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Bequia Island – Sand, Sails and Style in the Grenadines

Just nine miles south of St. Vincent and the largest island of the Grenadines at seven square miles, Bequia (pronounced “BEK-way”) retains its age-old boat building, whaling and fishing traditions. Pretty and clean with colorful houses draped in bougainvillea and shaded by almond trees, Bequia offers good beaches, restaurants, bars and both affordable and upscale accommodations. It attracts an arty crowd of Europeans and yachties, the “cocktail cruisers” who add their own brio to the …