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
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.
This was our 10th March Break on Mustique at The Cotton House.
Obviously we know more of the staff than most regular visitors, but they are still as wonderful as the first day we met them oh so many years ago when my daughter was 4 and they were putting together 2 chairs because she fell asleep at dinner.
Now she can go anywhere on the island, it is that safe, which I would never do in my own big city.
The girls at the Front of House will track you down if you forgot about a tennis lesson, Sheldon will remember your favourite drink, and absolutely everyone in the 2 restaurants are just lovely lovely lovely. The Beach Café has a new menu, and they now have daily specials, so when we stay for 10 days it's nice to have the variety (great job!).
Basil's has been renovated and finally re-opened: awesome menu (even though I miss the old rustic place - Baldwin is now at The Cotton House, so it's all good :)).
Yes, it's pricey. But is it worth it? OMG YES!!
We flew in to Mustique on Sunday, for the Sunset Jazz event at Basil's Bar. So we stayed one night at the Cotton House.
We were in Guava Cottage, which was close to the main building. It was a very roomy suite, with an outside porch. Most of the plugs were of the UK type. There was an electronic safe.
The resort was spread out, and the main pool was a bit hard to find. (It is by the sugar mill). The beach was nice, once you got past the rocks, entering the clear water.
We had a tour of the island, and our driver did a good job of showing the private beaches, and the village. He answered all our questions. We stopped at Firefly for a drink and a look-see of this other hotel.
The most surprising thing about our visit (besides seeing Mick Jagger at Basil's), was the airport. Flights land right over a hill, similar to the airport at St. Bart's. So expect a bit of a thrilling landing when you arrive. We were met at the airport by people from Cotton House, and offered a big bottle of water for the surprisingly short drive to the hotel (just on the other side of the airport).
A really rather special place. The great house is just elegant and the whole property is understatedly charming
Staff are wonderfully friendly and helpful
Go on the island tour and get your bearings and venture out into the village.
The menus could do with a little more variety though - the same menu all week meant if you were a veggie you had little choice. And even a meat eater could quickly run out of combos
Fantastic breakfasts though
We recently spent 9 glorious nights at The Cotton House. From the moment we arrived, we knew that one day we would hopefully return.
Our suite was beautiful and spotlessly clean. All of the staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful - nothing was too much trouble.
A beautiful hotel, on a fabulous island. Oh, and tortoises roaming freely. Thank you Cotton House, can’t wait to return.