Fodor's Expert Review Malliouhana, An Auberge Resort

Meads Bay, Anguilla Fodor's Choice

This classic luxury hotel perched cliffside over beautiful Meads Bay beach is a fancifully modern yet relaxed beach paradise. The jungle/undersea decor of soft blues and yellow, enlivened by cheerful Haitian folk art, feels like a bohemian fantasy, but it fits the perfect beach location, and every minute is enriched by the friendly, helpful staff, the first-rate food, and the able, responsive management. There's an out-with-the-old, in-with-the-new ethos here, and healthy, farm-to-table cuisine shows the management's California roots. Twin heated infinity pools have luxe lounges, and the cocktail bar serves up tasty rum concoctions most of the day. Huge bedrooms and new bathrooms are pretty and relaxing. There is morning yoga on the pool deck, a fitness center and a spa, as well as tennis and paddleboarding for the happily active clientele. Complimentary bicycles provided to guests make exploring the massive grounds easier, but if pedaling does not fit your idea of a vacation, the bellman is always ready to take you anywhere on the grounds with one of the hotel's golf carts. Ask for one of their experience packages that range from spa and wellness to more active adventures.

PROS

  • Great location on Meads Bay
  • Friendly and attentive service
  • Spacious rooms and bathrooms

CONS

  • Lots of stairs and no elevators
  • Property takes a fair amount of walking to get around
  • Car necessary to explore the island (if you want to)

QUICK FACTS

Resort
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 264-497--6111

HOTEL DETAILS

58 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed late Aug.--late Oct., No Meals

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