USA TODAY: FIND THE RIGHT CARIBBEAN ISLAND, FROM LUXURIOUS ST. BARTHS TO BUDGET-FRIENDLY PUERTO RICO
You’d be hard-pressed to find a Caribbean island that doesn’t have at least one stunning beach, but Anguilla manages to inch out ahead of the rest for a few reasons: jet skis and large cruise ships are not allowed on the island, meaning, unobstructed views as far as...
To be sure, the property had always occupied prime Anguillan real estate on Meads Bay and Barnes Bay. (A rocky promontory, which houses amenities like the 8,100-square-foot spa, seafood-centric Cobá restaurant, and the stunning Sunset pool and lounge, separates the two dreamscapes.) But nowadays, there's even more room to amble, splash, sunbathe, and ogle the spellbinding turquoise waters.
All travelers dream big, but only a handful can truly afford a six-figure vacation. With its spectacular beaches, resorts and villas that exude exclusivity, the Carribbean is the primo perch for the richest 1 percent who pay top dollar for privacy, plenty of space and spoil-you-rotten amenities.
Dreaming about spending your holiday on a small, private island? At only 16 miles long and three miles wide, Anguilla certainly qualifies as small - but instead of twiddling your thumbs in solitude, you'll be astounded by the diversity of activities, resorts, cuisine, and amenities this little island offers.
Ringed in pale sand and topaz inlets, the British overseas territory of Anguilla has some of the Caribbean's finest beaches, but there's one thing that's notably absent -- other people.
Four Seasons has opened its newest resort in the Caribbean: the new Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla. The resort, which is a rebranding of the former Viceroy Anguilla in Barnes Bay on the southwestern corner of the island, becomes Four Seasons’ second Caribbean property along with its flagship resort in Nevis.
Set atop a lick of land between the beaches of Barnes and Meads bays, the rebranded resort, set to reopen in October 2016 plays perfectly with its surroundings: A modern, clean-lined exterior envelops the space in large glass windows, providing effortless views of both bay and beach, while the Kelly Wearstler-designed suites bring it back down to earth with organic elements like bleached blonde wood floors and tables carved from knotty, gnarled pieces of petrified wood.
It’s not just a trend anymore — it’s a fact. More and more travelers are doing so with food as their major motivating factor. It’s convenient, that the Caribbean is one of the world’s great food destinations — even if it doesn’t always get the credit it deserves.
In October, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts will assume management of the Viceroy Anguilla resort and Starwood Capital Group will unveil Four Seasons Private Residences Anguilla in the British West Indies.
The Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla, a rebranding of the former Viceroy Anguilla, has begun taking bookings prior to its October opening. Introductory packages include a complimentary extra night for those booking at least two nights. The Stay Longer offer is valid from Oct. 20 to Dec. 15. In 2017, the package includes a free fifth night when four nights are booked.
Where do celebs go when they want to escape the paparazzi on St. Barts? Often it’s Anguilla, known for its milk-white sand beaches and turquoise seas. Those opting for the low-key scene here have included Dustin Hoffman, Charlize Theron, and Ron Perelman. When visiting the island, Bill Gates and Caroline Kennedy, along with Jerry Seinfeld and Brad Pitt, have vacationed at Cap Juluca (capjuluca .com), a 179-acre retreat, which means plenty of room for a boldfacer to roam about in relative privacy.
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