Doris Visits Bequia in the Grenadines Islands

Admit it. There are times when you wish you could get away from it all by moving to your own private island. Cruise passengers do that almost daily on a Caribbean Cruise, but it is the cruises with special destinations that regular cruisers look for. Take the island of Bequia. Well take a look first…..

Jacks Bar, the place to head for in Bequia

On the beach …..  yes, right on the beach and it is all smiles and good food.

Bequia still 11Whether you want to swim in clear blue warm water, just lay on the beach, take a most delightful walk to Jacks Bar for fresh lobsters or a trip to the Turtle sanctuary, I will be shocked if this island does not appeal to you. Bequia is very easy to travel around, and there is accommodation to appeal to all tastes and budgets. It is an island paradise, 7 square miles, the second largest island in the Grenadines and part of St Vincent. One of the busiest times of the year is the annual Easter Regatta.

You can get a water taxi to the island of Mustique where Princess Margaret famously had a home. She visited Bequia and had a beach named in her honour. The clear water is ideal for snorkelling and scuba diving and there are some wrecks which may be of interest to advanced divers. In fact there are boats waiting to take you anywhere, even round to Jacks if you don’t fancy the way shown on the film.

Bequia still 09We bumped into a very friendly couple who were in the middle of their holiday and could not say enough good things about it. Not only is the scenery delightful but the smells of the foliage were intoxicating. I wish we could have stayed longer but there is always the next cruise!

Then when we got home and mentioned it to Simon, the Quo manager, he knew it straight away. Maybe it is not such a secret, but the captain of our ship, the Adonia, had never been there.

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