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“Great time in Bequia at Tropical Hideaway”
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The incredible view from Hibiscus Cottage. It doesn't get better than this
Hibiscus offers absolute privacy, amazing accommodation and breathatking views
Hibiscus cottage has beautiful furniture and plenty of space to relax and wind down
The pool is solar heated and has several seating and relaxation areas
Jaw dropping views that will simply take your breath away
A birds eye view of the Infinity Pool
The stunning Infinity Pool overlooking the Caribbean Sea with Hamilton Fort on the right
A nightime view of the Infinity Pool and Tropical Hideaway villa
Al fresco dining on the patio is simply stunning
This stunning photo of a busy New Years Eve was taken from inside the Infinity Pool
The sunken Pool bar has incredible views over the Infinity Pool and the Caribbean Sea
Another beautiful sunset as seen from the Gazebo
Princess Margaret Beach- stunning. 5min drive or 20min walk to the islands best beach
The crystal clear, safe and warm waters of Princess Margaret Beach.
Good snorkelling can be found on the headlands either side of Princess Margaret Beach
The amazing vaulted ceiling in Hibiscus Cottage
Hibiscus kitchenette is spacious and very well equipped
Al fresco dining on the patio and what a view
Beautiful accommodation with equally impressive views
Princess Margaret Beach. Beautiful white sand, uncrowded, unspoilt and totally safe.
Hibiscus Cottage is well furnished, spacious, light and airy
The Infinity Pool has stunning views over the Caribbean Sea
Tropical Hideaway is surrounded by lush natural forest and has the most amazing views.
24' glass fronted patio doors open to reveal a lovely verandah with incredible view
The lovely vaulted ceiling in Hibiscus Cottage
The largest sailing ship in the World as seen from the Gazebo
The lovely Gazebo is the ideal place to relax, read or just look at the incredible views
The Infinity Pool is solar heated for all year round use
This stunning sunset was taken from Hibiscus Cottage veranda
Views overlooking the Infinity edge pool are amazing
Stunning views of the Infinity Pool and the Caribbean Sea beyond
A birds eye view of the Infinity Pool. Taken using a drone helicopter
A photo of the Infinity Pool as it is being slowly filled with water
The bedroom area is well furnished with quality oak furniture
The lovely view on Hibiscus veranda as the sun goes down
24' of glass patio doors open up to the most amazing views
Looking up at the Gazebo and Barbecue area from the path down to Hibiscus Cottage
Hibiscus Cottage has a well equipped kitchenette
The Coral stone seats and pebble tiles are a wonderful feature of the Infinity Pool
Another sunset, another day and another incredible view
Another stunning sunset with the largest sailing ship in the World
The recently restored Belmont Walkway joins 3 of Bequia's best beaches to the harbour
The Belmont Walkway. A firm favourite for many visitors to Bequia
The evenings ambience at Tropical Hideaway can be stunning
Tropical Hideaway is surrounded by lush natural forest
Beautiful white sand and a pristine empty beach. What more do you want
The beautiful white sandy beach of Princess Margaret. 20 min walk or 5 mins by car
Good snorkelling can be found on the headlands either side of Princess Margaret Beach
Excellent food can be found at Jack's Bar, Princess Margaret Beach
The pontoon at Jack's Bar. Princess Margaret Beach
Look out at the beach from Jack's Bar
You could be here looking at these incredible views
The pool deck has plenty of sun loungers, parasols and sun mats
The views are always changing as sailing ships come and go
What a view. Simply stunning
The night time ambience at Tropical Hideaway is stunning
This is actually a real sunset taken from inside the Infinity Pool.
The place to be.... Sunset in or around the Infinity Pool
The Gazebo day bed has stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and the Infinity Pool
Floating in heaven as one guest said
Evening time in the Infinity Pool
Martin and Julie your hosts on Princess Margaret Beach
Lovely Fay selling some of her souvenirs on Princess Margaret Beach
There are numerous boats to have a day trip, fishing or sightseeing to a nearby island
Getting married on Princess Margaret Beach is a dream for many
One of the two diving and snorkelling shops on Bequia
The world famous Frangipani Hotel on the recently restored Belmont Walkway
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Richmond, Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

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123Travel...
Shreveport, Louisiana
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“Great time in Bequia at Tropical Hideaway”
Reviewed 2 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

I recently returned from a trip to Bequia with my wife and young child (3 years old). We stayed at Tropical Hideaway and had a wonderful time. The property is luxurious and well planned -- the pool is amazing. We never had any troubles with mosquitoes, sand flies, or other pests on the property.

It was a great choice for our family, but is definitely not what one would consider "child proof". My child is fairly conscious of her surroundings and not a climber/jumper/crazy toddler -- so it worked well for us. Your mileage may vary, you know your child best. There are areas that have quite steep drops, and while these are railed safely for adults -- children could fall if not closely watched.

We really enjoyed the SONOS entertainment system on the property. There was a huge selection of music from many genres, most major release films from 2006 forward -- including about 35 Disney movies that kept my daughter entertained while we slept in.

Bequia is a wonderful island with a culture and people all it's own -- I encourage you to experience it with Tropical Hideaway.

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Daniel A
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“Amazing views, fantastic accomodations and an authentic island experience!”
Reviewed 10 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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Martin and Julie were such gracious hosts. They were available to chat or help with whatever we needed, but were never overbearing. The scenery was the most amazing I've ever experienced; whether from our Hibiscus cottage or swimming in the amazing infinity pool, looking down over the bay was simply stunning. Our room was very spaceous, clean and equipped with a small refridgerator and stove top we could cook our groceries and veggies that are readily available at the harbor (though our room was already stocked with cheese, wine, veggies, nuts, etc.) There are numerous good restaurants also when we didn't want to cook and we enjoyed L'auberge, Mac's Pizza and Sugar Reef to name a few. It's necessary to take a cab down to beautiful Princess Margaret beach, unless you are really fit to walk big hills. However, at $10 U.S it's cheaper than renting a car for the week in most places. Princess Margaret and Lower Bay beaches are very nice with clear blue waters and were not crowded in the least. The infinity pool on premises at Tropical Hideaway is amazing equipped with swim up bar to stock your own drinks which Martin and Julie can even order for you and also a Sonos music system which you can control right from your smart phone. Our room was cool with air conditioning, great shower and bathroom, and more movies than we could ever hope to watch. We enjoyed eating breakfast on the veranda every morning making omelets with eggs that might just be the best I've ever bought. I would highly recommend the Tropical Hideaway to anyone looking for an authentic island experience!

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Liked best: The infinity pool, beach and people of Bequia.
Liked least: Walk/cab rides to the beach/town. However, were cheap and readily available. Small price to pay for the amazing views.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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MinaMePit...
Pittsburgh
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“Best Holiday Ever”
Reviewed 10 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

What can I say? Tropical Hideaway was an absolute paradise. Everything that is represented on TH’s website is delivered and more. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, the infinity pool is amazing, and landscaping is lush and lends itself to a serene atmosphere. Martin and Julie, the delightful owners, couldn’t be more helpful and accommodating. They have thought of everything down to the last detail. The pool has a great sound system and a fantastic daybed in which to laze away the afternoon. Each room includes a starter pack of staples, coffee, tea, bread, eggs, beverages, etc. We prepared breakfast, sometimes lunch in the kitchen which is outfitted with stovetop, microwave, toaster and kettle. On this quiet island, it was great to be able to take advantage of TH’s excellent selection of in-room movies. One thing I can’t stress enough, follow Martin & Julie’s suggestions. If they suggest are particular grocery store, shop there; take-out from a particular restaurant, do so, etc. I have been to many Caribbean islands and am of the opinion that Bequia and TH fit my needs/personality. If you want to be laid back (which we did), you can do so easily here. Unlike St. Barth, there is no “scene” in Bequia, the purpose of your stay will be to relax and unwind.
We plan on seeing Martin & Julie (and their furry friends Missy and Tonga) again very soon.

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JimChampa...
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“Spectacular”
Reviewed 12 June 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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Fourth trip to Bequia, second stay at Tropical Hideaway. Last year we stayed at Palm Cottage. Both Palm and Hibiscus are 5 star excellent in all respects.
We like to cook and found the kitchen well-suited to our needs with proper utensils, sharp knives, nice plates, etc.There is no shortage of nice places to eat out in Bequia - we just like to cook.
The view from the cottage is stunning and we never tired of just hanging out on the porch drinking in the view (along with a rum punch or the local beer). Thee context of Tropical Hideaway is the island of Bequia. When you're at TH you feel like you're immersed in Bequia.
The TH pool is an experience all by itself as you feel like you could swim right out into the air. It's quite pleasant after a day on the sea (we travel to Bequia to scuba dive) to come back and watch the sunset with Martin and Julie and whichever guests choose to mingle. We've met some wonderful people around that pool.
Travel on Bequia is by taxi or rental car. We chose the rental option as it gave us a bit more freedom but we've done the taxi gig in the past with good results.
Groceries we generally bought at Doris' (she gives a 10% discount to TH guests). We also used Knight's for groceries. Produce is available at the little shops near the ferry area as is the fish market.
Having been to TH last year it felt like homecoming when we saw Martin and Julie again. They're good people working hard to make the stay a pleasant one for their guests. We very quickly felt more like friends than guests.
Tropical Hideaway is truly an excellent place and we do intend to return!

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Christa V
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“Beautiful, relaxing honeymoon”
Reviewed 10 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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We could not have asked for a more relaxing honeymoon in a more beautiful location. Tropical Hideaway and the Hibiscus Cottage were perfect for us. Our criteria for our honeymoon destination included:

- non-touristy location
- not too expensive
- plenty of privacy
- excursions and restaurants when we wanted to go out
- exotic beaches
- a swim-up pool bar (oddly specific, I know, but I've always wanted to use one)

Tropical Hideaway and Bequia checked all of these boxes and ended up far exceeding our expectations.

The Hibiscus Cottage was perfectly appointed, spacious and secluded and it’s clear that Tropical Hideaway's owners, Martin and Julie, thought of everything their guests could want or need. It was incredibly helpful (and relaxing) to arrive to a fully-stocked kitchen and refrigerator too. They were even sweet enough to include a bottle of bubbly for us! The cottage’s patio has a stunning panorama view of the bay and we spent a lot of time enjoying the breezes, reading in the hammock chair, admiring the sunsets and dining al fresco out there.

Martin and Julie were excellent hosts and at every turn, I was very impressed with their attention to detail. Whenever we needed anything, they were ready to help. They gave us complete privacy yet warmly greeted us when we saw them at the pool or came knocking at their office with a question. They even invited us and the other couple staying at TH for an evening of rum punch and nibbles on their patio overlooking the infinity pool and bay. They’re leading such an interesting life, it was wonderful to have the chance to kick back and chat with them. We also loved their sweet pets, Missy the dog and the three Bengal cats. They are great hosts too – they’ll leave you alone if you want your space but are more than happy to interact with you if you’d like. Missy happily accepted belly rubs from us on several occasions!

Bequia was easy enough to access from the east coast of the U.S., taking us about 14 hours from our front door to the front door of Hibiscus Cottage. The island itself is still a bit of a hidden gem (and a few fellow vacationers encouraged us to not tell our friends about it, in the hopes it stays hidden). Bequia offered the beautiful blue, clear water I imagined of a Caribbean paradise and lovely beaches…but we had them almost entirely to ourselves! There were maybe a few other couples or people strolling along the water each time were there, but otherwise it was like being on a private beach. As someone with fair, easily burned skin, I appreciated too that the beaches all offered shade trees, set back from the water.

Prices for most things in the grocery stores (we shopped at Doris’ and Knights) were pretty reasonable and we didn’t end up spending as much on food and drinks as we anticipated. Ate out a few times and most enjoyed Sugar Reef on the other side of the island in Industry Bay/Crescent Beach. Beautiful setting, delicious fish roti and strong (yet oddly inexpensive) rum punches. We also took an excursion one day on a motor boat out to the Tobago Cays and Mayreau; it was definitely a highlight of the trip to snorkel with giant sea turtles in their natural habitat.

A few things we’d recommend for anyone planning to stay at TH:
- Read the incredibly helpful booklet Martin and Julie wrote for guests and placed in each room. It’s chock full of information about Bequia, excursions, tipping practices, how to use the in-room TV/movie system, dining options and hundreds of other helpful tidbits. There’s also a fascinating photo book tracing the building of TH over eight years.
- Pack more sunscreen than you think you’ll need and a water shirt/shorts if you plan to snorkel. Sunscreen is very expensive on the island and the sun is strong.
- Comfortable walking shoes are strongly recommended for the hilly walk to and from TH and town. You could take a taxi for approx. US$12 each way, but walking helps burn off all the pina coladas.
- Bring your own peanut butter or any other food item you can’t live without. Certain imported things (like my favorite, peanut butter) cost a small fortune in Bequia.

We are so happy we chose to honeymoon in Bequia and stay at Tropical Hideaway's Hibiscus Cottage. It was everything we wanted plus so many more pleasant surprises. I’m excited for anyone who still has their first trip to Tropical Hideaway ahead of them and I can’t wait to make a return trip some day to discover even more. Thank you, Martin and Julie!

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Liked best: How easy it was to relax
Liked least: Walking up the hill from town
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Jessalex1...
Barbados
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“Pure Bliss”
Reviewed 22 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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When we decided to plan our next holiday, I spent hours and hours scouring the web and finally, after losing hope of finding the place, I stumbled onto Tropical Hideaway. After visiting their website and reading the reviews, I was sold. Everything you have read is true and I don't even know how to go about explaining how perfect this holiday was. It is exactly what you are expecting. Peaceful, stunning views, AMAZING pool, great hosts and a special little Island. We stayed for 10 glorious days in Hibiscus Cottage.

We live in Barbados so sometimes find that we are spoiled for beautiful beaches, however, Princess Margret beach (the closest one to Tropical Hideaway) was perfect. You can walk to this beach, which we did once, but it is a 20 minute steep walk down and we never braved walking back up. Lets face it though, I wasn't going for the beaches themselves, I was going for Tropical Hideaway!

Martin and Julie were overseas when we visited, which was a shame as we were looking forward to meeting them, however, we were fortunate enough to have Corrie there, (their daughter) who was wonderful. My husband had a massage from Corrie which he highly recommends. She was ready and willing to help with all of our queries and made several recommendations, which were much appreciated. Corrie also made a bowl of rum punch one evening which we finished up rather quickly in the pool as the sun was setting......the rest is a blur ;P

The ONLY thing I would have changed is that there is no freezer in Hibiscus cottage. This is such a small thing that I considered not mentioning it however, what kind of review would it be if I didn't point out something?!!? On the note, Hibiscus Cottage has no curtains. This is not a negative!!! At first I thought this was very strange but it is so private, you don't need them. When I woke in the night on our first night there, I no longer found it strange as the lights from the boats and moon were beautiful. I decided then that even if there were curtains, I would not use them!

We ate at Sugar Reef restaurant twice. It is a beautiful property and the food and service were excellent. We would highly recommend that as well as Mac's Pizzeria....I will not admit how many times we ate from there.....

The only day trip we did was The Tobago Cays, which was simply stunning. A highlight of the trip. Other than that, we spent most days in the pool with a cocktail in hand and it was, as the title says, "PURE BLISS"!

Five stars well deserved!

A special thanks to Corrie for being so wonderful! :D

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Liked least: Leaving
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Katie P
Southampton, United Kingdom
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“Stop searching and book it!!!”
Reviewed 27 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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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 unintrusive owners have thought of everything. I cant imagine anyone ever wants to leave.

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