|Minimum Stay||1 - 7 nights|
Tropical Hideaway is a luxurious boutique style property, offering accommodation in the ‘Tropical Hideaway Villa’, consisting of the fabulous ‘Infinity Studio’ on the lower pool level and an incredible ‘Penthouse Suite’ encompassing the entire top floor. The spacious ‘Pool House’ which is fully equipped, has a second mezzanine bedroom and adjoins directly onto the stunning Infinity Pool and ‘HIBISCUS COTTAGE and Palm Cottage’ which are both very private and enjoy the most amazing views of the Caribbean Sea.
Specializing in couples and small groups, Tropical Hideaway can accommodate from 2 to 12 guests in an informal, private and relaxed atmosphere. All are available to rent either individually or as a collective group and we pride ourselves with our genuine friendly service and the experience we afford our guests.
Set in over 4 acres of pristine natural forest all five accommodations have private veranda’s with jaw dropping views that will literally take your breath away. Vibrant and mature tropical gardens surround each property creating a peaceful and relaxing ambience. All accommodations offer private facilities to the highest of standards and have bedrooms and bathrooms that are spacious and luxuriously appointed. Well laid out kitchens allow you the convenience of preparing your own meals and to dine Alfresco style on your own private veranda.
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.
HIBISCUS COTTAGE is the most highly rated property in Bequia and is our most popular accommodation at Tropical Hideaway. Hibiscus offers absolute privacy and such incredible views that quite simply will take your breath away. Some guests on arrival are so overwhelmed they become speechless.
Measuring approximately 8m (26’) wide and with a large covered veranda on the front, this accommodation is the perfect choice for two people wanting the luxury, intimacy, privacy and space that your own cottage provides. It is reached along your own natural stone pathway and down a board walk with steps. The walk is beautiful and takes in the lush tropical gardens of Tropical Hideaway and a hillside garden of mixed fruit trees and colourful Hibiscus plants in a stunning array of colours. Please note that Hibiscus Cottage is situated 67 steps down from the Infinity Pool and pool patio area (we will always help carry your bags). It does however provide absolute privacy and the views are simply stunning. The sunsets here can be breathtaking, the green flashes magical and, if you are lucky enough to be here on a full moon, the shimmering moonlight reflecting on the ocean will take your breath away. It certainly is worth the short one minute walk.
Please note Palm Cottage, which is identical to Hibiscus Cottage, offers alternative accommodation (without the 67 steps) on the same level as the Infinity Pool and has stunning views overlooking Admiralty Bay.
Hibiscus Cottage is a stunning octagonal shaped studio, is spacious, light and airy and furnished to the highest of standards. 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. Egyptian cotton bed linens, quality latex memory foam and natural feather pillows, luxury bathroom towel sets, pool and beach towels are all supplied as standard. Two cane and rattan armchairs provide a very comfortable seating area and the panoramic 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. The well laid out kitchen has a sink unit, 2 burner gas hob, fridge, combination microwave oven and grille, toaster, kettle, cafetiere, Moka espresso maker, blender and a comprehensive range of high quality cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery. An ice bucket is supplied and complimentary ice is available from the Pool Bar ice maker or the housekeeping staff.
A spacious en-suite toilet and shower room leads from the open plan living area and this has a complimentary range of toiletries, organic shampoos, conditioners and soaps, together with quality bath linens, robes and pool towels.
The latest HD 40” flat screen TV gives access to our in-house entertainment system supplying high definition films, TV, music and Internet radio. The television is positioned to allow viewing from both the comfort of your bed and the sofa seating area. Usb charging points and Wi-Fi is supplied and for those really hot days when the cooling Caribbean wind has taken a rest, you can turn on the air conditioner until the breeze returns. A quality ceiling fan is positioned over the bed.
All windows are fully screened and the patio doors have sliding insect screens allowing you to have the doors and windows open and still enjoy the ambience of outdoor living without ever getting bitten. We take very seriously our guests health and well being and having a fully screened and mosquito free environment should be an important factor when choosing your holiday accommodation. At Tropical Hideaway you can sleep soundly at night safe in the knowledge that there are no biting insects or mosquito's in your room.
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, blender 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.
Over two hundred 5 star reviews on various well known review sites are testament to 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 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.
*** TROPICAL HIDEAWAY CURRENT SPECIAL OFFERS ***
*** Discounts of up to 30% ***
These discounts are being offered on all accommodation at Tropical Hideaway and vary depending on your month of travel. E.g. 10% discounts for January, March and December, 15% discounts for April and November, 20% discounts for May, June, July and August and 30% discounts for September and October. Please note all prices shown here include the above special offer discounts.
*** Complimentary luxury bathroom toiletries *** These organic toiletries are being offered to all bookings across our entire accommodation range
*** Complimentary transfers to and from the local ferry or airport *** These are being offered to all bookings of 5 nights or more.
*** Complimentary food and beverage welcome packs *** These are being offered to all bookings of 7 nights or more and include a welcome bottle of wine, local beers and soft drinks, bottled water, orange juice, bread, cheese, margarine, tinned tuna, eggs, seasonal salad items, tea, coffee, milk, sugar, olive oil, hot pepper sauce, salt and pepper.
A smaller welcome pack is also being provided for 5 night stays.
The above ‘Special Offers’ are valid for any bookings confirmed in 2016 and taken during 2016, 2017 and 2018. These are genuine offers that may be withdrawn without notice and at any time.
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 occasionally 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
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.
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.
What more can I say ............. Come see for yourselves!
Tropical Hideaway and Hibiscus Cottage have one of the finest hillside locations on Bequia and coupled with the incredible heated Infinity 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.
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 comprehensive website, read our latest 5* reviews, browse through our stunning photographs and download our complimentary 2016 40 page information guide for visiting Bequia and make your dream a reality.
We stayed at Tropical Hideaway in December spending 6 nights in Hibiscus Cottage and 5 in the Penthouse. I couldn't tell you which one to stay in as they are both perfection in their own way. Hibiscus Cottage is completely private, down some steps from the beautiful Infinity pool.
There is a seating area as you go in with an internet TV which the owners have packed full of all the latest movies and TV Series. Although the panoramic views across the bay will keep you more than occupied. The kitchen area has everything you will need. Spotless shower room with plenty of shampoo shower gels etc. There are mosquito screens to all windows, which gave my partner piece of mind. There is even a washing line behind the cottage to hang your swimsuits out. The food and beverage pack is five star. Numbers for taxis, takeaways, local restaurants, places to see are all listed in the cottage.
Martin and Julie the attentive but unobtrusive owners have thought of everything. I cant imagine anyone ever wants to leave.
Our trip to the Island of Bequia was our first Caribbean Holiday. The occasion was the marriage of our son. All together, both families totaled 11 people. Tropical Hideaway was our collective 'home' for one week. My wife and I had the thrill of staying in Tropical Hideaway Hibiscus. Everything about Hibiscus and the entire T H complex was very special: gorgeous setting, exceptional accommodations, lush gardens, the breath taking infinity pool, a stunning view of the ocean, and very special warm and gracious hosts, Martin and Julia. Hibiscus Cottage I think offered the best space: a very spacious living area and kitchen, a perfect bath room, a wonderful private deck overlooking the hillsides and ocean complete with stunning humming birds, a fantastic entertainment center... It can't be overstated: the architecture, the design, the attention to detail, the furnishings... totally first rate! Anyone who chooses to stay at Tropical Hideaway will have a thrilling, comfortable and thoroughly delightful experience. The memories we have will last a life time and I'm confident in saying that anyone who chooses to stay at Martin and Julia's Tropical Hideaway will have made a perfect choice!
From the minute we arrived in Bequia on the ferry from St. Vincent we knew our stay on the island would be memorable. Bequia is a beautiful and quaint island with incredible charm, friendly people, and amazing beaches.
Our hosts, Julie and Martin, were incredibly hospitable and helpful hosts. Julie was at the ferry terminal to pick us up. Julie gave us a wonderful tour of town and the paths to get around, and the different local businesses to visit. When we got to Tropical Hideaway, Martin immediately welcomed us with the best rum punch on the island while their friendly staff brought our bags to our cottage. Martin and Julie gave us a very thorough tour of the property and all of the amazing amenities. Martin and Julie are very knowledgable about the island and what to do and where to go. Throughout our stay, they were endlessly helpful in recommending things to do around the island and the best ways to get around. We came during the low season and found that many of the popular charters weren't running but we really wanted to go snorkeling in the Tobago Cays. We are particularly grateful that Martin and Julie used their personal contacts to connect us with a guide that could take us to the Tobago Cays.
One of the great perks about Tropical Hideaway is the provisioning service that Martin and Julie provide on-site. They stock many basics, fresh fish, wine, beer, and alcohol that can be purchased through them for the same price as the local stores. The best part is grilling your own fresh fish in their stone grill pit while looking out over the bay.
Tropical Hideaway is a spectacular property and perfectly located up the hill which allows for amazing views of Admiralty Bay and a cool breeze off the ocean. We instantly fell in love with the pool area which includes breathtaking views over the infinity pool, a shaded gazebo with lounge cushions and the pool bar where we could keep our own drinks. The property is ideally designed for a relaxing and peaceful getaway and every small detail has been thought through. It is a short walk down the hill to the beautiful beaches, restaurants, and shops.
Our cottage, the Hibiscus cottage, is completely tucked away from the rest of the property--67 stairs down from the pool area--which gives it amazing privacy. We felt completely secluded yet connected to all the Tropical Hideaway and Bequia had to offer. We were so sad to leave our week in paradise and will absolutely be back again.
My wife and I had the good fortune to stay at Tropical Hideaway this past week. It was a milestone birthday as well as a milestone anniversary trip and important that the property we chose to mark the occasion was very special, intimate and allowed for a big exhale from the busyness of life. It turned out to be all that and so much more!
After reviewing the many options of where to stay on Bequia, we settled on the Hibiscus Cottage at Tropical Hideaway. We are so very glad we did! Through hard work, vision and attention to detail, Julie and Martin have created a magical place in the Caribbean on an Island that is reminiscent of the Caribbean many years ago. From the moment Julie met us coming off the ferry and Martin greeting us upon arrival at Tropical Hideaway with his infamous and deliciously potent rum punch, their warmth and attentiveness to every little detail during our stay was very appreciated. Whether it was making sure we had hot coals burning on the grill to cook some local lobster, ensuring that our provision requests were in our fridge upon arrival, or available to answer questions, they went above and beyond without ever being intrusive. Martin and Julie’s attention to their guests extended to their support staff as well. Annie, Keisha and Marlon make you feel welcome and relaxed and help keep the beautiful gardens and grounds well tended and the entire place immaculate.
The entire Tropical Hideaway property is well thought out and envelops you in absolute comfort and unbelievable views. The beautiful Hibiscus Cottage was very private, provided breathtaking views, was well appointed and felt like our home almost immediately. During our stay we met some great people by the infinity pool and shared many stories, laughs and lifelong memories. At the invite of our new friends and through Martin and Julie between guests, we were also able to tour the other accommodations at Tropical Hideaway. Each lovely accommodation was a unique oasis on to itself, and would make it difficult to decide which one to choose next visit (though we absolutely loved Hibiscus).
We have been fortunate over the years to visit many islands and different properties, thinking that life is too short for repeats. Well, Tropical Hideaway has changed our minds in that respect, it is that special. An extraordinary facility owned and managed by extraordinary people. We would highly recommend Tropical Hideaway on that special island that is Bequia.
This property was everything we were looking for. We had the privacy we craved and the accomodations were perfect. This is an Island where you step back in time just far enough to be able to unwind and totally relax. It is quaint, charming and welcoming.
The Hibiscus Cottage had glorious views and everything you need in a clean, well appointed cottage. The owners are very special people who do everything they can to make you trip what you want it.
This is a very beautiful property. Very well maintained. Martin and Julie are wonderful hosts. The pool is spectacular and it is a short walk to beautiful beaches. The Hibiscus Cottage is very quiet/clean and the owners have every convenience covered.
The island is not crowded and there are many restaurants to choose from. If you want peace & relaxation, this is the perfect property to go to.
My husband and I recently stayed in the Hibiscus Cottage at Tropical Hideaway in Bequia. Martin & Julie were phenomenal hosts and the property was absolutely stunning! We loved the Hibiscus Cottage because not only did it have a spectacular view on its spacious porch, it also had a kitchen so we didn't feel that we always had to eat out. Cooking our meals and eating on the porch overlooking the bay was actually one of our favorite things to do! On another note regarding the property, the infinity pool was extraordinary! We enjoyed relaxing in the sunshine quite a bit while we were there.
As we were doing a bit of island hopping during our holiday travels, Bequia itself was the highlight of our trip. While this was due greatly to Tropical Hideaway, Bequia was also our favorite island because it is not incredibly built up with tourism. We thoroughly enjoyed exploring the island, meeting the local people and we felt we truly were able to live "island life". While there were people selling things here and there, no one was pushy at all. It was fun to experience the grocery store (where you buy eggs individually) and really engage with the culture of Bequia as we walked the streets. We found everyone to be helpful along our way. We enjoyed Princess Margaret Beach and Lower Bay Beach - two different afternoon trips that we took. Jack's beach front restaurant was delicious and right next to the action on Princess Margaret Beach. We also REALLY enjoyed Mac's Pizza - it was fun to order and have them deliver to Tropical Hideaway! The Bamboo Chute had the best bacon in the world - that is NO exaggeration!!! The new walkway from Princess Margaret Beach over to town was really neat and a great way to get from place to place.
Overall, Bequia and Tropical Hideaway were the absolute highlight of our trip! If you are even thinking about staying there, THINK NO MORE... it IS the right choice!
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.
We now have available a free 24 page guidebook with information about Tropical Hideaway and the island of Bequia. It has detailed information about local services, the fun things to do on Bequia, 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 free Information Guide please 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 Air have a late afternoon 40 minute flight into Bequia that connects with most International flights.
Jet Blue flies from Boston, New York, Miami and Fort Lauderdale. American Airlines fly from Miami and Charlotte. Delta flies from New York and Atlanta.
Air Canada flies from Toronto and Montreal. West Jet flies from Toronto.
British Airways fly from Gatwick. Virgin Atlantic flies from Gatwick and Manchester. Thomas Cook flies from Manchester in the peak holiday season.
Condor flies from Frankfurt. GOL Airlines fly from Sao Paulo. Avianca flies from Bogota. Airlines that fly within the Caribbean include Liat Airlines and Caribbean Airways. Liat fly Barbados to St Vincent.
SVG air also have flights from St Lucia to Bequia daily (except Wednesday). St Lucia is served by the same airlines above.
Prices quoted are for 2 guests and include all discounts
Tropical Hideaway has 5 separate luxury accommodations **Penthouse Suite** Palm & Hibiscus Cottage**Pool House**Infinity Studio**
If your preferred accommodation is already booked, some of our other lovely suites & rooms may still be available
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