What We Love
- Pure relaxation: ocean air, idyllic beach
- Phenomenal spa services
- Multiple coves and beaches for snorkeling and diving
- Charming town and fishermen’s village worth exploring
What To Know
- Kawasaki Mule golf carts are available for rent for an additional cost
- There are a limited number of flights to and from Barbados, so plan strategically
- Not for nightlife lovers—the only spot is Basil’s Bar
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The innate romance and relaxation of Mustique is infused into Cotton House, and makes itself known from the word go. Despite the relaxed vibe, this isn’t the place for flip-flops and tank tops—pack Ralph Lauren pastels, white linen trousers, Tod’s moccasins and bejeweled sandals. But beyond that, there’s nothing to worry about. Mustique, and indeed Cotton House, are pictures of pure relaxation. Cotton House’s 17 rooms and suites come with private balconies and pillow menus for pure relaxation. Some accommodations have views across the gin-clear Caribbean, plus French doors that open onto private verandas dressed with dining tables and lounge chairs. Days at Cotton House begin when the morning mist gives way to that tropical sunshine, and guests make their way to breakfast on the wraparound terrace of the main house. Light lunches of grilled fish and salad are served at the waterside Beach Cafe, and you can channel a bygone-era vibe over afternoon tea in the Oliver Messel–designed Great Room. Come evening, guests don their island best for drinks at Basil’s Bar (where you might just spot Mick Jagger or the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) and fresh seafood fare at the Veranda Restaurant. The resort offers a beach barbecue on Saturdays, a cocktail party on Tuesdays and free wine tasting on Mondays.
In the Area
Most of the island entertainment is found on the shore or out at sea, and there are numerous beaches and coves fringed with coral reefs ideal for snorkeling or diving. Macaroni Beach is a favorite for its soft white sand and clear blue-green water. Go for a trot along the sandy beaches on a horseback ride with Mustique’s Equestrian Centre. Beyond the beaches, get outfitted with appropriately pastel island attire at Pink House, a pitched-roof boutique under tall palms stocking every style of Lotty B kaftan and unique island souvenirs. For off-island adventures, consider a day trip by boat to the Tobago Cays Marine Park. Part of a national park, divers can explore the wreck of a WWI British gun ship and Technicolor coral reefs; nature lovers can get up close to hawksbill turtles at the Baradal Turtle Sanctuary; and hikers can tackle the steep trails up to Petite Bateau and James Bay.
How to Get There
We stayed 2 nights in an oceanview room with plungepool. Oh my it was lovely! Firstly we were greeted at the small airfield and taken the short ride to the main house and our luggage was whisked away to our room. Emilie( GM) greeted us and took us into the Great Room for a refreshing drink and registration. The tranquil surroundings does wonders for any stress you may have brought with you - instant calm. Staff are everywhere it seems but you don't really notice them until you need something. It is a very relaxed atmosphere and guests are there just to chill it seems- quite rightly so! The main restaurant is closed at lunch and the evening meal was to take place at the Beach cafe( seperate review)on our first day, so it was suggested that we could try a local restaurant called The View - Bobson took us there and picked us up later. It's called the View for a reason( review done seperatlely) Our room was just lovely - they offer a free pressing and unpacking service upon arrival - very nice indeed. They also give you a beach bag with 2 nice beach towels in and flipflops - they have thought of most things. The views from our room....well you could have just stayed there for 2 days and dreamed away with your eyes open....On Saturday evening there were drinks in the Great Room where we met other guests and other islanders - so nice and welcoming! We walked mostly but there are Mules ( beach buggys) to hire should you wish. We went to Basils Bar of course as well ( seperate review) - so nice and welcoming again and of course Bobson took us and collected us:) We went swimming on Princess Margaret beach - take proper beach shoes to walk around there as it's just round the corner of another beach and you walk on rocks and it's a little slippery - once there ...you're on your own! Amazing! I'm happy to be contacted for any further information or photos - It was just a lovely stay! Naisha in particualr( seemed to be working everywhere) was such a delight to meet and talk to and she had our breakfast table ready as we arrived in the morning having seen us sauntering across the grass! Thank you. If you are in need of a bit of relaxed luxury this place is worth it!
I am in love with this place. Visited the first time in 1984 and it has retained all of its charm and beauty and magic. The bungalow suites are divine. Literally PERFECT. The main house restaurant/bar is beyond stunning serving wonderful drinks and food. We decided to come in the off season for some relaxing days and it couldn't be any better. If you want the high life come during the season and you will find parties everywhere. Even now, we are out and about with new found friends every evening. The snorkeling right in front of the main beach is wonderful too. Turtles, parrot fish and everything else! GO!!!
Just got back from a stay at Cotton House, we enjoyed our stay but it could have been better! The staff were all EXCELLENT, this actually made our trip! we picked this hotel because it had a gym!!!! We were on English time so up early! The gym opened at 8am! Which is late for a gym anywhere in the world! Plus the few bits of equipment they did have were rubbish! The one treadmill was broken I was advised that you had to use a pencil to get it working! Which sometimes worked and often didn’t! The great room was beautiful and food good, the evenings at the beach restaurant could have had a bit more atmosphere! Overall a nice holiday but wouldn’t return.