How to get to Bequia
Bequia is a laid-back, untouched paradise, the real Caribbean. And it's more accessible than you may think, with the extra hop on a flight from Barbados taking as little as 35 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, lush green hillsides and a simple, unhurried lifestyle.
Barbados or St. Lucia to Bequia – the options
1) Fly direct from Barbados or St. Lucia to Bequia with SVG Air or Mustique Airways (same day connections available, so you can get all your travelling done in one go). Takes just 35 minutes if direct or up to an hour if the pilot does some island hopping on route. But fear not as a longer flight may be compensated by a spectacular birds-eye view of the Grenadines island chain!
2) 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 the arrival into Admiralty Bay!
Top Tip: Sit on the right-hand side of the plane on the SVG flight from Barbados to Bequia. If it’s going direct you will have the view of the entire island of Bequia as you arrive. If it has a stop at Union island on route then you will get an awesome view of the Tobago cays as well as other Grenadine islands like Mayreau & Canouan – an experience that is surely worth the air fare alone!
Top Tip no.2: When opting for a same day connection to an SVG flight into Bequia, the process is really hassle-free. We recommend that you tie a yellow ribbon onto your luggage and take a photo before leaving home. On arrival at Barbados, you will feel very special indeed. 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 from and place it on the SVG plane bound for Bequia. Then you will be escorted with all other passengers to the plane itself. You will feel like a rock star & it’s all part of the service!
The tourism website link below provides all the up to date & comprehensive information you will need to plan your path to Bequia.
Direct flights from the UK
British Airways Gatwick – Barbados daily
Virgin Atlantic Gatwick – 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
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 flight to Barbados)
Delta Atlanta – Barbados weekly
Direct flights from Canada
Air Canada Toronto – Barbados daily
Air Canada Montreal – Barbados 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
St Vincent Hotels
If you do choose to stay overnight in St. Vincent before heading over to Bequia, then please do not hesitate to ask us about our St Vincent accommodation recommendations.