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Fri 27th

Bequia Mount Gay Music Fest - The famous Mustique Blues Festival in Bequia, De Reef from 8.30pm, see page 5 Mango‘s Beach Bar & Restaurant - Open daily for Lunch & Dinner - right by the beach in Lower Bay 458 3361 Bagatelle@Bequia Beach - We are open daily for breakfast, lunch & dinner right by the sea! VHF 68/458 1600 Papa’s Bar, Ocar – Mon-Sat from 11am, Sun from 5pm friendly bar, stunning terrace views, delicious cuisine 457 3443 Jack's Bar - Open Monday to Sunday from 11am until VHF 68/457 3762 Tantie Pearl’s – Lobster Special: 2 courses EC$75, on Fri, Sun, Mon, Wed, also regular menu, res. pl VHF 68/457 3160 De Bistro – Daily from 7am B'fast, lunch, dinner, Jerk & BBQ Friday 5pm, Happy Hours daily 5-7pm: Carib 3 for $10 457 3482 The Fig Tree - Authentic local cuisine, open 11am until... early pre-Music Fest Dinner from 6pm VHF 68/457 3008 L’Auberge, Hamilton - Prix fixe menu EC$80 or a la carte, live lobster, dine early before show! VHF 68/457 3555 Devil’s Table, Bequia Marina – A la carte dining, early pre-Music Fest Dinners from 6pm 458 3900 Keegan’s, Lower Bay – Special pre-Music Fest Dinner right by the venue - see ad below VHF 68/458 3530

Sat 28th

Bequia Mount Gay Music Fest - Jazz'n Blues Jam by the beach at Bequia Beach Hotel from 12.30pm adm. free, see p. 5 Bagatelle@Bequia Beach - Music Fest Jam lunch, Mount Gay & Hairoun specials, BBQ dinner EC$85, res. only 458 1600 Tantie Pearl’s – We are closed tonight (Music Fest Saturday). Open Sunday 29th as usual! VHF 68/457 3160 Maranne’s Ice Cream, Gingerbread Cafe - Sundaes, sorbets and yoghurt too! Open daily 10am–5.30pm 458 3041 Coco’s Place, Ocar - Great location, delicious food, daily Lunch & Dinner VHF 68/458 3463 Papa’s Bar, Ocar – Saturday Special Oxtail Soup, early pre-Music Fest Dining from 6pm 457 3443 Keegan’s, Lower Bay – Karaoke - Mingle by the beach, BBQ & cold drinks, from 7pm until… VHF 68/458 3530 Bequia Mount Gay Music Fest - Big Music Night at De Reef, Arturo Tappin, NEXCYX, Bimstone, Simon Pipe, see p. 5

Sun 29th Bequia Mount Gay Music Fest

Bequia Mount Gay Music Fest - Country, Rock, Jazz, Blues, Toby Armstrong - Finale Party, De Reef from 12.30pm see p 5 Eileen’s Market@L’Auberge - Fresh prepared Local Fish & much more... See ad page 8 457 3500 Coco’s Place, Ocar - World Famous West Indian Buffet Lunch only EC$49, plus live Sports TV! VHF 68/458 3463 Bagatelle@Bequia Beach - Enjoy Sunday lunch by the beach in Friendship, live stringband music from 12pm VHF 68/458 1600 Papa’s Bar, Ocar – NFL Play Offs start at 4pm 457 3443 Gingerbread Restaurant – Curries our Speciality - Live piano music with Patches & Friends VHF 68/458 3800

Mon 30th

Friendship Rose Classic Schooner - Tobago Cays, snorkeling, exploring, US$140, kids free! VHF16/4950886/9 The Fig Tree - Authentic local cuisine, open from 11am until. next to Macs Pizzeria, dinner res please 457 3008 Gingerbread Restaurant & Cafe – Open daily, right by the water. Breakfast, lunch & dinner! VHF 68/458 3800 L’Auberge, Hamilton - Live Lobster Pool, open for lunch & dinner. Stan & Cora live on keyboard & sax VHF 68/457 3555 Dawn’s Creole, Industry - After Music Fest Party, Dine & Dance with the Bequia Blues Band, Adm. free, res. needed 458 3715

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Bequia Mount Gay Music Fest

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eegan’s Beach Resort KFriday 27th: Special Early Music Fest Dinner from 6pm

On the Beach in Lower Bay

3 Courses with Grilled Steak (only EC$80) or Grilled Fish (only EC$70)!

or choose a la carte from regular menu Perfect Location right next to the venue - park & dine! Tel for Res: 458 3530

It's our 12th Anniversary!

Real Estate & Bespoke Travel Agents Experience & Expertise Est. 2000 Yacht Charter Brokers & Villa Rental Managers Bequia: 1 (784) 496 0654 • 1 (784) 526 23 86 International Brokers Local Experts

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Tues 31st

Friendship Rose Classic Schooner - Mustique, famous bars, lunch on board, US$140, kids free VHF16/495 0886/9 Jack's Bar - Beach BBQ with “Flashy” at Princess Margret Beach VHF 68/457 3762 Tantie Pearl’s – Grilled Jerk Chicken & Fish! 2 Courses EC$65, from 6.30pm, also regular menu, res. pl! VHF 68/457 3160 The Fig Tree - Authentic local cuisine, open daily from 11am, next to Mac's Pizzeria, dinner res please VHF 68/457 3008

Wed 1st

Atelier/Gallery Claude Victorine, Lower Bay - Geometric patterns & painted silk, 10am–5pm or by appt. 458 3150 De Reef – “Bequia Style Lunch”: Choice of 2 meats fish or chicken, lots of local sides + dessert only EC$40 VHF 68/458 3958 L’Auberge, Hamilton - Open for lunch & dinner, prix fixe menu only EC$80 - Stan & Cora live! VHF 68/457 3555 Coco’s Place, Ocar - Great location, delicious food, open daily for lunch & dinner, great view! VHF 68/458 3463 Papa’s Bar, Ocar – Italian Night, drink & dine under the stars on our terrace 457 3443 Bagatelle@Bequia Beach - Sizzling BBQ Buffet - Caribbean flavours on the beach in Friendship, live music res. pl. VHF 68/458 1600 Keegan’s, Lower Bay – Movie Mingle: “Horrible Bosses” BBQ & cold drinks by the beach, from 7pm VHF 68/458 3530

Thurs 2nd

Friendship Rose Classic Schooner - Tobago Cays, snorkeling, exploring, US$140, kids free! VHF16/495 0886/9 Tantie Pearl’s – As filmed and featured on Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations” VHF 68/457 3160 Frangipani - World-famous Barbecue & Jump-up with the Elite Steel Band - res. essential! VHF 68/458 3255

Eating Out

Daily Sunset Happy Hour 5pm - 7pm Open Daily from 8am until… Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Bar and Restaurant on the Beach F




January 27, 28 & 29

Bequia Mount Gay Music Fest!


Bagatelle Restaurant Fabulous Beachside Restaurant & Beach Bar

Experience the true Caribbean • Daily Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

New Chefs • New Menu • Weekly Entertainment Check our listings for details on the front page of this issue! Res: 458 1600 or 458 3368


Tel: 458 3958

mac’s pizzeria

Open 11:00am - 10:00pm Situated between Gingerbread and The Fig Tree

Open 7 days a week! Reservations VHF ch 68, tel: 458-3474

L’Auberge des Grenadines Gourmet French Cuisine • Excellent wines • Live Lobster Pool

in HAMILTON • Open for Lunch & Dinner

Prix fixe or a la carte menu viewy r a l “Stan & Cora” LIVE on Monday & Wednesday Ba tacu Specdmiraltyay! “Socony” live on Tuesdays! C A of West & Tel: 457 3555 • VHF 68 • • Closed on Thursdays

Specials Open daily



Fabulous open-air terrace overlooking Admiralty Bay Dine under the stars Wednesdays - Italian Night

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

Open Mon-Sat 11am ‘til... Sun 5pm ‘til...

Reservations: 457-3443

Free WiFi

Activities / services

The Phoenix Pig Roast


Roast Pork inside freshly baked homemade bread bun served with apple sauce & stuffing EC$30

American elementary teacher (30 years experience) will tutor your child in Language Arts, Math, Fine Arts, Drama, etc. For more information call Martha - 784-527-1396

Next to De Reef on Music Fest Sunday from 1pm



Call John for details 455 7631

Dive Bequia “The Best Kept Secret of the Grenadines” Est. 27 years

• • • •

On holiday with the kids?


Do you need help to control your addiction? Worried about your drinking habits?

Want to stop but don’t know how? AA meets at 4pm on Wednesdays at Dawn’s on Industry Beach

For info/transport call Doug 495 2055 or Dave 433 9505

Experience the Underwater World Guided scuba and snorkel trips every day! Free 'Discover Scuba Lesson' Tuesdays at 1pm Diving & snorkeling equipment hire. Nitrox available! PADI courses up to Assistant Instructor

+1(784) 458 3504

+1(784) 495 9929

Located on Belmont Walkway by the Gingerbread Hotel

Mango Art Studio

Belmont Bequia

“Bequia Reflections”

Books, Drawings & Paintings by Julie Lea Watercolours by Peter Carr Original Art from EC$50 - great gifts!

Visitors welcome by appointment - (784) 455 4677

Outdoor Art Sessions Led by Julie Lea - Thursdays 2 - 4.30pm

Bring your own art materials or use those provided, have lunch and spend a relaxing afternoon painting at Dawn's Creole Cafe, on beautiful Industry Beach. Beginners encouraged!

Details & Sign-up: (784)-455-4677

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 taxisCharge usually $3.00 to $5.00 per bag.

Dumping in unauthorized places is a prosecutable offence! Tel: (784) 457 3888


Day Trips to Mustique & Neighbouring Islands with experienced Local Skipper

35ft Cabin Cruiser

US$80 per person

Trips to St. Vincent by arrangement

Call: 458 3086 / 495 2617

"A fabulous day out!"

The Bequia Tourism Association presents: 9th


Basil’s Bar Mustique

SVG Tourism Authority

Air Adelphi



Publishing Ltd.

L'Auberge des Grenadines

Bequia Express Company agents for mount gay rum

Phone: (784) 458 3286 email: Bequia Tech Center doris’ Fresh food julie’s guesthouse Gingerbread Hotel Keegan’s Beach Resort Mac’s Pizzeria

Mango's Bar & Restaurant Maranne's Ice cream Outhouse Graphics wag service station Wendy Leighton WHD Productions

Cross Country Radio

Bequia Mount Gay Music Fest Thursday January 26th - Sunday January 29th 2012 Thur 26th - 9pm: 13-piece Elite Steel Orchestra - Frangipani Hotel Fri 27th - 8.30pm: Mustique Blues Festival in Bequia - De Reef Dana Gillespie & the London Blues Band with Jake Zaitz Mike Paice, Jeff Walker, Jamie Little, Enrico Morena and guest artistes: Zach Prather, Julien Brunetaud Paddy Milner, Lewis Cohen, Veronica Sat 28th - 12.30pm: Afternoon Jazz 'n' Blues Jam - Bequia Beach Hotel (Adm. free!) Sat 28th - 8.30pm: Arturo Tappin & vocalists Betty Payne, Niki Nicole & Faith Hoyte NEXCYX • Bimstone with Scotty Z Simon Pipe featuring Onika Best & Indrani Versatile • Amanda Gooding - De Reef Sun 29th - 12.30pm: Toby Armstrong & Band • Denzil Bacchus Band The Country Relatives • The Bequia Blues Band Jan & Louis’ Honky Tonics & Guests Grand Mount Gay Finale with Surprise Guests - De Reef For final line-up check:

BEQUIA Mount Gay MUSIC FEST Tickets Single ticket (Friday or saturday night) - EC$65 per night (EC$75 at the door) special two-night ticket - EC$110 SUNDAY Ticket - EC$20 (EC$30 at the door)

Tickets available from: Bequia Tourism Office, Lina’s Delicatessen, Bequia Beach Hotel Frangipani Hotel, Bequia Tech Center, De Reef, Quik Print St. Vincent, The Bounty St. Vincent

BEQUIA Mount Gay MUSIC FEST Souvenir T-Shirts Now on sale at the Tourism Office - only EC$50!

Music Fest Special Ferry on Sunday, Jan 29

On Sunday afternoon the last Bequia Express Ferry to St. Vincent will leave Bequia at 5pm and the last Admiral Ferry to St. Vincent will leave Bequia at 6pm!

Special Music Fest Dinners at De Reef! Fri & Sat Night - Music Fest Tickets required Reserve early - Tel 458 3958 Most Bequia restaurants will offer an early pre-concert dinner on Thurs, Fri and Sat - reserve early!

Bequia Harbour

Wheres & Whats

St. Michael’s Catholic Church

Dinghy Dock

Market Square


Tourism Association Office


Model Boat Shop

Main Ferry Dock


New Dinghy Dock

Day Charters / Cruise Ship Tenders

Front Street




treet Back S

Fuel Dock/ Phone: (784) 458 3286

Dollar Vans

Market Dock Post Office, Customs & Immigration

T Bequia Marina

Bequia Tourism Association

Clive Tannis Playing Field Basketball Football

Gas Station


Taxis/Water Taxis

Port Elizabeth $

Hospital Pharmacy Almond Tree

Bank Yacht Garbage Containers

Dinghy Dock

St. Mary’s Anglican Church (1829)

Public Toilets


call VHF on Channel 68

depart regularly from Port Elizabeth

Bequia Police Station

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 - 6pm (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.

Fitness / Health Marc Erdrich/Ruth Boerger massage therapists

12 years on Bequia

Dr. Gregory Thomas

Bequia: Mondays & Thursdays, 3pm – 6pm Office upstairs Bequia Venture, phone 458-3937 Kingstown, St. Vincent: Tuesdays & Fridays 8am - 2pm Sprott Bros. Plaza, Bay Street, 2nd floor For appointments phone 485-6449

every body needs a massage for pain relief

784-430-5763 784-457-5625

and relaxation at your hotel or villa by appointment

Enjoy a couples massage


R eflexology The Ancient Art of Foot Massage

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

Stressed Out?

For an appointment at Village Apartments Call Val at 458 3883


Intermediate - Mon & Thurs 9.30 to 11am Private yoga & fitness sessions available

Beginners, men and women welcome! Yoga mats available, bring your own towel For more info Call: (784) 454-0939

real estate / Villa Rentals

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

Services / shopping

Tel: 458-3544

• 2-Bed, 2-bath Stone House


• 2-Bed, 2-bath House in Spring

US$315,000 (half share)

• 2-Bed, 2-bath House


• New 4-bed, 4½-bath House, Spring US$900,000 • 3 lots of 30,000 sq.ft. each, Spring US$175,000 (per lot) • Selection of Government Lots also available

Call for building lots at Friendship Spring and Park 458-3544

Services / shopping

Nature Zone 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

CARIBBEAN WOODS Ltd Lumberyard, Paints & Sundries, Woodshop Open M-F 8.15am to 4pm • Sat 9am to 12pm Call 457-3000 behind Courts Department Store in Ocar/Hamilton •

We carry a complete supply of:

Large selection of Beautiful Furniture We also sell pottery, hammocks & baskets

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

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


“Beautiful Bequia” travelogue covering 1973 - 2011” “14 Islands” - St. Lucia to Trinidad inc. Carnival & Bequia Music Fest “Northumberland” inc. Alnwick Music Festival, Alnwick Castle, Scotland “St. Petersburg, Russia” Religious Subjects - incl Bhutan & Khatmandu All CD’s only EC$30 each Call John: 455 7631

or write c/o Post Office Port Elizabeth Bequia or 34 Overgang, Brixham Devon, UK TQ5 8AP

African sapele, Greenheart, Kabukalli, Andiroba, Teak, Red Cedar, Cherry Ply & Brown Copaiba Ply Pine all sizes, Groove Ply, Ext. Ply & Marine Ply Harris paints, Hammerite paints, Cabot, Flood & Watco finishes, Varnish, Paint Sundries & more! 10% Discount for Cash or Local Check

The Garden Boutique Large Selection of colourful Caribbean Designer Wear Beach Wear Jewellery We Make Hand Painted Batik Open Mon - Sat 8.30am - 6pm

Tel: 458 3892

Opp. St. Mary’s Church


We need your Donations Now!

Items for the Auction and Jumble Sale can be delivered to the Sunshine School weekdays 9 - 4pm, or to Wallace & Co Chandlery Call Anne for more details 457 3644

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



Doris Fresh Food Located in Back Street! (formerly Le Petit Jardin)


Services / shopping

Call or email Indra: 431 2044 for product list & weekly specials

Tel: 458 3625

Wide Selection of Local Fish

plus Lobster, Conch, Beef, Pork & much more...

Open daily 9am - 4.30pm • Sun 9am - 12 noon Dinghy Dock

Tel: 457 3500 Located at L’Auberge des Grenadines, Hamilton

We bake to your request and deliver eq ui to your door! a


Specialty breads, pastries and BBQ corner

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

Now Eileen’s Market Open! Fresh prepared, ready to eat, 100% organic


• • • •

Landscaping • Irrigation Design & Installation Sales Garden Consultancy & Maintenance Plant Sales • Disease & Pest Control Gardener Training

Over 8 years of experience on Mustique Now operating on Bequia for 4 years EARL TASH, MANAGING DIRECTOR Tel: 533 0899 St. Vincent, P.O. Box 2882 Hopewell Main Road Tel: (784) 570 2882

• design & construction

of your dream garden

• garden maintenance • irrigation systems -

design and installation


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



You ask us and we bake it! Place your Cake orders early!

Contact Debra Davis @ 457-3527 / 532-9094

Based in Bequia

Scheduled Flights to and from Barbados! m .co air g v w.s ww

Daily Flights to: Barbados and St. Lucia

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

Tel: (784) 457 5124

Call us for details!



Ten songs from Bequia By J. Gool

featuring music by Jackie Baptiste CDs now on sale at Maranne’s Ice Cream at Gingerbread and Bequia Tourism Office

Great Gift or Bequia Souvenir!

Just arrived:


T-Shirts, BAGS, LADIES STRAP TOPS & TANKS Great Gifts & Souvenirs! ALSO 2011 Regatta MERCHANDISE now reduced to only EC$20!

For sale at the Tourism Office

Produced and published by Outhouse Graphics Inc © 2012 For advertising space and rate details contact or call: 457 3649

Printed by Quik-Print (St. Vincent) Ltd

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