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Island Hopping

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Island Hopping

Hi,

We're looking to do some island hopping in the Grenadines. Not sure exactly how long we'll be spending, but probably 7 - 10 days.

We're flying into St Vincent but as we have spent time there before we're not going to wait around. We're going to get a ferry straight to Bequia and spend a few days there. We're also looking to move onto some of the other islands. Would people have any suggestions as to which ones we should visit? We were thinking about Mayreau and Union Island.

We will be travelling on a tight budget so will be looking for cheap options for accommodation and food. Can you give us an idea of what the average cost per night would be in a budget hotel/guesthouse and would you have any recommendations? Just looking for somewhere clean, comfortable and safe.

Thanks!

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1. Re: Island Hopping

Well since you have not gotten any response I'll give you a couple of my ideas.....on Mayreau you are limited with options of where to stay. Dennis' Guest House is basic and very clean with great food and a pool area where you can enjoy cocktails and sunset! About $100 US per nt. Robert of Robert Righteous and de Youths restaurant has a rustic type little house in the village he handles for rent and it is about $50 per nt (ck since it's been 3 yrs since I got that price). A handful of restaurants will keep you well fed. Union is a lovely island. Kings Landing, Clifton Harbor Lodge and Lambi's all have accomodations as does the Anchorage and possibly something at Big Sand Beach rented thru Clifton Harbor Lodge... Not sure if you plan to travel to the Southern Islands by air, mailboat or fast ferry but all are options! For a tight budget the mailboat is an option, you have to ferry over to St Vincent from Bequia in the am and then take the slow but scenic route down and choose Union or Mayreau as your first stop.

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2. Re: Island Hopping

There are two places on Bequia that are under $80 US a night. One is Julie and Isola's Guest House, which you can find in the TA listings. The other is Lower Bay Guesthouse. Another place to look is here:

http://www.bequiatourism.com/hotels.htm

I have stayed at Robert Righteous Cottage before, it's very cheap but it's extremely basic. There are issues with toilet and the shower. So it's up to you, I think the price difference per night between Dennis HIdeaway and Robert's was about $25 US.

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Never stayed at the cottage Robert rents out for the Owner. We took a peek once when staying at Dennis but for a few reasons have always stuck with Dennis'. Not plush but fine for a couple of nights with great view from the upstairs rooms. On Bequia both places mentioned are good options on a budget as is Keegan's Guest House steps from the beach at Lower Bay.

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4. Re: Island Hopping

We stayed in the residence at the Roman Catholic church on Union. It was a very good deal at that time. Not sure of it still available.

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5. Re: Island Hopping

Asked Robert about his cottage last March and he said he no longer rents it. Get room #5 at Dennis's if you can , it has the best view.

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