It doesn’t always turn out great when you arm a hung-over Jersey boy with a butcher knife early in the morning. But the only victim during my first ever cooking class during a recent press trip to CuisinArt Resort & Spa was a poor, innocent cucumber.
This was just one of many innovative activities the resort had planned for us and other media during a three-night stay at this Anguilla property.
Now, I get annoyed with people who tell me every Caribbean island is the same. Well, my two recent trips to Anguilla is a prime example that even the same island has a new and exciting feel when you stay at a different resort.
Less than a month ago, I stayed at Cap Juluca and just last week I graced CuisinArt Resort & Spa for the press unveiling of their newly renovated Venus Spa. I still can’t decide which was better simply because they were so different.
Now, I’m not going to hog up any more of CuisinArt’s much-deserved ink with too many Cap Juluca plugs, so check out my recent blog on our website for more information on that property.
CuisinArt Resort & Spa had a different vibe right off the bat. It was definitely more fitting for affluent families, although by no means are we telling you to neglect your 30-50-year-old couples.
We stayed in room No. 107, a One-Bedroom Suite in villa No. 1, known as “Athena.” And like the Greek god of wisdom, you’d look pretty smart booking this room for clients.
It comes with a wrap-around balcony, 42-inch. Flat-screen televisions in both the living and bed rooms and a massively oversized bathroom with a shower and a tub. There’s also another bathroom with just a toilet right as you walk into your room, just in case you had a few too many Carib beers and you’re pressed for time.
We were welcomed with a bowl of cherry tomatoes handpicked from the resort’s own hydroponic farm, a bottle of white wine and later in the evening a bottle of Champagne on ice. Every day, in fact, was a new amenity from a class of port wine to an assortment of chocolates.
We had a beachside dinner at night where we were treated to barbecued lobster, steak and a whole mess of sweets from chocolate-covered marshmallows to chocolate fill in the blank.
The following days we took part in a tour of the property, a spa treatment that was so relaxing that I feel asleep five minutes into an 80-minute session, the cooking class I mentioned where I murdered the cucumber, a boat ride here, some snorkeling there, wine tasting and a few nights where we danced away some calories at some of Anguilla’s best bars.
But we will tell you about all of those activities another day. Until then, visit our site for my latest CuisinArt Resort & Spa videos.