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Bequia Beach Hotel
Bequia Beach Hotel Artwork.jpg
Poster by Kerne Erickson
General information
LocationFriendship Bay, Bequia, Saint Vincent & The Grenadines
Coordinates12°59′32″N 61°14′22″W / 12.99222°N 61.23944°W / 12.99222; -61.23944
OwnerBengt Mortstedt[1]
Other information
Number of rooms58
Website
www.bequiabeachhotel.com

Bequia Beach Hotel is a luxury beach front hotel located in Friendship Bay on the island of Bequia in St Vincent & the Grenadines. The family owned hotel[2] offers 57 rooms including Junior Plantation & Beachfront Suites, two restaurants, private villas, Spa & Gym. Bequia Beach Hotel is part of the BM Resorts group; responsible for hotel development & ownership, service & operations, additional properties include Grenadine House, Jack's Beach Bar & luxury villa developments.

Known as a discrete haven in the Caribbean[3], Bequia is a popular Superyacht destination and a favourite amongst Mustique homeowners & celebrities[4] such as Mick Jagger[5], Bill Gates, Jude Law[6], Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas[7]. Guests have included Beatles biographer Hunter Davies[8][9][10][11] and Celebrity TV Chef Anthony Bourdain stayed as part of his 'Caribbean Island hopping' episode of TV series 'No Reservations'.

History[edit]

Bequia Beach Hotel first opened in 2009 after Swede [12][13] Bengt Mortstedt[14] initially set out to build a family plantation style villa on the beach in Friendship Bay[15].

In 2004 he purchased the Bequia Beach Club and Bed & Breakfast Blue Tropic Hotel with the new intention of building a resort not a villa.[16]

In 2006 Mortstedt also purchased and renovated the 18-room hotel Roy's Inn in Kingstown, re-opening it as Grenadine House. The building originally known as 'The Great House'[17] was built in 1765 as the private residence to the British Administrator in Saint Vincent.

Bequia Beach Hotel is the only privately owned[18] and managed hotel to have been built in the West Indies for more than ten years[19].

Features[edit]

Friendship Bay, Bequia

Set in 10 acres of grounds[20], on the mile-long beach at Friendship Bay, the hotel's design & architecture is inspired by Oliver Messel's villas[21] in Barbados & island neighbour Mustique with interiors portraying a modern colonial elegance of a bygone era. Vintage travel luggage adorns the reception & library with many suites also decorated with retro travel artwork[22] including the commissioned Bequia Beach Hotel poster by artist Kerne Erickson.

Location[edit]

The island of Bequia is served by J. F. Mitchell Airport in Bequia. Local airlines such as SVG Air, Mustique Airways, Grenadine Airways all serve Bequia.

Regularly scheduled ferries run from the main island of Kingstown, Saint Vincent to Bequia's capital Port Elizabeth, connecting tourists arriving at the new international airport Argyle International Airport.

External Links[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Quirke, Antonia. "Bequia: the Caribbean island with all the greatest stories". www.cntraveller.com. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  3. ^ https://plus.google.com/+travelandleisure/posts. "The Grenadine Islands". Travel + Leisure. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  4. ^ "Caribbean holidays: A Beatles break in Bequia". Mail Online. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  5. ^ "Sir Mick Jagger, 74, dances in funny video from Bequia music festival". Mail Online. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  6. ^ Lawler, Danielle (2009-12-29). "Sienna Miller plans birthday surprise for Jude Law". mirror. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  7. ^ "Location | Tropical Hideaway Bequia". tropicalhideawaybequia.com. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
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  9. ^ "Biographer Hunter Davies falls for Bequia's old-fashioned charm". Mail Online. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
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  12. ^ "Biographer Hunter Davies falls for Bequia's old-fashioned charm". Mail Online. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  13. ^ "Secret Caribbean: Beautiful Bequia, the tiny island with a big heart". Mail Online. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  14. ^ "Notes from a Small Island | The Arbuturian". www.arbuturian.com. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  15. ^ "The Caribbean island that's cooler than Mustique".
  16. ^ "Drift off to Bequia, the island of clouds". Evening Standard. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  17. ^ "Welcome to Grenadine House". grenadinehouse.com. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  18. ^ "A luxurious Caribbean time capsule where they've got the past perfect". Mail Online. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  19. ^ "Bequia Beach Hotel, St Vincent & the Grenadines - SadlerandCo". SadlerandCo. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  20. ^ "Bequia Beach Hotel". The Telegraph. 2018-04-06. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  21. ^ "Oliver Messel's Style". House & Home. 2013-04-12. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  22. ^ "A luxurious Caribbean time capsule where they've got the past perfect". Mail Online. Retrieved 2018-07-17.