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What we love
- Yoga studio
- 2 swimming pools
- Raised observatory offering incredible views
Opium is centrally located on the exclusive island of Mustique, a small enclave that forms part of the West Indian archipelago of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Opium occupies a prime hilltop position, with acres of lush island vegetation creating a natural canopy that ensures round-the-clock solitude and privacy. With sumptuous views of the ocean and wide blue skies, it is a glorious hideaway for large groups seeking a tranquil escape. Guests are required to fly into neighbouring St. Lucia or Barbados before taking a connecting flight in a Twin Otter aircraft to Mustique, which is just 30 minutes from St. Lucia or 45 minutes from Barbados.
Opium offers an incomparable sense of calmness. Entirely made from natural materials, the villa blends a laid-back beach aesthetic with Balinese-inspired influences. The tropical gardens, Koi ponds and water features all add to the air of serenity that engulfs this beguiling retreat. The seven king-size bedrooms with en suite bathrooms boast private terraces with sprawling vistas, and a further four bedrooms can be found dotted across two surrounding guesthouses. Each of these comes with its own outdoor Jacuzzi, and one of the guest cottages also has its own pool. The impressive 73-foot swimming pool that adorns the front terrace provides a natural focal point for group activities. There’s also plenty for children to do – a well-equipped games room and home cinema will ensure they never get bored.
Time seems to stand still in this secluded corner of Mustique and you’re free to soak in the glorious ambience of relaxed island living. Reclaim some head space in the private yoga studio or kick back with a refreshing cocktail on the roof tower, as you admire the wild expanse of greenery that curves down to the beach. You and your guests can feast on an informal dinner in the enchanting outdoor dining tent, cooked and served by your private chef and butler. If you want more in the way of adventure, explore the local vicinity in your very own Kawasaki Mule utility vehicle, discover the Mustique shoreline in a glass-bottomed canoe, or marvel at the underwater beauty of the warm, inviting shoreline with a spot of scuba diving.
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In-Depth Villa Details
The main living and dining areas are open-air, sophisticated yet inviting with informal, tented dining and relaxing areas, a roof tower for private cocktails and lounging and a yoga studio for working out and de-toxing.
Specially for the kids
Games Room, Games, Trampoline, Table football, Water polo, Pool games, Basketball net
Three spacious king bedrooms with en-suite dressing room and bathrooms are located in the main villa, while the two separate guest houses each boast two king bedrooms with en-suite baths, private living and gardens; one with its own swimming pool.
Rates available for 3, 5 and 7 bedrooms upon request
- Entertainment room
- Games Room
- Home Cinema
- Yoga Studio
- Mosquito nets
- Ceiling fans
- Power 220/110 V (UK plug sockets)
- Main House: 73 ft Pool
- Guest House: 47 ft Pool
- 1 Polaris
- 1 Kawasaki mule
- 1 Chef
- 1 Butler
- 2 Housekeepers
- 2 Gardeners
For somewhere so secluded Mustique is surprisingly easy to get to.
The Mustique Company has regular scheduled charters to Mustique from St Lucia and Barbados to connect with international flight schedules. Just 30 minutes from St Lucia and 45 minutes from Barbados, the comfortable 18 seater Twin Otter aircraft provides guests with stunning views of the Grenadine archipelago.
There are frequent international flights from Europe, UK, US, Canada and South America that fly directly to both St Lucia and Barbados with airlines such as British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, American Airways, Delta, Air Canada and Caribbean Airways. Please contact your airline or travel agent for current international flight schedules.
As part of St Vincent and the Grenadines, a valid passport and travel documents must be shown upon arrival to clear Customs and Immigration. Visas are not required unless travelling from Dominican Republic, China, and some countries within the Middle East and Africa. If you are unsure please check with your local Travel Advisor before you travel. There are visa restrictions for The Dominican Republic, Jordan, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, China and Nigeria. For visa requirements please go to www.gov.vc or check with your local Travel Advisor.
Mustique Scheduled Flight Rates
Return Flights (US $)AdultChild (2-11yrs)Infant (up to 2 yrs)St Lucia - Mustique
(May, June, Sept & Oct)400303162St Lucia - Mustique
(Sun to Fri: Nov to April, July & Aug)538407162St Lucia - Mustique
(Saturdays: Nov to April, July & Aug)603455162Barbados - Mustique
(Dec to April, July and August)625509162
All rates are subject to seasonal changes and fuel charges. Please confirm rates with your travel agent at the time of booking. Please note times are subject to change. Flights must be reconfirmed with the Reservations office 24 hours prior to arrival, and check in is 1 hour before departure.
One of the many joys of holidaying on Mustique is that you really do only need flip flops. However, if you do feel the need to bring a spare wardrobe please note that only one piece of luggage (up to 20 kilos) is permitted per passenger, and excess baggage charges will apply.
Our aircraft are designed for passengers not luggage and therefore due to aviation safety policies & weight restrictions, excess or overweight luggage cannot be accommodated on full flights. Additional luggage will be chargeable at US $50,00 per piece and as our luggage attendants cannot lift cases over 24 kilos, guests will be expected to remove the excess weight or ship via alternative courier services.
Swimming & Beachcombing
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.
Picnics & Barbeques
Picnics are central to life on Mustique. There are a number of picnic sites some with barbeque grills located around the island which are perfect for private parties. Your villa chef or hotel staff will prepare and set up your picnic for you.
There is an extensive range of watersports available on the island from scuba diving to snorkelling, and windsurfing to Hobie Cat sailing. Visit our well stocked Watersports Centre located on Endeavour Bay where you can choose from boogie boards and windsurfers, stand up paddle boards or even a glass bottom kayak to explore the reefs beneath the sea. The equipment can even be dropped off at your favourite beach.
Mustique offers some of the best scuba diving in the Caribbean. With a dedicated team of professional PADI instructors and dive masters, and the latest dive equipment, we cater for beginners through to experienced divers.
The waters around Mustique are renowned for their fabulous sailing conditions. Beginners and children can take lessons on the Hobie Cats in Endeavour Bay whilst more experienced sailors can charter a range of Schooners and Catamarans.
Visiting Neighbouring islands
Day trips visiting neighbouring islands are available by sail or power boats, by private charter or join an organized trip with options to snorkel, fish and to lunch on another island.
Visit the stunning marine conservation park at Tobago Cays, a pristine group of uninhabited islands where you can picnic 'on location' where Johnny Depp was famously marooned in The Pirates of the Caribbean, before swimming with the hawksbill turtles on the reef. Be sure to explore the neighbouring islands of Bequia, Canouan, Palm, Union and Petit St. Vincent.
The seas around Mustique offer a host of different species from salt water salmon and mackerel, jack, yellowtail snapper and barracuda, to deep-sea tuna, dorado (mahi-mahi), wahoo, sailfish and marlin. Fishing trips can be arranged with our resident island fishermen who will provide the necessary boat and tackle. The island's fish reserves are closely monitored as part of the island's commitment to conservation and we work with the local fishermen to maintain a sustainable fishing programme.
Tennis is very popular amongst Mustique guests. There are four floodlit omni-courts, and two floodlit hard courts. Use of the tennis courts is complimentary. A range of tennis lessons and courses for all ages are available with our resident tennis coach, including daily drop-in games for those looking for social match play, with seasonal camps and tournaments in high season.
Racquets, whites and tennis balls are available for purchase or hire at the Tennis Club Shop.
Explore Mustique on horseback, trekking up into the hills to enjoy the many wonderful views or gallop through the surf on a choice of deserted beaches. There are horses and ponies to suit all levels of experience and group or private lessons can be arranged.
There are very popular three day pony camps for children held during high season giving them the chance to learn about stable management and the daily care of their ponies.
Spa & Fitness
The Cotton House Spa has four treatment rooms, a relaxation room with stunning sea views and a specialist beauty salon offering a range of holistic and beauty treatments.
Warren Carl has joined us from Sydney, Australia, where he had his own studio, Yoga BC. His background as a professional dancer combined with his yoga, STOTT pilates and teaching qualifications from Deepak Chopra's Centre and secondary studies in physiotherapy with Simon Borg-Olivier, ensure the highest level of teaching for a range of fitness classes and yoga based on Hatha and Astanga traditions.
The neighbouring island of Canouan offers excellent golf facilities with an award winning championship golf course designed by Jim Fazio. Often described as “a golfer’s heaven” the course offers many challenges given its dramatic coastal location.
Mustique is a haven for children of all ages. The islands intimacy and security allows teenagers to roam safely at their will and mingle with new found friends allowing parents to relax and unwind in confidence. For very young children there are nannies and child minders available to give parents some time to themselves.
Mustique has a dedicated Social Director who arranges a fantastic array of fun activities and events, such as drive in movie night, tennis, pony camp, beach picnics and treasure hunts, and kite flying competitions, which make the island of Mustique a supremely safe and blissful retreat for anyone looking for the perfect family escape.
Villa Services is the Mustique Company’s on island villa management team. Working closely with our reservations team, they oversee and manage every aspect of your stay ensuring you enjoy your time with us on Mustique. Please do not hesitate to ask should you have any queries or questions.
Villa Hospitality Teams
Each villa has a dedicated staff of chef, housekeeper and gardener. The larger villas may have up to six additional staff, including butlers and house managers. This pool of staff hails mostly from the main island of St Vincent.
A daily housekeeping, laundry service and turn-down is provided, and qualified babysitting and child care services can be arranged on request.
Climate and Weather
Mustique enjoys a warm climate, with an average temperature range of 75 to 85 degrees (24 to 29 c) throughout the year.
Mustique Island is in the Atlantic Standard time zone and is - 4 hours behind GMT.
Mustique trades in US dollars and Eastern Caribbean dollars (EC$), the currency of the Eastern Caribbean region, with a value of approximately EC$ 2.60 / US $1.00. Currency exchange and cash withdrawals may be made at the Mustique Company office.
Car & Mule Rentals
Small buggies known as “mules”, cars or jeeps can be hired to get around the island. Guests wishing to hire a mule must be over seventeen years of age and have a valid driving license. Drivers will need a current St. Vincent & the Grenadines driving permit, which is available prior to travel through Villa Services, or on arrival from Immigration at the airport at the cost of US$38.00 each.
Island life is relaxed and informal and there is no dress code, although some guests choose to be more formal by night. No ties or jackets are required.
The island has its own desalination plant and water purifying system so that the island has its own fresh water supply. If bottled water is preferred it is available at the island’s grocery stores.
All properties are designed to accommodate a 220-240v system, with standard British plug sockets.
Mobile phone coverage
Mustique has GSM coverage with multi-band handsets. Please note your service provider must have roaming capabilities and we regret that non-GSM (Verizon/NEXTEL) will not work on Mustique.
The island has comprehensive broadband internet access and Wi-Fi throughout all of its properties. Should you require further information or assistance please contact the IT department who will be happy to help.
Television & Telephones
A variety of channels broadcasting news, weather, sports and films are available in your villa including popular channels such as BBC World, CNN and NBC networks. Please ask your villa staff for further information.
The Mustique Community Library has a comprehensive range of books, fiction, non-fiction and an extensive reference section, and offers internet and e-mail service, faxing and photocopying facilities, and DVD rental.
The island doctor runs a fully-equipped modern clinic and dispensary offering 24 hour medical and emergency care, including the arrangement of emergency evacuation.
There is a small selection of shops on the island, from the local grocery shop and fish market to the renowned Pink and Purple House boutiques that sell an extensive range of beach wear including Lotty B’s much sought after silk sarongs and kaftans.