Friendship Bay
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Bequia and Tobago Cays
I am currently living in St. Vincent and the Grenadines on the mainland. When I had family visit in April we decided to spend a couple of days in the Grenadines, primarily Bequia, the closest Grenadine to St. Vincent. We stayed at the Sugarapple Inn close to Friendship Bay. The Inn is quaint, maybe 12 or so rooms. Each room has large windows that open up to beautiful views of Bequia and the Caribbean Sea. They also all come with a small kitchen and dinning table if you want to cook some of your meals in your room, which we did. The Inn is run by a single woman Cilla, who is very friendly and helpful, though not always around, but does give you her cell number. One of the days there we took the Friendship Rose to the Tobago Cays. We boarded ship at 7am, breakfast was served and we headed for the Cays. The Friendship Rose has other trips to nearby Grenadine islands, but I really wanted to head south and see these small protected islands. The trip down took about 2 1/2 hours, some of us felt a little sea sick, but it was worth it. Once in the Cays they set anchor and took groups to snorkel, with a guide if you wished, or to one of the small islands to sunbathe and enjoy a cold refreshing drink. After a couple of hours we were back on the boat and served a very nice lunch with wine, took one more quick dip in the sea, and then headed back to Bequia. We finished the day at a local hotel that had free out door entertainment of the local music with steel pan drums.
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