What is Sugar Reef Bequia?
Sugar Reef Bequia is a boutique hotel on a historic coconut plantation. Our guests enjoy the rustic splendor of a traditional haute Caribbean lifestyle; to determine if this lifestyle is for you, take our "Go or No Test."
Where is Bequia? How do we get there?
Bequia is a small island in the country of St. Vincent & the Grenadines in the Caribbean. Visitors arrive via yacht, ferry or small plane. Our international hotel guests generally fly to Barbados or St Lucia, then fly either to Bequia or to St. Vincent, from which they take a ferry to Bequia. See “Travel”
What time of year is best to visit?
Bequia's weather is always beautiful. The Old Year’s Night fireworks, late January music fest, and Easter regatta are annual highlights. (See Bequia Tourism for details of special events.)
What are your nightly room rates?
Sugar Reef Bequia's room rates range from $150 to $300 USD in high season (Christmas through Easter) and from $120 to $240 USD the rest of the year. We offer discounts for stays of seven or more nights when you book via this website. To check rates and availability, click on Book Now at the top right of this page.
May we bring our kids?
The hotel is for adults (18 and over) only.
What is at French House?
French House is a hillside great house built on the foundations of an 18th century French plantation house. It has five guest rooms, an enormous wrap-around veranda, a great room, and a courtyard with a saline plunge pool--providing among them many places to relax. The great room has a selection of books, puzzles, and games.
If we stay at French House, may we eat there?
We serve continental breakfast daily on the veranda at French House and stock an honor bar in the great room. French House guests may also cook for themselves in French House's old-fashioned Caribbean kitchen.
How big is the pool? May Beach House guests use the pool?
The pool is 7 feet by 15 feet. It is for French House guests' exclusive use.
Do the rooms have air conditioning?
Our windward side of Bequia is cooled by trade winds year-round. All Sugar Reef Bequia's rooms have lots of ventilation and mosquito nets over the beds. The beachfront rooms have ceiling fans. In addition, standing fans are available upon request. Secret Guests room in French House is the only room with air-condition option for an additional charge (US$30/night).
Is smoking permitted?
There is no smoking indoors. Smoking is permitted outdoors, including on the verandas.
How far the closest beaches are?
The closest beach is right on our estate, however it is mostly swimmable only in December, January and February. During the rest of the year it is often covered with Sargassum seaweed. The good news is that Bequia has several beautiful white sandy beaches. They are located 15-20 minutes drive from Sugar Reef. The most popular ones are Princess Margaret beach, Lower bay and Friendship bay.
May I run/walk/hike nearby?
Yes. There is excellent running and walking on the estate and along the road at our end of Bequia, where it is exceptionally peaceful and unspoiled. There is also a half-day “ramble” through the forest to Bequia Head. We recommend you hire a guide for long off-road hikes.
Is there a spa?
We can arrange in-room massages, manicures and pedicures, and hair care by experienced local massage therapists and aestheticians.
Are there other restaurants nearby?
There are many good restaurants on Bequia within a couple of miles of Sugar Reef. We are glad to share our recommendations at arrival.
Are there taxis?
Yes, there are many taxis in Bequia--usually converted pickups with benches and an awning over the truck bed. They charge US$12 to or from Port Elizabeth, two miles away.
Do we need a car? Where can we rent one?
No, you don’t need a car. Many guests spend most of their visit at Sugar Reef or within walking distance, occasionally taking taxis to explore the island. Guests who want to be out and about frequently enjoy the freedom of having a car, and can rent one. Let us know, and we will arrange for an SUV and a local driver’s license through one of several small, local rental companies.
What are your reservation policies?
When you book, you’re required to pay for the full cost of your stay, including the 11% VAT government tax and 10% service charge. Sugar Reef Bequia will refund your payment, less a 10% processing fee, if your cancellation is received 60 days prior to your scheduled arrival in the winter season and 30 days prior to your scheduled arrival the rest of the year. We accept Visa and MasterCard.