BEST TIME TO VISIT
The hurricane season officially runs from June to November, but the majority of storms occur in August and September. Although Canouan is not in the hurricane belt, we do recommend avoiding a boat charter in Canouan during these months to ensure you won't be interrupted by wet weather.
Over the tourist season, there are a few events to consider working into your itinerary.
One of the most popular is the Carnival celebration, which takes place in February. The event is filled with music, dancing, and food, and is a great way to experience the culture of the island.
Jazz on the Beach festival then takes place in April. This event features some of the best jazz musicians from around the world and is a great way to relax and enjoy the amazing scenery of Canouan.
The Canouan Regatta is a must-see for any sailing enthusiasts. The event takes place in November and is one of the biggest sailing events in the Caribbean. It is a great opportunity to see some of the best sailors in the world compete while enjoying the beautiful scenery of Canouan.
Activities & Experiences
There's no better way to explore the turquoise waters and white sand beaches of Canouan than by yacht. The island is a true sailing paradise, with steady trade winds and sheltered bays. The best places to visit by private yacht charter in Canouan are:
The Tobago Cays
A group of five small uninhabited islands, surrounded by coral reefs. The cays are a popular spot for snorkelling and swimming and are a great place to relax and soak up the Caribbean sun.
The smallest of the Grenadines islands, Mayreau is a beautiful stop on your charter. With only one village and a population of less than 300, the island has a truly authentic Caribbean feel. Be sure to visit Saltwhistle Bay on your Canouan yacht charter, considered by many to be one of the best beaches in the Grenadines.
Union Island is a great spot for those looking for some adventure. The island is home to Mount Parnassus, the highest point in the Grenadines. The hike to the top is challenging but rewards you with amazing views of the surrounding islands.
One of the most exclusive and private islands in the Grenadines, Palm Island is only accessible by boat. The island has a five-star resort, as well as a number of private villas. The island is a great spot for snorkelling, with its coral reefs and clear waters. Around Canouan itself you must see:
The Grenadines Estate
Canouan's luxury resort, set on a private peninsula. The estate has its own beach, an 18-hole golf course designed by Jim Fazio, and spa, as well as a number of restaurants and bars.
Mushroom Beach is a secluded beach located on the east coast of the island. Mushroom Beach is a great spot for swimming, sunbathing, and snorkelling.
Canouan is a world-class diving destination, with its clear waters and abundant marine life. Be sure to visit the reefs around Crayfish Rock and explore the wrecks of the HMS Camden and Stavronikita.
The restaurants and bars at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel
The Mandarin Oriental is one of the most luxurious hotels on Canouan, and its restaurants and bars are some of the best on the island. Be sure to try the sushi at Yamazato or enjoy a cocktail with a view at the Sky Lounge.
L'Ance Guyac Beach Club
Located on the west coast of the island, L'Ance Guyac has a restaurant, bar, and infinity pool with stunning views of the Caribbean Sea.
The highest point on Canouan, Mount Royal offers 360-degree views of the island and the surrounding Grenadines.
A secluded beach located on the north coast of the island. Mahault Beach is a great spot for swimming, sunbathing, and snorkelling.
A sheltered bay located on the east coast of the island. Windward Bay is a great spot for swimming, sunbathing, and snorkelling.
What to expect when booking a yacht charter in Canouan with Ahoy Club
When booking a luxury yacht charter in Canouan with Ahoy Club, you get the highest level of service and attention to detail.
Through our market-leading online booking platform, we quickly connect you with the best-suited yachts that match your specific requirements. In just a few clicks, you've narrowed down from the 4000+ vessels on our platform to find the perfect one.
Once you have selected a yacht, bookings are made conveniently online, and you are paired with an Ahoy Customer Experience Manager who acts as a liaison between you and your captain. They will handle all of the logistics for your charter and provide 24/7 support throughout your trip.
We understand that no two charters are the same, and we will tailor your experience to fit your specific needs and interests. Whether you already have every detail in mind or need guidance to bring your charter in Canouan to life, your Ahoy Customer Experience Manager will deliver a charter experience you'll never forget.