Choose a Day Tour to the beautiful Grenadine Island of Bequia, and enjoy a day of total beach relaxation or exhilarating sailing and diving in some of the most beautiful waters in the world. Bequia is popular among cruising yachts, expats and tourists. One of the busiest times of the year is the annual Easter Regatta. Two scuba diving stores run dive trips to 28 identified dive sites around Bequia. There are several wrecks and shallow caves accessible to advanced divers. It is not unusual to see Hawksbill turtles, lobsters, moray eels and many kinds of fish when diving around Bequia. Get to know the island on foot, or hire a car and discover so much more than just the golden beaches; take a day or overnight trips to neighbouring isles or simply fill up another perfect day doing what is increasingly necessary to unwind – nothing!
Bequia offers a wide variety of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. Your choice of accommodation in Bequia could be a luxury hilltop villa, an air-conditioned self-catering apartment, a friendly beachfront guesthouse, a privately chartered yacht swaying quietly at anchor off a deserted beach, or a five star hotel in Bequia.
Sports & Nature
With the Trade Winds providing almost year-round breezes, and brisk winds in the winter, Bequia offers great conditions for windsurfers. In the calm shallow beach on the leeward side, kayaking is also a popular pastime. Windsurfers and kayaks are available for rent from several outlets, and lessons can also be arranged. Ask at your hotel or guest house. There are a number of other activities available like Hiking, Fishing, diving and Sailing to keep you occupy.
The night life on Bequia is not huge but the atmosphere is really relax, just right for you to enjoy a gourmet international cuisine, or delicious local cooking. you can also choose to unwind with an elegant cocktails or sundowners in a local bar and listen to the beautiful sounds of the local steel band music nearby, as you steer at the golden sun going down on the horizon, or a wonderfully romantic candlelit dinner far away from it all.
Culture and History
There are around 4500 inhabitants on the island today and the ethnic diversity of their faces bear testament to this migration. The diversity of their heritage also speaks volumes about the type of people who live here. Bequians pride themselves on being very friendly. Bequia is one of a handful of communities that have been granted licences by the International Whaling Commission to hunt whales. The islanders still use hand-held harpoons and open boats to hunt, a techniques unchanged in over 100 years. There is also Bequia Easter Regatta that is organised by the Bequia Sailing Club. Each year around the Easter holidays, there is a heighten atmosphere in the beautiful Grenadines Island of Bequia as the Easter regatta approaches. This highly anticipated event which attracts Sailors from across St Vincent and the Grenadines, the Caribbean, Europe and the US to compete in this very prestigious event on the sparkling water around the island. This Regatta is known to be the largest in the region and also attracts many visitors from around the world.
|Visa requirements||No visa required|
|Languages spoken||English, Creole|
|Currency used||Eastern Caribbean Dollars|
|Country name||St Vincent and the Grenadines|