Why Choose A Cruise To Bequia?
Whether you are craving cultural immersion or looking for a laid-back vibe, this island has it all. Despite having fewer than 6,000 permanent residents, the variety of attractions is simply staggering. Throughout the entirety of the island, Bequia’s rich, seafaring traditions are keenly felt, and reflected by the captivating, local characters who call Bequia their home.
Spectacular sandy beaches are lapped by alluring azure waters – and offer an extensive range of activities to appeal to swimmers, divers, and for those keen for a scenic sailing experience that provides the promise of paradise at every turn of the wheel.
A Guide To Bequia’s Hotspots
For Caribbean charm without the crowds, and a cuisine as authentic as its sense of tradition, Beguia is most definitely the byword. Nature enthusiasts will be in their element; greenery is interspersed with charming old villages where visitors are greeted as friends from the outset.
Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary
Watching turtles taking their first few tentative steps down to the water is an event like no other – one that you simply have to experience. The Old Hegg Sanctuary provides a refuge for Hawksbill turtles, and enables you to witness the magical mass exodus of the newborns as they make their way down to the sea.
Princess Margaret Beach
Sea, sand and show-stealing sunsets, Princess Margaret Beach more than lives up to the hype, providing a beautiful backdrop for some much needed R&R – with a bottle of the local Hairoun beer for refreshment!
Situated in Spring, a visit to the Firefly Plantation is time well spent. The site encompasses a 280-year-old sugar mill, alongside temptingly tropical crops, such as bananas, mangos and guavas. Visitors even have the opportunity to crush their own sugar cane into thirst-quenching juice – the perfect accompaniment for a day of active endeavour.
Cruise Lines That Sail To The Port of Bequia
The Best Time to Visit Bequia
Featuring constant hot weather all year round, Bequia is always a popular destination, with temperatures averaging 26˚C-32˚C.
In general, January to March is considered the high season in Bequia and the Grenadines as a whole, with the low season starting from September onwards. Although the temperature remains fairly constant during this period, rain and even snow do occur.
Did You Know?
• Despite its diminutive size, Bequia is a creative hub for a variety writers, painters and designers
• For those seeking the quintessential island experience, The Grenadines Mail Boat travels to Port Elizabeth, calling at Canouan, Mayreau and Union Islands along the way.
• Bequia also has the royal seal of approval; Princess Margaret has visited the island and has a beach in Bequia named in her honour.