Bequia Beach Hotel
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Service Provision at the dock, reception, restaurants and spa was consistently amazing and rivals several of the best we have experienced in our travels.
The property with several spacious and tasteful room options, is tucked away from the hustle and bustle. However, the hotel offers a daily shuttle service to and from Jack's Bar located on the beautiful "Princess Margaret Beach". A wonderful option for guests.
The food is great and freshly prepared - onsite - Bagatelle and Blue Tropic restaurants and offsite - Jack's Bar.
The "hands on approach" of both Owner and Manager, providing that personal touch is incredibly powerful
There is something to be said about a hotel with both charm and excellent service
This was our first trip to St Vincent & the Grenadines where time seems to stand still, in the most wonderful way. We spent most of our time on the beautiful island of Bequia: the largest of the Grenadines. This island truly defines old West Indian Charm that is off the beaten path. Those looking for a non-commercialized Caribbean experience, look no further! We stayed at Bequia Beach Hotel for six glorious days in May 2019, long story short, we will be back!!!
We’ve had the fortune of visiting a few other Caribbean islands, each with its own merits. Bequia’s combination of retro Caribbean glamour, breathtaking beaches and picture perfect views, truly made for a memorable stay. We celebrated a birthday whilst on this trip, and one thing that truly stood out is the friendliness of the staff and the hotel’s guests desire to interact and share this experience with us, unlike other destinations.
Mr Bengt (the owner) has truly encapsulated the unique hotel concept of an unforgettable Caribbean get away. His warm and bubbly personality encourages his guests to participate in all the hotel activities, which ensures a great experience. He lives and eats on the compound, which speaks volumes.
The hotel has a Gym, spa and sauna. The sauna and GYM are free for guests to use. The main area of the hotel has the Beach Bum Boutique, and a quaint reading/ sitting room filled with a marvelous range of quirky nick-nacks, antique travel boxes, and vintage style furniture, encapsulating the personality of the owner.
Pools: There are two main pools, that are always clean and while not the most modern, it did fit into the hotel’s concept.
Main Pool Next to Bagatelle: most used pool in close proximity to the beach. While the pool isn’t particularly spectacular, its more than adequate in size for the number of guests that stay at the hotel. It never felt crowded and there were always available sunbeds. With the lovely beaches in Bequia who would want to spend all day at the pool, other than a bit of time after a long day at the beach. Staff come around periodically to ensure you’ve got the cocktail of your choice.
Second Pool Located Near to Blue Tropic Restaurant: Pool’s location appeals more to persons staying on that side of the hotel. It has a great view, and is usually empty. Just a suggestion, Mr Bengt can consider installation of an infinity pool at this location, to make it more inviting.
We had the pleasure of staying in the Tobago Cays Cottage, which was excellent for a couple, or a couple and small child. The cottages are centrally located, and look like little Vincentian homes, fretwork, front garden and all. The décor was a tasteful mix of Caribbean Plantation meets modern flair. The cottage was spacious, air conditioned, and adorned with colorful tropical paintings. Whilst there isn’t a TV in the cottage, we did not feel the need for one. There is a small closet area with a safe and mini fridge. The bathroom was adequate and modern, stocked with Elemis products. As we were celebrating a birthday our wonderful friendly house keeper Aggie decorated the room so beautifully with flowers, towel origami, and even included a chilled bottle of wine in an ice bucket. Our cottage also had a patio with two lounge chairs, perfect for relaxing on early mornings or evenings in the tropical breeze.
FOOD: Second to the Staff, this is one of the strong points of the hotel. Everything was well prepared, visually appealing, delicious and we were never disappointed. We ate at Bagatelle all but one night.
Quite a good spread. All that you expect with nothing you didn’t need. Breakfast included, an egg station, bacon, fresh fruit, cold cuts, waffles, yogurt, cereal, muffins, some pastries, a selection of breads, honey, various jams including guava and mango, some fresh juices including tamarind and mango-carrot, and a daily fruit smoothie, our favorite being the coconut-mango. Very enjoyable on mornings at Bagatelle looking out to the whaling station as the waves crash in front of you.
Bagatelle: A variety of salads, wraps, burgers, etc, all of which were delicious, particularly the coconut crusted chicken burger. The tropical salad was quite unique and delicious.
Jack’s Beach Bar: We ate lunch here most days as we quite frequently on Princess Margaret’s Beach. We enjoyed everything we tried. Although a lot of items on the menu are fried, they went well with being on the beach. Our favorite lunch items were: curried conch with coconut rice, alfredo chicken pasta, king fish catch of the day, jerked pork and fried okra. The cheesecake and ice creams for dessert were great. Drinks at Jack’s Bar were excellent, particularly their pina coladas, Rusty the Dog, Dark and Stormy, Gibbon’s Rum Punch and daiquiris. The alcohol portions seemed to be quite generous, which made for great times! Jonte was always friendly and pleasant, service with a smile. Rusty the dog, always lazing around, very friendly and quickly became our friend!
We ate at Bagatelle’s Seaside Restaurant all but one night because of the wonderful ambience. Ingredients were always fresh and well prepared with perfect portion sizes, and something on the menu for everyone. Our favorite items were Goat curry served with coconut rice and roasted vegetables, lobster, grilled shrimp, grilled corn, salads and slaws.
We ate at the cozy Blue Tropic Restaurant one night. The antipasti, lobster ravioli and shrimp risotto were excellent. Also the Italian Lemonade was deliciously refreshing.
Dessert options were slightly limited but sufficient The rum-raisin ice cream and Crème Brulee were particularly good.
Wide selection of drinks, more than you might expect to find, with mid and top shelf liquor. Something for everyone, and they can mix you up whatever you are in the mood for. The ambience and bartenders makes after dinner drinks a must! All drinks were always perfectly garnished with starfruit and other tropical fruit. Only paper straws were used, keeping the environment in mind. Coconut water served in the coconut adds to the Caribbean experience.
The most genuinely warm bunch of people you will ever meet anywhere you go. The customer service rivals some of the best we have encountered on our travels. There were many notable people who made our stay quite enjoyable. Mr Bengt had done a wonderful job in making customer service a priority and it shows from the operations Manager straight down to the groundskeeper. All are quite professional in their approach, polite and friendly, but never overbearing. Shoutouts to:
Rima: Guest Services Manager, greeted us with a smile, always forthcoming with information, and helpful in booking any trips or activities we needed, and a dog lover, just our kind of person.
Isola: Operations Manager, genuinely warm, felt more like an aunty, and although she left for vacation in the earlier part of our trip, her candor was well appreciated. She followed up after our trip to find out how it went. Shout you later!!!
Mr Bengt: What an interesting person with lots of character, always interacting with his guests, ensuring they have the best time possible. Definitely one in a million!
Aggie: Head Housekeeper and one of our favorites, he completely made our stay a most memorable one and she is definitely one of the biggest assists to Bequia Beach Hotel, with her lovely demeanor and stories. Aggie we miss you…
Sheena: had a very special connection to us as she shared a birthday, and came to celebrate with us. Big personality, service with a smile.
Kimonique: Reserved and shy, but very pleasant and helpful whether at Bagatelle or Blue Tropic.
Valincia: Big personality, always a joy to interact with, who needs a nametag anyway!!!
Abdul: always friendly, quite professional and knowledgable bartending skills, great personality.
Eddie: budding singer: Quite talented, always had a good joke to tell while mixing up a cocktail. We hope you make it big one day!
Jensen: Friendly transport service, the only wheels you need in Bequia!
Some Must See Places:
Port Elizabeth: a short walk from Princess Margaret’s Beach along the boardwalk. Where there are a number of quaint cafes, such as Gingerbread for Coffee and cakes, the famous Aaron’s Pizza Hut for a quick slice of pizza in Port Elizabeth.
Princess Margaret Beach: Truly special, great for bathing, the fact that Jack’s Bar is owned By Bequia Beach hotel, makes it quite appealing. Don’t forget to leap off of the pier into the sparkling clear waters.
Lower Bay: Our favorite beach in Bequia, never a crowd, crystal clear waters that get better and better the further along the beach you walk, a small reef on part of the beach is great for snorkeling. There are a few cafes dotted along the beach.
Friendship Bay: Nice for walking, reading while listening to the waves crash, but not particularly great for swimming.
Tobago Cays Trip with Michael’s Tours: Possibly one of the best tours we have ever taken and certainly a highlight of this trip. The sights, sounds, music, and ever flowing rum punch, we had an amazing time!A must do if you visit Bequia! This tour was by speed boat, passing Moonhole, several Grenadine islands, and stopping first at Baradel. This tiny island, has perfect small white sand beaches. A small hike up the path, you see an occasional Iguana, and quite a few sea birds, eventually reaching the top for the most impressive view of varying shades of blue, turquoise and green, where you can clearly see the Atlantic meeting the Caribbean sea reefs – absolutely spectacular. The next stop was at James Bay where large boulders meet an amazing white sand beach. Even though it is so close to Baradel, it is completely different and unique. From the rocks at James Bay, you can get a great view of Petit Tabac across the clear waters turning into a vibrant blue. The third and last picture postcard stop was Saltwhistle Bay at Mayreau island. The clear waters are extremely calm in this sheltered bay, with powdery sand. A few tents selling souvenirs are located at one end of the beach. We also had lunch on Mayreau, at the Combination Café, a short drive from the beach. The lunch wasn’t the best representation of a catch of the day lunch, but it was adequate.
After countless hours of researching where to ‘go next’ having experienced many Caribbean islands and hotels, Bequia Beach hotel proved absolutely charming. From personal touches and feel of the place to location, an unspoilt beach to wander, beautiful gardens and a real island feel to Bequia. We experienced the owner’s luxury yacht on a trip to Mustique which was something truly unique and a memory to cherish. We can’t wait to come back and while away the hours on the balcony punctuated by trips to the beach bar and gorging at Bagatelle!
We enjoyed our stay to unplug and unwind at the resort. It was low season and we had the resort to ourselves as we saw mo one during most of rhe stay. We had beaches to ourselves. This was e actly what we we re e looking for. The staff was the best and extremely friendly.
We stayed here for our honeymoon, on our island-hopping adventure through the Caribbean, and we are SO glad we did. We went in May (low season) and practically had the resort to ourselves. All hotel staff was extremely courteous and did their best with any request we had. The hotel is a short walk or taxi ride away from Jack's Beach Bar, Princess Margaret Beach, and the port. The walk isn't too bad, but is uphill the way there. We took a day sail to Tobago Cays, and we were packed a breakfast box as we left too early for the provided breakfast. The Bagatelle restaurant on-site had great meals, they are just a bit more upscale pricing. Make sure to buy some water at the local market, as bottled water can be costly at the hotel. We highly recommend Laura's for their Wednesday Paella night! Overall had a great stay at Bequia, and would come back in a heartbeat!!