The beautiful island of Anguilla in the Caribbean is now back on its feet and looking better than ever. So we sent Inspiring Travel Company’s Nina there to report back on why it should be the next luxury stop on your travel wish list…
The vibe on this island is wonderful! Famed for its many restaurants, beach shacks and fun food options it’s hip and trendy, also perfect for families, and thanks to its recent renovations everywhere feels modern. The jewel in Anguilla’s crown though is certainly its ‘wow’ white sand and turquoise sea beaches.
Getting to Anguilla is relatively easy; just a flight to Antigua from London, and then you’ll be fast-tracked through the airport onto a smaller Trans Anguilla Airlines plane for the 40-minute trip over the Caribbean Sea. For me, the dream option is a twin-centre holiday. First taking a direct flight to New York or Miami for a few days in these great cities, then on to Anguilla for a week on the beach.
Belmond Cap Juluca
I was really excited to see this hotel, as my colleagues had told me that it has perhaps the “best” beach in Anguilla – and as all the beaches are fabulous that was some statement to live up to! However, the beach at Belmond Cap Juluca really was that good – simply stunning and one that I could happily stroll along morning, noon and night. Within the resort, the trademark Belmond service has been implemented to enhance the local charm and it’s definitely on my bucket list to return for a longer stay to experience it some more.
Zemi Beach House
I really loved this property. The staff were lovely and it had a great beach and really big spa, with an enormous hammam. The rooms felt unique and modern and have gorgeous Malin and Goetz products – my favourite brand. A cute addition to Zemi Beach House was that the owner’s wife runs the gift shop, where there are some great treats and my top tip is if you walk down the beach right to the end you can get a massage under a gazebo on the beach!
Four Seasons Anguilla
This was a classic Four Seasons property with amazing service, great rooms, an incredible spa and the best gym I have ever seen in a hotel, hands down. The food was great, and there is a “champagne man” who delivers sparkles to wherever you stand in the pool, and we got complimentary foot massages whilst we sunbathed!
I couldn’t write a blog about Anguilla without mentioning Malliouhana, which is iconic to the island. At the time of my visit it was still closed while the last few touches to a full refurbishment were put in place, so I couldn’t even take the smallest peek inside, but rumours on the island were that it was going to be returning even better than ever and that I really must experience it someday. I think I might just have found my reason for a return visit to Anguilla sooner rather than later!
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