The Cotton House

If you’re looking for a private island escape with all the trimmings then you can’t get more exclusive than Cotton House in Mustique. One of the finest hotels in the Caribbean, this private isle has been a sanctuary for celebrities and royals searching for some downtime far from prying eyes.


At only three miles long and half a mile wide, Mustique is just as intimate as it is exclusive. Ringed by the Caribbean Sea in the West and the Atlantic Ocean in the East, it is so small it would be virtually unknown to the rest of the world—if it didn’t catch the attention of a string of famous names and elite clientele, that is. As you would expect of island paradise—the beaches are pure white and the crystalline seas offer a host of snorkelling and diving.

Your room

With just 17 rooms and suites, you really can’t get much more exclusive than this. Each suite or cottage is beautifully furnished (think four-poster beds, outdoor gazebos and walk-in showers) and boasts a private patio terrace or wrap-around veranda for you to enjoy those sizzling Caribbean rays. Since the island is so small, you can choose between rooms breathtaking vistas of the Caribbean or the Atlantic Ocean, each complete with all the mod-cons you would expect of a premier luxury resort including iPod docking stations. For the ultimate indulgence, the two-storey Residence villa comes with its very own full-length swimming pool and a butler on call 24/7 to ensure that you won’t need to lift a finger.

Why we like it

Sometimes all you want to do is flop down and get the royal treatment in the lap of luxury and Cotton House is the perfect Caribbean crash pad. You might also get the chance to rub shoulders with a few celebrities at the bar—always a bonus in our books.