Bequia, known as “the big little island”, is the northernmost and second largest island in the Grenadines. Bequia means “island of the clouds”. With approximately 4,300 residents living on the island’s seven square miles, no one remains a stranger for long. Bequians are justly proud of their seafaring heritage, with just about every family connected to the sea in one way or another. Fishermen toil to bring ashore succulent Caribbean lobsters and fish, many sailing handcrafted boats still built directly on thebeach.
The Moonhole derives its name from a massive arch formed in volcanic substrate through which the setting moon is sometimes visible. The architectural wonder began as a single home and was constructed beginning in 1964. The area is now a private nature preserve and wildlife and marine sanctuary run by a Conservation Trust.