Thursday, January 14, 2016

Mustique Part 1

Mustique 2015
Our villa was right next to the airport where all the small private jets flew in.
The mini jet when we left the island was slightly bigger than the one we came in.

There are not many real cars on the island. Instead everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, drives around in golf carts.
Our villa had no air condition but all windows and doors were standing wide open 24/7. Magical.
There was a lot of relaxing in hammocks and chairs around the verandas terraces.
Our golf cart for the week.
Turtles are very common on the island. They are everywhere. On the roads,  in the gardens, in the wet land woods...
Our bedroom. Big, airy and with a mosquito net for the night.
Our villa was lovely furnished.
There was a terrace built all arounn the house on the top floor.
This is where Luca Bo slept.

I did bring a crochet WiP but to be honest, not many rows were made.
But when waking up at between 6am and 7am every morning, I sat down here for a moment and enjoyed the silence.

My yarn.

The pool seen from our bedroom terrace.
First thing in the morning and last thing at night.

Breakfast served. Every morning. And no need to clean up. Anne and Syl did it all. Lovely ladies from the island St Vincent.
There were quite a few yachts anchored by the beaches.
The island is small and there is not much to do besides beaching and relaxing.
But we went for some exploring walks which showed to offer breathtaking views.

Beautiful tropical flowers.

Best sisters.

Exploring one of the many beaches was the first thing to do when we arrived.

Emmy Bo enjoying the beach.

The memory of our wonderful vacation in the Caribbean is still fresh in my mind,  and flicking through the photos and videos from our adventure makes it even more recent. IT feels like we just go home. I'm not sure how to tell you about this trip but lets put it this way. This trip was a once in a lifetime opportunity given to us in the last minute, and we jumped on it. And what a great trip it was!!!

Mustique is one of the islands of the Grenadines in the Caribbean. We had to fly Geneva - London, London - St Lucia and then the smallest private jet imaginable from St Lucia to this tiny little island, (only 1400 acres) Mustique. It was a long journey but a very exciting one. Especially arriving in St Lucia with the warm weather and this surprisingly small private jet. Luca, who you know are into airplanes, was in heaven of excitement. Me in the other hand was a bit nervous as it felt like sitting in a station wagon 1500 meters above ground. I was sitting so close to the wall, which was a door, and it felt like the door would open any minute and I would fall out.

The weather was perfect. I'm not sure about the temperature but we slept good without air condition and only with fans. In the morning you woke up and stepped outside in your underwear feeling comfortable. And the kids was in the pool by 7am. That is how wonderful it was.

At the beach we could just slip into water without tucking our bellies in to adjust. You just walked right in and lay around for as long as you wanted. And the kids sure did. They spent hours and hours in the ocean.

This island is a privately owned island and all properties are privately owned. This is not a tourist spot, more a hidden island for rich and famous to escape to to get away from paparazzis and fans. Some of the most known to have properties here are Mick Jagger, Tommy Hilfigger, Shania Twain, Bryan Adams and even the late David Bowie once upon a time...  There are only two luxury hotels on the island and 3 restaurants and you can only access the island with a private jet or yacht. It felt very surreal to visit this magnificent island as just a "normal" person amongst all the rich and famous.

We stayed in a rented villa and had our own staff (!!!) cooking, cleaning and washing our clothes. A mothers big dream, a total vacation treat not having to lift a finger. No, we mostly just enjoyed the beaches, drove around exploring, jumped in the pool, had lunch at the Cotton House Beach and hanging out reading books at the villa.

To avoid overwhelming you with pictures I will show a little at the time. So stay tuned, I'll tell you more stories and show you more pictures in days to come.



Kärlek
Annette


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18 comments :

  1. Åh, så härligt!! Behövs sådana där bilder när det bara är kyla och snö här...

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing this. It is my dream to visit Mustique and I have so enjoyed reading about your experiences and seeing your photos of this beautiful island. 20 years ago (when we were very young!) my husband and I spent a magical two weeks on St Lucia...I feel we are long overdue another trip to the Caribbean :) best wishes Debbie, Cornwall, UK

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  3. Sounds wonderful....looking forward to more :)

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  4. Wow! It sounds like Heaven! Keep the pictures coming please!

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  5. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Paradise! What a wonderful thing to been able to do. I'm sure your children will remember the experience forever. The photos are just beautiful and the color of that ocean is amazing.
    Blessings, Betsy

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  7. That sounds wonderful!!! Now that's a vacation!!

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  8. What a lovely holiday for you and the ohana! It's gorgeous there.

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  9. How wonderful to spend a holiday in such a lovely location. Looking forward to more photos. xx

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  10. Sounds like the perfect vacation! One I'm sure everyone will always remember.

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  11. Hi Annette,
    A holiday of a lifetime for sure. What a fabulous place, the children look as if they were in heaven. Did you try out the hammock?? it has to be one of the nicest places to have a nap I can think of.
    Look forward to seeing more of your photos.
    Hugs Julie x

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  12. Hi Annette,
    Wow, what a beautiful pictures. I really love the tropical flowers. I think and hope you had a great time but you can see that from all the beautiful pictures.
    Have a great Friday.

    Sweet greetings,
    Emily
    (Casacreaemilia.blogspot.nl)

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  13. Some of these photos should be used as Christmas cards! Gorgeous.👍

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  14. Wow when can I go!! Sounds fabulous!!!!

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  15. What a wonderful place to vacation. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. I swear your kids are so beautiful xx

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Kärlek
Annette

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