Tucked away in the northern Caribbean, Anguilla is home to magnificent coral reefs, 5-star dining, rich heritage and elite beaches. Beloved for its silky-smooth sand, aquamarine waters and gorgeous views, majestic Meads Bay Beach is located on the western end of the island and is regarded as one of the most luxurious in the Caribbean. Known for its various landmarks including luxury hotels, villas, remarkable restaurants and the beach itself, discover why so many visitors have a deep love for the island’s north shore.
The development of the Meads Bay Bubble has allowed guests the opportunity to swim, kayak, walk and run between the Frangipani Beach Resort right down to the Carimar Beach Club. Guests can make advance reservations through their concierge and stroll down the sand for breakfast, lunch, drinks or dinner at participating restaurants Straw Hat, Blanchards and Blanchards Beach Shack. Resort and villa staff are readily available to escort in-bubble restaurant diners to and from their Meads Bay Beach accommodation or arrange transportation.
“Being in the Meads Bay Bubble has been a breeze,” said vacationer and Toronto-resident Mark Harris. “I have been coming to Anguilla since 1993 and love the people of Anguilla like they are family, so I am following all prescribed guidelines and making arrangements through my concierge. It’s been worth it. I appreciate being able to enjoy more of the beach and being able to just walk down the sand when I want a great meal. Everything else I’ve wanted to see or do has been just a short taxi-ride away. I am having a wonderful vacation.”
Here’s a look at some of Anguilla’s most popular and restaurants and resorts along Meads Bay Beach.
Tranquility Beach Anguilla Resort on Meads Bay Beach is the newest kid on the block and the first condo-style property on the island. There are 15 beach-chic condominiums perfect for a short getaway, extended family vacation or a lifetime of island living. From pre-stocking your fridge prior to your arrival to setting up your beach chairs every morning, Tranquility Beach Anguilla is the premier address prepared to ensure your stay feels better than your own private home. The brand-new condos promise five-star comfort and are available in one, two or three-bedroom options.
Frangipani Beach Resort is described as barefoot luxury on Meads Bay Beach. There are 19 rooms and suites, plus a four-bedroom beachfront villa all designed to meet your every vacation need. The boutique beachfront resort offers pool and beach concierge service, complimentary motorized and non-motorized water sports, and superb health and wellness activities. Whether it’s working out at the on-site fitness center, enjoying the tennis and basketball courts or getting pampered at the Pulmeria Balinese Spa, there is something for everyone. Frangipani is the recipient of some of the industry’s most illustrious awards and the team is dedicated to making your experience at the resort
Located on Meads Bay Beach, the Carimar Beach Club has a loyal following. The hotel offers spacious one-bedroom and two-bedroom villa suites with a fully equipped kitchen and beautiful dining and living areas. It was named one of the Most Awesome Affordable Beachfront Hotels in the Caribbean by Caribbean Travel + Life. Trip Advisor also rates the Carimar as the #1 Family Friendly Hotel in Anguilla. The Carimar Beach Club began as a dream when author Francine Jacobs was awestruck by the beauty of Meads Bay Beach in May 1982. Jacobs, her husband and a team of builders made their dream a reality in December 1985 when Carimar opened its doors. Guests continue to return to what they consider their Caribbean “home away from home.”
For an unforgettable escape, experience Anguilla in seclusion from your own villa with a private pool and a full staff catering to your every need. Meads Bay Beach Villas promises this will be your most luxurious vacation ever. All villas are located along what is one of the most premier and elite beaches in the Caribbean. Every villa is designed to feel like your home away from home. Beautiful tropical landscaping grows freely around the villa protecting the privacy of all visitors. Each features two bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, a large fully equipped kitchen and a spacious living room. Sink your toes into your backyard beach and relax in the sun at a location perfect for honeymooners, couples and families.
Live like a rock star in the villa that won the International Property Award for excellence in single-residence architectural design. Sitting right on the sandy shores of Meads Bay Beach, The Beach House features dramatic floor to ceiling windows with views of the beach at every turn. This prestigious property was once host to Justin Bieber and his family during a 2015 Christmas vacation. Basketball superstar Lebron James spent over a week at the villa with his entire family in 2018! The villa offers eight master suites, ten bathrooms, outdoor dining areas, terraces on two levels, and a private infinity pool and deck. Additional amenities include a tennis court, fully equipped gym, theatre, and a game room with ping-pong, air hockey and pool tables. Ready to live out your rock star dreams at this unparalleled home?
Hidden under a curtain of palm trees, Blanchards Restaurant is one of Anguilla’s tenured upscale establishments. Blanchards was the original five-star restaurant on the island and is owned and operated by Bob and Melinda Blanchard, decide upend a quiet life together in Vermont and realize a life-long dream. Blanchards is regarded as, “A mecca for foodies and considered one of the best in the Caribbean, if not the world!” by Fodor’s Caribbean. It first opened in 1994 after the couple traded in ski slopes for a sunnier climate. Blanchards serves local cuisine and dinner starts at 6:30 pm. It is the ideal venue for a private event, wedding or beach party under the star-filled Caribbean sky and the restaurant’s twinkling lights. The restaurant’s beach shack, located next door to the restaurant, is an absolute must-try for casual beachfront lunch. Grab a picnic table on the beach, sink your toes in the sand and enjoy its great prices and even better food!
Waking up to this view every morning of your vacation is a dream come true! Meads Bay Beach is one of the most popular west end beaches on Anguilla and one of the island’s truly untouched shores. Despite its popularity, most days you can have it almost to yourself. Come see where luxury meets low-key in an un-crowded and romantic setting. Sink your toes into the soft, white sand and marvel at the crystal clear waters. Set your beach bag under one the iconic yellow umbrella and venture into the water for a snorkel at a nearby coral reef. Lucky for you, Meads Bay Beach is rarely busy with people so you won’t have to share the expansive shoreline and idyllic swimming.
Occasionally when the wind is blowing from the north to northeast, the surf at Meads Bay Beach can get a bit rough. Don’t fret, just grab a boogie board, hop in the water and join the surfers on the waves! Water sports equipment rentals are available from many of the hotels along the beach