Recommended tour operator: Inspiring Travel Company
Inspiring Travel Company says
There’s something magical about an island which can only be reached on a small aircraft or boat – 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 December 2018 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 Belmond 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.
Families and couples alike will love the Four Seasons Anguilla (formerly the Viceroy) for its modern style and choice of rooms plus four- and five-bedroom beachfront residences.
For more of a barefoot feel, the Zemi Beach House Resort & Spa is a delight, set on picturesque Shoal Bay East and boasting an exceptional 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.
Covid-19 update: Anguilla re-opened its borders on 1 November 2020, implementing strict application protocols to protect the island community as well as visitors. Double-vaccinated visitors will need to submit an online application and provide evidence of an approved PCR test ahead of their journey. Find more details here.
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