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All reviews beach front friendship bay bequia beach lobster night half board lovely hotel high season beachfront suite atlantic side laid back perfect caribbean sound of the waves st vincent half mile large balcony main restaurant the ground floor
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Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

This was my wife's first return to Bequia in nearly 30 years and my first ever visit to the Caribbean. Before our holiday I was half expecting Bequia to be typically touristy, but I couldn't have been more wrong, Bequia is a true step back in time and, as I was told on numerous occasions, even by visitors from other islands, this is the Caribbean as it used to be.
Bequia is small, safe, extremely friendly and totally unspoilt. It has fabulous beaches, turquoise seas, characterful local restaurants and the people are charming, friendly and so welcoming
The Bequia Beach Hotel is situated on Friendship Beach, a totally unspoilt beach where you can find locals chatting under the trees and also look out to Mustique, the island of the rich and famous, which is 8 miles offshore.
Within the grounds hotel there are a number of different buildings, each with different accommodation types to suit all tastes. We had a beachfront suite, which looked out on to Friendship Bay and the island of Mustique, which was beautiful. There is nothing like watching the sun come up whilst having an early morning coffee and listening to the ocean roll in on to the beach.
The grounds, including the pool area, where we spent a lot of our time, and gardens were all well maintained.
The hotel has 2 restaurants, however we only used the Bagatelle on the beach where we found the food was of a very good standard. Our only criticism of the restaurant, or perhaps criticism is the wrong word as it's our own personal preference, but we were hoping to experience more Caribbean/local food than what was offered on the menu. Our recommendation would be to have roti's on the lunch menu and offer a Caribbean dish as the daily special on the dinner menu. The food and live music on each of the 3 theme nights were excellent. We particularly enjoyed the BBQ night with music from Kyron and the Clear Eyes, ably assisted by Kong the barman, who got everyone up and dancing on the sand.
If you fancy getting out of the hotel for a day/night to experience other parts of Bequia then you can either walk, however it's fairly hilly, get an open air taxi which are a little expensive or do as the locals do and get a dollar bus.
The hotel staff, from the general manager down to the chamber maids, are all warm and friendly. A big thank you to Chris, Jules, Magnus, Dale, Clinton (the chef) and all the staff who made our stay so memorable.
If you want a Sandals type holiday then Bequia is not the place for you. If you want unspoilt rustic Caribbean where visitors mix with locals then there is no better place to be. Will we be back? ....... most definitely, we've already started planning to go back year.

Date of stay: April 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
4  Thank NeilK915
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BBHTeam, General Manager at Bequia Beach Hotel Luxury Boutique Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Dear Neil,

Thank you for your review and comments as to your experience when visiting Bequia. It was a real pleasure to meet your wife and yourself over the duration of your stay. Thank you for taking the time to share details of your stay which will be useful to many of our future guests. In regards to the lack of local flavors on our menu at Bagatelle we have come to the same conclusion and that's why you will be glad to know that we are already planning on including roti and more local dishes on our menus, so they will definitely be available next year when you come back.
I will share your comments with the staff as they will be delighted to know that their work and smile are remembered long after our guests leave our beautiful island.

The Bequia Beach Team and I look forward to welcoming you next year and we hope you had a pleasant flight back home.

Kind regards,

Christopher

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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Love the decor (not tacky at all), the staff, food, cleanliness and attentiveness (but not overly). Was peaceful and serene. Beautiful location on a beautiful and unspoiled island. Very safe! Perfect weather! They kept our room immaculate! We had a very nice housekeeper, named Donna. She even kept our ice and complimentary water well stocked! Love that the island is not overburdened with tourists. We get to enjoy the locals and their culture. We rented a small Moke for getting around town. We will most definitely return!

Date of stay: April 2017
Trip type: Travelled with family
2  Thank Nif58
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BBHTeam, General Manager at Bequia Beach Hotel Luxury Boutique Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Dear Nif58,

Thank you for sharing your experience with us, it was a delight to welcome you on Bequia. We are glad that you enjoyed the tranquillity and friendliness of the island, it is truly something that differentiates Bequia from the majority of the Caribbean islands. We will share your comments with our staff as they will be happy they were able to make your stay with us a memorable experience.

We look forward to welcoming you in the near future,

Kind regards,

Christopher

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Reviewed 26 April 2017

As this was at the end of season, the hotel as well as the island, was fairly deserted. This was a joy for me as I prefer the quiet uncrowded environment without crowds and noise. However, the two restaurants at the hotel were mostly empty and this created a real lack of atmosphere. A shame because the themed bbq evening had the people that were there, up and dancing to the really good live band. The Italian restaurant was completely empty one night apart from us. The food at both was of a high quality but for the price I thought it was a bit ordinary. I have heard criticism that it is very expensive, and it is but if you have afforded the cost of getting here and staying at BBH then the cost eating and drinking should not be a suprise as it is mostly all imported. The rooms are delightful, the quality, cleanliness, space and the service is very high, everyone we met was highly professional and courteous and the private beach was a joy. Pool environment and cleanliness, and almost invisible towel service was very welcome. Reception staff could not have been more helpful and the seemless taxi service night and day by the Gideon family was highly efficient in getting us to and from the main town on the other side of the island. In case anyone is thinking about diving but this hotel being on the other side, it is very easily managed and the two dive shops are next to each other in town, we used Dive Bequia who were excellent in all respects, the office, the boat staff and guides, all doing there best to ensure we had a great time. I'm certain that if we came to Bequia again, we would use the same facilities again. A beachfront 1st floor room offered a fabulous view, and a balcony with a level of privacy away from passers by on the ground floor. Also, just a little tip for travellers, the plugs in the rooms are UK style so no need for adaptors.

Date of stay: April 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Tofowhales4life
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BBHTeam, General Manager at Bequia Beach Hotel Luxury Boutique Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Dear Snorkellbabe,

Thank you for your review, I am delighted to learn that you had the opportunity to enjoy the atmosphere and service, especially during the themed evenings that we have three times a week. We appreciate your comment in regards to our menu pricing and as you have stated it is mostly due to the fact that we import our produce from St Vincent and abroad as very little is grown on Bequia. We will communicate your comments to our staff so that they are aware of the experience they provide to our guests, and we are glad that you were able to enjoy the services of Dive Bequia, we hope that you had a chance to dive at the Devil's Table shipwreck.

Thank you once again for your valuable input, we hope you will return and look forward to meeting you on that occasion.

Kind regards,

Christopher

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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Highest recommendations from me for this idylic Hotel. Unhurried, tranquil and totally relaxing establishment. Lovely pool and gardens. Rooms are well decorated, spacious and luxurious. Dining is by way of the two restaurants on site, there are no other local venues in the area so some people may find this to be restrictive. The main town is a short taxi ride away with it's abundance of restaurants,and local shops. Many worthy of seeking out. All in all certainly a hotel worthy of a fine stay.

Date of stay: April 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
3  Thank dexter b
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BBHTeam, General Manager at Bequia Beach Hotel Luxury Boutique Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Dear dexter b,

Thank you for your review, I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.

Kind regards,

Christopher

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Reviewed 12 April 2017

We stayed for a week at this hotel in March 2017. It is a beautiful, laid back island and the hotel is in a stunning location. Our room, overlooking the sea was excellent and we could walk to an ideal Caribbean beach in 30 seconds. Lovely restaurant with changing menu - wonderful fish, as you'd expect. Three events per week with music (very enjoyable)

Only slight criticism is that loud music came from the next door property at weekends which we had cause to mention to hotel staff. The first time nothing was done, the second time someone went to talk to them about it, but that made little difference.
It didn't spoil the holiday, was annoying at the time.

Room tip: Overlooking the sea; out room was no. 56
Date of stay: March 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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1  Thank PatrickHGeorge
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BBHTeam, General Manager at Bequia Beach Hotel Luxury Boutique Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Dear PatrickHGeorge,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us, we were delighted to welcome you on Bequia. Unfortunately in regards to the music, as it is a public beach it is out of our control but rest assured that these were the only two times we had any loud music on the beach this season, there were two separate birthday parties. It is unfortunate that these happened both during your stay with us.

We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future,

Kind regards,

Christopher

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