Mustique - Fact Sheet

Access:

The major connecting airports for Mustique are:

  • Barbados
  • St. Lucia's Hewanorra Airport
  • Martinique's Fort de France
  • Port of Spain, Trinidad
  • Grenada

The airports are served by the major airlines from Canada, the United States and Europe.

Daily scheduled connections between Barbados and Mustique are available on Air Adelpi, Grenadines Air Alliance . With private charter flights available on Mustique Airways, SVG Air and Trans Island Air (T.I.A.). The Mustique Shuttle provides a scheduled service to and from St. Vincent.

For further details and reservations, contact CKIM Group at 1-800-649-5701, or 321-777-1707 or info@ckimgroup.com
 

Moorings:

Mustique’s harbor and jetty are sheltered from the trade winds. Mooring buoys are provided for yachts with draughts up to 15 feet. Mooring charges (for 1 to 3 nights) in Britannia Bay are:

     
Boats 0 to 70 feet   EC$ 200 (US $75)
71 to 85 feet   EC$ 300 (US $112)
86 to 100 feet   EC$ 400 (US $150)
Over 100 feet   EC$ 500 (US $185)

Population:

1,000 employees of The Mustique Company with an increase of 500 guests during the peak winter season.

Government:

The Government of St. Vincent & The Grenadines passed into law The Mustique Company Limited Act 1989, which appointed The Mustique Company as custodian of the island.

Language:

English. However, because there are many countries represented in ownership on the island and Europe is a primary market, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Dutch are also commonly spoken.

Currency:

Eastern Caribbean dollar and U.S. dollars
Exchange Rate -- $2.6882 E.C. = $1 U.S.
(U.S. dollars accepted)
This rate varies.

Accommodations:

Villas – Of the 89 privately owned luxury villas, there are approx. 60 available for weekly rental, ranging from two to nine bedrooms, each with its own style of architecture, interior design and personality. The remaining plots of freehold title land available for new villa owners are situated to the south and will be sold over a six to ten year period. Each residential site is spaciously separated by greenery, pasture land or virgin forest affording maximum privacy.

The Cotton House – This West Indian-style plantation estate, originally designed by Oliver Messel, is one of the Caribbean’s most elegant and desirable resorts. Stay in one of the 20 luxurious guest rooms, suites or cottages. The hotel is a member of the Leading Small Hotels of the World. Contact the CKIM Group Inc. 1-800-649-5701 or 1-321-777-1707, reservations@ckimgroup.com

Firefly – One of the island’s first homes is now an intimate guest house overlooking Britannia Bay and features four bedrooms and a two-tiered pool with waterfalls.

Restaurant/Bars:

A weekly Tuesday evening cocktail reception is hosted by the Mustique Company for island guests and villa owners in the Great Room at the Cotton House.

The Cotton House – Lunch can be enjoyed poolside in a shaded terrace area overlooking a coconut plantation. Afternoon tea is served on the verandah. Evening drinks in The Great Room set the perfect scene for a candlelit dinner to follow.
Basil’s Bar & Restaurant – One of Mustique’s best known residents, Basil Charles, presides over this popular gathering place (open 365 days a year) which offers the perfect setting for day visitors, sailors, villa owners and island guests to enjoy casual drinks and food. Sitting on stilts at the water’s edge, Basil’s provides the ideal location to view the sunset. Also not to be missed is the weekly Wednesday “Jump Up & Barbecue” with live music. Firefly – Firefly’s restaurant and inviting cocktail bar are hubs of activity in the evenings.

Dress Code:

Ladies may wear dresses in the evening. No jacket and tie are required anywhere on the island. Casual, yet sophisticated attire.

Activities:

Walking, hiking, horse riding trails cover much of the island and a Fitness Trail (about 2 miles) has recently been added. The Equestrian Center and Watersports provide instruction on riding, scuba diving, sailing and windsurfing. Tennis lessons are available with the resident pro. Mustique’s lagoon is the perfect setting for birdwatching.

Off Island Activities:

The Mustique Company will organize day trips to St. Vincent with tours to the capital, Kingstown, La Soufriere volcano and Salt Pond at Owia. Fishing trips and day sails to the Grenadine Islands of Bequia, Canouan, Tobago Cays, Palm and Petit St. Vincent can be arranged.

Entertainment:

Information on “What’s Happening” on Mustique is provided by The Mustique Company. Assistance with planning parties is also available.

Vehicle Rental:

Jeeps, mules and mountain bikes can be rented from the Mustique Mechanical Services. Drivers must be at least 17 years of age and hold a valid international driver’s license to obtain local driver’s permit. This license can be purchased at the airport. The speed limit is 20 miles per hour. One vehicle is included with the villa rental.

Electricity:

220 volts, 50 cycles

Medical Services:

The Doctor operates a fully-equipped modern clinic and dispensary offering full medical and emergency care, including the arrangement of emergency evacuation.

Conservation Area:

Mustique, its beaches, shores and surrounding waters for 1,000 yards is a Conservation Area. The flora and fauna and wildlife are all protected. Jet skis and spear guns are not permitted.

Britannia Bay:

Lovell Village is a focal point of the island with its waterfront position by Britannia Bay. Basil’s Bar and a handful of shops and services are situated along the harbor front are available to guests:

Basil’s Boutique – located at Basil’s Bar, the shop sells beachwear and hand-printed and imported clothing.

Across Forever – a Balinese furnishings 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. The Purple House specializes in designer fashions and accessories specially tailored for warm climates. Well-known designers including Tommy Hilfiger, La Perla, Ghost and Fen Wright & Manson are featured. The Pink House has a vast collection of t-shirts, gifts, souvenirs, hats, toys and locally made signature items.

The General Store – owned by Basil Charles, the store stocks all the best things in life from champagnes, caviar and French cheeses to other delicacies. Groceries, fresh produce and toiletries. Large selection of liquors and wines from around the world. Open all week. Sweetie Pie Bakery – tempting freshly baked breads, croissants, cakes and brioche. Open six days a week.

Fish Market – for the freshest day’s catches.
Open Monday – Friday (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.);
Saturday (8:00 a.m. – 12 noon).

Corea’s Food Store – is the island’s supermarket.

Library:

The Mustique Community Library with 4,000 books has four computers with high speed Internet access; the library is adjacent to the Primary School.
Internet Access:

Dial-up Internet access is available in all villas and some villas feature high speed Internet connection

Church Services:

At the Mustique Christian Assembly.

Massage & Beauty:

With a fitness center, three dedicated treatment rooms, a relaxation room with stunning sea views and a specialist beauty salon, the Cotton House Spa encompass 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) 488-9000 prior to arrival on the island.

Special Events:

Mustique Blues Festival is held annually in January/February and is produced by Basil Charles and Dana Gillespie. Held at Basil’s Bar. Past entertainers have included Dino Baptiste; Earl Green; Corrina Greyson; Javier Garcia de from CD sales and select night admission fees go to the Basil Charles Educational Foundation.

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