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Best Hotels in Anguilla: Views of Coral-Fringed Beaches from Private Villa Decks

Lying east of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, Anguilla is situated in the Eastern Caribbean Sea, as part of the Leeward Islands towards the north. Anguilla spans 33 beautiful white-sand beaches which fringe the island shaded by swaying palm trees. This paradise is dotted with luxury hotels and villas and moreover, has unmissable culinary, music and cultural scenes. Anguilla has a fantastic reputation for its laid-back atmosphere and superb beaches and waters, for the perfect relaxing holiday. When you’re not lounging on your private villa deck and taking in the spectacular scenery, you will surely find yourself going on a glass-bottom kayak ride or snorkelling in the reef. Here is our pick of the best hotels in Anguilla.

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla

The Four Seasons resort in Anguilla can take pride in its prime location that leaves nobody unimpressed. The luxury 5-star resort lies on the northwest edge of the island – set on a cliff and overlooking Meads and Barnes Bay. The 35-acre property is in complete harmony with its surroundings. Beautifully landscaped, Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla has everything you want for a pampered stay in the Caribbean. Gorgeous architecture combines tropical and elegant contemporary design elements making the resort exude a harmonious ambiance. Luxury materials are used throughout the resort and it’s not uncommon to see natural wood and marble here. The stunning color palette of slate and sand works perfectly. In a true Four Seasons fashion, it is all about seamless transition between the destination and the indoor space. Here, the walls open up to expansive outdoor terraces and balconies allowing full enjoyment of the azure waters and the ocean breeze. Indulge in tranquility!

Malliouhana

A sumptuous retreat awaits you at Malliouhana, one of Anguilla’s original luxury properties. Perched on a cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea, this resort is situated between Meads Bay and Turtle Cove Beach. With 44 guest rooms surrounded by 25-acre stunning landscaped gardens, this is the picture-perfect getaway. The Valley, which is the heart of Anguilla, boasts a wide choice of dining and entertainment options, a mere 15 minutes from Malliouhana. However, you may find yourself staying within the beautiful grounds of the resort as you are lured in by their infinity pools and a private beach. Feast on freshly caught fish from the onsite restaurant. It truly is the most glamorous modern day stay on one of Anguilla’s best beaches which is topped off with staff that can anticipate your every need before you’ve realised it yourself. True hospitality! The design of the hotel doesn’t shy away from bright colors and where in some places it can feel overwhelming, here in Anguilla it feels refreshing and complementing the surrounding scenery. 

CeBlue Villas & Beach Resort

Slightly different from the previous hotels, CeBlue Villas is perched on a green hillside, with steps leading down to the beach. This sanctuary-like boutique villa hotel is perfect for a tropical escape. With only eight, 5-bedroom villas, the resort is secluded and private – exactly what you need for an uninterrupted Caribbean getaway. Each villa comes with its own plunge pool and a private patio deck, overlooking Crocus Bay. Feeling adventurous? Then water sports are available as well as a tour of the island which can be booked from reception. This hotel has stunning views on top of being exclusively sophisticated and private. A gorgeous balance is achieved in the design of this resort – natural stone and wood line the pools and patio decks while the interiors feature clean lines, white stucco walls, and cathedral ceilings. The result is uncluttered and utterly luxurious without feeling pretentious. It couldn’t feel more natural and you can feel yourself be at ease the moment you step inside. 

Belmond Cap Juluca

Cap Juluca is another of Anguilla’s oldest luxury resorts on the island. The resort has undergone a recent renovation but still feels timeless and classic. It is positioned around the crescent-shaped Maundays Bay at the southwestern tip of Anguilla and is lined with gorgeous palm trees gently swaying in the Caribbean winds. A real picturesque coastal feeling emanates from this resort with an abundance of water sports on offer, as well as beachfront restaurants, tennis courts, and a nearby golf course. It is by far one of the most well-designed hotels in Anguilla – and that’s saying something, considering that all of the aforementioned properties have a certain wow factor about them. Here you will find gorgeous emerald tiles lining the pool and beautiful natural stone throughout the property. Every detail is perfected and it is almost unbelievable how even the most subtle accents have been touched up so skilfully and all of these details make a huge difference in the overall look of the hotel. Wake up every morning with a dream-like atmosphere all around and enjoy breakfast on the seafront. Then in the evening catch the stunning sunset views from your private terrace. There are four food and drinking establishments to choose from in the resort. You can also choose to wander to The Valley, Anguilla’s capital which is only 20 minutes away. 

CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa

Offering 5-star service, Cuisin Art sits on the curved beach of Rendezvous Bay, on the southwest coast of the island. The resort is located near some of the island’s best bars and music venues. This stunning resort has its own 18-hole golf course and 3 tennis courts allowing you to get lost in hours of the most enjoyable activities. With 98 suites and villas along the coast, this resort offers elegance and the best of the best. The guest rooms are state-of-the-art with spacious rooms, large balconies, and whirlpool tubs in the bathrooms. The airy feel carries through the resort and it is all about embracing the Caribbean feel throughout. Relax on the sandy beaches and take in the bright blue waters within Rendezvous Bay.

Lauma Breeze

Ever since reading In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne in her childhood, Lauma has been fascinated by all things travel. From sailing as well as exploring nature inland to continuously being fascinated by cities and cultures worldwide, she conveys her passion and inquisitive nature in writing.

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