Mopion, SVG | Wish you were here (Sep/Oct 2022)

Postcards from the Caribbean’s most extraordinary places

  • Mopion. Photo by Hemis/Alamy Stock Photo
  • Mopion. Photo courtesy Hugh Whyte/

At not even 100 feet long, depending on the tides and currents, Mopion is sometimes called the smallest island in the Caribbean. Accessible only by boat, its brilliant white coral sand barely emerges above the distinctive blue waters of the southern Grenadines. You’ll find only one thatched structure there, nicknamed the “Engagement Umbrella”. It provides just enough shade for two and, legend has it, is a popular spot for marriage proposals. The reef offshore is also great for snorkelling.

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