Bequia What it's known for

Fly to Barbados, then take an hour flight to Bequia.

Stay at the Moonhole Houses. Built of stone, exotic woods, whale bones and other "treasures of dubious value," each rental house on Bequia's Moonhole peninsula has a personality all its own. Overlooking Moonhole Beach, these homes were created by hand starting in 1961, with the contours of the site dictating the floor plans. That's why the multilevel buildings sit amid their natural surroundings so uniquely. Some travelers might consider this roughing it -- there's no electricity in some of the houses -- but kerosene lamps and daily maid service help. And the moon rising through the namesake Moonhole rock arch offers cosmic alignment. moonhole.com

Buy a home starting in the mid $200,000s.

Drink a bottle of the local beer, Hairoun.

Speak English, the local language.

Learn more at bequiatourism.com.