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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 13 Hotels in West End Village
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“The Best There is!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Carimar last week for our 12th wedding anniversary and were so very impressed. We have been to more than 13 caribbean islands, hawaii, and tahiti. This is by far the best spot on earth. It might just be Heaven. I cannot say enough about the staff and management at the Carimar. It is clear they know what it takes to be successful. They truly care about the guests, the property and Anguilla. I wanted to try really hard to find something they could improve upon or add to the property, but after 9 days I came up short with zero suggestions for them. It was everything we wanted and more! We even booked our 13th anniversary while we were there and cannot wait for the days to go by until we can get there again. I have never cried upon leaving a vacation place, but there's a first time for everything!!! : (

If you are a true beach lover, want a nice, spacious place to yourselves with all the ammenities you have at home and more, look no further. The Carimar is the place for you!! Although I'd like it all to myself. I can't wait to visit again and again and again!!!

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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  • 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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Brentwood, NH
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Carimar is basically a beachfront condo complex with around 35 units. Some units directly on the beach and others just off the beach. It is not a five star facility, maybe a four minus or a three...but it doesn't matter because everything is well maintained, the staff is great and the setting /location is unbeatable.
If you want to stay up late partying at the pool bar this is not the place for you (it doesn't have a pool). If you want to get away to rest and relax there is no better place and the Island of Anguilla is just the BEST! The beach is FANTASTIC, pristine and not many people at all.

Room Tip: If you can afford Ocean Front...its worth the price
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Peabody, Massachusetts
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

I just returned from a wonderful stay at Carimar Beach Club (I have stayed there before) and I was so impressed with the beautiful condition of the resort- the addition of more flowers on the property and how lovely the landscaping is. The great staff at Carimar are always so pleasant and helpful. Mead's Bay Beach is just beautiful, the ultimate walking beach. The constant updating and improvements make Carimar an ideal vacation location. As I like to try out new restaurants, I especially like that I can either walk to some excellent restaurants or drive a short distance to enjoy some of the best dining in the Caribbean. I had an Oceanview Suite and loved the view. I will return to Carimar and recommend it to anyone.

Joyce Nelson, Peabody, MA

Room Tip: The views from the second floor suites are beautiful.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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St Barthelemy
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012 via mobile

Decent spot, well kept for an older place with no a/c other than bedroom. Bedroom a/c was not too cool. Try for upper room near beach. Cannot believe so many gave 5 stars. Good value and beach is tremendous. Rating hotel not beach though. Did not find staff friendly. Blanchards next door was great for lunch. Mahi blt was spectacular.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dover, New Hampshire
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Spent three nights (July'12) and what a lovely experience. Beautiful long beach setting, well-decorated & appointed condo-like 2 bedroom with a full kitchen. People are most helpful and attentive to your needs. A comfortable, tasteful, and colorful condo type experience. The entire resort is so well-maintained that it looks brand new. (We drove to the Anguilla Guest House which we briefly considered and were so glad we did our research and chose not to stay there. It looks pretty bad. And for a bit more you could get heaven.) Meads Bay easily rivals Shoal Bay/Beach as the best beach. But there are so many great beaches. Overall, though an expensive island, Carimar was a good value: a high-end choice for a modest level budget. (for Anguilla, that is) Though many cite the fact that the bedrooms are the only rooms that are air-conditioned as a negative, we didn't find it an issue. The island receives strong breezes, even in July, and is noticeably cooler than St. Martin. The mornings are cool, perfect to enjoy a balcony or dining room breakfast, if you choose. And generally there are amply screens windows and doors when you are in. The A/C works very well at night. Would, and want to, return.

Room Tip: All the rooms seems well kept and have ocean views. The front rooms have a full-on view and cost mo...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Michigan
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119 reviews 119 reviews
67 hotel reviews
Reviews in 71 cities Reviews in 71 cities
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

We spent 3 nights at the Carimar and 3 nights on St. Martin. If I had to do it again, I'd have spent 4-5 nights at the Carimar and 1-2 nights in St. Maarten. For a family vacation, the fact that you get two bed rooms, the living area, and the full kitchen is very convenient. Every morning we had breakfast on the patio and would then head to the beach, which for the most part we had to ourselves. The lack of air conditioning in the living area wasn't really missed and as others have said, it is now standard in the bedrooms and allows for a good night's sleep.

The staff was very friendly and helpful. At check-in I mentioned that we had reserved a car with Avis. They went ahead and called Avis and arranged for them to deliver (and later pick up) the car at the hotel, saving me both time and cab fare. Our maid taught us how to fry plantains and one day brought us a freshly picked papaya.

As others have said, the Meads Bay is superb. The hotel provides the lounge chairs and umbrellas, towels, and snorkel gear. Plus you're just a short walk to Blanchard's, the Straw Hat etc. With a car (highly recommended) your an easy drive from many more places.

In brief, the Carimar allows you to get away from it all, but not too far away.

Just a couple of other tidbits: We were advised to not drink the tap water, but to buy bottled water at the grocery store. (The hotel starts you off with a large free bottle in the fridge). When you visit the nearby grocery store to buy that water don't freak out over the prices as they are in EC$'s ($110 EC = $41 USD = breakfast for the four of us for three days). I didn't think about getting a GPS with the car and for the most part didn't need one, but we did get hopelessly lost trying to find Limestone Bay. Eat at at least once at B&D's barbeque. Get your morning coffee and fresh pastries at Geraud's (10 minute drive).

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Richmond, Virginia
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Clean and quiet with great kitchen amenities and comfortable bedding equal paradise found. Kitchens are new with granite counters and best of all 110V outlets.The living area is well appointed with a couch and island style artwork.

This was a vacation to celebrate my wifes 50th, so we did not use the kitchen, however it would be very useful for families as the restaurants nearby are New York city priced. The only lower cost alternative it the Blanchards Beach Shack next door where you can get a burger for $5 for lunch. The Viceroy down the beach has Caribb beer for $8 to further illustrate how expensive Anguilla is. A good place to diet and enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches I have stayed on.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Carimar123, General Manager at Carimar Beach Club, responded to this review, July 24, 2012
Dear CaribBeerMan,

We were delighted to have had you with us on your special day. Today we also are hosting anothjer repeat couple that are celebrating an important milestone as well.

Our staff can and do make all arrangements to your liking for these and or any of life's priceless moments any of our guests choose to celebrate at Carimar Beach Club. it can be as SPECIAL as you choose.

Continued rich blessings to you both and we look forward to your return visit.

Best Regards,

Fred.
General Manager
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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*
Number of rooms: 24
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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