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Welcome to Bequia on the Paradise Islands website. Bequia is part of St Vincent and the Grenadines and lies nine miles south of St Vincent and north west of the world famous island of Mustique. Bequia is around seven square miles making it the largest of the thirty two Grenadine Islands and it also home to the largest population of 5,000 inhabitants outside of the main island of Saint Vincent.

Bequia is a delightful island and the editor of Paradise Islands was lucky enough to explore the island whilst staying on the nearby Young Island resort. It is a peaceful easy going place with plenty of charm, fabulous beaches and scenery.

Local fishermen

Bequia local life

Local whale hunters and fishermen

Local man

 

Sailing and diving are popular past times for both local and visitors alike with some of the best diving reefs in the world. Average annual temperatures vary between 24 and 32 degrees centigrade and as with most Caribbean Islands the peak tourist season is December to Easter.

Admiralty Bay is the heart of Bequia where you will find the main town of Port Elizabeth with a few shops along Front Street and the island dock for visiting ferries (known locally as "de Harbour"). Bequia is blessed with some fine white sandy beaches and coves including Princess Margaret Beach, Lower Bay, Spring Bay, Industry Bay, Moonhole and Friendship Bay.

Admiralty Bay sunset

Scuba diver near Bequia

Sunset over Admiralty Bay

Scuba diver on the Almond Point Reef

 

Travel to the island is relatively easy with daily direct flights with SVG Air (less than one hour) from Barbados Grantley Adams International Airport to Bequia's J.F. Mitchell airport (opened in 1992). Visitors can also fly to St Vincent and then take the one hour ferry to Bequia. (You can fly to St Vincent's E.T. Joshua airport from Barbados, St Lucia, Grenada and Trinidad. There are currently no direct flights to St Vincent from North America or Europe).

Friendship Bay Bequia

Other well known Grenadine islands include Canouan, Petit St Vincent (private resort), Union Island and the Tobago Cays.
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Quick Facts


Main Town

Port Elizabeth

Main Airport
J.F. Mitchell

Main Port
Admiralty Bay

Language
English

Currency
Eastern
Caribbean
Dollar

Size
7 Square Miles

Population
5,000

 

Bequia Map

Map

Port Elizabeth Bequia

Port Elizabeth

Admiralty Bay

Admiralty Bay

Bequia Beaches

Beaches

Hamilton Fort Bequia

Hamilton Fort

Moonhole Bequia

Moonhole

Bequia Whaling

Whaling

Model Boat Building on Bequia

Model Boat Building

Bequia Photos

Island Scenes