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Given the intimate size of the island — just 35 square miles — Anguilla has an impressive selection of luxury hotels. Most of Anguilla’s hotels are on the west side of the island and are relatively close to each other. Here are Forbes Travel Guide’s picks for the five best places to stay in Anguilla:
1. CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa. The whitewashed resort lies on the shore of Rendezvous Bay and its gorgeous gardened grounds extend inland. With the world’s first resort-based hydroponic farm, CuisinArt grows many of the ingredients used in the on-site restaurants. You can relax poolside, catch some rays on the beach and continue to melt away stress in the spa.
2. Cap Juluca. Two bays away from CuisinArt is another one of the island’s best resorts — Cap Juluca. The hotel’s Moorish-style buildings and whitewashed villas (some with private pools) sit right on the beach. From here you’ll see unobstructed views of St. Martin, beyond Maundays Bay across the channel. Amenities include tennis, croquet, cool beach refreshments and three restaurants.
3. Viceroy Anguilla. This glamorous resort is across the island from CuisinArt and Cap Juluca and has all the amenities you’d expect from a Viceroy. With direct access to two beaches, a sea center and an oceanfront spa, you won’t want for things to do or places to unwind. The modern architecture and sleek clean lines sets this hotel apart from others on the island, but that doesn’t mean it’s out of place — it’s breezy, luxe and local vibe jives with the natural environment beautifully.
4. Altamer Resort. There are just three villas at this Shoal Bay West resort, but they are top-of-the-line. Each of the large homes is decked out with state-of-the-art technology, a personal butler and dedicated staff, private pools and tennis courts. While there’s no on-site restaurant, you can hire a private chef to come to your villa.
5. Frangipani Beach Resort. Sitting next to Viceroy Anguilla on Meads Bay Beach, Frangipani Beach Resort is cozy and relaxing — you’ll be greeted with a glass of rum punch and a chilled towel upon arrival. With just 19 rooms, it’s more of a boutique hotel than a sprawling megaresort. The rooms have all of the modern trimmings and there are plenty of activities offered on the beach.