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Bequia is a tiny island gem just seven square miles in size, but it packs a punch when it comes to beauty, surrounded by crystal-clear turquoise waters ideal for snorkeling and sailing, and lots of lush greenery. Often called the “most perfect” of the Caribbean isles, it’s considered one of the best places in the Caribbean to skip the crowds, and there are warm and friendly locals and plenty of beach bars serving delicious, fresh-caught seafood. When it comes to the perfect place to stay, these Airbnbs offer everything from budget-friendly to luxurious accommodation.
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Located in Port Elizabeth, this four-bedroom villa sleeps up to eight, ideal for a family or friends traveling together. Built by a well-known Canadian architect, its design was inspired by the owners’ travels to South East Asia. Wooden windows and doors instead of glass, Jalousie & Demerara windows and vaulted ceilings give it an Asian feel while ensuring sea breezes throughout. Thanks to the layout, all rooms look onto Admiralty Bay, maximizing the breathtaking views of the natural harbor and the boats that sail in and out. It comes with a full kitchen and a swimming pool. Two bedrooms have private balconies, while the other two have pool terraces.
This beautiful two-bedroom villa is just steps from a sandy beach, providing laid-back luxury with 360-degree sea and island views. It boasts a wraparound balcony, a swimming pool and wood-burning BBQ, and even includes sea kayaks and paddleboards for exploring the bay. Accommodating up to four guests, the interior includes a well-equipped kitchen, high lofted ceilings and doors that open up all round to the deck. You’ll be able to enjoy alfresco dining on the patio in the pool area, and lots of privacy throughout. It’s surrounded by the property’s gardens, all enclosed with access through heavy carved external courtyard entrance doors.
This beachside studio apartment is part of ‘Ijeoma’ House and includes direct access to Crescent Beach. Enjoy an idyllic, tranquil location with tropical gardens and a shared 30-foot infinity pool as well as a veranda and large sun deck. The unit sleeps two and includes a full-size kitchen, indoor and outdoor dining and lounging areas, and stunning views that look out to Mustique Island.
The Windsong Villa offers the ultimate in peace and quiet, along with jaw-dropping sea views, two pools and colorful gardens. There’s a fully-equipped kitchen and a housekeeper available on a daily basis if you wish, and for those looking for something more accessible, this is the only villa on the island with disabled ramps, accessible showers and rooms. One of the pools also has a ramp to facilitate access. You’ll have plenty of space to relax too, with the home accommodating up to six guests in three bedrooms with six beds and 4.5 bathrooms.
This modern villa offers plenty of luxuries yet it feels wonderfully relaxed and inviting. Just minutes from one of the top beaches on Bequia, Friendship Beach, the sea breeze keeps it nice and cool, although air conditioning is included too. It sleeps up to four in two bedrooms, located at the back of the home to ensure a peaceful, quiet night’s rest. Wi-Fi, a TV and a well-equipped kitchen are all included. There’s also a fabulous cafe right around the corner with full menu and friendly service.
An amazing exotic retreat, the Burke House offers the chance to live out your Caribbean fantasy, swaying in a hammock with the warm sea breeze while gazing out at the glistening cerulean sea. A two-bedroom villa accommodating up to four, rates even include your own personal chef, who will ensure that “you’re well fed and always have a refreshing tropical cocktail in hand,” as your host notes. You’ll also be just minutes from unspoiled beaches for snorkeling, swimming and picnicking.
Located in the exclusive community of Moonhole in the Port Elizabeth area, this unique and remote home comes with some of the most stunning views around. Enjoy your morning coffee on the roof while gazing out at the bay, and watch the planes land and take off at the airport. It sleeps up to six with three bedrooms and comes fully staffed with an excellent housekeeper and cook, so you won’t even have to worry about preparing your meals or the clean up afterward. You’ll feel like you’re in a castle at the top of the island, for the perfect relaxing Caribbean getaway.
This beachside studio apartment is also part of ‘Ijeoma’ House, steps from the unspoiled sands of Crescent Beach. It comes with shared access to an infinity pool and a tropical garden, while the air-conditioned unit itself includes a private patio, a full-size kitchen, lounge and dining areas, Wi-Fi and TV. The Sugar Reef Cafe, a bar/restaurant, is nearby, set along a beachfront coconut plantation offering farm-to-table meals.
You can’t get any closer to the water than this. Stay right on a catamaran, with two bedrooms, accommodating up to four. You’ll be close to the beach and restaurants while enjoying spectacular views and perhaps taking advantage of your host’s delicious cooking. A few of the other opportunities include sailing, fishing, snorkeling, hiking and liming, a Caribbean art form that refers to the art of doing nothing while sharing food, drink, conversation and laughter. There’s no sharing with other parties either as bookings are only taken for friends and family.
This waterfront villa sits on a half-acre, tucked between Crescent Beach and Spring Beach in the Crown Point area. The closest stretch of sand and a restaurant is just a 5-minute walk away, while the restaurants, cafes and boutiques in Port Elizabeth can be reached with a short drive. It sleeps up to four in two bedrooms and includes a living room, Smart TV, fully equipped open kitchen, and a covered terrace for alfresco dining – all overlook the endless blue of the Caribbean.
This one-bedroom apartment is just a 5-minute walk from the end of Lower Bay beach, a quiet area where you’ll be able to enjoy the sand and the sea practically all to yourself. You’ll also be a short walk from local cafes, restaurants and bars with live music. And, from your room and balcony you’ll enjoy a fantastic view of the Caribbean, most of the harbor and Bequia beaches. A full kitchen, TV and Wi-Fi are all included.
This gorgeous villa overlooks Hope Beach and the uninhabited islands of Balliceaux and Battowia. It sleeps up to four in two bedrooms and includes a well-equipped kitchen updated with modern appliances and a bar with stools, while the dining room has a table that seats eight. You’ll have Wi-Fi, HD TV and Apple TV, along with a washer/dryer. The home is surrounded by a large terrace with a comfy hammock and seating for alfresco dining under the stars. If you’re in need of a driver/guide, your host can arrange that too.
This Airbnb may be one of the best deals in Bequia. A spacious two-bedroom home with a huge terrace, it not only boasts breathtaking sea views, located within a short walk to Princess Bay and Lower Bay beaches, but your host will arrange to pick you up from the airport or ferry and supply you with a local cell phone for the duration of your stay. They can even supply you with most local seafood, fresh fruits and vegetables in addition to filling you in on activities for the day. There’s a beautiful garden on site and guests are welcome to pick the fruits grown on the grounds too.
Enjoy a secluded setting in paradise at this classic beachfront cottage. Tucked in a tropical garden right in the heart of Bequia, you’ll be immersed in nature while the sands of Friendship Beach and a beautiful reef for snorkeling are right outside your door. Just steps away you’ll have access to a fantastic restaurant and bar serving delicious local food and drinks. The cottage looks out to the aquamarine bay, Mustique and the Grenadine Islands. It sleeps up to two in one-bedroom and includes air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, a kitchen, TV and all the essentials.
This cozy studio cottage is ideal for a solo traveler or a couple looking for a budget-friendly stay, perfectly situated in Lower Bay Beach, just a two-minute walk from the sand and restaurants. It has one queen-size bed, a kitchenette with all the necessities so that you can save on dining out occasionally, a bathroom and Wi-Fi. And, despite the low price, you’ll even get a stunning ocean view.