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Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla Tour – The Luxury 5-Star Hotel in Anguilla


Anguilla packs a big punch with luxury vacation seekers Four Seasons Resort Anguilla (formerly Viceroy Anguilla) upped the ante following a $10 million rebrand and upgrade investment. The only resort on the island that fronts two beaches, the half a sandy mile it occupies is as perfect as the beach brochure photos that sell the island. Ideal for families, couples, singles and anyone else who can afford it, the 181 rooms, suites and villas are elegantly appointed with a Caribbean vibe. Situated on 35 acres of gardens and bluffs, the upscale resort is the second Four Seasons to open in the Caribbean, after Four Seasons Nevis which the brand has managed for 25 years. Stark white buildings stand no taller than a palm tree. Artsy chairs dot the resort. Art on the grounds of the Four Seasons Resort Anguilla. Artsy tables and chairs dot the resort. The lobby is designed with neutral colors. The resort is easy to navigate. Sunset Pool is the largest at the resort. Sunset Pool is close to the Sunset Lounge. The Sunset Pool is an adults-only saltwater infinity pool that overlooks the bluff. The Four Seasons Resort Anguilla also has a pair of family-friendly pools, including the Aleta Pool, shown here. Another view of the Aleta Pool. The Aleta Pool has cabanas for rent. Top-notch service includes sunscreen delivered poolside. Another view of the Aleta Pool. Open for lunch and dinner, Bamboo Bar and Grill fronts Meads Bay a few steps from the sandy beach. Tables at Bamboo Bar and Grill. Conch ceviche served at Bamboo Bar. Start with a jalapeno margarita or rummy fruity punch. Bamboo Bar and Grill serves delectable dips, Mediterranean-style. Shareable plates include mahi mahi with feta, tomatoes and basil. Bamboo Bar chef Darren Connor. A view of Bamboo Bar at night. Sunrise over Meads Bay. With more than 3,000 feet of shoreline along Barnes and Meads Bays, the resort is the only one on the island built on two beaches, with plenty of room to spread out. The beaches are expertly manicured. The beaches have plenty of loungers. Soft sand, gentle surf and a swim-through grotto at the separation point of both bays add up to sublime snorkeling for phosphorescent fish and coral. A view of Barnes Bay at night. Resort view rooms look at the pool and Sunset Lounge. The 181 rooms, suites and villas (some with five bedrooms) feature Italian marble floors, living room tables crafted from petrified wood and hurricane-resistant glass windows and sliding doors that open to expansive balconies. Suites are elegantly appointed. Suites have four-poster beds. Art in one of the suites. Suite bathrooms are nearly as big as the suites. Another look at a suite bathroom. Bathrooms have Neil George shampoo. Suites are spacious. Suites have airy balconies. Suites have hot tubs on balconies. Suites have expansive views. Freestanding four- and five-bedroom villas come with private infinity pools and enormous living space. Floating daybeds for afternoon siestas. The view from Room 410. The resort has a bocce ball court. In the big boutique near the lobby, designer labels with hefty price tags share shelf space with pricey sunglasses and anything else you may have left at home. You’ll find designer labels at the boutique. The gym stays open 24/7 with scheduled spin classes, yoga and pilates. Complimentary for those 4to 11 years old, Kids for All Seasons dishes up a variety of fun stuff like cupcake decorating classes and scavenger hunts on the beach. At the water’s edge, the Spa is a 8,100-square-foot wellness center with therapists offering massages, body polishes, facials, manicures and pedicures. Airy with outdoor treatment rooms, the two-story spa has a couple’s suite and infinity pool with ocean views. At the Sports Pavilion, the sports-minded head to the NBA regulation basketball court (the island’s only one and a favorite of vacationing NBA players), rock climbing wall and three Har-Trutennis courts. There are plenty of outdoor activites for guests to enjoy. The quartet of restaurants and bars are hot spots with not only resort guests but also with foodies staying at other hotels and locals who come for a celebratory dinner or cocktails at sunset. Chefs at work. Open for breakfast, Cobà tempts with a tastefully sumptuous buffet ($36) with baskets of house-made pastries, an omelette maker and an a la carte menu with island fare like toasted coconut waffles and pancakes drizzled with vanilla bean butter. To order wine, guests at Coba are given an iPad with an updated inventory of the current selection. Grilled crayfish served at Coba. Coba executive chef Rafael Gonzalez. Sunset Lounge is a hipster bar with a South Beach vibe at the foot of the adults-only saltwater infinity pool. With seats at the bar or in the lounge that looks like a seaside living room, cocktails don’t come cheap, starting at $16 for daiquiris and mojitos and $18 for a Blue Waters with rum, vodka, spicy pineapple syrup. The Lotus Froze ($22) is refreshing with rose granita, strawberry-infused Cointreau, lychees and prosecco that adds the fizz. Cocktails marry well with a selection of fabulous sushi and sashimi and a menu of nibbles like salmon poke with Korean pears. Sunset Lounge chef Jomar Timpug creates sushi works of art. The Sunset Lounge is well-stocked. Sunset over the Sunset Lounge.

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