UNION ISLAND, ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
- POPULATION 2,100
- SIZE 3 square miles
As proven by the swaying masts offshore, Union Island is among the best-loved anchorages in the Caribbean, the harbour backed by colourful corrugated-iron huts under green hills. Scan the vessels for the distinctive silhouette of Scaramouche— a schooner that found fame appearing in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.
Channel Jack Sparrow by hopping aboard for a day-trip to the lovely Tobago Keys —five uninhabited isles where snorkellers can walk the plank (or rather, just jump off the boat) to spot parrotfish and sea turtles amongst the coral.
- GETTING THERE – Fly to Barbados with BA via London from Singapore or Kuala Lumpur, then head on to Union Island with Mustique Airways or SVG Air.