Mustique: the Middletons' favourite holiday destination where Kate has taken Prince George on his first ever holiday

This week's issue of HELLO! magazine has secured world exclusive photographs of Kate Middleton jetting off to the Middleton family's favourite holiday destination, the Caribbean island of Mustique, where the Duchess has taken baby Prince George on his first ever holiday.

Kate and baby George, the third-in-line to the throne, joined the Middletons on their annual holiday in a luxury four-bedroom villa overlooking the sea and staffed by a butler, chef, housekeeper and gardener.

The tiny paradise island – famed for its unspoiled exotic beauty as well as its impressive list of celebrity visitors – has long been a favourite holiday destination for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and was first given the royal seal of approval by Prince William's great-aunt, the late Princess Margaret, who was given one of the 74 villas by her suitor Colin Tennant. Scroll down to see the paradise island in pictures.

The Duchess of Cambridge, 32, was pictured on her way to the Caribbean island of Mustique looking relaxed and casual, holding baby Prince George in her arms and no sign of a nanny. © HELLO! magazine. 

Mustique offers sweeping vistas of the Caribbean sea, secluded sandy beaches, rays of sun and of course relaxation from its collection of exclusive villas. Pictured here, a view from the balcony of one of the island's fine villas. Photo: © Rex

William's great-aunt, the late Princess Margaret, was the first to give the royal seal of approval to the paradise island when she was given Les Jolies Eaux, an exquisite neo-Georgian bungalow, as a wedding present by Lord Glenconner, the man who originally bought and developed the island. Towards the end of her life, however, her son Viscount Linley sold the villa and it has since turned into one of the Caribbean's most luxurious holiday cottages. Photo: © Rex

The legendary villa, Les Jolies Eaux, was designed especially for the late Princess Margaret and stands dramatically on a private peninsula at Mustique's southern tip. 

Thriving with aquatic wildlife, the Middletons could embark on a scuba diving expedition in the beautiful deep blue waters of the Caribbean sea during their New Year break. 

One of 74 luxury villas on the idyllic island of Mustique, Aurora offers sweeping vistas of the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. © 

Just one of the island's pristine and private sandy beaches is Macaroni beach, boasting azure waters and scattered with thatched palm huts. 

Kate travelled to Mustique with her brother James Middleton. It is believed her parents, Michael and Carole Middleton, and sister Pippa, were already at the villa which normally rents for £8,500 a week. It has been reported that the Middleton family holiday was to celebrate Carole's 59th birthday in January. 

Fishing boats moored in Britannia Bay, Mustique, St Vincent and The Grenadines, make for an idyllic setting. Photo: © Rex

Perched on stilts overlooking the Caribbean sea, the Middletons will surely to pay a visit to the luxurious Basil's Beach Bar. The ocean-side restaurant offers up feasts of the finest seafood, all served against a magical backdrop.