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Welcome to Canouan on the Paradise Islands website. Canouan is part of St Vincent and the Grenadines and located roughly midway between Mustique in the north and Union Island to the south. The island is approximately five square miles and home to around 1,500 residents. The main settlement is called Charlestown Bay (also known as Grand Bay) and the island's anchorage for visiting yachts and ferries.

Beach on Canouan

Canouan Aerial Photo

Canouan was until quite recently a sleepy back water until the huge Raffles Resort opened in 2004. The resort takes over a substantial portion of the island, complete with a casino and golf course. Other hotels inc the Tamarind Beach.


Corbay is a sheltered anchorage and a great place for snorkeling and diving. Some great beaches include Maho Bay in the north and Friendship Bay to the south.

Canouan's airport was opened in 1998 and has a quant partly thatched terminal building. Regular flights around the Grenadines link with Canouan as well as those arriving from further away including the main island of St Vincent, Barbados and Puerto Rico.

Canouan Island

Photo of Canouan island in St Vincent and the Grenadines. Image shows Friendship Bay with the end of the airport runway just visible below the 470 foot high Friendship Hill and the little Dove Cay on the far left of the photograph.
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