Fans of Four Seasons, rejoice. The brand has opened its second property in the Caribbean, Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla. Since no cruise ships dock on the tiny British territory and because there isn’t a casino in sight, there’s never any worry about crowds, making it easy to imagine that you are in a private, tropical paradise.
The former Viceroy Anguilla, Four Seasons Anguilla is a resort ideal for couples and families alike. Perched on a pristine stretch of white beach along Meads Bay, you and your loved ones can enjoy ample relaxation and rejuvenation at this island getaway.
Here’s what else you need to know before booking a visit:
If the Kelly Wearstler–designed interiors at Four Seasons Anguilla feel more like a home than a hotel room, you’re on to something
Rooms are spacious, starting at almost 400 square feet. Each unit also features perks like silver travertine marble flooring and walls, deep soaking tubs and walk-in showers.
Many rooms have balconies with private plunge pools that are perfect for a romantic after-dark dip. Custom-designed furnishings in neutral hues with metallic and driftwood accents evoke a modern beach-chic vibe, while added bonuses such as kitchenettes (or full kitchens) make it easy to relax and stay as long as you wish.
And speaking of extended stays, a large portion of the property is available for sale as residences, which range from studio suites to $10 million-plus oceanfront villas with private pools and their own stretches of beach.
The brand’s signature high-touch service remains an outstanding feature here. You can also take advantage of the large resort’s many amenities, including a two-story, 13-room spa, which offers an intimate deck and infinity pool overlooking Meads Bay.
Additionally, you will find three pools, two beaches and a sports pavilion with tennis, rock climbing, and basketball.
Children will love the Kids For All Seasons program, which has daily activities (mermaid lessons perhaps?), while healthy-minded adults will flock to the fitness center (newly revamped by celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak) that features private spin and movement studios.
If you’d rather shop off your calories, the resort boutique stocks chic resort togs and beachwear by names like Camilla and Missoni.
This lovely rock has a secret: Its food is some of the best anywhere in the Caribbean. With more than 100 restaurants on the island, it’s impossible to visit them all — but it’s possible to try some of the country’s top dishes without ever leaving the hotel.
Signature restaurant Cobà serves a decadent breakfast buffet, simply grilled meats and seafood with an island twist at dinnertime and has stunning panoramic views of the beach and bluff from floor-to-ceiling glass windows all day and night.
Don’t miss the crayfish, a decadent, small Caribbean crustacean that bears much more similarity to lobster than its Louisiana counterpart of the same name. Here, it’s best served grilled with butter, but you’ll also find it tucked into pastas, risottos and salads.
The dramatic and aptly named Sunset Lounge offers premium views of each Technicolor sunset, which are best accompanied by a glass of frosé, a frozen rosé-based concoction topped with a floral garnish.
Tasty Mediterranean fare can be had at Bamboo Bar & Grill. Our favorite, though, is the lunch-only Half Shell, a tiny restaurant with high-top or bar seating right on Barnes Bay. The charming space delivers island-inspired seafood along with creative cocktails and mocktails. Get the fish and chips — you won’t regret it.