CanouanHow to get to Canouan Island

How to get to Canouan Island

Arriving at Mandarin Oriental, Canouan means being greeted with a sublime view of the island as you fly over or sail into Canouan and marvel at the rolling green hills and breathtaking beaches.

We invite you to arrive to Canouan via flight or yacht. Our knowledgeable team is always ready to assist you with your travel plans. You may notice minimal or no flight options when searching typical booking sites. Rest assured there are many options for daily arrival onto the island. 

  • Canouan’s 5900-foot illuminated runway can accommodate private aircraft as large as a Boeing 737. If you are arriving via Private Jet, our team will take care of coordinating your arrival with Canouan (CIW) Airport personnel. All we require is your tail number. 
  • Mandarin Oriental, Canouan offers a six-seat resort jet which can be booked as a shared or private charter. Utilizing our resort jet will reduce your transfer time to Canouan. The resort jet transfers are non-stop and are as little as 7 minutes from wheels up to wheels down. The resort jet provides round trip non-stop service from Barbados (BGI), St Lucia (UVF), Grenada (GND), Martinique (FDF) and St. Vincent (SVD).
  • Commercial Inter-island air transfers are available via Grenadines Air Alliance. Grenadines Air Alliance operates flights to and from Canouan (CIW) from Barbados (BGI), St. Vincent (SVD), and Grenada (GND).

We advise not to confirm any international flights until the inter-island connections are confirmed.

For questions or assistance please call +1 (212) 461 8068 or email mocan-reservations@mohg.com.
If you are interested in booking all travel yourself, interisland charter flights can be booked through Grenadine Air.

By Air and Sea

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The journey from Barbados (BGI) takes just 45 minutes on a 15 passenger Twin Otter propeller plane with Grenadine Air Alliance, or 25 minutes on the resort’s private jet. 

It is recommended that you fly via Barbados as a dedicated VIP airport concierge team takes care of checking through your luggage for a hassle-free journey.

Barbados to Canouan Private Jet 25 minutes*
Barbados to Canouan commercial flight 45 minutes*

Grenada to Canouan Private Jet 12 minutes
Grenada to Canouan commercial flight 30 minutes

Martinique to Canouan Private Jet 30 minutes

St. Vincent to Canouan Private Jet 7 minutes
St. Vincent to Canouan commercial flight 15 minutes

St Lucia to Canouan 15 minutes on the jet 

*When you travel through Barbados, a dedicated VIP airport concierge takes care of checking through your luggage for a hassle-free journey

Canouan’s 5900-foot illuminated runway can accommodate private aircraft as large as a Boeing 737. If you are arriving via Private Jet, our team will take care of coordinating your arrival with Canouan (CIW) Airport personnel. All we require is your tail number.

International Flights to/from Barbados (BGI) include:

  • Boston (BOS)
  • Charlotte (CLT)
  • Frankfurt (FRA) - commencing October 2019
  • Ft. Lauderdale (FLL)
  • London (LGW)
  • Manchester (MAN)
  • Miami (MIA)
  • Newark (EWR)
  • New York (JFK)
  • Toronto (YYZ)

International Flights to / from Grenada (GND) include:

  • Atlanta (ATL)
  • London (LGW)
  • Miami (MIA)
  • New York (JFK)
  • Toronto (YYZ)

International Flights to / from Martinique (FDF) include:

  • Miami (MIA)
  • Montreal (YUL)
  • Paris (CDG)

International Flights to / from St. Lucia (UVF) include:

  • Atlanta (ATL)
  • Boston (BOS)
  • Charlotte (CLT)
  • London (LGW)
  • Miami (MIA)
  • New York (JFK)
  • Toronto (YYZ)

International Flights to / from St. Vincent (SVD) include:

  • Miami (MIA)
  • New York (JFK)
  • Toronto (YYZ)

All flights are subject to change and seasonality. Please contact your preferred airline or travel professional for more information.

Sandy Lane Yacht Club is located just 10 minutes from the resort. When arriving by sea, please provide us your arrival and embarkation times. Our resort provides complimentary roundtrip transfers to and from Sandy Lane Yacht Club.

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