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“Everything you need, but at a cost”
Review of Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth
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Owner description: This quiet seaside village is known for its fantastic scenery.
Reviewed 9 February 2014

Port Elizabeth has everything you need to stock up your yacht or full the fridge in your villa (or probably even less poncy-sounding things).

It is, however, quite pricy. Knight's Trading is the most popular spot, and it's probably got most of what you need. Coffee, beer, pasta, condiments, basic toiletries, but they don't come cheap:
12EC for a small jar of instant coffee
6EC for a 275ml beer
45EC for a couple tough steaks

Doris's, which is on back street just to the left of Knight's, has much nicer food but at probably 2x what you'll pay for it in London and 3x-4x what you'd pay in middle America. It's a much nicer atmosphere, though, and there's air conditioning.

Parking in town is easy enough to come by, and driving generally feels very ad hoc. Other than one one-way street about which the locals are militant, everyone seems to have a fairly casual relationship with driving/parking rules.

My one key takeaway, because it really affected me, though, is that no one sells contact lens solution! Seriously, we asked everywhere, including the pharmacy.

2  Thank WyattC
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Reviewed 4 February 2014

It has everything - Caribbean style - there is grocery shops, bars, post office, cafés, restaurants, taxis etc. Go around and explore for a while and enjoy the view over the bay!

Thank MariaRiis5
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Reviewed 24 January 2014

Truly authentic Caribbean port town with great fruit and veg markets, souvenirs and trinkets. Try Doris' grocery store just off the main St for an excellent choice of upmarket supplies. Only complaint is that all the jewellery stall holders, vegetable sellers and boutique owners hassle you to buy. If they were to give their customers time and space without pressure they would sell so much more! It's too hot for the hard sell! One's instinct is to get away! It's a shame!

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Reviewed 22 January 2014

This is a community with much to experience, which is amazingly safe and not at all threatening for a foreigner. Unlike some islands we have experienced, I did not want to avoid downtown, bet kept being drawn to frequent it and explore the many options there. Set in the center by the ferry docks and taxi's is The Bequia Tourism Association, where any questions can be answered.

Thank karmilw
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

The port has lots of shops and restaurants which caters for the many yachts that anchor there on their Caribbean adventures. We found that the prices for basic food was very expensive compared to other Caribbean islands. Nice for a bit of a wander but beware of the rip off merchants awaiting you on many corners !! One street vendor tried to charge us EC$20 for 12 eggs.

Thank calderhigh
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