The white sandy beaches and the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea serve as a siren’s call for most—if not all—travelers looking for a tropical getaway. Many decades ago, discerning jetsetters in search of five-star treatment at isolated luxury resorts had only a handful of options throughout the entire Caribbean; but today exceptional seaside properties exist on most of the Caribbean isles. Even the island of Bequia, only seven square miles in size, is home to an upscale hotel and resort.
And yet, not every Caribbean island is created equal.
Although some larger islands are home to numerous luxury resorts, their geography and the scattered locations of those properties make it difficult for visitors to comfortably visit more than one resort during their stay. Yes, most luxury resorts attempt to offer everything for everyone—and very often they succeed—but as the well-traveled have discovered, a dinner or spa treatment or round of golf enjoyed outside the realm of their home away from home can oftentimes enhance an already fantastic vacation.
Anguilla is ideally situated to take full advantage of this. Not only is the 35-square-mile island easily navigated thanks to its relatively flat geography, but the majority of its resorts are all situated on the western portion of the island. Which means those with a penchant to explore can venture to the Malliouhana Resort for its unique spa treatments (think banana rum hair and scalp treatments); they can stop by Cap Juluca for a memorable meal at one of the resort’s three dining areas, which includes a Moroccan-themed lounge and restaurant; and they can tee it up at the CuisinArt Resort’s Greg Norman-designed golf course. In fact, in 2011 Jumeirah announced that it would manage a future resort on the island, which would include a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course. Should that development come to fruition, golfers will have their pick of two spectacular courses to play.
Just like hotel guests, homeowners on the island can also enjoy the aforementioned resort amenities; however, the new residences at the Four Seasons Anguilla offer the best of both worlds to those who would like to call the island home. The residential development within the resort features three home options: four- and five-bedroom villas located along Barnes Bay; one- and two-bedroom condominiums situated at the resort’s center; and one- to four-bedroom residences built upon a mile-long stretch of beach abutting Meads Bay.
So often, resort guests exclaim during their stay, “I wish we could live here.” Now, thanks to the availability of these new Four Seasons residences, they can.