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Mustique Bequia

After seeing the evening lights of Mustique only 9 miles south direct from Friendship Bay, why not visit one of the most famous and exclusive islands in the World. Sail in style aboard Bequia Beach Hotel's Superyacht Star of the Sea and glide into Britannia Bay before heading ashore for a drink at the iconic Basil's Bar. 

Basil’s Bar is that iconic beach-side institution where everyone from Jerry Hall and Cara Delevingne to the Middletons have eaten grilled lobster and danced on the impromptu dance-floor, fuelled by lime daiquiris and rum punch. - Tatler

Rub shoulders with the likes of Mick Jagger, Tommy Hilfiger, Bryan Adams or jump into a taxi and head for a short island tour, spot the infamous airstrip, the Cotton House hotel and countless villas on an island that represents the quintessential private island paradise.

Mustique, steeped in history and surrounded by intrigue; the product of one man’s vision 60 years ago. In 1958 Lord Glenconner, Colin Tennant, arrived on Mustique and bought the island for just £45,000 despite the fact it had no roads, no jetties and no running water. Initial ambitions were to see it thrive as a cotton plantation, but these plans did not prove economically viable and Tennant looked for other ways to develop the island. Having gifted his good friend Princess Margaret a plot in 1960, there was considerable media interest in Mustique as a destination and in 1968 he formed the Mustique Company to develop a private island hideaway for the rich and famous.

Land plots were quickly bought by an eclectic group of socialites, rock stars and private individuals who flocked to the island from far and wide to create their fantasy dream houses and to be part of something unique.

Princess Margaret and her friends Lord Colin Tennant and Lady Anne Tennant waiting on the jetty at Mustique to greet Queen Elizabeth II, during her Silver Jubilee tour of the West Indies, 1977