By Alexander Britell
Luxury hotel brand Mandarin Oriental has officially taken over the management of the Pink Sands Club on the island of Canouan in the Grenadines.
It is now the first Mandarin-managed hotel in the Caribbean.
The brand began managing the resort on Oct 1; in the first quarter of 2018, the property will be fully reflagged and renamed as the Mandarin Oriental, Canouan.
The property has a total of 26 suites and 12 villas; it also includes a beachside infinity pool, three night-lit tennis courts, a fitness center and a kids’ club.
The five-square-mile island is home to a Tom Fazio-designed golf course, a superyacht marina and the largest natural coral reef in the southern Caribbean.
Pink Sands Club is also adding eight new three- and four-bedroom “patio villas” near the top of the resort’s hillside.
The villas are set to open in December.