When you leave the grandeur of your villa and your skilled chef, there are a couple of charming options. Cotton House has two excellent restaurants: Head to Beach Cafe (pictured) for a casual meal, perhaps the local catch of the day or a spiny rock lobster kebab. For a more elegant evening, it must be Veranda, where you can tuck into traditional English cuisine or tropical favorites.
Up in the hills, Patrick’s Bar at Firefly hosts a magical sunset cocktail hour. Order a pizza and one of the delicious rum punches, or join the “Mustique Martini Club.” In the local area, The View serves comfort food in a no-frills environment (it doesn’t even have a website). The conch fritters are perfect when washed down with an ice-cold beer.
But above all, Mustique’s iconic Basil’s Bar reigns supreme as the place to be; don’t be surprised if you end up here nearly every night. This is where Prince William once sang karaoke, and everyone from the island comes for a cocktail. Stay for dinner and indulge in the special lobster menu, which has lobster fritters, lobster linguine and garlic lobster tail.