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Welcome to Union Island on the Paradise Islands website. Union is located roughly in the middle between St Vincent in the north and Grenada in the south. Union island is a major stepping stone for reaching other smaller islands with it's busy little airport; however, the island itself is relatively underdeveloped in respect of tourism. Big Sand Beach Union Island

 

Union Island is just under 14 square miles with a mountainous interior and a dry climate. The two peaks of Mount Parnassus and Mount Taboi both stand around 1,000 feet above sea level.

Union is divided into two areas (called villages) of Ashton and Clifton. Clifton is the main village where you will find most of the stores and boutiques.

Clifton Village Union Island

Union Island Airport

Union Island from Palm Island

Union Island Airport with Petit St Vincent in the background

 

Union Island beach vendors

Yacht services and day trips by boat make up much of the local economy and employment; together with a handful of small hotels and guest houses. Union island itself is not a main tourist destination; however, the nearby Tobago Cays account for much of the yachting tourism revenue.

From 1834 until 1898 the island was leased out at 150 per year to the Mulzac family. 12 years later in 1910 the island was purchased by the British Crown and divided up into parcels of land which were then sold to the local residents so they could build their own houses. Today, Union Island has around 3,000 local residents.

Union can be reached from Barbados, St Vincent, Grenada, Martinique with onwards flights to Carriacou, Canouan, Mustique and Bequia and boat transfers to many islands including the neighbouring Palm Island.

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Grenadines
Quick Facts


Capital

Kingstown
(St Vincent)

Main Airport
Argyle
International

Main Port
Kingstown
(St Vincent)

Language
English

Currency
Eastern
Caribbean
Dollar

Government
Independent

Island Size
14 Square Miles

Population
3,000

 

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