Some say Malliouhana brought the world to Anguilla when it first opened in 1984, with a jet-set clientele and an upscale European sensibility. The hotel's classic French restaurant was a critical incubator for many an island chef. The rooms were enormous by any standards, averaging 800 square feet (the suites twice that size). And its coveted location on a rocky bluff overlooking a glittering sweep of Meads Bay? Pure magic. So when the hotel died a slow death in the aughts, the whole island was in some way affected. The sunblasted limestone villas stood abandoned for nearly two years. Then came Auberge Resorts and a cash infusion of $80 million, and in 2014 Malliouhana (the island's AmeriIndian name) emerged resurrected, with a colorful new palette (green, blue, daffodil) and island prints that gave the big rooms a fresh, personable appeal. The terrace restaurant is cranking out French-accented dishes with a healthy bent, accompanied by sweeping ocean views. The powdery white-sand beaches are luminous; this is still a dream location. Oh, and rumor has it the hotel is up for sale again. Stay tuned.
Malliouhana, an Auberge Resort
Our Rating Neighborhood Meads Bay Phone 877/733-3611 or 786/261-0800 Prices Winter $670–$920 double; $1,190–$2,020 suite; off season $475–$625 double, $895–$1,395 suite. Rates include daily continental breakfast buffet and afternoon tea. Units 44 units Amenities Restaurant, bar, bikes, children's programs, concierge, fitness center, golfing privileges at CuisinArt Golf Club, pool, spa, 2 tennis courts, watersports equipment, Wi-Fi (free) Web site Malliouhana, an Auberge ResortBook a Room Now
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