Activities: AQUA•TERRA BEQUIA
Known for many years by sailors, this week you will discover just why Bequia (pronounced Beck-Way) is “The Natural Place to Be!" Let’s disconnect from our devices and reconnect with each other to witness first-hand the natural marvels of our planet.
The island of Bequia is the perfect place to escape it all, with a tranquil, laid-back vibe added to an exciting and breath-taking Caribbean location, the stunning scenery and crystal-clear waters are perfect for swimming, snorkelling, and SCUBA diving.
For a sense of perspective, although Bequia is the second largest of the 32 Grenadine islands, at only 7 square miles in size this “Big Little Island” is smaller than London’s Heathrow Airport!
As the Grenadines is a thriving eco-tourism destination that embraces connecting visitors to the historic, cultural, and natural fibres of the island, our AQUA•TERRA BEQUIA experience will showcase the unique natural offerings of this destination in a sustainable, planet-friendly way.
During the AQUA half of the week, we sail an adventurous itinerary with unique anchorages in the Northern Grenadines, typically not available when sailing our regular Grenadines itinerary further south from Canouan, to explore truly picture-perfect islands in the Caribbean where the snorkeling is pure heaven for the soul. Enjoy the exhilarating sail across the Bequia channel to the verdant south & west coast of St Vincent, where you will find the best diving in the nation. Experience a secluded lagoon-like bay on the windward side of Isle à Quatre as well as other hidden treasures in the northern Grenadines. A unique experience that is only available to our Bequia AQUA•TERRA guests!
Together with your TradeWinds’ crew and new-found vacation family, throughout the TERRA portion of the week we visit many well-known sights, marveling at the most spectacular views around Bequia, and learning of the conservation efforts and preservation programs committed to ensure that the beauty of the Grenadines is in safe hands for future generations.
While we snorkel and SCUBA dive in the Grenadines, if we spot a Hawksbill sea turtle with a specially marked hole at the back of its shell, this means it was released from the Turtle Sanctuary on Bequia, which has successfully hatched and released over 2000 turtles!
At TradeWinds’ beautiful, newly renovated waterfront villa, we are only steps away from the greatest swimming pool in the world – as a quiet, sandy Caribbean beach awaits at the edge of the lush, mature gardens.
We'll take you for an afternoon shoreline stroll; along the Belmont Walkway we will find beach-front bars, restaurants, and quaint island shops. Let's wander the walk-way south for a group hike up, down and around a hill and cliff, to discover the beginning of the postcard-perfect Princess Margaret Beach, with a broad strip of white sand framed by palm trees and sea grape plants. Together, we celebrate yet another amazing day relaxing with cocktails in villa's garden, admiring the breathtaking panoramic sunset over Admiralty Bay.
Whether you are looking to relax on the beach, explore the island's charms or swim along with a sea turtle, an AQUA•TERRA BEQUIA experience has something for everyone. If you're ready to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, grab your swimsuit and head for Bequia. This vacation will be like no other!