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
Frangipani does so many things right you are guaranteed a dream of a vacation. A boutique with fewer than 20 rooms, it is intimate, quiet, so relaxing. Charming rooms. Staff is super friendly, but so are other guests, many of them repeats. The beach is absolutely fabulous, postcard-perfect. The infinity pool, the chaise lounges with drinks at your beck and call, it's hard to imagine a place more ideal for R&R. The Straw Hat, though overrated (see separate review) is fine for breakfast and has a nice bar. Wonderful massages. Minor flaws are a concierge service that is more friendly than efficient, virtually every restaurant reservation they made misfired. The beach-hopping boat trip is less exciting than it sounds and mounting the catamaran without a dock is a challenge to those less than top fit.
Travel & Leisure awarded top accolades to Frangipani and its no surprise why. Anguilla is gorgeous no matter where you stay. But you are searching for the right accommodations to make your visit that much better. Frangipani gets it right in the most important categories. We have stayed at some of the most luxurious places in the world and would come back here in a heartbeat. In fact, I am writing this review while here as I know busy life will take over when we return home to NYC.
We were looking at the most luxurious hotel on the island or Frangipani and I am so glad we chose here and will do so again on any return trip. Frangipani is a completely different boutique resort and experience as opposed to the commercialized massive property we were otherwise considering (think lots of walking, lots of rooms and golf cart at the other place).
Frangipani has HEART. You truly feel as if it is your home and Shannon & Scott couldn’t be better hosts. I read all the reviews and I’m like who is this Shannon & Scott everyone speaks about??? Now, I get it. My husband was craving caffeine (specifically, sugarfree Redbull). Scott, went to several places in search of this). He came back and stocked our fridge with several cans of Redbull and sports drinks- who does that??? Guarantee, not at other properties. The rest of the staff is equally happy, hospitable, and happy to assist in any way possible to make it a wonderful stay. Simply fun and happy people.
Location – beach is gorgeous and instead of having to hike to the beach-- from your room to the beach is less than 30 seconds.
StrawHat restaurant is on the premises and makes it so easy to have a GREAT meal if you don’t want to go far.
Room- bed and linens so comfortable and the room is comfortable and attractive.
If you like a warm intimate boutique-like experience like a Relais Chateau stay here. Although, I would book early. Thank you for doing everything to make our stay wonderful. Keep up the great vibe. Hope we can visit again soon!
We returned to Frangipani for another fantastic beach getaway and we were so happy to see that everything is even more amazing than our last visit! Everything has been renovated beautifully after the hurricane and many improvements have been made as well. The super relaxing atmosphere is nothing short of amazing from the rooms to the beach to the restaurant (Straw Hat). Couldn't say enough good things about the wonderful staff and beautiful resort.
Our family of 4 stayed in the 4BDR villa from 12/28/18 - 1/4/19 with another family of 4. We absolutely loved our visit! The personal attention we received was incomparable. We were greeted outside as we arrived and given a personal tour of the villa, which I must say, is absolutely beautiful! The decor and furnishings are very tastefully done, and everything was spotless! The beds are very comfortable with great linens (a must for me!). My family's luggage did not make the flight, so Scott opened the gift shop for us to grab a few things to wear that night and the following day. The spaciousness of the villa allowed 8 people to maneuver throughout without feeling crowded. The beach was literally steps away, with a private pool and beach chairs for the villas. Rita, the housekeeper, kept the villa spotless, and had a friendly and warm personality. The Straw Hat restaurant is right next door and will deliver meals to the villa if requested. The Wednesday cocktail party is a must. It allowed us meet others staying at the hotel, and Scott and Shannon makes everyone feel like family. We've stayed at most of the larger hotels in Anguilla, but Frangipani is our newest favorite!
Beautiful hotel, very well kept, great customer service and amazing location on Meads Bay. The owners make you feel so welcome and really do a great job of taking care of each guest. I highly recommend staying here!