We stayed here Nov 6th through Nov 10th. I did extensive research on where to stay in the Caribbean for our 20th wedding anniversary. I wanted 4 or 5 star hotel that was quiet, had top service, suites, few or no childeren, allowed smoking, incredible beach, secluded. This hotel met every one of my requirements. Yes, it is expensive but well within my budget for this special occasion.
Upon arrival at the Anguilla airport we were met ny a resort representative who escorted us to a taxi and went with us to the hotel. Upon arrrival we were greated by the bell captain and the resort manager who greated us and introduced to an employeee who take care of check in. She escorted us to a couch in the lobby (open air) and got my payment info and offered a couple of rum punches which accepted. Within 1 minute we had our rum punches and also a couple of cold towels. We then relaxed with our drinks and cold wet towels while she took care os the check in, Within 5 minutes she was back to escort us to our 1 bedroom suite. While on the way she pointed out the various bars and restaurants and the spa. She then escorted us into our suite and gave us a tour. After she left our luggage arrrived promptly.
The suite was great - very large living area, guest bath, large bedroom, very large walk in closet, huge bathroom, private outdoor sunning area with shower in case you wish to sunbath in the nude. It also had a huge patio (we were on the 3rd floor) which overlooked the beach. There was a flat screen TV in the living area and one in the bedroom. While not huge they were just fine for us - like we were actually going to watch a lot of TV. But the channel selection was great with all the usual stations available. The bathroom was fabulous with a large 2 person bathtub and a shower plus his and her sinks.
The view was incredible from our huge balcony. Our building was only about 15 steps from the beach. The suite was very quiet - during our stay we never heard any other guest or staff when in our room. The suite was fully air conditioned with separate thermostats in the bedroom and living area. Please note if the sliding balcony doors are open the the AC urns off till they are closed. The bedroom had the standard minibar, esspresso maker, ceiling fan, internet connection, king sized bed. The bed was great! We like a firm mattress which this one had.
Room service - we used it every night and were very happy with it.We expected island time for delivery but our food arrived promptly (wihin 30 minutes) evrytime and it was great food. Always hot and delicious. We also ate brekfast at the all day restaurant, at the beach bar, and the lobby bar. All the food was great Service was fantastic.
When we wentdown to the beach we were immediately greated by a beach attendant who assisted us in getting set up wth umbrella, loungers and 2 bottles of cold water. While on the beach he took care of al our needs. The beach was great except for one thing whicj=h the resort had no control over. Due to a hurricane in august the beach had been eroded in spots. So if you walked into the water would hit rocks. But this was only in a small part of the beach.
We went to the spa and ahd couples massage which was wonderful. A first class facility.
I must say that ALL the staff were great. Any time we came by a staff person we were acknoweledged and greeted. We saw the resort manger every day walking about inspecting the grounds and talking with the guests - he was great. I even saw him pick up apiece of litter on the beach.
A word about Angilla. It is a very small island only abougt 16 miles long. It is uncrowded and mainly undeveloped. There really is not much shopping on the island so if that is what you are looking for then St. Martin is a ferry boat away. The people are the VERY friendly and we felt safe the whole time we were there. Everybody spoke English very well and US dollars were accepted everywhere. Be aware if you rent a car they drive on the English side of the road. We did not drive and it was rather unsettling riding around in the taxi. Ther is a lot of scrub brush, small trees and goats everywhere. We really liked the island
A note about smoking on the resort. I realize my wife and I are dinosours from the baby boom generation and we do smoke cigarettes. This about the only resort I could find that has smoking allowed suites and also allows amoking on the beach, open areas and the bars. On the beach prevailing winds kept our smoke from bothering our neighbors. We never had one complaint from our smoking. We were very discrete about it and kept it to a minimum in public. The way they work it is that each building of rooms is either smoking or not. So for you smokers out there this is the place to be without intruding on non-smokers.
I have included several photos I took during our stay - I hope they are helpful.
This resort is really for couples who want a quiet romantic stay away from the crowds, partying, kids, & huge resorts. This is a first class resort where you can forget about the outside world and be pampered.
- Also Known As:
- Cuisinart Hotel
- Cuisinart Resort And Spa
- Cuisinart Resort Anguilla
- Cuisinart Hotel Anguilla
- Cuisinart Resort
- Cuisinart Anguilla
- CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa Anguilla, Caribbean
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa is an unmatched oasis of luxury set on the sparkling blue waters and sugar white sands of Rendezvous Bay, and boasts gleaming white architecture and captivating views from each spacious accommodation. Indulge at the Venus Spa, tee off at The CuisinArt Golf Club (Anguilla’s only 18-hole Greg Norman-designed course), and dine at extraordinary restaurants including the all new Tokyo Bay and Italia. ... more less
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