Morning flight from St. Lucia landed at Argyle International airport located in the east of the St. Vincent island, about 14km from the capital city of Kingstown. Our Airbnb host picked us up from the airport and we found ourselves in the town of Brighton in the south rather than Kingstown (where we had booked the Airbnb)! Since the location of the Airbnb was incorrect from what we hoped to be, our host offered to drive us anywhere we wanted to go.
After checking-in, we relaxed for the rest of afternoon, and headed for some great dinner at French Verandah restaurant in the town of Arnos Vale.
[French Verandah restaurant in St. Vincent]
[Sunset from French Verandah restaurant in St. Vincent]
Day 9 – Port Elizabeth, Bequia
Highly recommended by bloggers and travelers is a day trip the island of Bequia (pronounced BEK-WAY), that is accessible via a ferry. Our Airbnb host dropped us to Kingstown in St. Vincent island, and after a stamp at the post office on my Postal Stamp Travelogue book, we stopped for a quick breakfast.
The next ferry leaving for Bequia was at 9:30am, that takes 45 minutes and costs USD 10 one way. The sitting deck on the top is huge. And some ferries also have an air-conditioned ‘cafe’ area for passengers to cool off in the hot weather.
The town is very cute and well-known among tourists so expect to find a lot of cruise ship tourists at the town of Port Elizabeth. One of the favorite activity to do is visit Princess Margaret beach for pristine turquoise and warm waters. And that’s what we did!
Spent the rest of the day in waters and had an amazing lunch at a nearby restaurant, before taking the 4:30pm ferry back to St. Vincent island.
[View of Port Elizabeth town from the ferry]
[Port Elizabeth town, Bequia]
[Trail leading up to Princess Margaret beach]
[Two happy travelers at Bequia]
Our Airbnb host picked us up from the ferry terminal in Kingstown, and after a quick bite at the local Subway (because everything else was closed), we headed home.
[Bequia Ferry at Kingstown during sunset]
Day 8 – Kingstown
Our flight to the next country was at noon so we had enough time to walk around the capital city of Kingstown and take in some of the sights. We were later driven to the airport for onward to our next and last country on this trip – Grenada.
Note: All values in USD, unless otherwise mentioned, are approximate and based on the exchange rate at the time of publishing. Each cost is for one adult. The exchange rate at the time of publishing is assumed to be USD 1 = XCD 2.60.
|Dinner on day one||$28.30||‘French Verandah’ restaurant.|
|Breakfast||$3.70||‘Lady J’ cafe in Kingstown.|
|Ferry from Kingstown to Bequia||$10||One way. Per person.|
|Lunch in Port Elizabeth||$16||‘Bequia Plantation Hotel’.|
|Ferry from Bequia to Kingstown||$10||One way. Per person.|
|Dinner in Kingstown||$10||‘Subway’.|
|Total Costs||$83||Per person|
|Overall Costs||$1,775.16||Per person|
Tips, information and planning for the twelve days around the Caribbean island nations.
Days 11 & 12
Sixth country in the trip.