Mandarin Oriental, Canouan

Nestled along an idyllic, white-powder stretch of Godahl Beach, Mandarin Oriental, Canouan is comprised of elegantly luxurious colonial-style suites and villas designed with impeccable attention to detail. World-class Mandarin Oriental service is delivered with genuine smiles by colleagues who bring a new level of hospitality to the Caribbean. A collection of restaurants and bars offer a variety of culinary delights and al fresco options, while the spa’s ten hillside palapa treatment rooms showcase stunning ocean views with therapists meticulously trained to relax, soothe and decompress. The resort also features a beach-side infinity pool, three night-lit tennis courts, a fully-equipped fitness center and kids club.

Located in the heart of St. Vincent and The Grenadines, Canouan Island is one of the Caribbean’s most sought after luxury destinations. Canouan's five square miles of lush, tropical terrain includes a championship Fazio-designed golf course, super-yacht marina, picturesque white-sand beaches and the largest natural coral reef in the Caribbean. The island is easily reached from the nearby islands of Barbados, Grenada and St. Lucia.


Mandarin Oriental, Canouan is the first Mandarin Oriental in the Caribbean

Canouan Island has the only championship Fazio-designed 18-hole golf course in St. Vincent & The Grenadines  

The old 17th Century Angelican church on island was brought over from England in the early 1800s and reconstructed stone by stone on Grenadine Estate

Mount Royal is the highest peak on the island and is renowned for its wonderful panorama

Canouan has the largest living coral reef in the Caribbean


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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 Lagoon or Patio Villa.

  • 26 elegantly furnished, ocean-facing suites, all with a terrace or garden just steps from the beach
  • 6 tranquil Lagoon Villas with their own infinity pools
  • 8 Italian-design, contemporary Patio Villas with private pools and outdoor patio living areas
  • 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

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Your essential guide to Canouan

Canouan only measures five square miles across – but is made up of 1,200 lush acres and is home to a large coral reef. To navigate the vast estate at Mandarin Oriental, Canouan, guests are escorted in golf buggies (while villa guests have their own to use throughout their stay). Find out where to go and the must-visit places to eat while you're there