Owia Salt Pond reopened to the public

By Admin. Updated 12:40 p.m., Tuesday, July 12, 2022, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).

A cross-section of the Owia Salt Pond. Photo: National Parks, Rivers and Beaches Authority.

The Owia Salt Pond, one the natural attractions in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has been reopened to the public more than a year after its closure.

The announcement was made on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 by the National Parks, Rivers and Beaches Authority which manages most public tourism sites.

The pond, located in Owia, a village in the northeastern part of mainland, St. Vincent on the slopes of the La Soufrière volcano, suffered extensive damage from heavy ash fall and when the volcano began erupting explosively on April 9, 2021.

Restorative works were carried out on the reception building and the vending kiosks as well as at the natural pool/pond which was filled with ash deposits.

The pond is a favorite for many locals and tourists as it provides a ‘bathable’ area on the eastern side of mainland, St. Vincent, protected from the rough Atlantic Ocean.

It has been featured in many tourism magazines and marketing materials promoting St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

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