Friday, November 22, 2013

Beguiling Bequia

Among the 32 islands and cays making up St. Vincent and the Grenadines, an archipelago that unfurls in the Southern Caribbean, Bequia is deceptive. On the surface, it may seem like an isle that's in permanent slow-mo mode. Yet, a vacation doesn't have to be all about lying on golden sands day after day sipping pretty cocktails.

I spent my time walking through the main town of Port Elizabeth along a ribbon of a pedestrian path beside azule waters; hiking on forested paths to sheltered coves; exploring hilltops, taking in the postcard-perfect views of offshore islands; inspecting model boat-building shops, such as family-owned Sargeant Brothers' Model Boat Shop; kayaking in calm bays; and dining at restaurants that radiated authenticity, such as the Sugar Reef Cafe that's set beside the waterfront. There were enough activities on Bequia to keep even a Type A person like me occupied.











12 comments:

Alexandra said...

I had never heard of Bequia. Will put it on my list. Thanks.

Brette @ PuttingItAllontheTable said...

This is on my Caribbean to-see list! It looks wonderful

Roxanne said...

I'll have to add this to my Pinterest travel board. I've not heard of this island either. Thanks!

Vera Marie said...

I know absolutely nothing about Bequia. You make it very enticing with your lovely photos!

Jeanine Barone said...

HI Alexandra, Bequia is now one of my very favorite islands.

Jeanine Barone said...

Hi Brette, I loved the sense of tranquility that saturates Bequia.

Jeanine Barone said...

Hi Roxanne, Much thanks. Bequia is certainly a picturesque island.

Jeanine Barone said...

Hi Vera Maria, Glad you enjoyed my photos. Bequia was always on my list. I hope to visit some of the other islands in the Grenadines, too.

Donna Hull said...

I've never heard of Bequia until now. It sounds like just the kind of off-the-beaten-path adventure that Alan and I would enjoy.

ruth pennebaker said...

Oh, great! Another new place I've never heard of and clearly need to visit. Love the photos.

Jeanine Barone said...

Hi Ruth, Thanks so much. You know St. Vincent & the Grenadines is getting their first international airport in 2014. So it'll be much easier to get there on a direct flight.

Jeanine Barone said...

Hi Donna, I think you both would adore Bequia. If you need any advice on where to stay etc, let me know.