Recommended tour operator: ITC Luxury Travel
ITC Luxury Travel says
There’s something magical about an island which can only be reached on a small aircraft – the Caribbean island of Anguilla may be just a short hop from Antigua or St Martin but it feels a million miles away. Think vast swathes of tropical white sand beaches, a handful of exclusive hotels and luxurious villas, superb restaurants from casual toes-in-the-sand to haute cuisine, happening beach bars and a sense of pure escapism.
Anguilla is a favourite choice amongst honeymooners and couples looking for somewhere with a heavy dose of romance.
Reopened in November 2014 following a spectacular refurbishment, Malliouhana, an Auberge Resort, is one of our top picks. Bright, light and super-stylish, there are just 44 spacious rooms and suites, set along a dreamy beach. Add a top notch spa and world-class restaurant and you have the perfect recipe for holiday heaven.
Choose from three restaurants at Cap Juluca, distinguished by its low-rise Moorish architecture and fabulous rooms with exceptional marble bathrooms – some have their own private pool.
CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa is our top pick for modernistas with its clean lines, lavish hospitality, great food and its own 18-hole PGA-standard golf course and Venus spa.
Island activities include sailing (kids can go to the Youth Sailing Club), heritage walks, horse-riding, cycling, tennis, snorkelling and a wide range of water sports. Anguilla Watersports offers paddle boarding, kite-surfing and surfing.
Anguilla is a foodie paradise with more than 100 restaurants to choose from. Our favourites include Cha Cha San for Pan-Asian cuisine, The Pumphouse at Sandy Ground and a lobster feast, best enjoyed on board a luxury yacht with Tradition Sailing.