Anguilla is an abroad British Territory within the japanese Caribbean Sea. This tiny nation, a complete of 36 sq. miles, has among the most unbelievable stretches of pristine sand within the Caribbean. Its 33 seashores dot the 16-mile-long and 3-mile-wide (at its widest) coast. The solar, pure white sand, and turquoise blue water (hovering round 70 levels) are the hallmarks of this beautiful place and are discovered at every property on this listing — however that’s the one similarity. The resorts vary from inexpensive to luxurious and all are steps from the wonderful sea.
This gorgeous coral land mass is a part of the Leeward chain about 7 miles north of St. Martin and is taken into account one of many best-kept secrets and techniques within the Caribbean. You may fly into Princess Juliana Worldwide Airport on St. Martin and attain Anguilla by ferry in about half-hour or by a brief hopper flight in 10 minutes. It’s also possible to fly straight from Miami on American Airways to Clayton J. Lloyd Airport.
The next properties, in no explicit order, are a few of Anguilla’s finest for unbelievable stays on this breathtaking island.
Notice: I used to be a visitor of the Anguilla Vacationer Board throughout my keep. I visited every property on this listing, and all opinions are my very own.
1. Frangipani Seashore Resort
Frangipani Seashore Resort invitations you to expertise “Barefoot Luxurious” on Meads Bay. The 24-room resort focuses on sustainability and gives many distinctive facilities such because the award-winning restaurant, Straw Hat, proper on the property. The rooms are beautiful, and all face the ocean together with a 5,000-square-foot four-bedroom beachfront villa which you can hire with your loved ones or mates.
The onsite facilities embrace a fitness center, tennis courtroom, boutique, spa, beachfront water sports activities, and unique seaside hopping journeys on their personal boat. You may lounge on the ocean-facing infinity pool or calm down underneath a palapa on the seaside. Each Wednesday, the resort hosts an all-guest cocktail reception with scrumptious hors d’oeuvres, wine, and cocktails, together with probably the most scrumptious rum punch.
This property boasts a return visitor price of 60 %, and through the holidays that quantity jumps to 85 %. I can see why Frangipani is persistently booked as a result of when you keep right here, you’re feeling like a part of the household.
2. Carimar Seashore Membership
Carimar Seashore Membership can be on Meads Bay and can be very laid again. This all-villa property has 36 years of historical past and is “devoted to creating a personalised trip expertise for friends.” It began in October 1984 as a birthday current for writer Francine Jacobs. She wished a particular place to go to on her beloved island.
By December 1985, it grew to become the primary condominium residence in Anguilla with 24 spacious villas and a trip spot for homeowners and guests. It’s persistently rated extremely, gives nice worth, and is devoted to sustainability to protect the great thing about Anguilla.
3. Quintessence Lodge Relais & Châteaux
Quintessence is tucked right into a hillside above Lengthy Bay Seashore. This five-star luxurious property is elegant and feels such as you’re staying in a non-public mansion. The acclaimed Chef Dominique Thevenet gives a unprecedented eating expertise of Caribbean and French fusion at Julian’s Restaurant with 2,000 bottles of wine chosen from cellars from around the globe.
Facilities embrace a state-of-the-art health middle, The Aidan Spa, an outside yoga pavilion, infinity pool, billiards room, tennis courtroom, a curated boutique, and 24-hour butler service. And naturally, the pristine white sand and impossibly blue water on Lengthy Bay. There are 9 unbelievable suites and brand-new, on-property “Q” villas with the identical unbelievable choices at a cheaper price level.
An unbelievable artwork assortment of Haitian and native artwork decorates this distinctive property.
4. Malliouhana, Auberge Resorts Assortment
Malliouhana is iconic. Located between Meads Bay and Turtle Cove Seashore, it opened 30 years in the past and put Anguilla on the map as a luxurious getaway. Underneath new possession (Auberge Resorts), Malliouhana’s up to date and opulent oceanfront lodging “set the usual for modern-day island glamour.” The bi-level freshwater infinity pool overlooks the Caribbean Sea and options poolside drinks and eating.
The seashores supply sugar-white sand and crystal-clear water and there you’ll get pleasure from complimentary kayaks, paddle boards, and Hobie Cats or curated boat cruises. Considered one of my favourite choices is a rum tasting with an in-house “rummelier.” There are three eating venues at Malliouhana — Celeste for traditional fare, Bar Soleil for unbelievable sunsets, and Leon’s at Meads Bay with toes within the sand Caribbean eating. Households will benefit from the youngsters membership for the final word stress-free trip.
5. The Manoah Boutique Lodge
The Manoah has that good spot on probably the greatest seashores within the Caribbean, Shoal Bay East. The sand is spotless, the waves are light and the water shimmers underneath the wonderful Anguillan solar. The Manoah has a beautiful pool with a bar and ocean-front restaurant close by mere steps away from the sand. The resort’s facilities embrace a spa, health middle, sauna, and steam room. The rooms are designed to supply trendy luxurious with outsized ground plans and superb ocean views.
The restaurant serves world-class delicacies that’s a mixture of Caribbean and worldwide and two seaside bars to get pleasure from a rum punch whereas watching the solar set closing the right Anguilla day. The Presidential Penthouse boasts three bedrooms, three loos, a front room, a completely geared up kitchen, a laundry room, and a balcony overlooking the gorgeous 2.5-mile-long stretch of sand.
6. Belmond Cap Juluca
Cap Juluca is a fascinating, Moroccan-inspired luxurious property on Maundays Bay. The ocean-front lodging embrace 64 rooms (some with personal plunge swimming pools), 44 suites, 4 eating places, and a cocktail lounge. Cip’s by Cipriani is without doubt one of the most romantic eating places on the island and is a nod to their sister lodge, Cipriani in Venice, Italy. When you arrive, you’ll benefit from the Arawak Spa, an infinity pool, and actions comparable to snorkeling, scuba diving, crusing, tennis, and golf.
Your room comes with two lounge chairs with an outsized umbrella, complimentary chilled towels, water, and sorbet all day. You may guide a fishing expertise with Shawn Romney or sail to Prickly Pear, a cay with great reefs to discover with resident sea turtles swimming by. Right here at Maundays Bay, the crescent of sand is calm and guarded; it’s the right place to water-ski or windsurf. You may learn the way with Cap Jaluca’s onsite instructors.
7. Aurora Anguilla Resort
Aurora Anguilla Resort is on beautiful Rendezvous Bay. This resort is large (178 rooms) and located on over 300 acres. There are seven eating places, a spa, and the final word golf expertise on the one and solely golf course on the island. The Greg Norman-designed course is experiencing a renovation and renaissance that may problem even probably the most seasoned golfer. The resort was previously the Cuisinart Resort and underneath new possession is receiving some new facilities like an infinite water park that features a lazy river, and personal constitution flights into Anguilla for teams between 4 and 35 individuals.
In the event you decide to fly to St. Maarten, Aurora has a sea shuttle to get you backwards and forwards from the neighboring island. Wellness actions embrace guided hikes, bicycles, tennis and pickle ball, outside film nights, s’mores on the seaside, and guided cave excursions with the Anguilla Nationwide Belief & Katouche Excursions.
8. 4 Seasons Resort And Residences Anguilla
The 4 Seasons is nestled on Meads Bay but in addition faces Barnes Bay Seashore — two gorgeous vistas. There are 16 various kinds of lodging starting from visitor rooms and suites to stand-alone villas, townhomes, a three-bedroom ocean view penthouse, and three completely different residences with totally geared up kitchens and personal plunge swimming pools.
The onsite spa gives therapies at places throughout the resort or in your personal room. A health middle is on the market as are three outside swimming pools, a sea middle for water sports activities tools, and a sports activities pavilion providing mountain climbing, tennis, and basketball.
For these seeking to create, you may prepare varied lessons together with a cooking class or a portray class accompanied by a rum punch. Different providers embrace boating and crusing, paddle boards, tennis, and kitesurfing instruction. And if you happen to’re touring with youngsters, the children membership has quite a lot of facilities for the youngest to teenagers. It’s a great spot to tie the knot.
9. Zemi Seashore Home
Zemi Seashore Home gives an intimate escape on 6 acres of lush grounds. The hammam, or Turkish tub, on the property is a large draw and is the one one on Anguilla. The 300-year-old Thai rice barn has been reimagined as an award-winning spa the place holistic therapies put the “ahhh” in Anguilla.
With 76 visitor rooms and one-to-three-bedroom suites with personal balconies, your room may overlook the ocean or the verdant backyard on the property. The retail boutique shares native handmade ceramic bowls, sculptures, and rum, in addition to signature Zemi Seashore Home clothes. The health middle is open 24 hours for exercises on Precor tools. The texture is a non-public house with probably the most stress-free facilities, 24-hour room service, and naturally, its unprecedented location on Shoal Bay East.
Professional Tip: Whereas the eating places are fabulous at every property, don’t neglect to take a look at the superb seaside bar eating places like Gwen’s Reggae Bar and Grill on Shoal Bay or Blanchard’s Seashore Shack on Meads Bay for genuine Caribbean barbecue.