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“Heaven in Anguilla!”
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Carimar Beach Club
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in West End Village
Certificate of Excellence
Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 reviews
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“Heaven in Anguilla!”
Reviewed March 10, 2014

This was our fourth trip to Anguilla and our first time at Carimar- all our other visits were to Cap Juluca. We loved Carimar! Our unit was a 2 bedroom beach front with an incredible view- very comfortable. The staff at Carimar goes above and beyond to help guests with dinner reservations, pointers on the island, shuttle arrangements, rental cars, groceries-whatever a guest needs. The weather was not too warm in late February/early March so we were fine without air conditioning in the main areas (bedrooms are air conditioned). I think it could be warm in the later months of the year.

We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 9, 2014

We had a second floor, two bedroom on the beach. The view was phenomenal. The convenience of being right on the beach was great. The service and cleanliness was above expectations. Truly the best place on the island to stay. But keep it our little secret! I will definitely be back.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Monroeville, New Jersey
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

If you are looking for total relaxation this is the right place! We were in a second floor 1 bedroom with an ocean view and it was fabulous! It had a nice kitchen and they provided coffee for the coffee maker daily. We don't really cook but do get some fruit, cheese and crackers from the grocery store to have some snacks available. The furnishings were comfortable and we really enjoyed reading and relaxing on the balcony. There are beautiful flowers in the landscape and we enjoyed the birds fluttering and singing in the garden. The bedroom was comfortable and the bathroom was fine. If I had one complaint it would be that the we had difficulty adjusting the water temperature in the shower. The beach is beautiful and we enjoyed our morning walks. Lounge chairs and umbellas are set up for your enjoyment. There are many great options for eating with in walking distance. The staff is attentive and helpful with all your needs. Have fun!

Room Tip: Second floor gives more privacy and good view of the water.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Trabuco Canyon, California
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

This resort was amazing. We had an ocean front 2 bedroom condo that we shared with friends.

The unit was beach front with a fabulous view and the sound of waves crashing every morning and stunning sunsets every night.

The unit was comfortable with pretty furniture, full kitchen, patio furniture, books, etc. the only negative I can say was it could be a little cleaner, a good deep clean of the floors would do a world of good for the unit.

Staff was amazing. Friendly, knowledgable, over the top helpful with our requests.

Room Tip: I think all the rooms would be fine, ocean front was wonderful, especially since the units only have...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

Experience US and Caribbean traveler - Platinum Starwood guest. 2nd trip to the island and 1st stay at Carimar in January. Spent our first trip to Cap Juluca and fell in love with the island. Cap Juluca under repair and needs alot of work. Carimar is the best value on the island. Beach is beautiful and Carimar is right next door to Blanchard's and Blanchard's Beach Shack. Front desk and Co-Op owners very sweet and accommodating. Rental Cars available right on property. Carimar is sleepy elegance and we did not want to leave. 2 bedroom units, clean, nice and comfortable. Perfect for a couple or family of 4-5. Whether you stay in the resort view or the beach front you can always see the ocean and feel the island breeze. Quick walking distance to 5 excellent restaurants right on Meads Bay. We are counting the days we get to go back. There is a reason Carimar has been in business for 25 years. They know what they are doing. Must stay!!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

I have traveled to Anguilla 7 times but have never stayed here. My wife an I decided to try this condo complex and were very pleased. The staff is very helpful and friendly. The location is outstanding on beautiful Meads Bay. The rooms are well equipped and clean. Blanchard's Beach Bar is next door and is a great place for a good lunch. Blanchard's and Jacala are also within walking distance and both are excellent dinner restaurants. I will be staying here on future visits to Anguilla.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 21, 2014

I won't rehash most of what's been said in prior reviews other than to confirm that all the nice things said are absolutely true. I have sailed around Anguilla and my wife and I have stayed on Anguilla in the past, so I'm familiar with the island, and obviously love it. So here are a few things I would like to know if I haven't been to Anguilla and Carimar before.

The vibe: Very laid back. Ages seemed to be 60's to 70's, bordering on geriatric. Polite, friendly if you want to be. Everyone reads! No "rushing" to claim beach chairs. I would guess the age profile skews older in high season since it's more expensive and the kids are in school up north.

Car or no car: If you haven't been here before, rent one and drive around to the other beaches and restaurants and of course, meet the people who really live here. Otherwise you can walk to the supermarkets or eat at restaurants on the beach. We didn't rent a car and were perfectly happy. If you venture out more than 2 or more days, it's worth the rental as taxis are expensive.

Groceries: 25 minutes up the road is Best Buy which is pretty well stocked, including liquor. Food 95 is 5 minutes further, and although much smaller, has a few things that BB doesn't, i.e. simple syrup and limes (for all you mixologists!). Have the hotel stock you with what you can think of, i.e. water, beer, eggs, butter. Their fee to do so is more than fair.

Eating out: Right next door to Carimar is Blanchard's restaurant which has been open for 20 years plus. It's an island institution with a well deserved excellent reputation. But in 2011 they opened their "Beach Shack" next door / in front. Gourmet lunch food at very reasonable prices (for anywhere). Look on Trip Advisor. It's no surprise that it's so popular. And it's literally 100 yards away! People come from all over the island and it's next door to you.

The beach: It's eroded to a 5 ft "cliff" of sand that you have to navigate. Not a problem unless you have orthopedic problems, in which case you may need a hand, or at least will have to exercise some care. Not a deal breaker by any means. Also, boats tend to come for the afternoon and stay overnight. And some big ones, too, including mini cruise ships for the rich and famous. But, as above, it's February and high season. I suspect it's not nearly as busy other times. Still, there were many times when we just looked out at the open ocean.

It's been my experience that people who staff a hotel or resort are it's biggest asset, and Carimar is no exception. I just have to add (since I haven't seen them mentioned lately) that housekeeping is fantastic. Our rooms were immaculate by 11:00 a.m.every day. Five thumbs up!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Carimar123, General Manager at Carimar Beach Club, responded to this review, February 26, 2014
Dear Mhapa,

Thanks for your refreshing review. it was different and included Carimar's surrounding support restaurants and the positive way they impact your vacation and others. At Carimar, we believe that your vacation time is precious and most (if not all) of it should be spent enjoying the island's offerings when and if you choose to do so.
there are times when our mix of guests leans more on the side of the older couples, which represents a nice mix (for us) of the seven night guest and the multiple week guest. of which 95% are return guests. Thanks for your mention of our Room Attendants and the good job they do. As part of our Team we welcome this as we try and grow each and every day.

Sincerely,

General Manager.
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Property: Carimar Beach Club
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:
#2 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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