Island is the largest island in the southern part of St. Vincent's Grenadines.
With its dramatically mountainous outline, Union stands out from afar.
Clifton, the main harbor, is protected by a reef which shows off its
brilliant kaleidoscopic colors and patterns as you sail in.
pleasant anchorage is just behind Newlands Reef, but if you prefer to be
nearer the action, anchor anywhere off the town.
has always been a very genuine Grenadine Island, the commercial center
of the southern Grenadines with an excellent harbor and, until recently,
it had the largest airport.
the last decade it seems like a whole new place. Everyone you
meet is cheerful and genuinely happy to talk to visitors. The town is
clean and picturesque with several new, locally run stores catering to
visitors. A couple of bars provide perfect street-side viewing points
for watching the world go by. The market, with many colorful stalls, has
been rearranged round a pleasant green square.
change has been happening slowly over some years, but now it has
all come together to make it so pleasant that it has become a favorite
for many of us. The pace is leisurely but you have over half a dozen
good restaurants, the provisioning is very good for the Grenadines with
a really wide choice of fresh produce. Basic services like docking,
water, laundry and internet connections are readily available.
the main anchorage, has always been spectacular, open to the east and
protected by a barrier reef. The waters colors are brilliant green and
turquoise and the water very clear. Union also has two other excellent
anchorages. Chatham Bay in on the lee side of the island is a
magnificent bay with a long beautiful beach backed by steep hills. It
feels wild and far away, but this will not last too long as roads have
been build on the hill tops and houses are likely to be built. The
anchorage off Frigate Island is on Unionís south coast and fairly
remote, though well within dinghy range of Ashton, Unionís other main
settlement. Ashton is a pleasant local town with lots of rum shops,
small supermarkets, and a couple of restaurants whose prices are
attempt was made to construct a marina here with lots of walls being
built. The company went bankrupt and work stopped, but the remains
provide a pleasant footpath from Frigate Island all the way into Union.
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since August 05