Arawak Beach Inn is one of the best values on Anguilla, an island that is legendary as an exclusive tropical enclave. The Arawak is a wonderful three-star hotel that puts you right on the beach, with all oceanfront rooms that are perfectly comfortable for guests who want to experience Anguilla but don’t require lavish luxury. The essence of the Arawak is relaxation and informality, exuding authentic Caribbean style and vibe with a genuine hospitality that make you feel like you’re part of the family. As a homebase for exploring the warm azure waters or the island’s 33 beaches (saving money while you’re at it), Arawak is the ideal hotel for you. Read on to discover more about this intimate beachside inn.
Q: Let’s get right to it: How are the rooms?
A: The seventeen brightly coloured and eclectic rooms come in a few configurations, all oceanfront with balconies that look out over the water, like the deck of a ship. Premium rooms are brand new, with fresh furnishings and fixtures, all air-conditioned and brightly lit with high ceilings and stereo systems. The Oceanfront Deluxe features luxurious mahogany furniture and bright fabrics, vaulted ceilings, private balconies and kitchen. All the beds are very comfortable and the rooms are relatively minimalist (compared to the elegant five-star resorts), allowing the magnificence of the island itself to work its magic.
Q: What sort of amenities does Arawak Beach Inn offer?
A: There’s a small library with a take-a-book, leave-a-book policy; snorkelling equipment is available for a small fee; there’s a shop called the Arawak Boutique stocked with items you may have forgotten as well as gift items and local artwork; high-speed WiFi is available for a small fee; and you’ll also have access to concierge, daily housekeeping, laundry facilities, and babysitting.
Q: What is the pool like?
A: The outdoor pool is beachfront and surrounded by loungers. It’s shaped like an octagon and the ocean is visible from the water. As you can see, it’s quaint and lovely, just like the Arawak. All you really need for a wonderful vacation.
Q: How is the beach?
When you have Island Harbour Beach right there on the magnificent Caribbean Sea, who needs a pool? A short two minute walk takes you to Arawak Cove, a tranquil private oasis just for Arawak guests, where you can recline on the white sand beneath an umbrella or go swimming and snorkelling with sea turtles in the warm waters. Ten minutes away you’ll find Shoal Bay East, possibly Anguilla’s most well known and beautiful beach: two miles of powder white sand filled with beach bars, live music and restaurants.
Q: Does the Arawak have a restaurant on-site?
A: The Arawak Café and Bar is open at 8am for coffee and breakfast and serves tasty lunch and dinner all day. The menu features delectable International and Caribbean meals at fair prices, with dishes like homemade pizza and local lobster at market price. The bar operates on an honour system, where if the staff aren’t around, just help yourself and mark it down on the tab that sits in the conch shell. Wednesday is “Limin’ Night” where you can ‘lime’ (the Caribbean term for hanging out) and enjoy live local music; Friday is “Surprise Night” where a special unique culinary delight is presented; and Sundays you can enjoy a traditional English meal. It’s always tasty home-cooked meals at a reasonable price at the Arawak.
Q: We’ve never been to Anguilla before and we’re looking to have some fun! What activities are there?
A: Well you can rent bikes (or a car) from the Arawak to explore the island’s rich history and culture. Take a boat charter to Scilly Cay or Scrub Island, to spend the day on an desert island escape with a picnic. Excellent diving is available just down the beach from Arawak, where you can explore the coral reefs in some of the best diving locations on Earth. Go sailing, windsurfing, parasailing, or waterskiing. Go deep sea fishing or birdwatching. Party all night at a reggae fiesta and enjoy life to the fullest, no matter what you do.
Q: The Arawak sounds just up my alley for a relaxing simple vacation. How do I book a room?
A: Call My Anguilla Vacation today at 1-800-970-9415 and speak with one of our friendly and helpful agents, who are here to help you have the best vacation yet. Our agents are experts on Anguilla, having been there several times and experienced the Arawak Beach Inn for themselves. This puts them in the perfect position to answer any and all questions you may have about the Arawak and Anguilla in general.