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Carimar Beach Club
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Meads Bay, West End Village AI2640, Anguilla   |  
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Ranked #2 of 12 hotels in West End Village
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“Close to perfect”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2011

Carimar fits in its own category between typical beachfront resort and island villa.

Like a beachfront resort, the resort is located directly on the beach. We were in a beachfront unit (there are 8) where there was literally nothing in between our unit and the ocean other than 20 yards of pristine sugar-soft sand. But unlike a beachfront resort, there's no snack bar, no restaurant and no bar. To be sure, all of that is within easy walking or driving distance.

Like a villa, each unit contains one or two bedrooms, a kitchen, a dining/living area, and a terrace or porch (in our case, overlooking the ocean). But unlike a villa, Carimar offers a concierge service that you would be lucky to find in a 5-star resort.

We were introduced to the resort by friends that have been going there for more than 10 years, and having now visited I can see why they never looked elsewhere.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2011

My wife and I just returned from a week at Carimar Beach Club. Everything was wonderful. The location on Meads Bay is great. Great resturants( especially Blanchard's) almost next door. Hotels at either end of beach for drinks, food etc. we liked the ability to to have breakfast and lunch on our terrance overlooking the sea anmd then most nights we went out for dinner. Anguillan's were very friendly and helpful. Renting a car is a must because you will want to go to a couple of great beaches. We loved Shoal Bay East because it was easy to walk from one end to the other- plus Gwen's( resturant and bar) is at one end. The beaches on the east were great too- they overlook St. Maarten. We liked Smokey's for music and good beach food.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ancaster, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2011

Incredible beaches, very private, relaxing and fantastic swimming in beautiful clean, brilliant blue water. Rooms have complimentary internet include fully equipped kitchen providing option for in house dining (barbecues available). Daily room cleaning. Staff was courteous, warm, friendly at all times. Tennis courts present on the grounds along side a club house equipped with complimenary internet computer and washer and dryer. Mini market nearby for essential groceries and larger supermarkets nearby accessable by car rental or taxi. Restaurants within walking distance along beach or roadway providing dining excellence.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2011

This was our 4th visit to Anguilla and Carimar and it just gets better each time! What can I say, the staff are wonderful, the units fantastic and the other people staying always friendly with some wonderful characters.

We first found Carimar on Trip Advisor back in 2006 and thought it was about time, we repaid some of that good fortune to both Carimar and Tripadvisor. All of the positive reports, and I doubt there are any negative ones are so correct.

If you are after a chilled out place, with a beach on your door step, fitted kitchen to save on those food bills you cannot go wrong that pick this gem. The price is amazing compared to the Top End hotels on the Island. If you are like us, and you don't really eat out at those expensive restaurants, this place is perfect too.

Go to the fish shop, pick up some great fresh fish, BBD barbeque up the road for less than 10 USD you'll have a great meal. Anguilla doesnt have to be expensive when you go local.

I hope this place will always keep its charm, its what draws me back each year. Meads Bay is a superb beach. But I also love the special vibe on Rendezvous Bay

See you again soon Anguilla!!

Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2010

Just took my first trip to Anguilla and stayed at Carimar for 4 nights. I am used to staying at all-inclusive resorts, so this was a big change for me. Well, I absolutely loved it! I needed the quiet, simple life for a few days and Carimar is just the place. It sits on beautiful Meads Bay and all I can say is that when you are wading in the water, you would swear you were in a pool! It's that clean and clear!! There are no rocks, seaweed or anything for as far as you can see! You will find small shells and nice pieces of white coral, which I collected daily. There are great restaurants within walking distance, but we found it best to rent a car (only $40/day). I highly recommend eating at Blanchards! Best meal of my life! Also nearby is Lucy's. She is very sweet and her food is very, very good! If you rent a car, make your way over to Crocus Bay and enjoy at day at Da Vida. You can have lunch, use their beach and snorkel all day for $5. I found Carimar to be like a home away from home, but much more beautiful! To me, they have the best beach in Anguilla!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver
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8 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2010

We are spending our last night here at the Carimar and since I love and value Tripadvisor I thought I would give my feedback while it is fresh...

After searching on Tripadvisor and coming across the Carimar I thought it looked perfect. The pictures looked great and the price was right. We opted for the honeymoon package as it offered a car rental for two days, 2 One hour massages and a dinner at one of the local restaurants. This package was great.

When we arrived we were greeted getting out of the cab and assisted to our room by one of the lovely office ladies. Our bags were brought to our room as well and from there we were given a tour of the unit and given an overview of the services they offer.

What a view!!!! who needs a pool when you have Mead's Bay at your doorstep. We found the unit #602 to be so nice and clean. It was perfect... I believe all the units are 2 bedroom and they just lock one unit off if you only need one. The bedrooms have air conditioning and the main area has 3 fans to try and cool you down. The beachfront unit we were in had a nice big deck with a table and chairs as well as two loungers. The beach had loungers and umbrellas for your use and we never had a problem of getting any.

The front desk staff are amazing! They are there to help you out and you get some real Caribbean hospitality. They have all the Restaurant menus for you to go through and they will book it for you! Free snorkel gear and noodles for floating! A clubhouse across the street with ping pong table and FREE LAUNDRY MACHINES for your use. Tennis courts as well. Daily maid service was so nice and the place was spotless.

After traveling around Anguilla we would have to say Mead's Bay is the nicest beach and the Carimar is the best bang for your buck and much deserving of it's ranking on Tripadvisor!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2010

My husband and I stayed at the Carimar Beach Club from 7/11-7/18, 2010. We flew into St Maarten, took the ferry from St Martin and were in Anguilla in about 20 minutes. The Carimar is about 15 minutes from the Blowing Point ferry terminal. When we arrived at the Carimar, we were met by the gracious staff members Laverne and Laverne. Check in was a breeze and one of the Lavernes escourted us to our villa. Our stay at the Carimar was for our anniversary and the entire staff, including the manager Fred, were just so incredibly lovely (they gave us a beautiful anniversary card and bouquet of flowers in our room the day of our anniversary). We were on the patio level which was perfect - you walked right on to the path out to the spectacular Meads Bay beach. The Carimar had a complimentary bottle of rum waiting in the room and beautiful fresh flowers all over the villa. There is a charming living room area (with a full library of books and TV), eating area, newly renovated full kitchen (with complimentary bottle of water, utensils, glasses, dishes, pans, etc), 2 large bedrooms and 2 large bathrooms. The maids came daily and the rooms were always immaculate. Whatever you want at the Carimar, they will get it for you. They even have rental cars right there at the resort. They had noodles to float on at the beach, tennis courts, and washer & dryer in the building across from the villas. There are superb restaurants are at the nearby resorts and Christines (a little grocery store) is within walking distance and perfect for anything you need to stock the villa with (water. soda, wine, beer, snacks, etc). The beach was so unbelievably gorgeous - soft white sand, warm clear calm water, no crowds; it was paradise! Each night we would fall to sleep listening to the ocean waves plus the bed was so comfortable it was the best sleep we have had in years! Each morning we would walk along Meads Bay and every day we would lounge on the beach - it was seriously the most wonderful, relaxing and rejuvenating vacation we have ever had. The Carimar is definitely a hidden jewel and we plan on going back to the Carimar as soon as possible!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Meads Bay, West End Village AI2640, Anguilla
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Location: Caribbean > Anguilla > West End Village
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in West End Village
#2 On the Beach Hotel in West End Village
#3 Romantic Hotel in West End Village
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Carimar Beach Club 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Carimar Beach Club, located on the pristine white sands and turquoise waters of Meads Bay, is an exceptional beachfront resort. Each of our 24 suites offers unique, exquisitely appointed interiors featuring colorful, tropical motifs and exotic rattan furnishings. The spacious 1100 square foot beach front and beach view suites feature all the comforts of home including: full, modern kitchens with granite counters; a living room with flat screen cable Tv and WiFi; a dining area accomodating six people; and a balcony or patio with stunning ocean views and spectacular sunsets. Enjoy plush bedding with luxurious linens in our Caribbean style air-conditioned bedrooms. All suites offer one or two bedrooms and one or two bathrooms. En-Suite King Bedroom. Twin Bedroom with two beds ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Carimar Beach Club Hotel Anguilla
Carimar Beach Hotel
Carimar Beach The Valley
Carimar Beach Club Anguilla/West End Village

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