|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.
All our accommodations are spacious, light and airy and furnished to the highest of standards. Beds have luxurious mattresses with Egyptian cotton bed linens and a choice of pillows. There is ample seating and storage space close at hand. Luxury bathroom towel sets, pool and beach towels are all supplied as standard. Cane and rattan armchairs provide very comfortable seating areas and the panoramic views looking out over the verandas are absolutely stunning. Large and private verandas have bistro dining table and chairs, allowing you to dine ‘alfresco style’ and enjoy the ambiance of the outside environment. Well laid out kitchens have 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.
Spacious en-suite toilet and shower rooms have 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. Quality ceiling fans are positioned over all beds.
All windows are fully screened and 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 villa 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 we say ............. Come see for yourselves!
Tropical Hideaway is built on 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 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.
Tropical Hideaway has to be the best accommodation on Bequia. The individual cottages and penthouse have all been designed, to be private, but to also maximise the breathtaking views over the bay. The stunning infinity pool with swim up bar and stone seats is an ideal location to while away an afternoon. The gardener Marlon keeps the grounds immaculate.
The Penthouse exceeded all expectations. Its beautifully designed with quality furnishings. On the ground floor there is a well equipped gym. A spiral staircase leads you up to the large outdoor living area with hammock, swing seats, internet TV, large sofa area, leading out onto a curved private balcony overlooking the infinity pool and the bay. The kitchen has everything you will need. I loved the open, but also private bathroom, which is situated to the side of the living area. There is a large walk in wardrobe, and the biggest bed I've ever slept in. I cant fault anything about Tropical Hideaway, its perfect!
The beaches, restaurants and town are a 20 min stroll down the hill. All the information you will ever need about the area, best grocery stores , takeaway menus, taxis etc is all in the welcome pack. You can also order bottles of rum, cases of beer wine etc from Martin and Julie to save you carrying it.
If you are looking for a laid back casual island, but with 5 star accommodation then look no further. Im sure the owners have missed a zero off the price, so book now before they realise!!
What a delightful stay we had at the Tropical Hideaway! This small boutique hotel is perfect for a quiet and secluded getaway. The owners, Julie and Martin Mansfield, have put a big potion of their souls and lives into this beautiful property and are the epitome of gracious hosts. I won't go into detail here, but you have to read their story which is on the TH website. Now to the title of my review. Martin designed an infinity pool which is the best we have ever seen. Our nephew, who is 27, came to Bequia to join us in a sailing cruise with Tradewinds Cruise Club (who recommended the TH to us) and we met him at the ferry dock to have him join us at our hotel for the day. I explained to him he was about to experience the best bar stool in the world. He had several questions, but I just said "wait, you'll see". The pool at TH has a little bar with swim up bar stools. Now the bar is self serve, so we put some beers in the refrigerator to have when visiting the pool. When our nephew came to the pool I asked him to sit at the bar right away and I set a beer on the bar for him and said "OK, now turn around and look" and his view over the edge of the infinity pool blended perfectly into the beautiful Bequia harbor and the Caribbean beyond. His comment was "Awesome! You are perfectly right. This has to be the best barstool in the world!"
The Tropical Hideaway is a unique and beautiful place to stay when visiting Bequia and a visit there is good enough reason to visit this small but beautiful island. And the Mansfields do everything possible to make sure your visit is a memorable one. Visit their website to learn more about their rooms and services and plan a visit. You will be glad you did!
I spent about two weeks in the Pool House room at Tropical Hideaways in Bequia in May-June of 2016. My expectations were high when I arrived based on the reviews and pictures I had seen, but everything was even better than I had hoped. The Pool House room was huge and had everything I needed and then some. There are two sliding doors on each end and two patios. The other exits come up into the wet bar for the pool. I could come from the pool directly into the bathroom and not drip all over the living room. The pool was as pictured and an absolutely perfect temperature for long term lounging, not cold when you stepped in but not hot so you could stay in the water all day. The hosts Martin and Julie were helpful from the first contact through the ride to the airport. They answered all my early emails promptly, cheerfully accommodated a change to my reservations dates, and were attentive but not intrusive throughout my stay. The provisions store they have was particularly helpful. They have all the basics at good prices and even cook some lovely one-dish meals you can buy from them. The fish pie was my favorite. You can get them fresh on cooking day or frozen later. And they come in heavy glass dishes so you can heat or reheat them in the oven or the microwave. Add some veggies from town and some wine and dinner is done. The staff was also very friendly and seemed quite happy and well-treated which is good to see. I was diving most mornings with Dive Bequia (also highly recommended), had lunch in town and then spent the afternoon in the pool before sunset from my patio. Truly a lovely stay at the coolest place I have ever stayed, and I travel a LOT. It is a little expensive, but I felt like I got more than my moneys worth. The pool alone was worth the price. And a pool with no children - priceless. I was there during low season and had it to myself for about three or four days during my stay. It was fun when other people came as well. The place attracts a high end type of person I think. Everyone was very nice and very interesting. All in all, one of my best ever vacations thanks to Martin and Julie and their lovely home.
This was our second visit to Tropical Hideaway and the owners Martin and Julie made us feel very welcome on our return. The location, pool, views and accommodation were just as good as we remembered them from 2015. The local restaurants and bars reflect the nature of Bequia, very relaxed with good quality food - something for every age group. Visiting nearby Islands and Cays is made easy due to the range of ferries, boats and water taxis available at the nearby harbor. We have already booked to return next year.
It is our fourth time to Tropical Hideaway, this is home away from home. Julie & Martin are extremely attentive to their guests and every year they improve their villa, rooms and services (small store at the villa with just about everything you can need) to facilitate your stay. Georgeous villa, rooms, view, pool... 20 min. Steep Walk to best beaches; lower bay, princess Margaret and to town Boardwalk. Taxi's are reasonable prices if you don't feel to walk. Favorite restaurants for lunch The reef and Jack Bar. Dinner; Fernando, L'Auberge, Sugar Reef, Figue tree, Mac's. All in all a beautiful get away and would recommend it to anyone who needs a little relaxation, you will definitely see us again!
We rented out the entire property for a week in July to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We brought along our five children and both sets of grandparents. From the moment we booked this trip, Martin and Julie were so helpful answering the many questions we had.
My husband and I stayed in the Penthouse Suite. The huge bed was so comfortable and the balcony that overlooks the pool and ocean is simply breathtaking. We enjoyed relaxing at night on the balcony with the entire family, swinging in the hammocks with the cool breeze. We did not have any problems with bugs or mosquitos while staying at Tropical Hideaway, although we did experience them while eating at some of the outdoor restaurants right on the beach. The Penthouse Suite has a full-sized refrigerator along with a stove and plenty of room for cooking.
My parents stayed in the Palm Cottage which is on the same level as the pool and the Infinity Cottage, where my in-laws stayed. These cottages are better suited to people who have difficulty climbing stairs and were perfect for our parents. The rooms were well-equipped to meet all of their needs.
Our three boys stayed in the Pool House and it was huge. There was plenty of room for everyone to spread out and have their own space and was very privately situated below the infinity pool.
Our girls stayed in the Hibiscus Cottage, which is roughly 60 steps down from the pool area. It is not a room for someone who has a difficult time climbing stairs, but if that's not an issue, you can't beat the privacy and view that this cottage offers!
I can't say enough about how accommodating Martin and Julie were. Martin arranged for us to hire a minister to preside over our vow renewal ceremony and he even took photos for us! Julie ordered flowers for me from St. Vincent and they were perfect! They helped us arrange taxi rides and even provided two cell phones for our use while staying at Tropical Hideaway.
I would highly recommend hiring Elfic the "Singing Chef" to cater a meal. It was well worth the price and his singing was amazing. It was the most memorable part of our trip. The taxi drivers were readily available and would generally arrive withing 10 minutes of our phoning. This was a fabulous vacation and we couldn't have asked for a better experience working with Martin and Julie!
My husband and I were blown away by the Tropical Hideaway property. The owners, Martin & Julie were gracious and accommodating for the booking throughout the entire stay. They are truly remarkable people as you will see if you choose to stay at their property and learn about their journey. The rental is clean, new, and comfortable. The furnishings are top quality and state of the art including the sound systems, TV's and dependable wifi. The infinity pool offers more than a swim as you can drink and dine at the swim up bar, nap on the veranda poolside bed or rest on the edge to gaze at the harbor, bay, mountains and sunset. The grounds are pristine and well manicured. Every step on the pathways offers a unique view overlooking charming Bequia harbor. My packing advice is to pack light as the island is very casual. If you like to cook and eat in occasionally, bring restaurant packets of condiments, peanut butter, and pre-packaged spices as this will save you buying large quantities at the small-rather limited-island grocers. I recommend ordering fresh bread from 'The Upper Crust' as they will deliver piping hot baked goods for free with 24 hour notice. There are excellent restaurants to choose from and a beach front favorite for lunch is Jack's Bar. This is located on Princess Margaret beach which is at the bottoms of the hill. Gorgeous Caribbean waters, clean, and sparsely populated with people. Astonishing!
Bring anti-itch ointment if you are prone to mosquito bites. Julie & Martin keep the property sprayed and plenty of personal spray on hand but when you venture off the property, you are bound to get a bite or two. Comfortable shoes such as hiking all terrains are best as the journey up and down the mountain to the rental property is steep and tiresome. Plan for 25-30 EC per trip if you hire a cab (and you will!) This is a dream property owned by wonderful people. You won't be disappointed.
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 shown are for 2 guests in the Infinity Studio and exclude 10% government tax.
Additional weekly rates in $ US as follows.
4 guests in the Infinity Studio and a cottage. May to August $3199. April or November $3402
6 guests with exclusivity in any accommodations Sept /Oct $5600
8 guests with exclusivity in any accommodations April or November $8925 or May to August $8400
10 guests with exclusivity April or November $10,283 or May to August $9681 or March or December $10,892
Prices shown include our special offer discounts currently being shown on our website. Please visit tropicalhideawaybequia. com for our full price list, our latest special offers and our very flexible accommodation choices, specializing in couples and small groups from 2 to 12 guests.