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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 30 May 2017

First of all, Bequia Beach Hotel is on one of the most unspoilt and beautiful beaches I have ever laid on and swum in. A sandy beach (Friendship Bay) on the windward side of the island; there is surf but waves are very short albeit can be high and strong unlike the leeward side which is about half a mile or so away (Lower Bay and Princess Margaret beach).
There are areas of coral and plenty of fish there to see over one side of the bay, so some snorkelling. Kayaks etc available when winds are not too strong.
We had a beachfront (ground floor - 50) suite which is beautifully furnished with two armchairs, very comfortable king size bed and a good size terrace with steamer recliners. Wi-fi in our room was excellent with good download capability. The fridge was of ample size, enough for your bottle of water, wine, juices etc.
The pool area has plenty of sunbeds with a pool of about 20 m long and 1.3 m deep throughout, so no diving!
The hotel spa and gym is a good facility and Monique was very experienced at both massage and facials/nails etc, (so the wife says).
Trips to 'town', Port Elizabeth, are 25$ EC each way (about £8). You could walk but it would be hot and tiring to do in the high humidity. There is good diving from there at Dive Bequia (see separate review) and lots of shops, stalls and restaurants. We liked Papa's and Frangipani.
On the subject of food, Bequia is basic and most restaurants, including Bagatelle and Blue Tropic at the hotel struggle due to lack of resources/imports. At times in the hotel food was quite disappointing, e.g. one evening when there was a 'set BBQ menu' i.e. no live BBQ/buffet (didn't understand why!) I had the set BBQ but my wife did not fancy it; she could not even be provided with a bowl of soup (which is on the room service menu)!

To be fair, Marcus our chef, tried hard to please most of the time and we had a superb birthday (lobster) dinner (Note: lobster season was just ending during our recent visit). I was also served up a delicious lemon iced birthday cake which we shared with all present (it was my 65th).
The menu at Bagatelle changed once during our three weeks, albeit there was a daily special main course. Choice of desserts: two (plus ice cream scoop) virtually never changed.
Breakfast was OK but the buffet ended on our fifth day (why; cost it would seem!?) and after that everything had to be ordered and choice was limited, e.g. lack of yogurts/juices/cheeses/cold platter.

Some people said that Michelin starred chefs had 'guested' here but we certainly saw no evidence of that or anything close in our three weeks.

If it was not for the fabulous location, beautiful gardens expertly tended by Matthew and his team and delightfully friendly staff and general manager, score would have been down a notch.

Date of stay: May 2017
3  Thank DickieD25
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BBHTeam, General Manager at Bequia Beach Hotel Luxury Boutique Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2017

Dear DickieD25,

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review of your stay with us. We always value such feedback as it enables us to make the necessary improvements to improve the experience of our guests. We are glad that you enjoyed the location, the charming accommodation, the various activities that the resort had to offer, as well as our staff that makes every guest feel special as soon as they land on Bequia.
In regards to the food, we are sorry that you were disappointed with the variety of menus in our two restaurants. We change our menu every week for a second one, which then changes back to the first menu after a week. These 2 different menus change every few months depending on the fresh arrival of produce and the season. As you stayed 3 weeks with us, you had the choice of 2 different menus throughout your stay and we apologize for this inconvenience, we will try to add a third menu to increase the variety of our restaurants.
We will forward your comments in regards to the Breakfast service to our staff as, even though it becomes an a la carte service in order to preserve the freshness of the produce, all the items stay the same and are normally always in stock, so that it does not occur again.

We hope that your next stay with us will give us the opportunity to show you that we take all our reviews very seriously and do our best to create a memorable experience for all our guests.

Best regards,

Bequia Beach Hotel

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Reviewed 28 May 2017

Very well kept hotel with lovely grounds, great views, clean and comfortable rooms and helpful/accommodating staff.

The room was well kept and amenities included tea/coffee, daily bottled water, umbrella if needed, off spray. You could relax in the bed and see the garden and sea. Very scenic.

The staff catered to every need as they organized taxis into town with short notice, a day-long boat tour of Tobago Cays and Mayreau (which was great) and transfers from and to the ferry from St Vincent. The staff were all very friendly in all areas from reception to housekeeping to restaurants to pool.

The food in Bagatelle Restaurant was very tasty and well presented.

While there is no TV in the room, it was not missed with the scenic views and relaxing atmosphere.

Would recommend as a great place to stay if visiting Bequia.

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

Dear BillRaj,

Thank you for your detailed review of your stay, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your holidays with us and that you had the opportunity to appreciate the beauty of the Cays and Mayreau, it's really a day-trip worth joining if you are staying with us. We will share your comments with our team and I am sure that they will be delighted to know that they made your stay memorable, and created an experience that will stay with you for a long time after you've left Bequia.

We look forward to welcoming you again soon and hope you had a pleasant trip home.

Best regards,

Bequia Beach Hotel

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Reviewed 28 May 2017

From the moment the taxi driver provided cool towels and water then phoned ahead with our drinks order from the airport I knew we would be well looked after.

I was amazed by the quality and design of the bedrooms which have been furnished to evoke a feeling of travel from a different era - where else would you find a hotel with a hatstand? A four poster bed, writing desk and a stack of suitcases holding a mirror all contributed to the atmosphere. Yet the room was modern and the bathroom seemed new.

The staff were so friendly and helpful - in fact everyone I met on the island was like that.

It was low season so the hotel was not fully occupied, consequently, the menu in the main restaurant did not change other than the daily special. Blue Tropic was only open three days of the week. Overall, the quality of the food was good and in Blue Tropic was exceptional.

Transport by dollar bus or taxi is readily available and it is possible to walk to or from Port Elizabeth - a bit hot but it had to be done.

The owner was on site for a few days and made a point of speaking with everyone.

Overall, I left with a very positive feeling about the hotel and would not hesitate to return.

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

Dear Neilclif,

Thank you for your review, it is great to hear that you had the opportunity to take the dollar bus to Port Elizabeth, it is definitely an experience that you will remember for a long time. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you will one day come back, there is so much to see and do around the Grenadines, and Bequia is a great base point to do day trips down to the Cays or to Mayreau. It's great to read that you loved Blue Tropic, it's really a "one of a kind" menu on the island.

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

Best regards,

Bequia Beach Hotel

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Reviewed 13 May 2017

This hotel is located on the island of Bequia, St Vincent on the eastern coast, its a bit pricey, but its worth every penny. The hotel has a beach front, the water is a bit rough though, there are two swimming pools on the property. The hotel is very clean, the service is excellent and the staff is very friendly and helpful. Breakfast is included with your booking, it's a la carte, but the food the amazing, they have a superb chef at the hotel, the presentation of the meals are that of fine dinning restaurant standard and the prices are average hotel prices, the food is great tasting I enjoyed everything I ate, no complaints. The rooms are well kept, there is some stair climbing to get to certain rooms, but its all good for exercise. The hotel is very quiet and peaceful, it is good for relaxation. I must mention Assistant Manager Cecelia, she was very helpful and pleasant, so was the Operations Manager, sorry but I can't recall her name, she passed us on the walkway and knew exactly who we were on our first encounter, I was amazed and presently surprised, all the hotel staff knows who there guess are, kudos the them for this. I attended a Managers cocktail and was pleasantly surprised that the owner of the hotel was there, he spoke to all his guests, he is a very pleasant gentleman. The grounds of the hotel are well kept, so are the pools. I must commend the management and staff of the hotel for an excellent stay with my wife, thanks.

Room tip: its depends whether you want beachfront or garden, the garden rooms have some climbing though
Date of stay: May 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Nyron2015
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BBHTeam, General Manager at Bequia Beach Hotel Luxury Boutique Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2017

Dear Nyron2015,

Your review is such a great example of why we choose to work in the hospitality industry and how rewarding it is to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to review the property in details, I am sure it will be of assistance to any potential guests who might have questions. As you said, in order to reach the Classic Rooms our guests have to walk up the small hill on the property but the rest of the accommodation is located at sea level, either in the gardens or the beachfront. We are delighted to hear that you had the opportunity to meet Bengt, owner of Bequia Beach Hotel, and that you enjoyed the food our team made for you.
We really hope to welcome you again in the near future and hope you had a safe trip home.

Kind regards,

Bequia Beach Hotel

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Reviewed 13 May 2017

Staying end of April early May it was off season but still a great time to visit. The hotel was very quiet and far from full but this probably meant we got even better service and personalised attention. We could not find one single thing to fault and we tried! Marvellous staff, location, room, food, gardens, bird life, beach, sea and views. What is not to like.
Would definitely return. But this place is not for anyone who wants nightlife or action. Relaxation in quality setting is what this hotel is about. Bequia is a small undeveloped island and all the better for it. We did a couple of trips during a 7 day stay - chartered yacht to Tobago Cays for a day (magical) and half day island excursion with 'our' brilliant taxi driver Jenson (Gideon taxis). We visited beaches other than Friendship and all were picturesque and virtually empty. Some good snorkelling from Lower Bay.
The hotel owner, manager and chef were charming and you are made to feel that you are amongst friends.

Room tip: Ocean front rooms - you can almost touch the beach from your terrace
Date of stay: April 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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1  Thank winsoc1953
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BBHTeam, General Manager at Bequia Beach Hotel Luxury Boutique Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Dear winsoc1953,

Thank you for your nice review, it's great to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us, especially the relaxed way of life on Bequia. We agree that the Tobago Cays are a must for all our guests, it's really a magical place and quite easy to reach in a day, and you will keep the souvenirs of swimming with wild turtles for a lifetime.

We really look forward to welcoming you again in the near future and wish you all the best.

Kind regards,

Christopher

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