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Fri 19th

Bequia Sailing Club Meeting - Green Boley Bar, 5pm, members and new members welcome! Dive Bequia - Discover SCUBA free today @ 1.30pm, next to Gingerbread, for res. call Cathy 458 3504/495 9929 Maria’s French Terrace – Free WIFI, daily B, L, D HH 5.30-7.30, 2 for 1 drinks, live Jazz piano - David Maxwell at 6.30 VHF 68/458 3337 Gingerbread Café - Idyllic waterfront setting, homemade cakes, specialty teas, coffee & more, 7am – 7pm VHF 68/458 3800 Jack's Bar & Restaurant, Pr. Marg. Beach - Open for Lunch and drinks from 11am till close VHF 68/457 3762 Coco’s Place, Ocar - “The best West Indian food”, daily for lunch & dinner, Elvis live on pan VHF 68/458 3463 Devil’s Table, Bequia Marina - Dinner from 6.30pm, followed by Reggae party with live music 458 3900/3222 Bamboo Chute, Belmont - All new menus, come try exciting new dishes, by our new chef, Gabrielle Cormier VHF 68/457 3175 L’Auberge, Hamilton - Live Lobster! Music Night - Live Blues from 8pm til… Prix fixe menu EC$80 VHF 68/457 3555

Sat 20th

Dive Adventures – Discover Scuba Diving today - Free Experiences Daily! Next to Mac’s Pizza VHF 68/458 3826 Exhibition of Paintings by Louloune - Claude Victorine's Studio, Lower Bay, from 10am, also Weds 458 3150 Moskito Bar & Grill – With famous ‘swinging chairs’, open for lunch and dinner VHF 68/458 3222 Jack's Bar & Restaurant, Pr. Marg. Beach - Open for Lunch and drinks from 11am till close VHF 68/457 3762 Mac’s Pizzeria - Enjoy a Pizza on the waterfront - Live Steel Pan Music from 6.30 - 9.30pm, reservation suggested 458 3474 Tantie Pearl’s – Delicious 2-course Curry Dinner Special, EC$60, great sunset harbour view, reserv. please VHF 68/457 3160 Devil’s Table, Bequia Marina – Enjoy delicious Angus Steaks to the Catch of the Day, Dinner from 6.30 458 3900/3222 Gingerbread Restaurant – Cool Jazz ‘n’ Blues Night! Solo pianist Courtney Williams, live from 7pm VHF 68/458 3800 De Bistro – Reggae Nite featuring Hitz FM's own Dj Fugitive. Daily b‘fast, lunch & dinner right in the harbour 457 3482 Bagatelle at Bequia Beach Hotel - Lobster Fest! 3-course lobster menu for only EC$115 VHF 68/458 1600 Captain Mac's Rest't & Bar – Open daily from 7.30am, free Wifi - Karoake + Country & Western Night! VHF 68/458 3133 Coco’s Place, Ocar - Bequia’s newest star Amanda Gooding solo with acoustic guitar from 8pm until… VHF 68/458 3463

Sun 21st

Keegan’s, Lower Bay - Spicy Jamaican Jerk Lunch or choose from the grill from 11.30am VHF 68/458 3530 Bagatelle - Relaxing lunch at the beach - Bequia String Band, lounge the afternoon away in our hammocks VHF 68/458 1600 Moskito Beach Bar – Open for lunch or romantic dinner, right on the beach! VHF 68/458 3222 Jack's Bar & Restaurant - Make your Sunday at Jack’s an enjoyable one, Cocktails & Lunch from 11am! VHF 68/457 3762 De Reef, Lower Bay - The place to be on Sunday, great sandwiches & lunches VHF 68/458 3958 Coco’s Place, Ocar - West Indian Buffet Lunch: Curry, fish & more - only EC$45, open daily VHF 68/458 3463 Maria’s French Terrace – Free WIFI, daily B, L, D HH 5.30-7.30, 2 for 1 drinks, live Jazz piano - David Maxwell at 6.30 VHF 68/458 3337 Frangipani Hotel - Waterfront Bar, solo pan artist Elvis Seales from 5pm, dinner from 6.30pm VHF 68/458 3255 L’Auberge, Hamilton - Live Lobster! Music Night - Live Blues from 8pm til… Prix fixe menu EC$80 VHF 68/457 3555 Gingerbread Restaurant - Dinner music by “J Gool & de Real Ting” Bequia folk songs, calypso & more VHF 68/458 3800 Devil’s Table, Bequia Marina – Family Night! A great menu all Pirate Families can enjoy! 458 3900/3222

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Bayshore Mall, Bequia Tel: 458 - 3062 Email:

The # 1choice for all your travel needs along with the best service! Our agents Rose and Natasha will attend to all your travel needs with efficiency and courtesy, and make suggestions to assist you in planning your journey. We are Agents for SVG Air and Grenadine Airways!

L’Auberge des Grenadines

in HAMILTON • Open for Lunch & Dinner

Gourmet French Cuisine • Excellent wines 3-Course prix fixe Menu only EC$80or choose à la carte! Live Lobster Pool! Sensational Live Blues/Jazz - Stan & Cora on Piano and Sax playing Fri, Sun, Mon & Tues from 8.00pm til… Music Night Happy Hour from 10pm: Select mixers only EC$5! Closed on Saturdays •

Tel: 457 3555 • VHF 68 • • Free WIFI

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Mon 22nd


Friendship Rose Classic Schooner - Tobago Cays, reef snorkeling, exploring, US$125 all inc. 457 3888 /495 0886/9 Moskito Bar & Grill – Open Daily for lunch & drinks, beautiful beachfront setting! VHF 68/458 3222 L’Auberge, Hamilton - Live Blues piano & sax from 8.00pm til… Prix fixe menu EC$80, live Lobster! VHF 68/457 3555 Whaleboner Bar & Restaurant, Belmont Walkway - Dinner & BBQ from 7pm, “Twilight” live! VHF 68/458 3233 Bagatelle at Bequia Beach Hotel - Beach Bar open from 10am till late, try our signature cocktails! VHF 68/458 1600

Tue 23rd

Tantie Pearl’s – Daily Lobster Special Dinner EC$75 inc. starter, or choose from our regular menu, res. pl Jack's Bar & Restaurant - All inclusive BBQ Dinner, 3 courses EC$80, with live reggae music Coco’s Place, Ocar - Open daily for lunch & dinner, fresh fish, “Cool Strummings” live, great view L’Auberge, Hamilton - Live Lobster! Music Night - Live Blues from 8pm til… Prix fixe menu EC$80

VHF 68/457 3160 VHF 68/457 3762 VHF 68/458 3463 VHF 68/457 3555

Wed 24th

Friendship Rose Classic Schooner - Visit Mustique, famous bars, lunch on board, US$125 all inc. 457 3888/495 0886/9 Maria’s French Terrace – Free WIFI, daily B, L, D HH 5.30-7.30, 2 for 1drinks, live Jazz piano - David Maxwell at 6.30 VHF 68/458 3337 Tantie Pearl’s – Grilled Fish Special! 2-Course Dinner EC$60 or choose from regular menu, res. please VHF 68/457 3160 Devil’s Table, Bequia Marina - Wednesday Night Live! Delicious dinner menu - live music by Kool Runningz! 458 3900/3222 Sugar Hill, Mount Pleasant – Lobster Special Night with String Music, great location, res. please VHF 68/458 3773 Bamboo Chute Resort - Karaoke night! West Indian food incl. rotis, salt fish, bakes & breadfruit VHF 68/457 3175 Bagatelle at Bequia Beach Hotel - Elegant Beachfront Dining under the stars VHF 68/458 1600 Keegan’s Beach Resort, Lower Bay - Special Buffet Dinner 7.30pm, Elvis on steel pan VHF 68/458 3530

Thur 25th

Maranne’s Ice Cream, Gingerbread Cafe - Sundaes, sorbets and yoghurt too! Open daily 10am–5.30pm 458 3041 Oasis Art Gallery – Show by visiting artists opens today 3–7pm; refreshments. Side street before vegetable market 497-7670 Frangipani - World-famous Barbecue & Jump-up with the Elite Steel Band - res. essential! VHF 68/458 3255 “Bequia Rocks!” - Look out for more details - see ad on page 3 Friendship Rose Classic Schooner - Next trip to Tobago Cays on Sunday 28th VHF16/495 0886/9

'Bequia this Week' online: Eating Out

Tantie Pearl’s Restaurant Delicious Local Cooking • Cool Breezy Location Breathtaking Harbour views

Daily Lobster Special only EC$75 Dinner Specials Weds and Sats - res. essential Yachties: 4 or more and taxi is free! Happy Hour Tues, Fri, Sun 4.30 - 5.30pm Open daily • VHF 68 • Cemetery Hill • 457 3160

Dawn’s Creole Industry

mac’s pizzeria

Bagatelle Restaurant

Situated between Frangipani and Plantation House

Saturdays: Live Steel Pan from 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Open daily 11am - 10pm Reservations VHF ch 68, tel: 458-3474

Crescent Beach

Open for Breakfast and Lunch every day Set Seafood or Meat Dinner EC$60, Grilled Lobster EC$70. Enjoy our fabulous food and a day on this different, undisturbed beach. Just 9 min. drive from Pt. Elizabeth. Reserve for Four-Course-Dinner latest 2 pm same day. Tel: 458 3400

Delicious Lazy Sunday on the Beach Live Music by the Bequia String Band! Beach Bar open from 10am

Enjoy Lunch & Dinner on our Beachfront Terrace Tel: 458 1600

Open All Day, Every Day from 9am for B'fast, Lunch, Dinner - Free WIFI

Fri 19th - Happy Hour 5:30 - 7:30, 2 for 1 drinks, David Maxwell Jazz piano live at 6.30pm Sun 21st - Happy Hour 5:30 - 7:30, 2 for 1 drinks, David Maxwell Jazz piano live at 6.30pm Wed 24th - Happy Hour 5:30 - 7:30 2 for 1 drinks, David Maxwell Jazz piano live at 6.30pm email:

eating out

Bar & Restaurant with a Difference! Open Daily for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Good selection of scrumptious dishes to meet every pocket and taste!

Reggae Saturday continues at De Bistro: Featuring Hitz FM's own DJ Fugitive

Drink Specials - Admission Free Happy Hour every Friday 5-6 pm - 2 for 1 drinks & Rum Punch Specials!

Port Elizabeth, Bequia

Tel: 457 3482




Bar and Restaurant on the Beach H FC



Delicious lunches Delightful dinners



Tel: 458 3958

“Bequia Rocks!” 2010

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

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

Captain Mack’s Bar & Galley

Opposite Vegetable Market & Dinghy Dock

Open daily from 7.30am for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Saturday Night: Karaoke and Country & Western Night! Port Elizabeth Free Wifi VHF 68/458 3133

Activities / Services

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∑ Dive trips at 9:00, 11:30 and 2:30 Mon – Sat ∑ Sunday and Night Dives by appointment ∑ PADI Discover Scuba to Assistant Instructor ∑ Sales & Service of most brands of Scuba gear

Personalized Service means a great value…

Next to Mac’s Pizzeria

It's back and better than before with 10 days of live entertainment! With international and local performers at three of the most popular venues in Bequia! From February 25th to March 7th, 2010 Look out for more info and keep up with any one of our venues on Facebook for direct information!

Mangos Beach Bar & Restaurant

Enjoy your weekend right by the beach in Lower Bay Tel: 432 8668

Unequaled Experience!

458-3826 VHF 68

TENNIS COACHING Qualified coach Fabio ‘Bouti’ Gasparotto

Astroturf Court Lower Bay - correct footwear essential! Racquets and balls available

Call 497 7779 to arrange sessions

Mango Art Studio “Bequia Reflections”

Belmont Bequia

Books, Drawings and Paintings by Julie Lea and Watercolours by Peter Carr Visitors welcome by appointment - 455 4677

Activities / Services

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Dive Bequia 

(26 years of diving Bequia)

• PADI Nitrox courses and diving also available • Snorkeling equipment for sale and hire. Expert advice on fitting • Three dive trips daily, beach/yacht pick up Telephone Cathy on 458 3504 / 495 9929 or visit us next to Gingerbread

DISCOVER BEQUIA! Freelance guided Hiking & Scenic Tours A must to explore the real Bequia - customised to suit your needs French German and English spoken Brent “Bushman”: 495 2524 Martine & Francois: 457 3898 Sabine: 593 9241




real estate / Villa Rentals

Views+breeze+beach+priVacy +protectiVe coVenants svG 784-458-3544 usa 843-545-6439

Ocean Ridge Estates at Crescent Beach Acre+ Lots from $440K

Friendship Groves at Friendship Bay HALf Acre+ Lots from $180K

Check Bequia this Week on-line

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

Bequia Sunshine School Auction - Great Result! Last weekend’s auction for the Sunshine School for Children with Special Needs on Bequia saw a full house crowd into the Salty Dog on a blustery, sunny Valentine’s afternoon to contribute just over EC$18,000 to this annual fund-raising effort. This sum included the proceeds of the auction, the sale of crafts and handiwork made at the

school, the raffle and the sale of food and drink at the alldonated bar. The Sunshine School would like to thank Nigel and Andre of the Salty Dog for kindly donating the use of

Bequia Harbour

Jumble Sale March 20th Despite this very successful result, the Sunshine School is still short of its target for this year and the need for funds is always pressing. There will be another chance to support the school at the massive Annual Book & Jumble Sale on Saturday March 20th at 9am under the Almond Tree. Contributions of unwanted books, good, clean clothing and other items are still very welcome - and needed! So please, check in you closets, cupboards and bookshelves for all those unwanted gifts, extra books or surplus household items and help make the 2010 Jumble Sale the biggest and best ever! Items can be delivered to Sunshine School (on the road out of town towards Spring, just above the library, and before the High School). Monday to Friday 9am to 2pm. For more information contact School Principal Ms Jacobs 457 3794 or Suzanne on 528 7444.

Port Elizabeth GYE Dock

Market Square Gas Station


Fuel Dock/ Bequia Marina

Model Boat Shop


New Dinghy Dock

Day Charters / Cruise Ship Tenders

$ Hospital

Almond Tree Pharmacy

Bank Yacht Garbage Containers


Main Ferry Dock

Front Street




Tourism Association Office


Bequia Tourism Association Phone: (784) 458 3286

Clive Tannis Playing Field Basketball Football


Market Dock Post Office, Customs & Immigration

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Wheres & Whats

their premises, and all the donors, bidders, underbidders and hardworking volunteers who once again ensured the success of this event with their generosity and their spirited contribution.

Dinghy Dock

St. Mary’s Anglican Church (1829)

Public Toilets

Produced and published by Outhouse Graphics Inc © 2010 For advertising space and rate details contact or call: 457 3649

Printed by Quik-Print (St. Vincent) Ltd

Health / fitness / Beauty


RThe eflexology Ancient Art of Foot Massage Canadian Certified The holistic art which stimulates, heals and relaxes naturally

Stressed Out? For an appointment call Val at 458 3883

Eileen Gibson IIHHT, IHBC, FHT UK Trained British Therapist

Treatments available:

Villa visits Hotel visits by appointment

Massage Indian Head Massage Manis/Pedis

Call: (784) 431 2566 or (784) 495 9775 • Bequia & St. Vincent, West Indies


Lower Bay, Bequia


Organically Grown Herbs & Vegetables Roquette/Arugula, Asian & Mustard Greens Mixed Salads, String Beans & much more…

Harvest Fresh Daily! Ask for Jacqueline Open Mon to Sat 9am - 5pm Tel: 458 3793 re o sh



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every body needs a massage 10 years on Bequia

Marc Erdrich/Ruth Boerger massage therapists

At Friendship Bay or at your hotel or villa

784-430-5763 784-457-5625

Couples massage available

Dr. Gregory Thomas Chiropractor

in Bequia: Mondays & Thursdays, 3pm – 6pm Office upstairs Bequia Venture, phone 458-3937 in Kingstown, St. Vincent, 97 Granby Street: Tuesdays & Fridays 8am – 2pm for appointments phone 485-6449

Reconnective Healing

Schedule your appointment with a trained practitioner

Cristina Fabregas

Reconnective Healing Practitioner, Level 3 (784) 527 1640 For additional information

please visit

From a top London hair salon

Now located in Port Elizabeth behind Porthole / Vet ‘s Office. Closed Sundays & Mondays Appts advised – or just drop by!

For appointment call 455 5820

Bamboo Chute Spa


Manicures • Pedicures • Massage Body Wraps and much more Prices start from US$15 - 10% discount with this ad Open daily 8-4pm or by appointment VHF Ch 68 Tel: (784) 457 3175

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!

Activities / Services

BLUE STAR YACHT CHARTERS Enjoy the luxury of your very own private skippered yacht

Affordable tailor-made day & overnight charters around the Grenadines 50ft Beneteau Yacht based in Bequia

Tel: (784) 455 6976

Mustique, Tobago Cays, St Vincent, Mayreau, Canouan and beyond


Day Trips to Mustique & Neighbouring Islands with experienced Local Skipper

35ft Cabin Cruiser

Call: 458 3086 / 495 2617

"A fabulous day out!" Tel: (784) 457 3888

BEQUIA MARITIME MUSEUM Ocar, 3 min. from Sargeant’s Model Boat Shop

Boatbuilding, Model Boats, History and more…

Open Mon-Sat from10am, Sundays by appointment US$5 contribution requested For more info call 457 3685 / 495 8559

Lower bay tennis Court Junior Invitation Tennis Tournament Senior Tennis Exhibition Match Sunday 28th February 11am - 2pm followed by

for beautiful Caribbean Gifts

located at

Frangipani Hotel Bequia

Mon - Sat: 9am-5pm (closed for lunch) Sunday: 9am-1pm

Tel: (784) 458 3424

Prize Giving

Come and support the young tennis players of Bequia and St. Vincent! Spectators Welcome!

Shopping / services

Noah’s Arkade

US$80 per person

Trips to St. Vincent by arrangement

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Spring Pottery Closing Down Sale! Everything Must Go!

Gallery at L’Auberge in Hamilton Open Monday to Friday Or by Appointment

10am – 2pm Tel: 527 8203

The Garden Boutique Beautiful, handcrafted furniture and decorative pottery

Huge selection also includes hammocks and baskets Upstairs behind St. Mary’s Church (enter by Island Things Boutique) Mon – Fri 9.30 am till 1pm or by appointment

458 3518 or 430 5021

Watch it on TV:

Bequia Mount Gay Music Fest 2010 Check for concert clips on Channel 45

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

Open Mon to Sat 8.30am - 6pm Tel: 458 3892 Opp. St. Mary’s Church

“I Saw Jesus”

2-hour DVD & 60 page book EC$ 50 See John Cawsey, St. Mary's Church Mornings Tel. 455 7631

Services / shopping • design & construction

of your dream garden

• garden maintenance • irrigation systems -

design and installation


Doris Fresh Food

Now located in Back Street! (formerly Le Petit Jardin) Imported meats, cheeses, fresh fruit and vegetables. Fine wines and spirits!

Open Mon - Sat 8am - 5pm Sundays 8am – 11.30am

Call Andrew or Delphine for a free consultation Cell: 533 1500 or 533 1600 • Landline: 458 3928

Detection Systems Tailored to meet your needs

Based in Bequia

We install:

• Intruder Alarms • Fire Detection • CCTV • Access Control • Security Lighting

Enhancing technology * Protecting People

Call Andy Jagger Cell: 430 1340 • Landline: 458 3732 Email:


Downstairs Coco’s Place, Ocar Wide selection of cheeses, cold meats, juices, olive oil, pasta, croissants, baguettes etc Check out our delicious frozen meat, fish, shellfish & exotic vegetables Daily sandwich selection and beer or wine by the glass. Friendly helpful service orders of all sizes welcome! Open Mon - Fri 8.30 - 5pm Sat 8.30 - 2.00pm Tel: (784) 458 3485

Movie City Opposite Knights Trading Movie-DVD's • Sunglasses • Straw Hats • T-shirts • Caps • Wraps • Sun Block Lotion • Cologne & Perfume Sets • Cigars Island Souvenirs • Complementary Island DVD's & Island Maps Specials on Beer - 3 for EC$10 • 4 for EC$15 Opening Hours: 9.30am to 5.00pm Tel: 532 1243

Tel: 458 3625 Landscaping • Irrigation Design & Installation Garden Consultancy & Maintenance Plant Sales • Disease & Pest Control Over 8 years of experience on Mustique Now operating on Bequia for 2 ½ years EARL TASH, MANAGING DIRECTOR Tel: 784 494 3971 email:

St. Vincent, P.O. Box 2882 Hopewell Main Road Tel: 784 451 3971 Fax: 784 451 3083

Bequia Center BequiaTechnology Technology Center Authorized Digicel Dealer Authorized Digicel Dealer


a a Authorized Authorized Digicel Digicel Agent Agent a a International International Phone phone Call Center Internet Café, Wireless Hot Spot Yacht Service aa Internet Café, Wireless Hot Spot && Yacht Service a Digital Photo Center a Business Center: send/receive Fax, etc. a Point of Sale Systems: Restaurants/ Retail a Computer Repairs a Business cards, flyers, etc Open 8am to 9pm 7 days a week Air conditioned - located on Front Street - next to Bagos Pizza Hut Tel: 458 3045 • Fax: 1-320-388-8094 • •

BEQUIA SAILING CLUB Bequia Easter Regatta 2010

New Merchandise now on sale at the Bequia Tourism Office GREAT SOUVENIRS!

A Personal Guide To

Beautiful Bequia

80 minutes DVD shot over the last thirty years… only EC$40

Sold at the Bequia Bookshop or contact John Cawsey at St. Mary’s Anglican Church (mornings) or call 455 7631


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Daily Flights

- Barbados

Barbados - Bequia

Want to fly to Mustique or St. Vincent from Bequia?

Tel: (784) 457 5124

Call us for details!

Bequia this Week  
Bequia this Week  

A handy calendar of events, aptly entitled "Bequia This Week", is published in print and on-line for this small Caribbean island every Frida...