On our recent sailing adventure aboard Trust Me (charted through Sail Oasis), we paid a visit to this “island in the clouds” as it was known in Arawak to pick up provisions before charting a course deeper into the Grenadines. As captain Kevin explained to me, the further you sail into the Grenadines away from St. Vincent, the more expensive everything gets.
A bag of ice in St. Vincent? Maybe 5EC. On Bequia? Around 10EC. And on the smaller islands like Mustique? Think 25EC!
So, naturally a lot of sailors make it a point to stop at Bequia for some last-minute provisions before venturing on into the immaculate chain of spectacular islands and islets that await them to the south.