The Caribbean is absolutely loaded with fabulous and beautiful islands to explore. Many of them are extremely popular, drawing in huge numbers of tourists, year after year. Then there are those lesser known islands that provide travelers with a much more remote and relaxed-pace. A perfect example of these lesser known islands is Mustique. Mustique has long since been popular with celebrities wishing to get away without being seen, as it is incredibly quiet, remote, and not built-up like many of the other Caribbean islands.
If you’re planning on traveling to Mustique, then there are some little-known gems that you will most definitely want to check out, and that will help to make your trip spectacular.
Where is Mustique?
One thing that people may not realize is that the island itself is private, owned by Mustique company. It is located near St. Vincent and the Grenadines and has a population of just 500 people. The island is quite small at just 2.2 square miles, but that area is covered by palm trees, stunning untouched beaches, incredible rock formations, steep hills, and the stunningly clear turquoise water.
Take in the Beaches
Because Mustique is so small you have the opportunity to visit each of the beaches. The beaches of Endeavour Bay, Gelliceaux, and Lagoon are found on the western and southern shores. These beaches are ideal for those who are experienced swimmers, families, and those who enjoy just lying in the sun on the beach. They are also perfect for paddle boarding and snorkeling.
As the Caribbeans Best website describes, Macaroni and Simplicity beaches, which are found on the north shore of the island, are better suited to experienced swimmers.
Basil’s Bar – the Ultimate Caribbean Retreat
It doesn’t get more authentic or more relaxing than Basil’s Bar. The bar itself sits on bamboo stilts in the water, the decor is Balinese, and it is topped off with a thatched roof. It used to be a tiny rum shack but is now the perfect spot to grab a drink. It’s open 365 days a year and has hosted celebrities, royalty, and those who just want a scenic place to relax.
Do a Little Shopping at Pink House
If you’re in the mood to do a little shopping while on your holidays, then you’ll want to stop by the iconic Pink House. This is Lotty Bunbury’s boutique and it is filled with lovely wardrobe items. The shop itself is a pastel-colored gingerbread house, which just adds to the allure. Even if you’re not in the buying mood, it’s still worth a visit just to take in the experience.
The Ultimate Caribbean Getaway
If you’re looking for that true escape from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life, and you don’t want to contend with waves of tourists while on vacation, then Mustique can act as that perfect Caribbean getaway. It’s all about quiet, rest, and relaxation on this stunning gem of an island.