Mustique, St Vincent & Grenadines
Like most islands in the Caribbean, Mustique in the Grenadines was once a sugar plantation. This three-square-mile island just south of St. Vincent was by the fifties just an abandoned bit of sunburned scrub inhabited by the odd fisherman and his family. In 1959, Lord Glenconner bought the island for £45,000 – a small fortune then for an island without buildings, services or water. Mustique’s present-day appearance – immaculate and unspoilt – is the result of rigorous efforts. No helicopters are allowed on the island and the landing strip accommodates nothing bigger than a six-seater. There is no traffic to speak of – everyone gets round on a mule. This is not quite as rustic as it sounds - Mule is the brand name of Kawasaki’s motorized golf carts.
1 Hip Hotel in Mustique
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Cotton House is a collection of individual “residences” dotted around a lush old sugar plantation estate.
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£1,849 per person
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