Small, quiet, unhurried and divinely beautiful, Bequia is perfectly suited to a lifestyle of laid back luxury. Whether you prefer to keep yourself entertained on land, on the water or, indeed, under water, there is a wide selection of activities for people of all ages. And, for peace of mind, a range of services are available nearby in Bequia’s capital Port Elizabeth.
Surrounded by sparkling turquoise water, Bequia is regarded as one of the world’s best sailing locations. Set against the charming backdrop of the small town of Port Elizabeth and steep green hills, Admiralty Bay is one of the Caribbean’s most protected natural harbours. Offering safe sheltered anchoring, plentiful marine services and a lively yachting community, Admiralty Bay is a mecca for yachties, almost always full with visiting boats.
The weather conditions also make Bequia ideal for a range of water sports, including windsurfing and kayaking. Equipment is available for rent and lessons can be easily arranged.
The underwater world found in the waters of St Vincent and the Grenadines teems with a kaleidoscope of colourful marine life and Bequia is, without a doubt, one of the very best diving and snorkelling sites in the Caribbean.
There are over 30 sites located within easy reach of Bequia’s shores, offering experiences from snorkelling for beginners to drift dives, wreck dives and night dives for more experienced divers.
If you need equipment or training, both are readily available. There are two professional PADI dive shops on island, each of which is fully equipped and offers year round instruction for all levels and ages.
Bequia is home to the Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary, which is located just north of Spring. Established over 12 years ago, the sanctuary has released 2,000 three year olds back into the waters of the Grenadines. You can visit the sanctuary to see the important conservation work it is doing and, if you take a scuba diving or snorkelling trip, you might get to see some of these gentle creatures close up.
Home to a wide variety of fish species including Blue Marlin, Wahoo and Snapper, Bequia’s waters are ideal for fishing and the island has a long fishing tradition. You can try shore fishing or charter a boat for a deep sea fishing experience.
For land lovers, Bequia has plenty to offer. The island’s interior is beautiful and offers stunning views out to sea. Whether you prefer a gentle walk or a more adventurous hike along centuries old bush tracks used by Carib Indians, Bequia is ripe for exploration.
While Firefly Villas will be the ultimate get-away-from-it-all destination, there will be times when arrangements need to be made and the outside world intrudes. For those occasions, the main town of Port Elizabeth offers all necessary services. So, whether you need a bank, ATM, grocery store, doctor, pharmacy or rental car, everything you need is on hand.