1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2. Beautiful Accommodation and Amazing Views
Martin & Julie Mansfield
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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Our Bequia Adventure Made Perfect
There simply are not enough superlatives in the English language to adequately describe our experience at Tropical Hideaway & our time on Bequia. We had 9 absolutely glorious nights on Island with Tropical Hideaway as our home. From Julie's smile greeting us at the airport & Martin's (much appreciated after a long day of travel) arrival rum punch (best on Island, BTW), our experience just kept getting better and better. Throughout our arrival tour of the property, our "WOW's" kept getting bigger with every step and turn of a corner. As we entered the infinity pool area, I was truly rendered speechless. I have to admit the overwhelming beauty of TH & our view of Bequia got me quite misty eyed on more than one occasion. We chose the Infinity Studio for our stay, and we could not have been happier or more comfortable. It was spacious, beautifully decorated and had been immaculately cleaned (they have a wonderful staff for housekeeping, cooking and gardening). We fell asleep every night with the 2 screened sliding doors open to the sound of Mother Nature. We never needed the AC. The welcome pack of sundries and groceries included with our 9 night stay was incredibly generous. We both love to cook, and we ended up enjoying most of our meals prepared either ourselves with items purchased throughout the week from the TH on-site store or with the delicious, ready-made meals prepared on site at TH (our favorite was the fish curry & plantains). We ate each of these meals al fresco on our private patio. We learned to use a french press for our morning coffee. Martin & Julie have thought of EVERYTHING. One of my very favorites, besides the infinity pool, lush & tropical landscaping, rum punch and Hairoun, is the plethora of music they have on their server, which we listened to in our room every single day. I HIGHLY recommend that you make the time to have a group dinner with Martin & Julie and the other guests for sharing a great meal and fellowship and to hear some of their sailing adventures and their story of pouring their hearts and souls into Tropical Hideaway.
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...
When we saw this view for real...it seemed like heaven will be!
Great covered lounging bed overlooking the sea and a pool to die for will always be in our heads. Lucky to have spent a week here!
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.
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.
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.