Mayreau is the Grenadines' smallest inhabited island. It features an area of about 1.5 ml2 and a population of about 270. The population is centered in unnamed village, situated on Station Hill, a hilltop in the island's south-west. It is an isolated community which is accessible only by boat. In 2002 electricity was provided by a central generator situated on Saline Bay.
A single-lane concrete road leads from Saline Bay's wharf to Saltwhistle Bay. The top of Mayreau Island is crested with a small elementary school, telecommunications building, brick & stone Catholic Church of Immaculate Conception (christened May 12, 1930), and Pentecostal church. There is an overlook of Union Island, Tobago Cays and Canouan from the crest of the hill behind island's Catholic Church.
Mayreau Island gets much of its water from 3 catchments set on its east side. One serves the Saltwhistle Bay resort and two - the village. Saline Bay was named for the salt pond east of the sandy beach. Salt was exported in times past but is currently harvested for local use only. Mayreau Island is mostly populated by fishermen and supported by tourism. Its school has around 50 students (kindergarten-Grades 6). Upon completing primary/elementary education, the students attend secondary schools on the main island, St. Vincent, or neighbouring Union Island. Mayreau also has a resort area located on Saltwhistle Bay, a popular spot for anchoring yachts.
Mayreau Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Mayreau Island Grenadines dock (anchor) at Saline Bay (southwestern coast).
Port Mayreau Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Mayreau Island, Grenadines. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
The Mayreau Island cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Mayreau Island, Grenadines.
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