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MUSTIQUE - a community and not a resort
one hotel, one bar, five shops and 87 villas


Best season:   July-August and November-April
Country / Region:   Saint Vincent Grenadines
     
Remark:   A real escape to enjoy the beach, the sun and the company of family and friends


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The Island of Mustique is a private Island in St. Vincent & the Grenadines usually reached with a 45 minute flight from Barbados. Mustique is a secluded 1,400 acre (6.5 square kilometer) island surrounded by beaches of pure white sand. It is a private retreat of barefoot luxury for those who visit and a peaceful setting where one can rest, recuperate and indulge. It is a private island owned by shareholders of The Mustique Company representing twenty countries. It is the islandís steady climate, privacy and unique, unspoilt lifestyle that has attracted sophisticated international owners who have become frequent guests of this enchanting island.

This is a real escape to enjoy the beach, the sun and the company of family and friends. The only dress code on the island is on the tennis courts.

On the island you will find one Hotel, one guest house, one bar, five shops, about 85 houses of which 55 are available for weekly rentals of from $6500 to $30í000 . The rental fee of your villa includes a Jeep or similar vehicle. Also included in this cost is the ownerís private staff of a gardener, cook and maid, Airport pick-up and transfer to villa, Laundry Service, Four (4) floodlight tennis courts, Managing Director's weekly island wide Cocktail Party, Tuesday evenings.

It is a reflection on the warmth and hospitality of the staff that 70% of guests return to Mustique and request the same villa year after year. Mustique is also the perfect holiday destination for children as the sea waters and beaches are clean and the island is very safe and secure. The island is as fun for families as it is romantic for honeymoon couples.

Mustique has a wide range of recreational activities to enjoy and many heavenly beaches where one can totally relax, sunbathe and picnic. Walking and horse riding trails are in abundance on the island and jeeps, motorcycles and mountain bikes may be rented from Mustique Mechanical Services.

A trip to Britannia Bay, the focal point of the island, houses the famous Basilís Bar & Restaurant, Sweetie Pie Bakery, the Food Store, Fish Market, Treasure Boutiques for designer clothes shopping, Basilís Boutique for beach wear and Across Forever for Balinese furnishings.

Bird Watching
Over 50 species are indigenous to Mustique, including the Mangrove Cuckoo and Tropical Kingbird.

Basketball
The court is located at the playing field.

Day Trips & Sails
Enjoy a sailing or power boat trip to the neighbouring Grenadine Islands of Bequia, Canouan, Tobago Cays, Palm, Union, and Petit St. Vincent.
Fly to mainland St. Vincent and take a historical tour of Kingstown - the capital of St. Vincent - and experience an old fort built in 1806; tour the oldest botanical gardens in the Western Hemisphere - founded in 1765; hike the Vermont Nature Trail - within the St. Vincent Parrot rainforest reserve; climb the volcano, La Soufriere - peaks at 4048 feet above sea level; and cruise through exotic coves and fishing villages dotted along the leeward coastline before enjoying the unspoilt beauty of the Falls of Baleine and trinity Falls.
Day trips to Barbados, Grenada, Martinique or St. Lucia can easily be arranged.

Fishing
Inshore and deep-sea fishing. Year-round catches may include: inshore - salt water salmon and mackerel, jack, yellowtail snapper and barracuda, and deep-sea - tuna, dorado (mahi-mahi), wahoo, sail and marlin.

Fitness Trail
Look carefully around the flat land near the airport and you'll find 15 handsomely-crafted exercise "stations" scattered between L'Ansecoy Beach and the tennis courts, each with instructions on one particular exercise, varying from warm-ups to pull-ups, abdominal tucks to squats. You don't have to be young or super fit to do the trail. You can walk around the 2.2 mile loop if you choose, taking between 30 minutes and an hour, depending on your exertion rate. Each instruction has different levels from beginner to expert. "It's a great way to get a full-body work-out and experience the island," says the trail's creator, Tennis Pro Richard Schaffer.

Golfing (under reconstruction at present)
The Carenage Bay Resort and Golf Club on the neighbouring island of Canouan offers a demanding 18 hole course (72 par). Golfers package US$195 per person includes green fees, golf cart, lunch and use of the Beach Club facilities. Transportation to and from Canouan is easily arranged - 10 minute flight or 45 minutes by power boat.

Hiking
It is easy to explore the history of Mustique going back to the days when cotton was king. Mustique is easy to explore on foot although there are no marked trails. The adventurous can find the remains of old sugar mills, slave quarters and plantation houses. Pre-columbian pottery can also be found. Some beaches are connected along the coastline by rustic stone paths.

Horseback Riding
The Mustique Equestrian Centre offers thoroughbred horses and island ponies to take you on scenic riding trails all around the island. These trails meander up into the hills, offering impressive panoramic views, and down on the white sand beaches where you can gallop in the surf.

Mountain Biking
Schwinn mountain bikes (unisex) fitted with front shock absorbers are available for rent from M.M.S.

Picknicking
Picnics are greatly enjoyed on Mustique. Picnic areas are located on Lagoon, Macaroni and Pasture beaches and are available for private parties. Barbeque grills are located at Lagoon (area #1) and at Macaroni (area #1). All picnic areas should be reserved.

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

Spa & Fitness
Spa & Fitness activities include the Spa at Cotton House, the perfect place for a little self-indulgent rest and rejuvenation, and a fitness trail with 15 exercise stations located on approximately a 2.2 mile circuit around the airport. The Cotton House Spa, located on Endeavour Bay, offers a wide variety of treatments, body massages and spa packages using E'Spa aromatherapy skincare products. The spa is open throughout the week.
A massage at your villa is also available.

Tennis
Four modern courts, two laycold (#1 and #2) and two omnicourt (#3 and #4), with lighting, are available for your use between 6:00am and 8:30 pm. There is no charge for the use of the tennis courts.

Watersports
Mustique watersports (located on the Cotton House beach) offers a selection of aquatic sports. Island Boat Tour, Sailing, Aquafin, Kayak, Surfbike, Windsurf, Zuma

Hotel
The Cotton House, defining elegance and tropical solitude, is sensuous, pampering and serene. The graceful colonial architecture and charming plantation-style cottages, terrace rooms and suites are luxurious in comfort and amenity, distinct in personality and views of lush island hills and sea. Situated on Endeavour Bay, Cotton House offers easy choices for timeless days: achieve equilibrium and a wonderful sense of self at the Spa, while the day away on an exquisite beach with a romantic gourmet picnic basket, sample world-class cuisine or sail aboard the "Mustique Mermaid" - a 50 foot catamaran.

The Firefly Guest House is a three storey, tree house-like villa, perched on a hill with panoramic views, and offers four unique guest rooms, a two tiered swimming pool with waterfall in a tropical garden setting, private sun lounge areas, cocktail bar complete with grand piano, and fine dining. Firefly is also the home of the infamous "Mustique Martini Club"!
 


Mustique's white beaches


Mustique's only hotel: The Cotton House


Frangipani - 7 bedrooms, 6 staff and 4 vehicels


L'Ansecoy - 3 bedroom villa


Les Jolies Eaux built for HRH The Princess Margaret


Stargroves 6 bedrooms

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