Forget about the mega-yachts and hot clubs that have invaded so many Caribbean isles. On Anguilla, you’re more likely to find Bill Clinton playing dominoes on the beach, Derek Jeter cycling to the local store or Céline Dion horseback riding in the surf — no wonder The Bachelor’s Brad Womack didn’t want to leave! Just a short hop from nearby St. Maarten by boat or small plane, Anguilla’s pristine beaches, laid-back culture and idyllic resorts offer the ultimate A-list escape.
Relax In Luxury At Malliouhana
The first resort to open on Anguilla back in 1984, the Malliouhana Hotel & Spa grabbed the best spot on the island’s West End, located on 26 acres of landscaped gardens, with a picture perfect one-mile beach and panoramic sea views. Stars including Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones and Kevin Bacon have all enjoyed the resort’s family atmosphere. (malliouhana.com)
Dine In Style
Sample expertly prepared local seafood with a Mediterranean twist at the award-winning Michel Rostang at Malliouhana restaurant and take a tour of the hotel’s expansive wine cellar — the largest in the Caribbean — with sommelier Albert Lake.
Indulge in Romance At CusinArt
Bachelor Brad admitted that he “didn’t want to leave” Anguilla’s romantic CuisinArt Resort & Spa on Rendezvous Bay after enjoying a surprise photo shoot on the beach and a pool party at the resort’s stunning infinity pool. Perfect for couples, the resort is also home to the Venus Spa. Try the warmed seashell massage for a unique island treat. (cuisinartresort.com)
Re-Create Brad’s Date
For the ultimate in romance, CuisinArt is currently offering guests “The Bachelor’s Journey” package, from $3,580 per couple, which includes a five-night stay in one of the 93 rooms and suites, a welcome bottle of Champagne, daily breakfast, a series of romantic dinners, island excursions and a “Couples Rendezvous” spa day.
Party Like A Rockstar At Viceroy
Miranda Kerr honeymooned at the Viceroy with Orlando Bloom after shooting a Victoria’s Secret campaign on the island. Sandra Bullock chose a Viceroy Villa for a family vacation with her baby son, Louis. Each villa comes equipped with a gourmet kitchen, outdoor shower and a personal Lifestyle Assistant to attend to guests’ every need. (viceroyhotelsandresorts.com)
See And Be Seen
John Mayer mingled with guests at the Viceroy’s Sunset Lounge, which features an adults-only infinity pool and a live DJ spinning blissed-out reggae-influenced tunes.