Whether seeking a quiet getaway for two or a family house party for twelve, the island caters to all tastes. Choose to stay in the fifteen bedroom boutique Cotton House with your own suite and plunge pool, or rent one of the exclusive hideaways in The Villa Collection and indulge in the privacy of your own fully staffed villa. Mustique is a haven for children of all ages. The island's intimacy and security allow teenagers to roam safely and mingle with newfound friends allowing parents to relax and unwind in confidence. There are nannies and childminders available for very young children to give parents some time to themselves.
Wherever you stay, you can enjoy all the island has to offer; a gastronomic dinner at the Veranda, the renowned Tuesday night cocktail party in the Great Room, or a surf fresh seafood grill at the Beach Cafe. Offshore, explore the island at your own speed, swimming and scuba diving in the pristine waters, sailing and snorkeling with the turtles at nearby Tobago Cays. Onshore, choose from riding horses along the beaches, honing your tennis skills at the exclusive Mustique Tennis Club, or indulging in a pampering spa treatment. Many visitors are so charmed by life on this blissful island that they fall under its spell, returning year after year.
The Cotton House is set amongst thirteen expansive acres of tropical gardens leading down to Endeavour Bay, home to the Spa & Gym, Beach Cafe & Bar, and Watersports Centre. At the heart of the estate lie The Great Room and Veranda Restaurant surrounded by a collection of seventeen luxurious, garden and sea-facing villas, suites, and cottages with private verandas and plunge pools.
Dining - ''Veranda Restaurant'' - The long-established Veranda restaurant, wrapped around the Great Room, is the perfect setting for relaxed hospitality where guests can enjoy a leisurely breakfast and an open bar for drinks and refreshments throughout the day. The evening sees a transformation into a fabulous setting with small intimate tables or settings for larger private parties. Inspired by the West Indies, Veranda’s evening menu has been created to take you on a voyage of classic and contemporary dishes using house rubs and delicately spiced marinades. Diners have a selection of smaller sharing plates or larger main sized dishes to choose from, matched with a tantalizing range of flavor-packed sides, all cooked using traditional methods - smoked and grilled over a flame. The extensive wine list, which won an Award of Excellence from the Wine Spectator in 2013, will keep even the most enthusiastic oenologist happy.
''Great Room'' - The Great Room Bar with its cooling fans, lime-washed woods, and West Indian artifacts is elegantly decorated in Messels Signature colonial style. Renowned for its extensive cocktail menu, one of the largest collection of native rums in the Caribbean, and an extensive range of cigars, it is the hotel's social hub turning into a popular after-dinner meeting place. The weekly Mustique Company cocktail party is held here where all guests get the opportunity to mingle with resident homeowners and catch up on island news. You can also join us on Saturday night, before Cook on the Sand, for Great Hour, a chance to sample the classic ‘speakeasy’ cocktails of the ’20s.
''Beach Cafe'' - For those seeking something a little less formal, the Beach Café situated on Endeavour Bay is a relaxed restaurant and beach bar. It is a perfect place for meeting up with friends in the morning and for long leisurely lunches under the palm trees' shade. A delicious new menu has been developed with favorites, including the Veg and Bean Chimichanga, perfect as a starter to share, followed by the fresh Fish & Lobster burger, Spiced lamb kofta with pomegranate glaze, dukkha and sumac slaw, and a homemade flatbread Fattoush salad. For those wanting local flavors, you must try one of the delicious Rotis. The Beach Café is also the only place to have fresh sushi on the island, and there are e also some Vegan dishes. The new Quinoa, Coconut, and marinated tofu sushi roll is a must for Vegans and non-Vegans alike! The ever-popular Ice Cream Parlour runs all day with the option to create your own Sundae – perfect for children and adults! The Beach Café is home to Cook on the Sand on Saturday nights, a truly interactive evening dining experience. The chefs build a fire on the beach and then cook your food over an open flame and create a feast of salads local dishes as accompaniments. The Beach Bar is the perfect place for a relaxed daytime drink and on Friday nights hosts Happy hour and a half, one of Mustique’s well known social rituals.
The Cotton House Spa - The Cotton House has partnered with Bamford to bring you a range of treatments that nurture the mind, body, and spirit. Bamford’s holistic approach is in perfect harmony with the heartfelt connection with nature. The individually crafted treatments use specially formulated products from the Bamford body and skincare collections, made from natural and organic ingredients certified by the soil association's highest standard. Bamford was founded on the belief of the need to be mindful of the connection to the earth, live consciously, respect nature’s resources, and provide the land for us. Everything that they do make and craft connects us to nature and the surroundings.
They source the finest natural, biodegradable fibers and materials for their clothing and homeware collections and turn to the power of natural active botanicals to create their skincare and body ranges. For all of us, being sustainable should not be a choice; but a way of life. The Spa has four treatment rooms and a relaxation room with stunning sea views offering the perfect place to unwind after an indulgent and restorative treatment. Alternatively, treatments can be enjoyed in the privacy of your own room or villa by arrangement. The hotel gym, equipped with a multi-gym, treadmills, stationary bikes, a stair stepper, and free weights, is complimentary to all hotel guests.
Conservation - The island community is committed to preserving Mustique. In 1989 an act was passed declaring Mustique's island, together with its beaches, foreshore, and surrounding waters to be within the Mustique Conservation Area. ''The Environmental Programme'' - A specially formed Environmental Programme and Committee has been created to protect the Conservation Area and the island's pristine environment. The committee, made up of villa owners and the island management, oversees the establishment and implementation of marine and land-based conservation projects, from turtle tagging and monitoring to responsible fishing, and most importantly, educating future generations about the importance of island conservation. Much of the island remains undeveloped, leaving great swathes of natural habitat for the local wildlife. Some of the roads have been left as dirt tracks to minimize the footprint. A comprehensive recycling program has been initiated, ensuring that all waste is environmentally treated and recycled.