The Old Fort, Boutique Hotel & Estate in Bequia, West Indies
Seeking an escape from the tourist crowds of the Caribbean? On the charming, secluded island of Bequia, there is a place you can truly call your own. The Old Fort brings the laid-back character of the West Indies to a restored, French-style plantation house that dates back to the early 1700s. Ideal for individuals, couples or intimate groups, this 5-bedroom retreat is tucked into 30 acres of lush tropical gardens with commanding views over the water to Mustique.
You will be enchanted by Bequia's peaceful atmosphere, colorful heritage and natural beauty. A designated marine park welcomes divers and snorkelers with a 7-mile reef, and also offers water activities such as boat excursions, fishing, windsurfing and canoing. Other exciting outdoor activities you may chose to experience could be rainforest tours, hikes to the nearby volcano, golf, aerobics and tennis. Nearby, the quaint waterfront town of Port Elizabeth entices day trippers with its inviting bars, restaurants and craft shops. Spend the morning strolling white or black sand beaches, an afternoon lazing under a coconut tree with a good book, and the evening "at home" savoring fresh barbecued fish and produce prepared with a European touch.
Location of The Old Fort, Boutique Hotel & Estate
Nearest Airport: BQU
Amenities for The Old Fort, Boutique Hotel & Estate
- General Information
- 5 Guest Rooms
- Private Estate
Reviews for The Old Fort, Boutique Hotel & Estate
We stayed in the sun room - fabulous! Very comfortable but lots of things we were expecting such as toiletries, coffee, water etc missing until the last two days. We were there for nine nights, our arrival totally unexpected despite two phone calls after our booking but Ottmar, Shara and Joe the chef looked after us extremely well, even when the island was hit by the beginning of Harvey! Sorry I forgot Hi-tec who cannot be forgetten, a character. Most of the time we were the only people there which was a strange feeling - we'd come from Tortola and know this is the quiet season so not a real problem. Food was excellent but a very limited menu, after two nights we hired a car and ate at some very good restaurants around the island. A car is essential, despite a brilliant view and lovely grounds, you are a long way from anything, probably nine nights is too long but we have good memories of Bequia and thank everyone for looking after us so well.
Caroline77 - Surrey
Very scenic setting on the hills of Mount Pleasant... the sun room was our room of choice, no AC however there were open windows. The room was very breezy at times... stone walls, ocean view with lots to explore around the compound... breakfast was good and so was the service... Mind the mosquitoes, use the mosquito net...
November 2016 a 4 night stay in the sun room what an amazing experience, I fell in love with the room the view the open window and the shower just fantastic..... very laid back, beautiful people so helpful on all matters.... The island is idyllic fab location for the hotel could not have been better.... and lobster for lunch and dinner! When we do visit Bequia again this will be my first choice.... On answering the questions below it mentions a common room for families the hotel has so much space to it you would have no problem in being accommodated for....
Kar226 - Wakefield, United Kingdom
We have been coming to Bequia for over 20 years, we travel all over the world and there is something magical about this island...and especially the Old Fort, perched up on the hill with trade wind breezes and views for miles it is like nothing else. We love the open air concept...casual elegance. This place is family owned and they take great pride in providing a warm and inviting stay. We can't wait to return!
WAtraveler36 - Washington
The Old Fort was the absolute perfect wedding location. The pre wedding arrangements were handled in such an easy way with Quirin the owner, and also with Miguel the hotel manager. We felt reassured that the day would be great too. There was rain forecast and all the staff went out of their way to make sure we had an alternative to the outdoor location where the ceremony was planned. In the end there was no rain and the day was perfect. Great food, great service, and lovely drinks... can I do it all again please!! Thank you Old Fort for making our wedding such a special day!!
khan z - Zurich, Switzerland