Mustique is a privately owned island in the St Vincent & Grenadines archipelago just 5 minutes flying time from Kingstown, St Vincent and 45 minutes from Barbados. The island is managed by The Mustique Company. A controlled development plan dictates that the island currently has just one hotel and one hundred private residences. It is the island's constant warm climate, private and unspoilt island lifestyle that attracts sophisticated international guests, many who eventually become owners.
Mustique is such a peaceful island that even during peak season, there is little traffic, congestion or noise. Many of the roads are not paved and there is minimal signage, thus there is a very non-commercial feeling to the island. All of the power and telephone lines are underground. You may find yourself totally alone on its white sand beaches and even renowned spots such as lovely Macaroni Beach remain tranquil and uncrowded.
English is the common language but due to an international scope of owners and guests, languages such as French, Italian, German and Dutch are often spoken.
The Cotton House is as intriguing as it is beautiful. Originally an 18th century sugar plantation hidden away on the island of Mustique, Lord Glenconner gave it a new lease of life in the early seventies, blending lush tropical beauty with plantation-style elegance and creating an exclusive retreat tailormade for visiting high flyers.