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
My wife and I enjoyed our stay at Frangipani from 11/9 to 11/17. This was our third stay in Anguilla but our first stay at Frangipani.
One of the things we noticed right away is how involved the owners, Scott and Shannon are with the resort. We saw them on the property every day and spoke with them just about every day as well. They are both just awesome, friendly people and it was clearly evident that they care about their guests and want to ensure they have a great stay.
My wife and I had a minor problem with our room and when I approached Scott to discuss it, I said if it isn’t possible to fix I understand. When my wife and I came back to our room just a few hours later after a trip to the Sunshine Shack, we noticed a few workers just finishing up a repair to our room. Talk about service! And of course, no mess was left behind and Scott also followed up to make sure we were satisfied.
I think all vacation stays can have a possible issue, but how it is handled really proves what level of service you are receiving. I rate how this incident was handled as a 10 out of 10!
We also enjoyed mingling with Scott and Shannon at their Wednesday night cocktail party
It seemed that each staff member we came across was truly friendly but here are some who made our stay more fun:
STAFF AT STRAW HAT
Renee: Renee served us breakfast each day at Straw Hat (Frangipani gives each person a partial credit to be used for breakfast). She was so very nice that at the end of the say we couldn’t help but give her a big hug.
Shay: Shay also works at Straw Hat as a waiter. He was one of the first people we met and is a very friendly and polite person
Shane: We enjoyed laughing with Shane and he also made some great recommendations for meals and things to do
STAFF AT FRANGIPANI
Angel: Angel is one of the hardest working employees they have! He is either putting up umbrellas early in the AM, or just making sure the resort is clean and the guests are happy. I had a few great conversations with him
Jumon: Jumon is another hard working Frangipani employee and always checked up on us when we would see him around. We enjoyed meeting him
Frangipani’s location can’t be beat. A Sunday tradition for us is to go to Ocean Echo (an easy 2-3 minute beach walk from the resort ) for Sunday Funday and listen to live music while having one or two of their famous Rumzies and an excellent, fresh fish sandwich.
Also within walking distance is Blanchard’s, Jacala and Waves. Straw Hat is on the premises and the Best Buy grocery store is a 5 minute drive away.
We always rent a car so we can spend time at Rendezvous Bay and Shoal Bay East as this is a must do!
Thanks again Scott, Shannon and the Frangipani Staff for a wonderful stay!
Joel and Susan F
Simply an amazing hotel on an equally amazing beach. Perfectly situated on Meads Bay with an infinity pool that has a spectacular view. The resort is well appointed and maintained. The suite 3A was very spacious with 2 walk in showers, 2 bathrooms, full kitchen, dining table, couch seating, 2 BIG TVs, washer/dryer and a wonderfully comfortable king bed. I really don’t usually gush about a hotel but Frangipani deserves all the accolades. Scott & Shannon are fantastic hosts as well and the folks that work there are so nice. We will without question be back!
Frangipanni won’t disappoint! If you’re looking for a more intimate setting than the commercialized scene, then this place is for you. The grounds are beautiful, rooms are clean and pretty, the pool is lovely and the staff is top knotch. Straw Hat Restaurant on site has fantastic food and drinks! Book now!! PS, best beach on the island!
My wife and I just returned from 8 days in anguilla staying at frangipani. when we arrived we were greeted by Scott and Shannon, who are the owners. they were gracious and welcoming. We were given rum punch, and our luggage was taken to our room.
We did not have a suite because there was a birthday party at Frangipani, but a standard room was fine. Well appointed bathroom...comfy bed....a limited view of the ocean....small refrigerator....but still inviting and nicely set up. It was fine.
The infinity pool is awesome, and we stayed by the pool and swam in with the ocean (100 feet away) or the pool.
Straw hat is the restaurant and is terrific all day and night.
The best part for us is that every time we come to Frangipani we make new friends. The guests seem almost curated...everyone is fun, smart, nice, open....this happens every time.
We have already made plans to come back twice in 2019.
If you're looking for a formal, stiff resort..;.this is not it. Frangipani is a warm well done comfortable place run by amazing people who really care.
I wish I could give more than 5 stars!
If I could give more than 5 stars I would. Just got back from an anniversary trip. The owners Scott and Shannon are amazing. The staff and guests make you feel like family and it’s right on the beach. It’s truly a piece of paradise. The location is right in the heart of Meads Bay and has so many places to walk to for food and drinks. I thought this would be a once in a lifetime trip for us but we are already trying to see when we can plan another one.