Princess Margaret's dream home, Prince William's Caribbean idyll, the entire island displays all the creativity and comforts of a wealthy and discerning aristocrat’s home estate. Join us on the world's most exclusive private island

The privately-owned island of Mustique is almost too good to be true. Fringed by perfect beaches and sparkling turquoise waters, crowned by lush green hills and speckled with rustic hamlets and luxurious villas, this exquisite tropical island in the Grenadines is a tiny fairytale isle about the size of Hyde Park. It is little wonder that the Royal Family (most notably HRH Princess Margaret and, most recently, HRH Prince William and his bride) and others of star status have built homes there, and that these homeowners have kept the island to themselves for several decades. Nevertheless, a single famous hotel stands in peace and privacy on the island—the only full-service resort on Mustique—and a stay here is as coveted as a private invitation. It is called Cotton House, and its fame is world-wide.



Cotton House still hosts the island’s weekly cocktail party for villa-owning residents as well as its own guests. And our Members are invited to visit Mustique, to stay in Cotton House, and to enjoy the 45-minute flight to and from Barbados with the compliments of the House.


Cotton House is in the world’s top league of hotels. Exclusive by its very nature, elegant and comfortable by design, and never, ever ostentatious, Cotton House is the oldest structure on Mustique, an 18th-century plantation house once used to store cotton, sugar and rum. It stands in 13 acres, the Caribbean Sea to the west, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and quietly forms the hub of the island’s gentle activity. The international cadre of villa owners drop by for afternoon tea in the Great Room, cocktails in the bar, or coffee on their way to picnic at the impossibly beautiful Macaroni Beach.

With its neutral, understated décor in all 17 rooms and suites, Cotton House will envelop you in an aura of old-world sophistication, charm, peace, and Caribbean sunshine cooled by gentle breezes. You will have butler service, professional and charming, just as if you were a guest in a private, fully-staffed residence—with the added elements of your own outdoor pool and a full-service spa.

As to food, the Cotton House fare is delicious. There are two restaurants, The Veranda, which serves Caribbean delicacies from a simple yet internationally distinguished menu, and the al fresco Beach Café on the water’s edge. Afternoon teas and cocktails in the Great Room and the Beach Bar are leisurely affairs, created by masters of their respective arts—as you might expect with such a very British clientele: they know a good afternoon tea and a pre-lunch cocktail when they see it!

For sport on Mustique there is tennis, riding, hiking, sailing, diving and snorkelling, and though golf carts—known on the island as mule-carts—provide the local transport, there is no golf course. More practically, neither are there visible power or telephone lines, or water pipes—they are all underground. Nor are there any tall buildings—all structures are limited to the tree line and below. The entire island displays all the creativity and comforts of a wealthy yet discerning aristocrat’s home estate. And all this happened through the foresight of one such Scottish aristocrat, Colin Tennant, later Lord Glenconner, a close friend of HM The Queen’s late sister, HRH Princess Margaret.

He bought the island in the late 1950s, and in 1960 gave the Princess a 10-acre plot of land as a wedding gift, on which eventually she built her own villa, Les Jolies Eaux. The beautiful Princess's presence—and visits by The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh—set the style for the island's new residents, while giving the Princess the one home in the world where she could be herself with her friends: Mustique became her favourite place on earth.

In 1968 Lord Glenconner’s Mustique Company entered into an agreement with St Vincent to preserve the island’s character and ecology by, among other rules, limiting development to 114 houses. From these far-sighted beginnings Mustique became a protected private haven that could never be spoiled by further development, and so it remains. The real appeal of Mustique goes beyond its celebrity pedigree to this, the timeless, private-island serenity in everything one sees.

How to get there

Mustique is at the northern tip of the Grenadines. It is part of the Lesser Antilles and therefore part of the Windward Islands of the Caribbean. Mustique is reached by air from the UK, generally via Barbados but also via St Vincent, Canouan, Grenada, Martinique, St Lucia, Puerto Rico and Trinidad.

Exclusive Club offer

Our Members are invited to stay at Cotton House whenever rooms are available, and will be flown to Mustique from Barbados free of charge (the usual return fare is US$1,000 per couple). To check availability and rates, please call Member Services on 020 7399 2960 or follow the link below.

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