Island Information - Activities & Services

Though only three miles long, the Caribbean island of Mustique offers many ways to have the vacation of a lifetime, including some activities that are quite unique to Mustique.

Beaches

Macaroni Beach is perhaps the most famous of our nine beaches and is situated on the east coast of the island. Other popular beaches on the Atlantic or Caribbean are Endeavour, Lagoon, L’Ansecoy, Pasture Bay and Simplicity, several of which have picnic hut facilities.

Bird Watching

Mustique’s lagoon is the perfect setting for bird watching. Over 50 species are indigenous to Mustique including the Mangrove Cuckoo and Tropical Kingbird.

Day Trips & Excursions

The Mustique Company will organize day trips to St. Vincent with tours to the capital, Kingstown, La Soufriere volcano, waterfalls, Salt Pond at Owia and guided hiking and biking tours through the rainforest. Also golf on Canouan and sailing trips to the Tobago Cays. The Social Director is also available to organize a day of sightseeing and shopping to Barbados, Martinique and other islands.

Dining

The Cotton House hotel offers a beach barbecue, or lunch poolside in a shaded terrace overlooking a coconut plantation. Afternoon tea is served in the verandah. For dinner, the Great Room verandah is the perfect setting for a candlelight dinner.

A weekly Tuesday night cocktail party is hosted by The Mustique Company for island guests and villa owners at the Cotton House Great Room.

Basil's Bar and Restaurant, sitting on stilts at the water's edge of Britannia Bay, is a popular hangout for day visitors, sailors, villa owners and island guests to enjoy casual drinks and food. Every Wednesday is "Jump Up" with live music.

For the freshest catch of the day, guests can try the Fish Market on the Britannia Bay waterfront. Stop by Sweetie Pie Bakery for freshly baked pastries and breads. Corea's Food Store will provide your daily needs. Firefly Bar and Restaurant is a social spot at sunset and in the evening.

Fishing

Sport and leisure fishing are available.

Golf

The Mustique Company can arrange a day of golf at a course on nearby Canouan Island.

Hiking

Several trails are marked for visitors to explore Mustique. Guests can do nature hikes to see the beautiful flora and fauna of Mustique or learn the history of the island going back to the days of old sugar mills and plantation houses. Day trips to St. Vincent can be arranged for hiking and biking tours (with guides) through the rainforest. Mustique is easy to explore on foot. Some beaches are connected along the coastline by rustic stone paths. For a more invigorating hike, the island has recently added a 2 mile Fitness Trail with 14 different exercise stations/posts.

Jeep Tours

Kawasaki jeeps and mountain bikes can be rented from the Mustique Mechanical Services to do some exploring on your own. Many roads are unpaved as part of The Mustique Company's conservation efforts to maintain the island's unspoiled environment and limit development. The island speed limit is 20 miles per hour!

Horseback Riding

The Equestrian Center offers horseback riding trails all over the island. Riders can trek up into the hills, admiring the many wonderful views, or ride through the surf on a white sand beach. Mustique’s Equestrian Center has horses to suit every level including island ponies and thoroughbred horses. Instruction is also available for every level rider.

Photo Opportunities

Mustique's natural beauty, rolling landscape and deserted beaches lends itself to plenty of photo opportunities. The Mustique Company offers a booklet "Exploring the Flora and Fauna of Mustique" to guide photographers to some of the best views on the island. A variety of nature and hiking trails are also listed.

Picnics

Picnic huts are located on Lagoon, Pasture and Macaroni Beaches and are perfect for private parties. Picnic lunches are quite popular for villa and Cotton House guests. Picnic huts must be reserved through the Mustique Company office.

Sailing

The Grenadines are known as a sailor's paradise. The Mustique Company can arrange for sunset cruises, and day trips on powerboats or sailing yachts to the neighboring exotic Grenadine Islands to visit Petit St. Vincent, Canouan, Tobago Cays, Palm, Mayreau and Bequia. Private chartered cruises are available on catamarans, sailing yachts and motor yachts.

Shopping

Lovell Village at Britannia Bay is a focal waterfront point on the island. Basil’s Bar and a handful of shops situated along this picturesque harbor front are open for guests. Basil’s Boutique, located at Basil’s Bar, sells hand-painted beachwear and imported clothing from Bali and India; Across Forever is a Balinese furniture and fine accessories shop packed with original gifts; Treasure Boutiques, housed in two eye-catching bright purple and pink chattel houses with intricate gingerbread fretwork, sells well-known designer clothing and accessories. The Cotton House Boutique, located in an original 18 th century sugar mill near the hotel, showcases fashions, accessories, gift items handcrafted in the Caribbean, and an extensive line of signature items; polo shirts, stationery, bathrobes.

Spa Services

With a fitness center, three dedicated treatment rooms, a relaxation room with stunning sea views and a specialist beauty salon, the Cotton House Spa encompasses a wide selection of treatments using E'SPA's "Energy, Harmony and Balance" product range. Spa Manager, Nicola Pemberton can also personalize spa programs. Appointments are required and can be made by faxing (784) 456-4565 prior to arrival on the island.

Sports

Tennis is available with four lighted courts. Richard Schaffer is the Resident Tennis Pro offering private lessons and coaching. Basketball, volleyball, soccer and cricket are also played.

Watersports

Mustique Watersports, located on the Cotton House beach, offers a selection of aquatic activities. There are nearly 20 dive sites near Mustique. Mustique Watersports has PADI-sanctioned courses from beginner to divemaster level. Island boat tours, sailing, kayaking, wind surfing, snorkeling are also available.

Macaroni Beach from Villa Alumbrera
 

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