The tiny island nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines lies suspended in the blue waters of the eastern Caribbean like a dragon in some ancient fable.
With an area of just over 18 sq. km (approx. 7 sq. miles) and a population of 5,000, Bequia is the largest of the Grenadines islands. Life in Bequia happens at its own easy pace. For many years now, its spreading natural harbour has made it a popular meeting place for yachts from around the world. Aptly named the “Island of Clouds” by the indigenous people, traditional life here was centred on boats, boat building, whaling and seafaring.
13° 0′ 59″ North, 61° 14′ 20″ West
Away from the main tourist paths, the island is a paradise for hiking, sailing, snorkelling and diving – or just simply lazing around.