- Type: Villa Resort
- Style: Total Seclusion
- Lifestyle: Near The Beach
- Child Policy: Children of all ages are welcome
- Summary: Cottages in a mini-estate on Canouan Island
- Feature: The hillside location affords guests stunning views
- Rooms: 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 10 guests
- Nearest airport: Canouan Airstrip
Location and transfer
Approximately 10 minutes from Canouan Airstrip by car transfer. The grocery store in the village is seven minutes away from the villa by car, while the resort's facilities are just three minutes away by golf cart (provided for villa guests).
There's an eighteen-metre infinity-edge swimming pool with sundeck, a two-storey gazebo for dining and an outdoor bar and grill – perfect for enjoying the views, cocktails or simply soaking up the sun. The gardens surrounding Il Sogno offer an array of blooms, whatever the season, as well as banana, plantane, lime, orange, grapefruit, mango, papaya, breadfruit, avocado and fig trees.
Villa staff details
Staff include: a chef, housekeeper, butler and a laundry service.
Il Sogno Estate Villa is two minutes from the closest beach, which has an excellent lunch and bar service, whilst a host of water based excursions, from sailing to snorkelling and windsurfing with hyro-bikes and pedal boats are available on a complimentary basis.
The spa’s philosophy takes its inspiration from the ancient Sanskrit legend that promised eternal youth. Renewing and nurturing treatments are administered by a team of highly skilled international Therapists in Hillside Palapas, reached by funicular, or one of the two Grand Palapas positioned over-the-water, their glass-bottom floors offering intimate views of the fish below. A fully-equipped fitness centre offers a range of classes from yoga to boxing.
Canouan Island's challenging 18-hole, par 72 golf course, designed by Jim Fazio, offers unparalleled views of the bay. It stretches across sixty acres along the seafront; half of it is built on the flat coastal plain and the other half is carved out of the hillside above the bay and the resort. Golf instruction, carts and rental clubs are available.
Luxury Family Holidays
At the Mandarin Oriental Canouan kids' club, there are two play areas equipped with age-appropriate toys and games, whilst a range of outdoor and indoor activities are organised by the trained staff – treasure hunts, nature walks, mask-making and even a junior version of the Olympic Games.