Firefly Inn
casual elegance on Mustique
View from the lower pool
By day.... quiet surroundings, panoramic views, an outdoor Jaccuzi and cascading swimming pools surrounded with lush gardens. 

By night ... casual elegance sets the mood for sunset cocktails and romantic dinners by candlelight ... often followed by a late evening party atmosphere which can last until midnight. 

 Sunset at the Firefly
High on a hillside overlooking Britannia Bay and Mustique's tiny village is the Firefly Inn - one of the most unique places to stay in the Caribbean.  Four romantic rooms await guests, along with a casually elegant lounge, bar, and al fresco restaurant - all with fabulous ocean views.  The sunset cocktail hour is a favorite time for island guests, some quite famous, to gather. 
View of pool from bar

The inn is surrounded with tropical gardens and features a series of pools on different levels cascading down the hillside.  Hammocks nestled in the trees and lounge chairs provide many places to relax, read, and enjoy views.  Guests can also enjoy soaking in a new outdoor Jacuzzi.   A long staircase leads down to the village. 
The top floor of the inn holds the lounge, bar, and restaurant all with views of the Bay.  Clusters of comfortable chairs and sofas provide places to enjoy a drink and visit with friends.  A baby grand piano entices those musically inclined to play a tune or two. 

Lounge area
In the middle of the lounge, a circular stairwell leads to three of the guest rooms, each quite different, but all displaying whimsical elegance.  Netting surrounds each bed, most have a magnificent stone shower, large enough for two.  An outdoor staircase leads to a 4th bedroom suite. 
Our room, or actually more of a "suite" was one of the most romantic we've ever enjoyed. A heavy wooden door opened to an outdoor sitting area with two chairs and a small fresh water pool. 
Room patio

French doors separated the patio from the bedroom and bath - both contained in the same room interestingly divided by a large stone shower large enough for two. A queen bed faced a wall with built-in closets, shelves, and a desk,  The bathroom was at the other end of the room.  Two washbasins stood side by side graced with mirrors behind glass shelves holding rare sea shells and objects d'art... plus provided a place to put all our toiletries. 

Stone shower
Room rates include the use of a 4 wheeled "steed" - motorized mule which is very handy for exploring the island and discovering white sand beaches scattered along Mustique's shorelines. 
Hubby Kenny on the mule
Our days at Firefly were spent relaxing on our private terrace, floating in the garden pools, enjoying meals in the restaurant, and having cocktails in the bar.... when we weren't off exploring Mustique or finding a secluded spot on one of Mustique's gorgeous white sand beaches.  Owners Stan and Liz were happy to suggest day trips, schedule a massage at The Spa, and arrange other activities. 
One of the gorgeous Mustique beaches

Breakfast begins at 8:30; guests can have lunch in the dining room or request a picnic basket to take to the beach.  Dinner featured excellent filet, fish, and other delights created by a talented chef. 

I was delighted one morning while having coffee in the dining room to see a colorful rainbow arching above yachts in Britannia Bay - what a great way to start the day! 

Early morning rainbow
If you are looking for seclusion, romance, and a wonderful spot to enjoy sunset cocktails, the Firefly is a perfect choice for an elegant holiday getaway. 
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