With Anguilla’s Long Bay Villas starring in the new season of hit Netflix show, The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals, now is the perfect time for jetsetters to book their own villa holiday on the paradise Caribbean island.
Broadcasting globally on Netflix, The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals Season 2 showcases incredible properties around the world and the extraordinary experiences they offer. With an eye for every budget and travel style, each episode explores one unique, one on-a-budget and one luxury option in different locations around the world. In Season 2’s “On the Waterfront” episode, viewers join the hosts as they enjoy an ultra-luxury stay at Long Bay Villas Anguilla.
Anguilla’s villas have long been favoured by those who choose to holiday on the Caribbean Island – including many famous faces – because of the luxury and seclusion it affords, and the respect and discretion displayed by the Anguillians. The island’s many villa rentals, which range from £180 to £24,000+ per night offer a truly authentic experience of Anguilla, with privacy an added benefit.
Here are a few of the best:
Long Bay Villas Anguilla
A celebrity favourite, Long Bay Villas Anguilla is located on secluded Long Bay Beach and is home to a trio of five-bedroom lavish villas – Sand, Sea and Sky. Transformed inside and out in 2018, by a team of designers and architects, guests enjoy the private oasis of a 7,000 sq. ft villa with the amenities and service of an exclusive resort. Each villa has an oceanfront terrace with heated infinity pool and hot tub, and exquisite living and dining areas that showcase the panoramic views. Four of the five bedrooms in each villa come with deluxe spa bathrooms with indoor/outdoor showers. Five-star bespoke services are provided by the butlers, beach attendants, housekeepers and concierges, which come with the villas.
- Prices from £2,500 – £10,600 per villa, per night + taxes & service charge.
Santosha Villa Estate Anguilla
Just down the beach from Long Bay Villas Anguilla, on its own secluded stretch of Long Bay Beach, nestles the private enclave of Santosha Villa Estate Anguilla. The estate sleeps 21 guests in a Grand Villa and a collection of private guest houses and suites, offering nine bedrooms and rented as a private resort in its entirety. Focused around a tropical garden, with elegant wrap-around verandas, sea-view pool with hot tub and oceanfront courtyard, the elegant property also boasts a gym, three tennis/basketball courts, en suite bathrooms with open-air showers, and stairs leading down to the beach. Attentive staff pamper guests with five-star service, including a butler, concierge, continental breakfast, housekeeping, 24-hour security and beach service with complimentary soft drinks.
- Prices from £4,245 – £10,600 per villa, per night, for up to 10 guests + taxes & service charge.
Spyglass Hill Villa
Perched on the ridge at North Hill, Spyglass Hill Villa, an elegant four-bedroom property, overlooks Sandy Ground and offers breathtaking views of Sandy Ground beach and offshore cay, Sandy Island. The villa captures the essence of contemporary Caribbean-Mediterranean style with its relaxed indoor/outdoor living spaces, with infinity-edge pool, large deck, indoor atrium, fitness room and spacious bedrooms. The master suite’s patio is a private hideaway, with outdoor shower and Jacuzzi. The villa is always rented exclusively to one party at a time so, even if guests choose the one-bedroom option, the entire villa and all its amenities are theirs only.
- Prices from £475 – £625 for two guests per night, up to £915 – £1,060 for 8 guests, per night. Prices inclusive of tax and service charge.
Little Butterfly Villa
Little Butterfly, a one-bedroom, luxury apartment located on the mezzanine level of Papillon Villa, provides a contemporary and affordable stay in the heart of Anguilla. The south-facing suite offers complete privacy and modern conveniences including a spacious king bedroom with en suite and Jacuzzi tub, open-plan living and dining areas and a large outdoor deck that looks out onto the brilliant turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea and the majestic mountains of neighbouring St. Martin.
- Prices from £183 per night, inclusive of tax and service.
Beaches Edge Villa Anguilla
For the ultimate in privacy, Beaches Edge Villa is a five-bedroom oceanfront villa with direct beach access to secluded Pelican Bay, where guests will frequently have the sand entirely to themselves. The ultra-modern villa has soaring glass walls that provide breathtaking views of the sea, a sun-drenched oceanfront terrace with pergola and one of the largest private pools on the island, plus hot tub and bonus shallow “kiddie pool”. Four of the five bedrooms have stunning ocean views, and all have private en suite bathrooms. The included concierge helps guests plan their trip, greets them at the villa and is on-call through their stay, while daily housekeeping keeps the property sparkling.
- Prices from £1,025 – £3,295 per night + taxes & service charge.
Inspired by examples of contemporary Mexican architecture, the oceanfront Fletch’s Cove villa has been thoughtfully designed for comfortable living both indoors and out. Folding doors from the stylish, warm-toned, two-bedroom villa open to the pool terrace, offering stunning views of the ocean and surrounding islands. Guests can follow a short footpath to a small, secluded beach on the south coast, but they are also close to popular beaches, restaurants & other island attractions.
- Prices from £380 – £620 per night, for two guests in one bedroom + taxes & service charge. Prices from £497 – £760 per night, for four guests in two bedrooms + taxes & service charge.
An exclusive, Balinese-inspired beachfront retreat, Nevaeh features nine luxurious bedrooms that can accommodate groups of up to 20. Alternatively, five bedrooms can be rented for smaller groups. Nevaeh is located in Long Bay, a short distance from world-renowned Meads Bay Beach and several upscale restaurants. Amenities at the super-stylish villa include a large pool, hot tub, gym, tennis & basketball courts, a golf simulator and movie theatre. A full staff, including a butler, take care of guests’ every whim and watersports equipment, golf carts, telephone calls, grocery stocking and personal laundry are included with all rentals.
- Prices from £3,660 – £17,050 per night, for five bedrooms + taxes & service charge.Prices from £5,125 – £17,950 per night, for nine bedrooms + taxes & service charge.
A stay at the stunning Cerulean Villa combines the secluded luxury of a world-class beachfront location with the amenities and activities of a five-star spa resort. Offered to one group exclusively, the enclave features nine guest bedrooms, multiple beachfront dining and lounging terraces, expansive pool deck, infinity pool, tennis courts, private gym and dedicated spa room. Modern in design, the 20,000 sq. ft. villa’s distinctive architecture shimmers against the backdrop of beautiful Barnes Bay. Guests may choose one of two booking options: “Cerulean á la Carte” or “The Cerulean Experience”. If opting for “The Cerulean Experience”, a staff of 18, including personal chef, will ensure that every aspect of the guests’ stay is handled with flawless execution.
Prices from £73,200 – £124,425 per week + taxes & service charge for “Cerulean á la Carte”.
Prices for “The Cerulean Experience” on application.
The British Overseas Territory of Anguilla is currently on the UK’s “green watchlist” (“green” from 4 October). The turquoise waters, pristine white sand beaches and exquisite hotels, resorts and villas are accessible to fully vaccinated guests, with no requirement to quarantine. Testing procedures for all visitors to Anguilla are in place and the requirements are being reviewed every two weeks. Full details of entry requirements are detailed at ivisitanguilla.com.
Anguilla is accessible via British Airways (Gatwick and Heathrow) or Virgin Atlantic (Heathrow) services to Antigua followed by a short inter-island flight transfer to Anguilla, or with KLM/Air France via Amsterdam/Paris to St Maarten followed by a boat or ‘plane transfer. KLM’s Cityhopper network makes the latter an excellent choice for those travelling from regional airports who can easily make the Schiphol connection. American Airlines is launching twice-weekly flights between Miami and Anguilla from 11 December 2021, which will provide a third route option for British travellers to reach the paradise shores of Anguilla. It also offers sunseekers the chance to combine Miami and Anguilla in a twin-centre getaway.
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(Pictured above: Long Bay Villas)