Bequia Beach Hotel & Barbados & Grenada

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Travel Style: Array Mixed
Physical Level: Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
14 days
From: $ 3,555 $ 254 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Start with a drive through the steep hills and lush rainforest of Grand Etang National Park, stopping at Concord Waterfall.
  • You may like to head to historic Westerhall Rum Distillery.
  • Little Arches is in a quiet, residential area on the south coast.
  • A private tour to St Nicholas Abbey, a 17th century plantation house, for a tour of the house and rum tasting. 
  • You might like to head into Bridgetown, take a tour of the Mount Gay Rum factory or the famous Kensington Oval cricket grounds. 
  • Set on a beautiful, golden sand beach this charming property is a great base for exploring the sleepy island of Bequia.
  • Explore the beautiful scenery of this sleepy island, passing fishing villages, artists studios and desert beaches.
  • Ferries over to St Vincent take just an hour if you'd like to explore more of the islands that make up St Vincent & the Grenadines. 
  • Another day at leisure and you may like to take a boat trip to incredibly blue waters of the lagoon at Tobago Cays.


Short Description

Powdery sands, palm trees strung with hammocks and a laid-back approach to life invite you to relax and enjoy this unspoiled corner of the Caribbean. Most of the islands and islets in this volcanic island chain are uninhabited, covered in thick jungle overhanging white-sand beaches. The rest are occupied with brightly painted fishing villages, lively markets and the occasional crumbling French fort.

Style Private guided tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Comfort (4*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions All internal ground transport
Start City Grenada
End City Tobago Cays

Itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Grenada. On arrival you will be met by our representative and escorted to your drive for the 20 minute private transfer to your hotel.

Day 2

Today you will be collected for a full day, private tour. Start with a drive through the steep hills and lush rainforest of Grand Etang National Park, stopping at Concord Waterfall. Heading north you will visit Gouyave Nutmeg Station where the nutmegs are still processed and packed by hand. Discover the background behind Grenada's cocoa production at Carlton's Cocoa Station and finish with a stop at Gemma's Home Garden where Gemma will guide you round the beautiful garden she's created brimming with local plants and flowers.

Day 3

Today you are at leisure to explore as you wish. You may like to head to historic Westerhall Rum Distillery. Alternatively, the capital, St George's is within easy reach of your hotel where you can get a glimpse of the island's colonial past at Fort George and Fort Frederick.

Day 4

Today, you will have a private transfer back to the airport for the 55 minute to Barbados. Here you will be met by our representative and escorted to your driver.

The private transfer to your hotel should only take about 20 minutes leaving you time this afternoon to explore a little. Little Arches is in a quiet, residential area on the south coast. A couple of minutes walk from the hotel, Enterprise Beach is popular with the locals while a little further down the road is Oistins fishing village. If you're here on a Friday, we recommend visiting the weekly fish fry where locals and visitors come together for fresh seafood and music.

Day 5

This morning you will have a private tour to St Nicholas Abbey, a 17th century plantation house, for a tour of the house and rum tasting. You will also visit Morgan Lewis Windmill, a sugar mill dating back to the 19th century, and stop at Cherry Tree Hill, one of the best viewpoints on the island.

Day 6

Today you are at leisure to discover more of the island. You might like to head into Bridgetown, take a tour of the Mount Gay Rum factory or the famous Kensington Oval cricket grounds. There are also some great catamaran trips where you may be lucky enough to snorkel with turtles.

Day 7

A private transfer brings you back to the airport where you board a small propeller plane for the 45 minute flight to Bequia in the Grenadines.

On arrival, you will be transferred by local taxi to the Bequia Beach Resort. Set on a beautiful, golden sand beach this charming property is a great base for exploring the sleepy island of Bequia. If you wander down to the end of the beach you may see local fishermen bringing in their daily catch.

Day 8

One of the best ways of exploring the island is with a local taxi driver in one of the open backed taxi trucks and the hotel will be happy to arrange this with one of their drivers. Explore the beautiful scenery of this sleepy island, passing fishing villages, artists studios and desert beaches.

Day 9

Ferries over to St Vincent take just an hour if you'd like to explore more of the islands that make up St Vincent & the Grenadines. Kingstown, the country's capital is bustling and lively with historic buildings and regular markets. Or if you'd prefer to stay on Bequia, why not explore some of its beautiful beaches, we particularly recommend Princess Margaret Beach.

Day 10

Another day at leisure and you may like to take a boat trip to incredibly blue waters of the lagoon at Tobago Cays which are fantastic for snorkeling.

Days 11 - 13

At leisure.

Day 14

Today you will have a local taxi transfer back to the airport for your flight home.

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Flight & Transport Inclusions

All internal ground transport

Group Size

Private - your group only

Accommodations

57 rooms, 2 restaurants, 2 pools

Additional Information

Bequia Beach Hotel

Overlooking Friendship Bay, the island's finest stretch of sand, the Bequia Beach Hotel is an intimate, elegant retreat cast in the style of a relaxed and luxurious home. Exclusive but unpretentious, its real charm and individuality comes from its very special atmosphere.

Tucked away on one of the region's most undeveloped islands, this hotel has been a labor of love for its Swedish owner, and the carefully planned interiors have a laid-back charm that makes you feel instantly at ease. Along with carved furniture, rattan, chic retro posters and fashionably battered suitcases, you'll find all the modern comforts you’d expect. The rooms are positioned around large grounds littered with almond trees, with stepped paths leading between levels on the steep hillside. The hotel has two restaurants, one on the hillside open seasonally and the other by the beach, serving Caribbean dishes with a European accent and in both cases, offering alfresco dining with glorious views. Kayaks, paddle boards and snorkeling equipment are all available, and along with the two pools, there's a beautiful spa, gym and sauna.

The resort offers a good range of accommodations from large ocean suites with sea views to split-level beachfront suites and family villas. All are individual in style with contemporary colonial interiors and private terraces.

Description

Set on the sleepy island of Bequia, this lovely resort combines laid-back Caribbean charm and a beautiful beachfront setting. The Swedish owner, Bengt Mortstedt, has created a characterful retreat which mixes colonial style and retro chic, and you can see the passion he has put into developing the resort.

Set among spacious, beautifully tended gardens, the resort sits on one of the island’s best beaches yet surprisingly, even at busy times you can often find you have the beach pretty much to yourself.

For families

Although favored by couples, Bequia Beach Resort also welcomes families. From Monday to Friday they offer supervised activities for children aged 4-12 years; families wishing to use this service must register on arrival. Babysitting is also available for a local charge.

Although the largest of the Grenadine islands that stretch south from St Vincent, Bequia measures just 7 sq miles so nowhere is very far away.

Bequia Beach Resort is located on the south east coast of the island on beautiful Friendship Beach with far reaching views of other Grenadine islands. This quiet beach is a gorgeous sweep of pale golden sand curving round in a slightly sheltered bay. If you time it right, you can often watch fishermen at the other end of the beach bringing in their catch.

The capital, Port Elizabeth, is about ten minutes’ drive from the resort. There’s more of a village than town feel here with only one main street, but you’ll find a string of local bars and restaurants, colorful buildings and a handful of shops all backed by lush hillsides.

Location: Barbados and Grenada

Barbados

Skirted by 97 kilometers of contrasting coastline, Barbados is an island that rewards exploration. Along the southern and eastern shores you can expect dramatic cliffs, crashing waves and stunning ocean views, while the north and west of the island are lapped by the more tranquil waters of the balmy Caribbean Sea.

Culturally, Barbados is a blend of West African spice and British tradition, giving it a unique flavor. Islanders and tourists alike come together on a Friday night in the south coast village of Oistins for the weekly fish fry, a quintessentially Bajan experience, while historic Bridgetown, the capital, is a diverting destination full of colonial character.

The topography of the island interior is markedly less dramatic than the neighboring volcanic islands of Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent, though the countryside of gently rolling hills and sugar cane fields hides brightly colored, traditional wooden houses, quaint little churches, colonial plantation houses and the natural wonders of Harrison’s Cave.

Grenada

Known as the ‘Isle of Spice’, this little island is an alluring mix of lush rainforest, sparkling waterfalls and powdery white beaches, infused with the heady aromas of nutmeg, cinnamon and cocoa.

Grenada’s sheltered beaches are some of the finest in the region, rarely crowded and affording picture postcard vistas of soft sugary sands and swaying palms. The calm turquoise waters provide optimal conditions for snorkeling and scuba diving, with some of the best reef and wreck diving in the Caribbean.

The mountainous interior is fertile and dense with vegetation, criss-crossed by rivers and hiking trails and home to monkeys, colorful lizards and around 150 species of bird. Historic plantations still produce some of the best cocoa in the world and you can also visit traditional rum distilleries or nutmeg producers.

Grenadians are a friendly and welcoming people, and a great way to get to know them is with a visit to the Saturday market in the pretty capital, St George's. The island also boasts some fantastically rustic eateries offering hearty home-cooked cuisine, while Grenada’s smaller outlying islands, Carriacou and Petite Martinique, offer the chance to really get off the beaten track.

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