Anguilla Honeymoon Guide
Anguilla is one of the Caribbean’s most chic destinations – a favourite haven of the rich and famous, who seem to appreciate its unhurried pace, serenity and seclusion – and a great spot for a honeymoon.
Blessed with 19km of pristine shoreline fringed by soft powder-white beaches and lapped by crystalline turquoise waters perfect for swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving, Anguilla is fast losing its status as the one of the Caribbean's best-kept secrets.
But for now, you can still expect to avoid casinos, package tour crowds, cruise ships and duty free shopping on Anguilla; for that, head to neighbouring St Martin/St Maarten.
Unwind on one of Anguilla's idyllic white-sand beaches, explore the shoreline by kayak to discover your own hidden cove then snorkel offshore coral gardens and dive sunken wrecks and underwater marine parks to see schools of rainbow-hued tropical fish – just ideal for adventurous honeymoon couples.
Climb to the highest point on the island – Crocus Hill, 60m above sea level – for panoramic views. Ponder the ruins of the 18th century Dutch Fort at Sandy Hill and the well-preserved Tomb of Governor Richardson (1679 to 1742) then tour the impressive Wallblake House, a restored plantation house that dates back to 1787.
Take a day trip to a desert island paradise such as Sandy, Scrub, Dog and Prickly Pear islands, where you can safely play Robinson Crusoe for a few hours on soft powder-white sand surrounded by gin-clear waters that are perfect for swimming and snorkelling.
Then relax beneath shady palm and sea-grape trees with a pre-prepared picnic or enjoy freshly grilled lobster and a cold drink at a beachside restaurant. Nearby St Maarten/St Martin and St Barthelémy offer great day trip choices, easily reached by ferry or plane.
Anguilla is renowned for its excellent selection of award-winning restaurants, with the emphasis on al fresco dining and laid-back evening entertainment at beach bars and hotel nightclubs.
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Anguilla offers newlyweds an excellent choice of accommodation options to suit all budgets, including the following resorts…
Location: Cap Juluca, West End Village, Anguilla
Ave nightly price: AUD1,518 per room
Description: Offering an outdoor pool and a spa and wellness centre, Cap Juluca is located in Maundays Village Beach. Free continental breakfast and Free WiFi access is available in all areas of this resort. The rooms will provide you with a TV and air conditioning. Featuring a shower, private bathroom also comes with a bath or shower and a hairdryer. You can enjoy sea view from the room. Extras include a patio or terrace and a minibar. At Cap Juluca you will find a restaurant, a private beach area and a tennis court. Other facilities offered at the property include a tour desk, luggage storage and shops (on site). An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including golfing, diving and snorkelling. This resort is 13 km from Anguilla Airport.
Cuisinart Golf Resort & Spa
Location: Rendezvous Bay, Ebenezer, Anguilla
Ave nightly price: AUD865 per suite
Description: The Cuisinart Golf Resort & Spa features an 18-hole golf course, an outdoor pool, a spa and a hydroponic farm. The air-conditioned rooms and suites feature terraces with spectacular sea or pool views. Each stylish room and suite includes a sitting area with a cable TV and a Bose music system. All accommodations have free Wi-Fi and private bathrooms. The Cuisinart provides a range of international dining options, including Japanese, Italian and Mediterranean restaurants, as well as the acclaimed Santorini bistro, featuring fresh vegetables and herbs from the resort’s farm. The resort has a gym and provides fitness classes, water sports and other activities. Guests can also book tours and excursions at the front desk. Blowing Point Beach and Ferry Terminal are just a 7-minute drive from the Cuisinart Resort. Anguilla Wallblake Airport is a 10-minute drive away.
Zemi Beach House, Resort & Spa
Location: Shoal Bay, Shoal Bay Village, Anguilla
Ave nightly price: AUD841 per room
Description: Showcasing an outdoor pool and views of the sea, Zemi Beach House, Resort & Spa is located in Shoal Bay Village. The resort has a year-round outdoor pool and sun terrace, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Every room comes with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Some accommodations have a sitting area where you can relax. You will find a coffee machine in the room. Every room has a private bathroom equipped with a bathtub. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes and slippers. There is a 24-hour front desk, an ATM, concierge services and a gift shop at the property. Car rental is available at this resort and the area is popular for snorkeling and canoeing. Wallblake Airport is 5 km away.
Four Seasons Resort and Residence Anguilla
Location: Barnes Bay West End Village, Anguilla
Ave nightly price: AUD809 per room
Description: Nestled on the beach, this West End Village hotel is within 5 km (3 mi) of Meads Bay Beach, Barnes Bay, and Rendezvous Bay Beach. Crocus Bay Beach and Wallblake House are also within 15 km (9 mi). Catch some rays at the beach or spend the day relaxing at Four Seasons Resort and Residence Anguilla's full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's 5 restaurants. All 166 rooms boast deep soaking tubs and offer free WiFi and 24-hour room service. Free wired Internet and DVD players are standard, as are flat-screen TVs with cable channels.
Frangipani Beach Resort
Location: Meads Bay, West End Village, Anguilla
Ave nightly price: AUD620 per suite
Description: Featuring Atlantic Ocean views from its beachfront infinity pool, Frangipani Beach Resort is set on the beautiful Meads Bay. It offers luxurious accommodation, a rum cocktail on arrival and free onsite watersports. The spacious, air-conditioned rooms and suites at Frangipani Beach Resort have Caribbean-style décor. There is a seating area with a balcony, free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV and a ceiling fan. The mosaic-tiled bathroom includes a hydromassage cave shower and Plumeria toiletries. Guests can enjoy a free continental breakfast in the Straw Hat Restaurant. There is also a beach bar and a charming terrace with Palapa huts. The resort’s watersports include tubing, wakeboarding, waterskiing, sailing and kayaking. Massages and facials are available in the Frangipani’s beach hut. The resort also has its own boat, which is available to hire. Temenos Golf Club and Rendezvous Bay are approximately 4 km from the resort. The Valley and Anguilla Wallblake Airport can be reached in 15 minutes by car.
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The best time to visit Anguilla is from December to May, with an average temperature of 25°C (77°F) and a high of 28°C (82°F). Rainfall is slight throughout the year, with the rainiest month being November.
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By air, Anguilla’s Wallblake Airport receives daily flights from neighbouring Caribbean islands such as Antigua, St Thomas and San Juan in Puerto Rico.
By sea, half-hourly public ferries run between the ports of Marigot Bay, St Martin/St Maarten and Blowing Point, Anguilla, taking just 25 minutes.
A mainly flat coral island, Anguilla has been a self-governing British Dependent Territory since gaining independence in 1980 from an unwanted federation with St Kitts and Nevis.
St Martin/St Maarten sits 8km south of Anguilla, while St Kitts and Nevis are 113km to the southeast.
Anguilla is the northernmost of the Leeward Islands and comprises several small islets including Sombrero Island, lying 48km to the north.
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Latest update Anguilla honeymoon destination: 24 May, 2017