3rd December 2011 - Travel section
‘Four of the best small affordable Caribbean Hotels’ by Francesca Syz

“The Eastern Caribbean island of Bequia (‘island of clouds’) may be only a 20-minute boat ride across the bay from Mustique, but it offers a more authentic slice of Caribbean island life, where real local people live, as do a smattering of discerning expats (Anthony Eden lived here for a few years in the 1950). The Swedish entrepreneur Bengt Mortstedt has developed Bequia Beach Hotel from two existing hotels, and the result is a property with friendly service offering a contemporary take on colonial Caribbean architecture, influenced by the stage designer Oliver Messel, who built some of the first villas on Mustique. Set within tropical gardens, the hotel sits on one of the island’s loveliest beaches, in the residential neighbourhood of Friendship Bay.” Continue reading the article here

4th December 2011 - Travel section
‘Caribbean without the crowds’ by Rob Ryan

“Almost everybody’s favourite “unspoilt” Caribbean island is Bequia, in the Grenadines. A seven square-mile speck with 5,000 inhabitants, it has good beaches with little development, friendly locals and a decent, if low-key selection of food, drink and nightlife. Just Bequia (01373 814244, justbequia.co.uk) has a week in a sea-view room at the Bequia Beach Hotel from £1,295pp, B&B, including flights via Barbados, transfers and a massage. Bequia is also featured by Caribtours (020 7751 0660, caribtours.co.uk).” Read the full article here (PDF)

30th October 2011 -  Sunday Times Travel section
‘What’s new in the Carribean, Fido?’

“Where’s the best hotel in the Caribbean? According to Gerry Copsey, of Just Grenada group, it’s a quiet spot on Friendship Beach, on the little-known island of Bequia. “For my money, the Bequia Beach Hotel offers the best value,” he says. “Lovely food, huge pool, spa, beach bar and excellent rooms.”

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31st December 2011 -  Kvällsposten Expressen Travel section (Swedish Newspaper)
‘Dropping anchor in the Caribbean’ by Håkan Boström

“First stop on the ferry south was Bequia, we immediately fell in love when we entered Admirality Bay - wonderfully charming. The turquoise sea ends with a white sand beach. Colourful wooden huts and villas dot the lush green rainforest hills that surround Port Elizabeth. In the bay sailing yachts from the world over can be found. Bequia is a small favourite amongst Swedes and many a celebrity has holidayed here.” Read the full article here (JPG)

4th November 2011 - ‘Travelogue’ personal travel blog - www.blog.jonfleming.co.uk
‘Pampered in Bequia’ by Jon Fleming

Today I did the "Best of Bequia" tour, which showed us the best that this tiny little island has to offer. Bequia's assets are its unspoilt vistas, friendly people, and gorgeous beaches, and we got to experience all of this and more.  Our final stop was at the Bequia Beach Hotel, a new luxury development being put together by a Swedish owner,

We were greeted by a glass of champagne, and then shown down to the beach – a gorgeous stretch of white sand with no-one on it apart from the 8 of us on the tour. I had a swim in the warm sea, while others took it in turns to have a soothing massage by the beach – it doesn't get much more decadent than this, having a massage with just the sounds of the waves as a background theme tune. It would have sent me comatose, had the masseur not decided to attack the many knots in my back which virtually had me yelping like a girl with the pain.

It was the kind of day that I'd imagine a pampered Hollywood star would have most days of life – I could get used to this. A truly lovely day in a picture-perfect environment.

Jon Fleming - Travelogue

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29th December 2011 -  Interior Design blog - www.HomeEdit.com
‘The Luxurious Bequia Beach Hotel’ by Simona Ganea

This is Bequia Beach Hotel a luxurious getaway located in the Grandines. The hotel has been built from scratch by entrepreneur Bengt Mortstedt. He used many ideas that he gathered during his extensive travels all over the world. He used those as inspiration and came up with this unique building.

The hotel features a modern Colonial style. It’s elegant, luxurious, stylish and it also has a unique charm from the 50s. This incredible hotel is situated on one of the finest beaches on Bequia. It offers panoramic views of the other Grenadine islands and the clear blue water. The hotel is a unique opportunity for anyone who wants to relax, to experience unique adventures and to have a taste of the delicious local cuisine.

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29th January 2012 - Travel section
‘The Sunday Times 100 / Tropical Luxury’ by Stephen Bleach   

Better than Mustique’
Mick Jagger’s favourite haunt is the most exclusive island in the Caribbean, the stuff of tropical dreams. Well, I’ve been to Mustique, and you know what? It’s not all that. Big houses, sure, but Lord, it’s dull. Just across the water, tiny Bequia is loads more fun, with great beaches, friendly people and a little bit of real Caribbean life — Mustique feels more like Surrey. There’s a smart little place to stay, too. The Bequia Beach Hotel is new, but in colonial style, right on Friendship Bay. You don’t need Jagger’s cash to enjoy it, either. A week starts at just £1,239, B&B, including flights, with Tropic Breeze (01752 880880, tropicbreeze.co.uk).