The Mustique Company is committed to the conservation of flora and fauna on and around Mustique, as well as minimising environmental impact where we can. Much of the island remains undeveloped leaving great swathes of natural habitat for the local wildlife, and for island residents and guests alike to enjoy.
land & marine life
We host on-going beach clean ups as we are committed to collecting and removing marine debris as best as we can. This is primarily a community led effort, where we have daily hikers as well as our Grounds team collecting as they go.
We also collect sargassum along our Windward shores as there have been increasing influxes of this seaweed over the years. We use some of this dried weed in our compost which is then used to regenerate our top soil.
sea turtle nesting
Offshore, primarily Green sea turtles spend time grazing through healthy sea grass beds and Hawksbills along reefs throughout the year. You can see them popping up for air on the North and West side of the island. You can swim with sea turtles next to Basil’s Bar, but we recommend not touching or chasing them.
We sort our waste into recyclable, compostable and non-recyclable material. All of our recyclables are sent to All Island Recycling on St Vincent, except our glass which is crushed and used in aggregate on island. Our organic waste is composted and reused as fertiliser for our food and landscape gardens.
There are various locations around the island where Waste Water Treatment Plants have been installed. They help to reduce run-off into the ocean which improves the water quality around the island. The treated water is used to irrigate our landscape gardens.
As part of our commitment to reduce our waste, there are no more paper or plastic bags available at retail checkout counters.
*Oxybenzone and octinoxate- chemicals that kills coral reef
As we increase our reliance on renewable energy, we have committed to purchasing Electric Vehicles for our company fleet on Mustique- 80% of our rental vehicles are now electric.