Mustique is an exclusive island of 89 private residences, located at the northern tip of the Grenadines. The 1,400 acre island separates the Atlantic Ocean to the east from the Caribbean Sea to the west. The island is private, owned and goverened by shareholders of The Mustique Company which represents 20 countries.
The island of Mustique has such cache because of the many private villas available for weekly rental. The villas have 2 to 9 bedrooms, and range in price from U.S. $4,000 to $40,000 per week. However, if the traveler is willing to spend the money, the stay is well worth it. Villas come complete with a cook, gardeners, maids and butlers. The villas are designed by world renowned architects and boast beautiful furnishings, gardens and swimming pools. For these reasons, the island tends to attract wealthy travelers and celebrities as the exclusivity and luxury the island's accomodations offer are magnificent.
As far as the culture of the island, English is most commonly spoken but many owners and guests tend to speak Dutch, French, Italian and German. The island is extremely secluded and peaceful, and almost all of the villas boast their own private beach. Guests can be sure to see frogs, lizards, crabs and iguanas roam through the lush greens of Mustique, and may also enjoy snorkeling among tropical fish and a vibrant coral reef. The average temperature of the island hovers around 80 degrees all year long, making Mustique a tropical vacation destination all year long. For more information, consult Mustique's website.