Where to Stay in Anguilla • Best Anguilla Hotels + Resorts

by Sarah Peterson

Wondering where to stay during your trip to Anguilla? This article is for you, as we cover the best neighborhoods and places to stay during your stay.

Anguilla is known as one of the more exclusive destinations in the Carribean. This is likely because of its remoteness plus exquisite natural beauty, which attracts a more well-heeled type of traveler.

The island is full of glamorous resorts and hotels, but also some boutique hotels and cute tropical villas in between. Whether you’re a couple, family, here for adventure, or relaxation, there is a hotel that’s perfect for you. Here are the 7 best hotels and resorts to stay at in Anguilla.

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The Districts & Neighborhoods of Anguilla

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Mead’s Bay is where you’ll find most of the high-end luxury resorts. This area is ideal for families, couples, and group travelers. This is also where you’ll have the best sunsets on the island.

Shoal Bay Village on the northeastern side is more secluded, and you’ll enjoy having the best beach on the island at your doorstep. This area is perfect for beach bums and snorkelers.

West End Village has a nearby golf course and the beautiful Rendez-vous Bay Beach nearby. If you are coming from or plan to head to St. Martin during your stay, staying around here is the most conveniently located.

3 Best Hotels in Anguilla 

Glitzy beachfront resorts are what Anguilla may be best known for, and there definitely are a lot of them.

But for low-key travelers or couples wanting more privacy, there are still a handful of charming boutique hotels and smaller hotels around the island to choose from. 

Here are the top 3 hotels in Anguilla.

#1. Carimar Beach Club

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Carimar Hotel is made up of several beach-facing villas, each decorated in a nostalgic classic Carribean style. Each unit features interior decorations unique to each other. All rooms offer a private patio and garden views. 

This hotel is ideal for families or group travelers, since most villas are spacious and fully equipped with a full kitchen and dining area.

Guests can enjoy free access to hotel bikes, an onsite fitness center, a tennis court, and a tropical garden where you can barbecue. A highlight is definitely the location, which is literally one step from Meads Bay beach. There’s no pool, but you really won’t need one.

Neighborhood: Meads Bay

Restaurants: No onsite restaurant, but within walking distance to many beach restaurants and cafes.

Best for: Families with children, group travelers

2. The Manoah Boutique Hotel

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Manoah Boutique Hotel is in a more secluded part of the island, ideal for those wanting privacy and maximum relaxation. The rooms are designed in a contemporary minimalist style, with just a touch of luxury. Most rooms include a balcony, with an outdoor seating area and beach views. 

The hotel has a large pool, equipped with cozy poolside cabanas, a pool bar, and full frontal views of Shoal Bay beyond. As a guest at this hotel, you’d have Shoal Bay beach right at your doorstep, a perfect spot for swimming and snorkeling. Hotel guests also have access to the cabanas on the beach in front of the hotel.

Neighborhood: Shoal Bay Village 

Restaurants: Guests can indulge in a continental buffet breakfast, an onsite restaurant, and poolside bar.

Best for: Couples, luxury travel

3. Quintessence Hotel

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The hill-top location of the Quintessence Hotel offers fabulous views of the beach below. It’s the perfect retreat for a luxurious travel experience in an intimate setting.

It has a beautiful infinity pool that looks like it flows directly into the sea, cradled among palm trees and a tropical garden. Guests can enjoy outdoor massages, a private Carribean art gallery, and an onsite French gastronomy restaurant.

Each suite is unique, and elegantly decorated with natural furnishings. Some suites have beach facing verandas, while others allow guests to wake up to a garden view. 

Neighborhood: Long Bay Village

Restaurants: Upscale restaurant onsite offers fusion french and Caribbean cuisine, plus a private wine cellar only for guests.

Best for: Luxury travel, honeymooners

4 Top Resorts in Anguilla

Anguilla is home to some incredible resorts that go above and beyond to cater to every need. They make it very tempting to spend your entire vacation on the property, and if you do, no one would blame you.

Here are 4 of the best resorts in Anguilla.

#1. Malliouhana

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Malliouhana is a French Riviera inspired resort, that’s the perfect blend of glamour and island living. It boasts a picturesque location right on top of a bluff, overlooking Meads Bay below. 

It features a huge infinity pool, equipped with a beach bar, stylish poolside cabanas, and it’s own luxury spa.

The rooms are decorated in a classic colonial-era style, but in quirky colors and patterns. The resort offers three onsite dining options. Celeste offers romantic beachside dining, while Leon’s has an upbeat vibe and live music on weekends.

Neighborhood: Meads Bay

Restaurants: Three dining spots, from fine dining at Celeste, Western and Caribbean food at Leon’s, and tapas and cocktails at Bar Soleil. 

Amenities: Infinity pool, beachfront, spa, pool bar, two tennis courts, children’s area, fitness center

Best for: Luxury travel, honeymooners

#2. Cap Juluca

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Cap Juluca is an elegantly designed resort that blends both Greek and Morroccan style, with it’s white-walled villas and columned arches. 

All rooms are bright, uniquely furnished, and equipped with a spacious balcony. Some villas come with a private pool, while all guests can enjoy the beautiful main pool. The main pool overlooks Maundays Bay, and sunsets from here are notoriously vibrant. 

Four dining options available, ranging from a casual beach shack bar, to a chic cocktail club, to an upscale seaside restaurant serving the finest Anguillan cuisine. Guests can also enjoy a spa, tennis court, or water sport activities.

Neighborhood: Long Bay Village 

Restaurants: Four dining and drinking spots including an upscale Anguillan restaurant, rustic beach bar, and a poolside cocktail lounge.

Amenities: Infinity pool, beachfront, tennis court, spa

Best for: Luxury travel, honeymooners

#3. Four Seasons

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The Four Seasons in Anguilla is a five star resort, offering a wealth of amenities and activities for families or groups looking to vacation in style. The Four Seasons has the most options for onsite entertainment out of all the resorts in Anguilla. 

They offer plenty of daily activities for both adults and kids. The sports pavilion has tennis courts, basketball courts, a rock climbing wall and yoga studio. The private beach club has everything you need to enjoy a perfect day at the beach, from snorkel gear to kayaks.

It includes four options for dining and drinking, including Shell Beach Bar, the best beach bar in Anguilla!

Neighborhood: West End Village

Restaurants: Four dining and drinking spots, including a seafood restaurant, a picturesque beach bar, and a beachside lounge for cocktails and sushi.

Amenities: Three pools, private beach club, fitness center, spa, yoga studio, tennis court, rock climbing, shopping

Best for: Families with children, group travel

#4. Zemi Beach House Resorts

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Zemi Beach House is a smaller resort, located in a quiet part of Anguilla. It’s artfully decorated in a contemporary luxury style. 

It features five onsite dining and drinking spots, the most special one likely being their own rum tasting room. Here’s where you can sample small-batch made rum dating back from the plantation days. 

A complimentary breakfast is provided in the 20 Knots beachside restaurant every morning. Guests can also enjoy a holistic spa treatment, thai massage, morrocan sauna, fitness center, and mud bath onsite. 

Neighborhood: Shoal Bay Village

Restaurants: Five dining and drinking options, including seafood restaurants, rum tasting room, and cocktail lounge.

Amenities: Traditional spa, pools, sauna, fitness center, free breakfast

Best for: Luxury travel, couples

Sarah Peterson
Sarah Peterson

Sarah Peterson is the co-founder and head of marketing at FLIGHTFŪD. She's a travel health expert and after having visited 20+ countries as a digital nomad and flying every 4-6 weeks for business, she became passionate about empowering others to protect their bodies on the go.

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