Anguilla resorts and hotels start with so many unfair advantages...
1) Idyllic beaches that are consistently voted "best in world"
2) Naturally friendly Anguillians (you never feel that the staff is trying to please, it's real)
3) A Caribbean island that has set the bar on elegant, beachside dining.
In short, this little island is 5-Star all the way.
Each luxury Anguilla resort builds upon those world-class advantages
Each tries to outdo the next with lavish suites that you never want to leave and pampering spas that melt away the tensions of "the real world". Restaurants run the gamut from cool beachside bars to elegant French or Italian offerings in magnificent settings.
To show you what I mean, here is a full video tour inside one of Anguilla's five-star resorts, Aurora Anguilla...
Anguilla attracts people who want the very best. Its luxury accommodations are famous for delivering exactly that.
No surprise, then, that such a tiny island like Anguilla would feature so many extraordinary hotels and resorts.
(Affordable Anguilla hotels? Click here for our favorite.)
Anguilla's Newest Luxury Hotel
Aurora Anguilla Home to world-class golf, spa and dining, this magnificent luxury resort exceeds industry standards. From exceptional, five-star service, to plush, beachfront suites, award-winning golf and spa and some of the best restaurants in all of Anguilla, you are in excellent hands at Aurora.
Tranquility Beach Anguilla Ian "Sugar George" Edwards' and Neil Freeman's luxury boutique hotel has arrived! Contemporary-chic, and set smack dab in the middle of Meads Bay, this hotel just may be the one to beat on this exclusive beach.
Quintessence Hotel The island's first and only Relais & Châteaux.
Malliouhana Anguilla's "Grand Dame"
Four Seasons Anguilla Anguilla's largest luxury resort
Frangipani Beach Club The Pink Pearl of Meads Bay
Meads Bay Beach Villas Only 4 Units, Much Loved, Excellent Reviews
Solaire Anguilla Luxurious, inpsired by the sea and a green development
Belmond Cap Juluca Anguilla's crown jewel, repeatedly voted "best in the Caribbean"
Zemi Beach House, Shoal Bay East's first luxury resort and Anguilla's second largest hotel.
The Manoah Boutique Hotel, a Caribbean-chic boutique hotel on Shoal Bay East.
Sheriva Caribbean in style, this luxurious option blends villa privacy with hotel service and amenities
Anguilla resorts and hotels do not tower over the landscape, jarring your eyesight. They blend with confidence into their surroundings, "at one" with magnificent beaches. They quietly whisper, "relax, you're home." You will find that it's quite a home.
Iconic Pool at Aurora Anguilla
You never forget the sheer luxury of the hotels, the lush grounds, and the discipline and attentiveness of hotel personnel (and the genuine, big smiles).
Four Seasons Anguilla
And of course the room rates reflect what you get. Each does, in its own way, more than justify the price tag.
In these quieter times in Anguilla, be sure to ask if there are any special rates available. You may be pleasantly surprised.
Aurora Anguilla With a prime location on Rendezvous Bay, luxurious hotel rooms and suites, world-class dining, award-winning spa and golf, and a family of staff who always makes you feel at home, Aurora exceeds expectations at every turn.
Four Seasons Anguilla is the island's first large-scale luxury brand resort. Sophisticated. Elegant. Refined. And, with exceptional service. This is the Four Seasons experience, Anguilla-style. Four Seasons Anguilla is also the island's largest hotel. It touches both the largest and beautiful Meads and the more secluded and tranquil Barnes Bay, with over 180 rooms, 3 restaurants and 3 pools.
Quintessence Hotel introduces a brand new level of luxury to Anguilla. A boutique property with nine opulent suites, this grand topical mansion is a first of its kind and the island's only Relais & Châteaux.
Belmond Cap Juluca, the crown jewel of Anguilla luxury. Long regarded as the #1 resort on Anguilla... even in the entire Caribbean. The perfect group for the job, Belmond overhauled and re-opened the property in late 2018. One of the world's most stylish brands, there is no better fit than Belmond and Cap Juluca. Belmond has restored Cap Juluca to its rightful spot as one of the region's very best.
Frangipani Beach Club, the "Hollywood-Anguilla Hotel," this family-run boutique resort has a special, intimate style. With excellent amenities, too, and its immediate proximity to Meads Bay and Straw Hat Restaurant (breakfast, lunch and supper are all superb), it may fit your desires perfectly.
Zemi Beach House, Shoal Bay East's first and only luxury Anguilla resort. Blending contemporary-cool with Caribbean-warmth and with a concept that embraces Anguilla's ancient heritage, Zemi Beach House has a thoughtful concept and delivers a five-star luxury experience.
The Manoah Boutique Hotel brings 31 Caribbean-chic rooms to Shoal Bay East. With striking blue views and easy beach access (it offers beachfront rooms and rooms with a view - which are only 30 seconds to the beach), it is an excellent option on the sands of one of Anguilla's best beaches. Rates are more competitive than other luxury Anguilla hotels.
Meads Bay Beach Villas, the "invisible" hotel. Most beach-walkers don't even know it's there, due to its subtle access to the beach. Its four whim-pleasing, villa-style units are only part of what makes this mini-hotel so special. A loyal list of returning visitors call it home for its warm family feel.
Solaire Anguilla, the green hotel. Eco-friendly, this luxury hotel is set on the south coast of Anguilla, overlooking the Caribbean sea. Intimate and private (4 villas only right now), the hotel's private villa units exude calm luxury.
CeBlue Luxury Boutique Hotel This "boutique" property is made up of 8 luxury villas with a historic Caribbean-modern Asian design, and has endless views.
CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa was one of Anguilla's biggest and most luxurious resorts. Set on the smooth sands of Rendezvous Bay, its location was any beach lover's dream.
Doesn't that water just make you want to dive right into the monitor? Or go for a walk down the beach?
The suites were heavenly. Beautiful, bright and full of light, there was no beating their view.
Drinks at the beach bar, made fresh from the hotel's hydroponic gardens was a favorite way to relax during the day.
Come night fall? Executive Chef Jasper Schneider had an imaginative menu and unmatched wine cellar. Dining with him was always an indulgent treat.
The pool-side restaurant had the best breakfast on the island.
But our absolute favorite feature was enjoying breakfast in the morning from our room's terrace.
Peaceful, quiet, the family together, enjoying the morning with the friendly Bananakeets. We miss those special days.
CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa sold in 2020 and became Aurora Anguilla. For fourteen months the crew worked hard, renovating, re-imagining and breathing new life into the property.
The verdict? This pace-setting property stands the test of time. Aurora deserves a huge round of applause. More on Aurora Anguilla.
Have you had a delightful experience at an Anguilla hotel or an Anguilla resort? Which is your favorite?
While Anguilla is famous for its expensive resorts, villas and restaurants, the truth is that you can vacation here quite cheaply. Excellent meals at local restaurants, generally inland off the beach, will run about $10-$15 per person. And the hotels?
There are numerous cheap inns, guest houses and hotels, some even right on the beach. Carimar Beach Club, Shoal Bay Villas, Paradise Cove and others all offer top value. Many of them make for excellent conference hotels, too, including La Vue and Paradise Cove. For more information and our top recommendations...
1. Covecastles Anguilla Villa Resort, a favorite for many long-term visitors to Anguilla. Guests fall captive to the Shoal Bay West and St. Martin views, immediate beach access, and love the privacy afforded here. Built in the 80s, this villa resort also has a unique architectural elegance. That said, the resort does need to update its facilities and improve service quality. For many, though, those details don't matter.
2. Cap Juluca Archives
3. CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa
4. Viceroy Anguilla was the island's first high-end "chain" hotel. It was loved for its modern-luxury flair and its wide selection of dining and activities. (Viceroy's Sunset Lounge was one of our favorite spots for a light dinner and drinks.) It opened in 2009 and became a top luxury hotel for the jetset. In summer 2016, Four Seasons Anguilla assumed management of the property.
5. Malliouhana, a look at the property pre-renovations.
How can Anguilla, a tiny island of 15,000 people, play host to so many 5-star resorts and hotels? Even more curious is how they blend perfectly, almost invisibly, into the landscape, how celebrities from around the world come to these resorts and villas and go with little fanfare.
How does Anguilla pull this off? Magic.
Do you have tips on, or a story about, a spectacular Anguilla hotel? I'm sure others would love to hear all about your Anguilla vacation in the lap of luxury!
Click on the links below to see some great reviews about five star Anguilla hotels and Anguilla resorts. They were all written by other visitors to this page.
Viceroy Anguilla Resort
First of all, spectacular site! You're providing a great service to Anguilla - especially to the local businesses. I think your reviews are down to earth …
The Magnificent Malliouhana
My wife Alida, and two of our sons, Matthew and James left Vancouver one evening and drove to Seattle, where we would have a beautiful Thai dinner before …
Review of CuisinArt Resort
Nothing says "I'm in Anguilla" like walking into the lobby of the CuisinArt. For the last five years it's been our November "home away from home." We …
Villa One At Cap Juluca
Erin and I honeymooned in Anguilla in 2005! We stayed at Cap Juluca and would recommend it to everyone! We were in Villa One which afforded us the privacy …