BY ALEX JACKSON
Travelers seeking to practice liming or “the art of doing nothing” can do just that at The Liming, Bequia. Nestled among St Vincent and the Grenadines, the tiny island’s newest luxury resort is a Caribbean jewel. Offering 11 spacious and stylish one to five-bedroom villas and Junior Suite, guests can practice liming in privacy while enjoying sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea and nearby islands.
Opened in December 2018, The Liming, Bequia is a boutique hideaway refreshingly located off the beaten track on the idyllic island of Bequia (Bek-way), the Caribbean’s best-kept secret. Launched by the Caribbean hotel management company The Liming Management, The Liming, Bequia offers guests a space to reflect and live the authentic island life of the Caribbean where channeling escapism is front and center.
Influenced by the serenity of the local way of life, guests can reset and recharge in one of The Liming, Bequia’s 11 spacious and stylish private villas, each offering exquisite ocean vistas while retaining the utmost privacy and intimacy. With lush gardens, a private marina, and views towards Canouan and Mayreau, The Liming, Bequia instantly rewards guests for going that bit further.
The Liming, Bequia is part of Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH). All SLH hotels are consistently different, however, they are all united by the fact that they offer the best locations, highest quality, personalized service, and a truly authentic way to discover a destination.
The philosophy behind The Liming, Bequia embodies the local liming approach to Caribbean life or “the art of doing nothing.” At The Liming, Bequia, this leisurely way to pass the time comes with added luxury enhanced by The Liming Management’s worldwide luxury expertise. Guests can choose from an array of spacious and modern one to five-bedroom villas and Junior Suite. The Gingerlily Mansion is a five-suite bedroom house that sits majestically on the ridgeline above The Liming. With a plunge pool on one end and a freshwater swimming pool on the other, The Gingerlily Mansion is perfect for friends and families vacationing together with its large dining room, media room, lounge, state-0f-the-art kitchen, living room, five well-appointed bedrooms with sea and ocean views and more. The ridgetop villa is ideal for entertaining with its own gazebo, lush gardens, and spectacular views overlooking Mustique and St Vincent islands.
All villas feature air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, 40-inch Smart TVs, Bluetooth Bose speakers and mini-bars. The one and tw0-bedroom villas feature private infinity pools. For travelers looking for the ultimate privacy, the exclusive one-bedroom Junior Suite has its own private terrace which enhances the suite’s airy, open-plan setting. With a private hot tub and breathtaking ocean views, the Junior Suite is ideal for that romantic getaway.
Boasting a tantalizing choice of locally sourced ingredients and a menu that changes seasonally including fresh island picked fruit, aromatic vegetables, and ocean to table seafood served in bespoke ice troughs, The Liming Restaurant offers the finest of Bequia’s rich flavors. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Liming Restaurant can also arrange meals including a BBQ for hotel guests in the privacy of their villas or suite. Passing yachts also have the opportunity to experience the hotel’s restaurant by mooring at the resort’s all-purpose marina. The Liming, Bequia offers picnics for island hopping, private beach barbecues and can arrange the chef to cook for private dinners and gatherings. The Liming Restaurant offers an extensive cocktail list and a wine list with a hand-picked selection of fine wines from around the world.
Internationally recognized and certified yoga instructor with over 30 years of experience, Patricia Healey practices yoga worldwide primarily in Bequia, Canada, and India. From November through May, she teaches weekly classes in Bequia and is available for private classes with advance notice. The resort can also arrange in-villa/suite massages and spa treatments for guests. Massage treatments include aromatherapy, hot stone, Swedish and deep tissue, all with 30, 60 and 90-minute durations. Spa treatments offered include spa manicures and pedicures.
With its sweeping ocean views and lush landscaping, The Liming, Bequia is the ideal venue for destination weddings and offers an array of tailored-made wedding packages. Whether it’s a small, intimate wedding for up to ten guests or larger parties looking for exclusive use of the entire resort, The Liming, Bequia can accommodate up to 40 guests in its villas on a bed and breakfast basis.
With fewer than 6000 inhabitants, Bequia is the second largest island in the Grenadines at just 7-square miles. The island’s unique magical charm lies in the friendliness of the locals and the easy-going pace of life that is the spirit of Bequians. The Liming, Bequia can arrange island explorations for guests. Those with a thirst for adventure can board a hand-built schooner for a day trip to Mustique, or head into Port Elizabeth, with its colorful wooden houses and bustling produce markets. Learn about local conservation work at the Turtle Sanctuary or take a day trip to Tobago Cays. Enjoy the secluded beaches including Princess Margaret Beach and Lower Bay which can be reached on foot by the new Belmont Walkway from Port Elizabeth. To experience the panoramic view atop Mount Peggy, Bequia’s highest point with beautiful, unobstructed views, hotel guests can walk from The Liming, Bequia towards La Pompe, learning about the history of the whaling industry on the island.
Inspired by the serenity of the surrounding nature, discover the art of doing nothing at The Liming. Enjoy sweeping views of the ocean and discover a window to starry skies unspoiled by light pollution from one of the Caribbean’s last untouched landscapes. Found on the island in the clouds, Bequia, the Liming is the Caribbean’s best-kept secret.