CANOUAN ISLAND, The Grenadines -- The opening date for Raffles
Resort Canouan Island has been pushed back to July 29 from July 15.
The 56-room, suite and villa resort marks Raffles
International's first Caribbean venture.
General manager Louis Sailer said the resort will open its doors
with special daily rates from $345 to $755, single or double, not
including 17% tax and service charge. The rates are in effect
through Nov. 12.
The resort is the former Carenage Bay Beach Hotel & Golf
Club, briefly managed by Rosewood Hotels & Resorts but closed
for the past two years for extensive -- and expensive --
New to Raffles Resort Canouan Island is an 18-hole Jim
Fazio-designed golf course; the Raffles Amrita Spa with 10
cliffside and two over-water bungalow-style treatment rooms; four
restaurants and bars; and the Sugar Palm Club for kids.
Sources say Raffles spent "more than $30 million" investing in
the resort, which was already "up to [Raffles'] standards," to add
Donald Trump also marks his Caribbean debut with his Trump Club
Privee European-style casino and Trump International Golf Club with
changing rooms, steam room, sauna and the 19th Hole Lounge.
For details, visit www.raffles.com; to book, e-mail [email protected].
To contact reporter Gay Nagle Myers, send e-mail to [email protected].