|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 ‘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.
PALM COTTAGE is a very popular accommodation at Tropical Hideaway and offers easy access, privacy and stunning views overlooking Admiralty Bay. 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.
Palm 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 ‘alfresco 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 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 Palm 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.
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!
We stayed there for a week for our 25th wedding anniversary after finding the property online. We were seeking a small, out of the way island, with beautiful mountainside ocean views, non-commercialized (like the way the Caribbean used to be!), and a small charming property that was very private. Tropical Hideaway did not disappoint! The location, photos on their website and the family story sold us. The property is quite extraordinary with stunning views!
The buildings are architecturally beautiful, with great attention to details, immaculate tropical grounds, highly maintained, excellent amenities, and probably the best infinity pool on the island (mind blowing actually!). Fabulous sunset watching! The Palm Cottage was perfect in every way: private, quiet, first class island-style octagonal cottage, nice detailed finishes, roomy, nice small kitchen, fabulous window wall to the view (with screens), beautiful high wood-finished ceiling!, nice bathroom, good air conditioning unit for sleeping if needed, and amazing views of the harbor. The large covered balcony is perfect for relaxing and where we had breakfast every morning! You could sit there for hours enjoying the lush landscaping, hummingbirds, rainbows in the sky and sailboat watching. The kitchen had everything we needed - including a great view & sliding door access to the balcony. The large infinity edge pool is only a short walk away (100+ feet), but Palm Cottage still has it's own private views. If you wish to cook on the grill, you'll never find a better view to cook by!
The owners are very accommodating, make you feel welcome and right at home. It is wonderful to stay where they go out of their way to make you comfortable! We highly recommend staying in the Palm Cottage and would absolutely like to return in the future!
Some places we enjoyed: Princess Margaret Beach, the Belmont Walk along the harbor waterfront is fabulous - don't see this on other islands, Gingerbread Café, Sugar Reef Restaurant, Papa's Bar & Grill in Port Elizabeth, Bequia Beach Hotel for cocktails & dining, Jack's on the Beach, FireFly restaurant, Step-Down Bar for local ambiance and fresh caught lobster, meeting the friendly locals, driving around the island with gorgeous views every turn!
Another great stay at Tropical Hideaway Palm Cottage. This was our second stay at Palm Cottage and I cannot say enough about the place. It is more than a 5 star facility. We are always treated like family by everyone at the facility. When we arrived we were greeted by Julie and Martin with welcome home. Even the helpers were there to greet us with the same warm message. We returned to meet up with 3 other couples we meet there last year which we all became good friends. We introduced a new couple this year and they are planning on returning next year as well. The place is kept very well and when we arrived we had a nice surprise in the fridge with all the essentials to cook breakfast the next morning and also had a bowl fresh fruit and vegetables for the next day. We had many laughs and good times in the pool which is amazing and Julie and Martin would join in with us on some of our activities which was so nice. They are very helpful and knowledgeable regarding the island. Another great feature at Tropical Hideaway is Julie and Martin had food and drinks that may be purchased at the site. This was another really great touch as some days we just stayed at the pool and got our fish or sausages which were amazing and just did a barbeque. Tropical Hideaway is a true gem. I cannot say enough about the staff the hosts and the facility. If I could rate it higher than a 5, I would. We were sad when we had to leave. But hope to return again . Thank you Julie and Martin for a wonderful Stay
Dianne and Randle from Canada.
The nicest place on the island. If you aren't sure where to stay go to Tropical Hideaway. You will enjoy the view and the wonderful company.
I really cannot say enough about our stay at the Tropical Hideaway. From the moment Julie picked us up a the airport to the moment Martin dropped us off everything was better than our expectations. Martin and Julie are absolutely delightful and warm, and really helped us enjoy our time on Bequia. The room was fantastic, and all of our needs had been anticipated. Our unit was stocked with a supply of food and beverages, and there was a vase of flowers. Staff was also helpful and respectful. But, the best part for us was getting visited by the owner's three Bengal cats! They visited us at the pool (an amazing pool!) and came to see us in our room! Very sweet to have charming pets while on vacation. :) And, Martin's rum punch is a winner, which he shared freely! Thank you for a perfect vacation! We recommend the Tropical Hideaway without hesitation and we plan to visit again!
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.
The setting on the side of the hill and the views at Tropical Hideaway are sublime. This was our second visit staying in Hibiscus Cottage in 2013 where the accommodation was perfect. This time we spent part of our stay in Palm Cottage which has a similar layout to Hibiscus with excellent facilities and for the remainder of our stay we were very fortunate to spend it in The Penthouse Suite. The Penthouse is very spacious and has luxurious furnishings and a bed that must be 7 feet by 9 feet wide. There are plenty of areas outside and inside to sit and read and there is the added benefit of the gym for those who want too lose a few pounds.
The icing on the cake are Julie and Martin who are always available to answer your questions and usually provide a Rum punch get together on the veranda overlooking the pool. Everyone who was there during our stay booked for 2015.
If you are fit and don’t mind a challenging walk then this is the place for you, of course you can always get a taxi from Port Elizabeth for a very reasonable rate.
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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