Visit Bequia on your luxury yacht charter in the Grenadines
The relaxed, tiny island of Bequia has an interesting, magical charm unlike any other place on earth. Dotted with luxurious hilltop villas, upscale hotels and yacht-filled harbors, Bequia is a true gem of the Caribbean; one covered in idyllic beaches, verdant hillsides and intimate villages, and surrounded by the sparkling blue waters of the enchanting Caribbean Sea, making it the perfect destination for luxury Grenadines yacht charters.
Most interesting about this island is its rich seafaring heritage – Bequia has been dependent on shipping for centuries. As a result, the majority of its 6,000 inhabitants are passionate about fishing or boat-building, and every family has a connection to the sea. After a day of sunbathing and snorkeling, retreat to the island’s interior for an evening of gourmet international cuisine, delicious home-cooking by friendly neighbors, tasty cocktails or a live steel band performance at a local bar. But whatever you choose, make sure to look up at the night sky – Bequia is known to have one of the most enchanting starlit skies.
Things to See and Do in Bequia
Here are some of the top sites to experience during your next yacht charter to Bequia:
Sitting along the island’s capital, Port Elizabeth, Admiralty Bay is filled with popular bars and cafes, boutique shops and an idyllic place for a stroll, Belmont Walkway, which is lined with familiar hotels. Admiralty Bay overlooks Bequia’s natural, yacht-filled harbor, which borders coastal main street.
If they wander through the island’s covered market, travelers will find rows of workshops where skilled craftsmen display their authentic, intricate double-ended whalers – a staple on the island of Bequia. This same locale is also home to colorful replicas of existing boats, all projects for which these talented craftsmen have been commissioned.
Known for its beauty and history, this 200 year-old plantation houses the ruins of a 19th-century sugar factory. Overlooking Spring Bay, the plantation invites yacht charter guests to tour its grounds; learn about its inherent fruits, plant life and animals; and like most places in the Caribbean, eat at its delicious restaurant.