Yvonne’s Anguilla Adventure

My Caribbean adventure got off to a great start when our group was lucky enough to be upgraded to travel Club Class on the British Airways flight to and from Antigua. The flight was very comfortable and travelling Club Class makes the journey so much more enjoyable. From the UK it is best to fly into Antigua & then take a private charter flight to Anguilla into Clayton J Lloyd International Airport, Anguilla. Being a small airport there were no queues & were whisked away to the Viceroy Hotel in minutes.

We stayed at the Viceroy Anguilla a beautiful 5 * hotel on the beach at Barnes and Meads Bay. This hotel offers something for everyone, adults & families will love it here. The Viceroy has private villas overlooking Barnes Bay but have the added benefit of being in the grounds of the hotel to use any of the hotel facilities. The main hotel has luxurious rooms and suites most with private sun deck and plunge pool.

The Anguilla Tourist Board looked after us throughout our visit and gave an island tour to visit the stunning beaches and restaurants for us to recommend to our clients. We had a site inspection of a new resort which is due to open early in 2016 called Zemi Beach, watch this space for an update of this stunning resort. We visited Ce Blue Resort at Crocus Bay a small complex of villas situated on the hillside. The same afternoon we visited a private villa called Villa Kishti right on Meads Bay, a fantastic villa in an exclusive location right on the beach. For dinner we headed to the Straw Hat Restaurant, which was fun with great food.

We were given a viewing of the most stunningly beautiful and the most expensive villa I have ever been to called, Cerulean Villa. If you have a spare $250,000 you can enjoy immense luxury for a week’s stay. Robert de Niro has holidayed here so if you are keen to find out more about Cerulean Villa give me a call. We had lunch and a tour of Ani Villas, these are 2 villas next door to each other, one of the villas is the only disabled access villa on Anguilla, it even had a hoist to enter the swimming pool. For the last few nights we were treated to a stay at a private villa called Le Bleu, this villa was very relaxing with every amenity you could think of, private chef, housekeeper and staff all pampering to our every whim. Call me so I can tell you about the difference between holidaying in a hotel to a private villa. We visited Cap Juluca Hotel, this has always been popular with the Brits situated on Maundays Bay, but for me I was slightly disappointed in the furnishings of this hotel. We were lucky enough to spend 2 nights staying at the Malliouhana Hotel – Wow what a welcome and such a beautiful hotel, I can certainly recommend this resort, bright Caribbean colours with stunning décor & service. We visited the Cuisinart Golf Resort & Spa situated on one of Anguilla’s best beaches at Rendezvous Bay, this hotel is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, I think that says it all ! We had a superb lunch at the Clubhouse at the Golf Club. If you want golf and a spa, look no further this resort is the one for you!

Restaurants I can recommend are – Jacala at Meads Bay, this was probably the best meal we had after Cuisinart. Veya restaurant at Sandy Ground. DaVida Bay Side Grill lovely for an informal lunch right on the beach. Sandbar at Sandy Ground, the place to be for restaurants and night life. For a bit of fun we had a traditional sailing experience on a barefoot sundowners sail, I could highly recommend this excursion. We also went to Scilly Cay for lunch, this is a tiny island from a beach you take a very short boat ride across the bay to get to it.

Other hotels we inspected were the Anacona Boutique Hotel & Frangipani Beach Resort – call me for more information on these hotels. I hope that you found this blog to be informative and useful. If you want to see even more about Anguilla why not click below to watch my video documentary about my time on this beautiful Caribbean Island.