British Virgin Islands

The Hideout White Bay

Price per night from$738.00

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (inclusive of taxes and fees) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD738.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Out-of-sight island stay

Setting

Sun-baked BVI

The Hideout White Bay is a beguiling, seven-villa hideaway on Jost Van Dyke island’s scenic same-name beach. It’s tucked away in one of the more secluded spots in the British Virgin Islands, so the ‘hideout’ moniker is well earned here. Climb the steps to your luxury cabin-on-stilts, slide open all that gleaming glass – hello, paradisiacal panoramas – and ease yourself into your private plunge pool to take in your tropical surroundings in total peace. Although you’ve probably come for the precious downtime, the laidback beach bar and restaurant on the doorstep offers a little taste of friendly island life. Daiquiri and conch fritters on the sands? Don’t mind if we do.

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

The Hideout has seven gorgeous villas, five one-beds and two two-beds.

Check–Out

Latest check-out, 11am. Earliest check-in, 3pm. Flexible check-in and check-out is subject to availability and should be requested in advance.

Prices

Double rooms from £569.03 ($738), including tax at 20 per cent.

More details

Breakfast is not served at the villas themselves, but you can either use your own kitchen facilities or head to Hendo’s Hideout from 10am for locally sourced fruit, home-baked pastries and other continental breakfast treats.

At the hotel

Landscaped grounds with lush tropical vegetation, charged laundry or private chef service on request. In rooms: welcome basket with water, ginger beer, snacks and chocolate, free WiFi, air-conditioning, smart TV, sound-system, Keurig coffee-maker with Starbucks pods, Stash teas, microwave, bathrobes, beach towels, and Neem Avenue bath products.

Our favourite rooms

Guest quarters at the Hideout White Bay are uniformly charming, with rustic-luxe touches everywhere, from the earthy wood interiors to the soft linens and wow-factor pendant lighting. Each swoon-worthy villa has its own plunge pool on the deck, the only major difference being the choice of a larger kitchen and extra bedroom. The garden-view rooms certainly make the most of the island’s natural tropical assets, but if we have to pick a favourite space, it’s the two-bedroom beachfront villa with an unobstructed view of the white sand and waves – yes, it’s just as heavenly as it sounds.

Poolside

Each guest villa has its own private plunge pool and access to the public white-sand beach.

Spa

There’s no spa on site, but treatments can be booked in your villa or on the beach through a mobile spa service.

Packing tips

Panama hat and picture-perfect pout.

Also

Because of the nature of the terrain and the stair access to the elevated villas, the hotel is not suited to wheelchair-users.

Children

There’s no crèche or kids’ club, but little Smiths are welcome to join you at the Hideout. You can request cots or extra air mattresses as required.

Sustainability efforts

All of the products on site, including cleaning products and the locally made toiletries by Neem Avenue, are eco-friendly and non-toxic.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

For us, it’s flip-flops off and straight onto the sand, taking our passionfruit margaritas and shrimp tacos to one of the oceanfront tables.

Dress Code

Shades, sunscreen and sandy toes.

Hotel restaurant

Hendo's Hideout, one of the island’s most well-known restaurants, is at your service for the duration of your stay. There’s a large covered area with shaded tables and a bar, plus picnic tables and parasols on the beach itself, where you can get a closer look at the swaying palms and bobbing seacraft. Lunch is served daily from 10am and dinner is served Wednesday to Saturday from 5pm. There are local seafood specials daily, fresh sushi on Thursday evenings, live music on Fridays, and a hearty brunch washed down with bottomless mimosas served every Sunday. Dishes meld Caribbean and international flavours – try pulled-pork tacos and burgers stacked sky high for lunch, or lobster ravioli, veal shank or veggie Pad Thai for dinner.

Hotel bar

The Hendo’s Hideout bar (open 10am to 8pm) is part of the restaurant and just as relaxed. Rock up in comfy beach casual wear, take a seat at the shaded bar and get started on a Delirious Donkey (citrus vodka, lime, ginger beer), or choose from the list of beers, wines and soft drinks.

Last orders

Don’t hang about if you’re hungry – dinner orders close at 8pm.

Location

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Address
The Hideout White Bay
White Bay
Jost van Dyke
VG1160
Virgin Islands, British

The Hideout White Bay is a luxury beach resort on Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands.

Planes

There are no direct flights from the USA, Canada, Europe or South America to the British Virgin Islands’ main airport (Tortola’s Terrance B Lettsome International Airport). So, you’ll need to catch a connecting flight through another Caribbean island airport, such as Puerto Rico, St Thomas, Antigua or St. Maarten, then arrive into Terrance B Lettsome Airport. Hotel transfers from here are available and priced by group, and take about two hours in total. Depending on your itinerary, you might instead choose to arrive at Auguste George Airport on Anegada or Taddy Bay Airport on Virgin Gorda, then arrange onward transportation to Jost Van Dyke.

Automobiles

You can walk everywhere on the island, as long as you don’t mind tackling a few hills on your hikes. But if you need to get where you’re going a little quicker, you can hire a car from Paradise Jeep Rentals. There’s a car park next to the welcome centre with free 24-hour parking.

Other

Antilles Helicopter Services and Caribbean Buzz Helicopters also offer airport transfers to and from Beef Island and St Thomas island. There’s a daily daytime ferry service from West End Tortola (via New Horizon Ferry), which costs $40 a roundtrip each person. If you’re travelling to the hotel independently, note that local taxi services are familiar with the ferry and flight timings and can help you island-hop to your destination.

Worth getting out of bed for

The main draw of the Hideout White Bay is the bay itself: a long, dreamy stretch of (you guessed it) white sand sloping into turquoise waters. The beach is an ace spot for all ages to hang out, whether they’re making sand monsters, picnicking or simply sunning themselves. The aforementioned waters are ripe for swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkelling and catamaran or yacht sailing. Guests also have access to the neighbouring volleyball court and family beach games. When the conditions are right, the naturally foaming Bubbly Pool is nature’s version of a Jacuzzi, and a good reward to aim for at the end of an island hike.

Local restaurants

Call ahead to book your table at friendly Harris’ Place, where the garlic-buttered lobster and key-lime pie come highly recommended, or Abe’s by the Sea for more top hospitality and fresh seafood served with rice, peas and slaw.

Local bars

Birthplace of the original Painkiller cocktail (dark rum, cream of coconut, nutmeg, pineapple and orange juice) in the 1970s, the Soggy Dollar is a must for its cheerful, relaxed vibes, fruity drinks list and casual dishes, such as lobster roll and coconut shrimp. Check out the long-running original Foxy’s Tamarind Bar and the newer Foxy’s Taboo for a signature rum punch, beach barbecue fare and – if you’re lucky – some live music.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this exclusive beach hotel on Jost Van Dyke and unpacked their beachwear and beads, a full account of their exclusive island break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside the Hideout White Bay in the British Virgin Islands…

You may have ferried, flown and taxi’d around the BVI to get to the Hideout White Bay, but you’ll soon switch off travel mode and settle in for your undeniably postcard-perfect stay. Courteous staff greet you with a cool towel and show you to your lodgings – sturdy stilted villas sheltering chill-out areas and outdoor showers beneath, harbouring upscale, island-influenced design within. In the beachfront suites, the deck view is striped with yacht masts and palms, and you’re merely steps away from the sands, meaning you can go from snooze to snorkel in just a few minutes. The garden rooms are just a short distance back from the beachfront, beautifully tranquil and cosseted in lush greenery. Extra touches inside provide all the little comforts – sound-proofed bifold glass, black-out blinds, a Sonos sound-system, Alexa and every TV streaming service you could want, plus sliding interior windows to either open up or cosy up your sleeping space. But the biggest draw is out on the balcony, where the private plunge pool awaits.

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Price per night from $738.00