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September 23, 2021updated Nov 19, 2021

Gorgeous Grenadines: Laid Back Living at The Liming

Property of the Week: The Ridge Top Villa will be one of Bequia's finest homes.

By Emma Al-Mousawi

With a name that translates into ‘island in the clouds’ in ancient Arawak, the seven-square-mile Caribbean island of Bequia has to be one of the most serene beachside destinations in the whole of the Caribbean to purchase a property. 

The second-largest island in the Grenadines, Bequia — pronounced bek-way— has managed to stay hidden in plain sight from even some of the most seasoned of global travelers, allowing it to maintain its unique charm and avoid the throngs of tourists and colossal megayachts that stream into its better know neighbors during the high season. A rare feat in today’s interconnected global world. 

This pristine hidden gem is home to The Liming, an exclusive five-star boutique resort. Currently consisting of just nine luxurious beachfront villas, it has attracted a well-heeled set in search of relaxation and seclusion thanks to its easy-going ethos — after all, the word liming is local terminology for the art of doing nothing.  

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The luxury resort has recently announced plans to expand, with work now underway to create a small residential community consisting of around two dozen stunning villas ranging from one to seven bedrooms. The creme de la creme of which will be the Ridge Top Villa, occupying a specially selected elevated vantage point at the top of the resort. Thanks to its position, it will offer unparalleled sea views north to St Vincent and south to Mustique and Canouan. 

Exterior of Ridge Top VIlla Bequia Property - The Liming

The owner of the Ridge Top Villa will have access to the resort’s private beach, water sports facilities and planned spa and fitness center /©The Liming

Built with the most discerning clients in mind, the five-bedroomed Ridge Top Villa is surrounded by luscious gardens and is set to feature nearly 10,000-sq-ft of living space. The property will benefit from two pools: a plunge pool for cooling down on balmy afternoons and a 291-sq-ft freshwater swimming pool on the main terrace which provides the perfect spot for catching the awe-inspiring ‘green flash’ sunsets that Bequia is bestowed.

The pools will occupy just a fraction of the villa’s sprawling outdoor living spaces, which allude to the alfresco lifestyle that owning a property in Bequia affords. But indoors is equally impressive. 

Through the imposing entranceway on the ground floor, you will find two spacious ensuite bedrooms complete with private terraces. However upstairs, where the house quite literally doubles in size, is where most of its new owners’ living will be done. 

At the heart of the villa is a dual aspect lounge with full-length glass doors at either side allowing the hillside breeze to gently flow through the space down to the sea below. Through the doors, you will find the property’s two swimming pools — one to the front and one to back.

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Off the living room, a high spec separate kitchen is positioned beside the dining room which will also offer sea views and doors onto the main terrace and pool. At the other side of the property are two further en-suite bedrooms plus a master suite with those same incredible sea views and a private terrace. The villa will also boast a snug, ideal for family movie nights or even repurposing into a home office. 

Luxury bathroom at the residential property at the Liming in Bequia

All five of the villa’s bedrooms feature luxury ensuites / ©The Liming

Built with sustainability in mind, the Ridge Top Villa, like the other properties in The Liming’s new residential development, will use solar energy to heat its water supply. The property also has the capacity to harvest its own water from the rain which is stored in tanks underneath the villa. Keen to integrate sustainable materials into the build, the developers have opted to construct the villas’ roofs from Enviroshake shingles made from recycled plastics. 

Ridge Top Villa POA, with residential property at The Liming in Bequia starting from $495,000 for a one-bedroom beachfront luxury cottage to $5 million for a six-bedroom luxury villa,

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