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Very Good 207 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Breakfast is included in the rate
  • Authentic Caribbean experience at this small beachfront hotel
  • Friendly staff and a warm clientele of repeat guests
  • All rooms are on the beach
  • On-site Pirates Cove Bar and Grill is the island’s hottest spot
  • Activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking and more

What To Know

  • Canouan is a small, less developed and laid-back island — not for Type A travelers
  • Rooms are not lavish, though all have air conditioning, safes and patios
  • Tamarind receives many day visitors, especially sailors
  • There is one massage room
  • No pool — but with the beach right there, who needs it?
  • A 10 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

The Review

Located in Canouan Island (Charlestown), Tamarind Beach Hotel & Yacht Club is convenient to Trump International Golf Club and Mysore Bay beach. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of South Glossy Bay Beach and Mount Royal.

Make yourself at home in one of the 39 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services. Guests can catch a ride to nearby destinations on the area shuttle (surcharge).

Satisfy your appetite at the hotel’s restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a beach bar.

Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and laundry facilities. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Tamarind Beach Hotel & Yacht Club
Grand Bay 1
Canouan Island, undefined United States

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 207 Reviews
Luxury at the End of the Beach
Reviewed 2 months ago

Staff treated us like family and took care of our every need in the room, on he beach, at the spa, at the restaurants, and on the island excursions. We stayed in the secluded suite at the end of the beach. Totally relaxing, safe, clean ...

Good location, Good staff, but could do better
Reviewed 2 months ago

Five of us travelled from Barbados for a week so that we could experience good snorkelling and diving. Sadly it was lacking and the staff should have been more helpful. There was no diving being offered with the dive shop closed some years ago. The hotel speed boat was available but at a cost of 1000 US dollars per day.

Consequently the boat stayed attached to its mooring all week. There were kayaks and other water equipment available but the only hobie cat was broken and no attempt to have it fixed.

The hotel is beautifully situated on a sandy bay, and always a changing vista with sailing boats coming in to moore overnight, and use the hotel facilities.

We were in main season but only 22 guests when we arrived including ourselves which dwindled down to just the five of us on our last night with no other guests due in until the following weekend.

We had adjacent rooms on the ground floor, which were comfortable and clean but could do with a little updating (badly stained toilet) and no ceiling fan.

The main restaurant remained closed all week due to lack of guests. The Pirates bar was reasonable with not a lot of change in menu on the daily specials but a varied choice with a very Italian influence of pizzas and pastas.

The hotel staff were all excellent and are a credit to the hotel either on reception, beach or restaurant.

Just a shame it lacked atmosphere, and guests.

Disgusting customer service - don’t visit this hotel!!!
Reviewed 2 months ago

Was due to stay at this hotel for a week in Feb / March - got stuck in Barbados with no available flights to St Vincent’s/Canouan. My wife devasted and in tears she missed her much looked for holiday. Phoned hotel and booking.com to cancel, offered to pay night we missed but hotel insisted we pay $2000k for whole stay and no refund. My wife already upset was reduced to tears by their lack of understanding and sympathy.

Disgusted by their behaviour and no attempt to help us at at all. Still very, very upset and stuck in Barbados 😞

Beautiful & relaxing
Reviewed 2 months ago

Every room has a spectacular view of the pristine beach & turquoise Caribbean Sea. The Staff is super friendly & attentive - our Beach attendant Floyd had our towels & chairs ready every morning & was super helpful throughout our stay. The restaurant is spectacular - the Italian chef makes everything fresh daily, including all of the pasta & bread from scratch, and the ocean front setting is simply beautiful. We had one of our most relaxing stays ever!

Casual Caribbean
Reviewed 2 months ago

We stayed here for a few days to celebrate Valentine's day. We were given a room on the lower level, which was great as it was simply a few steps to the beach. We were right behind the beach bar however, which I guess for some people would be great, but I found it much less private as there were always staff members going in and out of the back door of the bar hut. If we had stayed longer, I would have asked to be moved.

Anyways, the room was fine otherwise; very clean with a comfy bed, windows with louvers that had mosquito screens (necessary!) a small fridge, a ceiling fan (very noisy though!) and lots of drawer and closet space with a personal safe. On our last day, there was a horrible low frequency humming noise which seemed to be coming from the room next door. It was supremely annoying. We assumed it was that room's AC unit. We didn't need AC in our room during our stay due to the cool February temp's and nice breezes. I think that noise would have driven me mad if it was on for the duration of our stay.

The highlight of this hotel is the lovely, clean beach. The staff work diligently to keep the beach clean and tidy. The staff at this hotel are extremely friendly and helpful...all of them. As with all the islands in this country, expect to see stray dogs on the beach and elsewhere; they may come to see you looking for food. As it is with the majority of this country's strays (and there are thousands!), they are not aggressive, just hungry.
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Drinks were good, albeit expensive. The food was hit or miss. It helps to understand that this island must import just about all the foodstuffs, so creating fresh tasty dishes is a bit of a challenge for any chef. Make sure you explain to the wait staff how you wish your food to be cooked...as Vincentians tend to overcook everything. For example, if you don't want your morning eggs hard and rubbery, just say so. If you don't want your tuna steaks to be cooked to shoe leather consistency, speak up! The menu is somewhat varied, leaning a bit towards the Italian influence which is not surprising given the ownership and management of this hotel. I would have preferred a bit more local produce; ie: breadfruit, plantain, sweet potatoes, etc. However, the fish and lobster (in season) are local and fresh. Other meats are mostly imported. We liked the Italian deli and we bought some really nice cold cuts, cheese and wine and had that for our lunches on some days.

All in all, a great stay and I would definitely return.