Mustique Island

Some say you live life just once. If you make sure to spend a week-long vacation on Mustique Island, one time is definitely all you will ever need. Mustique, nestled amid lush tropical gardens, is a mere 1,400-acre private island in the Grenadines. There are not many rules on Mustique. Do as you wish. No protocol. No expectations. There are two hotels, the 17-room Cotton House and the five-room Firefly Mustique. Seventy of the island’s 100 private villas can be rented from $4,250 to $150,000 a week. Given how the simplest villas are spanking two-bedroom, breeze-filled hideaways, can you imagine what the palatial boutique luxury accommodations would look like?

Even members of the royal family couldn’t resist this mesmerizing island. Princess Margaret in the sixties was rumored to have hosted several lavish picnics set out on the beach on fine china. Today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge dropped by the island before the birth of their first born to visit a dream home furnished with Oriental antiques that comes with a staff of six who oversee amenities that include a gazebo, a sixty four feet infinity pool and a private cinema.

Mustique offers three restaurants, a fleet of golf carts, nine gorgeous beaches, average daily temperature in the mid-80Fs, and a hurricane-free vacation. The most frequented among Mustique’s beaches is Macaroni Beach, situated on the east coast of the island. The fusion of priceless solitude and natural beauty that is inherent on the island has earned this place a top spot on the world’s jet-set destination.


By air, International travelers can fly to Barbados and then take a connecting flight to Mustique. Private charters are also offered. A ferry operates between St. Vincent and Mustique several days a week. If you’re coming by private yacht, check with the local port authority where the available sheltered anchorages are located.

Mustique has a solid menu of fun and relaxing activities for a perfect family break, a getaway with friends, or celebrating special events like a wedding or honeymoon. More than just the rum punch cocktails served with unequivocal friendliness by its staff, the sense of wellbeing this holiday island gives is a charm potion that makes visitors keep coming back.

You may not know where exactly heaven is, but on Mustique, you will absolutely feel like you live just next door. Choose among horseback riding, playing tennis at the world-famous Mustique Tennis Club, or indulging in an incomparable spa treatment. For beach wear, head to Basil’s Boutique. There is also Across Forever for beautiful Balinese furnishings. Put your walking shoes on. A number of hiking trails will take you to lovely hilly woodland.

On top, gaze at the dramatic spectacle of the aquamarine Caribbean waters lapping a serene white-sand beach. Britannia Bay, the focal point of the island, houses a rich array of restaurants that are worthy of a king’s banquet. Basil’s Bar & Restaurant has been voted one of the best bars in the world and, with international celebrities dropping in for a bite, prepare to get star struck! It’s hard not to fall in love with this island.

About Author:

Arie Boris has extensive travel industry experience, including business and sales development for commercial aviation, the International emergency assistance & travel insurance industry and a national association of travel agents. He was a contributing editor to several print and Internet travel publications, including Fieldings’ Worldwide Cruise Guide and was part of the start up team for CruiseCritic. He has written over 400 cruise ship reviews. Arie also produces and hosts Cruise Gourmet Voyages, a variety of fundraising & theme group cruises for various charitable and arts organizations. He has produced theme cruises for a variety of special interest groups including opera, comedy, spiritual retreats and fan clubs for TV shows like Dark Shadows and Dancing with the Stars!