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“Tropical Perfection”
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Evenings at Tropical Hideaway are always a beautiful experience
The beautiful coral stone seats by the Gazebo and what a view The beautiful Pool House is very well furnished and has quality appliances
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Evenings at Tropical Hideaway are always a beautiful experience
The beautiful coral stone seats by the Gazebo and what a view
The beautiful Pool House is very well furnished and has quality appliances
The kitchen area is very spacious and has professional quality equipment throughout
This lovely veranda has stunning views overlooking the Caribbean Sea
Beautiful views of tropical gardens  and Admiralty Bay from the Pool House bedroom
The heated Infinity Pool has a swim up Pool Bar is rated one of the 10 best pools in the Caribbean
One of the entrances to the Pool House is  through the sunken Pool Bar
The Infinity Pool with one of the Pool House veranda's on the bottom right
Evenings at Tropical Hideaway are as beautiful as the days are
Beautiful Bequia. Charming, friendly, unspoilt with pristine white sandy beaches
Princess Margaret Beach. Simply stunning. 5min by car or 20min walk to the island's best beach
Snorkelling around one of Princess Margaret Beach headlands can be very good
Princess Margaret Beach. Beautiful white sand, uncrowded, unspoilt and totally safe.
A stunning nightime photo of the Infinity Pool and Tropical Hideaway Villa behind
Sunsets can be stunning from Tropical Hideaway and this photo is taken from the sunken Pool Bar
The heated Infinity Pool is suitable for all year round use and has the most amazing views
The living area has patio doors leading onto a covered patio with beautiful views of the sea
The Gazebo day bed adjoins the Infinity Pool and has stunning views of the Caribbean Sea
Sunsets can be incredible and this photo is taken from the Gazebo day bed
Views from the Gazebo day bed are stunning and are forever changing as ships come and go
The adjoining patio area is very large and is furnished with sun loungers, tables and parasols
Looking from the kitchen area to the main bedroom with beautiful views of the bay
The main bedroom has sliding doors leading to a patio area. A barbecue is nearby
The fully equipped kitchen has a 6 burner cooker and fridge freezer with icemaker
Sunbathing on the hammock with an amazing view. Simply lovely
One of my favourite views. Sunset over the Infinity Pool. Simply breathtaking
Another sunset, another day and another incredible view
The Worlds largest sailing ship on the edge of the Infinity Pool. Simply breathatking
The open plan bedroom leading off from the living area
The dining area next to the kitchen has a lovely round table complete with ash wood chairs
The internal dining area is very spacious and is equipped to the very highest standards
The living area is well furnished and has a lovely veranda overlooking the Caribbean Sea
The large pool patio area in front of the pool has plenty of chairs, sun mats and parasols
Nearly 60ft long, the Pool House is spacious, very private and luxuriously furnished throughout
Lovely views of the Infinity Pool and the Caribbean Sea from the Gazebo
The night time ambience at Tropical Hideaway is stunning
One of the Pool House veranda's. A great place to relax
The kaleidoscope colours of the Caribbean Sea match the Infinity Pool
The natural stone pebbles blend in so well with the Caribbean Sea
The Infinity Pool is tiled using natural stone pebbles and heated for all year round use
The living room patio has a hammock, cartwheel table and rattan style lounger armchairs
The West facing veranda has beautiful sunset and Caribbean Sea views
The stunning Infinity Pool overlooking the Caribbean Sea with Hamilton Fort on the right
The views are always changing as sailing yachts and ships come and go
Beautiful sailing ships come and go giving us an ever changing view
The place to be.... Sunset in or around the Infinity Pool is simply amazing
Another lovely day ends with a beautiful sunset
The Infinity Pool in the evening is simply stunning
This is actually a real sunset taken from inside the Infinity Pool.
A photo of the Infinity Pool as it is being slowly filled with water
The Gazebo with the barbecue area in front as seen from the path to Hibiscus Cottage
This stunning photo was taken on a busy New Years Eve  from inside the Infinity Pool
Be careful you don't float over the edge
Floating in heaven as one guest said
The views looking over the infinity edge are amazing
The  famous World cruise ship on the edge of the Infinity Pool
Looking over the Infinity Pool from inside the sunken Pool Bar
Another sunset and another day in paradise
Sunbathing mats on the coral stone pool deck
This very large and luxurious bathroom is tiled with natural Coral
The spacious and well equipped dining and kitchen area
The beautiful white sandy beach of Princess Margaret. 20 min walk or 5 mins by car
Snorkelling is good around both the headlands on Princess Margaret Beach
Princess Margaret Beach. The best on the island, pristine, safe and totally unspoilt
Lovely Fay selling some of her souvenirs on Princess Margaret Beach
Princess Margaret Beach. Crystal clear water, pristine, safe and unspoilt
Princess Margaret Beach. Unspoilt, pristine with crystal clear water
Jack's Bar on Princess Margaret Beach serves excellent food
The pontoon at Jack's Bar. Princess Margaret Beach
An aerial view taken with our drone helicopter
The Infinity Pool with the view of Admiralty Bay in front
Tropical Hideaway is surrounded by lush natural forest
The recently restored Belmont Walkway leads to 3 of Bequia's best beaches.
The Belmont Walkway as it climbs around the headland joins the 3 main beaches together
The world famous Frangipani Hotel on the Belmont Walkway
There are two excellent dive and snorkelling shops on Bequia
Tropical Hideaway is surrounded by lush natural forest and has the most amazing views
Tropical Hideaway has the most amazing setting and views of the Caribbean Sea
The Infinity Pool has dramatic views overlooking the Caribbean Sea
Your hosts Martin and Julie on Princess Margaret Beach
Tropical Hideaway as seen from afar
There are many dayboats and sailing yachts offering a day charter to nearby islands
Getting married on the beach is a dream for many and can easily be arranged.
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Richmond, Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

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lauren_m...
Kingstown, St. Vincent
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“Tropical Perfection”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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My experience at Tropical Hideaway was absolutely fantastic. The accommodations are above and beyond anything I have been offered in the area, the prices are very reasonable, and the property is absolutely breathe-taking. Martin and Julie are the most wonderful hosts; they really make it feel like home. I cannot recommend this property highly enough - I will most definitely be returning!

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Liked best: The view from the infinity pool is incredible!
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Sharon V
Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
“Spacious, elegant accomadations - exceeded my expectations”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

The Tropical Hideaway Pool House was perfect for my vacation with my brother. There are two separate bedrooms so we each had our own space. The kitchen has full size refrigerator and stove and made it so easy to fix simple meals from vegetables we purchased in town. We had two verandahs facing opposite directions (one east, the other west) so we could be in the sun or the shade no matter what time of day. The roofs over the verandahs covered them enough so we could sit outside even in the rain and not get wet. We spent most of our time outside so didn't really take advantage of the living area with couches and tv, but that would have been great to have if the weather had been rainy for hours at a time. The cross breeze from the verandahs and the ceiling fans made it very comfortable so we never used the air conditioning. I loved the fact that we were just steps away from the pool - I fixed breakfast and took in up on a tray to eat in the morning sun most days. I also liked the privacy of our verandahs.

The Pool House is wonderful all by itself but the hosts, Julie and Martin, make the experience of staying there even better. They stocked the kitchen with some basic foods - bread, cheese, eggs, a few vegetables, beverages, tea, coffee so we had food the day we arrived without having to shop or find a restaurant right away. Later in the week they provided a basil plant and bananas from their tree. Because they live in the main house right there on the property, they were readily available for any questions we had about the area - where to shop, directions on getting some place, recommendations for restaurants or beaches. They met us at the airport and drove us back for our return trip.

The location was great - only a ten minute or less drive into town or a beach. And I could walk to one beach in about 30 minutes (it was down a steep hill, but quite doable). The view from the verandahs and the pool were just amazing - I never tired of them. Watching the sunset and the clouds move across the sky and the boats in the harbor.....just wonderful.

What I liked best was how at home I felt after just a couple of days. I felt safe and relaxed and very comfortable. I will definitely recommend the Pool House to friends - and hope to go back again before too long.

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Liked best: The view, the pool area.
Liked least: The steep road driving up to the property.
Travelling group: Other
Your age range 50-64
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“A fantastic family holiday in a beautiful location!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2013 for a stay in March 2013

This was our second trip to Bequia and as we were travelling with children we thought an apartment would suit us better than a hotel. Tropical Hideaway must be the best house on the island. Really beautiful design and the most stunning views. The pool house was perfect for us. We had lots more space than we would have had in a hotel and better facilities: direct access to the pool, a private terrace to sit out on (although we spent most of the time by the lovely pool), a fridge with an endless supply of ice and fresh drinking water, a washing machine (cuts down on luggage when you have kids!). My children were also impressed with the TV and on demand Disney films!!

Tropical Hideaway is well located in Belmont Estate, this is a very central location and close to St Margaret's Beach and Port Elizabeth. We hired a jeep from Gideon and he delivered it to the house for us. The house is very secluded and not overlooked with pretty gardens. The swimming pool is probably the nicest I have ever been in with panoramic views. Martin and Julie were really helpful throughout our stay, local knowledge really helps you make the best of your time here. We had excellent food everywhere we ate. Martin showed us round the other rooms available to stay in, they were all of an excellent standard and the penthouse was amazing. Every room has a great view. Pool house is perfect if you have younger children though, if they were older I would let them have their own room for some peace!!

Lots of things to do, the beaches on Bequia are very clean and never busy. A trip to the Tobago Cays is a must, you always see the turtles when you snorkel off the beach here. We also went over to Mustique, however I think Bequia is much nicer! Mustique didn't really feel like the Caribbean, but I'm glad I can say I've been there! We should have done more, but time seems to fly and we were more than happy relaxing by the pool.

We will definitely be back in the near future and would recommend to anyone looking to stay on Bequia be it for a long holiday or just a stopover. Many thanks for a great stay.

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Liked best: Fantastic views and the best swimming pool!
Travelling group: Young Children
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BiancaZRa...
Montreal, Canada
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“I would give them 10 stars!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2013 for a stay in October 2012

I am from Montreal, Canada but currently living in St Vincent for Medical School. As such, I grew up taking exciting vacations with family as well as seeing beautiful Caribbean destinations while living down here. No other experience lives up to staying at the Tropical Hideaway. It is literally breathtaking and every inch of the property is perfect.

Julie and Martin have done an incredible job of designing their home, that they graciously share with visitors. We stayed in the pool house and at every room, we were just as impressed with last. It is spacious, bright perfectly designed for a pool-side room. The kitchen is absolutely stunning and had everything we needed and more. We were not sure how much cooking we would be able to do, so we only brought the makings for sandwiches but could have probably made a full course meal! For those who don't want to lift a finger, Julie and Martin provided menus for local restaurants that would deliver. Perfect!

The beds offered the best sleep I have had since coming to St Vincent, and perhaps even before. As medical students, we do lack sleep and we even felt guilty taking naps while the outdoors were so gorgeous.

The infinity pool! Perfect temperature, crystal clear water, swim up bars and the best view of the Bequia harbor. We spent so much time in the pool, day and night. My favourite spot off the pool was a little gazebo that you can swim up to that had an enormous mattress and about a dozen pillows. There is a flat screen TV in there but for me it was the perfect spot to curl up with a book.

This truly is a "tropical hideaway" as it is removed from the bustle of tourist life on Bequia. An absolutely perfect place to spend a weekend or week-long vacation. Very well priced for the experience you will get once you arrive. Can't wait to go back!

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Liked best: The infinity pool
Liked least: Having to leave!
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 18-24
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Daria C
Pickering, Ontario, Canada
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“Wow! Wow! Wow! Amazing property with breathtaking views...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2013 for a stay in February 2013

We have truly found paradise on earth! The Tropical Hideaway far exceeded our expectations in all areas and you will find that the photos on the website do not exaggerate anything, in fact any photos of that amazing swimming pool cannot possibly do it justice although we have tried via our photo attachment below. The entire property is an amazing feat of architectural, engineering, and design genius and the attention to detail and the unique quality materials throughout are incredible. Martin and Julie are wonderful and gracious hosts who go out of their way to make your stay perfect regardless of what defines your version of perfect.

As we have friends on Bequia, Martin and Julie suggested a pool party might be in order and they helped us with the planning of that, including sourcing in advance, some special ingredients from their supplier on St. Vincent. Our holiday was further enhanced by the new friends we made who were also guests in other accommodations on the property. Turns out we were all like minded so we got together and planned a pot luck supper including fresh lobster that our hosts helped to secure (very cheaply too!). They also opened up their large covered patio and BBQ for our use and of course, joined in the party. The 3 beautiful Bengal cats (Tonga, Trini, and Tobago) and Missy, the sweetest rottweiler we have ever met topped off the experience. It was wonderful for us to have pets on the property but if you're not an animal lover, that's OK as they are not the 'in your face' kind of pets if you wish to keep your distance. We adopted Tonga during our stay and were sorely tempted to sneak him out in our luggage but Martin was on to us so that plan was thwarted! Overall, this was the best vacation experience we have ever had and we have done a fair amount of travel including 5 previous trips to Bequia. Tropical Hideaway is it from now on!

In the 'Recommendations' section of this review I have checked both the 'Older Travelers' and 'Families with Young Children' boxes but would like to clarify that one must be fit enough to manage some stairs and small children would need to be closely watched. My 79 year old father and his slightly younger lady friend accompanied us and they had no difficulty getting around but we would recommend flashlights for night time for those whose vision might not be perfect. The paths and stairs are very well lit but a little extra lighting helped my Dad ensure his footing at night. He said he would return in a heartbeat.

Thanks again Martin and Julie for providing the most amazing and wonderful vacation experience. We've already told our friends they have to go. We expect Dad and Barbara will submit their own review.

Until next time,
Russ Blakely and Daria Chase
Pickering, Ontario, Canada

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Liked best: The pool, the Bengals, the view and the amazing starry skies.
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Extended Family
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nerli315
Kingstown, St. Vincent
1 review
“The most breathtaking location in the Grenadines.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2013 for a stay in August 2012

I am originally from the US, but am living in Saint Vincent currently for my career. My best friend decided to fly down and visit for about 2 weeks in August of 2012. I arranged a chartered yacht tour of the Grenadines and tried to wow her with all that the islands have to offer. She was indeed impressed. We chose not to visit Bequia on the yacht tour as it’s the closest island to St. Vincent and another friend of mine and I thought it would be best to travel there separately. We often take the 45 minute ferry from St. Vincent to Bequia to spend the day or weekend on the beach. Typically on our trips over we play it by ear and just end up lodging somewhere that has an opening since there are tons of little hotels all over the island. The night before traveling to Bequia we found a travel magazine at a restaurant that had photos of the Tropical Hideaway. The three of us fell in love with the villa pictures and knew we had to try to book a room. We actually made a few calls prior to finding the villa, but luckily it was low season so many places were closed. We called Martin and Julie and to our surprise they still had the pool house vacant. We instantly booked and traveled up the mountain the next day via taxi.

The road to the villa is quite steep since it is literally situated in one of the highest spots on the mountainside. Martin greeted us upon our arrival and was very friendly and helpful. Since the villa is a private establishment, we stopped at the stores in town and bought some food and drinks to bring along. He helped us carry our belongings as he gave us a mini-tour on the way to our Pool House. My friends and I are quite chatty, but as we walked to the back of the villa (the side that faces the ocean) our jaws dropped and we fell completely silent. The view was literally breath taking. Once we got inside of the Pool House we were speechless again. The décor is beautiful and relaxing, the kitchen fully equipped, and the bathroom just to die for. Martin and Julie stocked our fridge with milk, bread, butter, and marmalade just in case we needed it. Coffee and teas were provided in the room as well. They also put together a binder with information about the Villa, how to use the entertainment system, and menus/contact information of local restaurants that deliver to their location. There was also a special note about their pets. They have a large Rottweiler named Missy and a few Bengal cats. My friends and I love animals so we agreed that Missy and the cats could roam the property while we were there. If you are not an animal lover or are scared of them, do not worry! Martin and Julie were clear that they could put all the animals away in their respective areas to stay away from us if we desired so. Anytime I was out of the pool I actually lured Missy into lying next to me since she was so loveable.

Martin and Julie have thought of every single detail to make their guests feel at home and pampered. They put plush towels and toiletries in the bathroom, dressed the super comfortable beds with soft linens, and even stocked the pool house with board games. Walking up the stairs to get to the pool itself, automatic lights turn on so that your path is well lit. Once we got into the pool, I was convinced that the pool was filled with Fiji drinking water because the chemistry and temperature were perfect. There were perfectly placed flat screen TVs, underwater seating with foot rests, and quite possibly the most comfortable cabana I have ever taken a nap in. I crawled in to take in the views from a new perspective and between the combinations of wine, the fresh air blowing through my hair, and the comfortable cushions and pillows in the Moroccan style cabana I was lulled into a nap.

My friends and I couldn’t bring ourselves to leave the infinity pool area. Martin and Julie joined us in the pool (they asked first just in case we preferred to be alone) around sunset time. The sun setting lit up the marina and the ocean. Add that to the list of breathtaking and romantic sites! Since it was dinner time, Martin and Julie were running into town to pick up some food and they offered to get food for us as well so that we didn’t have to leave the villa. I believe the restaurant was called Sailors and the conch curry and wings were delicious! After dinner, my friends and I continued to lounge by the pool and eventually found or way to our beds. We kept the doors open (with screens in place) and let the fresh air put us to sleep. We all woke up feeling rested and rejuvenated. Martin and Julie took us on a tour of the property. Each and every cottage is remarkable. I have actually already reserved the Infinity Room for my birthday weekend because I fell in love with the bathtub! Since the ferry for St. Vincent didn’t leave until 4:30, they permitted us to stay on the property longer especially since they did not have guests coming into the Pool House that night. My friends and I decided that of all the crazy and beautiful things we had seen on our yacht tour and travels through the Grenadines, the Tropical Hideaway was the most spectacular.

I would highly recommend Tropical Hideaway to everyone! A few of my couple-friends have stayed there already and they too fell in love with the establishment. I think that the prices are extremely reasonable for the location and amenities. If you are looking for a refreshing, rejuvenating, or romantic experience…this is definitely the place for you.

Thank you Martin and Julie for being amazing. I will never forget you or the Hideaway.

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Liked best: I literally loved every single thing about the Villa! The views from every spot that you stand/sit in are breathtaking.
Liked least: Nothing. Every single detail was spot on.
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
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Megan R
Kent, Ohio, United States
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“One of the most beautiful places on earth”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012

I was visiting my friend who is living in Saint Vincent. We decided to take an overnight trip to bequia, but had not made reservations to stay anywhere. The night before we left we found a travel magazine that had photos of the tropical hideaway. Instantly I knew we must try to stay there. However, with it being the low season, and many places being closed, and our last minute planning I wasnt sure they would be available. But with our great luck we arrived on bequia called Martin and Julie and they were able to take us in for the night in the pool house!!!

After looking at the extremely beautiful photos online, we were shocked when everything was better and more beautiful than we could have imagined. Martin was there waiting for us when our taxi arrived and was more than helpful carrying some of the essentials we picked up in town down to our room. Upon walking onto the property it was difficult to make it down to our room as we stood speechless at the amazing view. Once we made it down to our room, everything was again even better and more amazing than we had expected. The bathroom was gorgeous, the beds extremely comfy, and the tv had everything you could want. The pool house even came with many board games etc, unfortunately as we only had one night we didn't get a chance to enjoy them! Not wanting to waste a minute we were quickly in our swim suits enjoying the wonderful pool, which we barely left for the duration of our one night stay.

When it came to designing this home Martin and Julie thought of everything. From the amazing layout of the various cottages ensuring gorgeous views for everyone, to the small details of perfectly placed bottle openers. Seats and ledges at the edge of the pool make for a perfect viewing area. Additionally, the seats at the poolbar and poolside cabana even have a perfectly placed ledge underneath them so you're not left with your feet hanging. Julie mentioned that the poolside cabana (equipped with a flat screen tv with just about every channel, movie, and music selection you could want) was still a bit "rough" as they had just gotten the cushions and put a sheet on them and were still waiting on the covers. However, I think her definition of rough and ours was quite different as we thought the cabana was heaven on earth just as it was.

After spending the day in the pool Martin and Julie joined us in the pool for the gorgeous sunset. As we were only staying one night we had not arranged for food, and hadnt brought anything except some snacks. We intended to run into town and grab a quick bite, or upon learning they had made arrangements to have some local restaurants deliver take out via a taxi do that. However, after enjoying the sunset Martin and Julie informed us it happened to be their take-out night, and they were running into town to grab some food at sailors and bring it back home. They so kindly offered to take our order and pick up our food for us, enabling us to stay and enjoy their beautiful home instead of having to run into town!

The next morning we enjoyed some of the breakfast foods they had been nice enough to leavemin our room upon arrival. As we didn't do much cooking, I didn't get a chance to utilize the kitchen, but just looking around there seemed to be everything and more that you would need. After breakfast it was off to another relaxing day poolside. We had asked the previous night, and they kindly agreed to show us a brief tour of the property, as we happened to be the only guests that night. After touring the cottages and other rooms, I can tell you there is no such thing as a room without a view here. The infinity room has a bathtub that is to die for, the poolhouse is pefect families (or a couple of friends as was our case), and it's difficult to say which of the cottages offer a better view!

They do have several pets running around the property. This for us only enhanced our trip, as we were missing our pets from home. The dog, missy, is amazingly friendly, and Julie was kind enough to let her come out and play with us!! The bengal tiger cats are absolutely stunning! However, they did mention if guests are not quite the animals lovers we are, they are more than happy to keep them put away.

Martin and Julie seem to only be looking to improve things as they asked several times if there was anything we could think of to make our stay more enjoyable/anything we would like to see added in the future. However, each time they asked we all stood looking blankly at each other as there seems to be nothing they haven't already thought of. After working on the home for 8 years they said their still finishing some things, so I imagine things will only get even better with time!

My only regret was that we only had enough time remaining in my trip to stay one night. I find myself being extremely jealous of my friends on Saint Vincent as they are so close, and will probably get to return before I do.

If you find yourself traveling to bequia this is THE place to stay! If you're traveling to Saint Vincent, I strongly suggest taking the short ferry across to bequia and staying at the tropical hideaway!

Thanks again for everything Martin and Julie, and I hope to be returning again sometime soon!!!

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Liked best: The stunning views
Liked least: That we had to leave
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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