Dreaming of a Caribbean holiday? Then head for Anguilla. It may be tiny, but this overseas British territory boasts a luxury hotel scene, 33 white-sand beaches and transparent waters teeming with marine life. Stay in one of the best hotels in Anguilla to experience oceanfront villas and vast infinity pools, adult-only spa resorts and five-star properties complete with golf courses.
Anguilla’s Four Seasons is set on the north coast between the soft sands of Barnes and Meads Bay. Spread over 35 acres (14ha), this five-star resort offers a range of accommodation, from chalk-white villas with driftwood and plunge pools to hotel rooms with ocean views. Enjoy tennis courts, a pool and spa, as well as a fitness center and stellar kids’ club. There’s also live evening entertainment and multiple restaurants and bars.
Expect supreme luxury at this five-star clifftop resort that overlooks Meads Bay. Think two infinity pools, multiple restaurants and an opulent spa. Aquatic-themed decor features antique dive helmets, as well as Caribbean prints and bright fabrics. Rooms and suites come with marble bathrooms and terraces that show off garden or ocean views. Take advantage of the resort’s yoga and fitness classes, water sports and tennis, as well as a buffet breakfast with craft cocktails.
If you’re craving tranquility, Quintessence is a child-free resort open to guests over 12. The mansion has a sweeping stairway, an ocean-view terrace and just nine elegant suites named after Haitian artists, whose work is displayed on the walls. Picture vaulted wooden ceilings, four-poster beds and kitchenettes in the garden suites. There’s a high-end French restaurant on site with an award-winning wine cellar, as well as a pool and hot tub, spa and tennis court.
Zemi Beach House stands out from the crowd with a 300-year-old wooden spa, which was imported from Thailand. Enjoy a massage in one of five treatment rooms before heading to the huge hammam, yoga deck and juice bar. Set beside East Shoal Bay, rooms overlook the water, and there are several pools, one adult-only. Activities on offer include a kids’ club, tennis and water sports, as well as a rum bar and the 20 Knots beachfront restaurant.
Located within steps of Meads Bay, Frangipani Resort offers a slice of Anguilla beauty. Caribbean decor fills the plush suites, which have sea-front balconies and kitchens, while the new four-bed beachfront villa offers ultimate privacy. Frangipani has land and sports facilities including tennis and kayaking, as well as a decadent Plumeria Balinese Spa. Don’t miss the award-winning Straw Hat Restaurant, which sits right by the sand.
The Reef by CuisinArt is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, and it lives up to this accolade. Guests have access to a championship golf course and the white sands of Merrywing Bay, where you’ll find an array of water sports. Accommodation ranges from golf-view rooms to beachfront suites, some of which have wraparound balconies, terraces and outdoor jacuzzis. Head to beachfront Breezes for locally caught seafood.
This family-run inn, near Sandy Ground Beach in South Hill and just a 10-minute drive to Anguilla’s 33 beaches, offers an affordable Anguilla break. There’s a choice of one- or two-bed suites with kitchens and lounge areas, while patio doors open out onto balconies showcasing views of the garden and Caribbean Sea. Take a dip in the pool and try the signature tomato pie at Flavours Restaurant.
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