Canouan is renown for its gorgeous white sand beaches, sheltered bays and coral reefs.

Within the Canouan Resort, Carenage Bay and Godahl Bay are stunning.

Godahl Bay Beach was voted #5 in 'The World's 21 Sexiest Beaches' by The Travel Channel in 2008.

South of Raffles along the windward coast, Windward Bay and Friendship Bay have wonderful beaches. The beach at Windward Bay also has interesting volcanic rock formations.

Windward Bay Beach
Windward Bay Beach

On the leeward coast, Charlestown Bay is a popular and pretty white sand beach, and in the west, South Glossy Beach is absolutely idyllic.

Most beaches are great for swimming, as they are protected by land topography or barrier reefs.