|Minimum Stay||1 - 7 nights|
Palm Cottage is a stunning octagonal shaped studio measuring approximately 8m (26’) wide. The cottage is spacious, light and airy, is furnished to the highest of standards & is the perfect choice for two people wanting the luxury, privacy & space that your own cottage provides. It has easy access from our car parking area & is on the same level as the Infinity Pool. A queen size bed complete with luxurious mattress is positioned centrally in the room and ample seating, cupboard and storage space is close at hand. Two cane and rattan armchairs provide a very comfortable seating area and the beautiful views looking through 24' of glass fronted patio doors are absolutely stunning. The large and private veranda has a bistro dining table and chairs, allowing you to dine Al fresco style and enjoy the ambiance of the outside environment. There is a well laid out kitchen with quality appliances, crockery & utensils. Please visit tropicalhideawaybequia.com for further information.
Tropical Hideaway is a luxurious and very private property, consisting of five boutique style accommodations surrounded by vibrant and mature tropical gardens. Set in over 4 acres of pristine natural forest all accommodations offer private facilities to the highest of standards including beautiful verandas with views that will literally take your breath away. Bedrooms and bathrooms are spacious and luxuriously appointed and well laid out kitchens allow you the convenience of preparing your own meals and to dine Al Fresco style on your own private terrace.
Located in an elevated hillside position high above the famous Princess Margaret Beach and with an incredible panoramic vista overlooking the Caribbean Sea, Admiralty Bay and the surrounding forested hillsides, the views are absolutely stunning and will not disappoint.
Specializing in couples and small groups, Tropical Hideaway can accommodate from 2 to 12 guests in what many say are the finest accommodations on Bequia with the finest views on Bequia. All are available to rent either individually or as a collective group and our prices are always highly competitive.
We offer an informal, private and relaxed atmosphere and we pride ourselves with our genuine friendly service and the experience we afford our guests. With over two hundred five star reviews on various well known sites these verified reviews offer an insight into the attention to detail and location this ‘Tropical Hideaway’ has and reflect our genuine intention that guests arrive as guests and leave as friends.
Tropical Hideaway has an 18m (58') wide panoramic Infinity pool and is often quoted as being one of the top ten pools in the Caribbean. The Infinity pool is a stunning feature of the property and with the environmentally friendly solar heating, the pool can be enjoyed at all times of the year. Typically our daytime pool temperatures are around 33 deg C in summer and 29 deg C in Winter. That’s an amazing 94 deg F falling to a very inviting 84 deg F in winter. The extra 3 degrees C created by our solar heating can make an enormous difference to your enjoyment of the pool. There is a swim up sunken pool bar, complete with fridge, ice-maker and sink, a preparation and serving area and a generous supply of acrylic beverage glasses. Underwater coral seats are conveniently positioned around the submerged bar and this is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of your own personal wine or indulge in your favourite drink or snack. Adjoining the pool is a Gazebo complete with a large daybed and the views from here are just incredible. A perfect place to relax and read a book or simply enjoy the spectacular scenery. The pool deck is tiled using natural stone coral and provides a safe, non slip and cool surface to walk on. Sun loungers, parasols, sunbathing mats and various chairs provide ample seating and relaxation areas around the pool. The pool and pool deck are west facing and receive the sun for most of the day. A cooling Caribbean breeze is usually present and the Gazebo and large parasols provide areas of shade for the hottest part of the day.
As the evening sun slowly sets and you look out over the Caribbean Sea, you cannot fail to be impressed. Sunsets from here can be amazing with the elusive 'Green Flash' often being seen. The setting is simply perfect and with underwater pool lights and discreet Led lighting enhancing the evening ambiance, the special moment can continue long after the sun has set.
Tropical Hideaway has a large barbecue area and our licensed on-site shop allows guests to purchase an excellent selection of fish and meats just perfect for the barbecue. We also offer a wide range of quality wines, beers and spirits and for your convenience all these and much more are now available on site and all at local supermarket prices.
Please note the very large Infinity pool together with the Gazebo, pool patio and barbecue area are shared by any guests who are in residence at the time.
All our accommodations have the latest 40" flat screen internet TV's that give access to our in-house entertainment system supplying high definition films, TV, music and internet radio. High speed internet and Wi-Fi is supplied in all areas. Professional quality ceiling fans are positioned over all the beds and for those really hot days when the cooling Caribbean breeze has taken a rest, you can turn on the bedroom air conditioner until the breeze returns. All indoor living areas and bedrooms are fully screened allowing you the convenience of a mosquito free environment with the ambiance of outdoor living and stunning views of the Caribbean Sea.
Princess Margaret Beach is the nicest beach on the Island. Pristine and uncrowded and a short 20 - 25 minute walk down the road. A few parts of the road are steep. Most people walk down to town, the restaurants or the beach and catch a taxi back. Taxis are cheap and plentiful. Some guests walk both ways and some guests hire a car for a few days to explore the Island. Princess Margaret Beach is ideal for children and adults alike. It is very safe with turquoise blue, warm, calm waters. The beach is stunning with lovely white powdery sand. There is a very nice restaurant on the beach and there are numerous other restaurants and bars on the island. Snorkelling is good on both points at either end of the beach.
The Bequia board-walk is now complete allowing you to walk from the beach at Lower Bay over a small headland onto the stunning Princess Margaret Beach. You can then walk over Princess Margaret Beach to the next headland which now has a spectacular board-walk suspended from the rock face. This connects to the Belmont Walkway, passing several bars, restaurants, the two local dive shops, various small shops and cafes and eventually leads into town.
Local 'Dollar' buses travel the main routes with cheap fares to match the name. Taxi's are cheap and plentiful and our 3 local taxi companies provide fixed fares around the Island. Example fares are around 7 US to Princess Margaret Beach or 9 US into town (up to 4 people). We also offer our very own car hire service from $35 US per day.
Tropical Hideaway has without doubt some of the finest rooms on Bequia, and coupled with the spectacular panoramic ocean views and the beautiful evening sunsets, you soon realize you are enjoying, what many say, are the finest views on Bequia, from the finest accommodation on Bequia.
Our desire is to fulfill your dream and on that basis we invite you to read our individual room offerings and discover which of our amazing boutique style accommodations you prefer the most. We know you will enjoy the experience.
We originally arrived in the Caribbean in 1996 after making a 3 week transatlantic crossing aboard our sailing yacht 'Rainbow Spirit'. This was the beginning of another adventure and after sailing and exploring the Caribbean Islands for 2 years we eventually bought a 2 acre plot of land on the Island of Bequia. Having already committed to a world circumnavigation, we set sail again in 1998, went through the Panama Canal and spent the next three years travelling around the world with our three daughters. Although we visited hundreds of white sand, sun-drenched tropical islands, we found none of them compared to the special beauty and charm of Bequia. We returned in 2001 and finally made a start on building our 'Tropical Hideaway'.
Building in the Caribbean was never going to be easy and after the frustrations of 2 years turning into 3 years and 3 years turning into 4 years we finally finished construction in 2011. Eight years of full time building and a cost overrun of around 300%. The project was huge, far bigger than we ever imagined, but our hard work, frustrations, pain and suffering eventually paid off and we now have a remarkable property often quoted as having 'the finest views on Bequia, from the finest accommodation on Bequia'.
Our daughters have now left to start their own lives and adventures, returning when time and funds allow. Our eldest daughter is now married and lives in New Zealand. Our middle daughter started the first Spa's and treatment centres on Bequia and is now employed by the rich and famous from all over the world. Our youngest daughter is currently working at a safari lodge in a remote part of Zambia and returns to Tropical Hideaway for the December to April season where she offers her spa treatments and therapy work. As you can see, our wanderlust lifestyle has left a lasting impression on our daughters and they are all enjoying an adventurous and exciting life as we have done.
Martin & Julie Mansfield purchased this cottage in 1998
Bequia truly is a unique Island. Large enough to be interesting and exciting, yet small enough to retain its local charm and uniqueness that only a small off the beaten track Caribbean Island can offer. It truly is an undiscovered paradise that some well known travel journalists are only just discovering and several well known newspapers and magazines have recently published articles and all describe Bequia as an undiscovered paradise, about to be discovered.
Specializing in couples and small groups we offer an informal, private and relaxed atmosphere and we pride ourselves with our genuine friendly service and the experience we afford our guests.Tropical Hideaway has one of the finest hillside locations on Bequia and coupled with the incredible heated Infinity edge pool, the spectacular panoramic ocean views & the beautiful evening sunsets, you soon realize you are enjoying, what many say, are the finest views on Bequia, from the finest accommodation on Bequia. The views are simply amazing and are forever changing as ships and yachts of all sizes and nationalities pass by on their journeys and adventures.
Please visit our comprehensive website, read our latest 5* reviews, browse through our stunning photographs and download our free information guide for visiting Bequia and make your dream a reality.
From the time that Julie and Martins' daughter picked us up at the Bequia airport to the moment we left, Tropical Hideaway was a dream vacation for us. Our hosts carefully prepare for their guests with care and attention to details. The welcoming tour and the guidebook for Tropical Hideaway are both very comprehensive and literally answered all my questions. I stayed in Palm Cottage while two other couples that are friends stayed in two of the other suites. The cottage was first rate for appearance, building materials, comfort, shade, and an excellent view. The kitchen was used every day for at least one meal and had everything i needed to prepare a meal. The construction materials and the details, in the guest suites and throughout the property made for a very comfortable and satisfied feeling. Julie and Martin make the stay easier by providing services that would be time consuming and more costly for their guests. They are willing participants in guest activities like beach hikes, sailing trips, and dinner parties. Julie and Martin have many means of assisting their guests in finding their way around Bequia and are also most helpful making arrangements for day trips and finding local places of interest. The combination of location, view, pool, fabulous home construction and excellent hosts make Tropical Hideaway my most desirable vacation location. I am looking forward to 2015!
From the moment we thought about booking our stay at Tropical Hideaway to the second we left Tropical hideaway we have nothing but great things to say. Julie and Martin made sure ,without a shadow of a doubt , we had the best vacation and best experiences from start to finish. The accommodations were perfect! They made sure your happiness and comfort were all thought about. We stayed in the palm cottage. It was perfectly clean. Our fridge was stocked with everything to start us off. We wanted for nothing. We had towels and food and coffee and beverages ready to go. We were greated at the door to Tropical hideaway with big smiles from Martin and Julie with Martin holding a tray of his fabulous rum punch! They took the time to show us our room and they let us know where everything was. We spent our week with 3 other couples we knew and we all just relaxed for the first time in years! We never ever wanted to leave the pool! Martin and Julie had a phone in the pool bar with menus so you can order food. Their store was packed with food and drinks and all we had to do was walk up the steps to get what we wanted. When we wanted to take a boat trip they helped arrange everything. They got us in contact with the nicest and best taxi driver I have ever met and he helped us the whole trip! He was amazing!! They helped arrange for Elfic the singing chef to come and cook for us. Julie and Martin joined us for dinner and music. It was a magical evening that I will never forget! We ate and drank some of Martins rum punch and Julie and Martin made us dessert! Elfic sang the sun down and with the amazing views from Tropical Hideaway. I honestly cannot say enough about how wonderful Tropical Hideaway and Julie and Martin are! I do not have 1 single negative comment to say about our 6 nights there except that i wish I could have stayed longer.
My wife and I discovered Bequia on VRBO/HomeAway when we saw a banner ad showing the beautiful infinity pool at Tropical Hideaway. After doing some research we decided to visit and stay in the Palm Cottage at Tropical Hideaway because of the privacy and beautiful harbor views... and are we glad we did! Tropical Hideaway is truly a hidden gem and Bequia is the Caribbean of 50 years ago. Non-commercial and uncrowded we found a tropical island paradise with a relaxed pace of life one could come to get used to... island time!
Our hosts Martin and Julie (who spent 10 years building this incredible place) provided an "over-the-top" experience for us. Photos don’t even begin to capture how magical this property is. They are completely committed to serving their guests, having thought of every creature comfort we needed from food and beverages upon arrival after a long day of travel, to providing us with pool and beach towels, full-size shampoo and conditioner, and elegant silk robes in the closet for us to use. They were always available for a chat and happy to provide advice on places to go and things to do. Tropical Hideaway also has a convenient onsite store that provides an extensive meat/fish/seafood selection, dry goods, wine and spirits… all at local market prices. You can even buy a bottle of Martin’s delicious Rum Punch!
We spent a week on the island and have only just begun our discovery. We will definitely be back and will certainly stay at Tropical Hideaway on our next visit. Thank you Martin and Julie for your hospitality and creating such awesome memories for us! Hope to see you again soon!
Having travelled to Bequia annually for the last 20 years I thought I'd found some of the most gorgeous properties on the island already, but nothing prepares one for the spectacular views to be found from Tropical Hideaway's unmatched hillside location on the rather exclusive Bequia Estate.
Palm Cottage stands alone to the side of the main house within lush tropical planting so is totally private while still enjoying the same outlook.
The self-contained unit comprised of an extremely comfortable large double bed, ample hanging space, a sitting area & small but fully stocked kitchenette (including coffee, tea & fresh milk in the fridge), & an immaculate shower room (stocked with full sized shower products).. The movie choice on the ultra modern TV was beyond compare but with the natural beauty to be seen from the lovely balcony, it was completely irrelevant.
The pool... Wow! Huge, infinity edged, glorious, with a swim up bar & coral stone terrace. Must be the best by far on the island.
The hosts, Martin & Julie, couldn't have been more charming or helpful & while available if necessary to help book taxis or tables for dinner, were not a constant hovering presence as is often the case with room rentals.
As is probably obvious by now, I can't recommend this fantastic property highly enough
very nice property everything is very modern and of great quality
services provided were also very good very friendly and helpful owners
The place is beautiful. Martin and Julie are wonderful people. We would definitely go back!
Our second visit to Tropical Hideaway and our second stay in Palm Cottage. A few changes. The garden is more magnificent and the rum punch tastes even better. I think Martin has the secret. I am going to go back again to get the recipe!
Bequia is a beautiful, peaceful island and to stay at The Tropical Hideaway is the icing on the cake. Thank you Julie, Martin and Corrie.
Beautiful Bequia (pronounced bek way) is an undiscovered paradise, the Caribbean of 20 years ago. Covering an area of only 7 square miles, Bequia lies in the warm tropical waters of the Caribbean Sea. It is just a short plane hop from the ever popular Barbados and next to the renowned Mustique, both favourite islands of the rich and famous. It is the largest of the Grenadine islands known also as the ‘jewels of the Caribbean’ and is blessed with several pristine, white sandy beaches many of which are totally natural and undeveloped.
If you want resort hotels, nightclubs and beaches full of sunbeds, don't come to Bequia. If you want to discover the undiscovered, visit our beautiful Island, enjoy the uncrowded pristine white sandy beaches, swim and snorkel in our safe and warm Caribbean waters and experience the genuine friendliness of the local Bequian people.
Bequia is an all year round destination with daytime temperatures consistently averaging between 24C (75F) and 30C (86F) throughout the year. A "chilly" evening in the winter months (January to March) might see a low of around 22C (72F) and in the summer months the temperature will occasionally reach 32C (90F). Trade winds bring cooling breezes for most of the year and the famous Christmas Winds bring stronger breezes and livelier seas, perfect for the keen sailor.
The "dry" season from December to May coincides with the "high" season for visitors, with clear sunny skies, low humidity and minimal rainfall. The Island is totally reliant on rain for its water, so the arrival of the "rainy" season in May/June is always a blessing. The warmer, summer months of May to November are a welcome mixture of occasional showers, sunshine and light breezes, with the isolated heavy downpour. Showers are usually short and mainly come in the night.
Bequia is far south in the hurricane belt, and although tropical storms will occasionally approach in the peak months of August to October, most disturbances either pass to the north or dissipate before they reach the Grenadine Islands chain.
Please note the so called “rainy season” is not a particularly reliable statement any more as the seasons have become very mixed and variable. The weather forecast for our part of the Caribbean typically states, ‘Sunshine with a mix of cloud and occasional showers’. It does reflect the changing climate and weather patterns and seems to be accurate for most of the year. At least the forecaster can never get it wrong.
Having two dive shops and around 24 dive sites, Bequia is a divers paradise. Our diverse marine environment includes relaxing reefs, wall dives, drift dives and even a few wrecks. You can still dive and snorkel away from the crowds in crystal clear waters with reefs that are still pristine. Our abundant and diverse sea life ranges from 100’s of species of Tropical Fish, Octopus, Sea Turtles and Sea Horses to name but a few. Bequia has it all and will satisfy beginners trying out snorkelling, scuba divers who wish to take a Padi course and experienced divers wishing to go on an exhilarating dive. Looking for an adventure? Try Discover Scuba with one of our two dive shops and enjoy a shallow reef dive with one of their experienced instructors.
We now have available our brand new forty page 2016 guidebook about Tropical Hideaway and the Island of Bequia. It has detailed information about local services, the fun things to do, our local restaurants, day trips to nearby islands and a wealth of other information invaluable for anyone intending to visit our beautiful island. To read our complimentary guidebook please go to the very bottom of this page or visit our website, scroll down the Tropical Hideaway 'Welcome' page and click on the guide book.
Barbados is the main International airport for the area and SVG airlines have a late afternoon 40 minute flight into Bequia that connects with most International flights.
Direct flights from the US/Canada
Jet Blue has direct flights from Boston, New York, Miami and Fort Lauderdale.
American Airlines has direct flights from Miami and Charlotte.
Delta has direct flights from New York and Atlanta.
Air Canada has direct flights from Toronto and Montreal.
West Jet has direct flights from Toronto.
Direct flights from Europe
British Airways has direct flights from Gatwick.
Virgin Atlantic has direct flights from Gatwick and Manchester.
Thomas Cook has direct flights from Manchester in the peak holiday season.
Condor has direct flights from Frankfurt
Direct flights from Brazil
GOL Airways has direct flights from Sao Paulo
Direct flights from Columbia.
Avianca has direct flights from Bogota
Flights within the Caribbean include Liat Airlines and Caribbean Airways.
SVG Air also fly from St Lucia to Bequia Thursday to Tuesday.
You can also use the cheaper Liat flight into St Vincent and take the 60 minute ferry to Bequia. This flight is too late to connect with the last ferry which means a night in Barbados or St Vincent