Bequia Beach Hotel
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Bequia Beach Hotel in Bequia Island (Port Elizabeth), you’ll be minutes from Friendship Bay Beach and close to Princess Margaret Beach. This 4-star hotel is within the region of Port of Port Elizabeth and Fort Duvernette.
Make yourself at home in one of the 59 individually decorated guestrooms. Your bed comes with down comforters and Egyptian cotton sheets. Rooms have private furnished balconies. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access is available. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature designer toiletries and hair dryers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 2 outdoor swimming pools, a sauna, and a fitness center. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Food & Drink
Grab a bite at one of the hotel’s 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Mingle with other guests at a complimentary reception, held daily. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a beach bar. A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily from 8 AM to 10:30 AM.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a computer station, dry cleaning/laundry services, and luggage storage. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center and meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
We had a wonderful 6 days here and would definitely return.
The resort is very peaceful- a well kept estate in a colonial style, right on the beach. We were lucky enough to stay in one of the cottages - Mustique cottage- which had its own little pool and was a 3 minute walk from the beach, bar and restaurants.
We had a lovely time but highlights for me were:
- the 7.30 yoga session by the beach. The teacher is brilliant.
- the boat trip to Mustique; Basil’s bar and snorkelling with turtles
- everyone was so friendly and always smiling; even the resort cat who flops down for a tummy rub.
- great food and service especially the breakfasts looking out over the sea
- the peace and quiet- this could have been a busy time being Feb half term- but even with the resort being quite full we never had to queue or wait for a table. The pool and the beach always had lots of empty loungers and places to rest and relax. My favourite place was a hammock, sauntering distance from the sea and the beach bar.
- the outdoor cinema sessions at the hotel.
Only one minor gripe, the menu was a little repetitive.
One point when booking flights; our holiday didn’t start well as the virgin flight from London was delayed arriving in Barbados so we missed our connecting flight. There were quite a few people going to different islands in the same situation. The Bequia Beach Hotel folk were highly efficient and got us onto the next available flight the following day.
From the moment we were picked up at Bequia airport that's when the holiday started - from then to the moment they dropped us off, We had a wonderful time.
Thank you to all the team for making it such a special holiday- and also for the upgrade!
The virtues of this hotel have been extolled considerably in the press over the last twelve months. We spent a week there to see for ourselves what the fuss was about:
-location: In Friendship Bay on the Atlantic side of the island in a fantastic cove which made for a picturesque setting. Beautiful views to Mustique and other small islands, including a working whaling station nearby, although no whales caught for several years. A short but stiff walk takes you to Princess Margaret Bay (or the quieter Lower Bay) which are fantastic beaches and great swimming. The hotel owns the popular Jacks beach bar there so you have access to loungers etc and can charge meals to your account. Highly recommended
Rooms: We had room 54 a beach front location which was perfection itself. Great décor, great patio and a comfortable bed.
Grounds: very special indeed and very roomy. More modern than anticipated but done impeccably
Staff: Reception absolutely brilliant-made you feel special from the off and continued throughout the stay. Exceptionally friendly but genuine with it. Cleaning staff very good and some real stars elsewhere like the lovely Emily and the enthusiastic Grayson. Seemed to get along with each other very well
Restaurants: Beautifully situated on the beach and a variety of themes throughout the week. Food fine generally although oats at breakfast and decaff coffee would have added something.
We recently stayed for 14 nights at this lovely hotel in an idyllic setting on a beautiful island
A haven of peace and tranquillity in extensive and very well kept grounds with a lovely swimming pool
We chose a Beachfront Suite and were delighted with the spacious accommodation and terrace
We chose B & B which is our preferred option as it gave more freedom to explore other dining options in Port Elizabeth and other parts of the island ( if needs be ) but in the main we dined at the hotel mainly at the Bagatelle beachfront restaurant but also on three occasions ( for contrasting cuisine and a change of scene ) at the Blue Tropic Italian Restaurant in a cosy peaceful setting on the hillside within the Hotel grounds
We very much appreciated the wonderful “Jean” at the egg station at breakfast at the Bagatelle whose omelettes were absolutely lovely and a “ must “ each day
All members of the team on reception/ guest relations were very helpful indeed - nothing was too much trouble
The service throughout the hotel was excellent and in many cases it was exceptional
A special mention to Kareem , Isola , Emmanuel , Candy , Jean and Colin who went out of their way to be especially helpful
The thatched parasols on the beach were a nice touch but there were not nearly enough of them
Would we recommend the hotel “ Yes “ - would we return “Yes “
A big thank you to all the wonderful staff for making our holiday so enjoyable
Keith and Judith
Bequia Beach Hotel and Bequia itself is time well spent. I am still kicking myself that I did not stay longer. It was paradise found and now I long for more. The owner Bengt, who frequents the hotel, mingles and connects with guests and his friendly and professional staff make this a phenomenal experience. The attention to detail is seen in the stylish, eclectic-Caribbean décor, beautifully manicured property and right down to the fact that every sheet and napkin is hand ironed on the property. Shay who works on the beach/water sport recreation was all smiles, helpful and did not judge my stand up paddles board skills (or lack of), Donna from housekeeping found sunscreen and après lotion for me when I ran out! And the front desk staff is the sweetest and so helpful.
I enjoyed the sunset cruise on the hotel owned superyacht “Star of the Sea” and the bartender Peter (who also tends bar at the hotel), immediately remembered my friends and my drink. It was the dot on the ‘i’ in impeccable service.
The hotel itself, the staff and small beautiful, but vibrant island make this a location that I plan to return to with friends. Sooner than later. I feel I found a gem in the Caribbean that no one knows about, which is partly why I nearly hesitate to share and write a review. However, the undeniably above and beyond service I got to experience by Bequia Beach Hotel deserves a big shout out and for more good people to experience and visit Bequia.
-Explore the island and all the views.
-Jack’s Beach Bar, walk or take hotel shuttle over to the hotel beach bar on opposite side of island.
-Take part in the morning yoga sessions that are held outside on a platform by the beach. I don’t do yoga on the regular, but really enjoyed it.
-Superb, spotless bathroom and rooms
-Island taxis are all charming pickup trucks that you hop in the back of. Makes this island even more fun and adventures.
-WIFI is excellent, although I recommend turning off all distractions and exploring and getting to know new friends on Bequia.
The hotel is mainly for older clients, there is not much for children to do. The beach is on the atlantic side so was too rough for swimming when we were there. However the pool was excellent with good bar service. There is a shuttle service to another beach on the Caribbean side which had good swimming, good loungers and a restaurant and bar.
We booked a classic room but were unaware that it was up the hillside 81 steps (no lift). The brochure just shows it adjacent to a pool which most people might assume is at ground level. We declined the room in view of the steps and they found us a ground floor room instead.
The main restaurant has a good variety of choice and good service with a nice ambience. Once a week they have a lobster night. The lobsters were excellent but only one chef with one barbecue was on duty for several hundred customers. This meant queuing for 20-30 minutes!
All prices were in USD which is not very convenient for British clients.
Overall 4* not 5*.