Three of our all-time favourite Caribbean islands for luxury
holidays - Mustique, Bequia and Petit St Vincent - are in the
Grenadines and they work perfectly in splendid isolation, or in
combination. Mustique provides a slice of glamour, Bequia the
quintessential laid-back Caribbean experience and Petit St Vincent
brings total and utter privacy to the - terribly discreet - luxury
Mustique was originally made famous last century as a luxury
retreat for the rich and famous. As a private island (well,
technically it's on a long term lease from the government) Mustique
remains one of the most exclusive retreats for luxury holidays in
the Caribbean and at just three miles long and a mile and a half
wide, has an extremely high celeb-per-square foot rating. Don't let
that put you off, though. This is a genuinely beautiful island, and
we can arrange stays at either the island's tiny hotel or a villa
rental for those keen on a slice of the celebritocracy lifestyle.
Say hi to Mick for us when you're there.
Bang next door to Mustique is Bequia (pronounced Beck-way),
which provides a different luxury Caribbean holiday experience. The
island encapsulates the essential Caribbean charm, with stunning
coastlines, fantastic local restaurants, and even better locals who
tend to treat visitors like long lost friends. Despite being the
largest of the Grenadine islands, there are still only 4,900
inhabitants, and no shopping malls or large tourist resorts. Bequia
therefore retains its old-age charm and boasts many of the
qualities long associated with luxury holidays to the Caribbean.
Original Travel highly, highly recommends this hidden and
undiscovered gem of an island.
In the same group of island lies Petit St Vincent, a tiny island
just two miles long and consisting of private cottages. Head here
for a completely secluded and unplugged Caribbean hideaway. Techies
beware - there are no telephones, internet or televisions in the
cottages, with the sole purpose being to escape from everyday life.
However, this does also mean no crowds, and guests can be certain
that they will enjoy the exclusive retreat in peace.
We have visited St Vincent & The Grenadines on a number of
occasions and can recommend the best bars and secret snorkelling
beaches to enhance your luxury holiday. We look forward to helping
plan the perfect trip.