Last Visited By Rachel, Marketing
Bequia Beach Hotel is a delightful hotel occupying spacious gardens, with a unique style that combines modern colonial furnishings with 1950s influences and friendly staff who instantly make guests feel at home. The beach feels very natural, while the pool area is a lovely place in which to relax with convenient poolside cabanas providing shade.
There are various accommodation options, from villas with private pools to a family room on the hillside - I would highly recommend upgrading to a Beachfront Suite if budget allows, as these luxurious rooms have wonderful views over the beach and out to sea.
Dining at the hotel is a treat - the Caribbean barbeque buffet evening at Bagatelle Restaurant is a great opportunity to sample local dishes while a live band plays, while breakfast includes a selection of home-baked breads and freshly squeezed fruit juices.
The island itself is utterly charming - small enough to feel typically Caribbean yet large enough for guests to get out and explore the many beautiful beaches and plantations inland. Jack's Beach Bar, a laidback restaurant owned by Bequia Beach Hotel, is well worth a visit for the picturesque views over Princess Margaret Beach and the exceptional food.
For more information about Bequia Beach Hotel or alternative resorts, take a look at Rachel's Grenadines Trip Diary.
Children: Children are welcome. There is a kids' club which is free of charge for children aged 4 to 12 years old. The club is open 6 days per week from 9am to 5pm and offers complimentary activites including cookie baking, jewellery making and outdoor games, plus excursions which are available at a supplement. Babysitting is available and payable locally (approx. US$15 per hour).
Distance from the airport: Bequia Airport can be reached via a flight from Barbados with Grenadines Airways (SVG Air). It is now even easier to get to Bequia Beach Hotel thanks to a new private aircraft which operates scheduled and charter flights.
Location: On the southeast coast at Friendship Bay, just 10 minutes from the capital Port Elizabeth.
Climate: Average temperature 27 degrees C in the dry season from mid-December - May. The rainy season is from June - November, but it usually rains overnight with only occasional short bursts of rain during the day followed by more sunshine.
Facilities: 2 swimming pools and unique pool gazebos, a gym and spa. In-room or beach massages, reflexology or beauty treatments available upon request.
Activities: Diving with over 30 dive sites plus 2 PADI dive shops plus deep sea fishing, whale and dolphin watching and snorkeling.
Places of interest & island activities: Visit Old Hegs Turtle Sanctuary, Hamilton Fort and Mount Pleasant (highest point on Bequia). Hiking trips, sailing trips on the schooner ‘Friendship Rose’, visit Tobago Cays for diving and snorkeling with turtles followed by a lobster barbeque on the beach. Day charters, private powerboat trips for an island tour or visit to a neighbouring island, Moke, Jeep and scooter rentals, guided island tours, biking, windsurfing, hiking, snorkeling tours, reef diving adventures and fishing trips.
Restaurants and Bars: For al fresco dining, Bagatelle is right on the beach with two international chefs with Michelin-star experience. Blue Tropic and Bamboo bars are open for the winter season for 6 days a week and serve casual light meals.
Entertainment: Entertainment three nights a week including Caribbean menu night, BBQ with live reggae music, lobster fest with live string & calypso music and lazy Sunday lunch on the beach with live music by a Caribbean string band. Weekly cocktail party hosted by the owner Bengt Morstedt at the Blue Tropic restaurant & Bar with delicious tapas.
Meal Arrangements: B&B basis which includes a full English breakfast plus many delicious options from the menu. Half Board and All-Inclusive package are available. The all-inclusive package include all house wines, spirits, house rum punch plus all soft drinks such as water, juices and smoothies.
Credit Cards: All major credit cards are accepted.
Currency: Eastern Caribbean dollars but US dollars are also accepted. Money can be exchanged at the hotel reception.
Drivers License: A local license can be obtained on presentation of a full and valid UK license and is obtainable at the revenue office in Port Elizabeth. (Cost approximately EC$65 - the car hire company will accompany the guest to obtain the license.)
Electricity: 220 v with 3 prong plug sockets. Adapters are available in each room.
Dress Code: Informal dress is the norm, however, after 6pm swimsuits and beach attire should not be worn in the bar. For dinner a collared shirt/polo shirt and casual slacks or smart shorts are acceptable for men and elegant casual dress for women.
Room Service: Available between 8am and 8pm (10% will be added to the bill for this service)
TV and Internet: TV available in the reception/lounge area and in private villas. Wireless Internet is complimentary and available in the main building and at Blue Tropic.
Water: Bottled water is complimentaryon arrival.
Well Being: There is a separate cottage in the gardens with an air-conditioned gym and three spa treatment rooms with shower facilities. A range of spa treatments is available and these can be tailored made to suit the individual’s requirements.
Check In/Out: Guests are kindly asked to check in at 3pm and out at 12 noon.
43 rooms, suites and villas mostly with sea and beach views set in the hotel grounds. All accommodation has air conditioning, ceiling fans, an en suite tiled bathroom and shower, a hairdryer, mini cooler and safe. All are beautifully appointed with contemporary colonial interiors and private terraces with rattan furniture. Tea and coffee making facilities plus an iron and ironing board are available in-room on request.
Classic Room: 8 rooms in one of the hotel's elevated 2-3 storey buildings set on the hillside overlooking the pool and gardens, some with views to the sea. All feature a spacious double bed, twin beds available. (Approx. 400 sq. ft.) Maximum occupancy: 2
One Bedroom Cottage: 3 garden view, private villas set in the hotel's gardens with spacious accommodation made up of one large bedroom area (available with twin beds or a king size bed), a luxury bathroom with 'rain' shower and a walk in closet. The outside terrace also has a small garden area. (Approx. 681 sq. ft.) Maximum occupancy: 2
Junior Plantation Suite (formerly Ocean Suite): 11 split level Junior Suites with separate sitting area in an attractive 3 storey building with lovely views over the gardens and towards the ocean. These feature an oversized bathroom and offer the largest double accommodation at the hotel (with the exception of the Penthouse). King, queen or twin bed options are available. (Approx. 700 sq. ft.) Interconnecting doors between some suites are available on request. Maximum occupancy: 2-3
Note: Some of the Junior Plantation Suites have a separate small room at the back suitable for a 3rd person sharing comfortably. (Confirmed on request.)
Two Bedroom Family Suite: 1 Family Suite similar in location and style to the Classic Pool View Rooms but with an additional interconnecting separate twin room, both en suite and ideal for families. The large balcony overlooks the hotel's second pool and sun deck and beyond towards the sea. (Approx. 785 sq. ft.) Maximum occupancy: 4
Beach Front Suite: 29 spacious suites in fabulous location overlooking the beach and the sea, close to the main pool and beach restaurant. King, queen or twin bed options are available. (Approx. 700 sq. ft.) Maximum occupancy: 2-3 Note: Some of the Beach Front Suites have an extra bedroom at the back. (Confirmed on request).
Two Bedroom Villa with Private Pool: 3 private villas located in the beautiful gardens - a short stroll to the pool and beach with two bedrooms (can be made up as a double and twin). Both are en suite and share a living room, a kitchen area and lovely covered terrace, sun deck and private plunge pool. Ideal for families. (Approx. 1,120 sq. ft.) Maximum occupancy: 4
The Estate Villa: Luxury four bedroom villa with a private pool.