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Bequia
One of the Grenadine Islands

Bequia is one of the islands of St Vincent and the Grenadines, an independent country, west of Barbados and south of St Lucia.

It is the northernmost of the Grenadine Islands, a chain of islands stretching from St Vincent on the north to the Island of Grenada on the south.

Admiralty Bay is the meeting point of gorgeous yachts

Admiralty Bay is the meeting point of gorgeous yachts

Bequia has plenty of beaches, and as in the rest of the islands the Caribbean side is calmer and those on the Atlantic side are rough and with fewer people on the beach.

Princess Margaret Beach

Located on the Caribbean side, this is the best of beach on the island. Named for Queen Elizabeth’s sister, it is a golden sand beach with gorgeous waters.

Lower Bay Beach

This large beach is where locals meet on weekends on a number of good restaurants and bars. It is located next to Princess Margaret.

Friendship Bay

Located near town this is a wide stretch of beach, a favorite with locals. There a few hotels and bars along the beach, but still keep its laid back ambiance.

Hope Bay Beach

Located north of Friendship, it is difficult to reach. There are no restaurants or bars, but it is worth a visit to its shallow waters and great waves for surfing.

Bequia

Port Elizabeth is the picturesque capital of the Island

Port Elizabeth is the picturesque capital of the Island

An earthly paradise for those longing for relaxation

The island is heaven for those seeking peace and quiet away from the rush of the big cities and the stress of their professions. Here life is relaxed and moves to a slow pace.

You can walk the island by foot or hire one of the taxis with their friendly drivers that will satisfy any of your requests, always with a smile. The exotic beaches have attracted the Rich and Famous for many years.


Moonhole is a private community on the island

Moonhole is a private community on the island


English is the language and the people are very friendly

This tiny island has been welcoming visitors to its shores for many years and the feeling of well being can be felt from the moment you arrive.

It is a small island of five miles long and half a mile wide in size and the population of about 6,000. The population is mainly of African origin with some European and British ethnic groups.

Over the years the island has been in dispute between the French and the English, but for many years it was ruled by Great Britain.

English is the official language, although the local dialect is sometime hard to understand the first time, until you get used to it.


For more information visit
St Vincent and the Grenadines Tourism site




Caribbean Map showing the location of Bequia

Caribbean Map showing the location of Bequia

Getting there

Being so secluded makes it a little difficult to get there. There are many ways to reach this heavenly paradise.

By ferry: It’s a short ride of about nine miles from the big island of St Vincent. The ferry will depart from the capital Kingstown.

By air: There are direct flights from Barbados that arrive to J.F. Mitchell airport.

Many tourists coming from all over the world arrive to the bigger Caribbean Islands like Puerto Rico, Martinique Island or Barbados and find their way through St Vincent to the island.

This island is a dream for many tourist coming from northern countries. The island is fully surrounded by white sand beaches, not crowded at all, with green hillsides and attractive villages.


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