by Jordan Carlyle

Mustique Island, West Indies

One of the most exclusive islands in the world, Mustique Island, offers the rare coalescence of elegance and informality. Combined with its natural beauty, warm trade winds, rolling landscape, and deserted beaches, this Caribbean island brings together the necessary elements to ensure complete privacy and tranquility.

Amongst the 125 private homes, a quaint hotel, breath taking villas, fine dining restaurants such as Fire Fly and Cottage House, therein lies one of Mustique’s most ravishing villas. Boldly overlooking Britannia Bay, the Tortuga villa infuses an Italian flair into the island’s cultural mosaic. The two-level cascading pool is the center of this multi-unit dwelling with breathtaking precipice views. Brilliant gardens surround the property and link the separate buildings with vines of jasmine and bougainvillea. You are sure to enjoy private spreads prepared by your personal chef, while being catered to by your very own butler and professional housekeepers. Replete with authentic Italian fabrics and furnishings, this villa scintillates in suspension high above the sea, the epitome of a true international hideaway retreat.

Amidst the exotic splendors of Mustique, adventure awaits. From the simplicity of relaxing to the excitement of exploring, the island offers you a holiday full of entertainment and activities. Perhaps a refreshing picnic lunch prepared by your villa staff at Macaroni Beach or Lagoon Bay is on the menu. For a little more adventure take a boat trip to Mustique’s magical Grenadine Islands, where you can snorkel, shop, and explore. Regardless of your day-time affairs, Mustique offers an evening activity that will appeal to everyone in your party. After a special Gourmet Grill Night at the Beach Café, enjoy an outdoor movie screening of one of your favorite films. Whether it be a recent blockbuster or a golden oldie, it’s always more fun to watch the stars under the stars.

One of Mustique’s most fabulous venues is the internationally renowned, Basil’s Bar. Suspended over the Caribbean Sea, this world-class beach bar has played host to both the legendary and the ordinary. Loved by royalty throughout the world, the bar’s namesake, an island celebrity himself, was a guest at Kate and William’s royal wedding. Sipping Basil’s Rum Punch or a fruity blended drink on the tall bar stools will loosen even the tightest wound vacationer. Basil’s Bar also boasts an impressive wine list of French, Italian, and Chilean wines. Basil’s Bar is a leveler, whose mantra is to live in the moment and enjoy the wonders of life.

The sand under your feet, the breeze in your hair, the breathtaking sights and lingering sounds of the sea…you’re at Mustique.