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Tamarind Beach Hotel & Yacht Club
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Grand Bay | Canouan Island, Charlestown, Canouan   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Charlestown
Brussels, Belgium
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

We had a great stay early December, the beach is fabulous, the water so clear, the view is great...Peter makes these great cocktails on the beach and is so kind and nice! I recommend the Coco locco! :) It was the most relaxing experience! We had privacy, the hotel was not too crowded and the service was very good.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We stopped off from a boat to have dinner at the Tamarind Beach Hotel and Yacht Club. The main restaurant was closed, which was disappointing, so we tried to eat at the smaller one adjoining it, presumably The Beach Bar. Firstly we were told we couldn't eat outside, just in case it rained, - it didn't. So we ordered 10 takeaway pizzas. They took one and a half hours to arrive, which was frustrating, they then charged the full restaurant price (no discount for takeaway, which is normal) plus, incredibly, a service charge. I tried to reason with the Italian manageress, she couldn't care less and was simply rude. Altogether this was a very disappointing experience and an expensive one to boot. Yachties are not welcome here!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Lakewood Ranch, Florida, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We returned after staying at this property over a decade ago. Room was very good for the Caribbean, upgraded for free for returning guests, extremely large and overlooking the water. This is a good place to stay if you want to hop around to other islands in the northern Grenadines. Food was excellent at all the restaurants. Felix, the Food and Beverage Manager, was extremely accomodating and really went out of his way to make us welcome and meet our needs. The rest of the staff were very friendly and made us feel special, especially Roland and O'Brian!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Nice wooden rooms, bit aged though, lovely vegetation and right on the beach. Out of the Grenadines, Bequia has much more luxurious options better priced, however if you are keen to experience Canouan, do have sailing trips or planes to catch, Tamarind is a good option. The Italian restaurant has been a v pleasant surprise, great steaks and fish for the Caribbean standards.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

Greeted with a beautiful rum punch cocktail, minus the rum in the open air reception area that has a simple tropical feel with rattan furniture, stamped and stained concrete flooring and island maps on the wall. Already the constant "boom" "boom" was waring on us. Next we were escorted to our room. Expecting a cool room (Air-conditioned) we were led into a warm room with shudders that opened to the beach with the ocean waves crashing beyond. "boom" "boom" "boom" "boom" "boom" After a long hot day of traveling, then the discovery of less than adequate air conditioning a cool shower was in order. What began as a relaxing way to cool off quickly became gross and frustrating. The thin shower curtain continually blew in and stuck to my legs. The seams in the shower were lined with mold and mildew (see attached photo). "boom" "boom" That night, the "nice" restaurant closed without notice. So the only place to have dinner was in the bar. The food was good, but expensive. The music was loud and inappropriate. "boom" "boom" "boom" Ok, I finally had to ask..."What is the constant "boom" "boom" I keep hearing off in the distance?" "Oh! There is a Father's Day celebration in town" the manager said. "boom" "boom" "boom" The bass on the music was so loud one could feel it to their bones. It went on and on and on. All day...all night...at least past when we went to bed at around 10 pm. For Father's Day I can forgive and forget, but this routine continued each night of our stay. The "pristine" beach could use some attention as well. Giant clumps of seaweed accumulated. Although I did see a man raking the beach one day, it never seemed clean. "boom" While service throughout all the hotel was exemplary...the bartenders at the beach bar seemed bothered by any requests. I heard one of them tell a customer that "getting you some iced tea would be difficult" Surprising! It's the first non-alcoholic beverage listed on the beach bar menu. "boom" "boom" "boom" All in all the Tamarind Beach Hotel and Yacht Club is not a good value at all. "BOOM"

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Exeter
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Pros: Lovely character wooden rooms overlooking the beach. Friendly hotel staff. Beautiful island.

Cons: Sometimes get noisy yachts offshore. And bumpy ferry ride!

This was our favourite place in the Caribbean, of ten islands visited on honeymoon. The hotel has a very relaxed and laid back atmosphere, and friendly staff who are willing to do anything to make your stay pleasant (they can arrange transport & transfers if you're struggling to work out how to get there!)

Views from the room (we had ground floor so walked out onto the beach) were simply beautiful. And great food in the restaurant (try the tropical fruit platter - and if you're brave the strong rum punch cocktail at the beach bar!)

If you're making your own travel arrangements I'd advise flying with SVG - we flew one way & tried out the ferry back but it was a really rough trip which sounds quite common.

Also we'd recommend hiring a golf buggy for the day to explore the island and 'Twin Bay' on the other side of the island - basically an amazing deserted beach to yourself for the day!

Room Tip: I'd go ground floor so you can walk right onto the beach!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Miami Beach, Florida
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Although a belated review I think it is well worth highlighting this idyllic getaway for those seeking peace and tranquility in a beautiful setting. I have stayed at this charming hotel a number of times in the past year and the cottage style rooms right on the beach are clean and comfortable. The shuttered doors open onto a small terrace or balcony and when open the shutters allow a great natural breeze into the rooms. A large fan or A/C can also be used, although I'm not a big fan of A/C running all night and find the fan gives adequate cooling.

The staff here are very helpful and friendly and both restaurants offer a varied menu and have an extensive choice of beverages. The pasta dishes are particularly good.

The Grenadines really are worth exploring as each island has its own charm. Canouan is linked with Barbados, Grenada, St Vincent and other islands in the Grenadines by Grenadines Air Alliance and LIAT. Alternatively, SVG (part of the Grenadines Air Alliance) offer private charters.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Grand Bay | Canouan Island, Charlestown, Canouan
Location: Caribbean > St. Vincent and the Grenadines > Canouan > Charlestown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Charlestown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Tamarind Beach Hotel & Yacht Club 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tamarind Beach Hotel & Yacht Club is a lively beachfront oasis with 40 seaside hideaways, surrounded by tropical gardens, on a long white sand beach. The low-rise property features two thatched-roof restaurants/bars: the "Palapa Restaurant", with a delightful open terrace right at the water edge, offering Italian and West Indian cuisine and the “Pirate's Cove” an informal Bar serving lighter fare. Beach bar, water sports (hydro bikes, windsurf, canoe and sunfish) and massage facilities. ... more   less 
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