Union Island & Tobago Cays
Union Island is a small paradise that belongs to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. It’s a tiny island, 8.4 Km2 and approximately 3,000 inhabitants, with enormous natural beauty, with perfect climate and with friendly people. It is a place where you can breathe a pure Caribbean atmosphere, full of colours and tropical fruits. Union Island is the best option in this area to start your holiday. Clifton will be the perfect destination to board a luxurious private catamaran which will take you to discover this spectacular piece of the Caribbean.
Tobago Cays National Marine Park was declared National Marine Park in 1997 and nowadays is the jewel of the crown of the southern part of the country. It has an area of 5.7 km2. Formed by a group of 5 small uninhabited islands placed on a large horseshoe coral reef, full of tropical fishes and green turtles, clear crystal waters, white sands and huge palm trees. Simply spectacular.
The luxurious sailing catamaran, in which you will sail, is fully equipped, perfectly adapted to your needs and everything is cared to detail to satisfy your liking. It is crewed by great professionals; a captain who knows perfectly the area and a chef who will please you with the best Caribbean cuisine. The just captured fish, lobsters or the queen conch might be part of your menu on board. Everything will be amazing so you will only need to think in relaxing and enjoying the paradise
To finish your holiday in the most satisfactory way, you will be accommodated in an exclusive and quiet resort in a private island, enjoying wonderful suites with absolute privacy. Our resort was added to the Golden list by Condé Nast Traveller magazine in 2014 and awarded as one of the Top Ten Super Romantic Hotels by FORBES list in 2013. In addition, our resort is one of the Small Luxury Hotels of the world and it has been named as a Unique Lodges of the World by National Geographic.
Diving and Snorkelling: Coral reefs, all kind of fishes, turtles, moray eels, reef and sand sharks, rays and stingrays, lobsters, a sunken ship, a submarine volcano, caves…
Kite surf: This is the best area in The Grenadines to practice this sport, with good winds and turquoise waters.
Lobster BBQ: On the beach, local style, you will taste the exquisite Caribbean lobsters cooked by our friends Denny McCoy and Black Boy, a couple of “celebrities” of the island.
Excursion to Petit Tabac: This tiny island outside the reef, where the only way to reach it is on a speed boat sailing through the reef, will make you love their white sand and their crystal clear waters. And of course, if thirsty, some coconut water just picked.
Due to flight connections, to get to Union Island you will need to stop at Barbados. This will be a good chance for you to know another awesome portion of the Caribbean. Here you will have the opportunity to visit some beaches, the city centre and the famous fish market. Then, on a small plane, you will reach the final destination.
The best time of the year to visit Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is during the dry season, which goes from December to June. The average annual temperature is 27,5⁰C and the average seawater temperature is around 28⁰C all year round.
Essential. Passport (valid and to expire not less than six months after entering the country), high protection sun cream, sun glasses, swim suits, hat or cap, mosquito repellent.
Language. English is the official language, but most of the Vincentians also speak Creole
Time difference. UTC -4:00, 5 hours less in relation to Spain (6h in summer time).
Currency. East Caribbean Dollar (XCD). Aprox. 1€=3EC$, 1US$=2’7EC$. American dollars are accepted in many places.
BBanks/ATM/Credit cards There is a bank and an ATM in Clifton for debit, but we highly recommend taking some cash ($ or €) with you. Credit cards can only be used at the resort.
Electricity. Union Island: Current here is 110/220V. Adaptor “Type G “, UK style. Barbados: Current here is 110V. Adaptor “Type A”, American style.