How to get to Bequia
Bequia is a laid-back, untouched paradise, the authentic Caribbean. And it's more accessible than you may think, with direct flights from the UK, US & Canada. You can also take a direct flight from Barbados or St.Lucia, with a flight time of around 30 minutes.
This short journey will take you away from big-scale resorts, shopping malls, noisy traffic & beaches full of tourists to an island of natural splendour with friendly & welcoming people, swaying palms, idyllic beaches, and lush green hillsides and simple, unhurried lifestyle.
St. Vincent, Barbados or St. Lucia to Bequia – the options
1) Fly direct into St. Vincent, then take the 1-hour ferry crossing into beautiful Bequia.
Virgin Airways flies to St. Vincent from London and stops in Barbados, continuing to St. Vincent on Wednesdays & Sundays. You can take a same-day connection to Bequia via the ferry up to 26 Oct 2022 & and again from 26 Mar 2023.
Virgin's winter schedule begins 30 Oct 2022 - 22 Mar 2023, landing in Saint Vincent at 5:35 pm, requiring an overnight stay.
We can recommend the following hotels should you require an overnight stay:
2) Fly direct from Barbados or St. Lucia to Bequia with Bequia Air or Mustique Airways (same-day connections available, so you can get all your travelling done in one go). The flight takes 35 minutes, or up to an hour if the pilot does some island hopping en route. But fear not as a long flight may be compensated by a spectacular view of the Grenadines island chain
3) Fly to St. Vincent with Liat from Barbados or St. Lucia in just 30 minutes, re-charge with an overnight stay and then catch the morning ferry into Bequia – a relaxed 1hr crossing. Get your camera ready for arrival at Admiralty Bay! (See hotel recommendations above)
Tip: Sit on the right-hand side of the plane on the flight from Barbados to Bequia. If it's going direct, you will have a view of the entire island of Bequia as you arrive. However, suppose it has a stop at Union island on the route. In that case, you will get a fantastic view of the Tobago cays and other Grenadine islands like Mayreau & Canouan – an experience that is worth the airfare alone!
Tip: The process is hassle-free when opting for a same-day connection to an SVG flight into Bequia.
We recommend you tie a yellow ribbon onto your luggage and take photos before leaving home. Then, on arrival in Barbados, you will feel exceptional. An airport staff member will hold up a board with your name & take you through to a private area of the airport. Show them a picture of your luggage, and they will personally take it from the international flight you have just disembarked and place it on the plane bound for Bequia. You will then be escorted with all other passengers to the aircraft. You will feel like a rock star & it's all part of the service!
The Bequia tourism website link provides all the up-to-date & comprehensive information you will need to plan your path to Bequia.
Ins & outs magazine also keeps an up-to-date Ferry Schedule for both
Direct flights from the UK
Virgin Atlantic - (Summer) London Heathrow Direct to St. Vincent, followed by a 1 hr ferry to Bequia
Virgin Atlantic - (Winter) London Heathrow Direct to St. Vincent and overnight stay in St. Vincent is necessary, followed by a 1 hr ferry to Bequia the following morning.
British Airways & Heathrow Gatwick – Barbados daily
Virgin Atlantic Heathrow – Barbados daily
Virgin Atlantic Manchester – Barbados. Days vary
Thomas Cook Manchester – Barbados. Sundays only. High season only
Thomson Holidays Gatwick – Barbados Sundays only. November – April only
Direct flights from the US
NEW American Airlines Miami - St.Vincent twice weekly (Wednesday & Saturday)
NEW Caribbean Airlines New York (JFK) – St. Vincent weekly (Wednesday)
American Airlines Miami – Barbados daily
American Airlines Charlotte – Barbados
Jet Blue New York (JFK) – Barbados daily
Jet Blue Boston – Barbados
Jet Blue Fort Lauderdale – Barbados
Jet Blue Los Angeles – Barbados (Although not a direct flight, Los Angeles can now connect with the Fort Lauderdale or New York flying to Barbados)
Delta Atlanta – Barbados weekly
Direct flights from Canada
NEW Air Canada Toronto - St.Vincent weekly & year-round on Thursdays & also Sundays in peak season
Air Canada Toronto – Barbados daily
Air Canada Montreal – Barbados 3xpw Thursday (starts 16/12/18), Saturday & Sunday. December to March only.
West Jet Toronto – Barbados daily
Direct flights from Germany
Condor Frankfurt – Barbados weekly
Direct flights from South America
GOL Airways Sao Paulo – Barbados Saturdays only
Avianca Bogota – Barbados