Our love affair with Aurora Anguilla Resort & Golf Club began many moons ago.
Aurora Anguilla, Rendezvous Bay
Back when the property was CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa, we fell in love with the hotel's warm team of staff, the five-star restaurants and the sumptuous suites.
Falling asleep to the sound of the sea, waking up to the views of Caribbean blue... it stole all of our hearts.
Aurora took over CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa in 2020-2021. Over the next fourteen months, big-scale renovations ensued. The whole Aurora team deserves a round of applause.
Today, re-imagined, re-vamped and re-opened as Aurora Anguilla, this luxury resort stands the test of time.
Press "play" below for a look inside Aurora Anguilla.
As you approach Aurora Anguilla Resort & Golf Club's familiar domes, a sense of calm washes over you.
Arriving at Aurora is like coming home. It is a credit to the Aurora family. Each person has been integral in the resort's transformation. With pure enthusiasm to assist and share the beauty of the re-imagined resort, at Aurora you are in loving hands.
Welcome to Aurora
The lobby itself has been completely re-designed. The motif is tropical, contemporary luxury. A discreet check-in area sits to your right with a plush sitting area to your left.
Ahead, the iconic and striking walkway leads you to...
Spanning the width of the main house, Aurora's terrace is expansive. It is dotted with luxurious loungers, oh-so-comfortable and cute swinging egg chairs and private cabanas complete with billowing curtains.
It is the ultimate spot for a mid-morning snooze before diving into Aurora-blue.
Sparkling in a million shades of blue, the pool gazes out to the Caribbean Sea and St. Martin in the distance.
The main pool tiers into a second, shallower pool below. It wraps the main pool, complete with built-in bench seating. Steps lead out and to the hot tub, perfect for those who seek extra-heat.
The Second Pool
Tucked away from the pool is an area every kid can't get enough of...
The Play Ground
The Splash Pad
Swings, slides and teeter totters are just the beginning. The Splash Pad takes the experience notches higher with a slide, a water mister and so much more. It's buckets of fun!
When it comes to dining, we must give a nod to CuisinArt. CuisinArt was known for their dedication to excellent eating. They set the standard for resort dining region-wide.
Aurora carries that torch today with a host of exquisite restaurants. The property has even re-instated the beloved hydroponic gardens. Dining simply doesn't get fresher than at Aurora!
Whet your appetite with a cocktail at the hotel's lobby bar before popping over to Kitchen Table...
Open for breakfast and dinner, Kitchen Table boasts an elegant tropical atmosphere. The menu features a mix of Mediterranean and Caribbean dishes. Think: Crispy lemongrass chicken and blackened Mahi Mahi with a plantain ragout.
For lunch, Eventide awaits you on Rendezvous Bay. The famous circular beach bar serves up some of the most refreshing (and potent!) frozen cocktails!
Welcome to Eventide
Aurora has transformed this area into a lofty beach restaurant.
Cocktails & The Anguillian Lobster
A large terrace stretches out over Rendezvous Bay. Caribbean specialties are the flavor of the day. Menu favorites include the St. Louis BBQ baby back ribs and the fresh-caught Anguillian lobster with roasted garlic and thyme butter sauce.
Eventide is the spot for an indulgent beach day.
Naturally, this is barely scratching the surface. Aurora also offers...
Stay tuned for more coming soon on these dining experiences.
When it is time to rest your head, Aurora's sumptuous suites answer.
True Beachfront Suites
Aurora features a number of suites...
Villa Suites boast extraordinary space and extra privacy. The Seaview Suites have exceptional views. And the Beachfront Suites? Those are our personal favorites.
The beachfront buildings sit right on the sweep of Rendezvous Bay. Here, the sights and sounds of the Caribbean Sea surround you.
There are three types of beachfront suites...
One Bedroom Beachfront Suite Living Room
Junior suites are located on the first and second floors of the beachfront buildings.
One Bedroom Beachfront Terrace Views
The double junior suites are set on the third floor, along with the one bedroom suites. Running from 920 square feet to 2800 square feet, the suites are spacious.
One Bedroom Beachfront Living Area
They are the brightest hotel room suites in Anguilla with the most breathtaking views. The rooms catch the sun, filling them with natural light and endless views of Caribbean blue.
All the while, central air conditioning keeps you cool. (I recommend, though, leaving the doors open to hear the soothing sounds of the sea.)
Aurora's design enhances that celestial feel. Surrounded by white walls, and with billowing curtains, each suite is a slice of heaven. The free-standing king beds, your cloud...
Your Tropical Cloud in The One Bedroom Master Suite
Suites are adorned with warm touches of gold and wood throughout, enhancing the resort's elegant tropical contemporary feel.
Your room is complete with large walk-in closet, outdoor lounge chairs and dining table, WIFI, flatscreen TV, Nespresso machine and one of the most impressive mini bars we have seen to date.
Suites are stocked with a full bar of high-end liqueurs and wine, hefty cocktail glasses, elegant wine glasses and cocktail shakers.
Beach Bag & In-Suite Cocktails
The special touches don't end there. We can't get enough of the resort's woven beach bags with leather name tags. The most stylish way to carry your beach towel :-)
Before moving on, we must point out the bathrooms. These are the most luxurious ensuites.
Master Ensuite Sink Tub
Oversized, the master suites feature deep sink tub, walk-in shower and double vanity. The one bedroom's ensuites expand into an outdoor shower with solarium.
Back outside, it is all easy access to Rendezvous Bay.
Rendezvous Bay has been voted the Caribbean's #1 beach time and time again. A half mile stretch of powdery-fine white sand gives way to the turquoise Caribbean Sea.
Luscious Caribbean Seas
This beach's point of view is most unique, gazing out to the majestic mountains of St. Martin. Aurora takes full advantage of this location.
Laze the day away on your lounge chair (cocktails are served to your beach chair and water is complimentary) or on Aurora's floating sun deck.
Floating on Blue
To kick things up a notch? Water trampolines, sailing and snorkeling are all available.
How can it get better than that? Aurora answers in three more ways...
First, Aurora is home to the best golf course in the Caribbean. A Greg Norman design, it is a challenging course thanks to the tradewinds that blow through the fairways.
The golf experience doesn't end on the course. Aurora boasts a world-class golf club, D'Richards. Posh and elegant, it is complete with stunning views of the 18th hole.
By day enjoy golf club fare in an elegant environment. By night chow down on one of the juiciest steaks on the island. Come night fall, D'Richards becomes the island's premiere steakhouse.
Next, Sorana Spa. This area of zen has been totally overhauled. Now boasting a contemporary and calming look and feel...
You could easily spend all day lounging in the chic locker room, or the heavenly Relaxation Lounge, or the therapeutic Thalasso pool.
With amenities like that, is it any surprise that this spa is award-winning?
One of a kind in the Caribbean, Sorana Spa touts thorough treatments, specialized services and even hydrotherapy experiences.
Beyond the spa, Aurora features a full fitness center with the latest technology. Yoga and water fitness classes, including water kickboxing are all available.
Last but not least, Aurora's second beach is calling our names. Aurora features two sides: The Rendezvous Bay side and the Merrywing Bay side.
The Merrywing Bay side is home to familiar favorite, Breezes Restaurant as well as a variety of villa suites and the "The Tower" (formerly The Reef).
What does this mean for guests of Aurora? Two Anguilla beach experiences for the price of one :-)
More to come on this part of Aurora soon.
A huge congratulations are in order for the Aurora Anguilla team. They have done an impressive job, modernizing and re-imagining one of Anguilla's most important resorts.
As you move through the property, you can feel the sense of accomplishment. Old time friends and familiar faces wave hello, smiling from ear to ear, excited to share the Aurora experience.
They aren't the only ones beaming. We are over the moon happy to see our "favorite" glistening again, upgraded, overhauled and exuding a sophisticated feel of tropical zen.
One of Anguilla's most grand settings, Aurora Anguilla surpasses expectations.