Bequia

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Welcome to Bequia

Bequia is a relaxed and friendly Caribbean island with an international flair, tailor-made for sailing enthusiasts, beach lovers and honeymooners.

Enjoy white sand beaches, sheltered bays, turquoise seas and a selection of lovely hotels, well appointed villas and apartments, and excellent restaurants and bars. Don’t miss our world famous Easter Regatta.

Escape to Bequia, drop anchor and unwind!

About Bequia

he beautiful island of Bequia is located just 9 miles to the south of St. Vincent.

It has an area of approximately 7 square miles and its topography combines hills, coastal woodland, fertile plains, coconut plantations, steep cliffs, protected coves and bays, and pristine white sand beaches. The main town is Port Elizabeth which is located on the leeward side of the island on Admiralty Bay, a large natural anchorage that is sheltered from prevailing winds.

The population of Bequia is about 4,500 and the official language is English.

The Bequia Tourism Association office is prominently located outside the main ferry wharf. It has maps, brochures, souvenirs and its friendly staff can help you arrange tours, taxis and accommodation.

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Get to know Bequia

History & Culture

As with St. Vincent, Bequia was home to Amerindians before European farmers, fishermen and traders settled here in the 1700s. Nine sugar plantations were established during the early 1800s but prosperity was short-lived when the sugar industry entered a period of decline.

Shopping & Services

As with the rest of St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Bequia’s currency is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar though the US Dollar is widely accepted. Banks with ATMs are located in Port Elizabeth. Credit cards are accepted in the majority of hotels, boutiques and restaurants.

Where to Stay

There are plenty of accommodation options on Bequia. Visitors can choose to stay at hotels, guest houses, self catering villas, cottages and apartments. Hotels range from the luxurious and elegant to the more modest and affordable.

EVENTS

Happenings in the Island

Festival

Independence Celebration

St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) celebrates the nation’s anniversary of independence with a variety of events including motorsports.

Festival

Bequia Music Festival

Bequia rocks for four days with the Bequia Mount Gay Music Fest. Music lovers enjoy a fabulous treat at various venues on the island.

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Breadfruit Festival

The breadfruit was first brought to the destination during slavery as a cheap food source for the enslaved.

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Bequia Easter Regatta

The Bequia Easter Regatta is one of the destination’s premiere events and the southern Caribbean region’s most popular regatta.

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