CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa
What We Love
- Spacious family-friendly suites, steps from the beach
- Organic fruits and vegetables from the hydroponic garden and farm (the first of its kind)
- Top-notch cooking classes and five restaurants make it a best bet for foodies
What To Know
- Top-floor Becahfront One- and Two-Bedroom Suites are worth an upgrade for their private solariums and outdoor showers
- Expansive grounds; some walking is required to get between rooms and common areas
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A perennial favorite among sun-crazed celebs, Anguilla flaunts its exclusivity on pearly white beaches like the two-mile one at the Mediterranean-inspired CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa. Classically Caribbean botanical gardens and grassy nooks wind throughout 275 acres to the ocean, while rooms with white archways and terracotta-tiled outdoor spaces add a splash of the Aegean.
Bed & Bath
Microsuede and rattan furnishings of spirited royal blues and sunny yellows complement white walls and tiled floors in the 93 rooms and suites. Light-filled living areas are spacious and have sliding glass doors that lead to private balconies or terraces. Similarly airy are the marble bathrooms, with open-style adobe showers. Top-floor One- and Two-Bedroom Suites are worth an upgrade for their Nespresso coffee machines, private solariums and outdoor showers.
Get your hands dirty in one of two CuisinArt cooking classes, or simply tantalize your palate poolside with tart crab-and-vegetable gazpacho or on a tour of the hydroponic farm and organic garden. The immense wine cellar — 3,600 bottles deep — offers vintage tastings and a chef’s table dinner. Snag a seat at one of five on-site restaurants to sample fresh sashimi and teppanyaki at Anguilla’s first Japanese sushi restaurant, Tokyo Bay. Or go for the Greek-inspired grilled whole snapper, prepared tableside at Santorini, where CuisinArt’s famed kitchen products are put to the test. While eating and drinking are the main course here, there are plenty of non-culinary activities, including a tennis clinic, a 7,063-yard championship golf course, free yoga classes on the beach and European-inspired treatments at Venus Spa.
How to Get There
The reclamation & refurbishment of this resort spares no expense. Amenities have been refreshingly updated, the staff remains warm, friendly & welcoming. The bar/lounge has introduced jewel tone colors, looking great and is actually comfortable! Menus have been updated as well with the Cobb Salad at Mosaic (formally Cafe Med) one of my favorites. Santorini Restaurant schedule to open in a few more days; Tokyo Bay still there , but pricey. Italian is gone.
Still our favorite island vacation hence the reason we have been going back for the past 29 years!
After what the people of Anguilla have endured during and after Hurricane Irma, it is truly amazing that they have maintained their genuinely friendly and calm nature, but they have. They are a testament to what faith and patience can accomplish and they are the island’s greatest asset!
This was our 5th or 6th trip to Cuisinart, and we anxiously awaited seeing the reinvention of one of our favorite resorts.
First-the wonderful things!
The gorgeous Mediterranean style white buildings are perfection against the blue sky and white sand. Except for the utilitarian beige office style Reefs building (what were they thinking?), the resort compliments Rendevous Bay completely.
The resort has been beautifully restored and reinvented without sacrificing the ambience that us old-timers hold so dear. The selections by the interior design team are stunning and should also appeal to a younger crowd.
The rooms are more fabulous than ever with intricate lighting, modern but comfortable furnishings, and an unbelievably comfortable bed with Frette linens.
The beach set up consists of comfortable adjustable padded reclining chairs complemented by beautiful umbrellas with alternating colors of turquoise and cerulean blue. Not to mention the Frette beach towels/blankets in matching turquoise bordered in white. A lot of thought went into this eye candy! The pool area is stunning with a selection of seating styles to please every taste.
Since Cuisinart exists in a competitive market of discerning consumers who are all looking for perfection, it is only fair to mention the things that need to be tweeked.
1. Training of staff - we had to resort to leaving notes for housekeeping to remind them to leave us hand towels, coffee pods, breakfast menus, etc.
2. Upon arrival we were given a greeting packet dated on the day of our arrival describing food venues (tapas at the reinvented lobby bar. Not available “menu not yet set”. Lunch at the beach bar. Not available. “Kitchen not yet finished “. ) Quite an oversight to promise something on arrival that is not available.
3. No communication on a daily basis of activities available at the resort. In the past there was a manager’s cocktail reception, caribbean night gala etc. While these were not planned or available, there was a wonderful band at the sister resort The Reefs that we just happened to hear about through word of mouth. Also, there was actually a “soft” ribbon cutting and reopening party in the Cuisinart lobby one night that included an actual red carpet with invited island dignitaries and a band. They forgot to invite the few guests at the resort, which was somewhat rude, as the party was held in a resort common space, the lobby and bar!
4. No room service menu, spa menu, phone number info, island info in the room.
5. New technology ipad type phone with so much static no one could understand me when I used it and no one ever came to investigate as requested.
6. And last, a word of warning for those of you who prefer to vacation without a gaggle of minions, Cuisinart has installed a playground and world class children’s splash pad adjacent to the pool. Enough said.
We LOVE Cuisinart and will return, hopefully next time when everything has been tweeked. As I said, ALMOST perfection!
The most amazing resort we have ever stayed at. My husband and I stayed here for two night for a short anniversary trip, we have little ones so we could not stay longer. But for tired parents, this was perfect. It was relaxing and upbeat. The people are super friendly, food is delicious and drinks are perfect. We had a suite on the second floor facing the beach. I was also able to experience their spa packages and it was the best spa experience I have had yet. I had the island sampler with a massage, scrub and facial. The shower is outside and that was super cool. We will definitely be going here again once they are recovered from the 2017 hurricanes.
We stayed in 2 beach front villas #’s 404 and 405 in August 6-7th 2017. Clardea along with the rest of the staff were excellent and very accommodating. My only regret was our stay was too short. Loved everything about this place.
Stayed here with my family; wife and two teenagers. Had a great time at the hotel. Had an ocean view room and the ocean is amazing!! Would go back to this anytime. Room is spacious had a big queen bed, pull out sofa, and a rollaway and still had lots of room. Huge bathroom and had a nice outside sitting area.Food was wonderful.