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Bequia is home to just under 5000 people, and are friendly, easy-going and always happy to strike up a conversation with broad smiles on their faces.
The island is steeped in sea-faring traditions such as boat-building, fishing and whaling. In fact, the majority of the visitors still arrive by a short ferry ride from ‘mainland’ St. Vincent. The main harbour at Admiralty Bay is one of the most popular cruising yachtsmen’s hang-outs in the region. Along the waterfront you can find a number of great places to eat, drink and party – all within a few minutes’ walk of each other.
The picturesque capital of Port Elizabeth has a sleepy, old-world ambiance and you can walk from one end to another in 20 minutes. There’s a great handicraft market and also an excellent fresh fruit and vegetable market.
Apart from world-class beaches, and excellent snorkelling and diving, there are some wonderful hiking trails. Worthwhile is a visit to the rugged east coast, which is wind-swept, thinly populated, and has stunning views of the Atlantic.
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