ABOUT BEQUIA

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About Bequia [Bequia Videos] – [Bequia Pictures]

Bequia means “island of the clouds” in the ancient Arawak. Bequia is the largest of the St. Vincent dependencies with a population of approximately 5,000. It lies 9 miles south of the mainland of St. Vincent and covers about 7 square miles, so nowhere is very far from anywhere else. The best thing about its size is that if you only have a week you won’t have to worry about missing anything or planning a complicated itinerary just to make sure that you see everything.

Sail into the magnificent Admiralty Bay, drop anchor and explore the wonderful Belmont Walkway, enjoy the party atmosphere of our world famous Easter Regatta and the Bequia Music Fest.

The Belmont walkway which runs along the seafront out of Port Elizabeth means that you have a high concentration of quality bars and restaurant within easy walking distance.

TO DO & SEE: 

Beaches: Gorgeous powder white sand, turquoise seas and secluded bays await you in Bequia. Popular beach destinations include: Princess Margaret Beach, Lower Bay Beach, Friendship Bay Beach, Spring Bay Beach, Industry Bay Beach.

Sailing: Sail to Bequia, drop anchor, get clearance and provisions. Enjoy a boat tour around the island, take a water taxi to one of our idyllic beaches, and drop into one of our great bars or restaurants. Take a trip to The Tobago Cays on The Friendship Rose.

Diving & Snorkeling:

Bequia is an excellent place to learn how to scuba dive. Dive operators offer professional dive certification courses as well as try-dive adventures.
For experienced divers, you’ll love our critters and colourful reefs and you can explore our interesting shipwrecks as well, all within recreational dive depths.

Bequia’s Heritage: Immerse yourself in Bequia’s fascinating heritage, take an island tour, discover traditional fishing villages, enjoy wonderful views from Fort Hamilton, explore our Maritime Museum, and see why we are the model sailboat capital of the world.

Turtle Watching:

Get close up to sea turtles, swim with them, learn how to protect them. Discover your eco side.
The Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary is located on Park Bay, a little further to the north of Spring and Industry. As well as the enjoyment of seeing juvenile sea turtles, it is also an educational experience.

Island Tours:

Take an island tour with a Bequia taxi driver. You will get to see as much or as little as you want, and always with full commentary Tours are tailored to your wishes.

Nightlife: For sunset views and nightlife, Port Elizabeth is the place with restaurants and bar

GETTING THERE:

LIAT does not fly direct to Bequia…for a direct flight to Bequia you need to fly SVG or Mustique Air or Grenadines Alliance…the Barbados to Bequia flight leaves Barbados at 4:30 arrives Bequia 5:30…

If you fly LIAT to St. Vincent, depending on the day of the week, there is a 6 pm ferry to Bequia, but you will probably have to overnight in St. Vincent…

or, you could overnight in Barbados and fly direct into Bequia on the morning flight with SVG if the 3:30 arrival time won’t allow you enough time to connect with the 4:30 flight…

Also note that if your flight arrives in Barbados at 3:30 and you want to catch the SVG Air flight directly to Bequia, you SHOULD have plenty of time–you don’t have to clear customs in Barbados if you are taking SVG air and it doesn’t take long to get checked in. It is a good idea to have a hotel name in Barbados just in case you are delayed, though

TO KNOW:

On the Bequia Tourism site look at the weekly Bequia This Week. It tells you what is happening and where on the island.  If you follow it in the weeks leading up to your visit you will have a good idea of the island rhythm

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