Spring Hotel Bequia overlooks Spring Bay and, like most larger properties on these islands, is not built directly on the beach in order to protect it from storm surge in the rainy season and to take advantage to the tropical trade breezes the rest of the year. We recommend jeep rental for our guests as these islands are hilly and you will want to take coolers, deck chairs, and other beach equipment with you. That said, it is only 6 minutes to the town and 3 to the nearest beach. Most island resort areas confine you to the strip of beach in front of hotel. Bequia is a completely different concept. There are over 20 beaches on the island and you can choose the one that suits your mood that day: lively with beach bars, quiet with no people, rough surf for kayaking, calm water for kids, very private and not overlooked, snorkeling areas, etc. The island is not that large and the mood of the place is 1960′s Caribbean which is what makes it so lovely. So break away from the strip of sand in front of the hotel and enjoy the whole island.