Mayreau hotels are limited, as this is the smallest inhabited island of St Vincent and the Grenadines. The island only measures about 1.5 square miles, but those 1.5 square miles represent some of the most breathtaking coastline in the Lower Antilles. To give you a mental picture of just how pure and tranquil this island is, there is only one concrete road that connects the areas of Saltwhistle Bay and Saline Bay. The only lodging in Mayreau is at the Saltwhistle Bay Club, a tiny B&B type of place called Dennis’ Hideaway, and beyond that, you’re either looking for vacation rentals on the island, or setting a mooring outside the reef-laden waters of Mayreau, Tobago Cays, and Mustique in your yacht or boat. Even if you do not stay the entire time on the island of Mayreau, it is good to know that there are several options for Mayreau accommodations should you want to explore it for a night or two.
The Saltwhistle Bay Club (pictured) is the preeminent of all the Mayreau accommodations. It represents the tiny resort area of this island located between Canouan and Carriacou, which is not at all far from Barbados. Barbados has an international airport that connects with Union Island where the Saltwhistle Bay Club will send a boat to pick you up for your arrival. The prime location of the Saltwhistle Bay Club on Saltwhistle Bay means that you can choose from the choppier waters of the windward (eastern) side of the island, or the calmer waves that are more conducive to diving and snorkeling on the leeward side.
The Tobago Cays are also within very close range, another area where you can experience some of the best diving the Caribbean has to offer. The main appeal of this and all other Mayreau hotels and other accommodations is the fantastic natural beauty of the island itself. Take a look around and witness the crystal clear, blue reef waters, the white-sand beaches, and the awe-inspiring sunsets, and you just may decide to make a vacation to St Vincent and the Grenadines a yearly affair. The resort also features other amenities including fitness facilities, concierge services, a restaurant and bar on-site, and spacious, breezy guest accommodations that are sure to match up with the island inspiration that the hotel brings to life. Lodging in Mayreau does not get better than this.
Dennis’ Hideaway is a small B&B that features a swimming pool, restaurant, and access to the beach where you can enjoy everything from diving and snorkeling to sunbathing and swimming in the warm reef-protected waters. Dennis’ Hideaway is one of the Mayreau accommodations that is simple, yet affordable, and you do not have to spend your entire vacation budget on the hotel. The rooms offer air conditioning and the host is more than happy to help assist with information about how to get around to the other islands, and advice about eco-tourism related activities. If you do not stay at one of these two places, you have entered into the realm of vacation rentals. If you end up staying on one of the other islands, you should consider incorporating a trip to Mayreau for at least one night into your trip itinerary. It may be tiny, but it is among the most picturesque of all the Grenadine Islands.