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Reviewed 29 June 2015

I came across The Sweet Retreat while browsing for an inexpensive, low-key hotel for a quick, 1 night stay on Bequia, and I could not be more pleased with the outcome. The Sweet Retreat is a quaint, 10-person bed and breakfast, tucked away on the far end of Lower Bay. We had the beach entirely to ourselves and were amazed... More 

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Reviewed 15 May 2015 via mobile

My sister and I stayed at Bequia Sweet Retreat Hotel and it was, at 46 years old, THE BEST vacation I've ever been on! Robert and Shelby are the best! We felt pampered without feeling smothered. And the beach!! THE best swimming! So clear! If you're lucky, you get to shower outside! All the rooms are great! Highly recommended for... More 

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Orleans, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 19 April 2015

This is a sweet retreat. Our room was very cozy with a fantastic view of Lower Bay beach. Robert & Shelby are wonderful hosts, very helpful too. Great breakfasts on the open air terrace. We loved it!!

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Thank Christine H
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 30 March 2015

This is a lovely B&B sitting on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Lower Bay is a wonderful beach for swimming, snorkeling and relaxing. The accommodations are simple but comfortable and the patio overlooking the ocean is fantastic. Robert and Shelby are wonderful hosts and make you feel truly at home. Cons are limited privacy, and it... More 

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Caerleon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 March 2015 via mobile

Another wonderful stay at The Sweet Retreat. Stayed in the cabana this year, it was amazing. Plenty of room, outdoor terrace, with amazing views over Lower Bay. With the added pleasure of an outdoor shower😃😢. Robert and Shelby are the perfect hosts . Always there for any advice needed and can tell some wonderful tales about the Bequia and its... More 

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Usk, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 March 2015

This was our second visit to the Sweet Retreat and it didn't disappoint. Robert and Shelby welcomed us like old friends. This time we had the brown room which has the most amazing views and a good size balcony for sun-downers. We loved it. Shelby's cooking was fabulous and the breakfasts even better than before. Her muffins are extraordinarily good... More 

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 February 2015

So many good things to say about Sweet Retreat. We stayed in the cabin above the main hotel (but then there are only 5 rooms). On the wide veranda we were above a star-fruit tree and a lemon tree. On our chairs and sun-loungers we had a fine and relaxing view over the bay, the yachts and the ferries. The... More 

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thebeachBequia, Owner at The Sweet Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and kind comments - we are enjoying a cup of the best coffee on the island as we write this!. We have since addressed the mosquito net issue & have replaced it & as always provide complimentary personal repellent & coils. Your constructive comments about the room information sheets are noted Thank you for... More 

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Reviewed 4 December 2014

My partner and I are going there for several year nearly every year. Need to get out of London to get some sunshine. One year we went for Christmas and January and got there again in late April and early May. I just booked it again for two weeks in February/March 2015 and invited my Friend's from Los Angeles to... More 

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Reviewed 10 May 2014

Large rooms with large comfortable beds. Good size bathroom both - room and bedroom tastefully decorated. Good size balcony with chair table, and sun bed. Incredible view of lower bay and Port Elisabeth. Shelly and Robert where perfect hosts. The layout for the breakfast table alone was the sweetest. An extraordinary breakfast with plenty of fresh coffee, fruits, coconut water,... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

We wanted so badly to give the Sweet Retreat an Excellent rating! The owners are wonderful, service-minded people who bend over backwards to enable us to have an amazing time (which we did) however ... due to three little items, we decided to rate this only as Average. 1. The rooms, although lovely, and spacious, and with an amazing view... More 

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thebeachBequia, Owner at The Sweet Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Karen & Dave Thank you for your kind comments about your overall experience during your stay The Sweet Retreat. As you know we live on the property and so we experience the same 'outside' influences as our guests. We agree the mosquito population was particularly active during your stay to the extent that the Government is fogging the villages... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Eco friendly boutique style hotel, tastefully appointed rooms, California king platform beds, private balconies, stunning views great service and dining. owners live on property and we run it personally, a minute from beach. Property was formally CoCo's Place and has undergone an extensive rebuild...but 'that' view is still here! We believe that the price you see should be the price you pay. All prices shown are inclusive of all taxes and service charges, continental breakfast. We also offer complimentary use of snorkeling equipment and beach towels as well as free secure wi-fi, parking and the gift of a Sweet Retreat beach bag. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Sweet Retreat

Address: Beach Rd, Lower Bay, Bequia
Region: Caribbean > St. Vincent and the Grenadines > Bequia > Lower Bay
Price Range: RM264 - RM773 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“The brown room is the most spacious and has the best views.”
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