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Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Bequia is the second largest island in the Grenadines and is approximately 15 km from the nation's capital, Kingstown, on the main island of Saint Vincent.

Bequia is a small island, measuring 7 sq miles (18 km2) with a population of approximately 4,300. The main town is Port Elizabeth, and the native population are primarily a mix of people of African, Scottish and Carib Indian descent.
Bequia is very popular among cruising yachts, ex pats and tourists. One of the busiest times of the year is the annual Easter Regatta, and lodging in Port Elizabeth is hard to find.
Did You Know? The island of Bequia is one of the few places in the world where limited whaling is still allowed by the International Whaling Commission. Natives of Bequia are allowed to catch up to four humpback whales per year using only traditional hunting methods of hand-thrown harpoons in small, open sailboats.

It takes great balance to do this


A reflective moment along the harbor.


Music and cooking gas for sale. Quite a combination.

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The Port Elizabeth harbor is always busy, especially in the winter months. That's Holland America's ms Prinsendam center left, while to the far right is the last operational schooner in the Caribbean, the antique original Bequia-built SS Friendship Rose, based in Port Elizabeth, and it's available for charter.
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Reflections of small boats in the Port Elizabeth harbor on the island of Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
And speaking of boats, across the Caribbean carved boats for sale make great souvenirs, as well as gifts.
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Bequia is a popular scuba diving location as it's very easy to explore the diving delights of the beautiful blue Caribbean sea.
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These two curious boys were exploring an Android tablet for the very first time, and they loved it.
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Fresh coconuts and melons for sale along the harbor in Port Elizabeth.
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This harbor side shop was mobbed by locals and tourists alike, as everything was fresh and attractively displayed.
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This is Bequia's historic St. Mary's Anglican Church. It is currently being restored.
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The Caribbean is replete with nourishing rain, so plants are healthy with lots of new growth.
An unidentified flower in Port Elizabeth.

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This page was last updated on June 16, 2020.