The largest island within the Grenadines, Bequia is approximately 15 kilometers from the national capital of Kingstown. This most popular tourist destination amongst the cruising yachts, expats and holiday seekers, Bequia Island features an 18 square kilometer exquisite landscape. Offering over 28 well identified scuba diving sites, there are several ship wrecks and shallow caves within the surrounding waters attracting advanced divers.
Other Bequia marine treasures include hawksbill turtles, moray eels, lobsters and schools of many species of fishes. One of the few places left in the World where whaling is still permitted, the natives of Bequia are only allowed to catch 4 Humpback Whales every year using traditional methods like hand-thrown harpoons. Well known for whaling and whaling boats, a small museum dedicated to chronicling the history of whaling on Bequia Island is worth visiting.