We are just back from Bequia and what a wonderful holiday it was. We hardly set foot in the airport before people were greeting us as if we were lifelong friends. Franklin picked us up and drove us to Sugarapple where we were greeted by Cilla who showed us around.
The accommodation was spacious and clean with a fully equipped kitchen and dining area as well as a wonderful view of friendship bay. The modern Bequia Beach hotel is just below Sugar Apple at beach level but is considerably more expensive and - for us at least - less attractive. Nevertheless, we were able to use the restaurant and bar if we wished. There is also a good value fish restaurant about 200 yards up the road. Otherwise we normally ate in Port Elizabeth which is about 30 minutes walk or a short taxi ride. Breakfast at Sugarapple is a very sociable occasion when guests in the eight rooms have the chance to get acquainted and plan their days.
There is not much nightlife on the island although several restaurants have live music. But there is plenty to do during the day - especially considering it is such a small island. My wife Mary read a lot, I went diving (which is excellent), we met lots of nice people from Canada, USA and elsewhere, took a catamaran to Tobago Cays, enjoyed the Bequia Mission’s "Fish Friday" event, visited the Turtle Sanctuary etc. The day before we left we got a big hug from Cilla and when my wife said we still had another day she said "but that's just a pre-hug". The people are fantastic. Bequia and Sugarapple are an unbeatable combination and we are already planning to go again next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Introducing Sugarapple's newly refurbished beach cottage, and exciting additions to the Sugarapple Inn. Adjoining two bedroom apartments steps away from the water at Friendship Beach. Each unit sleeps four with one king sized, and two double beds. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sugarapple Hotel Bequia
- Sugarapple Inn Bequia/Friendship