rimmed with pristine beaches and offers spectacular views from
up on the hill. It is one of the smaller locally inhabited
Grenadines with a just one village. Originally the whole island
was owned by the Eustace family of St. Vincent, and inhabitants
owned no land. Then land in the village was made available to
them and now much of the island has been sold.
For generations the Roman Catholics
were the only religious show in town with their picturesque
little church on the hill. Now, a big new church faces it on the
other side of the road, courtesy of one of the Eustace family,
offering a livelier approach to the almighty. Apart from this
the island is relatively unchanged. Most islanders are happy to
see you, and indeed yachts are a mainstay of the economy. You
can and should walk around the island, up to the village and
down the other side and explore the windward beaches. A road now
runs from Saline Bay to Salt Whistle Bay, with many side roads.
All the waters around Mayreau are part of the Tobago Cays Marine
Park. Park visitation fees are not being collected, but there is
no diving on your own.
since August 05
Righteous & de Youths