It is part of the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and is approximately 15 km from the nation's capital, Kingstown,and is nine miles away from st.vincent. The island capital is Port Elizabeth 13°00′N 61°16′W.
Other villages on the island are Paget Farm, Lower Bay, La Pompe, Hamilton, Mount Pleasant and Belmont. The total population is about 4,300, the native population being primarily a mixture of people of African, Scottish and Carib Indian descent.
A substantial number of white Barbadians were also sent as settlers to Bequia in the 1860s. A number of them built homes in the Mount Pleasant area where many of their descendants still live today. The island is very small, measuring some 7 square miles (18 km2).
The island's name was also 'Becouya' as part of the Granadilles. The islands' unofficial anthem is considered to be 'Only in Bequia,' by island native Raphael "Socony" Holder. The island's hills are much lower than the peaks of St. Vincent, 10 miles (16 km) to the north, so they do not receive as many rain showers. The main port Admiralty Bay, a large natural harbour, and the "town" Port Elizabeth are situated on the west coast.
|2003.01||01.12.2003||Birds of the Caribbean|
|90c||231||Western Spindalis Spindalis zena|
|1$||88||Gartered Trogon Trogon caligatus|
|1.40$||77||Western Barn Owl Tyto alba|
|2$||162||Inca Jay Cyanocorax yncas|
|2003.02||01.12.2003||Birds of the Caribbean|
|5$||228||Montezuma Oropendola Psarocolius montezuma||MS|
|2011.01||Birds of the world||Sheet|
|2.75$||46||Corn Crake Crex crex|
|2.75$||37||Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos|
|2.75$||162||Carrion Crow Corvus corone|
|and||162||Hooded Crow Corvus cornix|
|2.75$||188||Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus|
|2011.02||Birds of the world|
|6$||183||Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica||MS|
|2011.03||Birds of the world, eggs||Sheet|
|3$||64||Ruff Philomachus pugnax|
|3$||68||Common Murre Uria aalge|
|3$||32||Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo|
|2011.04||Birds of the world, eggs|
|6$||119||Great Crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus||MS|