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Canouan Estate Resort & Villas

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The island of Canouan is located in the beautiful Grenadine Islands in St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a small island measuring only 3.5 miles (5.6 km) by 1.25 miles (2 km). It is located in the Caribbean Islands, between the Caribbean and Atlantic Oceans, approximately 25 miles (40 km) south of St. Vincent and 99 miles (160 km) west of Barbados. Canouan Estate Resort & Villas offer a unique collection of one-and-two bedroom suites with or without private plunge pools and dedicated suite host services. The private, luxury villas beachfront and oceanfront villas range from 2-6 bedrooms on up to 5.6 acres, offering the ultimate in privacy and seclusion, complete with private pool, fully equipped kitchen, spacious indoor and outdoor areas for lounging, a golf cart to explore the whole estate plus your very own private villa host who will take care of every request for you. Set on 1,200 lush tropical acres, the resort features hidden coves, four beautiful white-sand beaches, a championship 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, fitness center, non-motorized watersports, hiking trail and a complimentary Kids & Teens Club open daily. Off property guests can enjoy fishing, boating and some of the best snorkeling in the region in the nearby Tobago Cays. The resort also features four restaurants and bars ranging from casual beach dining to a more formal dining experience. A 17th Century chapel is located in the heart of the resort, perfect for weddings and renewal of vows, all surrounded by one of the world’s largest coral reefs in the Caribbean. Canouan Estate Resort & Villas, is a resort with a soul, a place where the unforgettable friendliness captivates our guests, creating a sanctuary rich with Caribbean charm that blends with the culture and beauty of the island with true Vincentian hospitality.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Golf course
Tennis court
Table tennis
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Video game console
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's playground
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Free airport transportation
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Steam room
Waxing services
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Dining area
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
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Carenage Bay, VC0450 Canouan
Canouan Estate Resort & Villas
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Amy H wrote a review Oct 2023
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Spent the day at Shell’s beach bar - Felix is a wonderful gentleman and a credit to the resort. He made me feel very welcome and even helped me to make a reservation at one of the other resorts on the island. He and his staff were extremely attentive, food was delicious.
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Date of stay: October 2023
Trip type: Traveled solo
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Donna13Lancs wrote a review Mar 2020
Lancs180 contributions24 helpful votes
Flew via private plane from Barbados which took 20 minutes. Met by hotel staff and our personal butler. Our villa was very spacious with own pool and golf cart to get around the estate. All the staff were extremely friendly especially Felix and the hotel beach staff. We ate at all the restaurants and food was excellent. Alcohol very expensive but was expected on this private island. Hardly anyone here and we were the only people playing golf. The pro Adam was always on hand and our buggy was set up to go every morning with iced water etc... Everywhere we went we were greeted by our names - goodness knows how they remembered us. Cannot wait to go again.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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2 Helpful votes
Ant62 wrote a review Aug 2019
London, United Kingdom41 contributions103 helpful votes
Stayed July 2018 in a 2 bed estate house with beautiful views over the bay. Restaurants on the estate beaches were both first class also dined inside the Mandarin Oriental a couple of evenings. Lunch at Shell Beach was always excellent. Breakfast at the Mandarin was also good The beach at the Mandarin was best for swimming though like many places in the region that can suffer from the floating seaweed.. The golf course runs through centre of the estate and there was barely a player all day We enjoyed the stay would recommend the estate houses with club car rather than Mandarin which is a little too overdone for us (similar to Sandy Lane architecture style, not surprising given original owners Catamaran trips to Tobago Cays and bbq lunches on desert islands are a must, as is booking the hotels private jet for transit into Barbados
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Date of stay: September 2018
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2 Helpful votes
Ohiotraveller1958 wrote a review Jun 2019
Cleveland, Ohio2 contributions7 helpful votes
We have been to Canouan numerous times over the years (as part of our Quintess membership) and have obviously been following the never ending changes on the island...from Raffles to Canouan Resort to Pink Sands, Mandarin and Canouan Estate. We unfortunately feel that things are going downhill currently and are unsure if we will ever return to the island again. Service is not what it once used to be, particular comparing to our visit in 2017 and this runs unfortunately across all areas. You always have to wait and even wave to get attention, particular at the beaches. Shell beach isn’t as nice anymore as it used to be; sand is rock solid and water is full of algae. Prices in the restaurants are beyond ridiculous and not in line with the provided quality. It almost felt as if they were trying to rip those few people around totally off as there are limited options on the island. We ended up home cooking more frequently than we would normally do as the restaurant experiences were frustrating with the almost laughable pricing everywhere. The restaurant at the marina charges far less for the same (also not great) quality / service. The golf course has been in very bad shape and while I understand it is dry season, we have never seen it like this. There wasn’t even a golf pro around. The facilities in the “old resort” part (not the Mandarin hotel) are in very bad condition and seem to be falling apart. Nothing I would ever associate with a five star resort. The villa was also not in the condition it used to be and it almost seems as nobody is looking after those houses any longer. It’s such a shame since we clearly know what the place used to be and what its potential is, but it seems to me that management / ownership have a different agenda. They gave me the impression that my comments didn’t really matter and that they knew what they were doing, which doesn’t seem to be the case to me. The local staff is very nice and eager to please every guest but they also seem fed up with the constant change in direction and lack of attention by management / ownership to solve the real issues instead of creating new ones with those constant changes.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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3 Helpful votes
The_Concierge_8 wrote a review Nov 2016
Trinidad and Tobago3250 contributions768 helpful votes
My husband treated me to a special birthday lunch on the beach at Canouan resort. It was nice to go down to the beach and enjoy a lovely lunch on the sand. Service was top class and the food was amazing! Presentation was superb and everything was delicious. The price of drinks is astounding by the average Joe’s budget with a glass of red wine setting us back US$50! Expect major mark-ups but this is how it is on islands where everything has to be flown or sailed in. Food costs become astronomical! Still, one can't always watch the price, but focus instead on the experience. And what a fantastic experience it was indeed! Fantastic setting in complete serenity! Whilst most people may not be able to afford to stay here, if you're visiting Canouan and looking for a truly unique place for a meal then this would be it! If you’re staying at sister property Tamarind Beach Hotel, then you can access and tour the resort by doing the island tour for $25 / person. Security is tight at the resort and they swipe your credit card at reception as you arrive. By the time the shuttle dropped us back to reception to meet your external transport, our bill and credit cards slips were all ready for our signature! Such efficiency! (Thanks to Melissa who arranged everything for us!). This birthday meal will truly remain one of the most memorable…ever!
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Date of stay: March 2016
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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1 Helpful vote
NariRanju wrote a review Apr 2016
Kingstown, St. Vincent137 contributions123 helpful votes
This is a true, true luxury resort. We were picked up from the ferry from our chartered yacht and whisked away in an immaculate Mercedes van/ car straight to our room for check in. What was also brilliant is that each room had a lovely golf cart. The resort was huge, so every time we needed to leave the room, there was no way that we would find our way around. So we called reception and had someone at our door within minutes. He drove a separate golf cart. We followed in our own., just left it to wherever we wanted and called him again when we were ready to return to our room again.The service was truly outstanding. The room was simple, but every single piece was elegant and of very good quality. I did however have one problem with the pool. It was amazing, with a good selection of seats, sun loungers and tons of fluffy towels and a brilliant view. BUT what I did not like was that we could view bits of the pool areas of several other suites., and they could see us too. I would have preferred 100% privacy when using the pool. They could easily have rectified this by putting additional bushes, or beautiful solid stone walls ( both of which they had in abundance at the resort).Pity. Another thing, not really a complaint more of a suggestion. In our immaculate one bed suite there were not one but two amazing bathrooms. Would it not perhaps have been more practical, cheaper and perhaps more revenue generating idea if that had a private simple massage room instead of 2 bathrooms? Prior to arriving at the resort I had been in e mail communication with them to arrange a special 40th Anniversary lunch. Every single e mail was immediately and efficiently dealt with by the wonderful Melissa (whom we had the pleasure of meeting at the hotel). She made sure things were exactly as specified., and the surrounding of the Shell beach made it very enjoyable and romantic. Due to time restrictions we were only able to spend one night there as we had chartered a yacht but will certainly plan a longer stay next time. We also enjoyed a brilliant breakfast at Belinis bar......no buffet there, just very high quality food and fresh juices and smoothies made to order. The wi fi in the room, Shelll beach bar and Belinis was excellent. Every single staff we encountered made us feel very welcome.
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Date of stay: April 2016
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veronica L wrote a review Apr 2016
New York City, New York16 contributions21 helpful votes
We were made to feel very special from the moment we arrived to the time we left. The villa was beautiful and the staff was excellent. There was not a day or a moment when we felt that the level of service had faltered. Everyone addressed us by our name and went over and beyond in making our stay extraordinary. Right from the manager who drove us to different parts of the island to view sunset to the villa staff who had little surprises for us everyday in form of towel art or floating candles and flowers in the tub...and much more. The staff managing water sports constantly found ways to engage our kids and had them try new things everyday. It is hard to put down every great experience we had in a short review. Every inch of the 12 thousand acre property was very well maintained. If you like privacy in an exclusive and luxurious environment with great aminities, this is the place for you!
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Date of stay: April 2016Trip type: Traveled with family
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Sean NH wrote a review Feb 2016
Nevis44 contributions33 helpful votes
This is fine dining at its best. Décor and ambience is superb and service and food presentation and taste is excellent ! We enjoyed every aspect of our dining experience from the private chuffer to the live entertainment from Miss Parris who is an excellent singer. Great selection of wines and bartenders who can mix you anything including a US$300 martini !
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Date of stay: February 2016
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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AllieE67 wrote a review Jan 2016
Glencoe, Illinois187 contributions46 helpful votes
We recently stayed in a villa at the Canouan Resort over winter/Christmas break from Dec. 23, 2015 - Jan. 2, 2016. The villa we rented was called Big Blue Ocean (Estate Villa 27) and had a fabulous location right above Shell Beach. This was the only villa with a walking path directly to the beach (all other villa renters had to drive golf carts to Shell Beach). The villa itself was very well laid out with 2 masters (kings), 2 double rooms (double beds) and one room with twins which we converted to a king (albeit having the length of a twin!). I cannot say enough about the 2 butlers that were assigned to our villa. They were truly amazing, helpful, resourceful, thoughtful and always staying one step ahead of our requests and questions. The holiday would not have been nearly as enjoyable without Asha and Cornelius. We did however find it interesting that we were not told about the staff at the villa prior to our arrival. Needless to say, we were most pleasantly surprised to find that they were part of the villa rental! The villas come with electric golf carts. The number of golf carts alotted depends on the number of people in your party. We had 10 people and were given 4 golf carts. For additional info, our party consisted of: 2 "old" adults with young adults aged 25, 22, 20, 19, 19, 19, 17 and 12. Although I am still not fully up to speed on the "new resort" versus the Canouan resort, I will attempt to describe the layout and our experience while there. I tried to find additional information prior to our arrival about the new hotel called The Pink Sands Club. Neither me, nor our travel agent was afforded much info, other than to say that all areas of the resort would be open and available during our stay. On a map of the resort one can see the various locations: 1) the estate villas (where we stayed); 2) the "urban center" which includes check-in, the church, Bellini's and La Piazza restaurants, golf center, an older workout center, a boutique and a salon; 3) the kids club; 4) the tennis courts; and finally 5) the "New Hotel" as its called by the staff, also called the The Pink Sands Club. There is a lot of ground to cover between these locations! It's a good 6-7 minute golf cart ride from Big Blue Ocean villa to the urban center and a good 12 minute golf cart ride from that villa to the "new hotel". So be aware when you stay in the estate villas that you are a golf cart ride away from the other areas. And the route is circuitous....along the hilly, winding road then down a hill, cutting across the golf course to the urban center. It is further along the road, up and down hills, to the new hotel. We spent most of our days on Shell Beach, as it was close and easy. The beach staff is fabulous about getting you set up with chairs, towels and water. In addition, there is a bar and dining on the beach. Servers will come around and take orders, get beverages and bring food. There are dining palapas along the beach and additional tables and chairs set up under the shade of trees. The beach itself is nice, but not super white in color. The ocean floor off the beach is not great for bare feet, as it is pretty rocky. There is a water sports center at the beach as well, offering a host of activities. The weather over winter break was windy and the surf choppy, so not conducive for us to use the boats or kayaks. We did enjoy the Godhall beach in front of the new hotel as well. This beach is larger and whiter than Shell Beach and has more chair and umbrella setups. It also has a water sports and activities area. The waves at this beach are more conducive to body surfing and wave playing, but there are some sea urchins on the ocean floor. I would recommend bringing water shoes for kids (or adults) who enjoy splashing around and playing in the ocean. As for swimming pools, we generally used the one at our villa, which was great and included a diving board. There is a resort pool at the new hotel if one desires to go. The pool deck at this new pool is quite small with very limited seating. The swim-up pool bar is fun. There is a lower terrace below the pool which includes some additional chairs and a hot tub. The pool bar features a dining patio where they serve lunch. Because we did not stay at the new Pink Sands Hotel part of the resort, I cannot give any insight into the rooms. Guests did say that they were spacious and elegant. Based on the decor and finishes in the hotel's common spaces, I would be inclined to believe that the rooms are nice. In addition to the Pool Bar, the Pink Sands has 3 restaurants and a bar: Romeo (dinner), Juliet (dinner), the Lagoon Cafe (breakfast) and Turtles Bar (evening). The decor/design in all 4 is fabulous. Kudos to the decorating team! If I had to give low marks in a category, it would be the food service area of the resort. Overall the food was above average/good. The service was very spotty and there were certainly some food service staff members who were not properly trained or prepared, having very little knowledge of the menus, food preparation methods or offerings at the bars and restaurants. Some of our meals bordered on painful, with the one really black mark being the New Years Eve dinner which took over 3 hours for below average food, a very limited fixed menu and no options for kids or picky eaters. While we were there, only certain restaurants were open for dinner - one at the Pink Sands and one at the urban center per night. Breakfast was at either Bellini's or The Lagoon Cafe each day, with the two breakfast menus being almost identical. Private chefs are available in the villas and we did use one for dinner, which turned out to be great! I would also recommend the BBQ Beach Buffet for dinner on Shell Beach, offered 1-2 times per week. There is a great assortment of food, all delicious and the resort does a fabulous job of decorating the beach area for the event. We took several excursions while there. We took a catamaran to Tobago Keys and then a speed boat to tobago keys and Union Island. As the seas were a bit rough, we opted to take a plane to visit Mustique one day. Would highly recommend all of these. As far as nightlife, there really wasn't any. Because we were a good sized group, we tended to be our own entertainment. Turtles Bar had live music most nights and was a good place to hang out, but there were seldom many people there. As one of our older kids expressed, "the resort seems to be filled mostly with older people or families with younger kids." And this indeed was our experience. While my older teens and 20 somethings enjoyed their time, it was not quite the nightlife they were hoping for. I imagine things may change in this department once the new hotel has been open longer. I also understand that there are some spots in town that can be frequented for nightlife but our group felt it was a bit of a hassle. The resort did not put together a New Year's party as such. As mentioned above, there was a set dinner option. Fireworks went off at midnight and were great. But there was not much more than Turtles bar and music offered. If you have been to other Caribbean resorts (i.e. Jumby Bay, Cotton House) which put on themed events and lavish parties, you would have been most disappointed with the New years festivities here. We did get to visit the new restaurant and beach area that the resort is in the process of finishing along the west side of the island. It looks like an amazing addition to the facilities and is scheduled to be open around Easter we were told. Again, it is a bit of a golf cart ride to get there. The resort may be having shuttle service or some other options for guests once its open?? Several members of our group played golf one day. They said it was a really fun course and was challenging. The course seemed to be very lightly used, as we rarely saw many groups on the course at the same time. We did drive golf carts up to the top of the pinnacle of the golf course and experienced some phenomenal views of Canouan and neighboring islands of the Grenadines. We also took one of the guided resort hikes which also afforded amazing views. Highly recommended. Several members of our group also enjoyed massages at the spa and said they were great as was the setting and view from the treatment rooms. We have stayed at some really fabulous Caribbean resorts over the years. Canouan is a very nice island with helpful, friendly people. We would most definitely revisit the resort, but may wait a bit until some of the "issues" are worked out. We may also try staying at the Pink Sands "new hotel" next time for a change. All in, it was a very pricey vacation, renting a 5 bedroom villa over festive season. While we loved everything about the villa, villa staff, villa pool and location near shell beach, beyond that we felt that the Canouan resort did not fully live up to the extremely high price tag we paid for it over the festive season. We will keep our fingers crossed that the Canouan management can work out all of the kinks, spruce up the resort landscaping, fully train the new resort staff and improve the food/food service areas to bring the resort up to the level that its prices warrant.
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Date of stay: December 2015
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Lars B wrote a review Nov 2015
Gothenburg, Sweden15 contributions8 helpful votes
This was our third visit the Canouan Resort. This time we travelled together with our son and family of 4. We choose this time to charter the Resort private jet from Barbados, a comfortable 23 minute flight. We rented a villa on top of the island with spectacular views over both The Caribbean sea and the Atlantic. The villa is called Il Sogno and is privately owned and is capable of sleeping around 16 people so being just 6 we enjoyed a very spacious holiday. Apart from enjoying a Butler and a Chef the villa provided a further 4 staff. 3 electrical golf buggies were provided to get us around the resort. The resort is going through a period of re establishing itself and was very quiet which suited us well. We played golf pretty well all days, ending up on the Shell Beach for lunch every day apart for a day trip by powerboat to Tobago Cays for snorkelling with the Tortoises, also managing a drop over on Palm Island, Mayreau and Union island for lunch. Everyone involved within The Resort were extremely obliging and our week on Canouan turned out to be a 100% success and perfection.
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Date of stay: October 2015
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Frequently Asked Questions about Canouan Estate Resort & Villas
What are some of the property amenities at Canouan Estate Resort & Villas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Canouan Estate Resort & Villas?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Canouan Estate Resort & Villas?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Canouan Estate Resort & Villas?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Canouan Estate Resort & Villas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Shenanigans, Foxy Jacks, and Jasmine's Sea Grapes.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Canouan Estate Resort & Villas?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Canouan Estate Resort & Villas have airport transportation?
Yes, Canouan Estate Resort & Villas offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Canouan Estate Resort & Villas located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.04 miles away from the center of Canouan.
Are any cleaning services offered at Canouan Estate Resort & Villas?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Does Canouan Estate Resort & Villas offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Canouan Estate Resort & Villas?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Italian.