St. Vincent + The Grenadines

Hotels in St. Vincent + The Grenadines

Canouan, a five-square-mile island in the Grenadine archipelago, may be one of the lesser known islands in the Caribbean, but its Tamarind Beach Hotel & Yacht Club has a white-sand beach as beautiful as any you’ll find on any better-known neighboring isles.

This 20-room hotel on the private island of Mustique is always booked with boldface names, yet it retains a refreshingly laid-back vibe. At the Cotton House, casual elegance reigns; the interior is filled with loads of comfortable white-upholstered furniture, dark woods, and flowing curtains.

Accessible only by boat, this exclusive enclave occupies its own jewel-like Caribbean island. The 135-acre property has just 43 guest rooms and cottages, so you won’t want for privacy here.

One of the first Messel houses, and one of the least expensive on the island, the renatal house is a charming, if faded, architectural gem, with sweeping views from the back terrace over the swimming pool and Endeavor Bay to the islands of Canouan and Bequia beyond.

Overlooking the crystalline waters off Bequia’s southeast coast, the hotel proves that "barefoot luxury" is more than an expression.

The new hotel on Friendship Bay overlooks calm water and the jagged Grenadine islands in the distance. The 29 colonial-style rooms open onto sun-drenched patios, and terraced gardens are filled with banana, mango, and papaya trees.

After a multimillion-dollar overhaul, the private-island resort reopened in November 2011 with new Balinese touches and a hillside spa. 22 stone-walled, thatched-roof cottages are done up in earthy tones and driftwood palapas now line the beach.

The 10-bedroom Yemanja overlooks two bays and has sprawling gardens surrounding two boulder-fringed pools and a waterfall.

A sunny three-bedroom villa on the side of a hill, with a pool and sea views.

In the early 1960’s, American expat Tom Johnston fell in love with the laid-back pace of Bequia. He soon began work on his legacy, Moonhole, an eclectic group of houses near secluded Moonhole Beach, on the island’s southwestern tip.

Formerly Raffles Resort Canouan Island

Two-bedroom Balinese-style villa surrounded by tropical jungle, overlooking the water.