Anguilla’s Five Star Resorts Reopen

Restored and renewed, these premier properties are now welcoming guests


In the wake of 2017’s hurricanes, Anguilla’s inventory of available hotel rooms Anguilla’s continues to grow as more resorts reopen their doors. Three of the island’s five-star resorts are now back in service, led by the reopening of Zemi Beach House Hotel & Spa on February 15th. On March 23, the Four Seasons Resort Anguilla followed, and The Reef by CuisinArt started welcoming guests on April 1st. Malliouhana will reopen on November 1, and Belmond Cap Juluca will follow on November 17, 2018.

Zemi Beach House Hotel & Spa

Nestled on the shores of Shoal Bay Beach, this boutique resort has been returned to its former state as an award winning five-star hotel. Restorations include the repair of the Thai House Spa, which is housed within an authentic 300-year old Thai rice barn, now transformed into a luxury spa. The 65 guest rooms feature spa-style bathrooms and private furnished balconies. The restoration included updates to soft goods, and the landscaping has been renewed back to lush tropical gardens. The resort offers two and three-bedrooms villa suites with fully equipped kitchens. On-property dining options include Stone for sea-to-table cuisine, 20 Knots for beachside casual dining and the Rhum Room for small-batch single estate rums.

Zemi Anguilla

A villa at Zemi Beach House sets the standard for personal luxury and beachfront living. The private pool and deck deliver unobstructed views of Anguilla’s Merrywing Bay. Photo: Zemi Beach House

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla

The island’s largest resort property, with 181 rooms, suites, villas and residences is situated on the west end of the island at Barnes and Meads Bays. The grounds of the Four Seasons take in five- acres of beachfront and 35-acres of tropical gardens. Designer Kelly Wearstler introduced a design palette that includes shades of cream, slate, brown and white that set a tone of understated elegance that is enhanced by driftwood pieces, petrified wood tables and travertine marble floors. Cobà is the island’s only ceviche bar, and also serves seafood items from lobster to paella with snapper, conch and chorizo. Mediterranean plates are served at Bamboo Bar & Grill with a setting on Meads Bay. Three pools offer something for adults only as well as families, and the infinity pool is a favorite gathering place at sunset. Amenities include tennis courts, a rock climbing wall and an 8,100 square- foot spa with 13 indoor treatment rooms.

Four Seasons Anguilla

With unimpeded views of the ocean and the western horizon, the infinity pool at Anguilla’s Four Seasons Resort is a favorite place to relax and watch the sun set. Photo: Four Seasons

The Reef by CuisinArt

The sleek and modern resort, The Reef made its come back on the first day of April. CuisinArt’s second property on island is a beachfront resort that offers 80 guest accommodations, including beachfront suites with private pools set directly on Merrywing Bay. The entire property was fully restored, and includes new embellishments and a revamped lobby bar. The Reef’s two restaurants take advantage of the sister property’s hydroponic farm, and fresh produce is a focal point of menus, along with locally-sourced seafood including snapper, grouper and lobster. Drinks at the lobby bar, On the Rock, evoke a maritime space facing the Caribbean Sea. The Yacht Club restaurant offers a raw bar in a nautical-themed space, with pothole inspired doors and sails draped on the celling accented with maritime photos. Breeze is the open-air dining spot, featuring Caribbean flare and serving roasted fish and vegetables.

Anguilla The Reef

The pool deck at The Reef by CuisinArt stretches from the resort’s main building to the beach. Poolside dining is available at Café Mediterraneo. Photo: The Reef