About Us

Island Pace is a real estate agent and developer in Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. We can help you buy or build a Caribbean home to start living the tropical lifestyle of your dreams. On our website, you’ll find only properties that we represent exclusively, ensuring you complete, up-to-date information and the property owner’s ear. We will be happy to show you other available properties, as well.

Emmett Pace, owner and founder

Emmett first visited to the Grenadines in 1983, at a time when the ferry here was a wood schooner carrying live goats and chickens alongside passengers and other cargo. He soon entered into a contract to buy land, then moved to Bequia in 1985. Applying expertise in site selection gained from 20 years successfully buying, developing, and selling beach real estate in South Carolina, Emmett and partners acquired some of the most desirable property on Bequia, including French House and Crescent Beach. He has managed properties on Bequia for more than two decades. As Bequia’s unique charm became recognized by globally-savvy individuals looking for the Caribbean as they imagined it, Emmett began selectively selling parcels and connecting roads and utilities to the most desirable sites, creating Ocean Ridge Estates, which Island Pace now represents. Emmett and his wife Heather opened Sugar Reef Bequia, an eco-chic beach hotel, at Crescent Beach in December 2012. Sugar Reef is currently the #1 hotel and #1 restaurant in Bequia on TripAdvisor.