Destination guide

For beaches, boats, and beautiful times, Bequia beckons

A haven for saints, there was never a lovelier place in all of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The largest island in the Grenadines, Bequia, pronounced "bekway," is a lush, S-shaped island which lies 9 miles south of Saint Vincent. Book a centrally located Bequia vacation rental and spend lazy days pottering around Port Elizabeth, the colorful village-like capital, rent a yacht and sail across Admiralty Bay, or learn the art of doing nothing on the white, white sands of Princess Margaret Beach—it's what vacation memories are made of.

Things to do

Have a turtle-y brilliant time on Bequia

On the northeastern shores of the island is the Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary. Run by Brother King, a fisherman and wildlife lover, this charming little sanctuary has already rescued and released 2,000 hawksbill turtles into the Caribbean Sea. It's also home to the island's red-foot tortoises. Bequia also has a long tradition of hand-carved model boats. Visit the Sargeant Brothers Model Boat Shop, where locals carve beautifully intricate wooden vessels. Although it won't take you long to explore, the Bequia Maritime Museum in the main town is as charming as they come.

Activities

Bequia's beaches are oh-so becoming

If life on Bequia was any more laid-back, it would be horizontal. Book a centrally located Bequia vacation rental and have access to all the island's main attractions. Many come to visit the markets in Port Elizabeth, or rent a boat and go dolphin-spotting over the harbor. But if it's beaches you want, then look no further than Princess Margaret Beach, a popular bathing and snorkeling spot with a distinctly Caribbean vibe. After dark, why not sample some of Bequia's friendly hospitality with a local beer or 3 in a beach shack bar.

Weather

Feeling hot, hot, hot? Going balmy on Bequia

Like many Caribbean islands, Bequia benefits from a beautiful, balmy climate all year round. Most days see the mercury rise to 80 or 90 degrees, cooling down slightly in the evening. But not much! Peak season is usually December through to May, when the snowbirds flock in search of winter sun and Bequia vacation rentals often get snapped up quickly. The wet season is between May and December, yet showers are brief, and the sun always comes out to play again. The island's more southerly location means that hurricanes are rare, even during peak storm season.

Natural features

Hike it like it's hot—Bequia's natural attraction

The largest island of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Bequia is part of the chain called the Leeward Islands. Although a popular draw is the sailing, marine life and coral reef, it's lush, hilly terrain also attracts hikers to the island. It's home to iguanas and cinnamon trees and offers a variety of trails for everyone from the leisure walker to the serious hiker. The highest point on Bequia is Mount Peggy, which promises 360-degree views of the island from Peggy's Rock at the peak. On a clear day, you can even see as far as the island of Grenada.

Where to stay around Bequia?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 361 vacation rentals near Bequia. From 221 Villas to 17 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Bequia for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Bequia?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Bequia. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Mustique: 311 vacation rentals
  • Grenadines: 359 vacation rentals
  • St Vincent: 364 vacation rentals
  • Lower Bay: 129 vacation rentals
  • Richmond: 180 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Bequia! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Bequia?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Bequia:

  • Kingstown: 363 rentals
  • Port Elizabeth: 352 rentals
  • Villa: 335 rentals
  • Calliaqua: 164 rentals
  • Arnos Vale: 153 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Bequia?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Bequia are:

  • Mustique Airport (MQS): 378 vacation rentals
  • Canouan Airport (CIW): 62 vacation rentals
  • E T Joshua Airport (SVD): 366 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Bequia?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Bequia. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Villa Beach: 366 rentals
  • Friendship Bay Beach: 365 rentals
  • Princess Margaret Beach: 364 rentals
  • St. George's Anglican Cathedral: 366 rentals
  • Mysore Bay beach: 82 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bequia listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.