Lapped by both the Atlantic and Caribbean seas Mustique has a unique coastline with nine dramatically contrasting beaches and a plethora of coves to explore.
Discover the surprisingly stark landscape around North Point and Rutland Bay, where the rugged terrain and crashing breakers belie the island’s Caribbean location and take an exhilarating beach walk along the wild and windswept Pasture Bay.
On the Eastern coastline Macaroni Beach, regarded as one of top ten beaches in the world, is a dramatic sweeping crescent lined with powder white sand under a rich green canopy of palm trees.
Whilst to the west the Caribbean sea provides a more typical coastline, with quintessential palm fringed beaches and waves gently lapping the shore. Startlingly clear waters at Lagoon make for great beach combing whilst a scramble over the rocks or swim around to Gelliceaux Bay reveals a magical turquoise bay perfect for a cooling midday swim.
Beach picnics are a must on Mustique.
A collection of shady thatched gazebos provide the best vantage point from which to explore the island’s many beaches.
Ask your villa staff or the hotel to book a gazebo on the beach of your choice and they will prepare a feast for you to enjoy with your friends. Adorned with flowers and bunting each villa has a signature style, dressing the gazebo to create a sense of occasion. And don’t be surprised if you are invited to join other picnic parties, it’s a great way to meet other islanders and experience the islander’s extraordinary hospitality.