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7 Best Hotels in Anguilla

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Shella Zelenz

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Anguilla is a paradisiacal island with beautiful beaches lined by the slow, lapping waves of turquoise waters. The island draws sun-seeking travelers from all over who are in search of relaxation and rejuvenation amidst Caribbean beauty. Another Anguilla plus: there is truly a hotel on this island for everyone, from beachfront villas to white-washed accommodations giving major Mediterranean vibes.

Each of these Anguilla hotels promises breathtaking oceanfront views, luxury stays and a bevy of activities, from kayaking to paddleboards to beachside tennis courts. Of course, if watersports are not your thing, you’ll find delectable cuisine and beach bars dotted along the island’s coastline, each promising Caribbean-inspired fare. Yes, Anguilla seemingly has it all. So, if looking for a hotel to call home, consider checking in at one of the following beach resorts. 

The Four Seasons Resort & Residences Anguilla

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Found along the island’s northwest shore, the Four Seasons Resort & Residences Anguilla pairs the island’s beauty with the standard of luxury expected of any Four Seasons resort. From a 5-bedroom villa to an oceanview penthouse, the Four Seasons Anguilla accommodations are nothing short of superb (and 80 percent have direct ocean views). Expect white-washed decor with pops of personality, such as a chandelier crafted from seashells. And, because this is a Caribbean vacation, you can unwind with views of the turquoise sea beyond while enjoying spa services — from salt scrubs to facials to deep tissue massages. The Four Seasons Resort & Residences Anguilla cuisine is also worth noting; there are four on-site dining establishments, including a sunset lounge and beach bar. Make sure to eat at Salt, a restaurant perched atop a bluff that pairs delectable Caribbean-inspired dishes with views of Barnes Bay and Meads Bay. 

Fora Perks:

  • $100 resort / hotel credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Cap Juluca

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As part of the Belmond Hotel Group, Cap Juluca is unsurprisingly chic and luxurious. Found on Maundays Bay’s Village Beach, this oceanfront mecca certainly stands out from the rest of the Caribbean resorts on the island due to its unique design. The property pulls influence from Morocco, with domed white villas that look as though they’ve been plucked from the pages of Architectural Digest. A stay at Cap Juluca is all about the details, starting with the luxury villas equipped with plunge pools and private solariums, plus seagrass armoires and decadent four-poster beds made up with buttery linens. While the private pool suites or villas promise the utmost privacy, every room at Cap Juluca is steps away from the ocean (don’t even bother wearing shoes) and exudes luxury. Dining follows suit with stellar on-site restaurants — such as Cip’s by Cipriani — touted as some of the best food on the island. 

Fora Perks:

  • $100 resort / hotel credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Malliouhana

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After a certain point, all Caribbean hotels begin to look similar. All seemingly offer oceanfront views, fresh seafood-style menus and a chic design that complements the surrounding nature. But, few resorts on the island have the same 30-year history that Maillouhana offers. This romantic resort is said to have been one of the first beach resorts to put Anguilla on the map and to draw tourists from near and far. Maillouhana sits atop the island’s best beach at Meads Bay, on a bluff that tumbles down onto pristine white sand beaches and lapping turquoise waves. There’s an old-school glamour to Malliouhana that harkens back to the days when jet-setting called for dressing up and ordering dirty martinis. The resort offers a timeless elegance that reverberates throughout its decor and cuisine, including its on-site restaurant, Celeste, where you’ll find an innovative sea-to-table menu. 

Fora Perks:

  • $100 resort / hotel credit.

  • $35 daily breakfast credit per guest.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Aurora Anguilla Resort & Golf Club

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Golf lovers, look no further than Aurora Anguilla Resort & Golf Club for your Caribbean getaway. Not only is their golf course the only one on the entire island, but the Aurora International Golf Club provides an intimate 18-hole course with stellar views of the ocean and even neighboring Saint Maarten. With the ability to play golf from sunrise to sunset, you can unwind at the beach resort afterward, where you’ll find 5-star accommodations worthy of a champion. Private multi-room villas are equipped with full kitchens, private swimming pools, outdoor showers and complimentary Wi-Fi. There are stunning suites replete with marble tubs, expansive bedrooms, private balconies and terraces overlooking the Caribbean Sea. And, because this is an Anguilla hotel, there are beach suites with uninterrupted views of Rendezvous Bay and the surrounding islands. Golfing not your cup of tea? Don’t worry, Aurora has a bevy of other activities on offer, including aqua aerobics, pickle ball, kayaking, snorkeling and guided hikes. 

Fora Perks:

  • $100 resort / hotel credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Zemi Beach House

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With 76 rooms and suites available, this luxury boutique hotel spans six acres of pristine beachfront property overlooking Shoal Bay East. To get to Zemi Beach House, you can fly to Anguilla or to nearby Saint Maarten and take a water shuttle, where one of the hotel’s representatives will be waiting to transport you to this idyllic hotel. While each Caribbean-inspired room at Zemi Beach House comes with free Wi-Fi, a mini-bar, espresso machine and HDTV, they differ in the thoughtful details meant to appease even the most discerning traveler. Some rooms — such as the King Deluxe with an Ocean View — offer a spa-like bathroom complete with a soaking tub, walk-in shower and luxury bath products. Others, such as the Presidential Suite, boast a private balcony and plunge pool. 

Fora Perks:

  • $100 resort / hotel credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Frangipani Beach Resort

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Staying at a resort can often conjure images of busy pools and sprawling properties overrun by families, but at the Frangipani Beach Resort, you’re getting the benefits of a beach resort with the feel of a small boutique hotel. Voted one of the top beach resorts in the entire Caribbean, Frangipani Beach Resort is small, discerning and oh-so-elegant. With only 19 rooms that are steps from Meads Bay, this family-owned and operated luxury beach resort caters to travelers looking for serenity and relaxation. Many times, the divide between guests and staff at other beach resorts can be uncomfortable, but here, it truly feels like a family where guests are invited to join the team for a weekly cocktail party or go dancing down by the beach bar. The result is a unique and authentic experience that connects you to the place you’re staying while also allowing space for conversations about Anguilla and what it’s like to live and work there. While staying at Frangipani Beach Resort, do not miss dinner at the award-winning Straw Hat Restaurant, considered one of the most beloved eateries on all of Anguilla. 

ÀNI Anguilla 

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The beauty of staying at an all-inclusive resort is the freedom to enjoy whatever is on offer without worrying about the dreaded bill upon checkout. All-inclusive packages are pre-paid and typically include accommodations, meals and even activities — leaving you to relax and indulge in all your resort has to offer. At ÀNI Anguilla, the all-inclusive experience is a true treat and can include everything from dining to daily spa treatments (yes, please!) to activities and babysitting. For families, ÀNI Anguilla is a stellar family-friendly option where your all-inclusive package can include a myriad of activities for the kiddos — from face painting to arts and crafts to cooking classes — all meant to allow mom and dad to actually unwind and enjoy this luxury beach hotel. 

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