A Fascinating Legacy

Firefly Villas will be developed in harmony with its stunning natural surroundings and in keeping with the fascinating historical legacy of the location.

The island of Bequia’s history stretches back thousands of years. It was first inhabited by the Ciboney people around 7,000 years ago and then by the peaceful Arawak Indian tribe whose 2,000 year old tools, pottery and knife sharpening stones have been found throughout the site of the plantation, including on Spring Beach.

In the 18th Century, Bequia was colonized by French and then British settlers who established a plantation on the site with a sugar mill that still stands.

Over the years, Spring Plantation diversified into producing a wide range of crops, such as tropical fruits of various kinds, many of which are grown on site today.

In the early 1960s the plantation was bought by an American family who converted part of it into a hotel designed by modernist architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Much like sister hotel Firefly Hotel Mustique which has hosted well known personalities from Mick Jagger to Princess Margaret, Firefly Hotel Bequia was popular with the jet set international crowd throughout the 60s and 70s.

Today, the hotels continue to exude classic Caribbean elegance and glamour.

As an owner, the amenities of both hotels are at the disposal of your family and friends through the Firefly Club.