A few days ago I found on TV a documentary about an island that I found spectacular, the Mayreau Island, which is the smallest inhabited island in the Grenadines, in the Caribbean. It has an area of less than two square kilometers, its population is around 300 inhabitants and almost all of them live in a small unshaded town near the main hill, in the southwest of the island. Until 2002 there was no electricity in the town, and it can only be reached by boat.
On this island there is only one road, which is only one lane and connects the Salinas Bay with the resort of Saltwhistle Bay. Among the most important buildings on the island are the school, the telecommunications one and the Immaculate Conception Church, built in 1930. There is another church that was built years later, the Pentecostal church.
Almost all the inhabitants of the island are engaged in fishing or tourism, and the students of the school must go to study in a neighboring island when they finish primary school. Is a very quiet island It becomes the ideal place to live if you are looking for tranquility and get away from the hustle and bustle of a city. In addition, the tourists who arrive are still few, so it is perfect for relaxation.
Is a resort It houses all tourists who come to the island with the intention of spending at least one night. It is a small but spectacular complex in which there are several pools, lots of vegetation and even a anchoring area to rent a boat and go hiking. Being a small island, it has few beaches, but they are all charming and very quiet, which is what one looks for when going to a beach.
Mayreau island (June 2020)
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