Bequia (beck-way) is the most perfect island in the whole Grenadines. Stunning beaches dotting the shoreline, accommodations to fit most budgets and a slow pace of life all help to create an environment that is unforgettable. There are fine restaurants, shops that retain their local integrity and enough golden sand and blue water to keep everybody blissful.
These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Bequia.
Simply divine. Located just around the corner from Port Elizabeth, this is one of the loveliest stretches of sand on the island. It is backed by a wall of lush vegetation and the deep, calm waters are perfect for swimming.
Not quite as famous as the island's star Princess Margaret Beach, this is an equally splendid stretch of sand that has a couple of places to get meals and a drink. Note: beware of manchineel trees here as they can cause a bad rash.
At this 'sanctuary,' a well-known institution on Bequia, turtle eggs are hatched and transferred to small concrete pools, ostensibly to give them a better chance in the wild. While there's no reason to doubt the good intentions of the ecologically minded owner, it's unclear whether the hand-reared turtles have the skills necessary to survive on their own or find it back to their birthplace to breed.
Modest in size, this 1829 Anglican church sits primly by the waterfront. It's usually always open if you want to look inside.