If you are in the mood for treasure hunting then let’s head out to the eastern Caribbean, as there are rumored sightings of a beautiful gem between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. This gem, Bequia (pronounced Beck-way), the largest of the islands of St. Vincent & the Grenadines, dazzles with 7 square miles of natural beauty and remains one of the truly unspoiled Caribbean Islands.
There are golden and white sand beaches along Bequia’s coastline and the interior is quite mountainous, perhaps the reason for its name, which means “Island in the Clouds”. Of course with mountains come spectacular viewing, as are the views of the Caribbean Sea from Mount Pleasant, a popular view point on the island.
- Port Elizabeth – This is the center of Bequia, charmingly Caribbean with an open market, vibrantly colored shops, bars, cafes, and waterfront restaurants overlooking Admiralty Bay
- Uncrowded Beaches – Yes the beaches in Bequia are beautiful like most in the Caribbean BUT they offer a rarity, public beaches that are uncrowded. Two of the best beaches are, the Princess Margaret beach where you will find, tucked in a corner, Jack’s Bar , and the popular Lower Bay beach, on Sundays there is a beach party and most locals hang out here
- Bequia Easter Regatta – Bequia has a strong history with sailors and boat building (which still happens today) so no surprise that the annual Easter Regatta is internationally renowned with competitors and supporters from all over the world. The island is also very popular with yachters
- Discover the Grenadines – Sure you may not want to leave the secluded paradise of Bequia buuuuut as you are in the midst of the Grenadines why not hop on the ferry and discover some of the lesser known gems, including Mayreau and Union Island
Where To Stay
Accommodations in Bequia match the laid back charm of the island with hotels, villas, guest houses, and apartments of different categories. Luxury hotels include Firefly Bequia, located on a lush tropical plantation and the newly built Bequia Beach Hotel on Friendship Beach.
How to Get to Bequia
Getting to Bequia is, well not easy, but this is great as there are less visitors to share it with.
Fly into Barbados and/or Saint Lucia via major international airlines including American Airlines, Air Canada, British Airways, Jet Blue, and Virgin Atlantic. From these two islands you connect on SVG Air to Bequia.
Fly into St. Vincent and connect to a Ferry from the Grenadines Wharf Terminal
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