page 1
page 2
page 3
page 4
page 5
page 6
page 7
page 8
page 9
page 10
page 11
page 12
page 13
page 14
page 15
page 16
page 17
page 18
page 19
page 20
page 21
page 22
page 23
page 24
page 25
page 26
page 27
page 28
page 29
page 30
page 31
page 32
page 33
page 34
page 35
page 36
page 37
page 38
page 39
page 40
page 41
page 42
page 43
page 44
page 45
page 46
page 47
page 48
page 49
page 50
page 51
page 52
page 53
page 54
page 55
page 56
page 57
page 58
page 59
page 60
page 61
page 62
page 63
page 64
page 65
page 66
page 67
page 68
page 69
page 70
page 71
page 72
page 73
page 74
page 75
page 76
page 77
page 78
page 79
page 80
page 81
page 82
page 83
page 84
page 85
page 86
page 87
page 88
page 89
page 90
page 91
page 92

in some form or another. Grilled pig tails, crab backs, roastedbreadfruit, green fig and saltfish are all popular dishes,especially when washed down with a local rum punch.Charterhouse, located in the bustling Rodney Bay marina, is oneof the oldest restaurants on the island and is where you will finda simple menu with catch-of-the-day specials or spare ribs -served with a spicy sauce. The Coal Pot is another old, familyrun restaurant that serves French dishes adapted with localsauces. For one of the best restaurants on the island, head toPiano Piano at Cotton Bay Village. For elegant dining, the GreatRoom restaurant at The Jalouise Plantation serves fresh andsucculent seafood dishes. Mustique South of St Lucia, the Grenadines chain is a trail of palm-studded sandbars, coral reefs and tiny islets, which include theinherently glamorous and sophisticated island of Mustique.In 1958, this exclusive, private island was transformed intoa luxurious barefoot retreat by Lord Glenconner. Without doubtthe best way to arrive is by yacht (the island's tiny airport closesat sunset as there are no lights on the airstrip). For decades the island has attracted both English aristocracyand Hollywood elite, all of whom come here to discover itstranquil peace and privacy. Owned by a consortium, there is onlyone hotel, a small guesthouse and an eclectic collection ofvillas. A genuine tropical paradise, it is ideal for those want-ing an easy, relaxing, chic retreat. Mustique does not have its own marina, but Britannia Bayis sheltered from the trade winds and has mooring buoys.Anchor off the bay and take the tender ashore to the hub ofthe island. Here you will find most of the shops, restaurantsand bars. Overlooking Endeavour Bay, the Beach Café at TheCotton House (as mentioned above, the only hotel on theisland) is a great spot for lunch. The Veranda, also at the hotel,is perfect for candlelit dinners. For a spot of Caribbean revelry,Basil's Bar is a popular island hang out. Wednesday nights seelocals and celebrities sharing the dance floor at the bar'sweekly Jump Up. Alternatively, step back a century with after-noon tea at The Cotton House, or visit the quaint restaurantand cocktail bar Firefly, which also doubles as the island's onlyguesthouse. Mustique has plenty of walking and hiking trails, or you couldexplore the island by 'mule' (aka a golf cart). There is also anequestrian centre and several horse-riding tracks that will leadyou to the island's best-known beaches of Macaroni on theAtlantic side and Lagoon Beach and the bay at Gelliceaux on thecalmer Caribbean side of the island.nFor further information on chartering in the Caribbean, contact yourCamper & Nicholsons charter broker, see page 6 WINDWARD ISLANDS' ITINERARY DAY1 Martinique - St Lucia (45nm) DAY2 St Lucia DAY3 St Lucia - St Vincent (40nm) DAY4 St Vincent DAY5 St Vincent - Bequia (15nm) DAY6 Bequia - Mustique (8nm) DAY7 Mustique - Tobago Cays (14nm) DAY8 Tobago Cays - Mayreau - Petit St Vincent (8nm) DAY9 Petit St Vincent - Carriacou (12nm) DAY10 Carriacou - Grenada (40nm) THE EXPERT'S ADVICE.Captain James Campbell aboard the 34.3m (112'5) sailing yachtMystery recommends not attempting too much on a charter -pace yourself or you simply won't enjoy it and all the beachesand anchorages will blend into one other. Instead, think Caribbean style and slow down. If you dowant to visit lots of islands, choose small ones that are closetogether, like the Grenadines chain. If you pick larger, moreremote islands, prioritise just a few to truly appreciate them andtheir incredible rainforests, rivers, waterfalls, towns and beaches.64Isea&iIWINTER 2012ICON62.25m (204'), 12 guestsfrom US$475,000 per week JO50m (164'), 10/12 guestsfrom US$175,000 per week

WINTER 2012I sea&iI65lifeafloatGreatexpectationsLiving up to her name, the 47m(153') expedition yacht Big Aronoffers vast space inside and ondeck, making her ideal for cruisingthe world in comfortPhotographyJérôme Kélagopianbig aron