Malliouhana, An Auberge Resort
What We Love
- Jetsetter 2015 Best of the Best Winner: Best Comeback
- Three beautiful white sand beaches and two infinity pools for nonstop relaxation
- Accommodations start at 720 square feet and feel like mini-apartments
- Spa treatments based on local healing traditions using island-grown ingredients such as aloe and lemongrass
- Modern American cuisine with a Caribbean twist at the Restaurant
What To Know
- Reopened in November 2014 after a three-year closure and 18-month total renovation by TAL Studio and SB Architects — to the tune of $80 million
- Staff greets all guests flying into Anguilla or St. Maarten; the resort can arrange sea shuttle service for those arriving in St. Maarten
- The upgrade to an Ocean-View Premium room is definitely worth the splurge
- You can create your own custom oil blends for massages at the Aroma Design Bar
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Reopened in November 2014 after a three-year closure and 18-month total renovation by TAL Studio and SB Architects — to the tune of $80 million — the Malliouhana encompasses 25 acres of landscaped gardens nestled along a mile and a half of white sand beach. The 44 guestrooms and suites, all with private terraces, are splashed with colors inspired by surf, sand and sky — think mint, mango, saffron and white. The open-air clifftop Restaurant at Malliouhana serves sea-to-table specialties such as lobster and conch pizza and house-made pasta with spiny lobster and sea urchin butter. Cozy up to the Sunset Bar, where bartenders mix 40 rums in fruity cocktails, and live music happens several times a week. The two-story Auberge Spa, which features an outdoor meditation garden and a relaxation lounge, incorporates local ingredients into signature treatments such as the Island Drift: a tropical Caribbean rum foot soak, sweet sugarcane body exfoliation and a coconut crème massage. You can also create your own custom oil blends for massages at the Aroma Design Bar.
In the Area
If you’re looking to stay active, the island has a wide variety of sporting opportunities. Saddle up, and book a seaside horseback ride through Seaside Stables Anguilla. Visitors can learn the island’s national sport — sailing — through the Anguilla Sailing Association, which also operates the Anguilla Youth Sailing Club. Links aficionados won’t want to miss the Greg Norman–designed course at the CuisinArt Golf Club, which has gorgeous views of St. Maarten and the sparkling Caribbean Sea.
How to Get There
How amazing this property was we would have stayed here. This property is STUNNING! We ventured out of our hotel to try some different ambience and food and this property did not disappoint. It is visually refreshing which most auberge properties are - we have stayed at quite a few from Mexico to Northern California and this one is just as beautiful. The service was all smiles as soon as we hit the valet and went on through the property. We were greeted by the front desk immediately even though we were not guests at the hotel.
We had lunch at the Bar Celeste during the day - everything was delicious and the guacamole OMG. The views are to the point of crying they are so beautiful. The decor is light, bright, airy and so very vibrant. We felt alive here. We toured the pool area and it was insane how cool it was. Gave us a very Cinque Terre or South of France vibe. It’s quirky and unique and fun. And the black and white with yellow pops color was everything!
Again service on point with a smile. We enjoyed it there so much we made reservations to have dinner the next night at Cafe Celeste. Which did not disappoint it was a service of a fine dining establishment with again killer view and sunset!
If we do come back to Anguilla this is where we will be staying for sure!
Hands down the finest, most breathtakingly beautiful resort in the Caribbean. This was our 2nd visit and it did not disappoint. We went a few years ago for our anniversary and could not wait to return, so we celebrated another significant milestone in our lives at the Malliouhana. A truly special place, right on Meads Bay- the paradise of the world. We have traveled to many islands and resorts - and found our heaven here. I’m almost reluctant to let the world know how amazing this place is because I’d like to keep it to myself- hence the review now- months later as I look at our wonderful photos. Only writing this review because I’d like other people to experience the tranquility and luminous surroundings this resort has. The staff is very friendly and attentive, the food is delicious, the service wonderful, the decor is drop-dead gorgeous. Rooms are extremely spacious and the balconies are tremendous. You can walk to many fabulous restaurants which is a plus. Completely chill out on the beach or pool during the day without fighting for a chair like so many other places. It’s a quiet, sophisticated vibe, perfect for couples looking to recharge. I’ll make it back someday when the weather is cold in NYC, and return to my heaven on Earth - Malliouhana!!
We just spent 4 nights on Anguilla - 2 at the Four Seasons (our second visit there) and 2 at Malliouhana. They are VERY different hotels, both amazing in their own way, but I have to say that I think I'd stay at the Malliouhana next time and visit the Four Seasons for the day.
First, the grounds are beautiful and the decor is unique and island-y, which is something we appreciated after the modern lines of the Four Seasons (note to mgmt - pls don't replace all the colorful and fun furniture with Restoration Hardware, which brand btw we love but not for your hotel). We were upgraded via AMEX Fine Hotel & Resorts (recommend btw) to an incredible centrally-located room with massive balcony overlooking the ocean AND pools (Room 10).
We hung out at the two (very warm) infinity pools a bit, which could not be more perfectly situated, and also spent some time down on the beach at Meads Bay, where we took advantage of the very friendly service and dark-and-stormys (thanks Dshon) and the complimentary Hobie Cats with which we toured around the bay and checked out some of the large ships anchored within.
Ate at Cafe Celeste for dinner, at which the food was truly delicious, and for breakfast twice. The kitchen had remembered our orders from the previous day and noted that I hadn't ordered my huevos rancheros without the flour tortillas (I'm gluten-free), so they reminded me, which was a nice touch.
They hosted a wine and tapas meet-and-greet in the afternoon at which we spoke with several of the staff, Jusman the chef and Anne, who'd be there since 1984, and Daniel, who heads food & beverage. Everyone was so nice.
Would recommend walking around the grounds a bit to fully appreciate all the beautiful spots, especially down to the rocky outcropping by the beach.
The hotel is running at around 75% right now and they're definitely still working out some kinks but we couldn't be any more impressed with the staff and their effort to make the guests feel special. We LOVED the hotel and wouldn't hesitate to return.
Just returned from Anguilla and only wish we could have stayed longer. We had a
wonderful stay, beautiful room, long beautiful beach (excellent for walking), interesting
little restaurants along the way to give you many options for dinner. deliscious homemade
cookies every night before bed.
I travel for a living, and review properties for my clients, so I cant say enough about the outstanding property with such warm and gracious staff, that it truly was hard to leave. The rooms are gorgeous and vibrant, soothing and cozy, hard to tear yourself away, but only steps outside your door, are the most incredible views, from every angle. I think without a doubt, they have the BEST pool, on any island at any resort i have ever been too. You MUST experience this to believe it. There isnt a single staff member that i met there, that wasnt warm, gracious, genuinely kind and helpful. Impeccable service at every level. Highly recommend over several of the other properties on the island. Oh, and in case I forgot to mention, they are one of the TOP beaches in the WORLD! SO LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!! MEADS BAY. wow. Cant wait to come back