Port Elizabeth, St Vincent & The Grenadines
Port Elizabeth is the main village on the island of Bequia, located about 161 km’s west of Barbados and 98 km’s south of St. Lucia. The 16 sq km island is part of the republic of St.Vincent & the Grenadines in the Lesser Antilles. The main port Admiralty Bay and Port Elizabeth are situated on the leeward coast. The bay is a large natural harbour, so there are always yachts anchored at the beaches lining it.
A stroll along Port Elizabeth’s charming waterfront will take you from the vegetable market to "front street" with its many shops, boutiques and restaurants. Port Elizabeth also offers several ocean front bars with the most popular being Frangipani Bar and Restaurant on Admiralty Bay. Adjacent to Frangipani's are a number of local establishments that one can enjoy as they make their way around the quaint ocean front walkway that encircles much of Admiralty Bay. From there the walkway continues on a hilly track to Princess Margaret Beach and Lower Bay Beach.
Things to See & Do
* Belmont Walkway
* Frangipani Bar and Restaurant
* Port Elizabeth waterfront area
* Water sports
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Eastern Caribbean Dollar (XCD)
Language – English
Land Area – 16 sq km
Population – 5000
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 1 – 784
Port Location – Bequia is only called on by the smallest of ships and sailing vessels and is also quite popular with private yachts. The ships and sailing vessels anchor up outside the main harbor at Bequia and tender into the tender wharf in the secluded bay.
Transport Links – Most visitors from outside the Caribbean region, including from the USA, approach Bequia via direct international flights into Barbados. International arrivals into Barbados are in the early afternoon, which allows convenient onward connections to Bequia. Visitors can also catch the Admiral I or II or the Bequia Express I or II to and from St Vincent to Bequia.
Getting around Bequia is easy using open backed taxis or water taxis. You can also rent a car and there are inter-island ferries that you can catch to and from Bequia to neighboring islands.