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Union Island

By Dmitry Petrounin Dmitry Petrounin Section editor Profile

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This is the southernmost inhabited island of the Grenadines. It can be reached by speedboat from Saint-Vincent in 2 hours 15 minutes. Union Island is also the most mountainous of the Grenadine Islands (Mount Taboi rises 304m!) which makes it possible to go on some beautiful walks. However, it is mostly its beaches and location (an excellent departure point for excursions to the Tobago Cays) which make it a renowned place to stay. The main port, Clifton, is very popular with cruise operators and offers a bit of entertainment.

To see

The Grenadines archipelago is really only interesting for its environment: turquoise water, beaches and coconuts, cliffs plunging into the sea? The landscape, fauna (birds, tortoises, iguanas, etc.) and flora are the main features to admire on the island!

To do

Diving, swimming with the dolphins, sailing? the Grenadines archipelago is a fabulous playground for watersports enthusiasts. Be careful, though, the currents can be very strong between the main islands.

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To think about

More than anywhere else, it is always a good idea to bring along a mask, flippers, a snorkel and a waterproof camera to the Tobago Cays!

To avoid

Located in the south of the Lesser Antilles, the archipelago is set back from the usual path of the hurricanes. However, it is still better to avoid visiting from September to mid-December, when the rains can often be very heavy.
It is prohibited to collect shells in the Tobago Cays.

To try

"Fresh catch of the day!". The fresh catch of the day in most restaurants includes swordfish, red snapper, and tuna among other things, and it is generally served grilled with rice and vegetables. A real delight! It is also easy to find calalou, spinach's tropical cousin usually served in a stew.