UNCOVERING THE SECRETS OF BEQUIA IN A 4x4
My Explorations, 5
Let the warm breeze mess up your hair as you explore the less traveled corners of Bequia in an open-topped 4x4. Such as Fort Hamilton and Mount Pleasant, following in the footsteps of settlers, whale hunters and sailors. End the trip with a flourish, enjoying a drink on one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, and therefore the world.
- Port Elizabeth
- Fort Hamilton
- Mount Pleasant
- Lower Bay Beach with welcome drink
- Your 4x4 will be waiting for you in the capital of Bequia: fasten your seatbelt and prepare for a bumpy ride as you discover the secret corners of the island.
- You'll leave Port Elizabeth behind you, with its prestigious marina and sorbet colored houses, but don't worry: you'll see it again from the heights of Fort Hamilton, on the other side of the bay. The old French cannons are there to remind you that these waters were once infested by pirates.
- In Bequia, whale hunting is part of the culture. In fact its people are among the very few in the world authorized to do this: but they are limited to four humpback whales per year and can only use open boats with traditional harpoons.
- The best boats in the West Indies were once built here. Today the locals keep this tradition alive with precious miniature replicas of whalers, schooners and fishing boats. They are so clever that many owners of yachts and sailing ships stop off here to have a model built of their vessel.
- Your next stop is Mount Pleasant, which is still inhabited by the descendants of the Irish and Scottish settlers who came to live on the island between the 18th and 19th centuries.
- Enjoy the view on the drive down to Lower Bay beach, where swimming and relaxation await you. If you like, you can have a snack or lunch here in one of the bars and restaurants on the beach: the welcome drink is on us.
Good to know
- Slight changes may be made to itineraries and the length of excursions in order to protect your health and to comply with regulations and the safety protocol.
- You'll be accompanied by an English-speaking guide.