Nestled amongst the trees overlooking Gelliceaux Bay, the most secluded and desirable sandy beach on the island, with calm waters that transform the sea in a gigantic swimming pool is a very private Beach House. Bamboo has been cleverly used throughout the property to create a naturally tropical and organic feel blending seamlessly with the surrounding canopy of trees.
The house was the vision of Mary Lawrence, a unique combination of bedrooms and reception rooms hanging from the cliff in the tropical gardens, with the exceptional addition of a private beach and dining room on the water. Rooms are spread over three buildings surrounded by palms, and there are several outdoor spaces for lounging and dining as well as a seafront bar. Virtually the whole place is made of bamboo - walls, ceilings, furniture - and you can ride the villa's bamboo bicycle to the island's little grocery shop. There are two swimming pools and steps leading down to Gelliceaux Beach.
Architect Arne Hasselqvist designed homes on the private island in St Vincent & the Grenadines for the rich and famous, including Princess Margaret and David Bowie. One of the last Hasselqvist built, The Beach House, on the south-west coast, has been recently revamped and is made almost entirely of bamboo. It has a wonderful blend of luxury and rustic interiors with bamboo cleverly used throughout the décor creating a very natural and organic feel. Each of the 5 bedrooms and open plan living/ dining room are spread over three separate buildings and each is surrounded by stunning tropical gardens.
Media Room, Home Cinema - TV & DVD, Apple TV, Wi-Fi, Gym, Ping Pong Table, Bicycles, Paddle Boards, Hairdryers, Safes, Direct TV (Canal French), Games, Office with iMac and printer, Power 220/110V, Ceiling Fans, Air conditioning. Also airport pick up and drop off, concierge service and weekly island cocktail party.
Beautiful views of Caribbean sunsets from private beach decks, wet bar, kayaks, plunge pools, Kawasaki Mule (seats 6) and the island's only funicular to the beach below.
The team of 6, led by Devilin, the head butler and concierge.
Staff include: 1 Butler, 1 Gardener, 1 Chef and 2 Housekeepers.
Mustique, steeped in history and surrounded by intrigue, lies in the stream of islands of St Vincent and the Grenadines just a hundred miles west of Barbados. The islands gentle year round climate and natural beauty of rocky headlands, dramatic hilltops and pristine palm fringed beaches, combined with the most exclusive collection of villas anywhere in the world, make Mustique a truly unique private idyll. For generations, those who have visited Mustique have been captivated by the unique sense of island life; where you can enjoy the ultimate in luxury villa living with the privilege of being on your own private tropical island.
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Enjoying unspoilt beaches is one the main activities undertaken on Mustique but you can also do water sports, scuba diving, sailing and sea fishing. Many island residents are keen tennis players and the tennis club has four floodlit omni-courts, and two floodlit hard courts. Use of the tennis courts is complimentary and there are daily drop-in games for those looking for social match play, please see The Island page.
There are many beaches to choose from on Mustique; Macaroni and Simplicity beaches situated on the north easterly side of the island offer more swell providing excellent surfing and body boarding, whilst Lagoon, Gelliceaux and Endeavour Bay beaches on the south westerly aspect of the island offer calmer waters more suited to snorkeling and paddle boarding, perfect for family swimming and picnicking.
There are frequent international flights from Europe, UK, US, Canada and South America that fly directly to both Barbados and St Lucia with airlines such as British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, American Airways, Delta, Air Canada and Caribbean Airways. For somewhere so secluded Mustique is surprisingly easy to get to. The Mustique Company has regular charter flights to the island from the neighbouring islands of Barbados and St Lucia. For availability and reservations please contact firstname.lastname@example.org