The 5 “musts” of Mustique

Visiting Mustique isn’t as popular as it once was. The celeb party crowd has all but moved on but it doesn’t mean the luxury resorts have changed at all. There’s a wide range of fantastic facilities, luxury excursions and wonderful experiences you can enjoy on Mustique. Once you’ve booked into your private villa and are ready to have a look around don’t forget our five Mustique musts.

Must visit

Before anything else you must plan your Mustique break at a time which the climate is at its best or you may well be very disappointed. The hazardous hurricane season runs between June and November so for a warm, pleasant break travelling around December to May is recommended.

Must see

Mustique is somewhere you visit for its natural beauty. It’s the kind of place you go to for complete serenity and calm from the comfort of your own private accommodation. The beaches in Mustique are something you won’t want to miss. Macaroni is the largest and best-known one, although it offers no shade so if you’re looking for shadier beaches for a long sunbathe and snooze head west to Lagoon Beach, attractively fringed by coconut trees.

Mustique beaches

Must do

If you want to add a little bit more excitement to your break then consider enjoying some of the water sports available around the island. Visitors can enjoy windsurfing, scuba diving, snorkelling and more. The island has a central water sports centre at Endeavour Bay where you can hire equipment including boogie boards, stand up paddle boards and innovative glass bottomed kayaks so you can view the exotic underwater species as you paddle.

Must eat

The main eatery in Mustique is The Cotton House. It combines two different restaurants with the more formal Great Room offering some truly sensational appetisers and meals. The menu includes everything from callaloo risotto and West Indian curry to tagliatelle with St. Lucian crab. The combination of Mediterranean and Caribbean flavours works well and adds refinement to the traditional Caribbean street foods. The other element of The Cotton House is the Beach Café which is much more informal and ideal if you’re grabbing something quick to eat or fancy a cocktail.

Cotton House

Must travel

If you want to enjoy something further afield then it’s worth looking into some of the charters to surrounding islands. You’ll be surprised at the different cultures as you travel from isle to isle. From Mustique you can easily enjoy the surrounding areas including the marine conservation park at Tobago Cays. You can also visit the uninhabited isle which is famous as the spot where Captain Jack Sparrow was marooned in the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie. There are plenty of surrounding sights to enjoy if you decide to travel further afield.

Mustique is the ultimate indulgence. You can spend all your time within your own private villa and still have a memorable experience but to enjoy the luxuries on offer you should really consider some of our suggestions above.

James Mannings is Co-Founder of Top Villas.

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Comments (1)

  1. AJ says:

    Don’t miss the “mother island” of St.Vincent. Amazing rain-forests with hidden waterfalls and parrots. Hidden pristine exotic beaches with world-class snorkel & diving & a perfect mix of 1952 & 2013. Find this “hidden gem” before everyone else does.

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