As a seasoned travel writer, I don’t want to say the travel gets old, but one might think, another island in the Caribbean? What on earth could THIS island show me that the last one didn’t offer? Well, for one thing, Anguilla, was rated the BEST island for the third year in a row. Anguilla, a British territory in the Caribbean, is one of those islands that makes you stand corrected. The island itself is small, only 16 miles long by 3 miles wide, but the vistas, the beaches, the people, and the FOOD will undoubtedly leave you wanting more.
Anguilla, affectionately called the Rainbow Island, is located in the Caribbean east of Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands, and directly north of St Marten. Anguilla is known for its coral reefs and beaches and includes many smaller islands and cays. The first thing you notice when you arrive to the island destination is the plethora of sailboats. Boats are everywhere. In fact, most tourists arrive on St Maarten, then take a water ferry to Anguilla. Other options include puddle jumper planes or private jets.
The luxurious Cuisinart Golf Resort and Spa has a panoramic view of the Caribbean. The open, Grecian-esque architecture blends perfectly with the turquoise, serene water. As you walk through the white, spectacular lobby entrance which seamlessly blends to the rest of the resort, you are greeted by the sounds of the ocean taunting you into its languid embrace. Trust me, it is a strong pull.
There are 16 full service rooms. If you choose to indulge in one of the many spa packages, you are whisked to the waiting area on the second floor. This overlooks the peaceful water and there’s a breeze from the ocean that floats in and out of the room.
The bar offers guests group tastings of Caribbean rums, flights of wine, etc. You have a vision? They have the reality. There are five main restaurants on the main resort and each offers different cuisine to satisfy varying palettes. Asian/infusion, Spanish, French, local, no matter what you eat, you will be DELIGHTED, it IS Cuisinart for goodness sake!