Mustique, The Grenadines
$15 000 a week
Six living pavilions, game pavilion, pool, pond, Jacuzzi
It’s not easy to get to,unless you have a yacht, and there isn’t much to do, unless you have pals among the island’s ultra-rich denizens. Plus, arranging a stay at Stargroves, the island hideaway Jagger bought in 1980, can take a while, since the leasing agents have to track down the elusive rocker to get his personal approval of every prospective renter. And of course, Jagger and family have first dibs on the best weeks.
Once you get there, though, the hassles are over. Guests (the villa sleeps 10) have the run of a Japanese-themed piece of paradise right on pristine Macaroni beach. “The appeal here”, say Jeanette Cadet, the villa manager “is total privacy, plus security and excellent food”. That’s because the rental includes a cook and a chauffeur who will double as a bodyguard. “Having people come through keeps the staff on its toes,”says Gregory Patrick, who runs Houston’s Tours of Enchantment. Perhaps most important for the deep-pockets escapist, says Wendy Wachtel of renting agency Villasoftheworld.com, “It doesn’t scream Mick Jagger. It screams tasteful rock star’s vacation home”