Property spotlight / Caribbean

    Bequia Beach Hotel - Grenadines

    Authentic and off-the-beaten track, Bequia Beach Hotel is found in The Grenadines, one of the Caribbean’s least touristy islands.

    The lowdown

    • Best For

      This is clearly couples territory and although Bequia has some family rooms, we think the peaceful island is perfect for a honeymoon or a 'just the two of us' trip.

    • When To Go

      December to April is generally the best time to visit this unspoiled corner of the Caribbean but it is also worth considering the month of May, when rates are lower and the island is much quieter.

    • Getting There

      Getting to Bequia is part of the adventure. Fly to Barbados or St Lucia and connect to the hotels own Bequia Air shuttle service to ensure same day arrival.

    Overlooking one of the island’s finest sandy stretches, Bequia Beach Hotel grew from just ten rooms and beach bar ‘rum shack’ to the boutique and colourful charmer it is today. Family-run with a relaxed feel, the hotel has a vintage mix of colonial and retro touches, overlaid with Caribbean colour.

    Set back from Friendship Bay, Bequia Beach Hotel occupies ten acres of tropical gardens dotted with palm trees. In between them are located the 56 bedrooms including classic rooms with sea views set up on the hillside and the larger beachfront suites which sit just steps away the sandy shore, meeting the warm turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. The resort has two pools, and its restaurant serves up Caribbean fusion cuisine paired with freshly caught seafood. The hotel is also a short walk from nearby, authentic Caribbean restaurants, and the hotel encourage you to have a taste of the island. Jack’s Bar, also owned by Bequia Beach Hotel, a five-minute taxi ride away, and is a buzzy, fun spot for rum punches at sundown.

    Bequia Beach Hotel is perfectly placed to enjoy slow-paced Caribbean pleasures. The white sands of Friendship Bay are a mere hop away, and from here you can enjoy snorkelling, paddleboarding or kayaking the calm waters. Take time away from the beach to hike up to Bequia’s highest point – Ma Peggy, and see the whole of, Bequia and views of St. Vincent and Mustique. The colourful capital of Port Elizabeth makes a fun excursion, browsing shops, buying tropical fruit, and visiting quaint cafes. Time on Bequia is always tranquil and laid-back, full of Caribbean charm.

    Matt Fisher

    Matt Fisher


    I loved the authentic charm of Bequia island – it’s an untouristy, laid-back part of the Caribbean where you feel like you can experience the real Caribbean. Bequia Beach Hotel is the best place to stay on the island, opening out directly onto a stunning beach.