Union Island has got to be one of my favorite Grenadine Islands for an island-hopping stay-cation. Tucked away between Mayreau and Carriacou it is one of the thirty-two islands and cays that make up St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Today’s blog post comes courtesy of Shana Jones who spent two days exploring this little gem in the Caribbean sea. Read her blog post below
It was the end of June and after months of waiting, the time had finally come for my Union Island getaway! I rose early that morning to be greeted by windy, rainy, grey skies, but they could not dull my anticipation. This was my getaway: the brief pause in my vacation where I actually relaxed and did nothing for two days! I landed in Union just after 10:30am and by 11am was outside the front gate of St. Joseph’s Guesthouse craning my neck to see Felicia, the assistant to the director, beckoning to me from the 3rd floor. This was it! I felt like The Sound of Music’s Maria taking in the huge von Trapp mansion for the first time, wondering what new life awaited me behind its massive doors. I know, I know. It’s not that serious.
St. Joseph’s easily became my stay of choice after visiting it on a previous trip. The simple, sunny rooms offer options for everyone, from communal rooms for the avid kite sailing group to a private sanctum for the soul-seeking sojourner. My 3rd floor room opened out to a balcony with panoramic views of Palm Island, Petit Martinique, Petit St. Vincent, and Carriacou to the south. My mornings and evenings on the balcony were tranquil (I was the sole guest) and breezy, the palms swaying effortlessly in unison with the hum of the wind and waves. One night, the black silence was broken only by the distant sounds of a lone saxophonist’s rendition of the Beatles’ Hey Jude.
Read the rest of her amazing vacation here.