Unlike those more prominent places, Canouan is distant and the beach is within a gated society, which makes it, according to Duarte Correia, the general manager Mandarin Oriental, a perfect place for celebrities and top-profile people who do not want to view or be seen.
Canouan has a runway long sufficient for private jets, a top-tier golf course, arguably some of the top beaches in the Caribbean, and a brand new marine that can home mega yachts.
2 years ago, Dermot Desmond, the Irish billionaire who owns the Sandy Lane Hotel in Barbados, opened a shiny $250 million 120-slip marina. While Grenada may still be capable yachting Grenadines capital, Canouan is fast becoming a must-stop place.
What visitors are coming to Canouan for is a bit of unicorn in the Caribbean: unspoiled nature in a location not many have heard of, let alone set foot on. With just two commercial flights a day and charters costing over $7,000, it definitely restricts the type of visitors who can afford to get there.
But you can view why people who can afford it will try to get this pure paradise. Sailing out to the neighboring Tobago cays, one of the Grenadines must-visit places, visitors will discover 5 little uninhabited islands and a saved coral beef where there is no fishing permitted, providing some of the top snorkeling in the planet.
Hotel choices on Canouan are restricted. The Mandarin Oriental is clearly the island most deluxe accommodation. For a less pricey choice, the boutique Tamarind Beach Hotel is placed more in the center of the town.
Their restaurant, Pirates Cove, has a taste pizza oven that is famous with domestic and visitors looking for a more low-key dining choice.