Bequia is the second largest island in the Grenadines. Described by the press as “the perfect Caribbean Island”, it used to be a volcanic island. It has a yacht-filled harbor and is bordered by excellent beaches both the windward (east and south-east) and leeward (west) sides. Its capital is Port Elizabeth.
Fort Charlotte is one of the most interesting historical site in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and is situated at 600 ft above the bay.
On our way to the Buccament Bay Resort, we decided to pass by the huge fortress. The taxi driver was really informative about its history. While driving to the ridge part of the Fort, he talked about how
LA SOUFRIÈRE FAST FACTS:
- Pronounced as [soo-fryer]
- La Soufrière is an active volcano known as the highest peak at 1234 m (4049 ft) in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
- The earliest recorded eruption was in March 26, 1718 and the last one was in April 1979 with no known casualties.
- The forest’s physical structure and vegetation changes as you go higher.
- There are three major forest types on Soufrière: Montane Rain Forest, Palm Brake and Elfin Woodland.