Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Another Postcard From Bequia

We always said that life is too short and there are too many places to visit in the world to go on holiday to the same place twice but in January 2017 we discovered the Caribbean island of Bequia and our philosophy changed. In January 2018 we went back and in January 2019 here we were again at the brilliant Tropical Hideaway. 

I'm not going to write much about what was the most wonderful holiday - I'll let the photos speak for themselves.

If I got a bit carried away using the new iPhone camera (the place is so photogenic), forgive me and just scroll through or hit the back button when you get bored.

A stay at Gatwick Sofitel is the very best start to a holiday.
Tropical Hideaway - as beautiful as ever
Breakfast on the balcony

Princes Margaret Beach on a normal day

We loved our regular walks through the forest

Bequia landscape

Evening terrace view

The beautiful Plantation Hotel

Typical Bequia gradients certainly keep you fit

Our little cottage.

The wonderful Fay's shop and beach bar

Worth the climb for views like these

Tropical Hideaway's home cooked pizza

A local resident

More climbs
Friendship Bay

Bequia Music Festival

Sunset

Lunch at Firefly Plantation

Princess Margaret beach on a (thankfully rare) cruise day

The culprit
Dive Bequia


Walkway View

Firefly View

Managing to catch up with Liverpool

Bequia Walkway

The fabulous infinity pool

Selfie at Hibiscus Cottage

Standing on the dock of the bay

Tropical Hideaway Terrace

At the end of a six mile hike (with six to go back), the views at Bullet Point were worth it.

Hibiscus Cottage

Another climb to Peggy's Mount rewarded us with spectacular views.

Plantation Hotel Beach

Marion's James Bond moment



Friendly local.

Princess Margaret Again

The lovely Fay (top) invited us to her birthday barbeque

Caribbean pilosophy

If there's no snow, you can improvise

It did rain once or twice (for an hour)

Jack's Bar jetty

Double rainbow

A lovely meal at Pirate View

Caribbean lobster dinner 

Great name for a boat

Lunch at Jack's

Bequia Beach Hotel
Chilling


Local flora

Friends Mark and Nita sailed into nearby St Vincent so we caught a ferry to visit them (this is not the ferry)

This is.
With friends Mark and Nita in St Vincent

Selfie time

If you're going to St Vincent. Be sure to wear a flower in your hair.

Where's Mark and Nita? (clue - above the right hand lifeboat)

Tropical Hideaway residents


Sign him up Jurgen

Getting a taste for Rum Punch



Just chilling

An island of flowers

Now that's what you call a boat



Marion, Marion and Marion

I was there too


Heading home
Flying in style from Bequia
Finishing where we started with a glass of fizz