For a truly addictive vacation rental experience, try Opium, a serene hilltop retreat with contemporary Safari-style décor and Bali-inspired architecture, on the private island of Mustique, part of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the Atlantic. From the moment you step onto the property, you know you’re in for an extravagant experience. With space for parties of two or three, several couples, or a large family, the main living and dining areas are open-air, giving you the choice of more formal indoor dining or outdoor informal meals. Some of the many relaxing spots include a roof observation tower — for stargazing and private cocktails — as well as a yoga studio for working out and detoxing. Landscaping includes koi ponds and water features — and that’s not counting swimming pools, not to mention the entire island of Mustique to ramble.
In Opium’s main villa you’ll find three king bedrooms, each with ensuite bathrooms and dressing rooms. Two guest houses each contain two king bedrooms with ensuite baths, private living rooms, and gardens. All bedrooms have air conditioning and TV; Wi-Fi Internet is available throughout, as well as a sound system that will synch to your iPad. And you’ll have no shortage of activities here, either, with a choice of water polo, badminton, table tennis, foosball, and a trampoline. All this play requires energy, but not to fear: the staff is on hand to offer meals to your specifications throughout the day. With its emphasis on relaxation and its casual elegance, Opium is the kind of ultra-luxury that, once experienced, will bring you back again and again.