Frangipani Hotel : the historic heartbeat of the island of Bequia

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  • 15 rooms, two with air-conditioning
  • 10 rooms with private terraces
  • Ceiling fans
  • Fridge, TV and WiFi
  • King size beds, some four-posters
  • Waterfront restaurant and bar

About Frangipani Hotel

‘The Frangi’ as it is affectionately known, is an integral part of the history of the island of Bequia, and today it remains central to the character of this enchanting island. Once the home of a sea captain, then the home of the Bequian who became Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, the Frangipani lies in the heart of the island’s capital, Port Elizabeth, and the hotel sits proudly right on the waterfront overlooking the clear blue waters of Admiralty Bay.

Its comfortable rooms are on the hillside behind the hotel and most have spectacular views of the bay. The Frangipani has been run as a hotel for more than 40 years by the same family and its waterfront bar and restaurant has been a popular meeting place for locals and tourists for generations. The restaurant serves delicious home–cooked food for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the Thursday evening ‘Jump-up’ is the time when locals and visitors join together to enjoy drinks, a barbeque and a local steel band, as well as getting all the local gossip.

The Frangipani has its own jetty from where water-taxis can take you wherever you want to go and since the completion of the Belmont Walkway, guests can now stroll round the harbour and round the headland to the fabulous sandy Princess Margaret beach, so named because the sister of the Queen swam here everyday whilst on holiday on Bequia.

All the shops, markets and other facilities of the town are just a couple of minutes’ stroll away along the waterfront. Many of the island’s popular local restaurants are just a stroll away from the Frangi too. The 15 rooms offer a variety of accommodation, ranging from simpler original rooms to the luxury four–poster suites with air conditioning, with private terraces overlooking the sea. There is something for everyone at this lovely, traditional West Indian gem.

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