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Set on the sleepy island of Bequia, this lovely resort combines laid-back Caribbean charm and a beautiful beachfront setting. The Swedish owner, Bengt Mortstedt, has created a characterful retreat which mixes colonial style and retro chic, and you can see the passion he has put into developing the resort.
Set among spacious, beautifully tended gardens, the resort sits on one of the island’s best beaches yet surprisingly, even at busy times you can often find you have the beach pretty much to yourself.
Please note that there is a Climate Resilience Levy imposed by the government of St Vincent and the Grenadines that has to be paid directly to your hotel for any stay in the country. This tax is subject to change but is around US$3/CA$8 per night, and will need to be paid upon your departure.
Set on a beautiful, but surprisingly quiet, beach, this charming, relaxed hotel is the ideal place to relax and adapt to the slow pace of Bequia.
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The 57 air-conditioned rooms, suites and villas are spread across the resort among the gardens or along the beachfront, or up on the hillside. Much of the accommodation offers sea and beach views.
Although the largest of the Grenadine islands that stretch south from St Vincent, Bequia measures just seven square miles so nowhere is very far away.
Bequia Beach Hotel is located on the southeast coast of the island on beautiful Friendship Beach with far-reaching views of other Grenadine islands. This quiet beach is a gorgeous sweep of pale golden sand curving round in a slightly sheltered bay. If you time it right, you can often watch fishermen at the other end of the beach bringing in their catch.
The capital, Port Elizabeth, is about ten minutes’ drive from the resort. There’s more of a village than town feel here with only one main street, but you’ll find a string of local bars and restaurants, colorful buildings and a handful of shops all backed by lush hillsides.
Food and drink
The resort’s main restaurant is Bagatelle on the Beach, which offers alfresco dining with delightful sea views from its setting right at the beachfront.
There is also a second restaurant, Blue Tropic Restaurant and Bar, up the steps on the hillside near the Classic Pool & Sea View rooms, although it only opens seasonally or as demand requires.
There is a small but cozy, open-air bar near the beach which is open from 10am daily and offers a casual bar menu at lunchtime. This bar closes when the last person leaves although given the slow, quiet pace of the island, don’t expect this to be too late.
Although favored by couples, Bequia Beach Hotel also welcomes families. From Monday to Friday they offer supervised activities for children aged 4 to 12 years; families wishing to use this service must register on arrival. Babysitting is also available for a local charge.
Facilities and activities
The resort offers complimentary non-motorized water sports including kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkeling and bodyboarding. This hotel is located on the Atlantic side of the island, as a result some days the water can be rough. There is a flag system for safety on the beach which we encourage you to refer to. If in doubt the hotel staff are able to provide local advice.
On land the property has two pools, one near the beachfront and the other up the steps near the top of the hillside that is open seasonally. There is also a small gym and sauna.
The hotel will be delighted to recommend and arrange excursions on the island or to the many other Grenadine islands close by.
The local taxis are a great way to explore the island and the hotel can help to recommend a driver for a private tour. Or if you’d like to venture further afield, you might like to take a day trip to the stunning turquoise lagoon at Tobago Cays.
There is no dive shop on site, but the hotel can organize this for you with a local dive operator. Diving in Bequia is a must whether you’re experienced or trying it for the first time. Reef, wreck and night dives are all possible and the marine life is great including turtles, eels, seahorse, lion fish, rainbow fish, drumming fish and lobsters.
The small spa has three treatment rooms offering a choice of spa treatments.
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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.