The Old Caribbean

The Island of Mayreau has quickly become one of my favorite stops in The Grenadines.  It is as close to the Old Caribbean as you can get.  There is a village at the top of the highest elevation that is home to 262 people, all related.  There is one Catholic Church, one school, four restaurants, three grocery stores, two roads, and six vehicles.  Free-range cattle, goats, and chickens roam freely through the village. Many of the homes are quite basic, as they have been for decades.  Electricity finally reached the island last year after many years of waiting.

The people are warm and friendly.  The village is definitely the Old Caribbean.  Itís like stepping back in time, and being there is truly a great Caribbean Experience.

The island is home to two outstanding anchorages; the village is now easily accessible from either:

Last Updated: July 1, 2004
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