Owia Salt Pond
Continuously refreshed by waves cascading over the volcanic rock formations that surround the pools, it feels as if you are bathing in an aquarium. Reef fish and even coral formations add colour and life to what is a unique, peaceful and very special natural phenomenon.
The Owia Salt Pond is located on the North Eastern Coast of St. Vincent in the village of Owia which is home to some of the indigenous people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines – the Black Caribs. The salt water pond is sheltered from the sea by the numerous volcanic boulders which surround it.
The two hour drive from Kingstown along the Eastern Coast takes you to this recreation site which occupies a fairly extensive area of well maintained grounds which leads down to the sea where the salt pond is situated. Traditionally, it has been used as a therapeutic bathing pond.
Owia Salt Pond is a unique coastal feature of geological and oceanographic interest. Coastal rocks offer a partial enclosure from the Atlantic Ocean waves and swells, creating a "pool" of protected water used for bathing. This pool is called the Owia Salt Pond and a major attraction of the sites.