The Old Fort Bequia - The Only Fully Restored Historic Plantation In St. Vincent And The Grenadines.

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  • 8 bedrooms
  • 8 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 20
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The Old Fort is the only fully restored historic plantation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, dating back to before 1763 (that's the earliest established date from ancient maps) when French settlers started migrating to the Caribbean. It is ideal for guests that seek something different to the ordinary, those that want utmost relaxation in a...Read more

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The Old Fort Bequia - The Only Fully Restored Historic Plantation In St. Vincent And The Grenadines.
Bequia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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Island Overview
Bequia (pronounced bek-way) is known by many as \"the big little island”. Although it only measures 7 square miles (18 km2), it is the largest of the Grenadine islands in the country St. Vincent and the Grenadines, located in the Lesser Antilles, south of St. Lucia and west of Barbados. The island’s population of approximately 5,000 is a friendly mix, which trace their ancestry back to Africa, Portugal, India, Ireland and the indigenous Carib Indians. Yet, the spoken language is English due to British colonial rule before the country gained its independence in 1979.
There are two seasons in Bequia, the dry season lasting from January – May and the rainy season (June – December), which always comes as a blessing due to the fact that Bequia is completely reliant on rain for its water. Bequia lies just below and west of the hurricane belt (the last hurricane that hit St. Vincent and the Grenadines with full force was in 1898), with temperatures ranging from about 75 °F (24 °C) to 85 °F (29 °C) throughout the year. The trade winds that blow in from the northeast to the southwest average about 14 knots, giving a cooling breeze to the island. The temperature of the peripheral waters is about 85 °F (29 °C) every day of the year, making it perfect for swimming, snorkelling and diving year round.
While one reads all about the more visited Caribbean destinations such as the Virgin Islands, Jamaica, the Caymans, and St. Martin, it's often hard to find information about St. Vincent and the Grenadines. One reason is that St. Vincent, a bountiful island with vast coconut and banana plantations, in the past never primarily depended on tourism as a source of income, and another is that the Grenadines are remote and can only be reached by yachts or commuter airlines. As a result, these islands are the perfect haven for travellers searching for quiet, beautiful getaways surrounded in natural splendours, rather than islands full of glitzy hotels, casinos and jet loads of tourists.
The romantic island of Bequia was named the island of the clouds (although some now say it was named the crutch because of its shape) by the Carib Indians and has changed little with time. Due to its seclusion from the rest of the world, Bequia has built up a strong seafaring history, with age-old traditions in boat building, fishing and even whaling, being one of the few places in the world where limited whaling is still allowed by the International Whaling Commission. It has also been a sanctuary for sailors long before any other visitors discovered the Grenadines.
Gold-sandy beaches, many of which disappear into coves that are excellent for sailing, scuba diving and snorkelling, encircle Bequia. The centre of the island is hilly and forested, providing a dramatic backdrop to the bays and beaches. Admiralty Bay, the island's natural harbour, is a favourite anchoring spot for yachtsmen from all over the world, and here visitors can enjoy the quaint waterfront, lined with bars, restaurants and craft shops. Isolated enough to remain relatively unspoiled, yet lively enough to be stimulating and entertaining, Bequia provides a blend of the old and new that many find perfect.
On Bequia you will meet some of the friendliest people in the Caribbean that will welcome you to the island and make you feel at home immediately. It is also a great place to make new international friends from all over the world, go on a day sail, go hiking, or just \"lime\" under a coconut tree with your favourite beverage. Bequia’s simple, unhurried lifestyle and beauty boasts a magical charm that leaves visitors wanting more.

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DatesNightlyWeeklyMonthlyMinimum Stay
Apr 15 - Dec 14, 2014
2014 Low Season
$1,2201 Week
Dec 15 - Apr 14, 2015
2015 High Season
$1,9201 Week
Dec 21 - Jan 4, 2015
2014 Holiday Season
$2,2801 Week
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Additional notes from the manager

Liability - We cannot be held liable for injuries or damages to a guest or his/her possessions, unless damages caused are a direct result of gross negligence on our behalf. We assume that everyone using the pool can swim. Children and those who cannot swim have to be supervised at all times as there is no lifeguard on duty. Damages to The Old Fort or its contents should be reported. Guests may be asked to pay the cost of repairs if damages have resulted through negligence or abuse of property. Rates are subject to a additional standard 10% government tax & 10% service charge
** Book one week or more and receive a 15% discount (Two weeks for Peak Season)

Amenities

General
  • Fireplace
Phone / Internet
  • Telephone
Pool / Spa
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
Property Features
  • Parking
Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Grill
Entertainment
  • Television
Outdoor
  • Garden
Suitability
  • Pet friendly - yes
  • Smoking allowed - yes
  • Suitable for children - yes
  • Suitable for the elderly - ask
  • Wheelchair accessible - yes

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