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NO. 520 September & October

BEQUIA We Are Open!

2011

THIS WEEK

Fridays

Jack's Bar & Restaurant - Open daily for lunch and dinner by reservation – right on the beach! VHF 68/457 3762 Papa’s Bar, Ocar – A la Carte Menu at Papa's. Great view from our terrace! See ad page 2 457 3443

Saturdays

Papa’s Bar, Ocar – Saturday Night is BBQ Night. Magical viewfrom our terrace, relaxing bar & lounge 457 3443 Keegan’s, Lower Bay – Karaoke - Mingle by the beach, BBQ & cold drinks, from 7pm until… VHF 68/458 3530

Sundays

Dawn's Creole, Industry - Sunday Special, open every day for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner by res., see ad page 2 458 3715

Mondays

Mac’s Pizzeria - Scrabble Night! Play commences 4.30pm. Drop in to play! (Closed from Sept 14th to Oct 16th) 458 3474 Friendship Rose Sailing & Speedboat Charters - Grenadine Islands, info call Sail, Relax, Explore 457 3888/495 0886/9

Tuesdays

Maranne’s Ice Cream, Gingerbread Cafe - Sundaes, sorbets and yoghurt too! Open daily 10am–5.30pm 593 7264 Tantie Pearl’s – Delicious home cooking, open Mon -Sat in Sept and Oct for lunch & dinner – see ad p. 2 VHF 68/457 3160

Wednesdays Thursdays

Gingerbread Café - Open 8am to 4pm daily, idyllic waterfront setting. See ad below!

VHF 68/458 3800

Coco’s Place, Ocar - Daily Lunch & Dinner – great harbour location, dinghy dock nearby, see ad p. 2 VHF 68/458 3463

Restaurant Bar & Café

Gingerbread Café open 8am to 4pm daily!

Coffee, cakes, cookies, and our usual goodies ­also Breakfast and Sandwiches & Hamburgers while restaurant is closed! Gingerbread Restaurant closed until October 26th

458 3800 or VHF 68

gm@gingerbreadhotel.com

grenadinevillas@mac.com www.thegrenadinescollection.com

+1 (784) 457 3888 +1 (784) 457 3739 +1 (784) 529 8046 +1 (784) 455 0969

Yacht Garbage Disposal

Ashore, there is only one place to dispose of yacht garbage – the skips located off the Fish Market Jetty next to the Vegetable Market. These are reserved exclusively for yachties’ use. Alternatively, yacht garbage may be delivered “at sea” to Daffodil Marine or other reliable water taxis; charge usually $3.00 to $5.00 per bag. Dumping in unauthorized places is a prosecutable offence.

Help keep Bequia Clean and Green!


Eating Out

Open Daily

throughout September & October for Lunch and Dinner Great food, great view, great value!

Ocar • Bequia Tel: (784) 458-3463

VHF 68

Specials Friday: A la Carte Menu Saturday: Special BBQ Night Mon-Fri from 4pm Sat from 11am Sunday from 6pm

Free WiFi

Bagatelle Restaurant Idyllic Beachfront Elegance & Contemporary Luxury...

Re-opening for the new season in late October! Watch for more details!

L’Auberge des Grenadines in HAMILTON • Harbour View • Lunch & Dinner

Gourmet French Cuisine • Excellent wines

Live Lobster Pool

Closed for annual vacation - Re-opening Tuesday November 1st •

VHF 68

Open Sept & Oct for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner by res Delicious Sunday Specials Full Moon Buffet Party (Sun 11 Sep & Wed 12 Oct) - EC$56

Tel: 458 3715 e-mail: dcreole@vincysurf.com Just 9 minutes drive from Port Elizabeth

Spectacular view overlooking Admiralty Bay “The best Local Restaurant on the island” Unbeatable prices, awesome harbour view! Open for Lunch & Dinner Mon to Sat throughout September and October Free taxi for 4 yachties or more!

Tel: 457 3160

Dinner from 6.30pm - reserve by 5pm please!

VHF 68

mac’s pizzeria Open 11:00 - 10:00 am

pm

Situated between Gingerbread & The Fig Tree Closed from Sept 14th, re-opening Oct 17th

info@bequiabeach.com www.bequiabeach.com Tel: 458 1600

Tel: 457 3555

Crescent Beach

Tantie Pearl’s Restaurant

Open daily throughout September & October

Reservations: 457-3443

Dawn’s Creole Industry

auberge@caribrestaurant.com

Scrabble Night Mondays 4.30pm Closed on Wednesdays!

Reservations VHF ch 68, tel: 458-3474

frangipani Hotel •

Restaurant • Bar

Closed from Sept 1st to Nov 2nd Re-opens November 3rd! E-mail: frangi@vincysurf.com • www.frangipanibequia.com Phone: (784) 458-3255

Welcome Summer Visitors!

If you are here for the first time, we wish you a warm welcome to one of the most beautiful and friendly islands in the whole Caribbean. Or if you are returning for more of Bequia’s friendly charm and laid-back hospitality - we’re so glad to have you back! This publication will help you get the most out of your stay here, however short. Although some businesses close at this time of year for essential maintenance and hard-earned annual staff vacations, Bequia still has much to offer - delightful restaurants and boutiques, great yacht provisioning, excellent marine supplies, beautiful uncrowded beaches, friendly bars, island tours through lush, summer-fresh scenery, boat day trips, and much more… The air-conditioned Bequia Tourism Association office at the end of the main jetty is open all through September and October (Mon to Fri 9.00am - 5.30pm, Sats 9am - 1pm and Suns / Public Holidays 9am - 11.30am). Tourism Representatives Julene McIntosh and Vernamay Ollivierre are there to help you with advice on what to do, where to stay, ferry times, taxi rates and much more, so do take time to stop by for a visit. Phone cards, postcards, stamps, and ice-cold bottled water are all on sale there, along with stylish Bequia Sailing Club Caps, 2011 souvenir Bequia Regatta T-Shirts and other merchandise at bargain prices, Courtesy Flags and other souvenir items. You can also pick up a FREE copy of two great publications – “Holiday Bequia” and “Ins & Outs of St. Vincent & the Grenadines”. Both are packed full of useful and interesting information about the island and the country. Bequia’s two banks, RBTT (opposite the Tourism Office) and NCB (off Back Street) are equipped with 24-hour ATM machines which will accept most credit cards. If you are on a yacht, our friendly Customs and Immigration officers in the Revenue Office will answer any questions you might have. There are a number of internet access outlets in and around Port Elizabeth, so you should have no trouble checking and sending your email and getting the latest weather updates.

So relax, unwind – and enjoy your stay!


Eating Out

Activities / Services

BALANCE TOURS

THE FIG TREE

Day Trips to Mustique & Neighbouring Islands with experienced Local Skipper

Belmont Walkway – next to Mac’s Pizzeria

35ft Cabin Cruiser

Open daily for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner throughout September & October! Caribbean Creole Cuisine

Free WiFi

US$80 per person

Trips to St. Vincent by arrangement

Call: 458 3086 / 495 2617

"A fabulous day out!"

Tel: 457 3008

MARANNE’S

A Caribbean Wedding

Need assistance with wedding plans, wedding licence, minister, photos, video, cake, or any floral arrangements?

HOMEMADE ICE CREAM Delicious Gourmet Ice Cream & Fruit Sorbets, Frozen Yogurt, Fresh Natural Yogurt

Call Suzanne Tel: (784) 528 7444 email: suzanne@acaribbeanwedding.com www.acaribbeanwedding.com

Sundaes and Splits, Qts and half gal Tubs to take away All Natural Ingredients downstairs at Gingerbread Cafe Tel: 593 7264

Health

HAPPY FEET - HEALTHY BODY

R eflexology The Ancient Art of Foot Massage

Dr. Gregory Thomas

Bequia: Mondays & Thursdays, 3pm – 6pm Office upstairs Bequia Venture, phone 458-3937

Canadian Certified The holistic art which stimulates, heals and relaxes naturally

Stressed Out?

Kingstown, St. Vincent: Tuesdays & Fridays 8am - 2pm Sprott Bros. Plaza, Bay Street, 2nd floor For appointments phone 485-6449

Taxis/Water Taxis Dollar Vans

For an appointment at Village Apartments Call Val at 458 3883

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bequia Police Station

call VHF on Channel 68

depart regularly from Port Elizabeth

458 3350 VHF 16 “ZedQS Bequia”

Post Office Mon - Fri: 9.00am-12noon, 1pm-3.00pm Bequia Hospital 458 3294 Saturday closed Cruisers’ Net: VHF on Channel 68 - Daily at 0800 - Current weather & local information Customs & Immigration: Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 4pm (closed 12-1pm), Sat: 8.30am - 12 noon, 3pm - 6pm, Sun: 9am - 12 noon; 3pm - 6pm An overtime fee may be charged - Clearing in and out outside office hours and on Public Holidays is normally possible by arrangement.

Bequia Harbour

Market Square

Gas Station

Market Dock Post Office, Customs & Immigration

Fuel Dock/

T Bequia Marina

Model Boat Shop

Main Ferry Dock

Bay

New Dinghy Dock

Day Charters / Cruise Ship Tenders

Front Street

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Tourism Association Office

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Bequia Tourism Association www.bequiatourism.com Phone: (784) 458 3286 bequiatourism@vincysurf.com

Clive Tannis Playing Field Basketball Football

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Wheres & Whats

Port Elizabeth

Dinghy Dock

$ Hospital

Almond Tree Pharmacy

Bank Yacht Garbage Containers Public Toilets

Dinghy Dock

St. Mary’s Anglican Church (1829)


shopping / Services

Doris Fresh Food

Now located in Back Street! (formerly Le Petit Jardin) Large selection of Beautiful Furniture - We also sell pottery, hammocks & baskets

Upstairs behind St. Mary’s Church (enter by Island Things Boutique) Open throughout September October Mon – Fri 9.30 am till 1pm or by appointment

Call Yvonne: 498 7137 or 458 3288 Call Agneta: 430 5021

The Garden Boutique New Collection of colourful Caribbean Designer Wear Beach Wear Jewellery We Make Hand Painted Batik

Closed September • Open From October 3 Daily 8.30am - 6pm • Sat. 8.30am - 1.30pm

Tel: 458 3892

Opp. St. Mary’s Church

Caribbean Woods

Quality hard wood, paint & fine woodworking Located in Ocar, behind Courts furniture store

10% on all cash or cheque purchases

Open Mon-Fri: 8.30am - 4pm Sat: 8.30am - 12 noon

Closed for vacation from Sept 8, re-opens Monday, Sept 19 caribwoods@vincysurf.com Store/office: 457-3000 • fax 458-3333 • Woodworking shop: 457-3100

TOP SOIL For Sale “The Best Quality in Bequia” Located on the left hand side of the well in Spring

• Contact Oslyn Bunyan

Tel: 457 3147 / 528 9891 or 497 3692 bunyana@yahoo.com

Imported meats, cheeses, fresh fruit and vegetables. Fine wines and spirits!

Open Mon - Fri 8am - 4pm, Sat 8am - 3pm Sundays closed!

Tel: 458 3625 doris_freshfood@yahoo.com • design & construction

of your dream garden

• garden maintenance • irrigation systems -

design and installation

CREATIVE LANDSCAPE

Call Andrew or Delphine for a free consultation Cell: 533 1500 or 533 1600 • Landline: 458 3928 hadleygardens@hotmail.com www.hadleygardens.com

Based in Bequia

Ambois Nursery, Friendship Bay Naturally Better Plants!

Wide selection of herbs & houseplants, raised and nurtured in our own nutrient-rich organic compost. Parsley, lavender, oregano, peppermint, cilantro, tomatoes & much more available. Organic Ambois Apiary Honey • Honey Coconut Granola Open Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat 2pm-5pm or call 497 7194 email: sollivierre@hotmail.com

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2011 REGATTA

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T-shirts now only $25!

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Also Ladies Strap Tops, Ladies Tanks Caps & Canvas Bags For sale now at the Tourism Office

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