Bequia Beach Hotel, Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

We really, really loved Bequia Beach Hotel.  This is the Caribbean, old-school Caribbean, and you will not find a Four Seasons or Ritz-Carlton here, thankfully (in my humble opinion).  So realize that you may experience "island time", but when everyone is happy and in a good mood, and you're on vacation, who cares?  We will not hesitate to return and are already looking forward to our next opportunity!  

The resort has fewer than 30 units, between rooms and 1- and 2-bedroom villas.  There are two pools, although one is hillside and, regretfully we never did go use it.  There is a very large, beautiful pool near the beach and bar/restaurant.  You'll find an attendant there to hand out towels and help in any other way (cushions, etc.).  We were there the week leading up to the Easter Regatta, which is a very busy time, but there was never a "crowded" feeling.  

There are two buildings that house rooms, one beachfront and one hillside (where one of the pools is located).  There are three two-bedroom villas with private plunge pools and three one-bedroom villas (no pools).  These are further back from the beach, towards the entrance to the property.  Under construction is a beautiful four-bedroom villa with private full-size pool.  (No opening date set for that just yet.)  

In addition, there are two restaurants, one of which (Blue Tropic) is open only a couple of nights each week.  The other (Bagatelle) is open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Bagatelle also hosts some fun, regular events each week.    

The reception building is where you'll find the front desk for check-in and -out as well as concierge-type services such as day trip arrangements, calling for a taxi or restaurant reservations.  Also in that building is a computer with internet access for guest use and an inviting reading room, stocked with all sorts of books just in case you forgot to bring yours.  

The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful.  Very quickly we learned their names and they knew us as well.  If there was a question to which they didn't know the answer (not very often), they were quick to phone someone and get an answer.  Upon arrival, we were met with a tray of fruit punches, garnished with gorgeous fresh flowers.  When we were, sadly, leaving, a couple of the staff members stood outside and waved as we drove away.  That gesture in particular felt very genuine and left a lasting impression.