Caribbean Getaways:The ultimate Robinson Crusoe retreat; Moonhole,Bequia

10 Nov

Sources: Daily Mail Co

It could easily pass for a Bond villain lair or a secluded retreat for those who like to castaway and immerse themselves in nature.
Moonhole, a resort nestled under a rocky arch surrounded by the turquoise Caribbean waters, boasts five quaint houses now available for holidaymakers to rent.
True to its nautical theme, the idyllic cluster of properties on the Grenadine island of Bequia was built incorporating whalebone, driftwood and shells into each building’s structure for a rustic feel.

It is the ultimate Robinson Crusoe retreat – a secluded resort nestled under a rocky arch surrounded by the turquoise Caribbean waters

The natural paradise is called Moonhole, which boasts five quaint houses that are available around the arch to rent


True to its nautical theme, the idyllic properties were built incorporating whalebone, driftwood and shells into the structure for a rustic feel

Travellers can explore the stunning Bequia area by day, either by scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking, fishing or hiking round the impressive landscape.
And at night, guests can relax overlooking the sea on the terraces dotted around the picturesque location.

The history behind the adventurous house is as colourful as its Caribbean island location.
In the late 1950s Tom and Gladdie Johnston decided to leave behind their busy life working in the advertising business and have a change of pace running a hotel on the tropical Caribbean island of Bequia.

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Rainwater was collected from the roofs to use for washing and bathing, and rooms and stairways were constructed around trees rather than cutting them down.
As the news of the fairy-tale existence became more widely known, requests were put in by the Johnston’s friends for houses of their own near the rock.
Tom and Gladdie formed Moonhole Company Limited in 1964 and transferred the land titles to the company.
A further 16 more houses were built, including a commissary and office as well as living quarters for the growing Moonhole staff.

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