Is there anything more romantic than a remote island surrounded by turquoise waters and white sand beaches? Accessible via yacht and private jet, Canouan is a small Caribbean island belonging to St. Vincent and the Grenadines – and it’s the perfect destination for a secluded getaway filled with relaxation and romance. Although the island may not be teeming with bustling cities and tourist attractions, there’s more than enough luxury experiences to fill your itinerary during a Canouan honeymoon.
For five-star accommodations in one of the world’s most exclusive locations, check in to a suite, penthouse, or villa at Mandarin Oriental, Canouan. Most recently, the resort added a number of Lagoon Villas to its collection. These villas are the epitome of luxury with a private hillside setting, Atlantic Ocean views, four bedrooms, an infinity pool, and contemporary architecture spanning three floors. Every detail, from dedicated butler service to personal golf carts, has been considered to ensure guests have an unforgettable stay.
Snorkeling and Scuba Diving
Sometimes, you need a break from lounging poolside – after all, it’d be a shame not to see and experience the natural beauty Canouan has to offer. Ask the concierge at Mandarin Oriental to arrange a private snorkeling or scuba diving adventure and take your Canouan honeymoon underwater for some priceless photo ops. You can even visit the filming locations for Pirates of the Caribbean and snorkel in Tobago Cays. The Grenadines consist of 32 islands and cays, so there’s a wealth of places to explore
Luxury Spa Treatments
The spa at Mandarin Oriental, Canouan is a must for couples on their honeymoon. Spend a day being pampered with blissful spa treatments like the Oriental Essence with exotic oils, a tension-relieving Thai massage, or a Balinese massage that incorporates acupressure, stretching, muscle rolling, and cupping.
Sailing and Watersports
With an onsite watersports center at your fingertips, Mandarin Oriental, Canouan provides everything you need for active beach days. There’s windsurfing equipment and kayaks, boats available for deep sea fishing, or you can charter a yacht for an extra special date night at sea.
A Canouan honeymoon will especially appeal to golf lovers, as the island is home to the only championship 18-hole golf course in the Grenadines. The par-72 Jim Fazio course doesn’t just feature one of the world’s longest par-3s at 305 yards; it also boasts breathtaking views of Canouan and the surrounding islands.
Tides Bar + Grill is bound to be a favorite date night haunt during your Canouan honeymoon, serving up the island’s freshest fare with Caribbean influences. Sample delectable small plates like conch salad and spiny lobster ravioli; or order up an entire salt baked reef fish for two, carved tableside. For an “East meets West” culinary experience, Asianne has an impressive open kitchen with chefs plating tasty dishes with Indonesian, Thai, and Caribbean flavors. Mandarin Oriental’s Lagoon Café and Pool Bar will satisfy cravings during the day, and Turtles – a chic lounge overlooking Godahl Beach – is a prime spot for cocktails. Be sure to make a toast to your new life together with a Tamarind Martini and a Coconut Cosmo!