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The Four Seasons Anguilla is among the best of the Caribbean luxury hotels, and on one of our favourite islands, too.
The Four Seasons Anguilla spans two wonderful white sand beaches and 35 acres, and the eclectic but always stylish decor takes in everything from Balinese and African art to driftwood sculptures, all suffused with a sense of Miami cool. Accommodation is in rooms, suites, penthouses and villas with private pools so that families can have some privacy and stay well clear of honeymooners.
Coba, the signature restaurant, serves excellent seafood while Aleta and the Bamboo Bar & Grill serve lighter meals and lunches with excellent Caribbean food and flavours to the fore. In the evening, the Bamboo grill becomes a beachside steak house and barbecue venue, with tiki torches and steel drums to set the scene, and local crayfish and lobster on offer. The Sunset Lounge, which specialises in champagnes, rums and Cuban cigars, is set on a headland overlooking the two beaches.
The oceanfront Spa has individual and couple's treatment rooms, salon services and an outdoor swimming pool but treatments are also available in the privacy of the rooms or on the beach. Meditation, cooking, and healthy lifestyle classes are all available, and the latter might be particularly relevant after a gourmet break on Anguilla.
The Half Shell, a tiny bare-foot bar carved into a cliff just above the beach, serves cappuccinos and lattes for early risers, bento boxes for light lunchers and some potent rum cocktails for sundowners.
Ollie, Original Traveller