Canouan, St Vincent & the Grenadines
Canouan is one in the string of islands which make up the Grenadines archipelago. The island claims some of the best beaches in the Caribbean. Canouan was once owned by a single family, but in recent years has seen the development of luxury resort hotels and guest houses. The recently established Carenage Bay resort is a plush 5-star resort boasting two private beaches and excellent sports facilities including its 18-hole golf club, scuba diving, wind-surfing and tennis.
Canouan is a diver’s dream with clear blue waters and coral reefs teeming with sea life. Flowering cacti decorate the hillsides, leading to Mount Mahoult, the island’s highest point. The views above Friendship Bay are especially pleasing. Once a plantation island owned primarily by a single family, Canouan has in recent years seen the development of luxury resort hotels along its tranquil bays.
Things to See & Do
* Carenage Golf Course
* Relaxing on the pristine beaches
* Scuba diving and water sports
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD)
Language – English
Land Area – 11 sq km
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 1 – 784
Port Location – Ships anchor off of St. Vincent's main town of Kingstown, Bequia and Mayreau and tender into the port. Transfers to Canouan are by ferry.
Transport Links – There are direct flights to Canouan via Barbados and St. Vincent. You can also fly from Puerto Rico to Canouan on American Eagle.
Water and land taxis are available for getting around Canouan.