Anguilla comprises a small main island and several offshore islets. Its world-famous and award-winning beaches range from long sandy stretches like Rendezvous Bay, overlooking neighboring St. Martin island, to secluded beaches like Little Bay.
Its resorts are some of the best in the Caribbean, and their top suites and villas are the subject of this week’s issue.
1. Cap Juluca
Forbes Travel Guides inspectors write, “From a distance, the reimagined Cap Juluca, A Belmond Hotel, Anguilla captivates with its brilliantly white, stunning Moorish-Greco architecture set against a beautiful canvas of clear blue skies, pristine white sands, and calm aqua seas. Up close, the vibrant tropical gardens, pruned emerald palm trees, hand-designed tiles, and warm smiles of longstanding employees reassure you that the enchanting magic of this iconic hotel remains firmly entrenched — this is barefoot luxury at Cap Juluca.”
“The $121 million renovation under new management has elevated the look and feel of this exclusive resort. Both new and returning visitors are enthralled by the mastery in which many focal points remain the same while modern and upscale additions and features deliver a greater and unparalleled level of luxury.
After Hurricane Irma, the mile-long stretch of sparkling sand on Maundays Bay beach has never looked better. Each room and outdoor area is designed to ensure that you get the sophisticated style and exclusivity you need, without sacrificing those legendary views.”
They continue, “This chic, sprawling resort is designed to ensure that you have ample space and privacy indoors and outdoors. With buildings no higher than two floors, beach-facing rooms, large ocean-view terraces and your own private access to the sands, exclusivity is assured.Two plush beach lounge chairs with an extra-large umbrella are allocated to each room, and intercom systems attached to the seats allow you to communicate your every want and need without interrupting your daily ocean views.”
Five Bedroom Pool Villa
This palatial 6,500 sq. ft. five-bedroom villa is a perfect choice for families or groups. Stretch out beside your private pool and let the sound of the waves ease you into the island spirit.
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2. Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla
According to Forbes, “Mediterranean in its overall design and appearance, Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla is one of the island’s flagship luxury resorts, a property that shows off one fantastic view after another thanks to a location that straddles Meads and Barnes Bay on the northwest side of the island…Three perch-like pools offer varying, but equally mesmerizing views from each locale — the adults-only Sunset Pool is of the saltwater infinity variety, the Meads Bay Pool overlooks its namesake and the Aleta Pool offers the luxury cabanas.”
They add, “If you need a break from the water, the Four Seasons has three tennis courts, full basketball and volleyball courts, a water sports shop, a clothing boutique, and a Sea Centre for scuba diving…The 8,800 square-foot spa sits in a two-story villa that provides views of the water from its 13 indoor and three outdoor treatment rooms.”
Five Bedroom Beachfront Villas
There are eight two-floor Five Bedroom Villas, each with a total of 8,804 sq. ft., including 5,771 sq. ft. indoors and 3,034 sq. ft. of furnished outdoor living. Each offers direct access to Barnes Bay; sun deck with private plunge pool; full gourmet kitchen; washer and dryer; five and a half marble bathrooms with double sinks, soaking tub, walk-in shower, and two outdoor showers.
More suites and villas at Four Seasons Anguilla.
3. Malliouhana, Auberge Resorts Collection
Malliouhana, Auberge Resorts Collection is a new iteration of one of the island’s original luxury properties. This whitewashed resort merges modern indulgence with the stunning visual elements of the Caribbean…The classic hotel originally built in the 1980s now boasts updated luxuries such as flat-screen televisions discreetly concealed in the foot of chic beds. Each room utilizes the tints and textures of the islands with tropical fabrics and rich color palettes.”
They add, “Sprawled on a cliff overlooking Turtle Cove and the shores of pristine Meads Bay, this collection of villas and rooms is in a prime location for the ultimate Anguilla experience. You’ll be glued to the hotel grounds, which have three restaurants, two pools, a spa, and endless sunshine on the white sand bay…Enjoy rest and relaxation on a whole new level with complimentary daily yoga overlooking the exclusive Turtle Cove beach…Partake in non-motorized water sports such as kayaking, paddleboarding or Sunfish sailing.”
Two Bedroom Suites
The 2,500 sq. ft. two-bedroom suites include a separate living salon, and one of Malliouhana’s most dramatic outdoor areas, featuring a private patio and separate sun terrace, all with sweeping views of the Caribbean.
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4. Quintessence Hotel
The inspectors at Forbes report, “Nestled discreetly on a hill amid lush greenery and tropical gardens, Quintessence Hotel is an elegant manor. Overlooking the white sands and sparkling blue waters of Anguilla’s Long Bay Beach, this architecturally stunning property embodies a timeless elegance and sophistication, and it just opened its doors in January 2018.”
They add, “Luxury is in the details at Quintessence Hotel, from the large, white handcrafted rose by artist Khachik Bozoghlian ornamenting the main entrance to the gorgeous Steinway piano in the grand lobby and the giant chess set sitting on a well-manicured lawn…Some of Anguilla’s most beautiful stretches of sand are within walking distance of the boutique hotel. Hop on a golf cart to visit secluded Long Bay Beach or take the short 15-minute stroll to Meads Bay…You’ll be pampered at this intimate manor with concierge and personal 24-hour butler services…Relax and rejuvenate at Aidan Spa. Rather than a long list of prescribed treatments, the facility maintains a curated menu of services that are tailored to suit your specific needs.”
For the ultimate in private luxury, a full buyout of The Grand Mansion is available for you up to 21 guests. Hide out with a group of friends, reunite with family, or sneak off for an intimate Anguilla destination wedding with just your A-list in tow.
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5. Zemi Beach House Hotel & Spa
Forbes Travel Guide writes, “In the central hub of Zemi Beach House Hotel & Spa, the palm-lined, zigzagged-shaped pool points like an arrow to the turquoise ocean waters under bright blue skies. Whether you wander over to the white sands along Shoal Bay East or prefer to stay poolside, the scene captures the essence of Anguilla. You’ll also find a sense of place in the alfresco restaurant along the beach where plates of fresh seafood come with ocean breezes, and in the stylish rum bar, where you can get a real taste of the Caribbean spirit…The luxurious Zemi Thai House Spa draws influences from Thailand to create a serene space and pampering treatments.”
They add, “This Anguilla hotel has a coveted location on the most western side of picturesque Shoal Bay East…Since the hotel sits on stunning Shoal Bay beach (also an aquatic national park), you may find no need for a pool. If you do fancy a dip, choose from the family swimming hole close to the sand’s edge, the 60-foot lap pool for fitness enthusiasts or the serene adults-only option — note that the latter doesn’t have an ocean view.”
Three-Bedroom Presidential Suite
This 3,000 sq. ft. top-floor Presidential Suite features modern furnishings offering a spacious and elegant retreat. Watch the ocean waves from your private pool and furnished terrace. Inside, relax in the expansive living room and enjoy dining facilities in the fully equipped kitchen.
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