The Cotton House offers 17 recently refurbished garden and sea-facing Villas, Suites and Cottages, all with private balcony/deck, elevated bath tubs and outdoor showers. The Seaview Rooms get the best sunsets, while the Duplex Suites, tucked away in the tropical gardens, are more spacious, set over two floors with a private plunge pool. The most prestigious suite is The Residence, which boasts two bedrooms, a sitting and dining room and outdoor gazebo, as well as its own large pool. The Residence also has private butler and maid service. The décor throughout is very much a contemporary take on the plantation style pioneered by the great Oliver Messel, who not only designed The Cotton House, but many of the homes on the island, too, including Princess Margaret’s villa, Les Jolies Eaux.
The Cotton Club welcomes families of all ages and the private nature of the island is appealing to both young children, who love getting about on a ‘mule’ (a motorised buggy), and teens who can safely explore independently or with new friends. While there’s no kids’ club, Mustique has a dedicated Social Director who can arrange all kinds of activities, from a drive-in movie night and tennis and pony camps to beach picnics, treasure hunts and kite-flying competitions. Children’s menus are available at the Beach Café while the Ice Cream Parlour serves delicious ice creams and sorbets. Note that teens must be over 17 and hold a current driver’s licence to drive a mule.
FOR WEDDINGS & HONEYMOONS
A winning combination of beauty, privacy and exclusivity has made The Cotton House the wedding venue of choice for many household names, including Cheryl Cole. Ceremonies can take place wherever you choose – in the tranquil gardens, on the beach or in the bamboo church – and can range from intimate affairs to full-blown extravaganzas taking over the whole resort. Pre-wedding pampering is available in The Cotton House spa by the beach. The island is equally popular with honeymooners: for a romantic picnic, reserve one of the tables on Macaroni Beach; have a lime daiquiri at Basil’s Bar in Britannia Bay; stroll along Lagoon Beach fringed with coconut palms; or take the rocky path to Gelliceaux, said to have been Princess Margaret’s favourite beach.
OUT & ABOUT
- Surfing and body boarding at Macaroni and Simplicity beaches
- Snorkelling and paddle-boarding in Lagoon and Endeavour Bays
- Splash through the shallows on horseback
- Visit the legendary Basil’s Bar
- Take a fishing trip with island fishermen
- Gift shop & open-air cinema
- Tennis court & fitness centre
- Non-motorised watersports
- PADI dive centre
WINE & DINE
- Veranda restaurant for à la carte dinner menu, comprising dishes made fresh, locally sourced ingredients
- One of the largest collections of native rums in The Great Room Bar
- Beach Café on Endeavour Bay serves fresh fish, lobster and light dishes throughout the day
- Champagne and canapés at the weekly cocktail party