Imbued with the culture and traditions of the island, this resort makes low-key yet chic hideaway (its name is pronounced "an-nah-cah-oh-na"). Every Thursday night Firefly restaurant becomes a vibrant, authentic Anguillian experience with traditional foods, music, and dance. Friendly and unpretentious guests mingle on lobby couches comparing restaurant experiences, and head off to the beaches together. It's a good choice for solo travelers. The standard rooms, which
are small, have flat-screen TVs, comfy beds, and touches of Euro-decor. It's worth it to splurge on a superior room for the view and the added space. Although it's a five-minute stroll to the beach you'll find thatched umbrellas and chaises when you get there, and you can order lunch to be delivered right to your chair. Added in 2013 is a pretty spa, which complements special week-long wellness retreats, including a detox and yoga slimming programs and watersports. If you hate big resorts, you can gloat that you've found such a great small one. Multinight packages, especially in the low season, are a good value, and special weeks focusing on tennis, biking, and golf are available. The optional dine-around program allows guests to visit some of the best restaurants on the Island.
Meads Bay, AI2640, Anguilla