The island of Bequia is easily reached from N. America & Europe via Barbados
or St Lucia, both of which have daily international connections to London, New York, Toronto, Miami etc.
The recently opened international airport on neighbouring St. Vincent is now served by weekly flights from Miami (American Airlines), Toronto (Air Canada) & New York (Caribbean Airlines).
Most international flights arrive into Barbados & St. Lucia during the mid-afternoon, we recommend checking the arrival time so as to allow sufficient time for the connection to Bequia.
SVG Air & Grenadine Airways serve Bequia with several ‘island-hopping’ flights per day – there are no landing lights on the runway on Bequia so flights must depart Barbados no later than 16:30 in order to land on the island before sunset after which the airport closes. If this is a case, an overnight at our sister property Grenadine House
in St Vincent is recommended, alternatively Barbados.
Please contact us, to book your inter-island transfers.
Barbados to Bequia
Passengers in transit landing in Barbados should proceed to the doors marked ‘Connecting Flights’ – in most cases there will be a representative standing in front of the immigration hall with a board full of names, present yourself and you will be escorted to the check-in counter. Despite not staying in Barbados, you will be required to present a completed immigration / customs form at the transit check in.
Please enquire on the Barbados to Bequia transfer. SVG Air operate scheduled shared charters or private charter – all bookable via the hotel.
Transit Check in
You will be asked for a description of your luggage & luggage receipts to help the handlers identify it and should receive the immigration & customs forms for St. Vincent & the Grenadines to be presented upon arrival.
Proceed through a security check and go directly to gate 9 (located in a separate building) in preparation of boarding the flight (45 mins).
The shared charter aircraft are 18 seat Twin Otters, upon boarding larger carry-ons may be stored in the hold or under the seats at the rear of the aircraft – on arrival to Bequia make sure you pick up all your carry-on luggage.
- Label & tie brightly coloured ribbons to your luggage to help the handlers to identify them.
- Take a photo on your mobile phone of your luggage before check in & luggage tags.
- In case the incoming flight is late and your luggage does not make it with your flight, pack a few necessary items into your carry-on (sundry items, medication, beachwear, flip flops, a pair of swimming trunks/bikini etc!)
Barbados to St Vincent with LIAT
On arriving to Barbados proceed to the immigration hall and join the ‘in transit‘ lane on the far right, pick up your luggage & clear customs, you will exit the airport building. Turn right and walk towards the check-in area, LIAT’s is located at the far end of the check in hall (past British Airways).
Direct to St Vincent
If you arrive direct to St Vincent's new international airport, contact us to arrange ground transportation from airport to the ferry terminal in Kingstown & on Bequia. The ferry to Bequia takes 1 hour arriving into Port Elizabeth. Upon arrival a taxi will whisk you to the hotel. Should your flight land too late in order to catch the last ferry to Bequia, our sister hotel Grenadine House is available.
St. Lucia to Bequia
SVG Air operate shared charters from St Lucia Intl. to Bequia, private transfer are also available, enquire with the hotel.
Upon landing in St. Lucia your name should be on a board where you will be fast-tracked through immigration, collect your luggage and proceed to clear customs & immigration into St. Vincent & the Grenadines before boarding the flight to Bequia.
Remember to check the time of arrival so as to allow sufficient time for the connection flights arriving into Barbados & St. Lucia. If unsure please contact us