At Tamarind Beach all rooms and suites have the best beachfront sea-views you can hope for, with a welcoming sound of nature and birdlife in the background. The accommodation is in small blocks of three storeys with the suites on the top floor, and the ground floor rooms offer steps straight onto the sand.
The moment you arrive the staff are friendly and helpful, from reception to the beach service and the restaurant as well. Which takes me to the dining, what a pleasant experience - great sized servings of fresh and delicious food. The managers, being Italian, have a high standard for the cuisine, wine and of course coffee, and they make sure all produce either local or imported is top level. The new deli/shop was a surprise for an outer island, and will surely become a popular stop in the Grenadines. I wished I could have stayed longer here, partially for the location and laid back feel, and also I would have loved to have the opportunity to try the Woodfired Pizzas!
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Children: Children are welcome, with babysitting available. Children under the age of 12 stay free of charge on a room only basis when sharing with their parents. Cribs are available on request.
Distance from the airport: Connecting flight from Barbados (55 mins.), Grenada (20 mins.) and St. Lucia to Canouan Island (30 mins.). Complimentary return airport transfers from Canouan to Tamarind.
Facilities: Watersports - scuba diving, windsurfing, sailing, snorkelling, canoeing and hydro bikes. Free wireless connection is available in rooms. Day trips can be arranged to other islands in The Grenadines, half and full day tours by sea. Day trips can be arranged by air to St. Vincent, Bequia, Union Island and Palm Island. Sea Grape Massage room and a boutique are on site. Currency exchange services available.
Complimentary: Welcome drink, turndown service, non-motorised water sports (excluding scuba diving).
Restaurants and Bars: Palapa restaurant - all meal dining with a delightful open terrace right on the water's edge with tropical gardens. Menus include a variety of international dishes, Italian pastas and pizzas from the wood firing oven and fresh local fish. Pirate Cove - an informal bar and restaurant open daily from 4pm serving snacks, sandwiches, pizzas and pasta. Live music and dancing. The Beach Bar is open daily for drinks, snacks, sandwiches and salads.
Meal arrangements: Stays at Tamarind Beach Hotel & Yacht Club are on a bed and breakfast, half or full board basis.
Internet access: Free wireless Internet connection in all rooms.
40 beachfront hideaways including 8 suites set in tropical gardens right on the water's edge. Arranged in three separate buildings, ground floor rooms have direct beach access. All rooms and suites have air conditioning and are lined with Brazilian walnut wood paneling with balconies overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The maximum occupancy of all rooms is 3 people.
Beachfront Room: Master bathroom with shower, air conditioning, telephone, personal in-room safe, overhead ceiling fan, mini bar, hair dryer, a TV, telephone and free Wi-Fi. Upper floor rooms have terraces with views of the Caribbean Sea whereas ground floor rooms have patios with direct beach access.
Beachfront Suite: Master bathroom with shower, separate sitting area, walk-in closet, air conditioning, telephone, personal in-room safe, overhead ceiling fan, mini bar, a hair dryer, a TV, coffee and tea amenities. All suites are on the top floor and have large beachfront terrace with views of the Caribbean.