General Style Tips
- Mustique is one of those casually elegant places which attract people of the same type.
- If you keep ‘glam' at the back of your mind when packing, you'll come up with exactly the right look.
- Take mainly smart casual outfits.
- Jeans and sports gear would be very out of place here.
- Take a cocktail outfit or two. It's a very smart island – even down to your swimwear and sunhat.
- The only exception to this is Basil's Bar (Princess Margaret's old haunt). This is on the water's edge and seriously chilled out, so wear what you like here. Shorts are absolutely fine.
- If you decide to visit the capital St Vincent (a short flight away), you'll find a more casual, relaxed vibe. There are restaurants and bars of all varieties, but the dress code is still smart casual.
- Wear plenty of sunscreen (we love the Riemann P20 range for 10 hour protection), sunglasses and a sunhat.
- And be sure to take insect/mosquito repellent for the sand flies at sunset – or you will get bitten.
- Mosquitoes can be a problem too, so cover up with long sleeves and pants when you can, particularly in the evenings if you are outdoors. Avoid wearing any scent or perfume.
What Shoes To Pack
- Pack some fab shoes; we love the Lindsay Phillips Switch Flops range – using interchangeable shoe and flip-flop bases with snap-on decorations, you can change your look from day to evening in an instant whilst still packing light.
- If you plan to do much exploring, take some lightweight comfy shoes for walking. We love Hotter shoes, for total comfort along with style.
Clothing Tips for Women
- You'll feel far more at ease and blend in if you take some dressier clothes with you.
- The restaurants are mainly within one of the two hotels on the island and these are both very up-market, so a dress or evening pants will make you feel at your most comfortable.
- Don't forget a pretty scarf or some sparkly jewelry can have a big impact.
- And a pashmina is a versatile piece that will dress up any outfit.
- Our advice would be to keep swimwear to the beach and pool, and cover up with a kaftan or sarong when walking around public areas.
Clothing Tips for Men
- If you're looking for versatile and stylish beachwear, try the Madda Fella range of shirts, shorts, polos and swimwear.
- For great versatile travel jackets with multiple pockets including RFID security options, we love the SCOTTeVEST range.
Pack for the Weather
- July, August, September and October is the rainy season, and rain normally comes in quick showers. As it's tropical though, you'll dry off quickly, but you may like to carry a small travel umbrella or light raincoat.
- We love the Weather+ app – it gives an accurate 6 day forecast for day and night, which when you're planning from home is really helpful. You can keep all the places you've been to too – a nice way to remember your trip 🙂 Download for iPad/iPhone or Android
Regions of Mustique
- If you're tempted by the numerous hiking trails into the hills and woodlands, make sure you have suitable footwear.
Other Things To Pack
- A lightweight day sack or beach bag will come in handy to carry your sightseeing essentials.
- The tap water is safe to drink, but if you tend to buy bottled water it is expensive so consider carrying a LifeStraw Filtration Water Bottle – fill up from any source and get clean, safe drinking water without wasting plastic bottles.
- Look after your mobile phone with a phone bunjee – it protects against loss, theft and damage.
- To use electrical gadgets you may need a travel adapter plug, and also a step down voltage converter if your devices are not designed for local voltage (220V) although your hotel may provide this.
- If you're aiming to travel with just carry-on baggage, try the CabinMax soft-sided rucksack – it's light, roomy and has plenty of pockets to keep your stuff organized.
- Avoid paying unexpected baggage fees – use an accurate luggage scale to ensure you keep within the weight allowance. Don't forget to leave room for souvenirs on the way home!