When you visit Mopion Island on your Grenadines Charter you will notice that it is more a sandbank than an “island”. This superlative sandbar is located in St. Vincent & the Grenadines, close to Petit St. Vincent. It has appeared on dozens of magazine covers. And obviously continues to inspire artists, photographers, and writers. As well as the average yachtsman. A quintessential “deserted island”, Mopion island quite literally is the poster child for the Caribbean.
Indeed there is no way that you can travel all the way to the Grenadines and miss this unique photo opportunity. Mopion, a dollop of sand surrounded by a transparent sea, is without even a single palm tree. The only speck of shade on Mopion is from a thatched hut in the middle of a sandbar 100 feet around.
Spend the Day on Mopion Island
Spend the day on Mopion Island while on your Grenadines Charter. Whatever Mopion is for you, an island, a beach, or a small sandbar, it can be yours for the day. It is supposed to be the smallest island in the Caribbean. In fact, its size depends on the tides. Though it might get larger while you lay in the shade under the iconic umbrella. Ironically, the umbrella is never submerged. It is said that this thatch umbrella was built for sailors to spot from a distance. To avoid crashing their vessels on the beautiful reef that surrounds Mopion. This straw parasol is the only protection against the sun should you decide to spend the day here. Many of the lucky visitors have left their mark carved into the trunk of the umbrella. The crystal clear turquoise waters surrounding Mopion are waiting for you to explore them.
Tender to shore from your chartered yacht anchored off Mopion. So bring a cooler and spend the entire day lounging around on the island. And especially, soak up the sun, or wade in the shallow water. A very well-developed series of reefs surround Mopion Island. You will therefore find amazing snorkeling opportunities around the sandbank. Please remember to use your sunblock liberally. We enjoyed it so much we forgot to apply sunblock continuously. As a result, that night, we felt it.