There are Caribbean islands to see and be seen—think St. Barts, for example—and then there are those where you go when you want privacy and seclusion. For honeymooners, celebrities, and even celebrity honeymooners, Anguilla is a popular choice for getting away from it all…and everyone else.
In addition to 33 beaches large and small, Anguilla’s main calling cards are its fantastic restaurants and luxury resorts. Often, the address where you’ll get your finest dining and most pampering lodgings are one and the same on this quiet paradise in the British West Indies. For example, Pimms restaurant at the Belmond Cap Juluca resort is one of the Anguilla’s best, a Euro-Caribbean gustatory experience that offers special five-course dinners in a beautiful and well-stocked wine room. As for the resort itself, Belmond Cap Juluca is uniquely lovely with its romantic, Moorish-inspired villas strung along Maundays Bay.
Aurora Anguilla Resort & Golf Club on Rendezvous Bay is another low-rise beach resort known for its great restaurants, and the intimate chef’s table dining experience is a tour de force you shouldn’t miss. We love the two-bedroom seaview penthouse with its huge patio and elevator access for a honeymoon suite, and Aurora also brings to the table the 27,000-square-foot Venus Spa and an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Greg Norman.
Occupying a small peninsula between Barnes Bay and Meads Bay, the Viceroy Anguilla offers a more modern take on the luxury Caribbean honeymoon getaway, with a signature bluff-top restaurant, Coba, and the open-air Sunset Lounge where you can groove to a DJ spinning reggae tunes, nosh on sushi and seafood, and sip rare aged rums. Contemporary honeymoon villas are set on both beach and bluff and feature private pools and spas.
> Written by Bob Curley