St Vincent & Grenadines
based on 7 nights inc. flights
* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
International economy flights and taxes from the UK
per person for 7 nights, based on 2 people sharing a Garden Cottage on a Bed and Breakfast basis, including flights from Barbados to Mustique and private road transfers.
At a Glance
Boutique hotel on the exclusive island of Mustique set on a former Sugar Mill site
Choice of cottages or suite accommodation - some with their own plunge pools
Extensive gardens and beautiful white sand beaches to explore
Dine at The Great Room or head out to the Firefly or Basil's Bar to hang out with locals and private villa owners on this tiny island
Get away from it all in this quiet corner of the Caribbean where understated glamour is the vibe
A popular choice with celebrities and royalty as an escape.
Nine beautiful, wild beaches to explore with private picnics provided.
Best time to Visit
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Offering warm temperatures throughout the year the Caribbean is a perfect year round destination. With an average of 9 hours sunshine a day the peak season runs from December through to April which is the dry season when you can expect very little rainfall. May to November are the slightly wetter months where you will find an increase in rainfall as the summer season goes on and with that some humidity, however the Summer months are still a great time to travel as the temperatures are hot and the rain tends to come in short heavy bursts but not all day long. The wettest months with the most humidity are September and October and these are the most probable months for hurricanes to occur in the region although many islands have not experienced hurricanes for a number of years. The average daily temperatures range from the mid-seventies in the winter months and mid-eighties in the summertime.
Cotton House is a superb romantic hotel on one of the Caribbean's most exclusive private islands with fantastic beaches. Once an 18th Century sugar plantation, the hotel is set in 13 acres of lush gardens where guests enjoy an unspoilt island lifestyle.
Mustique, in the heart of the Grenadines, only a short flight from Barbados or St Lucia, is one of the most exclusive private islands in the Caribbean, just three and a half by one and a half miles.
The Cotton House Hotel, carefully restored from the original 18th century coral warehouse and sugar mill, has 17 luxurious rooms, suites and traditional cottages set in the gardens surrounding the Great House. All the tastefully furnished rooms have king size beds, separate dressing rooms and private verandas.
Its main restaurant is acclaimed throughout the Caribbean, and the wines are excellent. Private dinners can be arranged at several locations on the resort and a picnic hamper can be taken on any of the nine beaches around the island. Other facilities include a swimming pool, spa and dive shop.
Mustique’s nine white sand beaches are easily reached by golf cart – the nearest one is about 30 meters away – with sailing, snorkelling, fishing and scuba diving all readily available. Sunset cruises can be arranged with local skippers, as well as day trips to nearby islands. Like Mustique itself, the mood at the Cotton House is whimsical and relaxed.
Seventeen distinct accommodations, many with private plunge pools, dot the hillside and shoreline of the estate. The structures reflect the old-Caribbean heritage, while giving modern comforts and luxury. Amenities include: air-conditioning & ceiling fans,
entertainment centre with flat screen TV, DVD/CD player with multi-zone facility,
in-room PC connection, iPod docking station, bathrobes and slippers, coffee machine,
pillow menu and luxury toiletries. All private pools are equipped with a child safety alarm.
The Garden Cottages have views of the perfectly manicured gardens, king beds with decorative netting, dressing room, ensuite shower room and a veranda with lounging and dining furniture.
The Seaview rooms have one double bedroom enjoying stunning views of the Caribbean sea and neighbouring islands. They feature separate elevated bath tubs, outdoor showers with sunset views and extensive elegantly furnished balconies, for relaxing and private dining.
|Deluxe Seaview Room||
The Deluxe Seaview Rooms have one double bedroom and private plunge pools with stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and neighbouring islands. They feature separate elevated bath tubs, outdoor showers with sunset views and extensive, elegantly furnished balconies with private dining facilities.
|One Bedroom Duplex Garden Suite||
This suite is spread over two floors and set up on the landscaped hills of the resort offering both Atlantic and the Caribbean sea views. Upstairs there is a master bedroom with king size bed, bathroom with bathtub and built-in shower and a large balcony with dining facilities. Downstairs there is a spacious living room with king sofa bed or two twin bed option making these suites perfect for young families. There is also a second full bathroom and private sundeck with plunge pool and dining facilities.
|One Bedroom Deluxe Garden Suite||
The One Bedroom Deluxe Garden Suites are located on the ground floor with garden views. They have a master bedroom with king size bed, separate living room with sofa bed or twin day bed option, powder room, dressing room and main bathroom with walk-in shower. Outside they have a private deck with plunge pool, sunloungers and umbrellas.
|Two Bedroom Deluxe Duplex Garden Suite||
The Two Bedroom Deluxe Garden Suites combine the one bedroom ground floor suites with the upper floor, which is accessible via an external covered staircase from lower deck to upper balcony. Downstairs they have a master bedroom with king size bed, separate living room with sofa bed or twin day bed option, powder room, dressing room and main bathroom with walk-in shower. Outside they have a private deck with plunge pool, sunloungers and umbrellas. Upstairs they have a second bedroom, living room, dressing room, bathroom with walk-in shower and balconies on both sides for all-day sun. Ideal for 2 couples or older family groups.
|Cotton Hill Residence||
The Cotton Hill Residence is the signature accommodation at the resort, featuring two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms with bathtub and shower, a spacious living and dining room with outdoor gazebo and large private swimming pool. The master bedroom is located in its own small pavilion and has the added feature of an outdoor shower. The Residence boasts panoramic views across the Atlantic, and benefits from a 24 hour personal butler service.
Children are welcome to come and stay at Cotton House, there are activities arranged in the main school holidays including soccer camps, but there are no specific facilities. Babysitting can be arranged at an additional charge of $14 per hour.
There is a minimum stay of 10 nights over Festive Season.
Facilities at Cotton House include a 20 metre infinity swimming pool, 2 tennis courts, Ilia spa & fitness centre, 2 restaurants including the beach cafe and bar, great room lounge area, book/DVD & TV library and dive shop and complimentary transfers by Mustique Mule anywhere on the island.
Complimentary activities include swimming, sailing, snorkelling, paddle boarding, hobie cats, tennis, fitness centre, walking, board games, transfers on island, weekly cocktail party, movie nights on Fridays and Saturdays.
Activities at an additional charge include use of the spa, boating day trips, horseback riding and scuba diving. Inshore and deep sea fishing can be arranged.
Head to the famous Basil's Bar for drinks and a fun atmosphere.
Golf is available on the neighbouring island of Canouan (accessible by boat or charter flight).
Anna Northeast (Staff)
I loved this place. The airport is tiny when you arrive and within minutes youre at the Great House with a lovely cold drink in your hand, already unwinding. If youre not a fan of small planes like me, it wont be the most relaxed 45 minutes of your life flying over, but it is well worth it as when you get there as the island is beautiful.
Cotton House is the only hotel on the island. Most of the visitors, many of which are the rich and famous, have their own villas on the island as they are left well alone. Celebrity is not important here, dont be surprised if you find a famous person or two sipping a cocktail at the Great Room bar and no one batting an eyelid.
Despite the exclusivity, Cotton House has a wonderfully relaxed feel to it. You can dress for dinner or not, in fact many of the guests order room service as the suites are so comfortable that you may not wish to leave them.
Theres a couple of restaurants, one on the beach which is great for lunch and occasional dinners, or the Great Room where you can have a full a la carte dinner or more recently, tapas on the verandah.
The beach is lovely, there are rocks close to shore which make it difficult to swim from, however, theres a jetty that you can climb off the end of right into the beautifully warm turquoise water.
The spa is fabulous, not exactly cheap but they really look after you. It is wonderfully tranquil and indulgent.
All the accommodation is beautifully appointed, the Cottages are particularly popular as they are well priced and although a little cosy are still very beautiful and set close to the pool and Great Room. There are duplex suites which are perfect for families too. This is a great hotel for couples or families who dont need a childrens club. All are welcome and will feel comfortable.
I could go on and on about Cotton House but instead Ill just recommend you go there and experience it for yourselves.
Gymnastics on horseback
The Mustique Equestrian Centre offers special vaulting camps 'Gymnastics on horseback' for children aged 8 years and over in the school holidays as well as other exciting riding experiences for children and adults such as swimming with the horses.
Discover the mysterious magic of snorkelling at night time with an experienced guide. Snorkelling equipment and underwater torches will be provided and your expert guide will show you all the different creatures that come out to feed at night.
Soccer Camp for children of all ages. Join enthusiastic coaches Rock and Osborne for some soccer fun. All children are welcome to this drop in event and it runs 3 times a week throughout the summer holidays and on other school holiday dates too.
Location & directions
St Vincent & Grenadines
Cotton House is situated on a picturesque hillside stretching to the Caribbean Sea to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. On the North west side of Mustique, an island 18 miles south of St. Vincent.
How to get there
Most guests fly to Grantley Adams International Airport, Barbados (9 hours non-stop), then connect to Mustique by air (45 minutes). Please note that the Mustique Airport closes at sundown.
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