The perfect Caribbean island…
Bequia has a unique, magical charm which is hard to find anywhere else in the Caribbean. Lying just nine miles to the south of St.Vincent, it is the largest of the Grenadine islands – a compact seven square miles it has around 5,000 warm and friendly inhabitants. The place is relaxed and easy-going and fulfils many dreams of the perfect small Caribbean island. Beautiful white sand beaches, spectacular scuba diving and snorkeling around the rocks with unspoiled coral and brightly coloured fish. Go out with a local fisherman and catch your own fish, explore deserted and remote beaches or follow hiking trails on lush green hillsides.
Port Elizabeth, the harbour town, is just 5 minutes drive from Rocky Bay. During the main holiday season from December to May, hundreds of yachts anchor in Admiralty Bay, one of the best and most picturesque anchorages in the entire Caribbean. It attracts yachtsmen from all over the globe to its protected waters and to enjoy the inviting, lively bars and restaurants that stretch along the shoreline walkway. The town itself is home to stores selling a surprising variety of local and international food, a vegetable market full of local character and fresh fish is sold on the dock. St Vincent is just 60 minutes away by ferry for items not readily available on Bequia.
A choice of nightlife awaits you on the island – gourmet international cuisine, or delicious local cooking; elegant cocktails or sundowners in a local bar; a lively ‘jump up’ to steel band music or a romantic candlelit dinner under the warm tropical night and star-studded sky.
At the end of January, Bequia is host to the Mount Gay Music Festival, a four day event that appeals to music lovers of all ages. It has earned rave reviews for the past nine years and features a blend of great performances in a range of musical genres from steel pan to jazz and from rock to reggae.
The Bequia Heineken Easter Regatta is a four day, fun-filled event renowned the world over for its unique blend of local ‘double-ender’ boat racing, exciting yacht racing and warm, small island hospitality. This is the largest yacht regatta in the southern Caribbean with vessels of all types and sizes competing in the two series of races during the regatta weekend.
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