At this full-service beach resort, 13 roomy villas are sprinkled around 200 acres of the 1,200-acre property. Villas can be configured as two- to six-bedroom suites, and each suite offers superb decor, amenities, and ocean views; a handful have a private plunge pool. Guests use golf carts, one assigned per suite, to get around the property. Center stage is an 18th-century Anglican stone church (popular for resort weddings), along with the Galleria Complex, which houses reception, two restaurants, lounges, boutiques, a modern health club, a hair salon, meeting rooms, and a golf pro shop. As a backdrop, pick the beach, the sea, the mountains, or The Grenadines Estates Golf Club—an 18-hole, Jim Fazio–designed, par-72 course touted as one of the best in the Caribbean. Certainly, the view of the Grenadines from the 13th hole is something to write home about—as is the resort's stunning spa. Nine private treatment suites, each with its own bath and changing room and a private ocean-view terrace with a Jacuzzi and a daybed, are perched on the breezy hillside and accessed via a two-person funicular; two additional over-water suites are in thatch-roof palapas (shelters) built on stilts in the sea and accessed by boat.
Carenage Bay, Canouan, VC0450, St. Vincent and the Grenadines