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Frangipani Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in West End Village
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 14, 2012

We just returned from Frangipani Resort after a 1 week "once in a lifetime" family vacation. I had done quite a bit of research on the Hotel and Anguilla before booking this trip back in February for our family of 5. My expectation based on a lot of the stellar reviews were quite high. All I can say is that resort and island exceeded our lofty expectations.
I'd been concern that there may not be enough to do for our 3 kids (ages 21,19 & 17), but even without any other people their age at the resort, the entire family had a great time.
Highlights:
Beach - Steps from our room (1 A - the best!) - Best beach on the island (and that says alot!)
Rooms - large, great views, nicely decorated and staff kept very clean.
Pool - Steps from room - great view of the beach/water. Never crowded.
Straw Hat - We all loved the breakfast! Dinner was also good (went 2 X).
Water Sports - Bernard and the Boys were great. Took advantage of water sking, tubing, snorkeling and Hobie Cats!
Trip to Sandy Island and Little Bay on Relentless with Alex made for a great day/experience.
Lunchs at Beach Shack were excellent and reasonable.
Nice dinners at Smokey's and Tasty's
Boat races were a lot of fun and it was nice to be there during carnival week. Local Ribs and Chicken were great (and great value).

Alex and Jan were great hosts - even arranged to take family pictures on our last day.
All the staff and guests were very nice. Felt like leaving family and friends by end of our week.
We visit the larger resorts on the island (Cap J.,Quisinart, Vicroy) and while all were very impressive the whole family was really glad I'd picked the Frangipani for our stay.

I would highly recommend this hotel and island for anyone looking for a special "getaway". Anguilla is definitely for people who enjoy the "beach life" and are looking to relax & recharge.
The Frangipani is simply a world class, well run fabulous botique resort. We hope to return one day. We miss it already!

Michael

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

We spent 10 days at the Frangipani for our anniversary. We have been on Meads Bay sereral times over the years and believe it to be the best beach on Anguilla (which is saying a lot). The room was perfect and the staff were great. Never felt crowded or rushed. The Straw Hat is a great addition to meads bay as is the Blanchards beach shack and JacAla. We really did book our return trip before we left!! Can't wait to get back. Thank you all for a wonderful experience. Mike and Marta

Room Tip: Ocean views are great but all the rooms are less then 50 yards from the water! Never a treck to hop...
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank MikeandMarta
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Reviewed August 8, 2012

We discovered this gem in 2011, and had such a wonderful time that we just had to return. If your dream island vacation is a quiet resort on an incredibly gorgeous and uncrowded beach, with your room just steps from the ocean, breathtaking sunset views, multiple fine dining options nearby, and a friendly staff ready to cater to any need or leave you in peace, then I cannot imagine a more perfect destination than the Frangipani!

From the little touches like chilled towels and rum punch greeting you at arrival, to the sweet ladies turning down your very comfy bed at night, you'll feel like a special guest here rather than just a "customer".

The room furnishings are island-casual-elegant: Sunwashed colors, rattan furniture, cool travertine marble floors, granite and steel fully furnished gourmet kitchens in the suites, beautiful glass vessel sinks in the baths, gorgeous tiled showers with multiple shower heads, luxurious bed linens and huge fluffy towels.

And the beach? Soft, white sand, cool on your feet on even hot sunny days. Water so clear and perfect you can count your toes and see your shadow on the sandy ocean floor when standing neck deep in the gentle waves. Comfy chairs under thatched palapas just waiting for you to settle in to read a book in the breeze with the soft sound of the waves a few feet away. I've taken some nice naps in those chairs. :)

Alex and Jan are your gracious hosts, and you can arrange for them to take you out for a sunset champagne cruise or a day time snorkeling trip to a nearby deserted cay on the resort's own 37 foot Relentless motorboat, or you can take one of the Hobies out on your own if you like. As many others have already said, the staff is very friendly.

This is my idea of paradise, just gorgeous!

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

This resort so far exceeded my expectations that I'm having a hard time putting our experience into words. We visted Anguilla for our honeymoon and the Frangipani was absolutely PERFECT for us! It is small and intimate but Oh so luxurious! But the thing that REALLY sets this resort apart is with out a doubt, the staff. They were warm and welcoming, fun and cheerful and delightfully accomodating! They made our trip SO special! From the girls at the front desk to the beach boys and housekeeping - it seems that the Frangipani employees only the best! It's amazing how excellent customer service can transform a trip...

Some other small perks: clean, beautiful room with a HUGE shower, nightly turn-down service, cute reusable water bottles upon arrival (which we used daily), motorized and non-motorized water sports (which we took full advantage of), a lovely infinity pool that looks out at the sea, lots of lounge furniture and the. most. amazing. beach. EVER!!! We visited almost every beach on the island, and Mead's Bay is in my opinion the most beautiful, least cluttered and most inviting of all the beaches. The location of this resort is unbeatable!

The Straw Hat restaurant (which is not part of the resort but is right next to it) offers a delicious little continental breakfast and loads of other options for all meals. The setting is beautiful and you get to enjoy all beach scenary whilst eating your meal. The restaurant itself is unfussy and has a beachy-elegance that is lovely.We enjoyed evey meal there!

When we go back to Aguilla, we would never dream of staying anywhere else! To Jan, Alex, Larry and the entire crew - thanks for the wonderful memories! We hope to see you again for our anniversaries! P.S. we loved the rock-jumping video on your FB page!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

My husband and I were repeat customers at Cap Juluca but were not happy with the resort the last time we visited so we thought we'd try Frangipani this year. We stayed from July 28 through Aug. 4, 2012. We were just delighted with the resort. It is small (about 20 rooms) and maintains a very comfortable feel. The staff were very helpful and the managers Jan and Alex couldn't have been more welcoming and great to work with. Our room had a full kitchen, 2 bathrooms, a living room, and bedroom. We would have liked to stay for a very long time. We also had a lovely terrace that contained a table and 2 chairs and 2 lounge chairs. It was a wonderful place to take in the sunset.
The resort is on beautiful Meads Bay and the Straw Hat Restaurant (one of our favorites on Anguilla) is on the property. A little walk down the beach will bring you to Blanchard's and Blanchard's Beach Shack. These are great places to eat, too.
The beach was never crowded and the sunsets are just wonderful here. The Viceroy is at the other end of the beach so there is lots to see and experience while staying in a little quiet part of paradise. Anguilla is a lovely island with wonderful people. They are the reason we keep coming back.
I recommend Frangipani to anyone who likes a quiet vacation or honeymoon location with nice people who make you feel like you are among new friends.

Room Tip: We were delighted to stay in 1A which is as close to the beach and pool as you can get.
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

We just returned from a week long stay at Frangipani and were thoroughly impressed with the hotel location, staff, management and owner. While we have been fortunate enough to travel to many island destinations we have never had a more positive and friendly experience with a hotel's staff. The first day after our arrival I was greeted by my first name at the front desk. Manager's cocktail reception on wednesday was a great way to meet and chat with other guests - all of whom were friendly and unpretentious. There were families, honeymoon couples, older married couples, singles - all the demographics were included and made to feel comfortable at this resort.
Anguilla has many beautiful beaches - we rented a car and got to really explore (yeah, we got lost a few times - made it even more fun)....But it was always great to return to Mead's bay where there were multiple restaurants in walking distance, free water sports at the hotel and the Straw Hat right on location to have that last drink of the evening. We saw an amazing sunset right from the hotel patio, drink in hand, just hanging out with the owner and her dog.
Quick reviews of activites....We wish we would have skipped Scilly Cay - you really can't be in the water there and would rather have had a beach day - also, "Gorgeous" was a little TOO friendly with the women in our opinion....Jacala - dinner was excellent! So romantic - especially when you can just walk down the beach from Frangipani....Dune Preserve - gets some bad reviews, but actually is the quintessential beach bar - don't go just to see Bankie - he was there when we went, but have to say the funkiness of the bar and it's location on Rendevous Bay were more of an attraction for us....East Shoal bay is beautiful and busy...Gwen's Reggae grill is a must...but in the end it was the Frangipani resort that we will remember and to which we will return.

Room Tip: oceanfront on a lower level - these rooms and views are amazing!
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

The Frangipani is the ideal resort for a couple, group, or family to escape for a week without the "Big" resort feel. You can't get a better location directly on the beach where you can lounge in the sun or under a cabana, swim in the calm ocean water, float in the beachside swimming pool. The vibe is relaxed, staff is friendly and attentive, and the rooms are great. You have a few options for room sizes; some with kitchens, beachfront, or garden, but all have balconies. Rooms and amenities seem to have been updated in the last couple of years, so everything feels new and comfortable. The house keepers and management staff are wonderful and make you feel right at home.

There is a restaurant call Straw Hat on site at the resort and they do great food. Having a large group with us, it was a bit difficult to escape to other restaurants due to the sheer convenience, but if you have a rental car there are lots of great options closer by. We attended a wedding at the Frangipani so most of the resort was booked by our group. This was our second stay at the Frangipani and we will be back!!

Room Tip: It's nice to get a room with a kitchen, but if you don't, all the rooms have mini fridges.
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Address: Meads Bay | West End, West End Village, Anguilla
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Location: Caribbean > Anguilla > West End Village
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in West End Village
#1 On the Beach Hotel in West End Village
#1 Luxury Hotel in West End Village
#1 Spa Hotel in West End Village
#1 Family Hotel in West End Village
#2 Romantic Hotel in West End Village
Price Range: $453 - $1,203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Frangipani Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 19
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Located on the white sands of Meads Bay, the Frangipani Beach Resort is a boutique hotel offering the luxuries of a first-class resort in an intimate, Caribbean environment. ... more   less 
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