Where To Stay In Anguilla

Anguilla is a tiny beautiful Caribbean island gem that, for a long time, has flown under the radar, since up until THIS year, there were no direct commercial flights onto the island. You used to either have to have a private jet or boat over from a nearby island like St. Maarten. But this year, American Airlines started a new route direct from Miami, changing the game, and making Anguilla a lot more accessible from the USA. Anguilla is home to some of the most luxury resorts and arguably some of the best upscale dining in all of the Caribbean! And, while you can definitely find lavish luxury here, the island still feels authentic and is known to have some of the friendliest locals! The cruise ship embargo keeps this island from becoming overrun by tourists, enabling it to keep its private and exclusive vibe going. This destination is perfect for foodies wanting a castaway-esque Caribbean escape, or beach loving honeymooners looking for a luxury experience. Now that I’ve reeled you in, let’s talk about the real selling point, the accommodation!

The Best Luxury Hotels in Anguilla

Belmond Cap Juluca

White-washed Spanish style architecture set against bright blue water will immediately give you all the Mediterranean vibes. Every room comes with two plush beach lounge chairs with an intercom system attached to the seats to allow you to communicate your every want and need without interrupting your daily ocean views. Talk about luxury. With four on-site dining options, this hotel focuses on quality local ingredients, most of which they source from their own greenhouses. For the ultimate luxury experience, go with the signature Jonquil Suite, which has its own infinity pool, an ocean-front Jacuzzi and two bathrooms each with a hot tub (honeymoon goals).

Malliouhana, an Auberge Resort


Originally built in the 1980’s, this newly renovated hotel blends modern luxury with classic Caribbean architecture. Sprawled out on the rocky cliffs overlooking the shores of Turtle and Meads Bay, you’ll have private access to their two pools, spa, three onsite restaurants and long stretches of Caribbean beach. With complimentary bicycles and plenty of all-inclusive packages, this is a great home base for exploring all Anguilla has to offer. 

Quintessence Hotel, Relais & Chateau

Equal parts tropical mansion and luxurious beachfront resort, this hotel has only 9 suites – all of which have full-time butler service. Nestled amongst lush green gardens and overlooking Anguilla’s Long Bay Beach, this hotel embodies timeless sophistication. With tennis courts and a spa, as well as Julian’s restaurant (famous for their wine list!), you’ll have plenty to keep you busy in between beach cocktails. 


Frangipani Beach Resort

Just read some of the reviews of this dreamy Anguilla hotel and it’ll be hard not to book a room. Located in picture-perfect Mead’s Bay, one of the prettiest beaches in Anguilla, this is one of the most sought-after destinations on the island. The hotel feels super intimate, and is ideal for honeymooners or families, but don’t think for a second you’ll get bored here! They offer free watersports equipment, and have an excellent and buzzy restaurant, and a stunning pool overlooking the stunning white sands of the dreamy beach.

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Zemi Beach House Hotel and Spa

A 65-room hotel that sits upon the famous Shoal Bay, known for its white sand beaches and protected coral reefs. Complete with a premiere spa offering traditional Hammams (luxurious bath and body scrub), a designated Rum bar and an on-site “sea-to-table” restaurant called Stone. Complimentary kayaks, paddle-boards and snorkel gear are available for guests to explore the waters as well!

Spa at Zemi Beach House

The Four Seasons Resort and Residences

One of the best hotel options in Anguilla for a sleek, modern vibe and a bustling, hip atmosphere. Very family-friendly!!! From yoga on the beach to sipping mojitos at their Sunset Lounge, this is an excellent resort to relax and indulge. There are also several on-site dining options as well as a world-class spa (we expected nothing less).


Aurora Golf Resort and Spa

With the only golf course on the island, it’s the perfect spot for couples that like to hit the links in between beach days. This resort puts a huge emphasis on well being, offering daily fitness classes, meditation classes and innovative spa treatments. 

The best villas to rent on Anguilla

Sandcastle Beach House

4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

This amazing luxury rental property in Anguilla is right on the beach and comes with its own complimentary Jeep wrangler for transportation, private pool, jacuzzi, chefs kitchen and kayaks/paddle boards. This is a great option for families or groups. Ask your host about getting private chefs on onsite massages. 

Sea Villa at Long Bay Villas: Privacy, 5-star service, butler, on secluded beach

For the most luxurious villa in Anguilla, look no further than this beachfront mansion. Featured on Netflix’s “The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals” Season 2!

Check rates for your dates here.

Sand Villa at Long Bay Villas

Sister property to the above! Long Bay Villas was featured on Netflix’s “The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals” Season 2 and is Anguilla’s largest and most private staffed, luxury property with ultimate beach access. 

Sand, Sea and Sky at Long Bay Villas can be rented individually or combined with each other and/or our sister property next door (same management team) Santosha Villa Estate Anguilla. Ideal for a family reunion, destination wedding or group retreat in Anguilla.


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