The Best Hotels in Mustique

If you searched for “Mustique island hotels” or “best hotels in Mustique” and expected to see a page with a list of hotels and resorts, we have some news for you. 

There is only one hotel on Mustique, The Cotton House Hotel. 

While The Cotton House Hotel is a luxurious boutique hotel with fine dining and a beach club, it only has 17 bedrooms. What most people learn when they research accommodations in Mustique is that the best option is often to stay in one of the 80 luxurious private villas on the island. 

Fun fact: Up until 2017 there was one other small hotel on the island, called The Firefly Hotel. Since then, it has ceased operations, leaving the Cotton House as the only hotel on Mustique.

While the Cotton House Hotel has much to offer, with cozy cottages and elegant private rooms for couples, and two-bedroom suites for families,  it might not be the right fit for everyone. Especially if you have a larger group. You might prefer to stay in a private villa in Mustique. 

In this article, we will review the benefits of staying at The Cotton House Hotel, and then we’ll show you several private villas available to rent by the night that may also be of interest for your next trip to Mustique.

The Cotton House Hotel - The Only Hotel on Mustique Island

You'll Love: Premier service and gorgeous surroundings are two things you can be guaranteed when you book at The Cotton House Hotel. This is a true luxury hotel that takes its guests' needs very seriously. The hotel prides itself on understanding each guest’s individual needs and catering to their every wish. It features amenities like a gourmet restaurant, an on-site spa, a private beach bar with lunch service, and of course, first-class service.

What to Know: Breakfast at the on-site Veranda Restaurant is included with every booked stay.

Accommodations: The Cotton House Hotel has kept its colonial architecture and atmosphere, but there have been plenty of updates to keep things modern and up to date with emerging luxury hotel trends.

When booking at this hotel, you will have 17 bedroom types to choose from. This includes a hilltop villa with two bedrooms, private two-bedroom duplex suites tucked away in the main hilltop residence, stand-alone deluxe one-bedroom suites, and cozy one-bedroom cottages with private verandas.

Bars & Restaurants: The signature dining option at the Cotton House Hotel is the Verandah restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch, dinner. It spans a long terrace that wraps around the hotel’s great room. Guests will love the open bar, available all day long.

For those looking for a more beachy option during the day, the hotel operates the Beach Café situated on the shores of Endeavor Bay. This is the ideal place to go when you want to grab a Planters Punch and a quick snack after a swim in the tranquil waters.

The Cotton House also operates the fabled Basil’s Bar on the beach in nearby Brittannia Bay. Stop by there for cocktails at sunset, and enjoy live music on select nights.

Insider Tips: Interested in exploring the waters around the island? Ask the concierge to recommend a private charter boat day trip to neighboring islands for fishing, snorkeling, or simply exploring.

Nuts & Bolts: The Cotton House has 17 bedrooms, 1 Restaurant, 2 Bars, Spa, Beachside Amenities, and Concierge Desk.

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Top Private Villas in Mustique – 7 Exciting Alternatives to Staying in a Hotel

If you are traveling single, or as a couple, staying in the Cotton House is an ideal option. However, if your group has 4 or more people, it may be more convenient, and comfortable to rent one of the exceptional private villas in Mustique. 

Over 80 private villas are available to rent on Mustique. When you rent a villa on Mustique, the services of a private chef, a butler, and housekeeping staff are included in the price of the villa. Here is a selection of 7 beloved private villas on Mustique to get started with.

1. Greystone Cottage (MV GRE - 2BR)

Enjoy waking up and walking just a few steps to the ocean every morning at this gorgeous beachfront villa overlooking Britannia Bay. At night, relax in the hot tub as the stars pop out in abundance across the open Caribbean Sea. 

2. Azure (MV AZR) - 2BR

At the Azure, you will feel like you are alone, surrounded by the lush tropical landscapes of the Caribbean. A gorgeous rooftop pool rises up at the center of this villa, offering visitors beautiful views of the surrounding area as they relax in the sun. 

3. Paradiso (MV PAR) - 4BR

This large villa is ideal for a large family or vacationing couples. Here, much of the focus has been on the interior amenities, including a massive library and elegant octagon-shaped dining room. 

4. The Beach House (MV BHS) - 5BR

The Beach House is the villa you want to book when your group really wants to stretch out and enjoy the vacay. In-home amenities include a gym, home theater, two plunge pools, and bar games like ping pong. 

5. Gingerbread (MV GIN) - 6BR

The Gingerbread is an Oliver Messel-designed villa that was once featured in the esteemed Architectural Digest. Its gorgeous open patios and verandas overlook a pool and the beach itself. That's right, this gorgeous property includes its own direct path to a private slice of brilliantly white beachfront. 

6. Plantation House (MV PLA) 6BR

The Plantation House is aptly named, as this is a multi-residence that sprawls across a well-manicured property perched atop the southern hills of Lagoon Bay. There is a central building that includes four bedrooms and a separate private cottage. 

7. Mandalay (MV MAN) - 7BR

Water is the main focus of this massive villa. Renowned architects Arne Hasslqvist and Robert Litwiller originally built this stunning villa for famed rocker David Bowie and you can certainly feel the rockstar glamour within its walls. A split-level koi pond, waterfalls, and infinity pool lay at the center of the design, with the home's structure built around to accentuate their beauty. 

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Staying in the Cotton House Hotel or Renting a Luxury Villa in Mustique – Which One is Right for You?

Both The Cotton House Hotel and a private luxury villa offer outstanding accommodations for a Caribbean island vacation. However, each has its pros and cons, and each fits the needs of a specific audience.

In general, if you are looking to keep your costs lower or see your lodging as a base to explore Mustique, then booking at the Cotton House Hotel is a great choice. Daily rates here are significantly lower than those of a private villa and include amenities like on-site breakfasts. 

If you are looking for accommodations that are ideal for sharing with a group of friends or family, you may consider renting a private villa. All of the villas WIMCO represents on the island of Mustique offer full in-villa staffing to care for your every need. From breakfast served on the verandah, to picnic lunches prepared for your beach outing, to cocktails served by the pool, and lobster dinner with fine wines served in your villa’s great room. 

Why Choose WIMCO Villas to Reserve Your Hotel Room or Villa on Mustique?

Experience breeds excellence. Our team has been providing personal vacation planning and concierge services to sophisticated travelers since 1983. With over three decades of experience in arranging luxury beachfront vacation rentals and hotel stays in Mustique, you are in good hands with WIMCO.

Whatever you are looking for in vacation accommodations, we can help you find it. But finding the ideal villa or hotel is just the first part. Our concierge team can also arrange your international and local flights, set-up local activities, experiences and more. 

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