Bequia (Port Elizabeth) Port of Call
The small but second largest island in the Grenadines, Bequia, harbours Port Elizabeth a sleepy surprisingly non-touristy small town strung sparsely along a picturesque small bay and set against lush forested hills. The most popular sights are parts of the town itself including an open air market exuding an 18th century feel and the Belmont Walkway a picturesque path past the town's shops along Admiralty Bay. Only small ships can find berths on Bequia so cruise ships anchor in Admiralty Bay. Cruise ship passengers are quickly tendered to the docks in Port Elizabeth where most the islands attractions are easily reached by foot although taxis and water taxis can also be found there.
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A tourism booth is located at Port Elizabeth docks.
Most attractions are easily reached on foot although both taxis and water taxis are available from the docks in Port Elizabeth. Taxi drivers can be hired for an hour's tour of the island for US$20. Fares for shorter rides should be agreed to prior to departure as they are not metered. Water taxis can take passengers directly to Princess Margaret or Lower Bay Beach for less than US$7.
Port Elizabeth is a tranquil and interesting stroll, particularly along the Belmont Walkway and the open air market in town both of which pass unique shops. Paradisical beaches are easily walked to including Lower Bay and Princess Margaret where a list of water activities are available like sailing, scuba, snorkelling and fishing. Other popular sights include watching baby turtles at Oldhegg Turtle Sanctuary and the viewing rock built houses of Moonhole.
The Fig Tree - local Caribbean cuisine with friendly service
L'Auberge des Grenadines - excellent seafood and French cuisine in an elegant environment
Mac's Pizzeria - great for island-style pizza with lobster
Shopping is a bit limited and most stores cater to yacht provisions rather than touristy souvenirs, however, several model boat shops are near famous and strolls along the Belmont Walkway and open air market go past several small boutiques. Produce stalls offer fresh fruit all over town.
Explore Hamilton Fort
Visit the whaling village
Sail to hidden beaches at Mustique
Relax on Princess Margaret Beach
Stroll through Montreal Gardens
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