Need to know
17, including 9 suites.
12noon; check-in 3pm. Both are flexible, depending on availability.
Double rooms from $636.36, excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Rates include airport welcome and transfers in St Lucia, Barbados and Mustique, and unpacking and pressing service once you arrive at the hotel.
The waters around Mustique are one giant tropical aquarium – take advantage of the Cotton House’s dive centre and free-to-use snorkelling gear.
From September 1 through the last week of October
At the hotel
Pool, beach, spa, gym, tennis courts, fitness trail, library, DVD/CD selection, boutique, WiFi throughout. In-rooms: flatscreen TV, DVD/CD player, iPod dock, minibar, Nespresso coffee maker, pillow menu, Contemporel toiletries.
Our favourite rooms
Flamboyant in Coutinot house grabbed our attention with 180-degree views from the corner overlooking the ocean; Allamanda next door is a little larger, and also promises panoramic lookouts. Upstairs, the Sunset suite’s terrace is the best spot on the property for cocktails at dusk. Booking the two-bed Cotton Hill residence on the hilltop bags you a private pool, views of the Atlantic and the Caribbean, personal butler and use of the swankiest mule on the island (sports tyres and an extra gear).
Surrounded by smooth white flagstones and teak loungers built for lazing, the boot-shaped pool looks out across the manicured hotel gardens to the Caribbean sea. The bar – the island’s original sugar mill – provides poolside pick-me-ups.
Taking a cue from the island's abundant flora – Baobab trees, sweet jasmine and fragrant frangipani – the organic spa sources many ingredients from the surrounding grounds and gardens. The four rooms in the Cottage House Spa have ocean views to go with your kneading and nourishing treatments.
Leave your beach gear at home – you'll find a stylish tote in your room all packed up with flip-flops, snorkeling gear and a towel.
There are no roads as such on Mustique – it’s navigated by ‘mule’, essentially a souped-up golf cart.
Under-threes stay free; four- to 12-year-olds are $120 a night. Babysitting can be arranged for $11 an hour (plus 15 per cent VAT). Because Mustique’s entirely private, it’s one of the safest places to bring your kids in the world.
Yes. The chef sources as much food locally as possible from the on-site garden, island fisherman or nearby farmers. For the ultimate in recycling, excess kitchen oil is used as fuel on the organic farm. Green-friendly practices such as composting, solar panel-heated water, use of green cleaning products and recycling programs are all in place.