Mustique -- not so great

Old Apr 18th, 2007, 12:01 PM
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Wow, ya think the villa owners need someone to care for their home whilst they're away!
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Old Apr 18th, 2007, 04:28 PM
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They do... most have a full time housekeeper. Harvey that used to be the maitre'D at PSV is now the home-watcher for one of the villas. He lives there.
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Old Apr 19th, 2007, 07:02 AM
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ScubaMom, How would one go about trying to do this? I think it sounds great? What do you thinK? Thanks!
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Old Apr 19th, 2007, 07:01 PM
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All of the villa staff we spoke to said they lived on St Vincent and had 4 days off PER MONTH (ie 27 on, 4 off, or so). Most had children/family living on St Vincent, so they only got to see them 4 days per month, with about 4 weeks between visits. Sounded lousy to me.
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Old Apr 20th, 2007, 07:03 AM
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It is hard to comment w/out knowing what your expectations are/were. Personnally I have always had a hard time justifying a high priced place to stay when I plan to spend little time there anyway...For the same amount of $$$ I could spend the entire summer in Montserrat. Perhaps you should check it out, although there is little in the way of luxe places to stay or 'extras'.
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SVG is a poor country once dependent on agriculture. That is no longer the case and the government is trying very hard to market tourism. An international airport is in the works and a fairly new cruise terminal was built. What has already been posted regarding Mustique is mostly on target. Vincentians travel back and forth to the mainland or other islands in the chain a few days a month dependent on the contract to spend time with their families. This is a way of life for many Vincentians. I would say the same holds true for those working on Canouan at Raffles. Some of the crew who work for Windjammer are from these islands work by contract and see their families maybe once or twice a year. Believe it or not resort work, villa keepers and ship positions are some of the better paying jobs available.
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Interesting read about Mustique! I must say that Bequia, where we spent a week this winter (staying at the Bequia Beach Villas), seems to have everything you were looking for. We loved it! Beautiful, lovely hills and vistas, full of flowers, and still very quiet. However, the 'winds of change' are blowing here as well: there are plans for a big new marina on Friendship Bay, which will ruin the lovely view of Mustique that we had now.
Still, we'd love to go back. We loved the little village (Port Elizabeth) - next time we may try and stay at one of the hotels in or close to the village: Gingerbread, Frangipani or Plantation Inn.
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I spent a night on Mustique back in March of 2012. I was on a sailing charter and it was one of the stops we planned.
Its a beautiful little island, but its kind of like going to a sleepy retirement resort. To be quite honest, I found it the most boring of the islands we stopped at. There is little in the way of night life and entertainment. We planned our trip to coincide with the weekly Jump Up night at Basil's bar on Wednesday. Apparently it is the "must see" event of the week. There was about 10 people in attendance. 4 from our party. Everyone kept to themselves. The band and the food was mediocre at best. "Must see" indeed.

A visit to Mustique is great for bragging rights, but you are better off skipping it. If I ever do this trip again, I will spend more time in Bequia. Without a doubt the highlight of my trip to the Grenadines.
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