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All kind of travelers, from honeymooners and families to international film stars, travel to Anguilla to enjoy the quiet and seclusion of this small, peaceful island. Here you'll find world renowned hotels and resorts along with isolated villas and accommodating inns.
Prospective vacationers have a number of resources for finding the accommodations that best fit their vacation style. If you have your heart set on a particular amenity, look to our Best Hotels For pages, which rank the top hotels and resorts on Anguilla based on specific criteria. If you like the idea of rankings but are more interested in the overall appeal than special sectors, our Star Ratings pages could be just the ticket. Guests interested in learning more about all of their options should browse through the A to Z hotel descriptions to find accommodations that best suit them. No matter which method you choose, clicking on the hotel's name will link you to a more detailed description of that property.
Hotels and resorts in Anguilla are mostly located on the south and north coasts of the island though there are a few on the interior. As you search for information about reserving your hotel room of choice, keep in mind that many web sites that allow you to book your travel on-line will often list hotels as being in a recognizable city, when in fact, the hotel is miles away. It is always best to inquire specifically with the hotel you are considering to ensure it is located where you think it is.
The southern coast, from east to west, consists of Sandy Ground, West End, Rendezvous Bay, and Blowing Point Harbour. Each of these cities is populated with a variety of resort, villa, and apartment accommodations, so finding your home-away-from-home will hardly be a struggle.
In the center of Anguilla is The Valley. This is where the central business district is located, so guests traveling on business will want to locate a hotel in this area. One option in The Valley is Arawak Beach Inn.
To the north is Shoal Bay and Island Harbour. Shoal Bay and Island Harbour are teeming with hotels, inns, and villas, but as you move to the northeast section of Anguilla you'll discover a remote area of beaches but very few lodgings. Guests who want to experience this side of the island would do well to book a hotel in a larger city and make the commute.
To learn more about what is located where, check out our Map of Anguilla.
Anguilla's visitors will not find dozens of large, international hotel chains that offer all-inclusive resort packages at facilities that seem more like towns than hotels. Many travelers will take comfort in that news, while others may prefer an island that offers such all-inclusive experiences. As consolation, Anguilla has a number of the nicest hotels and resorts in the Caribbean. These hotels and resorts also have internationally known restaurants and wine lists and everything from health spas and fitness centers to watersports, tennis courts, and more. Though the sprawling resorts are not taking up space in Anguilla, some accommodations do offer all-inclusive style packages tailored to certain types of travelers. Spa packages may include manicures, massages, and aromatherapy, while honeymoon packages may include champagne, romantic dinners, and sunset cruises.
Rental villas, a popular accommodation alternative in Anguilla, give vacationers autonomy and privacy during their stay. Spacious and luxurious rental properties allow guests to split rentals with friends or family. These properties are typically expensive, but small apartment rentals are good for budget-minded travelers. Guests will find these accommodations in a wide array of prices, from just under $100(USD) to several thousands of dollars. Patsy's Seaside Villas in Blowing Point is a good example of a villa rental at the lower end of the pricing spectrum. During the summer, a one bedroom apartment with full kitchen and living room costs about $80(USD) per night. Meanwhile, a one bedroom villa at Sheriva in West End is $1500(USD).
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Although there are no campsites in Anguilla, there are number of eco-tourism activities to enjoy, such as biking, hiking, and scuba diving. You can learn about the number of great natural attractions and eco-tourism opportunities in Anguilla when you click here.
Choosing your lodgings in Anguilla is often about more than your personal desires. Instead, many vacationers have to consider a range of factors that will benefit them and those they are traveling with.
The number of people, and the type of group you are traveling with will affect the choice you make regarding where you stay. Couples looking for a romantic getaway will choose a resort such as Viceroy Anguilla, which is known for its romantic atmosphere, over Arawak Beach Inn, which is a very family-friendly establishment and perfect for guests traveling with young children. Alternatively, if you're planning a girls spa weekend, Malliouhana Hotel & Spa might be for you, while those looking for a golf retreat with the guys may head to Cap Juluca Resort. Large groups will want to be on the look out for hotels with suites large enough to accommodate them, or consider renting a villa or condo.
Finding lodgings nearest the activities you will participate in and attractions you don't want to miss is ideal. If you love to explore and want to learn all you can about Anguilla, Sandy Ground and The Valley are home to a number of landmarks and attractions. The Valley is also a great place to stay if you plan to hike. Plan to stay in Captains Bay or Meads Bay if you're an animal lover, and you might just get the chance to see turtles nesting right on the beach. Meanwhile, Sandy Ground and Shoal Bay have the best nightlife, and the west side of the island has the top beaches.
Most people travel to Anguilla for a long weekend or even a week of tropical scenery. These vacationers will do best to book their stay in your typical hotel. For guests planning a longer stay, a rental property will probably be best. Often these come with kitchens that allow guests to plan and cook their own meals, and separate bedrooms so the accommodations will feel more like home.
Rooms in Anguilla can be expensive, but many vacationers believe they are worth every penny. Some of the most luxurious hotels in the Caribbean are located on this island. It is common that as the star-rating of a hotel goes up, so does the price. While this is not always the case, it is a pretty good rule of thumb. At Anguilla Guide, our ratings are not based upon prices, but we often find that you get what you pay for when it comes to lodgings.
Nightly rates at some of the one star rated hotels and rental properties begin at around $80(USD). This is great for travelers who are just looking for a place to sleep at night, and store their belongings during the day as they explore Anguilla. The 1 Star facilities, such as the Ferryboat Inn in Blowing Point, are often small and feature the minimal amount of amenities. The Ferryboat Inn, for example, offers daily maid service and not much else.
Two star hotels offer guests more quality amenities, but still at a reasonable price. The Allamanda Beach Club in The Valley, for example, has studio-style rentals available for about $150(USD) a night, with maid services, full kitchens, and WiFi included in the price. The Arawak Beach Inn, also in The Valley, has similar pricing and amenities.
Hotels with a 2.5 to 3 Star rating are the mid-grade accommodations in Anguilla, and there are quite a few of these to choose from. These hotels often have luxury upgrades without the expensive extras that many travelers don't want or need. Many of the 3 Star accommodations feature at least a continental breakfast, use of non-motorized watersports equipment, and more comfortable linens. In Anguilla, the prices at these locales can run from the mid $200(USD) range, to well over $1000(USD) a night. A single room with no view to speak of in the off season at Frangipani Beach Resort will cost just under $300(USD) a night, while the Pent House Two Bedroom Suite will cost just under $1000(USD) in that same time frame.
Just one step away from being the best of the best are the 3.5 to 4 Star lodgings. Make no mistake about it, these options are some of the most expensive on the island, with the smallest rooms on these properties running in the $500(USD) a night range, and you can expect to pay over $1000(USD) for a larger room during the peak tourist season. Still, the price is not for nothing. These accommodations are rated highly for a reason, and feature not only excellent service by the staff, but excellently appointed rooms, comfortable linens, beautiful views, and extra amenities such as private pools, personal butler service, and large floor plans.
If you'd like to make your Anguilla vacation a once-in-a-lifetime experience, there is no better way to go all out than to reserve a 4.5 to 5 Star rated hotel. In Anguilla, these rooms can cost you up to $6000 a night or more. Viceroy Anguilla is one of the best resorts in Anguilla. A stay at this resort means private beach front villas, each with its own pool, custom linens, private sun decks, indoor and outdoor kitchens, and appointments that can only be described as Caribbean-cool. Still, Viceroy is not one of the most expensive resorts on the island. In fact, there are often deals available where guests can reserve a room (not a villa, however) for less than $600(USD) a night.
By now you probably have a very specific idea of the type of Anguilla accommodations you are looking for. Use our advanced hotel search tool to look up hotels that fit your criteria. You can search by location, price, features, and travel dates. This tool will also allow you to book your stay when you find the lodgings of your dreams.
Although accommodations tend to be expensive in Anguilla, travelers can find lodging that caters to smaller budgets. Travelers who wish to enjoy Anguilla at any cost will find world class hotels and rental villas to create an unforgettable vacation experience.
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