THE VALLEY, ANGUILLA--(Marketwired - November 07, 2016) - As the US Presidential election finally comes to a close, we have a sure-fire therapy for anxious voters seeking a much needed respite from the stress of the past 18 months -- Anguilla is the antidote! Tucked away in the Northern Caribbean, warm-hearted island of spectacular beaches and superb cuisine is the ultimate vacation getaway, with new resorts and attractions, and expanded air service connections that make getting there easier than ever.
New Luxury Brand
Anguilla welcomed a new luxury hotel brand to the island, with the October 20 debut of The Four Seasons Resort & Residences Anguilla. The Four Seasons is renowned for operating some of the finest luxury hotels and resorts in the world, and they are making additional improvements and bringing their legendary service ethos to what was already one of the Caribbean's finest beachfront resorts, the former Viceroy Anguilla. A range of special introductory offers for families, groups of friends or couples looking for a romantic retreat are on offer, through the festive season.
The Reef By CuisinArt opens officially on November 10, 2016. This chic beachside resort with an urban flair is set on a prime beachfront location on Merrywing Bay. Geared towards a millennial audience, the resort features 80 accommodations, ranging from Golfview and Seaview Junior Suites in the main building, to spectacular Junior Suites in the four beachfront buildings, and will offer competitive price points and unique activities. Guests at The Reef will be able to enjoy all the amenities, restaurants and services offered at neighboring CuisinArt Golf & Spa Resort, including preferred tee times at the championship Greg Norman golf course.
The Manoah Boutique Hotel opens in December 2016, the latest addition to beautiful Shoal Bay East, which is attracting quite a buzz as the new in-spot. Joining the lovely Zemi Beach House Resort, which opened in the Spring of this year, with its Thai Spa and famous Rhum Room, the Manoah is a gorgeous art deco style property, with 29 elegantly furnished rooms situated on one of Anguilla's best beaches. Amenities include The Manoah Spa, offering a unique combination of ancient and modern therapies; Ocean Beach Club restaurant, with two tropical beach bars; a Fitness Center, outdoor Olympic-size swimming pool with sunbathing deck and an innovative water sports program.
Expanded Air Service
Starting November 2016, Seaborne Airlines is expanding its flight schedule to 5 days a week from San Juan SJU to Anguilla AXA, and adding morning and evening flights to facilitate connections from Europe and the West Coast; plus they now have code share arrangements with Delta, JetBlue and American
Tradewind Aviation introduced twice daily, scheduled service from San Juan SJU to Anguilla AXA, on October 17; with the option of private charter services operating on request.
New Special Events
Livin in the Sun, November 11 - 13, Anguilla's revolutionary new music festival, will bring the world's best Deejays to perform at EDM parties on and off shore - the main venue is Sandy Island, a lovely islet just a 5-minute boat ride from Sandy Ground.
The International Tennis Federation Jr. Championships, November 12 - 19, will bring approximately 100 participants, accompanied by coaches, officials, friends and family, to compete in this inaugural event, which will become the 3rd leg of the Caribbean International Tennis Circuit.
The Scrub Island Ultimate Hiking Excursion starts with a short scenic 20-minute boat ride from Island Harbour over to the beautiful beach on the Western side of Scrub Island. Guests learn about the island, observe wildlife, visit a famous crashed airplane, snorkel with turtles, fish and stingray, swim in emerald glowing lagoons and much more. Lunch, snacks, water and juice are included as part of the hike, which is available to guests 12 years and older. Rates are $250 per person and all-inclusive; the adventure starts at 7:45am and ends around 3:00pm.
And mark your calendars for 2017!
The entire island is gearing up for Anguilla 50 - a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Anguilla's secession from the Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis -- a bloodless revolution -- when the island decided to chart its own path to prosperity as a British Overseas Territory. The official commemoration will take place the week of May 28, leading up to Anguilla Day on May 30, but special packages and celebratory events will be held islandwide throughout the year.
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Tucked away in the northern Caribbean, Anguilla is a shy beauty with a warm smile. A slender length of coral and limestone fringed with green, the island is ringed with 33 beaches, considered by savvy travelers and top travel magazines, to be the most beautiful in the world.
Anguilla lies just off the beaten path, so it has retained a charming character and exclusivity. Yet because it can be conveniently reached from two major gateways: St Martin and Puerto Rico, and by private air, it's a hop and a skip away.
Romance? Barefoot elegance? Unfussy chic? And untrammeled bliss? Anguilla is the answer.