The red pin (below) is Barnes Bay. Zoom in on the Anguilla map for more detail.
Barnes Bay is home to the most (in quality and quantity too!) luxurious villas in Anguilla. How luxurious?
Well, one winter Robert De Niro, Robin Williams and Billy Crystal were all neighbors on this beach.
De Niro doesn't strike me as the kind of guy who would settle for any kind of Anguilla villa rental, beach or island even!
He and his fellow Hollywood friends definitely chose the best beach for a Beverly-Hills-quality Caribbean getaway.
Barnes Bay is lined with luxury Anguilla villas, but the problem is, many of them are privately owned and rather difficult to rent (i.e. the villa De Niro stayed in).
But there is are a few Anguilla villa rentals...
Size: 4 bedrooms
Location: At the Western end of Barnes Bay's sandy beach.
Description: This four bedroom luxury Anguilla villa captures an exotic, tropical essence with its intriguing lagoon-like pool and lush greenery.
The villa's interior has a similar feel to the exterior's tropical hideaway, jungle-esque atmosphere. Les Alize is furnished in dark wood furniture, and adorned with special antique pieces and fine art.
Did I mention it's only a quick walk to sandy shores?
It's no wonder Billy Crystal chose this villa in Anguilla for his Caribbean vacation!
Les Alize exudes an undeniably soothing air of secluded tropical mystery that you could bathe in all day.
Price: $$$$$$ —
Photo From: Villa Ella
Size: 3 bedrooms
Location: Right on Barnes Bay sandy beach, a good distance from Viceroy.
Description: Probably the best deal you can get in the West end of Anguilla! Villa Ella is a two story floor. The bottom floor of the villa is rented.
There are three bedrooms (one master bedroom), and a spacious living and dining area. Furniture is wicker and also comfortable. The bedrooms do not face the sea, but all have air conditioning units.
There is Internet and television.
For the price and direct beach access to what has become one of the most highly coveted beaches to stay on, it's hard to beat.
The owner lives upstairs.
Price: $$ —