by Hilarey Wojtowicz
Note: This resort has suffered damage in the 2017 hurricane season and is closed until further notice.
Anguilla is known for its beaches and world-class restaurants and the Carimar Beach Club offers families a luxury escape to the island in the Caribbean. The resort has 24 one- or -two-bedroom villa suites, each fully equipped with a living area, dining area, full kitchen and sleeping accommodations for up to four people (five max with a rollaway). The beachfront property has free parking, free property-wide Wi-Fi (even on the beach) and a plethora of family activities.
Relax on the beach, practice your tennis or golf game, snorkel in the shallow clear water or dive in the deep end. Families can swim with the dolphins, go horseback riding, enjoy trips to St. Martin or explore the local art galleries and churches.
Although dining is not technically onsite, the Blanchard’s at Meads Bay is located on the beachand offers a five-star Caribbean menu. For something a little less formal, try the Blanchard’s Beach Shack, perfect for a family lunch or afternoon snack. Other local favorites include Jacala, Straw Hat, Ocean Echo and B & D’s BBQ — all of which are local and located on the beach in Meads Bay. For more options, ask the concierge for an extensive list of restaurants, many of which are award-winning establishments.
Our Editor Loves
- Full suites for up to six
- World-renowned restaurants
- Beach and water activities aplenty
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Onsite Dining
Carimar allows you to have a wonderful beachfront location as well as the amenities of a fully stocked kitchen. Carimar’s staff including its very special manager and wife team provide the most affable and attentive service to every guest. The property is not only located beachfront on Meads Bay it is surrounded by some of the best restaurants on the island. We have been coming to Anquilla for over 25 years and as special as many of the larger hotels and villas Carimar is a perfect choice for value, location, and the best staff on the island.
Carimar is like a home away from home. The condos are comfortable, clean and spacious - each with an outdoor area for relaxing and soaking in the tropical breezes. The beach location is spectacular and located next to one of the best restaurants on the island. The staff is very friendly and I love the added extras like the bicycles, beach chairs, umbrellas, snorkel gear and grills - all free for guests to use. I just wish I could've stayed longer!