Macaroni Beach is the best-known beach on the 1,400-acre island of Mustique, but there are in fact a number of fine beaches where you can enjoy warm weather, white sandy beaches, and turquoise waters. The surf is particularly calm most of the time at Macaroni Beach, as there is a reef about a quarter of a mile offshore that makes these waters ideal for families with small kids, as well as snorkeling and diving enthusiasts and lovers of the sun in general. You could make a very convincing argument that Macaroni Beach should sit atop the list of the very best beaches in Mustique. The deserted, white-sand beaches are perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and taking lazy strolls. To get to Macaroni Beach, you will need to take one of the ferries to the island of Mustique from St Vincent or one of the other main islands if you are not already staying there. It is located on the eastern side of the island facing out to the Atlantic Ocean.
Perhaps the greatest benefit of Macaroni Beach is its relative seclusion. You can relax on this beach for hours on end and only see a few other people, even in peak season. There are picnic tables available for rent and the parking could not be easier. All you need to do is rent the picnic table in advance for the day from the Villa Rentals Department. The staff at your villa rental company will even set up your picnic for you. Everything about staying on the island of Mustique speaks of tranquility and privacy. The vistas of the Caribbean Sea, Baliceaux Island, and the lush, rolling tropical hills of the island interior will inspire you at first view. The swaying coconut trees line the white sand beaches and the vividly colored coral reefs seem to sparkle in the sun. Macaroni Beach is certainly among the best beaches in Mustique, and if you are planning a vacation to St Vincent and the Grenadines, you should consider taking one of the ferries to the island if you are not already staying there.
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