Union island, although being one of the smaller islands we visited it was one of the most characterful. The second we stepped off the boat we were greeted by colourful houses and a small market in the town square where we stocked up on fruit and vegetables for the coming days.
A short walk around the bay took us to a beach with a kitesurfing school. We were staying on the island for a few days to wait out some strong winds that were passing over Tobago Cays. However, this meant that the school was busy with surfers blasting up and down the beach leaping into the air and doing tricks.
We also spent New Year’s ev on Union Island, everyone was gearing up for a party and although the government announced two hours before everything was due to kick off that party’s weren’t allowed through the whole of the Grenadines, people still hosted small sessions in bars.
We went to our jetty for the passing of the year and this gave us the perfect vantage point to watch fireworks being launched from all across the island and from a few of the neighbouring islands too! It was a surreal experience to see 2020 pass in the Caribbean and one we all felt extremely fortunate to have been able to spend the time here, with a crew that got on so well despite having never met before the crossing.
We all felt extremely fortunate to have been able to spend the time here