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CanouanCaribbean Luxury Resort: Mandarin Oriental, Canouan

Caribbean Luxury Resort: Mandarin Oriental, Canouan

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Located in St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Canouan Island is a remote island hideaway that is fast becoming one of the most sought-after luxury destinations in the world. Canouan, Mandarin Oriental’s latest discovery, is an island gem with elegant colonial-style suites and chic, Italian-design Patio Villas. Nestled along a white powder stretch of Godahl Beach, the resort was created with impeccable attention to detail and is home to a collection of atmospheric restaurants offering a variety of culinary delights accompanied by stunning ocean views. With Mandarin Oriental’s reputation for incredible spas, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Canouan doesn’t disappoint with charming hillside treatment palapas and therapists meticulously trained to relax, sooth and decompress. Immaculate beaches, a championship Fazio-designed golf course and a luxury super-yacht marina are just some of the island treasures that can now be enjoyed with Mandarin Oriental’s legendary service. With a balmy Caribbean climate, exquisite surroundings and fabulous facilities, Mandarin Oriental, Canouan redefines the idyllic tropical island getaway.


Canouan, in the heart of the Grenadines, is small – just five square miles in size – yet expansive, being part of a vast estate of singular natural beauty.

  • Mandarin Oriental, Canouan is located on the northeast coast of the island
  • Part of a leafy 1,200-acre gated resort
  • Flights to and from Barbados are just 45 minutes on a propeller plane, or 25 minutes on the resort’s private jet
  • If you wish to fly from or to St. Lucia and Grenada, flying time is 20 minutes
  • Canouan has its own 5,900ft runway, where private jets can land
  • The island is within easy reach of other Grenadine destinations, including Mustique and the Tobago Cays Marine Park

Glamorous suites are decorated in cream tones with sleek wooden accents and pink highlights. For even more blissful seclusion, stay in a Patio Villa.

  • 26 elegantly furnished, ocean-facing suites, all with a terrace or garden just steps from the beach
  • 7 Italian-design, contemporary Patio Villas with private pools and outdoor patio living areas
  • 6 spacious Lagoon Villas offering the ultimate luxury with a private infinity pool and stylish, contemporary feel
  • Sweeping ocean views throughout
  • Spacious all-marble bathrooms, with both baths and showers
  • Tablet controls for managing your stay

Lobster, catch of the day or classic steak? Gourmets can choose from as many as five different restaurants/bars.

  • Asianne serves Pan Asian cuisine from an open kitchen
  • TIDES BAR + GRILL offers European fine dining with responsibly sourced ingredients
  • The Lagoon Café is all about Mediterranean-style seafood and tapas
  • For a lunch with a view, order light Peruvian Nikkei-inspired dishes such as tuna tartare at the Pool Bar
  • Turtles beach bar, facing Godahl Beach, recalls the Hamptons with its maritime decor – start the evening in style with drinks to the sound of jazz tunes

It’s relaxation with a capital R at the spa – in a gorgeous hillside setting, you can nurture body and mind with calming and rejuvenating treatments.

  • 10 treatment suites tucked into the hillside
  • ESPA products
  • Wide range of treatments, facials and therapies available
  • Guided yoga and meditation classes on a platform facing the sea
  • Fully equipped fitness centre

You may want to switch off completely on your sun-lounger and think only of dinner. Or maybe you can’t wait to hop on a boat or jump into your golf buggy – whatever you decide, there are many options for spending your days.

  • Fazio-designed championship 18-hole golf course in a breathtaking setting
  • Infinity pool overlooking the ocean  
  • Kids’ Club with two pools for keeping the little ones entertained
  • Watersports centre with hobie cats, windsurf equipment and kayaks
  • Snorkelling and diving excursions (to be arranged in advance)
  • Boat trips to neighbouring islands, including Mustique and the Tobago Cays
  • Three night-lit tennis courts for pre- or post-dinner matches
  • Mountain bikes available for a guided cycling circuit around the resort
  • Guided hikes to Mount Royal, the highest point on Canouan Island