Here, you can enjoy the genuine Caribbean life-style, with relaxed and welcoming people.
The genuine Caribbean island life and a stunning, lush landscape.
In Bequia, water sports fans can find everything their heart desires – from sailing, surfing, and swimming to snorkelling and diving. The intensely blue Caribbean Sea really does keep its promise …
For a change from the beach, discover the green and mountainous landscape of the main island of St. Vincent with its lush vegetation – a paradise for all tropical flora and fauna lovers…
Anyone wanting to know more about the soul of this country should take a day trip into St. Vincent’s impressive countryside – either exploring it by yourself or with a tour guide. From Bequia, St Vincent is just an hour away by ferry.
Providing you’ve got a sense of adventure and a sportive streak, your trip down the shoreline and across the island’s interior will give a real insight into genuine everyday Caribbean life – far removed from the pictures in the glossy tourist brochures …
It’s especially worth taking the time to explore St. Vincent’s mountainous volcanic landscape with its lush vegetation.
One of St. Vincent’s main attractions really stands out – quite literarily! La Soufrière, an active but dormant volcano, is 1200 meters high and covers the entire northern third of the island. La Soufrière last erupted on Good Friday, 1979 – the year the island state became independent.
In good weather, there’s nothing to beat a guided tour to the crater edge – a truly unique experience! There are various agencies in Kingstown offering organized trips to the volcano. But for the three-hour hike up, you do need to be fit. The final trudge across the rocky lava field is hard going – but the awe-inspiring view is unforgettable.
In the language of the indigenous people, St. Vincent was called Hairoun, the blissfully happy island. And no wonder the people were blissfully happy, with the lush vegetation, fertile ground and exceptionally mild yet warm climate. The island is now home to 100,000 people, mostly descendants of African slaves transported to work on the plantations in the Caribbean. Today, there are hardly any traces left of the native Island Caribs, the original indigenous people.
Rainbow Castle Guesthouse
Port Elizabeth, BEQUIA
S.V.G., West Indies