The Cotton House
Mustique, St Vincent and the Grenadines
This charming boutique hotel on Mustique (one of two hotels on the island) has a prime beachfront location, and its restaurants and bars act as a social hub. You never know who will you see in the Great House, whether it’s Mick Jagger or European royalty (the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are particularly fond of Mustique). Each of The Cotton House’s rooms offers an endearing mix of British and Caribbean design and has a unique identity. After the incredible Residence, the most in-demand rooms are the Deluxe Seaview Rooms, which are perfectly positioned overlooking Endeavour Bay and have private plunge pools and outdoor showers.
Shelley Mclaughlin, reservations, email@example.com,
+1 855 261 1316
Size 3,695 sq ft
Rate from $2,290 per night
For absolute privacy but still within walking distance from the heart of Mustique’s social scene, book a stay in The Residence. The white-stone compound sits on a hilltop overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, offering a taste of the island’s famous villa life, but with the nearby comforts of a hotel. In the center is a large outdoor swimming pool and gazebo, perfect for lazy afternoons enjoying the ocean breeze. The master suite is separate from the main building, offering even more privacy — all the better for you to enjoy the outdoor shower. The main building has a sitting area, dining room and second bedroom. During your stay, you’ll have a personal butler and maid who will attend to your every need.
The Cotton House Spa
The tranquil spa packs an impressive number of services into its four rooms. Using both local ingredients and ila products, it focuses on organic treatments, energy work and, of course, pampering. The treatments range from divine facials, including the very interesting Crystal Electro Therapy facial which incorporates crystals and the electro crystal machine, said to energize the body and skin, and luxurious massages and body treatments. We love the Mustique Immersion, inspired by Mustique’s bush medicine, that uses a turmeric scrub to cleanse the body, an application of virgin coconut oil to moisturize the skin and ends with a moringa and baobab massage. Afterwards, enjoy local tea and honey while admiring
the ocean views.
Caribbean meets colonial at the Veranda Restaurant. Located in the hotel’s main building, it wraps around the Great Room, so it’s perfect for alfresco dining. Menu highlights include Caribbean-style sushi, with rolls featuring local fish and tropical ingredients like coconut and plantains, and pan-fried mahi mahi with caponata, potatoes and parsley sauce.
The Beach Cafe
The casual eatery offers it all, whether you choose to take lunch from the comfort of your beach chair, enjoy a cocktail at the thatched-roof bar or indulge in its weekly grill night. Don’t be surprised if you make new friends the moment you sit down; Mustique is a famously friendly island, and combining tables with the people next to you is almost an island tradition.
With its beachfront location, water sports are an absolute must. Cotton House has a dedicated Watersports Center that offers snorkeling, scuba diving and equipment rentals. It will even drop off your equipment at your preferred beach on the island. Take out a glass-bottomed kayak and marvel at the underwater action, or grab a boogie board and enjoy the waves. Had enough of the water? Explore the island on horseback. There’s even a pony camp for children.
St Vincent and the Grenadines