Union Island, Grenadines Overview
Due to its volcanic silhouette, it is also called the Tahiti of the West Indies. The island is approximately 3 miles long and 1 mile wide. Surrounding islands are Tobago Cays, Mayreau, Palm Island, and Petit Saint Vincent. The highest peak is Mount Taboi – 999 feet above sea level. Union Island has a semi-arid climate – its hills are not high enough to produce the rainfall that transforms Grenada’s northern coastal areas into rainforest. During the dry season, December/January through June, the only source of water on the island is the water stored during the rainy season (June–December).
Union Island is part of the nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. It lies 90 kilometers southwest of Barbados and is within view of the islands of Carriacou and the mainland of Grenada, which lie directly south.
The tourism industry plays an increasing role in Union Island’s economy. A large number of yachts visit the island each year, often on their way to the nearby Tobago Cays. There are a number of local guest houses, including St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, the Anchorage Yacht Club, and a small hotel at the Bougainvilla in Clifton.
Detailed Map of Union Island, Grenadines
The climate is tropical, there is not much variation in temperature which is around 86° F, 29° C.