What We Love
- Idyllic beachfront location, within walking distance of some of Anguilla’s best restaurants
- The intimate size — there are only 19 rooms
- Spacious suites with residential leanings (full kitchens, washer/dryers) and beautiful ocean views
What To Know
- Non-motorized and motorized water sports are included in the rate (a rarity in the Caribbean)
- WiFi is free
- Especially well suited to families, who will appreciate the suites’ various sizes, amenities and beach proximity
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
The Frangipani’s calling card may be its spectacular Meads Bay location, but its Spanish Colonial Revival façade — pale rose-colored stucco walls, wrought iron railings, clay tile roof and archways aplenty — is equally appealing. Interiors nod to the Caribbean setting — think rattan furnishings, mahogany cabinetry, limestone tile floors, pale yellow walls and more than a few floral throw pillows.
Bed & Bath
The 19 rooms range from a cozy 200 square feet to spacious suites. Residential-style suites are equipped with full kitchens, as well as private patios or balconies, and bathrooms come stocked with frangipani-scented products. Sand lovers should opt for rooms on the ground floor, where you can step straight from your room onto the beach.
The Frangipani is home to the Straw Hat restaurant, an island institution that relocated to the property a few years back. Visitors and locals alike pack into the welcoming space or onto the beachfront deck, for Carib-fusion food like jerk-braised pork belly with sautéed chorizo or grilled local crayfish with sweet plantains. Beyond the culinary offerings, Frangipani is a perfect pick for beach lovers, as it occupies a lovely stretch of Meads Bay. Chill out on comfy loungers in the shade of a palapa or, if you’re more of an active type, take advantage of free non-motorized (kayaks, Hobie Cats) and motorized (tubing, wakeboarding, water-skiing) water sports on offer.
How to Get There
We spent a week at the Frangipani and we already can’t wait to go back! From the minute we were welcomed by Scott and Shannon upon arrival with friendly smiles and rum punch, to the very last morning enjoying our breakfast with friends we made while there, we felt this was one of the very best beach vacations we have ever taken. The room was lovely, with a beautiful view and the most comfortable bed I’ve ever had in a hotel. The beach is beautiful and peaceful, with soft sand and stunning turquoise water. All the staff are lovely! We had a delicious breakfast every morning at the Straw Hat, looking out at the water and with none of the usual worries we have had at other resorts about “reserving” beach chairs. The infinity pool is beautiful, and while we did not sit at the pool, it’s nice that if you do you are not really leaving the beach. Beach service was great; You get an Anguillan flag in the sand near your chairs and just put it up straight when you want to order food or a drink. There are several good restaurants just a walk down the beach. We especially loved going to Blanchard’s Beach Shack for lunch! Most restaurants tend to be somewhat expensive but the food on the island is delicious. All the other guests we met were delightful people, and many have been coming back to Frangipani for years. I think we will definitely become members of that tribe! This is not the place to go if you are looking for a lot of activity, but if you want a beautiful, relaxing vacation in an intimate setting, Frangipani is perfect!
From check-in to check-out, Frangipani offers the best accomodations, service, amenities, and food you could hope for. Situated on a gorgeous beach, this lovely property will make you want to forget the rist of thi island exists. The staff is fabulous, especially Jouman and the rest of the activities staff.
Two years and one Hurricane Irma later, Frangipani Beach Resort was every bit as wonderful as we remembered! The entire island has done a great job rebuilding and recovering from the hurricane. It says a lot about a hotel when you can go back two years later and have many of the same staff warmly welcome you back. Owners Scott and Shannon continue to find little ways to improve the already 5 Star Experience in this unique boutique hotel. And on a larger scale, they are currently installing a solar panel field to power the majority of their electrical needs - always caring about the island environment, they are really part of the community. The onsite restaurant, Straw Hat, is one of the best on the island, and when you want something different there are at least 4 other amazing restaurants just a short walk up the beach. There's plenty to do and see on the island but honestly, we have a hard time tearing ourselves away from this little beach heaven!
Leaving Frangipani after 8 days is heartbreaking. What a great week. The property looks absolutely gorgeous and the additions of Bali beds and Spa are great add-on features. As always the staff ( literally no turnover ) was professional, friendly and eager to please. The weekly Manager Cocktail hour turned into 3 hours and Scott and Shannon made each guest feel welcome and special. Amazing hosts. The clientele this week were so friendly and fun. Like a constant party with great conversation. Booked again for the fifth time to make sure we don’t miss out next April!
Even though we are still here for another 4 nights....I just had to write this review. This is our 3rd stay at Frangipani and we just can’t bring ourselves to stay anywhere else. Every time we love it more and more! The staff makes it amazing - from Shannon and Scott ( who are so authentically warm ), the front desk ladies, to the water sports/pool guys...wow! The beds are very comfy and the rooms are always so clean. The location can’t be beat and Meads Bay is the most beautiful beach I have ever seen. Already planning our next trip 🌴