The Old Fort, by Steve Kemp
As you reach The Old Fort, one of the nicest Caribbean hotels and accommodations, prepare to have your breath taken away. Once you breathe again, you’ll be in love! This must be the most romantic property in the Caribbean – although the term “property” really doesn’t do The Old Fort justice. This isn’t just a property, it’s a very comfortable, welcoming home. The Schaedle family will do everything to make it yours from the moment you walk in. The Old Fort boasts characterful, comfortable bedrooms; great places to relax and dine – outside and in; a lovely pool with amazing views out to Mustique…all this and donkeys too! What more could anyone possibly want? We just can’t wait to get back! Getting to Bequia may sound a bit complicated, but don’t be put off: it’s really not difficult. The journey’s a great part of the experience, anyway. We flew north to St. Vincent, from Trinidad, and were just captivated by the Grenadines, floating in the clearest, bluest ocean we’d ever seen. From St. Vincent’s airport, a friendly taxi driver soon got us to Kingstown. He checked ferry times and suggested breakfast at Cobblestones restaurant. It was good advice! Don’t rush to the ferry; amble, soak up island life – chill and connect.
Soon the Bequia Express ties up and discharges passengers with efficient chaos. Climb aboard for the one hour crossing – and relax! Bequia’s silhouette crystallizes into an intricate, green paradise, as Admiralty Bay embraces the returning ferry. Port Elizabeth grows from hillside specks and soon you’ll see its streets merging seamlessly with the tree-lined, restaurant-fronted beach. Then you start to meet the people and the love affair becomes irresistible!