The Experience - Sample Itineraries

Sample Itineraries

On Land At Sea  -  Villa and Yacht : 7 Day 

Arrival Day  - On your arrival in Bequia you will be greeted by an Octopus representative for the short transfer to the Villa.

Day 1 - Island Tour taking in the beautiful sights and wonderful beaches including a visit to the Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary, experience the old age tradition of model boat building and the West Indies "Gingerbread" architecture.  

Day 2 - Daytrip to Mustique, a short leisurely two hour sail to the famous island of Mustique. Snorkel the reefs, tour the island, laze on the beach or visit the famous Basil's Bar where the rich and famous hang out.

Day 3 - Have a go at Scuba diving, watersports on the beach, take a stroll through town to the craft shops taking in the local colour and culture or just enjoy a lazy lunch on the waterfront and watch the world go by. 

Day 4 - Tobago Cays overnight on the Yacht. The world's third largest coral reef is a haven for marine life and is possibly the most beautiful place in the Caribbean. You can swim with turtles, snorkel the stunning Horseshoe Reef, stroll on uninhabited beaches, windsurf or kayak to deserted islands. A BBQ on board is the perfect way to end the day. 

Day 5 - Wake up in Tobago Cays ready for a short sail to the pardise island of  Mayreau. Enjoy a delicious breakfast and a swim at the perfect golden beach of Saltwhistle Bay before departing for Bequia. That evening dance barefoot in the sand at the not to be missed local Jump-Up night.

Day 6 - Enjoy your last full day in the pool and spa, treat yourself to  a massage and sip cocktails with a BBQ lunch. Spend the afternoon shopping, on the beach or under a palm tree - the choice is yours.

Departure Day - After Breakfast an Octopus representative will accompany you on your transfer to the airport or ferry.

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At Sea - The Yacht: 7 Day

Arrival Day  - On your arrival to Bequia you will be greeted by an Octopus representative for the short transfer to the Yacht. Enjoy an evening onboard or ashore dining under the stars.

Day 1 - After a comprehensive boat briefing, set sail from Admirality Bay or the short 1½ hour hop to Mustique. Tour this exclusive island by foot, taxi or horseback past the homes of the rich and famous. Keep an eye out for celebrity residents at Basil's Bar or take a swim off the secluded beaches of Macaroni or Sandy Bay. Step back a century and take afternoon tea at the Cotton House Hotel,an elegant haven. 

Day 2 - Set off for Mayreau, a 3½ hour sail from Mustique. Untouched, uncrowded and only accessible only by boat, the island is rimmed by magnificent sweeping white sandy beaches. From the perfect beach at Salt Whistle bay it's a short walk to the hilltop to the local village with friendly bars and resturants and a spectacular view of the Grenadines.

Day 3 - Sail to the  beautiful Tobago Cays. The second largest horseshoe reef in the world, that protects the five deserted islets, with their dazzling palm studded shorelines. Tobago Cays is a National Park and offers amazing diving, snorkelling and marine life  along with uninhabited islands, white sand beaches, swimming with turtles and stunning crystal clear water. Enjoy a quiet evening in the Cays with a BBQ on board.

Day 4 - Petit St Vincent is one of the grenadines most enchanting hideaway's. On the island there are no telephones or television creating the perfect place for solitude. From Petit St Vincent take the tender to Mopion for snorkelling and lunch. The ultimate desert island, 20 metres long, fine white sand with nothing but a thatched umbrella in the middle. From here spend the late afternoon and evening anchored off Petit St Vincent or exploring Union Island with it's almost vertical mountains.

Day 5 - Set in the middle of the Grenadine archipelago, Canouan is an island of only 3  square miles with the highest point being Mount Royal. A barrier reef runs along the Atlantic side of the island. Enjoy exploring this former island of farmers and fisherman. Overnight here with dinner and cocktails under the stars.

Day 6 - Enjoy a  four or five hour sail back to Bequia and moor in Admirality Bay. Take in an island tour, visit the local craft shops and market for any gifts or souvenirs or just laze on one of  Bequia's stunning beaches. You have the choice of dining onboard or ashore in one of the many colourful restuarants in Port Elizabeth.

Departure Day - After breakfast, an Octopus representative will accompany you on your transfer to the airport or ferry.

On Land At Sea  -  Villa & Yacht :  14 Day

Arrival Day  - Upon your arrival in Bequia you will be greeted by your Octopus representative for the short transfer to the villa.

Day 2 - Have a relaxing day around the pool and spa, treat yourself to a massage or facial, enjoy a BBQ lunch. Take a stroll into the harbour, Port Elizabeth, the heart of Bequia. Wander along the waterfront taking in the boutiques, vegetable market, delicatessens or just sit and enjoy a drink at one of the many bars and restuarants and watch the world go by.

Day 3 - Board your private yacht in Admiralty bay and once the comprehsive boat briefing is complete we set sail for the chic island of Mustique, one of the most exclusive islands in the world. It is surrounded by coral sandy beaches and coves. Explore the island on foot, by taxi or even on horseback. Visit the beautiful Macaroni Beach or swim and snorkel in Britannia Bay or dive the wreck off Montezuma shoals. Enjoy a cocktail at the famous Basil's Bar before enjoying a delicious dinner onboard.

Day 4 - After breakfast there is always time for a quick swim or snorkel before a two hour sail to Canouan. Pick up a mooring on the Northern end of the island in Tamarind Bay or in the main anchorage of Charleston Bay. There is an extensive reef along the eastern side of the island with amazing snorkelling and diving and what many consider to be the best beach in the Grenadines, along with an 18 hole golf course, which is now reached through the Raffles Resort.

Day 5 - From Canouan we head for the dramatic peaks of Union Island. This is a short sail between 2-3 hours. Union island offers the unique Clifton Harbor, protected by reef and home to a very remote island bar made of conch shells, which can only be accessed by tender. The completely tranquil Chatham Bay around the other side of the island is a great place to hide away. Go snorkelling, beachcombing or try windsurfing and kayaking. A BBQ on deck is the perfect end to the day. 

Day 6 - A stones throw from Union island is the private, Palm Island. Originally known as Prune Island., Palm got it's current name when former owners planted hundreds of coconut palms, transforming the desert island into a palm covered paradise. This 135 acre island is a tropical oasis which is surrounded by golden sand beaches and perfect turquoise waters. After a stroll on the beach and a refreshing swim we head around to the unhurried island of Mayreau with its unique sweeping views of Salt Whistle Bay and the hidden beach restaurant where you can dine outside on their rock tables.

Day 7 - After a morning stroll to the top of Mayreau for some magnificent views of the Grenadines, we set sail for the world famous Tobago Cays Marine National Park. This has to be one of the most spectacular sights of the trip. The second largest horseshoe reef in the world surrounds crystal clear waters with limitless snorkelling and fine drift dives. Here you can swim with turtles, try windsurfing, take a trip out to World's End Reef which was used during the filming of  Pirates of the Caribbean. At the end of the day under the stars you are aware that this is one of the most amazing anchorages on earth.

Day 8 - You may wish to spend another day in Tobago Cays or re-visit one of the other islands at the southern end of the chain for example the picture postcard desert island of Mopion, which is only 20 metres long with nothing but a palm woven umbrella forsome shade.  From here we head back north and call in for a quick stop at Mustique.

Day 9 - Heading back over to Bequia, we stop off for lunch at Petit Nevis, a private tropical island approximately 71 acres in size. There is a natural harbour in front of this unoccupied island with a secluded palm beach. After lunch take  a leisurely sail around Bequia with the option of calling into Lower Bay, Friendship Bay or Princess Margaret Beach for a swim or an explore before returning to the harbour.

Day 10 - You may wish to stay in Bequia but if some or all of the party feel like some more sailing, you can take a short 2 hour sail over to St Vincent. Choose from the many sights. Choose from a  day trip to the oldest botanical gardens in the Western Hemisphere where a descendant of one of Captain Bligh's breadfruit still survive's, take a trip to the Pirates of the Caribbean film set, visit the Salt Ponds, hike to the top of La Soufriere volcano or visit the exclusive Young Island resort. Returning to Bequia before dusk to catch the sunset as we sail.

Day 11 - Why not look at making the most of enjoying time in the Villa with one or more of our  Exclusive Additions. Learn how to prepare some delicious Caribbean dishes with our local chef in the privacy of the Villa. Enjoy the fruits of your labour with family and friends on the terrace for dinner. Then dance the night away with a Jump-Up in the privacy of the Villa garden. With the sounds of a steel band or local reggae artist, this evening will be a night to remember.

Day 12 - Island Tour, taking in the sights and various beach locations. Start with  a visit to the Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary where turtles are cared for from birth to 18 months, then tagged and returned to the ocean. On the Western most tip of the island is the unusual and unique "Moonhole". A private development of homes and villas which are literally built in and out of the rocks. Or visit St Mary's Anglican Church in Port Elizabeth. Built in 1829 the church's cool, simple interior contains many fascinating memorial tablets to Bequia's earliest settlers.

Day 13 - An active or relaxing day at the beach, laze in the shade or try scuba diving, book a private windsurfing lesson directly with ourselves or try kayaking from the beach. There are 30 excellent and easily accessible sites in the sparkling clear waters around the island or within easy reach. Enjoy drift, wall, wreck or even night dives.

Day 14 - Take a walk through the town to the market and craft shops to find  gifts or souveniers. Find local arts and crafts in the boutiques of Port Elizabeth and at artists studio's around the island. Model boats, scrimshaw, woodcarving and crochet are among the craftworks of Bequians carrying on the  island skills of boat building and net making. 

Departure Day -  After breakfast, an Octopus representative will accompany you on your transfer to the airport or the ferry.

Comfortable tranquility

"We stayed for a week at the Villa in April and had the most relaxing and enjoyable holiday. It offers a fantastic view over the bay, a lovely pool, is secluded, private and well appointed - the air conditioned bedrooms were very much appreciated!

It's a short walk to the town, to the restaurants on the Belmont Walkway and to several beautiful beaches. Claire made herself available whenever we needed help and advice and nothing seemed too much trouble for her. For a relaxing week in the sun, away from the crowds and with a feel that you're at 'home', and not in an anonymous hotel room, it was perfect!"

Simon B, Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

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