St Vincent and the Grenadines travel guide
The island of Bequia (pronounced 'beck-way') is very much the ideal picture of the Caribbean. A small green and rugged island with a beautiful turquoise bay studded with yachts anchored and an even larger cruise ship further out. The coast is dotted with sandy beaches lined with shady trees with a few restaurants here end there. Port Elizabeth, the only town on Bequia, is sleepy with a cluster of cafes, fruit shacks, and the occasional souvenir stands for the cruise tourists. A wonderful narrow boardwalk follows the shore and connects Port Elizabeth to the string of beaches to the south, so you don't have to take the hilly back road. Several ferries makes the one hour journey between Bequia and Kingstown every day, making Bequia a perfect daytrip from St. Vincent.
Kingstown is small, even in Caribbean scale. The center is down at the harbour, but the town spreads out over the surrounding hills. From the distance Kingstown looks nice and green, but as you walk the streets, the place change character to worn and seedy – just like some of the people in the streets. But don't let the looks fool you, Kingstown is just a real Caribbean town who doesn't cater to tourists and people are nice and honest. If you are looking for some action, come on a Saturday as it's market day.