The Cotton House
Scale of 90-100
Elegant hideaway incorporating a restored 18th-century warehouse and sugar mill on the private island of Mustique. The 17 garden- and sea-facing villas, suites and cottages are decorated in the simple yet sophisticated style of legendary London designer Oliver Messel. Two-story Duplex Suites have two stone baths, elevated tubs, separate sitting rooms and private furnished terraces with dining tables and plunge pools (only three have two bedrooms). Dining options include Veranda for Caribbean cuisine, plus a relaxed beach bar serving grilled seafood. Equestrian center, six tennis courts, spa with four treatment rooms, fitness facility and outdoor pool; water activities include windsurfing, kayaking, snorkeling, sailing and fishing.
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Elegant architecture and stylish interior, which embody the atmosphere and glamour of the old West Indies; excellent restaurant.
The island exists primarily for the benefit of its homeowners, and in high season, hotel guests can feel like second-class citizens.
Good to Know
Despite its royal and celebrity clientele, Mustique is a relaxed place, little given either to formality or to conspicuous displays of wealth. In part, this is because the press and paparazzi are rigorously excluded.
The Cotton House Features:
- Airport transfers
- Big game fishing
- Children welcome
- Fitness center
- Horseback riding
- Meal plan offered
- Private pool
- Room service
Average Mid-High Season Rates (including taxes):
Seaview Room, $1,040; One-bedroom Duplex Suite, $1,400 (airport transfers included; meal plan available).
Daily full buffet breakfast; Round-trip airport transfers; Wi-Fi
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