travel42 Port Guide: Bequia Island

travel42 Professional Cruise Port of Call Review

At only 5 mi/8 km long and 3 mi/4 km wide, Bequia is the largest of the Grenadine islands. Bequia (pronounced BEK-way) is still a small place, both in size and in the number of inhabitants (only about 5,000). Its heritage is intertwined with boatbuilding and whaling—it was one of the region's best-known whaling stations in the late 1800s.

Limited whaling still occurs today, and Bequia retains a nautical ambience, partly because of the many visiting yachts, but also because of the gener...

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