BEQUIA - HISTORY AND CHARM OF THE BEST KEPT SECRET OF THE CARIBBEAN

  • Port

    Kingstown

  • Level of difficulties

    Moderate

  • Type

    Sightseeing, Swimming, Lunch not included

  • Price

    Adults

    EUR85.95

  • Duration in hours

    9.5

  • Shore excursion code

    00S7

Description

Bequia - the best kept secret of the Caribbean, a haven for rockstars such as Mick Jagger and Robert Plant - welcomes us with evidence of its colonial past and Bohemian atmosphere. A place off the tourist routes, virtually free of traffic where to enjoy the most genuine charm of the Caribbean.



What we will see
  • Port Elizabeth
  • Hamilton Fort
  • Spring Bay and refreshments with fruit juice
  • Lower Bay


What we will do
  • Bequia used to be a lively centre that thrived on whale hunting and boat building. Its traditional lifestyle and marine heritage still attracts visitors sailing the waters of Admiralty Bay.
  • Here, life still goes on at a slow pace.
  • Our excursion starts from Port Elizabeth, the main centre boasting unique shops, restaurants and small hotels.
  • The main road north-west of Port Elizabeth takes us to Hamilton, with its fort dating back to the late 18th century from where we can enjoy lovely views over Port Elizabeth.
  • The cannons found and reassembled are French, a testimony to the alternate history of these islands.
  • We then continue north-east to Spring a shallow-water bay surrounded by a majestic wood of coconut trees up to 30 metres high.
  • The valley is located in one of the most fertile areas of the island which was once a sugar cane plantation. Spring's old sugar factory is now the Flier Fly Hotel.
  • We tour the 12 hectares of the former 18th century plantation with cinnamon, orchids, fruit trees and other exotic plants and will then enjoy delicious refreshing fruit juices.
  • We proceed to Industry, named after the main sugar factory on this part of the island.
  • On our way back, we stop in Lower Bay for a swim while enjoying the peace and tranquillity of this amazing island for the rest of the day.

What you need to know
  • We recommend wearing sportswear and bring a swimming costume, towels, sun cream, diving equipment, beach footwear and local currency (East Caribbean dollars or American dollars).
  • The ferry journey takes 1 hour: for those who suffer from sea sickness we recommend taking precautions.