CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER NAMES ANGUILLA’S SUE RICKETTS ONE OF THE TOP VILLA RENTAL EXPERTS IN THE WORLD
“Ricketts knows how to coddle even the most demanding of travelers with white glove service,” writes the world’s premier travel magazine and authority on luxury vacations. Their annual list of best luxury villa managers included only 41 specialists this year, one of them being the legendary Sue Ricketts of Anguilla Luxury Villa Collection. Her more than thirty years of living on Anguilla translates into an invaluable wealth of knowledge that is key to the discerning villa renter.
In addition to her Anguilla wisdom, Ricketts is highly experienced in all things travel and tourism, especially in the Caribbean. Her company has planned and supervised the creation of several highly successful and award-winning resorts, including two on Anguilla – the world-class Malliouhana (set to reopen soon!) and Cap Juluca, where they also trained the staff and marketed the resorts to the world.
For the past 25 years, Ricketts and her Anguilla Luxury Villa Collection has applied the vast knowledge and experience to renting and managing a range of villas, from moderate luxury to a 22-bedroom estate with signing privileges at a nearby 5-star resort. The company’s overall portfolio hosts more than 80 dream retreats (with an eye-popping, ultra-luxurious newcomer set to debut next year).
Regular winter rates begin at around $7,245 a week for four guests. That’s without special offers, which can bring costs down significantly – even in winter, depending on dates. All you have to do is ask for last-minute bargains on a villa by villa basis.
Ricketts and her concierge team are known for going above and beyond to make anything happen to improve a guest’s stay. They offer the very finest in customer experience to their high-profile guests, including personal pick-ups from the ferry or airport and villa tours. You know you’re in excellent hands when you choose to rent a Ricketts villa. You can trust that your Anguilla experience will be the epitome of luxury and complete relaxation.
Our Three Favourite Ricketts Villas
#1 Long Bay Villas: Sea, Sand, and Sky
Long Bay Villas takes the top slot for best Ricketts villas in Anguilla because of its incredibly blissful and palatial experience. Long Bay is made up of just three distinct, sparkling white villas, inspired by the design themes of sea, sand and sky. It is the ultimate in luxury and indulgence and something that should be high on your bucket list. Each secluded island hideaway has its own infinity edge pool with Jacuzzi, an outdoor dining pavilion and private access to beach with an ocean front beach house, and is perfectly private. The entire 3 villa Estate can be rented to accommodate up to 26 guests, making it perfect for large family reunions, corporate retreats, weddings and those special occasions where the scene and setting help make an event truly memorable.
The extravagant and immaculate Long Bay Villas boast exceptional views, luxury and service. The villas feature terraces that open to the infinity edge pool and the ocean beyond induce a natural lightness of being, while ivory, rust, burgundy, pewter and muted green interiors keep guests happily anchored to earth. Featuring four master suites, a two-storey design with vaulted ceilings and spacious interiors at 6,500 sq ft., this villa will certainly not disappoint those looking to vacation in a relaxing, luxurious setting.
Current Specials at Long Bay Villas:
Stay 7, Pay 5. Two Free Nights!
Travel: Now – Mar 31, 2013
#2 Villas at Kamique: Aquamarie, Triton, and Anani
Sitting on Anguilla’s South Shore, Kamique commands stunning views of the secluded cove beach and the mountains of St. Martin in the distance across the sparkling Caribbean. The luxurious and sprawling Villas at Kamique are great for family reunions, destination weddings, and executive retreats, and you can choose between three uniquely wonderful hideaways. Whichever villa you want, your Anguilla vacation at Kamique is sure to be mind-blowing.
Aquamarie is a four-bedroom villa, dramatically nestled in the rolling landscape to form its own special enclaves of luxury. The surrounding waters are protected by a reef, which makes for calm waters and excellent snorkeling. A rich blend of woods, stone and concrete creates a sensual yet modern island-inspired environment and a touch of the tropics provides a tangible sense of romance. The atmosphere blurs the line between inside and out and orchestrates light and shade to create a peaceful oasis where you feel completely connected with it all.
The Triton is an expansive six-bedroom villa with separate wings and all the amenities you could as for. The Anani is a four-bedroom ultra-spacious villa with amazing views and full decks surrounding a large pool.
Anani is dramatically nestled in the rolling landscape to form their own special enclaves. The surrounding waters are protected by a reef, which makes for calm waters and excellent snorkeling. A rich blend of woods, stone and concrete creates a sensual yet modern island-inspired environment. A touch of the tropics provides a sense of romance. The atmosphere blurs the line between inside and out and orchestrates light and shade to create a peaceful oasis.
#3 Villa Paradise
The exquisite Villa Paradise features six or seven yacht-shaped bedrooms combining natural beauty with quiet elegance while offering stunning vistas of the sparkling Caribbean waters. The privileged hideaway for celebrities and royalty alike, your home away from home is located on two small beach coves, and includes the use of a five-passenger Zodiac for beach hopping, snorkelling, lobster fishing, or whatever you wish do out on the sea. It’s your vacation.
The villa combines natural beauty with quiet elegance while offering unrivaled views across the Caribbean to the mountains of St. Maarten in the distance and the coral reef just offshore features some of the finest snorkeling opportunities in Anguilla. The spacious living room located on the upper level area opens to two walkout terraces and stunning views and features amenities such as a 42″ flat screen TV,Bose sound system, DVD collection and office area. The state-of-the-art fully-equipped kitchen has brushed stainless steel appliances housed in Miele cabinets with extensive granite work tops and you can choose to dine at either the indoor formal dining area or outdoors near the pool. On the lower level you’ll also find a self-contained suite with a private entrance, kitchenette and Queen size bed. All bedrooms are equipped with air-conditioning, fans, flat screen TV/DVD players and stereos. Yes, this place is truly superb.
Current Specials at Villa Paradise:
Stay 7, Pay 5. Two Free Nights!
Travel: Now – Mar 31, 2013