Four Seasons Resort and Residence Anguilla
What We Love
- Kelly Wearstler’s glamorous interiors that feature sculptural furniture and floor-to-ceiling travertine bathrooms
- Multiple room options for families and groups, from One-Bedroom Ocean View Suites to Four- to Five-Bedroom Villas
- The spa's indoor and outdoor treatment rooms with sweeping sea views and a soundtrack of crashing waves
- Two distinct beaches—serene white-sand Barnes Bay or lively Meads Bay
What To Know
- At 35 acres with over 181 keys, this is the biggest resort on the island
- There are three pools, including one for families and the cliffside, adults-only infinity Sunset Pool
- The atmosphere is very-family friendly
- Villas, set apart from the rest of the resort, offer more privacy as well as their own pools
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
With its sleek architecture, glamorous Kelly Wearstler-design, rows of palm trees, and open-air Sunset Lounge, the Four Seasons Anguilla exudes an LA-meets-the-Caribbean vibe. The 35-acre oceanfront resort offers a spectacularly beautiful backdrop with two distinct beaches, cliffside pools, and killer ocean views at every turn, whether you are getting a spa treatment or eating breakfast at Coba. Rooms are done in soothing tones with gold accents, and oversized bathrooms in travertine marble with deep soaking tubs and separate showers. Villas, set by the quieter Barnes Bay beach, offer a distinct experience from the rest of the resort: the Four-Bedroom Villas are roomy at over 4,700 square feet with a central living space, kitchen, dining area, and four ensuite bedrooms laid out to ensure privacy. If you can tear yourself away from your private pool and view, head down to the Half Shell Beach Bar for lobster rolls and a Dean Supreme Cocktail. Don’t miss the Sunset Lounge, where Instagram-worthy sunset views, sushi bites, and rum cocktails await.
In the Area
Anguilla is known as much for its restaurants as its beaches, and many of the island’s best foodie spots are can be reached by walking from the Four Seasons down Mead’s Bay beach. Be sure to visit the French-Caribbean restaurant Jacala, loved for its candlelit Moroccan-inspired backdrop, or the cheery, beachfront Straw Hat. If you only go to one restaurant on your stay, make it Blanchard’s for food you will be dreaming about on your return flight back. At the far end of the mile-long beach is the cliffside resort Malliouhana—a lovely spot for a sunset cocktail.
How to Get There
I love Four Season Hotels and I usually stay anyway in the world when I travel in one if available.
In Anguilla, the breakfast was average, service poor. Italian at night just rude service and slow. Very noisy music at night. So many mistakes, no time to write them all.
Americans were really not liked and were treated rudely.
Will never return to the Carribeans Four season, or the Carribean islands.
We loved our stay here. The resort is beautiful, rooms were comfy and the staff couldn’t have been more nice and welcoming. We enjoyed the sunset lounge at night and the secluded feel of the half shell beach bar and it’s beach. The concierge was great and booked us for a sunset cruise one night and also arranged a Jeep rental so we could tour the island one day. I’m so happy to see this island recovering after the hurricane. Anguilla is beautiful and the people are great.
This is a place we went because there is a Four Season and not the other way around, silly hu? And it was brilliant. Getting there is a bit of a thing and doing so is a bit costly. But the upside, it keeps the masses away and thats exactly what we like. You can either go by boat from St Maarten, both ferry or private or fly on a small scheduled or chartered flight. The later is what we did and was enjoyable, 10 min flight. The wait on SXM was actually longer after arrival from MIA then the flight itself. Arrival in Anguilla was lonely...no one else so brilliant.
The resort is a 20 min drive from the airport and the Island was badly hit lie its neighbour and one can still see the extend of the damage. We later heard that the Hotel was actually closed for renovation some 9 months.
The hotel is a true resort, several low rise buildings and villa's spread out and multiple pools and beaches.
We had booked a 2 bedroom suite which was large with a balcony overlooking a pool and beach. What was great that they had a laundry & dryer as well as a fully equipped kitchen in case you feel temped to cook.(why...?)
We were in room 246 and one strange thing, the blinds in the kids room was too far away from the window allow light to get in in the morning. You were unable to close them.
For the rest it was nicely decorated and the lay out spacious with good storage space and large bathrooms.
Beds were comfy like hell.
The staff at all pools were brilliant, friendly and always active with towels, water etc.
The beaches were out of this world, water crystal clear and nice and warm, white sand and activity centre where you could take out all kind of gear.
They have several restaurants. And I like to mention that though the food was great every where we had very mixed feelings about service. Sometimes is was just great but often it seemed they were un interested and slow.
And all came in bites and pieces.
Especially the seaters at the main Breakfast / Italian at night were often rude. Here the 4S should try to train them because this is unusual for 4S. Please make them happy and smile a bit more.
The BF was large and extensive.
We also had a negative feeling at the Half Shell restaurant where the staff was overwhelmed by the sudden increase of people wanted to eat and seemed they lost their head and all turned sour and unfriendly.
Another point I like to raise is the lobby bar which is in the evening a sushi restaurant. Irrespective of a band playing or regular music they turned it very loud each time. Too loud as it was virtually impossible to have a conversation. Though I appreciate atmosphere this is a bit off.
Bottom-line, a great, no sorry fantastic resort, everything you need is there to enjoy a great holidays. Only the MT should try and work a little on the whole team and make the employees understand what it takes to make it even more desirable place. No it seems that a few spoil the broad and this is certainly not fair for many who do a great job.
Furthermore I went 2 to the spa. Once to get a haircut and secondly to enjoy a massage. This was truly great. After the treatment you can sit outside on a terrace overlooking the Caribbean sea and sip a tea. I sat there for some hour just enjoying the view and the silence except the waves crashing on the rocks.
Would love to go back any day and miss the colors, the sea which is now a loveable memory.