It is a small island, measuring only 3.5 miles (5.6 km) by 1.25 miles (2 km). The population is about 1,200 people.
Two bays, Glossy and Friendship, separate the southern side of the Canouan Island.
Canouan lies approximately 25 miles (40 km) south of St. Vincent which, from 1871 to 1969, was part of the British colony of the Windward Islands.
Locals in need of supplies beyond basic staples routinely board cargo ships to make the two-to-three-hour passage to the main Island of Saint Vincent.
A fast ferry service for the Grenadines commenced operations in June 2010 which reduces the journey
In Canouan you can laze your days away on the beach. Or take part in something more strenuous with your choice from the complete range of sports under the guidance of qualified attendants
Here there is no lack of opportunity for sport.
You have a choice between sailing, scuba diving, wind-surfing or volley-ball; or excursions on foot, boat or by small plane.
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