Il Songo promises an exceptional Carenage Bay stay. 

Enjoying proximity to one of the world’s largest barrier reefs, Preferred Escapes’ Il Songo provides luxury accommodations set amidst majestic natural wonders. Perched high on a hill, the 4.2-acre estate affords views of Bequia, St. Vincent, Mustique, the Grenadines and Grenada, and the property-abutting Mount Royal and its large park. In addition, Glossy and Friendship bays add to the seemingly endless scenic delights. Easily reached by air through six gateways, the tiny island—measuring just 3.5 miles in length—is surrounded by the sea of the southern Antilles and offers the pleasures of long beaches and cloistered bays.

Architect Elena Korach captures the spirit of the old villa with a cluster of four secluded 1,195-square-foot cottages, each of which includes a bedroom, bathroom, sitting room, and entertainment area (featuring a world-class sound system), and sliding walls that open to a veranda and renowned Caribbean weather. Couples and small families alike are comfortably accommodated and enjoy a 60-foot infinity pool, sun deck, two-story gazebo with hammocks, and fully equipped pool bar. Formal dining areas seat 12 and—whether it’s banana and fig trees in view during alfresco gatherings or the magnificent ocean backdrop accompanying indoor meals—all dining occasions are enhanced by the island’s beauty. When it comes to dining, a professional chef trained in international cuisine works magic with local seafood, flavors, and organic vegetables.

Il Songo affords sea views at every turn
Interior at Il Songo

If delectable delicacies and lounging in luxury are only part of the vacation plan, nearby entertainment and activities are many. On the sea, conditions are ideal for sailing, windsurfing, kite boarding, and a bit of swimming with turtles around the Tobago Cays, while diving and snorkeling off Mustique—just a short boat ride away—are ever popular. Yoga and spa services cater to more mellow moods, and hiking and cycling allow for the exploration of the island’s topography. Additionally, there are three golf carts exclusively available to renters for time on the green.

Bright, bold interiors, gardens galore, and local allure make Il Songo, as its Italian name suggests, “the dream” villa choice. Offering stays that include access to resort and recreational facilities, use of non-motorized water sports vehicles, and a butler who can arrange special outings like picnic lunches at Mahault beach or sunset champagne on the course—Il Songo is bar none. Cottages are available starting from $5850 per night.