Canouan,Carib for "island ofturtles", was until a few years ago one of the less developed islands ofthe Grenadines. Until the late 18th century the island was inhabited by various Indiantribes until the British finally succeeded in defeating the last of these, theCaribs.
After that asugar and cotton plantation was established by the Snagg family; they alsofounded a small boat building/whaling station. When a hurricane devastated mostof the plantation in 1921 and Henry Snagg died in 1924 the population of 700 wasleft to fend for itself by farming, fishing and some worked in the then onlyhotel, Canouan Beach Hotel.
Recently the northof the island has been sold to a development company which has donemuch to improve the infrastructure of Canouan. They built a luxury resort, which was managed by Raffles, an 18 hole golf course, Trump Luxury villas nearing completion, and a casino. The airport has been enlarged permittingeasy access to the island by American Eagle and private jet.
Attractions:beautiful beaches, great hiking, watersports and golf.
Accommodation:A very luxurious 6 bedroom villa! Sorry, not for rent anymore, owner lives there himself now.
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