A legendarily, secluded getaway for the rich and famous, Mustique is truly the gem of the Caribbean. Located in the southern Grenadines, Mustiques is where royals, pop stars, and the international jet set vacation on one of the world’s finest private island retreat.
Mustique is a mere three and a half miles square. It is a small private island that is part of St Vincent and the Grenadines. Mustique was purchased in 1958 by Colin Tennant, 3rd Baron Glenconner, for just £45,000.
There were no roads, no jetties and no running water. Lord Glenconner’s initial ambitions were to see his venture thrive as a cotton plantation. However his plans, like his much of his life, were not successful and he looked towards others to develop the island.
Today, Mustique has elegant villas ranging from two-bedroom, breeze-filled hideaways to extravagantly designed dream palaces, owned by the like of Mick Jagger and Tommy Hilfiger. There are two hotels, the 17-room Cotton House and the five-room Firefly Mustique.
The villas — most but not all of which are available for rent — are Mustique’s principal lure. Many visitors rent larger villas, like Princess Margaret’s Les Jolies Eaux, or the 10-bedroom Yemanja, which overlooks two bays.