Part of the Grenadines chain of islands, Canouan is less than eight square kilometres in size. It is an almost pristine island with beautiful beaches, clear turquoise waters, and lush greenery. And almost every way you turn you’ll be treated to incredible views of the other Grenadine islands.
Canouan is not the kind of place that caters to the average tourist. Accommodation options are limited, to say the least, and decidedly upscale. The island has long been dominated by one luxury resort (now the Mandarin Oriental) with a world class golf course. Recent developments include exclusive villas, residences and the Sandy Lane Yacht Club. Rumours are that at least one other tony resort is on the way.
Photo: The spa huts at the Raffles Canouan Resort (now the Mandarin Oriental Canouan).