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Published: January 12th 2012
High up on the Golf Course
We took golf carts up steep hills to several dramatic outlooks like this one. The course was declared challenging. The views were declared breathtaking.
Canouan is one of the smaller islands of The Grenadines. We knew being halfway between the Tropic of Cancer and the Equator just off the coast of Venezuela would be very warm; but it was so comfortable during our brief stay with an almost constant off-shore breeze. The destination was picked by our host as a hop from Nevis for his birthday; he was especially lured by the golf course which didn't disappoint - challenging and beauful! Lucky us, you say! Lucky us, we repeat!
The resort is very sprawley, but each couple got a golf cart to roam from villas to the beach, to the restaurants (open on a revolving basis), pro shop, spa, boutique, etc. The "girls" even hailed a rubber raft with an outboard motor to get us from one beach to another.
The beach at Point De Jour was wonderful. The water was warm and very bouyant. Colorful fish swam under us. A beach bar and open air restaurant satisfied with tropical drinks, local beer and fun little bene boxes for lunch. Lots of toys were available including a small catamaran, snorkeling accessories, kayaks and more. How wonderful when the only
decisions are sun or shade, 15 or 30 spf, tuna or veggie, beer or mai tai!
The main "pool" left over from Canouan's "Raffles" days, exists only in the brochure; but not to worry as the villas have swimming pools. Once, a Donald Trump holding, the Canouan Resort is under new ownership with signs of expansion.
Our driver from the airport to the resort gave a nice commentary about the island. He proudly pointed out the home of Canouan native, Adonal Foyle, a famed NBA retiree. Sweet little Charlestown looks over Friendship Bay, has five church denominations, has no crime and is close to Canouan's sister resort, Tamarind, where we were told there would be a "happy hour" that evening. The people of Canouan are very attractive. Poverty which is often evident in the Carribean wasn't apparent.
So, we left this little piece of paradise - some call it a diamond in the rough - and headed back to Nevis. Au revoir Canouan!
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