This was my wife's first return to Bequia in nearly 30 years and my first ever visit to the Caribbean. Before our holiday I was half expecting Bequia to be typically touristy, but I couldn't have been more wrong, Bequia is a true step back in time and, as I was told on numerous occasions, even by visitors from other islands, this is the Caribbean as it used to be.
Bequia is small, safe, extremely friendly and totally unspoilt. It has fabulous beaches, turquoise seas, characterful local restaurants and the people are charming, friendly and so welcoming.
The Bequia Beach Hotel is situated on Friendship Beach, a totally unspoilt beach where you can find locals chatting under the trees and also look out to Mustique, the island of the rich and famous, which is 8 miles offshore.
Within the grounds hotel there are a number of different buildings, each with different accommodation types to suit all tastes. We had a beachfront suite, which looked out on to Friendship Bay and the island of Mustique, which was beautiful. There is nothing like watching the sun come up whilst having an early morning coffee and listening to the ocean roll in on to the beach.
If you want a Sandals type holiday then Bequia is not the place for you. If you want unspoilt rustic Caribbean where visitors mix with locals then there is no better place to be. Will we be back? ....... most definitely, we've already started planning to go back year.