There are no rivers or wells on Bequia. All our water comes from the sky. It is collected on roofs and stored in large tanks that form a part of every house. At Spring Hotel Bequia our roofs are made in Barbados of a special non-toxic material to minimize impurities in the water. The locals drink the water with no adverse effects. The water is safe for bathing and swimming but we provide bottled water for our guests. All other water is boiled and filtered before use.
Please conserve water. We rely on collecting water during the rainy season to last us all year. Excessively long showers, frequent flushing of toilets and leaving faucets running are the biggest wasters of our water supply.
The pool is the hub of the villa and the villa is the hub of your vacation. So use it and enjoy it! Please remember that there is no lifeguard on duty so you are responsible for looking after children and non-swimmers. All pool use is at your own risk. No diving allowed. Do not use glass around the pool area and do not throw anything in the pool that you would not like to swim with the next morning!
I had a great time, the service was excellent, and I want to give a gratuity to a certain member of the staff who really looked after us. Staff gratuities, local government taxes, and other fees are covered by a 15% charge added to base room rates at the time of booking. All our staff are dedicated to providing you with the finest vacation experience possible. Gratuities are shared amongst the staff and not kept by management according to local laws. Most restaurants and hotels on island charge a 15% service fee. If you feel that you have received exceptional service by a particular member of staff then your additional appreciation will be most welcome.
You are welcome to smoke outdoors at any time although we do ask that you dispose of all smoking related items responsibly. There is an absolute no smoking policy in all our living and bedrooms due to fire risk. No smoking please! Likewise, please do not light candles or other open flame devices. There is usually a stiff tropical breeze and sparks and embers can easily travel a long distance. Make sure the BBQ is out when unattended. There is no fire service on Bequia and the main building has a wooden frame.
Security in this modern era is a shared responsibility. Although our island is a slice of heaven, not all of it’s inhabitants are angels. We provide a caretaker/security watchman who lives in his own house on the estate. We provide security lighting, fencing and have a guard dog. We lock the doors and windows after guests have retired for the night. We ask that you place all valuables in the room safes provided and take the same reasonable care of your possessions that you normally do. Working together will make sure that you have a safe and enjoyable vacation.
We can assist you in booking Private Aircraft Charter from Barbados, St Lucia or Grenada directly to Bequia for an additional supplement subject to the fare basis at the time of booking. Have a private aircraft and crew waiting just for your arrival in Barbados, ready to whisk you away moments after your international airline flight arrives. Less than 45 minutes later you will be in Bequia ready to start your holiday, having avoided immigration, customs, check-in and waiting time. Please note that there are no arrivals in Bequia after dark.
Spring Hotel Bequia only accepts pets by prior arrangement. To import a pet you must apply for an import permit for which you’ll need a health certificate signed by a government veterinary officer stating that the animal meets certain requirements. For further details contact the Chief Veterinary Office, Animal Health and Production Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on 784-457-2452.
We charge $25 per wash load up to 15 lbs and $1 per item for ironing. we do not have any self service laundry facilities. Dry cleaning services are not available. Shoes can be cleaned or polished upon request. For water conservation reasons, we normally change sheets and towels every 3 days unless more frequent service is requested.
If you rent a jeep, a representative from Bequia Jeep Rentals will meet you at Spring Hotel Bequia and take you through the paperwork and check you out in the vehicle on the morning after your arrival. Please note that the contract for its hire is between you and the rental company. Please return the jeep with the same amount of petrol/gas (normally full) that it had when you received it, or settle with the rental company before departure. You will need to obtain a local driving license for each driver by producing copies of your home country license and passport. The jeep rental company can obtain your local driving license before you arrive so that you don’t waste part of your vacation waiting in line. They don’t charge for the service bit, the government charges a license fee. Please contact them directly and explain that you are staying at Spring Hotel Bequia. They will require you to email copies of your home country driving license and passport, and your local license will be waiting for you upon arrival. Vehicles are not normally allowed to leave the island without prior arrangement. Drive on the left and drive slowly. Roads are in poor condition, steep hills with deep drainage ditches are common and there are many people walking on the roads day and night. Street lights are few and far between.