Luxury Resorts: Nestled amid the Leeward islands of the Caribbean and positioned just northeast of the bustling island of St. Martin, the tiny 17 mile long by 3 mile wide island of Anguilla rests gently among her European sisters, quietly whispering welcome, if you please, to my beautiful beaches and understated demeanor. Named centuries ago by Spanish explorers for her eel shape, Anguilla is laden with historic riches from her indigenous people, affording visitors a wonderfully, multi-faceted experience they will not soon forget.
Perfectly poised on the Beach at Rendezvous Bay, is a tropical paradise inspired by Mediterranean architecture and splashed with a delicate white wash. This tropical oasis of tranquility and splendor is known simply as CuisinArt Resort and Spa, a place where turquoise waters beckon you to swim, snorkel or sail, while two miles of velvety white sand invite you to bask in the sun and where the staff, with warm enthusiasm, cater to your every whim.
Each of CuisinArt's 93 rooms and suites, ranging from luxury guest rooms to penthouse suites, afford each visitor an incredible sea view. Beautifully appointed with marble bathrooms, private patios as well as custom designed fabrics and furnishings bursting in colors such as cobalt blue and sundrenched yellows, the rooms at CuisinArt are unusually large. Unlike many hotels around the world, the rooms here offer guests an unheard of 900 to 7,500 square feet of private, luxuriating space to kick back and enjoy the beauty that abounds.
With its tempting selection at your fingertips, and under the creative direction of Executive Chef Daniel Le Guenan, the cuisine at CuisinArt is an outstanding experience unto itself. Incorporating classic Mediterranean flavors combined with the freshest produce from the resort's (and Anguilla's) only hydroponic farm, the result is simply delectable cuisine that will dazzle the most discerning palette.
This hydroponic farm is an extremely unique component for CuisinArt, as it is the only one of its kind for a resort, not to mention for the Caribbean. The hydroponics process, generally speaking, saves water through the use of recirculation systems and drip irrigation. They basically recycle the drainage from the greenhouse to feed the outdoor landscape plants, etc. throughout the year. For more information about Hydroponics, visit www.howardresh.com.
In addition to the choice of restaurants, such as CuisinArt's poolside restaurant, Café Mediterraneo, or its Mediterranean Brasserie, you may opt to experience the amazing chef's table dining experience, cooking classes or a Mediterranean journey along the beach.
A visit to the CuisinArt Resort and Spa would be absolutely incomplete without a visit to the Venus Spa, where "your passage to rejuvenation" undoubtedly begins. Combining elegantly appointed treatment rooms, tranquil settings, fresh and organic ingredients, healing waters, and cutting edge techniques applied by masterful hands, the Venus Spa experience here is the first, and quite possibly last, step to obtaining self-love. Harvested daily from CuisinArt's true hydroponic farm, the allure of their Fresh Escape services is something not to be missed. As fresh as their cuisine, Venus Spa's fresh treatments are a culture to embrace and a must on the overall journey to health and wellness.
In addition to all the wondrous elements embodied by the resort, such as its alluring spa and inspiring cuisine, are also the vast activities that can be had amidst the beauty of Anguilla's beaches and surrounding waters. Whether your idea of a holiday is basking in the sun with a good book or diving the reefs of the Leeward islands, Anguilla has an unforgettable experience to await you. Additionally, boating the waters surrounding Anguilla is a beautiful way to while away the hours and if a change of scenery and pace is something you fancy, try the ferry service, which carries guests to the neighboring islands of St. Martin and St. Barts, where shopping and dining abound.