – are at your disposal.


Take a short boat excursion and experience world-class snorkelling in the uninhabited islands of Tobago Cays, located in the Grenadines archipelago. A group of 5 islets sheltered by a horseshoe-shaped coral reef. They are protected by a Marine Park with white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters, making them one of the best snorkelling and SCUBA spots around. They are especially known as a spot to see the green sea turtles that gather in large numbers just under the surface of the water.


With 32 islands and cays, the Grenadines are a boaters paradise. Half or full-day boating excursions can be booked by the property team.

The Tobago Cays located in an archipelago comprising of five small uninhabited islands – Petit Rameau, Petit Bateau, Baradol, Petit Tobac and Jamesby – located in the Southern Grenadines offer the ideal spot for boating.


The hiking trails on Mustique are wonderfully varied. Pick up a map in your villa and discover the extraordinary diversity in the island’s topography and vegetation.


Why not indulge in a luxurious spa treatment at the spa located on the estate at the Mandarin Oriental, a short five-minute golf cart ride away. The team of highly trained therapists offer an array of treatments including facials, massages and wraps, all of which will exceed your expectations.

Pirates of Canouan Kids & Teens Club

One of the best facilities in the Caribbean our “Pirates of Canouan” kids and teenagers club is complimentary and opens daily for children ages 3 and up.


Indoors kids can enjoy cooking, arts and crafts, movie-room and gaming room, there is also ping-pong and foosball tables, plus a variety of scheduled activities that change daily.


Outdoors there are two pools, one for the toddlers with splash areas and slides plus a larger pool for the older children all sounded by lounge chairs and umbrellas.


The outdoor playground for the toddlers has swings and an in-ground trampoline plus a huge outdoor green space for soccer and cricket matches.


Private babysitting services are also available.