is unique among the Grenadines. It is a privately owned island
that has been developed into holiday homes for the wealthy. A
roll call of those who have owned property reveals some
glamorous names, including Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Raquel
Welch, and the late Princess Margaret. Mansions with tennis
courts and swimming pools sit on rolling grassy hills and long
lawns stretch to sandy beaches. There are only about 90 large
houses on the whole island, plus one hotel, a guesthouse, one
beach bar, a few boutiques, a small local village, and a fishing
camp. About half the houses are available for rent when the
owners are not in residence. As you would expect for an island
of this type, prices are geared to the well-heeled.
What is wonderful
about Mustique is that much of the island has been left wild and
there are some great trails and not much traffic. As other
islands sprout buildings like some invasive weed, much of
Mustique remains beautiful and unspoiled, an island where you
can hike or bike in peace on one of the best preserved Grenadine
islands, with fabulous beaches and shady pathways.
Mustique, although exclusive, is
friendly and open to yachting visitors. In an age where whole
islands are becoming gated, this is exemplary. Please help keep
it this way. Use common courtesy: stick to the roads, do not
walk up people’s driveways or onto private property. Take scenic
photos for your own use, but do not take photos of residents.
Press photography is forbidden unless by permission of the
The Mustique Company
controls all the coastal waters of Mustique. It is all a marine
park and no fishing is allowed. Yachts may only moor in
Britannia Bay. There are 30 moorings, which you must use
if your yacht is 70 feet or less in length. Larger yachts should
anchor in deep water to seaward of the moorings. A conservation
fee ($200-500EC) is collected that entitles you to a
A taxi tour
will give you a quick overview. To really enjoy the beauty of
this island, rent a mountain bike or go hiking. Basil's Gourmet
store has great books on the natural history of Mustique and the
species you find here.
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Horseback riding is done in the cool
of the day, at 0800, 0900, 1500 or 1600. Rental vehicles and
mountain bike are available through Mustique Mechanical Services
or Mustique Moorings.
you will find boutiques, shops, vegetable stands, snf local
fishermen who will sell their catch. The main restaurants are
Basil's Bar. Firefly and Cotton House. The lcoal village also
has a couple of bars that often serve lunch and will cook dinner
Basil organizes a famous
in January/February every year.