Mustique is privately owned. once famous for its
Royal visitors, the Rolling Stones and others in the 60s and 70s.The Royals and
rock stars are now more likely to go to Necker Island at the other end of the
Caribbean (nr Virgin Gorda). We have stayed for 3 nights as this is the most
expensive mooring (or anchorage, the fee is the same), we have found in the
Caribbean, but the minimum charge covers 3 nights. The amount is not even
divisible by 3 and is claimed to be for 'conservation'. We have lost count of
the number of times we have seen locals walk on the coral and fish in this
The island is small with beautiful villas dotted
around for renting and the most common transport is petrol golf carts. We have
eaten at Basil's Bar, but with tax at 15%, service at 10%, plus a currency
charge it is an expensive meal out. The menu is in one currency - $EC - but you
can only pay in $US if you use a card - there are no ATMs, so you have little
choice but to pay the extra.
The red footed tortoise is protected, although we
think it sahould be called the red spotted tortoise. We saw one trundle up the
road and off into the wood.
The only tasteless thing we could find on the
island was this giant scuplture of two tortoises.
Judge for yourselves as to how pretty Mustique
Bit of a mixed message from these two
We have also used out time here to start to clean
Salamander's bottom as unfortunately she has a lot of growth, which is now
supporting a colony of crabs.
We are next off to the Tobago Cays (nowhere near
Tobago) and we are not sure when we will next have internet