The island that disappears

By Demion McTair. Updated 7:02 p.m., Tuesday, May 4, 2021, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).

Now you see me, now you don’t.

What if islands can play disappearing games? Well, apparently, they can.

Located at the southernmost tip of the archipelago of Islands that make up St. Vincent and the Grenadines is Mopion Island.

Known for its iconic hut-style umbrella which stands alone, the tides decide the shape of Mopion Island and sometimes, if the tides get really high, much of the island submerges under water.

On a normal day with low to moderate tides, the island makes for a pristine picnic spot which is often frequented by beach-lovers. In fact, it has an excellent rating on TripAdvisor.

Once the tide is high, however, the surrounding waters overwhelm the already limited beach space, sometimes preventing any form of visits.

Tourists pose for a photo on a partially submerged Mopion Island. Photo: BlueFootTravel

According to some sources such as Britannica, Mopion Island would be classified as a Cay (a small, low island, usually sandy, situated on a coral reef platform).

If you are on a trip to St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the tides are trying to conceal Mopion Island, you can just visit one of the Tobago Cays, not too far away and experience the same secluded getaway.

This video by LexLovesLos shows how beautiful the Mopion Island is.

This article written by Demion McTair was originally posted on Secrets of SVG.

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