Admiralty Bay Bequia

Bequia, just 8 miles south of St. Vincent, is a beautiful island steeped in maritime history and famous for its ancient traditions of boat-building and whaling. Port Elizabeth, located at Admiralty Bay on the west side of the island, is the only settlement of any size and the well-protected bay is an ideal base from which to discover the island.

There’s plenty to explore, from artisan shops and the workshops of model boat-makers to a huge variety of bars and restaurants. Dinner at the Frangipani Hotel is a must for romantics. The food is traditional Caribbean and the ambience as seductive as its name suggests. Other recommended restaurants include the Auberge des Grenadines, which has a reputation for great lobster and seafood, and the Devil’s Table at the Tradewinds Yacht Club, which has a range of menus at all price levels. 

Onshore activities include hiking along the beaches and the hill trails of Mount Pleasant, and there are tennis courts for those who don’t want to let their game slip.  Those interested in the history of the region will want to visit the Bequia Maritime Museum and the small whaling museum located at the home of Athneal Ollivierre, a famous whaler from the island who hunted with a harpoon. The Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary will appeal to nature-lovers and divers should check out the Devil’s Table dive site at the entrance to the bay.
 

 

Mooring:

  • Anchorage

Things to Do:

  • Hike Mount Pleasant
  • Visit Bequia Maritime Museum

Facilities:

  • Bars and restaurants
  • Water
  • Provisions
  • Fuel