Set right in the middle of the
Canouan is just 5-square miles
in size and blessed with the breathtaking white sand beaches that characterize this part of the archipelago.
Yet what distinguishes this island from the rest is that not so very long ago it came to the attention of one
of the world's most famous hotel chains, not to mention one of its favourite billionaires.
Since 2003, Raffles International has managed the 5-star resort here, whilst none other than Donald Trump
is involved with its elegant European-style casino and 18-hole championship
At Raffles, guests can anticipate
all the facilities of an international resort, including two beaches, a full-service Amrita spa, designer
boutiques, one of the Caribbean's largest swimming pools, as well as four different dining venues, ranging
from an informal beachfront grill to a gourmet Italian restaurant. The 156 terraced guest rooms are hidden
away in one or two-storey villas overlooking the shoreline, each one luxuriously appointed in subtle colour
schemes and boasting refinements like Frette linens and Bulgari toiletries. Desperately glamorous!
Access: Canouan is reached by regular flights from Barbados or San Juan and transfers to Raffles are by
Accommodation: 156 rooms and suites. Meal plan: Continental breakfast is included in the room rate.