Located on the tiny island of Anguilla between the beaches of Barnes and Meads bays, the 40-acre Viceroy hotel is probably the most modern of all hotels located on the island. Opened in 2009, the Viceroy offers a chilled out, barefoot elegance feel with an upscale and extremely posh look. There are 166 rooms here, all with balconies, along with marble bathrooms outfitted with deep soaking tubs, and large glass windows offering unobstructed views of one of the most spectacular stretch of beach on the island. For the ultimate in Caribbean luxury, the spacious two- to five-bedroom villas offer private infinity pools and hot tubs, outdoor showers, complimentary Internet access and gourmet professional kitchens.
The resort seamlessly mixes an upscale look with a laid-back, stylish feel thanks to the impeccable taste of American interior designer, Kelly Wearstler. With sleek lines, modern amenities and many art installations, the Viceroy uses earth tones, stone, and gold accents in the guest rooms with driftwood lamps and petrified-wood tables. The resort offers five upscale dining options ranging from a poolside grill to a lively, yet romantic sunset lounge. Their signature restaurant, Cobà, serves homemade pastas and seafood dishes while the sunset lounge has rum tastings, Cuban cigars, and romantic sunset views. There is also a luxurious 8,000 square foot oceanfront spa where sounds of the crashing waves will lull you into a meditative trance during spa treatments. All non-motorized activities offered are complimentary which include Hobie Cats, single and double kayaking, paddle boarding, boogie boarding, windsurfing, snorkel gear and sunfish sailing.
While the Viceroy primarily attracts couples there are many activities perfect for families, with a kids club offering a Kids Kite camp where the little ones can learn Kitesurfing, with certified instructors. There are tennis courts and an array of fitness classes for the active guests but there’s always the spa for those wanting a bit of pampering. The staff is warm and friendly, and attentive to your every need.
To access this slice of paradise visitors must either fly to St. Maarten and take a short ferry or flight to the island, or direct flights from San Juan, Puerto Rico. No matter how you choose to arrive, the Viceroy Anguilla will more than satisfy your need for a relaxing Caribbean getaway with a chic and sophisticated vibe.