If you, like me, are one of those people that go on vacation in order to get away from the crowds of people that inhabit your everyday life, then check out the destination I've stumbled across. It’s a community by the name of Moonhole, located on the Caribbean
Moonhole itself is a natural rock arch, so named because of the fact that the moon shines through it during a certain time of night. According to the history, the community of Moonhole came about as the brainchild of a couple who loved the island so much that they decided to purchase a 30-acre tract on the Western Peninsula and build their home there. Building began in the 1960s, a simple construction made of stone and all sorts of found materials. Eventually, friends of the couple would express their own interests in living on Bequia, and so the same natural building techniques were used again and again.
One of the major appeals of Moonhole is the fact that it does, in many ways, seem like an extension of the natural landscape. All stone used in construction was found on the island and no trees were removed when building. This has lead to some interesting structures, many of them with trees sharing living space with the occupants. These homes are also solar powered, use natural water collection and a variety of windows and doors facing the south, southeast and northeast to prevent rain from entering inside.
While most of the buildings are occupied, some of them can be rented out as vacation accommodations, allowing a visitor to both stay on this wonderfully isolated island and occupy one of these amazing structures. There are even hotel-like services provided, such as cooking and housekeeping.
Nearby, one can enjoy the remote beaches or take a trip into the city of
Moonhole photo courtesy of Amilcar Fierro via Wikicommons