Bequia Tourist Places to Visit in Bequia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, America

Bequia Tourist Places to Visit in Bequia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, America

Bequia is the largest island in the Grenadines island chain geographically positioned between 13°00′ N latitude and 61°13′ W longitude. It belongs to the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines covering an area of 18 sq. km. Bequia is situated around 15 km away from the capital of the country, Kingstown. Bequia magnetizes large number of whale watchers and scuba divers during peak tourist season (December to April).


History of Bequia:

Bequia was earlier known as Becouya and the literal meaning of present name Bequia in ancient Arawak language is ‘island of the clouds’. It was well known for its sugar industries during the French colonial period.


Connectivity to Bequia:

Bequia is catered by James F. Mitchell International Airport which is located in the vicinity of Paget Farm with scheduled flights from Kingstown, Bridgetown and other Caribbean destinations, catered by SVG Air and Mustique Airways.

Bequia is also served by ferry services that connect Bequia with Saint Vincent Island. The island is small, tourists can reach tourists spots by foot or by minivans which costs EC$3 to get around. Also visitors can hire bicycles or scooter for local travel.


Food and Shopping in Bequia:

There is a typical vegetable market in Bequia that is on the main street offering cheaper vegetables and fruits. The major shops in Bequia are:

  • Garden Boutique
  • Local Color
  • Noah’s Arkade
  • Bequia Bookshop
  • Solana’s Boutique

Here is the list of famous food corners in Bequia:

  • The DeckHouse Bar & Grill
  • Fernando’s Hideaway
  • Jack’s Bar & Restaurant
  • L’Auberge des Grenadines
  • Tante Pearl’s Restaurant


Things to do in Bequia:

  • Dive Bequia
  • Bequia Dive Adventures
  • Diving
  • Whale watching


Places of interest in Bequia:


Port Elizabeth:

Port Elizabeth is the capital of Bequia featuring ferry terminal and the airport of the island. It also houses most of large shopping centers, entertainment centers and food corners of Bequia.


Princess Margaret Beach:

Located next to Port Elizabeth, Princess Margaret Beach is a spectacular beach renowned for its white sand and light blue water. There are many shops and restaurants at the edge of the beach.


The Belmont Walkway:

The Belmont Walkway is one of the very popular walkways in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. It begins from Port Elizabeth moves along apartments, restaurants, cafes, bars, dive shops, gift shops as well as Princess Margaret Beach.


Other places of interest in Bequia include:

  • Lower Bay Beach
  • Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary
  • Friendship Rose Sailing Schooner
  • Friendship Bay
  • Octopus Yacht
  • Firefly Plantation Bequia
  • Anthneal’s Private Petite Museum
  • Industry Bay
  • The Wall
  • Devil’s Table
  • Frangipani
  • Hamilton Fort
  • Pigeon Island
  • Rasta Market


Best time to visit Bequia:

The months between December and April will be best to visit Bequia to enjoy the beauty of the beaches.


Accommodation options in Bequia:

Bequia is a beautiful island featuring many historical sites and water sport activities as well as luxury resorts and hotels with the latest facilities such as a gift shop, free airport shuttle, 24 hour room service, workout room, internet access in all rooms, open parking facilities and 24 hour concierge. A list of prominent hotels and resorts in Bequia include:

  • Creole Garden Hotel
  • Frangipani Hotel
  • Keegan’s Beach Resort
  • Bequia Beachfront Villas
  • Kingsville Apartments
  • The Old Fort
  • Firefly Plantation Hotel Bequia
  • Bequia Beach Hotel
  • Sugar Reef Bequia
  • The Sweet Retreat
  • Rainbow Castle Guesthouse
  • Ramblers Rest Guest House
  • Julie and Isola’s Guest House
  • AQUA on Bequia
  • Fauvelle Bequia
  • Travellers Inn

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