Admiralty Bay: The small, colorful town of Port Elizabeth overlooks Admiralty Bay, where dozens of yachts come and go throughout the day. Go souvenir hunting or enjoy a meal along the Belmont Walkway, a lively waterfront path with small restaurants, bars and shops. At the opposite end of town is an open-air market that's worth a browse. Nearby are Sargeant Brothers Model Boat Shop and Mauvin's Model Boat Shop, both on Front Street; they offer handmade model boats that reflect Bequia's seafaring past.
Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary: A great stop for families is the Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary (Belmont Road), where kids (and adults) can see conservation in action. The founder, Orton "Brother" King, has dedicated himself to saving hawksbill turtles from extinction by collecting hatchlings and caring for them until they are three years old, at which point he releases them into the wild. Call ahead to make an appointment. (784-458-3245; open 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., November through April, with shorter hours during the offseason)
Hamilton Fort: There's virtually nothing left of the 18th-century Hamilton Fort, save for a few French and British cannons propped against a low stone wall. But this hilltop site overlooking Admiralty Bay is worth the visit for the spectacular views of the bay and beyond.
Scuba Diving or Snorkeling: Go scuba diving or snorkeling in Bequia's crystal-clear waters. Both Dive Bequia (784-458-3504) and Bequia Dive Adventures (784-458-3826) operate snorkeling and diving excursions out of Port Elizabeth's Belmont Walkway.
Friendship Rose: Set sail aboard the schooner Friendship Rose (784-457-3888) for a day trip to Mustique. If you've ever wanted a glimpse into the lifestyles of the rich and famous, you can get it here: Mustique's spacious private villas, many perched atop promontories overlooking glittering seas and blinding white beaches, can cost as much as $45,000 per week to rent. Once you arrive after the two-hour sail from Port Elizabeth, you'll have time to tour the island, go snorkeling and eat lunch aboard the 100-ft. ship. Note: The sea can sometimes be choppy as you sail from island to island, so you'll want to bring your remedy of choice if you're prone to motion sickness.
Excursions to Mustique alternate with longer trips to the more-distant Tobago Cays, so check the schedule in advance. Trips to Mustique leave from Port Elizabeth at 8 a.m. and return around 5 p.m.