Bequia is the largest, and arguably the most beautiful island in the Grenadines. Its beaches are the kind of stunning that makes photographers (and marketing folk) gasp, with soft, white sand and crystal clear waters. As well as beauty, Bequia is known for its relaxed pace. And all this can come with a very affordable price tag, the best places to stay on Bequia range from low-key B&Bs to luxurious boutique hotels.
One of Bequia's most perfect beaches, Princess Margaret Beach, is conveniently located by the largest town, Port Elizabeth - it's a bit of an effort to get there though, but well worth the boat-taxi or drive. The next beach over, Lower Bay, is pretty too, and has a nice cafe. In fact the majority of Bequia's beaches are very pretty indeed.
You can see most of Bequia on foot, or take a boat-taxi for the novelty of it! This is a relaxed sort of place, but if you're looking for things to do, this is a great spot for sailors, there's a good quality farmers market near the dingy dock in Port Elizabeth, there's a nice church and a few interesting buildings, and plenty of walking tracks.
Friendship, St Vincent and the Grenadines
A chic spot on Bequia island. A collection of rooms, suites and villas surrounded by coconut groves and nestled directly on the beach. Gorgeous boutique colonial Caribbean interiors have an eclectic mix of decoration. Swimming pools, two excellent restaurants, and a top of the range spa.