Round up the whole fam-damily, it’s time for a vacation. It’s time to go make some memories while you’ve got the chance to do so. Whether your children have yet to leave the nest or you’ll have to round them up (beaming your family crest onto a cloud like a Batman beacon) we urge you to do so.
Looking back, family vacations are some of my fondest memories. All of us together and happily experiencing something new and exotic. Away from all the distractions and responsibilities and routine of home, away from the video games and the television, it’s the perfect opportunity to do some quality bonding. Traveling is also one of the best forms of education. It’s hard to beat first-hand experience of foreign cultures and fresh landscapes and flow. So, what do you say? Let’s make this happen.
Come to Anguilla for your family vacation and experience the exclusive luxury of pristine nature, magnificent resorts, and world-class dining – all peacefully free of the crowds you’ll find at other Caribbean destinations. There’s cruise-ship stops and then there’s Anguilla. These are just a few of the reasons that makes it the optimal place to connect with your family and create moments to last a lifetime.
This legendary island in the Leewards is known for its wallpaper-perfect scenery, with the purest white sand beaches and warm water the colour of blue Powerade. And there is a power here, a vibrant mystique that energizes the independent attitude and attracts the rich and famous who know what luxury means. It is an utterly romantic island that inspires positive feelings and a flow-state of being where your family will gravitate from one mind-blowing experience to the next. And there is an ample amount of activities in which to partake, with something special for all ages. So check out some of our favourite options for Anguilla family vacations and get the ball rolling.
The Viceroy is an artistic masterpiece of a resort, and one of the coolest and most unique accommodations in the Caribbean. The supremely stylish modern architecture exudes an extremely attractive pull. “This is it,” you’ll find your family saying in your suite with the private plunge pool, “This is that sweet, sweet goodness we’ve been looking for.” Name another hotel that has a rock climbing wall, NBA-size basketball courts, and a putting/chipping green. Plus bonfires on the beach and three awesome pools, one just for families.
There’s an excellent kids club called Generation V with heaps of games and activities like scavenger hunts, jewellery making, beach olympics, and sand castle contests. There’s also a Teen’s Club for the older kids with a fun clubhouse featuring a multimedia centre and cool classes like sailing, cricket, yoga, tai chi, and steel drum lessons. Yep, your entire family will have an absolute blast here at Viceroy Anguilla.
CuisinArt Resort & Spa
Chances are you own or have owned at one point a product from CuisinArt, so really it’s just a natural extension to visit the company’s outstanding resort. It’s like a theme park for home appliances, the Disneyland of blenders and cookware. OK, maybe not quite; there’s no spinning rides modelled off food processors or mascots dressed like waffle makers. But there is the world’s first and only comprehensive hydroponic farm on a resort. In a region that depends on imports vegetables from all around the world, CuisinArt Resort offers guests a selection of the freshest and most flavourful veggies on Earth. The state-of-the-art 1.5-acre farm provides sustenance to the three world-class restaurants on-site – and may very well just convince your young ones to actually enjoy vegetables.
But health food is just the tip of the iceberg lettuce at CuisinArt. The culinary wonderland promotes a holistic approach to life, with the incredibly blissful Venus Spa as a case in point. Get therapeutic treatments for the whole family to increase your level of relaxation and enjoyment and hit the activities. If you’re into golfing, the on-site championship course designed by Greg Norman is one of the best in the Caribbean. There’s also a wide array of things to do like sailing, tennis, snorkelling, and kayaking, as well as cooking classes taught by the masters. And the accommodation is divine, all making CuisinArt the ideal location to make lifetime memories.
Frangipani Beach Resort
If you’re seeking an intimate approach to the tropical family vacation, the 19-suite Frangipani on Mead’s Bay is the place for you. Radiating authentic Anguillian friendliness and charm, your family will be made to feel like part of the Frangipani family as the staff get to know you by name. This dreamy boutique resort offers gorgeous sanctuaries of accommodation and an abundance of amenities and activities, including free motorized water sports to go water-skiing, wakeboarding or tubing. The Straw Hat is one of our favourite restaurants on the island and the complimentary continental breakfast is outstanding. First-class family experience awaits.
Shoal Bay Villas
If you’re interested in more of a budget option, Shoal Bay Villas provides simplicity done right, where what it lacks in quantity it makes up in quality. The dozen guestrooms are condo-style villas, featuring living room and complete kitchen so you can set up shop here on one of the best beaches in Anguilla and do your own thing. It’s the perfect alternative for those not keen on the hotel room layout who seek the Anguillian experience from a more self-sustainable perspective.