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“Can't wait to return to Carimar!”
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Carimar Beach Club
Ranked #2 of 13 Hotels in West End Village
Certificate of Excellence
San Jose, California
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23 reviews
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“Can't wait to return to Carimar!”
Reviewed May 3, 2014

Just returned home to California from the Carimar last night, loved it. Reading some recent reviews, I feel like reviewer Cobi00 (March 16th) described it perfectly so will just add a few comments. We stayed in Villa 3, room 304, 2nd floor and loved it. The back of the unit faced the road, but it never bothered us a bit, you could occasionally hear a car/truck go by, but that was so far and few between (not much traffic in Anguilla). We liked it because although it wasn't beach front, it faced directly towards the beach rather than a side view, although really you can't go wrong with any unit on the property in my opinion. Hubby and I agreed it was the best beach we've been to from the many beaches we've been to (Caribbean, Hawaii, Mexico, Philippines, Vietnam, Bermuda! Aruba), the water is amazing. It really had all the amenities of home and then some. It's rare to find a resort that provides free coffee packets for the duration of the stay, and I thought that was great. The other thing I really appreciated was the large patio with a table and chairs for outside eating and also two very nice and comfy chaise loungers on the patio for just relaxing or reading, being in such beautiful surroundings, it's nice to have furnishings that are both functional and comfortable, which isn't always the case in beach resorts. The only two cons I can think of are (1) the tiny bugs in the kitchen (I think flour mites), we went grocery shopping and the next day woke to find them in our open box of box of cereal, crackers, etc. and had to toss - I did report them and they sprayed with Raid, but if you're familiar with them you know that won't do the trick, they remained the entire time - we started keeping everything we could in the refrigerator and someone I met while at the beach said they keep their food in the microwave, wish we had thought of it sooner as that worked perfectly (2) the other con was that after cleaning our room, housekeeping staff didn't lock it, we returned to an unlocked room at least 5 of the 10 days we were there, there is a safe in the room and we always kept our valuables locked, never bring many anyway. We felt quite safe and rarely ventured out much besides the beach right in front. Truthfully we should have reported it, as had something happened we would have been very upset. Aside for those two cons, it would not keep us from returning, we loved our stay, the resort and best of all the beach and the wonderful memories we made on the island of Anguilla!

Room Tip: I think 99%of people will be happy with any room at Carimar.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

We have been coming to Carimar since the 90's and feel this is the best place on the island. The beach is the prettiest for sunset and is not crowded. There are many great restaurants on Meads Bay that you can walk to. The staff at Carimar is the best !! And has been there a long time. They treat you like family. Hermia, Heather, LaVerne, Cindy were great !
The condo's are well appointed and all have balconies. We like having a kitchen so we don't have to eat out every night. We have stayed at a few other places on the island and feel Carimar is the best spot and also the best value !!
Can't wait to come back.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed April 9, 2014

We've been staying at Carimar since @ 1991 and love it! Due to booking late, Carimar only had 4 consecutive nights available. We had to move to another spot for the remaining three nights. For us, nothing compares to Carimar. It's a special spot on the best beach! The staff takes care of all of our needs and is constantly at work on the upkeep of Carimar. The gardens and flowers are spectacular. It just feels like our home away from home. AND I've learned my lesson and will make sure to book well in advance next year!!!

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Carimar123, General Manager at Carimar Beach Club, responded to this review, April 11, 2014
Dear Nassau4,

It is always pleasing to read our guests comments on your return. Your comments carry positive word of our work here in making your stay a pleasant one. Sometimes that word include constructive comments of areas where we can make adjustments to our service that will make that area that much better, not just for you, but for all our guests.
so I thank you for sharing your feedback.

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General Manager
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

Second time at carimar, and we love it. We have 3 young kids, who love blanchards with their life, but its also perfect for adults. Each room has an amazing view even those not right on the beach. We are still here now, and our only wish is that they had a tiny pool, even a hot tub, to rinse off in. Over all, we love it here. Great distance from everything on the Island, Kid and Adult friendly and the BEST beach in the world. We've come back twice, so that tells you something!!

Room Tip: The ones on the road are a little noisy, not bad. All have an AMAZING view but the ones on the beach...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Bethel, Connecticut
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

Great place on Meads Bay. Staff was wonderful. Rooms are big enough for 2 couples.
Close to lots of great resturants.Quiet hours for those who don't like noise !!
Good supermarket nearby but like all Carribean Islands food is expensive.

Room Tip: Only 4 rooms beach front but the others also have great views.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Manlius, New York
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

Carimar Beach Club, Anguilla…..We chose this property based on the Tripadvisor reviews, after we couldn’t get into the Frangipani which is 200 yards down the beach. We have good friends that have been staying at the Frangipani for over 10 years, and sold us on that property and on Meads Bay Beach. We were absolutely thrilled with our experience at the Carimar and Meads Bay Beach, and we will come back here again on our next visit to Anguilla. The property is not a resort hotel, but a managed group of condos on the beach, with around 28 units total. The condo units are either 1 or 2 bedroom, and all are either beach front or beach view, with units on the 1st and 2nd floors, and all with full kitchens. We were there for 6 nights and I checked out the views from most of the units. All are very good, although the beach view rooms have a better view from the 2nd v. the 1st floor. All are so close to the beach that you really won’t go wrong with any of them. The farthest unit from the beach is less than 100 steps. Some reviews talked about the beach front condos getting quite hot in the afternoon (they face west, which is very nice at sunset). We talked with several people staying in the beach front units, and the consensus seems to be that the porch gets hot late in the day, but there didn’t seem to be an problem inside the unit. There are ceiling fans in every room and AC only in the bedrooms. We found that to be just fine, and did not miss central AC for the full unit.

We knew going in that there is no pool or restaurant at the Carimar, but we didn’t find that to be an issue. The beach is generally very calm at Meads Bay, and we were in the water right in front of our condo multiple times per day. You can get a very nice lunch or light supper at Blanchards Beach Shack, 50 yards down the beach, breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Straw Hat, 200 yards down the beach, and fine dining at Blanchards Restaurant and Jacala, both within 300 yards down the beach.

We have stayed at many condos on vacation, and have never found one to be so well cared for and with such attentive and professional staff. Heather, Laverne, Hermia and the rest of the team of reception staff are always available to help in any way that they can. The gardens and flowers are impeccable. There are two on-site tennis courts, laundry facilities, snorkel gear, barbecue gear, etc. We rented a car and drove all over the island. You only need to rent a car to see the island. Everything you need is within walking distance of the Carimar. We checked out 4 other beaches and 5 other properties, and we wouldn’t change anything if we were to do it over again.

The island of Anguilla is our favorite that we’ve ever visited in the Caribbean. This is a very little traveled, low key island, which is what we were looking for. There are no cruise ships, no major airlines, and no gambling, but it has some of the best beaches in the Caribbean, and some very nice restaurants. We found the Anguillan people to be very pleasant. If you are looking for nightlife and shopping, this is probably not your island. Note that we found Anguilla to be more expensive than other Caribbean islands. We flew into St Martin, and took a 6 mile boat taxi over to Anguilla, which the Carimar can set up for you. You also have the option of taking a small plane over from Florida, St Maartin or other locations in the Caribbean. In over a dozen vacations to the Caribbean, we have never repeated at a property, but we intend to repeat at the Carimar Beach Club.

Room Tip: We checked out several and all are close to the beach with good or great views. Maybe stay away fro...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Carimar123, General Manager at Carimar Beach Club, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
Dear Cobi00,

Thanks for your recent review, your keen eye and attention to offerings at Carimar Beach Club and Meads Bay.
We look forward to having you back as a repeat guest and remind you of ways for you to earn free nights toward your next Carimar vacation.

Any confirmed five night minimum stay that includes your name as the source of origin for each booking, earns you one complementary night stay toward your next vacation, or just extend your time with us.

Sincerely,

G. M.
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

This place does a wonderful job in every way and now that Best Buy has opened the grocery store close by it is so easy to be there. The kitchens are very well appointed and have everything you need to cook if you choose. There are more than enough umbrellas and chairs on the beach. I also like that they give you enough beach towels to be comfortable. We had a great time and will return.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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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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