The magic of Mustique
Missed out on a pad on The Palm? Feel as though getting a place in the sun on The World would be like making a moon landing (and cost almost as much)? Then cast your thoughts to a little island in the Caribbean, where celebs own the villas... and you don't need an invite to share the luxury.
While Amy Winehousewas lucky enough to have rocker Bryan Adams offer her some desperately needed New Year's RR at his getaway, many of the other deluxe spots on this 1,400 acre island at the northern tip of the Grenadines are up for rent. Just make sure you're sporting suitably casual, yet sophisticated attire, and sit back to enjoy the breeze off the Caribbean Sea to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east... your personal staff and private Jeep await.
While you're there...
Live like a star
If you're not renting Mick Jagger's Japanese-style, six-bedroom, oceanfront Villa Mustique for a mere Dhs47,800 to Dhs58,800 a week, get on the waiting list for Yemanja, the eight-bedroom complex that, Tommy Hilfigerassures us, has the best views on the island. Villas on Mustique Island range from Dhs14,700 to Dhs176,300 per week to rent, so practise your diva skills and pick out the perfect one for you at www.mustique-island.com
Go for romance
Tie the knot at Mustique's Bamboo Church then stay at the Caribbean's most exclusive and romantic inn, Cotton House.
Like a fish to water
If diving into the azure waters here was enough to have Amy Winehouse saying, "I can look at things in a new way", it's bound be therapy for all saner travellers.
Hide behind your shades on Macaroni beach and see which celebs strolls by.
Time for sundowners? Head for Basil's Bar where you may just meet up with Mick over a Mojito.