Lovely setting on Lower bay beach. Friendly staff, if a little too 'Caribbean' in speed of service (!), and just far enough away from Bequia's port to deter ALL of the cruise ship day-trippers from ending up there.
I chuckled, having orderd a shot of Strong Rum, when the barmaid asked me if I was sure I could handle it, followed by the bar manager saying "Do you mind if I ask you a personal question? Is your wife with you?! Because that's a divorce in a glass right there!"
Thankfully I was travelling on my own and have been visiting the Grenadines for more than 25 years so I was able to handle a shot or two of their wonderful 84.5% ABV rum!
Prices and attitudes at Keegans are much less extortionate than at so many of the newly built bars and restaurants which have popped up in Bequia over the last 5 years. This place still feels like it used to 10 years ago (if not more) before cruise ships started to ruin this tiny jewel in the Caribbean.
My advice is this: check cruise ship timetables (readily available online) and choose a day when there are no ships due in to really enjoy what this wonderful island has to offer. Princess Margaret and Lower Bay beaches are just stunning, but only when there aren't 1000 people adorning their white sands!
Anyway, thumbs up to Keegans. I had much fun there!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Keegan's on Lower Bay, Bequia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, right by the beach with a choice of Hotel rooms, apartments and a cottage. Situated on beautiful Lower Bay, a near mile long stretch of golden sand lapped by the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Swim before a leisurely breakfast served on the terrace overlooking the beach and sea. Enjoy our home cooked meals and the hospitality our family has been providing since 1978 in Lower Bay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Keegan`s Beach Hotel Bequia