Mustique is a firm favourite with the international jet set and almost
single-handedly responsible for putting the Grenadines on the world map. And whilst its long history
involves anything from Arawaks and Caribs to European planters and sugar plantations, it was only when
it was bought by the Honourable Colin Tennant in 1958 that it began to evolve into the glamorous destination
we know today. Amidst its 1,400 rolling acres are nine white sand beaches, the ultra-fashionable Basil's
Bar and a collection of exclusive private villas owned by luminaries from media, entertainment and fashion
worlds. Yet it's the Cotton House that attracts most visitors to the island today, this romantic hotel
consisting of just twenty guest rooms perched on a lush hilltop. The colonial-style interiors (think 'shabby
chic') go perfectly with the and panoramic island views, whilst general resort facilities include an E'spa spa,
an infinity-edge swimming pool, an informal beach grill and elegant verandah dining - its membership of Leading
Hotels of the World is an idea of the general standards to expect. Sailing, scuba-diving, snorkelling, tennis
and horseback riding are all on the menu here.
Access to Mustique is best reached via one-hour long scheduled flights from Barbados.
Accommodation: 20 rooms & suites, 4 with plunge pools. Also The Cotton House Villa with swimming pool.
Children: accepted year-round, with restrictions in the restaurant. Meal plan: breakfast included.