Breezing through Bequia
As soon as we landed in Bequia, we knew three nights would be too little and immediately vowed soak up the salty air, turquoise seas and lobster-lunches as much as we could, spending every moment we could on the beautiful beaches.
On our second day we wandered down from Sugar Reef to the nearby turtle sanctuary. However, when we got there, there was no one around aside from a couple of snoozing dogs… that’s Caribbean time for you folks. Apparently it opened 20 minutes after that but alas, we didn’t get to see any turtles that day… See, another reason to go back. And the walk along the cliffs was spectacular enough – no journey is a wasted journey in Bequia. I will add though that apparently the guy who runs the sanctuary does an amazing job helping baby turtles. He rescues the buried eggs, allowing them to hatch in safety, before raising them until the turtles are capable of making it into the water safely and self-sufficiently.
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After our short but sweet excursion we came back to Sugar Reef’s rugged shores for a wander down the beach and read in the white-washed wooden chairs dotted around. I was obsessed with those chairs… I really want to get my hands on a pair and bring a bit of the Grenadines back to blighty.
The remainder of our time on the island was spent going between Princess Margaret and Lower Bay beach, lunching at palm-shaded restaurants, winding our way through 2 books in two days and wallowing in the water.
If we went back for longer we would definitely hire a jeep to explore more (they drive on the same side of the road as they U.K which makes things easier too), but we loved our daily taxi journeys across the island… A quick call to our taxi guy and he was there within 10 minutes to ferry us back to Sugar Reef after sundowners.
All the dogs in Bequia (aside from Sugar Reef’s labrador) have some kind of fancy Papillion breed in them or them in something. This guy had real swagger walking down the beach and came and settled in next to us for a good while while we chilled in the shade after catching one too many rays. I never fail to fall in love with a stray on holiday. One day, I’ll bring one of them home…
How much do you love Wallace House? Life wouldn’t be too bad if you spent your days in a pad like that I reckon. And you all know I love a hammock on holiday… Another thing to tick off when I have my dream back garden one day.
The last pics were taken on our final morning before leaving our little beachside abode. We were so gutted to leave beautiful Bequia and the lovely Sugar Reef, although thankfully we were bound for somewhere just as special…
Shirt Dress | Faithfull the brand
Suede sandals | Palmaira Sandals
Printed triangle bikini | Asceno
Necklaces | Lucy Williams X Missoma
Hat | Reiss
White dress (worn as top) | Topshop
Denim shorts | Vintage Levis (similar here)
Bandana | Asos
Beach towel | Hammamas
Black dress | Free People
Blue bandeau bikini | Melissa Odabash via Beach Cafe
More from our next Caribbean trip next time.
Ph. by myself and James Wright using a Leica M Series, Sony RX100 ii, Lomo LC:A and iPhone 6.