The two suites-Jasmine on the ground floor with three air conditioned , ensuite bedrooms(one king, one queen and one with two queens) and Amaryllis on the first floor also with three air conditioned , en suite bedrooms(one king, one queen and one with two doubles) are completely seperate and linked by an open external staircase.
Both have full airconditioned kitchens with open plan dining, bar, and lounge areaswith entertainment facilities(flat screen TV, cable, DVDs,I Pod docks and secure broadband wi fi internet), The Cottage( only available with Amaryllis) is an airconditioned studio with ensuite bathroom a queen bed and a kitchenette. Amaryllis has a covered patio and two large open decks , one with BBQ, outdoor range and al fresco dining.
Jasmine has a private covered patio off the "old Master" bedroom and exclusive use of the Pavillionwith its outdoor kitchen, al fresco diningarea and open deck.The fresh water meniscus pool and shower and its open umbrella covered deck is shared. The units are not wheel chair accessible and the pool area is not fenced off.Ylang Ylang nestles above Admiralty Bay with spectacular views and sunsts over the harbour. I
t is a short five minute downhill walk to the nearest beach and the famous harbourside boardwalk into Port Elisabeth with it's waterside retaurants, bars and boutiques. There you will find supermarkets, shops, banks and churches and the St Vincent ferry dock. Two beaches , Lower bay and Princess Margaret Bay with crystal clear water, fine white sand and beach bars and restaurants are a short walk, taxi or "dollar van" ride away.
Friendship Bay, La Pompe leading to the airport , are about two kilometres away and in the other direction Industry and Spring Estate are a taxi ride away with their wilder beaches , stronger winds, and beautiful reefs . Fine ding restaurants abound to service the villa and yachting community , mainly in Port Elsabeth and Friendship .
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 7 bedrooms|
|Rooms||7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 7 en suites|
|Nearest beach||Plantation House 1 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: James F. Mitchell 3 km, Nearest railway: none|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (9), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 16|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Bequia is an unspoilt jewel in the Caribbean. The most northerly of the St Vincent Grenadines it is a one hour ferry ride from Kingstown , St Vincent and can be accessed directly by air from Barbados. The population is approximately 6000 and is comprised of about 1000 foriegners, some of whom live year round in Bequia, the balance are descendents of Scottish and Portugeuse whalers and a mixed local community. The island is the perfect size- large enough to have excellent facilities, particularly dining and vacation activities, but small enough not to have suffered the over development of larger Caribbean countries. Most people have a nickname ( you will probably get one too after a week or so on the island). There is a strong sense of community and visitors are welcomed and treated as "family" Serious crime is very rare and the police are on top of their job. The population is by and large Christian and most denominations are repesented. Tourism, and related construction, is the major economic activity with emphasis placed on villa rentals, small boutique hotels , guest houses and appartments. This is serviced by a wide range of restaurants, bars, supermarkets and shops. Services including sailing and fishing charters, diving and simply relaxing on the many fine beaches . Restaurant menus concentrate heavily on local produce of which lobster, fish and conch(lambie) are the staples, usually served with breadfruit or rice.
Belmont is an an elevated area on the south side of Admiralty Bay, close to the main village of Port Elisabeth- known locally as "harbour"- Kingstown, St Vincent is "town". Ylang Ylang is about 150 feet above sea level and a five minute walk to sea and the boardwalk into harbour, alongside which are restaurants, bars and hotels. Lower bay and Princess Margaret bay are both within a mile and have fine white sand and crystal clear water. Although rental cars, scooters and bicycles are available the local taxis are safe and reliable and the common method of transport is the"dollar van", a minibus running on a fixed route which will stop on demand- the nearest route to Ylang Ylang is 50 yards away- and most guests do not rent a vehicle..