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“The Perfect Away Place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bequia

Annapolis, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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“The Perfect Away Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2005

If you want a place that hasn't been commercialized and overdeveloped, that hidden place that's quiet, has good beaches and makes you feel you're someplace where McDonalds would never come, then I think Bequia is for you. It's definitely more of a self-service place, for those who like to explore. There are two nice beaches (Princes Margaret and Lower Bay) near the main town. Spend some time at Princes Margaret and then catch a water taxi to Lower Bay and have some cools beers at Da Reef. Several nice restuarants and bars to choose from, including Mac's and Frangipani. Reservations are recommended. We always ended up at Frangipani after dinner for drinks or where the jump ups were. The windward side of the island is less developed and has some nice beaches as well. Friendship Bay was nice and has a restuarant bar. Spring Bay has a nice view but swimming is difficult. Industry Bay is much more manageable and it's likely you will find very few people there. There's a little place to get drinks there. We had a cab drop us off at Spring Bay and pick us up several hours later. It's a nice walk up to Industry Bay and the Turtle Santuary. We walked back to Spring Bay and had an afternoon meal at Spring on Bequia. Bequia is also a nice place to visit other islands in the Grenadines. There are day trips Mustique and the Tobago Cays. Overall, this is a great relaxing place away from noisy tourists and the commercialized Caribbean.

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“Visit from cruise ship”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2004

We spent 5 hrs on this dream island, and although the inland roads were alarmingly steep the drivers were skilful, friendly and the views were worth the hair-raising bends etc. The people were wonderful, l loved it and l can't wait to return

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“Great Island to tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2003

If you are visiting Bequia, you must take the island tour by taxi. It is the best way to view this tiny island, we would not recommend trying to drive yourself. The roads are somewhat treacherous if you are not familiar with them. On the tour you will get to visit Brother King's hawksbill turtle sanctuary and Olivierre's whaling museum. Both places you would not want to miss, very interesting! The route is very scenic with great views out over the different bays and a short stop at a pottery house. Everyone was happy to talk. We also took the tour to Moonhole, very exciting. It is not a tour for the light of heart, as some of the walkways are pretty high up after climbing many stairs. It was amazing to see how it was built though, the climb was well worth it. The owners were great hosts and we were made to feel very welcome.

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“Wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2003

i grew up in saint vincent, 12 years of beach, beach, and more beach. my favorite island, was bequia, best time of the year to go: easter. everything's happening then. maybe i'm a little biased, but bequia is the place to be in svg. hot beaches, awesome people, very very very very amazing. you shood definitely go.

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