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TheIslandGuide 4 BarefooteleganceonevisittotheexclusiveMustiqueIslandintheGrenadinesandyoullexperienceawholenewlevelofparadiseJezebelUSAWelcometoMustiqueIntroduction6HistoryofMustique9MustiqueToday9GeneralInformationLocation10ClimateWeather10TimeZone10PracticalinformationCurrency10Electricity10TelevisionTelephones10Computers10Drinkingwater10DressCode10PrivacyandSecurity10WheretoStayTheVillaCollection14VillaServicesbytheMustiqueCompany16VillaStaff17VillaProvisions17BabysittingChildcare17AccountsGratuities17IslandHospitality17TheCottonHouseHotelandSpa17IslandLifeGettingAround18Airport18MulesCars18IslandGroceries18Boutiques18MedicalClinic21BambooChurch21Library21OpenAirCinema21MustiqueMuseum21WheretoEatIslandRestaurantsBars22WhattoDoIslandActivities26IslandExcursions26WaterbasedActivities29ShorebasedActivities30Forchildren30ConservationandtheCommunityConservationandtheEnvironment32MarineConservation32CommunitytheMustique32CharitableTrustFeedback36Telephonedirectory38Index5 Inthisageoluxuryandglobaltravelitishardtofndsomewherethatstillhasthepowertoamaze.EveryonewhovisitsMustiqueiscaptivatedbytheuniquesenseoislandliewhereyoucanenjoytheultimateinluxuryvillalivingwiththeprivilegeobeingonaremoteprivatetropicalisland.Mustiqueenchantsallthatvisither.Beindulgedintheluxuryoyourownprivatevillaorenjoytheopenhousepartyatmospherewhereellowguestsgettogethertoenjoyagastronomicdinneroraninormalbeachbarbeque.OnMustiqueanythinggoes.IntroductionExploretheislandatyourownspeedwhereawholehostoexperiencesawaitromswimmingandscubadivinginthejewelcolouredwaterstosailingandsnorkelingwiththeturtlesatnearbyTobagoCays.OnshorechooseromridinghorsesalongthebeacheshoningyourtennisskillsattherenownedMustiqueTennisCluborindulgeinaworld-classspatreatment.WhetherenjoyingaamilybreakaweekawaywithriendsorahoneymoonMustiquehassomethingoreveryone.Manyvisitorsaresocharmedbyislandlietheunequivocalhospitalityandriendlinessothestaandsenseowellbeingthattheyallundertheislandsspellonlytoreturneveryyear.Wehopeyouwilltoo.6 7 8 ThereweretwoarchitectswhohelpedshapetheislandduringitsearlyyearsArneHasselqvistaresourceulconstructionengineerromSwedenwhowasemployedbythecompanytobringTennantsvisiontolieandOliverMesselaleadingBritishtheatresetdesignerwhohaddevelopedareputationorthehouseshehaddesignedonneighbouringBarbados.TheirrstprojectwastoconverttheoldcottonwarehouseintoasmallhotelTheCottonHouseandtoestablishadesignconceptortheislandasawhole.Theideawasortheislandtobesplitintoplotsandsoldtoshareholderswhowouldinvestequallyintheisland.Thecompanylimitedthenumberodevelopmentplotsandsharestoahundredandtwentynotonlytopreservetheislandscharacterbuttoretainexclusivityandpreventtheislandrombecomingover-developed.Plotswereboughtbyaneclecticgrouposocialitesrockstarsandprivateindividualswhoallsharedapassionortheislandandadesiretobepartosomethingunique.UltimatelyitwastheworkoTennantHasselqvistandMesselandagroupoentrepreneurialinvestorswhocreatedtheblueprintthatisMustiquetoday.TheHistoryoMustiqueThestoryoMustiquescreationhasbeenwelldocumentedovertheyears.Itwasauniqueconceptonemansvisionthathasevolvedoverthepassageotimeintoathrivingandmuchsoughtaterislandcommunitygivingthesamepleasureandenjoymentitgaveitspioneerstyyearsagoonlybetter.AslegendsgothestoryaboutTheAristocratthePrincessandtheRockstarisprettygoodonlythiswasntalegenditwastrue.In1958LordGlenconnerColinTennantarrivedonMustiqueandboughttheislandorjust45000withnoroadsnojettiesandnorunningwater.Initialambitionsweretoseeitthriveasacottonplantationhoweverhisplanswerenotsuccessulandhelookedorotherwaystodeveloptheisland.HavinggitedhisgoodriendPrincessMargaretaplotin1960therewasconsiderablemediainterestinMustiqueasadestinationandin1968heormedtheMustiqueCompanytodevelopaprivateislandhideawayortherichandamous.MustiqueTodayMustiquenowenjoysabroadersenseocommunitywithvillaownersandislandguestsvisitingromallovertheworld.Wordhasspreadanditisnotonlytheyoungergenerationsotheoriginaloundingamiliesbuttheirriendsandriendsoriendswhohavecometotheislandonlytoallunderitsspellandreturneveryyear.AmongstthemaneclecticmixoindividualsromsuccessulentrepreneurstoartistsanddesignerswhoareinspiredbytheislandsnaturalqualitiesandwhoallsharethecommonbondthatisMustique.Architecturalstylesandinfuenceshaveevolvedovertimewithnewownerscreatingtheirdreamhousesontheislandtobetheirhomeawayromhome.EachvillarefectsthestyleandtasteotheirownerromcuttingedgecontemporarytoclassicalCaribbeanstylesoarchitectureanddesignwiththeresultthattheislandboaststhemostexclusiveportoliooindividualprivatevillasanywhereintheworldtoday.Manyothevillasareavailabletorentandeachoersadierentislandexperiencerompalatialmansionstosimplebeachhousesensuringthatthereissomethingoreveryone.AscustodianothesehomestheMustiqueCompanyisdelightedtobeabletosharethesepropertieswithyouandwelcomeyoutoMustique.IntroductionTennantindeliblysetthetoneonMustiquegaveititsDNAChristadSouzaVogue9 TelephonesAllon-islandcallsarecomplimentary.IdiallinginternationallythecountrycodeorMustiqueis784.Foroutgoinginternationalcallspleasedial0ollowedbythecountrycodeandthenumberyouarecalling.Toreceiveinternationalcallsatyourvillatheprex488mustprecedethevillasextensionnumber.e.g.VillaServices488-8409Externalcallsmadeduringyourstaywillberecordedonanitemizedbillandchargedtoyourvillaaccount.MobilephonecoverageMustiquehasGSMcoveragewithmulti-bandhandsets.Pleasenoteyourserviceprovidermusthaveroamingcapabilitiesandweregretthatnon-GSMVerizonNEXTELwillnotworkonMustique.ComputerServicesTheislandhascomprehensivebroadbandinternetaccessandWi-Fithroughoutalloitsproperties.ShouldyourequireurtherinormationorassistancepleasecontacttheITdepartmentwhowillbehappytohelp.PrivacySecurityMustiquehasanexemplaryprivacyrecordmaintainedbyoursecuritycontrollerandhisteamtoensuretheprivacyotheislandismaintainedatalltimes.IslandCurrenciesMustiquetradesinUSdollarsandEasternCaribbeandollarsECthecurrencyothelocalcommunitywithavalueoapproximatelyUS2.60.CurrencyexchangeandcashwithdrawalscanbemadeattheMustiqueCompanyoce.DresscodeIslandlieisrelaxedandinormalandthereisnodresscodealthoughsomeguestschoosetobemoreormalbynight.Notiesorjacketsarerequired.DrinkingWaterTheislandhasitsowndesalinationplantandwaterpuriyingsystemsothattheislandhasitsownreshwatersupply.Ibottledwaterispreerreditisavailableattheislandsgrocerystores.ElectricityAllpropertiesaredesignedtoaccommodateuptoa220vsystemwithstandardBritishplugsockets.TelevisionTelephonesAvarietyochannelsbroadcastingnewsweathersportsandlmsareavailableinyourvillaincludingpopularchannelssuchasBBCworldCNNandNBCnetworks.Pleaseaskyourvillastaorurtherinormation.GeneralInormationLocationMustiqueisoneothegemsothearchipelagothatmakesupSt.VincentandtheGrenadines.LocatedahundredmileswestoBarbadositisapproximatelytwoandhalsquaremilescoveringjust1400acres.Theislandatitshighestelevationhasaviewpointo500eetgivingwaytoaseriesosmallvalleysleadingtopristinepalmringedbeaches.Thecoconuttreeplantationsaddedovertyyearsagohavegiventheislanditsuniquelythickandlusciousvegetationwhilstthelowlandareasonaturallyoccurringwetlandsprovideahabitatorwide-rangingforaandaunamakingitthetropicalidyllitistoday.LappedbyboththeCaribbeanandAtlanticseasMustiquesongoingconservationprogrammeendeavourstomaintainhealthycoralreesteemingwithmarinelie.ClimateandWeatherMustiqueenjoysawarmclimatewithanaveragetemperaturerangeo75to85degrees24to29cthroughouttheyear.TimeZoneMustiqueIslandisintheAtlanticStandardtimezoneandis4hoursbehindGMT.10 11 12 13 ArneHasselqvistaSwedishbornstructuralengineeralsocontributedgreatlytotheislandsdesignbringingtolieMesselsdesignsandotherownersdreamcreations.LatterlyPauloPivaanItalianarchitectandcontemporaryurnituredesignerwhoaspirestoamoreminimalistaesthetichasbecomethechosenarchitectormanyvillaowners.Hisdesignsaresimpleelegantandchiccreatingvillasthatresteasilyonthelandscapeandpayhomagetothestunningseascapesandviews.Thecoastalclimateandopenstyleodesigndemandthatvillasarereurbishedonaregularbasis.Ownersemploytheservicesointeriordesignerswhousingarangeodierentstylestexturesandmaterialsinterprettheislandindierentways.Thevillasaredesignedtorefecttheownerspersonalitiesandaspirationssomewithneartcollectionssomewiththelatestinmoderntechnologyandsomewithtropicalantasygardensamyriadostylesandideasthatensurethereissomethingtosuiteveryone.AsenvironmentalconservationissuchanimportantaspectolieonMustiquemanyothecurrentvilladevelopmentsareincorporatingnewgreenmethodsotechnologyanddesigntominimizetheislandscarbonootprintandthusensurethepreservationotheislandoruturegenerations.ArchitectureandDesignArchitecturalstyleshaveevolvedovertheyearsromthemoreclassicalplantationstylehousestypicalotheoundingdesignerandarchitectOliverMesseltocontemporarygroundbreakingarchitecturaldesign.MesselwasoneotheoremostEnglishstagedesignersothe20thcenturywhothroughouthiscareerworkedextensivelyintheatreandwiththeRoyalBallet.CombininghisartisticfairandpassionortheCaribbeanhecreatedatrademarkstyleovilladesign.HishouseswereasromanticandasintimateashistheatresetseaturingPalladianstaircasescoveredverandasandwoodenshutterswithslendercolumnsellipticalarchesintricateanlightsanddelicatewoodenretwork.Hedesignedspacesormomentsorefectionandspacestohostthemostelegantandfamboyantoparties.MesselslegacycanbeseenthroughouttheislandinmanyohisiconicvillasalthoughperhapsoneothenestexamplesohisworkistheGreatRoomattheCottonHouseHotel.WheretoStayTheVillaCollectionMustiquehasacollectionooverahundreduniqueandindividualhouses.ManyothevillasareavailabletorentandeachoersadierentislandexperiencewhetheryouenjoyacontemporaryminimalistdesignwithseamlessinnitypoolsandstateotheartmediaroomsoramoretraditionalCaribbeanGingerbreadhousewithclassicalpavilionsandshadyverandasthetrademarkstyleooundingarchitectOliverMessel.Housesizesrangeromthemoreintimatetwobedroomcottagessuitableorhoneymoonerscouplestravellingaloneorsmallamiliesthroughtothe8-10bedroomprivateestateswhichoerseparateguestaccommodationprivatepoolstenniscourtsgymsandmediaroomsandevenyourowngolcourseTheCottonHouseHotelTheCottonHouseHotelormerlytheoldcottonwarehouseistheoldestbuildingontheislandhavingbeenconvertedbyOliverMesselin1968.Ithasseventeenroomsrangingromapresidentialtwo-bedroomedsuitewithprivatepoolanddrawingroomtosmallersingleroomcottages.14 15 TheMustiqueCompanyTheMustiqueCompanyisthegluethatholdstheislandtogether.Appointedtomanageandoverseetheislandthecompanylooksafterallaspectsofislandlife.Itcomprisesateamofdedicatedindividualswhoarecommittedtoensuringthesmoothrunningoftheislandanditscommunity.TheManagingDirectorRogerPritchardisbasedpermanentlyontheislandsupportedbySimonHumphreywhoassecuritycontrollercanoftenbeseencircumnavigatingtheisland.GordonOveringandJeanetteCadetruntheVillaServicesandVillaRentalsdepartmentsoverseeingallaspectsofvillalifefrommaintenanceandstafftovillarentalsandguesthospitality.Pleasedonothesitatetocontactthemshouldyouhaveanyqueriesthroughoutyourstay.VillaServicesVillaServicesistheMustiqueCompanysonislandvillamanagementteam.WorkingcloselywithourreservationsteamstheywilloverseeandmanageeveryaspectofyourstayensuringyouenjoyyourtimewithusonMustique.Pleasedonothesitatetoaskshouldyouhaveanyqueriesorquestions.16 VillaHospitalityTeamsEachvillahasaullstaochemaidandgardenerandthelargervillasmayhaveadditionalsta.MostvillastaareromStVincentandareimmenselyproudtobeworkinginMustiquesvillastakinggreatprideintheirwork.Theywilltakeeveryopportunitytoensureyourstayismemorable.CheckinDeparturesVillacheck-intimeis2pmanddeparturesby12pmmidday.MaidLaundryServiceEachvillawillhaveadailymaidandlaundryservice.Pleaseadvisethemiyouhaveanydelicateitemsorspecialrequests.FoodDrinksYourpre-arrivaloodanddrinksorderoryourfrsteveningwillalreadyhavebeendeliveredtoyourvilla.Onarrivalpleasediscussanydietarypreerencesordiningrequirementsyoumayhaveorthedurationoyourstay.Yourchewillbehappytodiscussmenuswithyouandthenshopaccordinglyonyourbehal.BabysittingandChildcareAbabysittingservicewithullyqualifednanniesandchildcareisavailableordayornightcare.IyouwouldlikeurtherinormationortomakeareservationpleaseaskyourvillastaorcallVillaServicesdirectly.AccountsTheMustiqueCompanywillcollectallyourvillaaccountsromtheislandsuppliersonthelastdayoyourstayandprepareafnalinvoicewhichwillbedeliveredtoyourvillatheeveningbeoreyourdeparture.Pleaseensureyouraccountissettledbeoreyouleavetheisland.Allmajorcreditcardsareaccepted.GratuitiesItiscustomarytotipvillastaandverymuchappreciated.TheVillaServicesteamcanadviseguestsirequired.IslandHospitalityYouwillfndafleinyourvillawithinormationonallthecurrentactivities.HowevershouldyouhaveanyspecialrequestspleasedonothesitatetocalltheSocialDirectorJanONeilwhowillbehappytohelpwiththeorganizationoprivatepartiesandvenues.TuesdayNightCocktailPartyEveryTuesdaytheManagingDirectorotheMustiqueCompanyhostsacocktailpartyintheGreatRoomattheCottonHouse.Thisisanislandtraditionwhereoldriendshaveachancetocatchupandnewcomershaveanopportunitytomeetthemanagementteamandotherguestsstayingontheisland.HousePartiesHospitalityiscentraltoislandlieandhousepartiesarederigeursodontbesurprisediyoureceiveaninvitationtoanothervilla.ItstheMustiquecultureTheCottonHouseHotelSpaTheCottonHousehasacentralswimmingpoolandselectionorestaurantsandbarsromthemoreormalVerandaRestaurantandGreatRoomcocktailbartothepopularBeachBarCalocatedonEndeavourBay.SpaTheCottonHousenaturalspahasarangeoacilitiesincludingaftnesscentretreatmentroomsarelaxationroomwithstunningseaviewsandaspecialistbeautysalon.ThespaoersawideselectionotreatmentsusingSUNDARIandESPAorganicproductranges.OurSpaManagercanalsooerbespokespaprogrammesandin-villatreatmentsonrequest.Thereisalsoahairdressingserviceavailableatthehotel.VillaguestsareverywelcometousetheacilitiesattheCottonHousebutitisadvisabletobooktherestaurantsanddiningacilitiesinadvancetoavoiddisappointment.Wheretostay17 FloristTropicalfowersandbouquetscanbeorderedromforistsinSt.VincentpleasecontactVillaServicesorurtherinormation.BoutiquesMustiquehasasmallcollectionoboutiquesoeringarangeohouseholdpiecesashionandjewellery.AcrossForeversituatedatBritanniaBayisavirtualAladdinsCaveournitureandcollectablesromaroundtheglobe.BasilsBoutiqueislocatedatBasilsBarandspecialisesinT-shirtsbeachwearandhand-paintedoriginalsromBali.TheCottonHouseBoutiqueshowcasesthebestinCaribbeandesignerresortandbeachwearwithT-shirtsjewellerybeachtoysgitssouvenirsandessentialholidayitemssuchassuntanlotionsunglassesandhats.ThePinkHouseisamedoritsbeautiulclothingorbeachliedesignedbytheresidentdesignerLottyBwhosehandpaintedrangeosilksarongsandkatansaremuchprizedamongsttheislandcommunity.ThePurpleHousehasacollectionosouvenirgitsprintedT-shirtsswimwearormenandwomenandinteriordesignpieces.WheretoshopIslandGroceriesThereisalimitedselectionogrocerystoresontheislandwhereyoucanbuyprovisionsoryourvillaorrequestyourvillastatodosoonyourbehal.TheopeninghoursoralltheshopsonMustiqueareusuallyrom8-12noonandrom3-6pmandonSundays9-12noon.CoreasGeneralStoreisthemainsupermarketontheislandoeringacomprehensiverangeogoodsandwines.Sundayopeninghoursareusually9-11am.BasilsGourmetShopsellsarangeoimportedwinesandchampagnesassortedcheeseschocolatesgourmetitemsandcondiments.MustiqueIslandSuppliesstockslocalbeerHairounarangeosotdrinksandbottledwater.SweetiePieBakeryoersarangeoreshlybakedgoodsincludingbreadsbaguettescroissantsbrioches.Individualordersareavailableonrequest.TheBakeryisopenrom730amMondaytoSaturday.FishMarketSituatedwithintheshingvillageinBritanniaBaytheFishMarketsuppliedbythelocalshermensellsaabuloussupplyoreshlycaughtshandseaood.ItisopenMondaytoFridayrom8-5pmandonSaturdaysrom8-12pm.IslandLieGettingAboutTheAirportMustiqueAirportisaullyaliatedairportwhichcanaccommodatesmallaircrat.TherearetwoairlinesthatfydailytoandromMustiquetheMustiqueCompanyShuttleandGrenadineAirways.PrivatejetscanbeletatneighbouringStVincentorBarbadosandtheMustiqueShuttlecanmeetguestsonrequest.Foraullscheduleolocalandinternationalfightsandurtherinormationonprivateaircratorsharedcharterstoneighbouringislandspleasecontacttheairport.CarMuleRentalsSmallbuggiesknownasmulescarsorjeepscanbehiredtogetaroundtheisland.Guestswishingtohireamulemustbeoverseventeenyearsoageandhaveavaliddrivinglicense.DriverswillneedacurrentSt.VincenttheGrenadinesdrivingpermitwhichisavailablepriortotravelthroughVillaServicesoronarrivalromImmigrationattheairport.18 19 20 TheLibraryTheMustiqueCommunityLibraryisnexttotheprimaryschool.Thereareacomprehensiverangeobooksromctiontonon-ctionandanextensivereerencesection.TheLibraryalsooersinternetande-mailserviceaxingandphotocopyingacilitiesandDVDhire.Donationstothelibraryintheormobooksandmagazinesareverywelcome.TheLibraryisopenbetween9-1pm3-6pmMondaytoSaturday.TheMedicalClinicOurislanddoctorrunsaully-equippedmodernclinicanddispensarynexttotheMustiqueCompanyoces.Medicalandemergencycareincludingthearrangementoemergencyevacuationisavailableatalltimesontheisland.TheclinicisopenMondaytoFriday8-12am230-4pmWednesdaySaturday8-12amSundayClosedChurchServicesTheMustiqueChristianAssemblymeetattheLovellChurchintheVillageeverySundayat11amandeverybodyiswelcome.TheBambooChurchisapicturesquechapelusedorestiveservicesandweddings.MustiquesMuseumThemuseumissituatedinTheOldSugarToweradjacenttotheCottonHouse.Overtheyearsmembersotheislandcommunityhaveallcontributedtothecollectionwithinterestinganecdotesandarteactsaboutthehistoryotheislandanditspeople.Acollectionophotographsotheco-oundersillustratestheheritageotheislandandvisitingbotanistsandzoologistshaverecordedtheindigenousforaandaunaandmarineliecontributingtotodaysongoingconservationprogramme.OpenAirCinemaTheeverpopularopenairtheatreontheCottonHouselawnisopentoeveryonetobeenjoyedromthecomortoyourownmule.MoviesareshownonFridaynightsorchildrenandSaturdaynightsoradultspleaseconsultyourWeeklyGuideorcurrentlmshowings.21Islandlie CottonHouseHotelTheVerandaRestaurantTheCottonHouseoersthenestlocalingredientssimplyandexpertlyprepared.Pleasereserveatableinadvancetoavoiddisappointment.TherestaurantisopenromBreakast730to10amLunch1230to230pmAternoonTea330to5pmDinner730to930pmTheGreatRoomBarThebarisrenownedoritsextensivecocktailmenuandelegantsurroundingsprovidingtheperectbackdroptowatchthesungodown.TheBeachCafattheCottonHouseTheBeachCaonEndeavourBayoersarelaxedinormalrestaurantandbeachbar.TheFirefyTheFirefyscentralcocktailbarisamousoritslegendarysunsetviewsoverBritanniaBayandishometotheMustiqueChampagneandMartiniClubsrmavouritesamongsttheislandsregulars.TherestaurantservesarangeodishesusingreshlocalingredientswithaCaribbeantheme.TheyalsoserveexcellentpizzaswhichareavailableorhomeorbeachdeliveryBasilsBeachBarRestaurantSituatedintheheartoBritanniaBayprojectingoutovertheseaBasilsBarhasbeenhostinganinternationalcrowdorover25years.InseasonWednesdaynightispartynightwithabarbequebuetdinnerandJumpUpwithlivemusicandSundaynightisSunsetJazzollowedbylacartedining.BasilsBarishometothelegendaryMustiqueBluesFestivalinlateJanuaryandearlyFebruarywhereA-listmusicianscometoplayoeringguestsauniqueopportunitytoenjoyworldclassmusicinaabulousandrelaxedlocation.Reservationsarerecommendedpleasecontactthebarorurtherdetails.WheretoEatRestaurantsMustiquehasachoiceobarsandrestaurantsontheislandromrelaxedbeachbarsandcocktailbarstomoreormaldining.22 23 24AcrowdedbeachinMustiquemeansonlyonepartybesidesyourown.Aregularguest 25 ByplaneFlytomainlandSt.VincentandtakeahistoricaltouroKingstownthecapitaloSt.Vincentwheresitesointerestincludeanoldortdatingbackto1806andtheoldestbotanicalgardensintheWesternHemisphereoundedin1765.ForthemoreactivehiketotheVermontNatureTrailwithintheSt.VincentParrotrainorestreserveorclimbthevolcanoLaSourierewhichpeaksat4048eetabovesealevel.FinallycruisethroughthecovesandfshingvillagesalongthecoastlinebeoreenjoyingtheunspoiltbeautyotheFallsoBaleineandTrinityFalls.PicnickingPicnicsarecentraltolieonMustique.Thereareanumberopicnicsitesandbarbequegrillslocatedaroundtheislandwhichareavailableorprivateparties.ItisadvisabletobookyourlocationinadvancewiththeSocialDirectorandtoaskyourvillastatoprepareapicnicoyourchoice.WhattoDoMustiquehasadedicatedSocialDirectorwhoputstogetherseasonalcalendarsoeventsorthosewhowishtoparticipate.Activitiessuchaschildrenstennisandsoccercampsullmoonpartiesandmovienightskitethonsonthebeachandannualhalmarathonchallengesensurethereisplentytokeepeventhemostactiveoccupied.SeasonalestivitiesarealwaysverypopularandNewYearsEveisalegendaryeventwhichistalkedaboutromoneyeartothenext.PleasecontactourSocialDirectorwhowillbedelightedtotellyoumoreandhelpyoubooktheactivitiesoyourchoice.IslandExcursionsVisitingNeighbouringislandsbyBoatDaytripstovisitneighbouringislandsareavailablebysailorpowerboatsbyprivatecharterorjoininganorganizedtrip.VisitthestunningmarineconservationparkatTobagoCaysandpicniconlocationwhereJohnnyDeppwasamouslymaroonedinThePiratesotheCaribbeanbeoreswimmingwiththehawksbillturtlesontheree.OtherpopularislandvisitsincludetheGrenadineIslandsoBequiaCanouanPalmUnionandPetitSt.VincentIslands.26 27Attheheartoftheplaceisanextraordinarynaturalbeautywhichhopefullywillneverchange.BryanFerry 28 ScubaDivingMustiqueoerssomeothebestscubadivingintheCaribbean.WithadedicateddiveboataproessionalteamoPADIinstructorsanddivemastersandthelatestindiveequipmentwecaterorbeginnersthroughtoexperienceddivers.ThereisarangeoPADIqualiyingcoursesromBubblemakeror8-9yearoldsandintroductorylessonswhichwillallowgueststodivethesurroundingshallowreeswithintheirrstlessontoPADIOpenWaterDivercerticationandbeyond.ForurtherinormationpleasecontacttheSocialDirectorortheWatersportsCentre.PowerBoatExcursionsHalandulldayexcursionsareavailablebypowerboatwithoptionstosnorkelshandtolunchonanotherisland.Theboatsareothehighestqualityrangingroma36tmonohulltoa60tpowercatamaranandareequippedwithheadsandreshwatershowerstoensuremaximumcomort.WaterSportsActivitiesWatersportsThereisanextensiverangeowatersportsavailableontheislandromscubadivingtosnorkellingandwindsurngtoHobieCatsailing.OurWatersportsCentrelocatedonEndeavourBayhasacomprehensiverangeoequipmentwhereyoucanchooseromboogieboardsandwindsurerstostanduppaddleboardsortakeaglassbottomkayaktoexplorethereesbeneaththesea.Theequipmentcanevenbedroppedoatyouravouritebeachsoyouareintimeoryourpicniclunch.SwimmingTherearemanybeachestochooseromonMustiquepleasereertotheislandmaportheirexactlocation.Theseaonthenortheasterlysideotheislandoersmoreswellprovidingexcellentsurngandbodyboarding.ChoosebetweentheeverpopularsurngbeachesatMacaroniandSimplicityBay.Thesouthwesterlyaspectotheislandoerscalmerwatersmoresuitedtosnorkellingandpaddleboarding.LagoonBeachandGelliceauxBeacharebeautiulshelteredbaysperectoramilyswimmingandpicnickingwhilstEndeavourBayusuallyhasfatcalmwatersidealorsnorkelingpaddleboardingandkayaking.PleasenotethatswimmingisprohibitedatPastureBaybecauseoastrongundertowcurrent.SailingThewatersaroundMustiquearerenownedortheirabuloussailingconditions.BeginnersandchildrencantakelessonsontheHobieWavesinEndeavourBaywhilstthemoreexperiencedsailorscancharterarangeoyachts.ChooseromarangeoSchoonersandCatamaransoraullorhaldayssailingtoexploretheneighbouringislands.FishingTheseasaroundMustiqueoerahostodierentspeciesromsaltwatersalmonandmackereljackyellowtailsnapperandbarracudatodeep-seatunadoradomahi-mahiandwahoo.InshoreanddeepseashingisavailableallyearroundandourresidentshermenhaveexemplaryrecordsrarelycominghomewithoutatunaordinnerorattheveryleastsashimiWhattodo29 EquestrianCentreExploreMustiqueonhorsebacktrekkingupintothehillstoenjoythemanywonderulviewsorridethroughthesuronachoiceodesertedbeaches.Wehavehorsesandponiestosuitalllevelsoexperienceandcanarrangegrouporprivatelessonsorbeginnerstoadvancedridesormoreexperiencedriders.Threedayponycampsorchildrenareheldthroughouttheyeargivingthemthechancetolearnaboutstablemanagementandthedailycareotheirponies.Bootsandhelmetsareprovidedbutitisadvisabletobringsuitablelongtrousers.ForurtherinormationandcourseavailabilitypleasecontacttheSocialDirector.GolngTheneighbouringislandoCanouanoersexcellentgolacilitieswithanawardwinningchampionshipgolcoursedesignedbyJimFazio.Otendescribedasagolersheaventhecourseoersmanychallengesgivenitsdramaticcoastallocation.DetailsoboatorplanetranserstoCanouanareavailableonrequest.OnshoreActivitiesBallsportsArangeoballsportsareregularlyplayedatthePlayingFieldincludingBasketballCricketNetballSoccerandVolleyball.EveryoneiswelcomerombeginnersthroughtoproessionalspleasecontacttheSocialDirectororurtherdetails.BirdWatchingOverahundreddierentspecieshavebeenrecordedonMustiquewithmorethantyotheseindigenoustotheislandincludingtheMangroveCuckooandTropicalKingbird.Bird-watchingisapopularpastimestaontheislandwillbehappytohelpyouidentiylocalbirdlieandthecomprehensiveMustiqueBirdGuideisavailableorpurchaseintheislandstores.NatureFitnessTrailsMustiquecanbeexploredonootwithtrailsovaryingabilitymarkedontheislandmap.TherearenaturetrailswhichexplorethemoreremoteareasotheislandtakinginthenativeforaandaunaandwildliesuchastheNorthPointWalkwhichisextremelypopularwithbirdlovers.ThereisaFitnessTrailorjoggingwhichincorporatesgymbarsorthoseeelinginneedoamoreambitiousworkout.Trailsvaryromortyminutesuptotwohoursorthemoreadventurous.Pleasenoteitcanbeslipperyunderootandwalkingbootsortrainersareadvised.TennisTennisisapopulareatureamongstMustiqueguests.Therearesixfoodlitomnicourtsastroturandsandavailableoryouruse.Useothetenniscourtsiscomplimentaryhoweveritisadvisabletobookinadvancetoavoiddisappointment.Arangeotennislessonsandcoursesorallagesareavailablewithourresidentialtenniscoachincludingdailydrop-ingamesorthosethatenjoyasocialgame.RacquetswhitesandtennisballsareavailableorpurchaseorhireattheTennisClubShop.ForChildrenForveryyoungchildrenthereisanexcellentplaygroundsituatedjustbehindtheBamboochurch.Olderchildrencanenjoyallthesportsmentionedabovewithone-on-oneorgroupintroductorylessonsavailableonrequest.Duringhighseasonlongercoursesareavailabletogivechildrentheopportunitytolearnnewandimproveexistingskillssuchasdivingsailingandtenniswithchildrenotheirownage.30Whattodo 31 LocalCommunityandtheMustiqueCharitableTrustTheTrustwasormedin2008tohelpneedychildrenyoungpeopleandcommunitiesinStVincentandtheGrenadines.Entirelysupportedbydonationsromhomeownersandgueststotheislandthereisanongoinggrantprocessinplace.Thisocusesonthemanychallengesacedbythedisadvantagedandthrougharangeoprojectsprovidesmedicalandeducationalsupport.Ontheislandthelocalcommunityo750isathrivingandprosperouscommunitysupportedbyaulltimemedicalclinicaproessionallyrunprimaryschoolacomprehensivelibraryandAnglicanchurchwithregularweeklyservices.MostrecentlycompletedistheCommunityCentrewhereregulareducationalcoursesareheldandvillagerscanhaveaccesstotheinternettourthertheironlinestudiesandcommunicationskills.FurtheraeldonStVincentandotherneighbouringislandslongtermeducationalandmedicalprojectsarehelpingtoimprovethelivesomanyandwearegrateultoourtrusteesortheirhardworkandcommitment.ShouldyouwishtolearnmoreaboutthetrustormakeadonationpleasecontacttheMustiqueCompanymanagementteam.MarineconservationTurtlesTheseharmlesscreaturesareanenchantingsightwhethershufingthroughthesandtolaytheireggsinthecooldunesorplayullyglidingthroughthewaterasyousnorkelsidebyside.Sadlytheworldsturtlepopulationisrapidlydecliningduetohuntingandpoorshingpracticessuchthatmarinebiologiststhroughouttheworldarecollectivelyworkingtotryandprotecttheturtlesandhavethemociallyregisteredasanendangeredspecies.MustiquesTurtleprojectisaliatedwithWidecastaspecialistmarineconservationgroupwhichisdedicatedtoprotectingtheturtleswithintheCaribbeanSeaandtoraisingawarenessortheirpreservation.ThetwotypesoturtlemostcommonlyoundintheCaribbeanaretheHawksbillandtheLeatherback.Ourresidentislandguidesregularlypatrolthebeachesmonitoringegglayingandsaelyrelocatingneststonurturehatchlingsbeoretheyarereadytoleaveorthesaetyothewater.DuringthenestingseasonoMaytoOctoberguestsareinvitedtoparticipateandmaybeluckyenoughtoseeanestingorahatchlingreleaseduringtheirstay.LobstersItisprohibitedtoshorlobsterbetweenMayandAugustduringthespawningseasontopreservetheirnumbers.Pleasehelpustopreserveourpreciousresourcesanddonotbuylobsterduringthisperiod.ConservationandtheCommunityTheislandcommunityiscommittedtopreservingMustique.In1989theGovernmentoSt.VincentandtheGrenadinespassedTheMustiqueCompanyActdeclaringtheislandoMustiquetogetherwiththebeachesoreshoreandsurroundingwatersuptoathousandyardstobewithintheMustiqueConservationArea.TheEnvironmentalProgrammeSincethenanEnvironmentalProgrammeandCommitteehasbeencreatedtohelpprotecttheragileandpristineenvironmentotheisland.Thecommitteemadeupovillaownersandtheislandmanagementoverseestheestablishmentandimplementationomarineandlandbasedconservationprojectsromturtletaggingandmonitoringtoresponsibleshingandmostimportantlyeducatinguturegenerationsabouttheimportanceoislandconservation.Muchotheislandremainsundevelopedleavinggreatswathesonaturalhabitatorthelocalwildlie.Manyotheroadshavebeenletasdirttrackstominimizetheootprintandacomprehensiverecyclingprogrammehasbeeninitiatedensuringthatallwasteisenvironmentallytreatedandrecycled.32 33 34TheappealoMustiqueliesinitscontradictions.ItssophisticatedyetnaturalCaribbeanCasualyetUpperEastSideelegantendlesslysocialyetperectlyprivate.TommyHilfger 35 FeedbackWehopethatyoufndthisguideuseulandthatyouenjoyeveryaspectoyourstayonMustique.Wewouldwelcomeanyeedbackandyouwillfndaormavailableinyourvillaiyouwishtofllitinandhandittoyourvillasta.SimilarlyiyouhaveanycommentsduringyourstaypleasedonothesitatetocontacttheVillaServicesteamandletusknowsothatwemayassistyou.WelookorwardtowelcomingyouagainsoontoMustique.TheMustiqueIslandManagementTeam36 37 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