The ViewFort Estate of Anguilla has announced that it has reopened its villa doors after a six-month renovation following the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma in September.
Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes in recorded history, hit the island of Anguilla as a Category 5 storm with winds of 185 mph miles gusting to 215 mph, leaving upwards of $65 billion in devastation and destruction to all the areas hit, according to a ViewFort Estate of Anguilla news release.
The eye of the storm reached Anguilla causing widespread, severe damage, including destruction of homes, businesses, hotels/resorts, government offices, the hospital, primary schools and the single high school on the island.
It left children and families and those in need of care displaced. The catastrophic winds destroyed key infrastructural services leaving residents without power, communication, clean water, food and essential services with 90 percent of Anguilla’s roads becoming blocked.
Framed by rock walls of a previous generation positioned on the highest point of Anguilla (214 ft.), the villa owes its unique authenticity to a preserved 200-year old structure that has remained in the family, one of the last remaining pieces of artisanal work of 19th century Anguilla, according to the news release.
The villa nine suites offering views of the Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean and Anguilla’s neighboring islands and cays. The villa’s Main House Suites come with living spaces inclusive of a commercial-sized kitchen, library, indoor dining and living room.
The Villa’s infinity pool spills out into two oversized Jacuzzis surrounded by miles of ocean frontage.
The Villa Suites, separated by green lawns on the estate’s lower level, likewise share in premium appointments, but also integrate separately from sleeping quarters areas for private dining, lounging and outdoor terraces with ocean views. Also, butlers and staff are available 24/7.