Mandarin Oriental Canouan
St Vincent & Grenadines
At a Glance
Newly opened in late 2016
Wonderful suite accommodation in the main property
Option of a spacious villa in the Canouan Estate
Untouched beach in a calm, protected lagoon
Ideal for escaping the busier Caribbean islands
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
Offering warm temperatures throughout the year the Caribbean is a perfect year round destination. With an average of 9 hours sunshine a day the peak season runs from December through to April which is the dry season when you can expect very little rainfall. May to November are the slightly wetter months where you will find an increase in rainfall as the summer season goes on and with that some humidity, however the Summer months are still a great time to travel as the temperatures are hot and the rain tends to come in short heavy bursts but not all day long. The wettest months with the most humidity are September and October and these are the most probable months for hurricanes to occur in the region although many islands have not experienced hurricanes for a number of years. The average daily temperatures range from the mid-seventies in the winter months and mid-eighties in the summertime.
The Mandarin Oriental is located on Canouan Island in the Grenadines and offers an ultra-exclusive luxury hideaway, a perfect island to visit either on its own or as a twin center with another of the main islands in the Caribbean.
The Mandarin Oriental, Canouan (pronounced Ka-No-Wan) in the Grenadines archipelago of islands is a beach resort just a short flight from Barbados offering colonial-style one and two bedroom suites and a beautiful collection of villas. The Mandarin Oriental, Canouan is the perfect destination for both couples and families alike, with accommodation that works well for larger groups and families.
The resort is located along a stretch of white powder beach and has a wide selection of restaurants to choose from with a variety of cuisines on offer. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Canouan is set into the hillside with stunning ocean views and a very experienced team of therapists offering an extensive choice of treatments. For families traveling with young children there is a complimentary kids club for guests aged 3- 12 years (however younger children are welcome to visit with a parent or babysitter) complete with outdoor play area and 2 great kids pools with waterslides and water features.
For golfers the real jewel in the crown at the Mandarin Oriental, Canouan is the amazing 18 hole Jim Fazio-designed golf course, which has been voted one of the top ten courses to play in the world.
For those wishing to explore, golf carts and bicycles are available and escorted jeep tours and guided hikes up the 240m (787 ft) Mount Royal are also scheduled each day. A flotilla of yachts, catamarans and power boats offer trips to nearby islands, including the world-famous Tobago Cays.
The recently refurbished Mandarin Oriental, Canouan offers a wonderful range of accommodation, with 26 luxury suites and 11 villas, meaning the resort can cater for a group of any size.
|One Bedroom Oceanview Suite||
With uninterrupted views from the bedroom, this suite features an en suite marble bathroom and is beautifully appointed in the resort’s classic signature style with pink color accents contrasting dramatically with cream fabrics, dark woods and cool marble.
A touchscreen tablet device invites you to manage every aspect of your stay, including setting the room temperature and requesting room, spa and golf services. Just by moving the mirrored sliding door that cleverly incorporates your television, you can swap your video-on-demand for an unrivaled view of the ocean. Other facilities include his-and-hers walk-in closets, a full honour bar and Nespresso coffee machine as well as tea makers.
|One Bedroom Beachfront Suite||
Set right on the beachfront, these one-bedroom suites boast unblemished ocean views from their romantic bedrooms, light-filled living rooms and generous furnished balconies or terraces - those on the ground floor are blessed with gardens, those on the first floor premium ocean views.
All are beautifully appointed in the club’s classic signature style, their pink color accents contrast dramatically with their cream fabrics, dark woods and cool marble. A touchscreen tablet device invites you to manage every aspect of your stay, including setting the room temperature and requesting room, spa and golf services. Just by moving the mirrored sliding door that cleverly incorporates your television, you can swap your video-on-demand for an unrivaled view of the ocean. Other facilities include his-and-hers walk-in closets, a full honour bar, Nespresso coffee and tea makers as well as ensuite marble bathrooms with double vanities and separate tubs and showers.
|One Bedroom Oceanview Penthouse||
The residential-style penthouses offer breathtaking vistas from their full-length balconies overlooking the beach, lagoon and surrounding bay. Beautifully appointed in the resort's classic signature style, their pink color accents contrast dramatically with their cream fabrics, dark woods and cool marble. Spacious, airy and light-filled, additional comforts include elegant dining rooms featuring a wine tower as well as designer kitchenettes. Other facilities include his-and-hers walk-in closets, full honour bars and Nespresso coffee and tea makers. A touchscreen tablet device invites you to manage every aspect of your stay, including setting the room temperature and requesting room, spa and golf services. Just by moving the mirrored sliding door that cleverly incorporates your television, you can swap your video-on-demand for an amazing view of the ocean.
|Two Bedroom Oceanview Suite||
The two-bedroom suites offer two identical bedrooms which are complemented by his-and-hers walk-in closets, as well as two en-suite marble bathrooms with separate tubs and showers. Located just steps from the soft white sands of Godhal beach, making it a perfect setting for your family escape.
A touchscreen tablet device enables you to manage every aspect of your stay, including setting of room temperature, lighting, and cooling fans, plus requesting room, spa and golf services. Other in suite facilities include a guest bathroom, full honour bar and Nespresso tea & coffee makers.
|Two Bedroom Patio Villa with Studio||
The two bedroom patio villa offers a modern Italian design with an internal courtyard, private pool deck with infinity pool and jacuzzi. Each of the bedrooms has a walk-in wardrobe and en-suite bathrooms with separate bath and shower. Accommodation includes a butler's pantry and staff studio. Set on the hillside the villa has stunning views over the resort and sea and guests can make use of the golf carts that come with the villa.
|Three Bedroom Patio Villa with Studio||
This three bedroom villa offers a modern Italian design with an internal courtyard, private pool deck with infinity pool and jacuzzi. Each of the three bedrooms has a walk-in wardrobe and en-suite bathrooms with separate bath and shower. Accommodation includes a butler's pantry and staff studio. Set on the hillside the villa has stunning views over the resort and sea.
|Four Bedroom Lagoon Villa||
The impressive three-storey, four bedroom Lagoon Villas nestled into the hillside command an impressive view of the lagoon, its coral reef and the ocean beyond. Each villa is accessed via the first floor through an entry vestibule, leading to the main spacious lounge which features a drop-down TV screen, guest bedroom and fully equipped bathroom, including a separate bath and shower. There is also a full service kitchen, adjoining pantry and full laundry facilities. All other floors are accessible by an internal lift and staircase. The master bedroom, bathroom and dressing room are located on the second floor and features its own lounge, desk, honour bar, vanity area and long-term storage. The ground floor has two bedrooms, a lounge area and sofa den, which can be made up into a fifth bedroom, leading out to an infinity pool and main patio area. A pathway also leads from here to the hotel. Every bedroom has a walk-in closet and en-suite marble bathroom with a double vanity and full fixtures, which includes a separate bath and shower. The first and second floors also have their own balcony seating. The villas have the added convenience of two golf carts each for residents’ personal use, as well as maids’ quarters.
The Mandarin Oriental, Canouan is the perfect destination for families, with a beautiful, safe beach and an excellent kids club. Activities range from cooking classes, youth yoga and beach expeditions. The club is open daily from 8am to 8pm in high season and 8am to 5pm in low season and is complimentary for children aged 3 and above. Babysitting is available upon request with 24 hours notice.
The Mandarin Oriental, Canouan offers a host of stylish restaurants, bars and lounges in a choice of cuisines, including the Castaway; a bespoke service where you choose what you would like to eat and where you would like to eat it. If you are traveling by private yacht or jet the chefs can even prepare your favorite dishes ready for your departure, so you can take a bit of the island with you.
Located on the ground floor around a striking open kitchen, Asianne is a Pan Asian style restaurant with a laid-back atmosphere. The features of Asianne restaurant center around the impressive blue Molteni stove, tandoor, brick oven. The restaurant offers dishes such as shitake mushroom tea with egg noodles, pan seared snapper with cumin roasted squash, roasted coconut and chilli tossed pineapple as well as a five spiced beef sirloin and desserts such as frozen matcha parfait.
|TIDES Bar & Grill||
TIDES Bar & Grill occupies the upper terrace of the resort, looking out over the turquoise lagoon and serving light, traditional cuisine with a Caribbean twist. Using the finest ingredients it offers locally sourced delicacies, fresh catches-of-the-day along with just-picked vegetables. The restaurant offers dishes such as conch salad and spiny lobster ravioli, salt baked whole reef fish and classic desserts including lemon meringue pie and island-inspired banana soufflé. Also serves fine wines and artfully crafted cocktails.
A beach house style bar with added elegance, the Lagoon Cafe looks out over the Atlantic Ocean, and specializes in Mediterranean influenced dishes, serving seafood, stone baked pizzas and tapas.
Open throughout the day, the pool bar enjoys wonderful views out to sea, serving light and healthy Peruvia Nikkei inspired dishes and colorful cocktails while you laze in a poolside cabana.
Overlooking Godahl Beach, Turtles lounge bar is the perfect destination in which to hide from the midday sun, or to enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail or after-dinner drink to a backdrop of local musicians.
The 'restaurant without walls' this concept is a consultative experience meaning guests can choose where they would like to dine and what they would like on their menu. The chefs have prepared sample menus or you can choose to create your own which you could enjoy on a secluded spot on the beach with water lapping at your feet as you sip champagne and watch the sunset.
The Mandarin Oriental, Canouan offers far more than an extremely beautiful beach. for the restless there are a host of activities on offer to keep you occupied. As well as on site activities such as golf, watersports and the spa, there is also plenty to see and do on Canouan island itself, including guided hikes up the 240m Mount Royal, renowned for its spectacular views.
|Grenadines Estate Golf Course||
The spectacular Jim Fazio designed 18-hole championship golf course is one of the Caribbean’s most exciting and challenging. Played over two 9-hole loops, the course stretches over dramatic hills and along the bay and offers breathtaking views from every angle.
The Spa is located in one of the most spectacular natural settings on earth, inspired by the pristine elements of the Caribbean Sea; the wind, sound and colors of the water. There are 9 treatments suites on the hillside, overlooking the sea with the natural background sound of the waves.
Active guests can take to the water with a range of hobie cats, windsurfing equipment and kayaks available for use. The famous, breathtaking 'Tobago Cays' are also close by and the hotel can organize excursions by catamaran to spot sea turtles or see where scenes of Pirates of the Caribbean were filmed.
|Deep Sea Fishing||
St Vincent & The Grenadines is a paradise, where a fisherman’s dream can turn into reality as its waters offer the enthusiast a chance to hook a prize catch such as Blue Marlin, Spearfish, Wahoo, Jack fish, Sailfish, Billfish, Giant Black & Yellow fin tunas, Mahi Mahi and the ever present Barracuda.
Location & directions
St Vincent & Grenadines
The island of Canouan is one of the 32 islands that make up St Vincent & The Grenadines. The Mandarin Oriental Canouan is nestled along a white powder stretch of Godahl Beach.
How to get there
Air transfers and private charters are available from Barbados and St Lucia. The resort also has their own private jet.