Hotel Reviews

Four Seasons Anguilla

If you are looking for luxury and beauty in the remote island of Anguilla, look no further htan the Four Seasons Resort & Spa.  We just returned from a gorgeous wedding there and are eager to update you all on the happenings in our trip reports.  But first things first, let’s get into our stay at the Four Seasons in Anguilla.

Four Seasons Anguilla – What to Know

  • Four Seasons Anguilla offers luxurious accommodations with ocean views and private plunge pools, set against the backdrop of Meads Bay Beach and Barnes Bay.
  • The resort provides a plethora of amenities, including world-class dining experiences, a spa, a fitness facility with 24/7 access, and personalized wellness programs.
  • Guests have access to a variety of activities such as scuba diving, water sports, island exploration tours, and cultural experiences, ensuring an engaging and diverse vacation.

Four Seasons Anguilla: A Resort Experience Like No Other

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Start your day with this view at their breakfast buffet.

Located along the vibrant blues of the Caribbean Sea, where opulence harmonizes with island allure, and luxury is the fabric of every moment. Introducing Four Seasons Anguilla, a resort that harmonizes elegance with tranquility, brilliantly accommodating both couples and families. The resort’s advantageous position along the breathtakingly beautiful Meads Bay Beach and Barnes Bay makes it a beachfront paradise like no other.

Find comfort in the resort’s guest rooms, where modern design fuses with comfort, and breathtaking ocean views captivate your senses. Embrace the luxury with roomy marble bathrooms and deep soaking tubs, inviting you to unwind and recharge. The allure doesn’t end there; the resort’s world-class amenities, including a private cabana and pools, elevate your stay to a realm of unparalleled luxury.

Beachfront Paradise

meads bay beach

The resort’s prominent location on Meads Bay Beach, merely 650 feet away, stands as one of its most remarkable attributes. As you step out onto the pristine white sand and gaze upon the glistening turquoise waters, you’ll understand why this beach is considered one of Anguilla’s most stunning. The resort’s advantageous position allows guests to easily access the beach, making it a perfect spot for relaxation and enjoyment of water activities.

The most favorable time to visit Meads Bay Beach and enjoy a refreshing swim in the Meads Bay Pool is during the drier months of December through April. Those who wish to explore the vibrant marine life can snorkel at nearby Barnes Bay Beach and observe dynamic coral reefs and an assortment of vivid marine life. Whether you’re a beach bum or an adventure seeker, the resort’s beachfront location offers something for everyone.

World-Class Amenities

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I’ll have an entire future update about my Moke Rental and touring the island!

Your stay at Four Seasons Anguilla is enriched by an array of top-tier amenities, curated to amplify your resort experience. Dive into one of the resort’s pools, which include a family pool with zero entry and fun floats, perfect for a family-friendly day of relaxation. The resort’s closeness to the beautiful Meads Bay Pond offers guests a chance to explore the natural surroundings and enjoy the tranquility it offers.

Maintaining an active lifestyle is effortless at Four Seasons Anguilla, thanks to its cutting-edge fitness facility that provides access at all hours. The resort’s recent partnership with fitness expert Harley Pasternak has elevated its fitness offerings, enabling guests to stay in top shape during their luxurious vacation.

Accommodations: Suite Dreams and Villa Living

Four Seasons Anguilla presents an array of accommodations tailored to cater to each guest’s preference, encompassing everything from ocean view suites to roomy villas at Seasons Resort and Residences. Each of the resort and residences Anguilla accommodations is a sanctuary of comfort and luxury, offering guests a perfect retreat to unwind after a day of adventure.

The one-bedroom ocean-view suites stand out with their expansive living and dining areas, kitchenettes, and sundecks with plunge pools. These suites are located on 35 acres of vibrant tropical gardens, offering expansive vistas of the Caribbean Sea and substantial beach frontage, making them the epitome of luxury living.

Ocean View Sanctuaries

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A look back at the Ocean view suites.

The Ocean View Sanctuaries at Four Seasons Anguilla stand in a league of their own. These accommodations offer breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea, expansive accommodations featuring marble bathrooms, and easy access to the beach. The exceptional location and the elegant design of the sanctuaries ensure that guests are always surrounded by beauty and comfort.

Guests staying in the Ocean View Sanctuaries can enjoy:

  • A private plunge pool
  • A private sundeck
  • Access to three outdoor pools
  • Participation in water sports and use of beach equipment at the Sea Centre
  • Engagement in activities such as rock climbing and tennis at the Sports Pavilion, which includes three tennis courts

The design and decor of the sanctuaries are meticulously planned to reflect the allure of the ocean, offering a contemporary interpretation of classic seaside themes.

Private Plunge Pools

For guests who desire an extra touch of luxury and seclusion, numerous guest units at Four Seasons Anguilla come with private plunge pools. These plunge pools offer an elevated level of luxury and privacy, allowing guests to enjoy a tranquil and convenient experience in their accommodations.

The privacy of guests using the private plunge pools is ensured by the rental of the 2 or 3 suites that make up the villa, offering a secluded and exclusive experience. Guests can expect to enjoy the views from the private plunge pools, which are showcased in the photos and videos on Four Seasons Anguilla’s website, while having access to their own private pool.

Spacious Villas for Group Getaways

For group travelers or families, Four Seasons Anguilla provides spacious villas ideally suited for group vacations. These spacious villas average 2,200 square feet in size, providing ample space for relaxation and enjoyment.

The villas can accommodate up to 12 guests, including up to 5 children, making them an ideal choice for:

  • group getaways
  • family vacations
  • family reunions
  • retreats with friends
  • business off-sites

These villas provide the perfect blend of luxury and comfort for larger groups.

Dining and Nightlife: Culinary Delights and Sunset Lounges

Dining at Four Seasons Anguilla transcends the ordinary meal; it’s a gastronomic voyage that tickles the senses. The resort boasts a range of upscale dining options, allowing guests to savor the culinary offerings at the on-site restaurant. The diverse range of fine dining options has been designed to cater to a variety of tastes and preferences, promising a unique gastronomic experience with every meal.

For guests looking to unwind with a drink, the resort offers the Half Shell Beach Bar and the Sunset Lounge, perfect spots to enjoy evening cocktails and stunning sunset views. These venues are known for their exceptional cocktails, and guests can even enjoy special events and entertainment, including the presence of award-winning mixology maestro Valentino Longo.

Half Shell Beach Bar

Nestled in the scenic landscape of Barnes Bay Beach, the Half Shell Beach Bar offers a relaxed and informal atmosphere, ideal for an easy-going beachside dining escapade. Guests can enjoy a selection of light fare options such as salads and sandwiches, accompanied by a range of frozen cocktails, beers, and specialty cocktails.

The Half Shell Beach Bar offers:

  • Operating hours from 10:00 am onwards
  • A perfect spot to enjoy the warm sun and cool breeze
  • A refreshing cocktail in hand
  • A convivial dining experience for hotel guests and local patrons

Sunset Lounge

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The views from the Sunset Lounge were spectacular!

As twilight descends, the Sunset Lounge emerges as the perfect haven for relaxation. Operating from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm, the lounge offers guests an exquisite range of cocktails, including the Sparrow’s Treasure Chest Punch, which showcases the opulent notes of Ron Zacapa 23 Solera complemented by subtle undertones of caramel and butterscotch.

Despite the casual ambiance, the dress code at the Sunset Lounge is resort casual, requiring men to wear dress shorts and nice sport shirts in the evening.

The lounge offers special events and entertainment, including the presence of award-winning mixology maestro Valentino Longo from December 21, 2022, to January 1, 2023, and 17 days of memorable activities and celebratory events led by acclaimed experts in September 2023.

Gourmet Dining Experiences

Now, for the fun part.  Here’s a look at my Crayfish Risotto, which is very popular in Anguilla.

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Crayfish Risotto.

Food connoisseurs will delight in the gourmet dining experiences at Four Seasons Anguilla. The resort offers a range of gourmet dining options, including Bamboo Bar & Grill, SALT, and Sunset Lounge, which are known for their signature dishes and fresh, sustainably sourced ingredients.

Dishes such as the SIGNATURE SALT CEVICHE and TUNA TARTARE at the SALT restaurant are renowned for their exquisite taste and presentation. The resort also offers private gourmet dining experiences, including private dinners on the beach, for those seeking a more intimate culinary experience.

I also really enjoyed this breakfast at the Bamboo Bar & Grill.

Bamboo Bar & Grill Breakfast
Breakfast at the Bamboo Grill did not dissapoint.

Indulge in Wellness and Relaxation

Wellness and tranquility form the core of the Four Seasons Anguilla experience. The resort provides personalized training and private fitness sessions upon request, along with a spa that offers transformative wellness experiences in a luxurious beachfront setting.

Guests can indulge in a diverse range of treatments at the resort’s Aleta Pool and Spa, including massages, body, and skin-care treatments. These treatments can be enjoyed indoors or in a refreshing sea air spa cabana, making for a truly rejuvenating experience.

Aleta Pool and Spa Oasis

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The view from the Spa is surreal!

The Aleta Pool and Spa Oasis at Four Seasons Anguilla offers:

  • A haven of tranquility
  • An elegant, open-air setting
  • Ideal for relaxation and rejuvenation
  • Distinctive modernist design
  • Breathtaking views of Meads Bay

Guests can indulge in a range of treatments, including massages, body, and skin-care treatments, which can be enjoyed indoors or in one of the spa’s refreshing sea air cabanas. With a menu featuring Signature Experiences that encompass facials, body treatments, and luxurious massages, the Aleta Pool and Spa Oasis promises an unforgettable wellness experience.

Fitness and Wellness Programs

Four Seasons Anguilla, a luxurious seasons resort, is committed to promoting the health and well-being of its guests. The resort offers a range of fitness and wellness programs, including personalized training and private fitness sessions upon request.

The resort’s wellness offerings include:

  • A state-of-the-art fitness facility available 24/7
  • Yoga and meditation classes
  • Diet and nutrition advice
  • Specialized programs for children

These amenities ensure that wellness is a key part of every guest’s stay.

Activities and Adventures: Discovering Anguilla

Four Seasons Anguilla provides a diverse array of activities and adventures for those eager to discover the island’s natural splendor and cultural allure. From scuba diving and other water sports to island exploration tours and excursions, the resort ensures that every guest experiences the best that Anguilla has to offer.

Whether you’re a thrill-seeker or a history buff, there’s something for everyone in Anguilla. The resort provides a range of water activities for island exploration, catering to both thrill-seekers and those seeking leisure, in the tranquil waters of the Caribbean Sea.

Scuba Diving and Water Sports

Dive into the clear blue waters of the Caribbean Sea with scuba diving courses that allow you to explore the hidden wonders of Anguilla’s seabed. During these dives, you may encounter a varied array of marine life such as:

  • Eels
  • Arrow Crabs
  • Cleaner Shrimp
  • Red Claw Shrimp
  • Caribbean Spiny lobster
  • Colorful fish
  • Turtles
  • Rays
  • Dolphins

In addition to scuba diving, the resort offers a variety of water sports, such as:

  • Hobie Cat sailing
  • kayaking
  • snorkelling
  • paddleboarding
  • rock climbing
  • and other stimulating activities

Four Seasons Anguilla ensures that guests are equipped with everything necessary for these water sports, including snorkelling gear, sailing, windsurfing, and other activities.

>> There’s also a whole list of tours available on Viator.

Island Exploration

Four Seasons Anguilla offers a range of island exploration tours and excursions that allow guests to appreciate the island’s natural and cultural charms. Guests can customize a private boat tour with experienced captains and guides or select island-wide tours with curated suggestions for summer experiences.

The resort provides a range of island exploration tours, encompassing water activities in the Caribbean Sea and visits to natural marvels like limestone cliffs and caves. Guests can also enjoy exclusive excursions such as viewing classic movies under the night sky at Sunset Lounge, exploring picturesque locations like Little Bay or Prickly Pear Cays, and indulging in Shoal Bay, Rendezvous Bay Beach, or Sandy Island.

Guest Reviews and Testimonials

The extraordinary experiences at Four Seasons Anguilla are best exemplified by the stellar reviews and testimonials from our esteemed guests. The resort’s impressive 4.5 rating on Tripadvisor and the abundant praise it receives on platforms such as Booking.com testify to the high level of satisfaction among those who have experienced a stay here.

Guests often emphasize the following about the resort:

  • Excellent service
  • Stunning grounds
  • Amiable and accommodating staff
  • Vibrant atmosphere
  • Opulent décor
  • Expansive rooms
  • Picturesque beaches

These testimonials, showcased on the resort’s official website, reflect the exceptional service and facilities of the resort.

Summary

Four Seasons Anguilla Resort & Residences offers a sublime blend of luxury, relaxation, and adventure. With its breathtaking beachfront location, world-class amenities, luxurious accommodations, diverse dining options, wellness and relaxation focus, and a host of activities and adventures, a stay here is bound to be an unforgettable experience. As the glowing reviews from guests testify, Four Seasons Anguilla stands as a beacon of luxury and hospitality in the Caribbean.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the 4 seasons Anguilla?

The Four Seasons Resort and Residences in Anguilla starts at $650 per night. It’s a luxurious option for your stay.

Does Four Seasons Anguilla have a beach?

Yes, Four Seasons Anguilla has two beach options: Barnes Bay Beach, which is secluded and tranquil, and Meads Bay, both offering white sand and beautiful views.

What did Four Seasons Anguilla used to be?

Four Seasons Anguilla used to be the Viceroy Anguilla before it was converted into a Four Seasons in 2016. It has been popular for its intimacy and access to multiple beaches.

How big is four seasons Anguilla?

The Four Seasons Anguilla spans 35 acres and features modern glamour, a tropical oasis backdrop, and 200+ pools and water features. It offers a luxurious and spacious environment for guests to enjoy.

What water sports are available at the resort?

The resort offers a variety of water sports such as glass-bottom kayaking, boat tours, paddling, and kitesurfing lessons. Enjoy a diverse range of activities on the water during your stay.

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About 

Tim Schmidt is a 20+ year Entrepreneur and Digital Marketer. A Fort Lauderdale-based "Digital Nomad," he enjoys traveling as much as possible with family and friends. AllWorld is his escape to document all of his adventures, including being a hardcore "foodie." He has property in Costa Rica and visits several times each year and is happy to offer his expert advice for planning your trip.

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