Situated on 35 lush acres, with 3,200 feet of beachfront land along the white sands of Barnes and Meads Bays, Viceroy Anguilla features 166 contemporary accommodations including a number of sophisticated townhomes, opulent resort residences and 31 four or five bedroom beachfront and blufftop villas. Viceroy Anguilla has an unmistakable sense of place where guests can revel in utter privacy yet enjoy unlimited access to both the resort and island's myriad pleasures.
Acclaimed designer Kelly Wearstler's inimitable style and talent for sumptuousness is present throughout the much-anticipated resort. Her timeless and sophisticated interiors offer a serene setting at Viceroy Anguilla. Organic elements such as driftwood lamps, petrified-wood tables and vast travertine marble floors throughout, coupled with textiles and techniques from all over the world including hand-carved wood pieces from Asia, hammered metalwork from India and beaded artwork from Africa offer a striking visual contrast to the geometric lines of the architecture and grant a distinct singularity to the resort.
Central to the resort experience and poised right at the water's edge, the stunningly designed 8,000-square-foot Spa offers a myriad of wellness rituals that cultivate body and soul alignment, including signature collections massages, body polishes, wraps, facials, mani-pedicures, a sea mist infinity pool, three outdoor treatment cabanas and high-tech Vichy shower for specialised hydrotherapy treatments. Soon the Spa will also offer its own cuisine as well as nutrition-conscious menu items. The fitness centre features a handsome complement of sophisticated equipment as well as yoga and spinning studios for classes, and there are three pools spread throughout the resort.
Guests can look forward to an eclectic array of dining experiences at Viceroy Anguilla with a choice of five bars and restaurants. The resort's signature restaurant Cobà focuses on local bounty of the Caribbean and the Atlantic Ocean accentuated by Pan-Asian flavors. The restaurant has 180 seats, with exquisite views of Barnes and Meads Bay and seating both indoors and out. The chic Sunset Lounge has become a firm favourite of both locals and guests alike for catching the best sunset on island. Serving a vast array of cocktails, aged rum and Cuban cigars around a beautiful infinity pool, Sunset Lounge is also the only place on Anguilla that offers Japanese food.
Carved out of the cliff side on Barnes Bay, Half Shell is a hip and intimate enclave serving colourful frozen cocktails and cold beer. An array of fresh fare helps guests to keep cool, whilst terrace restaurant Aleta serves Caribbean and Continental cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Open today, Bamboo Bar & Grill offers a more relaxed experience, with beach-casual grilled cuisine in the day and a steakhouse theme in the evenings. Steel drums and tikki torches will create the ambience for barefoot beach barbecues, complete with local crayfish and lobster. On occasion, themed nights will also be held at Bamboo Bar & Grill.
The Aquatic Centre offers a wide range of non-motorized water sports - including sailing, windsurfing and snorkelling. "Generation V" kids club is inspired by the concept of "families that play together, stay together" and offers meaningful family experiences that respect the environment.
Known far and wide as "tranquility wrapped in blue," the island of Anguilla is a splendid destination for the international debut of the Viceroy brand. Set in the British West Indies and surrounded by the Eastern Caribbean, the island is revered for its pristine soft white sand beaches – 33 altogether – and crystal clear turquoise waters.
Rates at Viceroy Anguilla start from £390 ($595) for an Ocean View Studio. More information: www.viceroyanguilla.com.