advertisement

This property may not be beachfront, but it's a winner nonetheless. This boutique is as well-managed as any property on the island, with Anguilla's 2013 Hotelier of the Year Delroy Lake confidently in charge. It's also a good-value choice for anyone who wants to be close to Meads Bay without paying a fortune. Anacaona is pillowed in colorful gardens of tropical greenery, just a stroll away from one of the island's most beautiful beaches. All of the cheerfully decorated rooms come with balconies with garden views (many upper-floor rooms have sea views); junior suites have black-granite bathrooms and Jacuzzi tubs. Each of the seven suites (junior, two-, and three-bedroom) comes with a fully equipped kitchen. The poolside Firefly restaurant serves a Caribbean/Euroasian fusion menu. Don't miss the Thursday–night Anguillian buffet, with entertainment from the Mayoubla Folkloric Theatre, a local cultural-heritage troupe that performs traditional song and dance.