Travel Agent recently got our hands on the latest newsletter published by the Anguilla Tourist Board and decided to share some of the highlights from new flight options to hotel renovations to a residential construction project and more.
The renovation of Anguilla’s legendary Malliouhana Hotel & Spa is well under way. After a two-year closure, the resort is being restored to its legacy by Auberge Resorts, developers and operators of award-winning small luxury resorts and private clubs. Auberge has just announced the appointment of John Vasatka to general manager of Malliouhana. Vasatka’s resume includes extensive resort management experience from reputable resorts around the Caribbean and even as far as the Philippines and Middle East. He is overseeing the full-scale renovation of Malliouhana Hotel & Spa, which will offer 55 rooms, two beaches, two restaurants and bars, an extensive array of sports and fitness facilities as well as a 15,000 square-foot spa all on 20 acres of elevated beachfront. Visit www.malliouhana.com or www.aubergeresorts.com.
Tradewind Aviation, the premier provider for first-class short range flights serving difficult-to-reach luxury destinations, has introduced its signature Premium Scheduled non-stop service between Anguilla and San Juan, Puerto Rico to start October 31. Scheduled flights will be offered five days a week, Thursdays through Mondays, with both morning and afternoon flights offered in each direction. Tradewind Aviation flights accommodate eight passengers in leather seating and air-conditioning with complimentary refreshments, snacks, beer and wine. To celebrate Tradewind’s newest route, flights are now on sale at $350 per one-way travel. Visit www.tradewindaviation.com.
Anguilla’s soon-to-be resort and residential development, Zemi Beach Resort and Spa, has recently completed its first homes and is on track for a mid-2015 completion. The 5.81-acre resort, located along more than 1,000 feet of white-sand beachfront in Shoal Bay East, will feature 28 two-and three-bedroom residences priced from $2 million to $3.1 million. Residents and renters at Zemi Beach will have access to onsite restaurants, wine cellar, bars and lounges, infinity-edged pools, a luxury spa, state-of-the-art fitness center and an outdoor yoga terrace. The buildings have large window and door openings, generous overhanging roofs, rooms with cross ventilation, high ceilings, deep spacious balconies all trimmed by moldings, architraves and cornices. Zemi Beach was conceptualized by New York-based developer Jeffrey Goldstein who worked with international architect Lane Pettigrew to create a true Caribbean aesthetic. Miami-based Asmayda Furniture Group will offer design options for the residences, which range in size from approximately 2,500 to 3,900 square feet. The resort will be managed by Trust Hospitality. Visit www.zemibeach.com.
Anacaona Boutique Hotel will undergo renovations during its summer closure and will reopen November 1 to feature a Balinese spa. The Balinese Petite Spa at Anacaona Boutique Hotel will feature a variety of traditional and exotic treatments including Balinese, Hawaiian Lomi-Lomi, Indian and Thai-style massages, four-hand massage, manicures and more, with services starting at $45. To further the wellness offerings to clients, the boutique hotel will add complimentary T’ai Chi classes to be offered multiple times a week. The resort is also offering Anguilla Pizza To Go with a variety of innovative, custom-made pies available daily, with the exception of Thursdays, from 12 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Visit www.anacaonahotel.com.
Anguilla Great House, located on Rendezvous Bay in the West end of Anguilla, is running its “Summer Sails” special now through October. The 27 West-Indian styled cottages of the Anguilla Great House are traditional with their bright shutters and a lace-trimmed roof. The rooms circle around its beachfront garden and freshwater pool, and all are mere steps from the beach. Clients can join the celebration of Anguilla's Summer Boat Racing Season and Carnival with rates as low as $150 per night, double occupancy, when booking five nights or more. Visit www.anguillagreathouse.com.
Affordable Anguilla, a website dedicated to promoting the Anguilla vacation experience to value-conscious consumers, has added new properties to its impressive list of hotels, resorts and villas and also features spectacular end-of-summer deals. Recently added properties include: La Vue Boutique Inn, Three Dolphins Villa, Clear View Villas, Beach Villa Ella, Eden House Villa, Quixotic Villas, Shoal Bay Villas and Patsy's Seaside Villas. The website promotes various value-oriented deals for the summer including Shoal Bay Villas’ “7 Nights for the Price of 5,’’ which allows up to two kids stay free inclusive of service and tax, and has studio rates at $1650 per week and one-bedroom oceanfront villas at $1778 per week and more. Visit www.affordableanguilla.com.
Luxury Lifestyle Professionals, one of Anguilla’s leading destination management and concierge services, is now offering new water sports at The Cove through August 31. Services are available Friday to Sunday from 1- 5:30 p.m. Clients can choose from a variety of activities such as knee-boarding, wake-boarding, waterskiing, banana boating, and tubing for just $20 a person per 15 minutes. Visit www.luxurylifestyleprofessionals.com.
Sandy Island, the small cay off Sandy Ground beach in Anguilla, is an off-island getaway that offers the quintessential Robinson Crusoe experience while still being within reach of the mainland. Sandy Island representatives recently announced additions to its wildly popular lunch menu, adding new appetizer and dessert sections to complement the ever-expanding entrée options. Visit www.mysandyisland.com.