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Getting around

As the island is small, many places are accessible on foot from Port Elizabeth. Everything else is a quick trip by bus, taxi or other motorized transportation.

Car & motorcycle

Car, motorcycle & bicycle

Opposite the waterfront in Port Elizabeth, Handy Andy’s (458-3722) rents out mountain bikes (per day US$20), motor scooters (US$25), Honda 250cc motorcycles (US$55) and Jeep Wranglers (US$75). Vehicles can also be rented from Sunset Rentals and Island Tours (458-3782; Port Elizabeth).

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Bus & tram


Port Elizabeth is full of ‘dollar vans, ’ shared minibuses that will take you to most main-road destinations on the island for EC$1 to EC$4 per trip. For route information, have a chat to the driver or drop into the tourist office in Port Elizabeth. It can sometimes get crowded, so isn’t the best option if you’re carrying luggage.

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Local transport


Taxis on Bequia are great fun; the open-air pickup trucks have bench seating in the back and wind-generated air-conditioning. The fees are set and should be agreed upon prior to departure. The drivers are friendly and can act as good tour guides (EC$65 per hour) if you’re keen to see the island.

From Port Elizabeth it costs EC$20 to Lower Bay or Friendship Bay, and EC$30 to the airport. Taxis meet flights at the airport and there is a glut of them near the docks in Port Elizabeth.

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