About the property
- Studio625 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2. Beautiful Accommodation and Amazing Views
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 ‘PALM and HIBISCUS 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.
The private INFINITY STUDIO offers easy access to the Infinity Pool and is surrounded by lush Tropical gardens just a few steps down from our car parking and reception area. The accommodation is very popular with our guests and is the 3rd most highly awarded accommodation in Bequia. Bearing in mind there are a few hundred vacation rentals on Bequia and that the 1st and 2nd most awarded properties are both part of Tropical Hideaway, being 3rd is a tremendous achievement. The accommodation is simply stunning and offers a combination of luxury, privacy, space and affordability that is hard to come by these days. The room measures around 9m (30') in length and nearly 5.8m (19') wide and is very spacious. The views from the veranda are spectacular. A solid oak, queen size, four poster bed is positioned centrally in the room and to the right of this is a small kitchenette complete with sink unit, 2 burner gas hob, fridge, combination microwave oven, toaster, kettle, cafetiere, espresso maker, blender and a complete range of high quality cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery. An ice bucket is supplied and complimentary ice is available from the Pool Bar icemaker or the staff.
A spacious en-suite toilet and shower room leads from the living area and this has oak furnishings with granite tops and luxurious fittings throughout. Walls and floor are finished using natural coral stone tiles. The shower has a built in seat and is finished in natural stone pebble and coral to a very high standard. A window looks out over tropical gardens and the harbour. A complimentary range of organic bathroom toiletries are provided, together with top quality luxury bath linens, robes and pool towels.
Two pairs of patio doors lead onto colonial style covered veranda's with archways above, ensuring the room remains cool and bright yet protected from strong sunshine and any passing tropical showers that keep the gardens colourful and vibrant. The surrounding stone decked patios include an authentic Thai cartwheel coffee table with views of St Vincent island, Admiralty Bay, lush tropical gardens and the surrounding forested hills. Another patio has stunning views looking out onto the Infinity Pool and the Caribbean Sea. A bistro style breakfast table is positioned here allowing you to dine Alfresco style in beautiful surroundings. You can also relax in a lovely hammock swinging under the arch.
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.
Martin & Julie Mansfield
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About Martin & Julie Mansfield
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 Studio in 1998
Why Martin & Julie Mansfield chose Belmont
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!
What makes this Studio unique
Tropical Hideaway and the Infinity Studio 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.
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
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Paradise in Bequia
My husband and I had planned to vacation in St. John, USVI, in March 2018. However, after the island was the direct hit of 2 hurricanes in the fall of 2017, we started looking for an alternative destination. Having been to Bequia for a day about 15 years earlier while on a Windjammer cruise, we became intrigued with the idea of returning. The smallness and intimacy of the island held a definite allure. While researching lodging possibilities on Bequia, we found the website for Tropical Hideaway and looked no further!
The property if fairly new and boasts a beautiful Infinity Pool overlooking Port Elizabeth. We stayed in the Infinity Suite, one of only 5 units currently on the property. The suite was large, comfortable, beautifully decorated and provided more storage than anywhere I have ever before stayed! Each unit has a kitchenette which we used to prepare a couple of breakfasts and dinners. The property has a store supplied with fresh foods, frozen entrees, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and other items to serve their guests. Our room was just steps away from the Infinity Pool and deck area. Needless to say we took advantage of the Infinity Pool with it's stunning view of the town and Admiralty Bay, the pool bar, deck and cabana areas. Tropical Hideaway is so lovely, quiet and relaxing that we chose to stay at the resort a couple of days to decompress and enjoy the tranquility. The hosts at Tropical Hideaway, Martin and Julie, do an excellent job of creating an atmosphere where guests get to know one another, watch the sunsets together from the Infinity Pool, and enjoy each other's company. A hike or taxi ride down to town or beaches gives an opportunity to appreciate the local culture and many fine restaurants and bars. Sailing, snorkeling and scuba trips are all available for those who are interested. The 7 square mile island of Bequia is clean, friendly, safe and a haven in the Eastern Caribbean! Tropical Hideaway must be one of the finest properties on the island with hosts Martin and Julie way ahead of the curve in providing everything necessary for a perfect get-away. We would love to return and spend more than a week next time!
una vista insuperable!
Un lugar increíble!! La vista y comodidad de las habitaciones es insuperable. La piscina tienen que verla por ustedes mismos.
La recepción y amabilidad de Martin y Julie es sorprendente.
Realmente recomendamos este lugar a cualquier persona que busque un lugar lindo y tranquilo.
Esperamos volver pronto...
Best I can imagine as idyllic
The property itself is beautiful. The studio we stayed in was large and ample. The pool unimaginably beautiful and the best for me, the covered gazebo full of large pillows and cushions to read your book or stare out at Admiralty Bay. Not any better than This!
Incredible Setting and Villa
Like many have already stated, the Tropical Hideaway villa is an absolutely fantastic place to spend a vacation. Martin and Julie are extremely welcoming hosts & owners, that have put an enormous amount of thought into every detail throughout the villa. I am almost somewhat hesitant to write this review, as I want to keep it secret! As the location is somewhat remote, the villa features a well-stocked pantry with everything you could buy locally at a grocery store. This is incredibly convenient and the vacuum packed meals are of the same quality you can have made at a restaurant down in the bay. The views from the infinity pool are spectacular and one can easily get lost in observing the ships in the cove and watching the sunset every night. Overall, one of the best places my wife and I have stayed on vacation.
Superb location with wonderful hosts
We recently returned from a two week stay at Tropical Hideaway staying in the Infinity Studio.
What an absolutely superb location with wonderful hosts in Martin and Julie. Bequia is such a wonderful Caribbean island and remains unspoilt with great charm and warm friendly people. We always felt safe where ever we travelled, either on foot or by car.
T.H is everything and more that has already been written in previous reviews. Attention to detail is second to none while the intimate setting offers wonderful privacy if guest so wish or can mingle with other guests (usually around the incredible infinity pool) in this 5 accommodation facility.
We stayed in the Infinity Studio tucked away only a few steps from the pool area which was wonderful as my wife and I could swim any time day or night. The accommodations are well furnished and the staff really goes out of their way to keep the facility impeccably clean and tidy. We rarely need to use the air conditioner as there was nearly always a cooling breeze which was most welcome when sleeping. If you’re looking to get away from the "all inclusive" resorts this for us was a fabulous way to go. We shall be going back for sure, Thanks Martin and Julie for helping make our vacation undoubtedly one of our best ever!!
Amazing place!!! Amazing view!!!
Since we arrived at port of Elizabeth, Julie picked us up and transfer to the infinity Studio. From that point we knew we had contacted some great people. Once we got to the Infinity Studio, the service staff greeted us in a very friendly, then we meet Martin who welcomed us to infinity studio; while Julie gave us welcome cocktails. Martin took care to explain everything about what was offered (they have all the information necessary, well documented and with all provisions of the case), then we went to the pool area, one of the most grandiose infinity pools we've been, where you can see one of the best sunsets in the Caribbean Sea and a wonderful night lighting and pool bar (the pool is heated at night). The grille and exterior of the studio are built in perfect harmony with the nature of Bequia. The location of the Studio allows easily walk to the beaches of Friendship bay and lower bay beach and even to the same port (the walk is very enjoyable in the evening). Every time we needed something we had always the advice and help of Julie & Martin. Even Julie could organize us a full day tour to Tobago Cays, making all necessary contact and coordinations with Mako Tours, we spend such a great moment there. Our general conclusions are: If you want to relax with everything you need and more in a real paradise, you should stay at Tropical Hideaway, you will find the tranquility of nature caribbean, great views, good food, beautiful beaches, and the most important: wonderful people!!!
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 favorite 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. GETTING HERE 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.
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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 Please visit tropicalhideawaybequia for the latest special offers & availability