By Hillary Latos
Named after the shape of an eel, Anguilla is one of those classic Caribbean islands whose beaches look like your favorite screensavers. About the same size as Manhattan it too is fairly flat and measures approximately 16 miles long and 3 miles wide.
At the heart of the picturesque curve of Rendezvous Bay is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, CusinArt Golf Resort and Spa, which is not to be confused with the line of gourmet kitchenware products. This sophisticated and casually elegant beachfront resort was inspired by the Mediterranean architecture of Mykonos with its whitewashed architecture featuring 97 suites and villas. With plenty of activities to recharge and rejuvenate, guests can make the hard decision to play a round of golf at their Greg Norman championship golf course, relax at the Venus spa, or just simply enjoy snorkeling or laying out on the white sugary beach.
Balance and serenity wait as the calming ocean breeze mixes with the abundant and fragrant flora against a long Zen like pool that runs from the entrance of the property to the beach bar. The luxurious rooms are housed in three-story bungalows that all face the sea with marble bathrooms and private terraces and are decorated in the same beachfront scheme of white and deep sea blue with touches of Caribbean flair. For those looking for more privacy book one of the luxurious villas- the beachfront villa can be configured from one to three bedrooms and the garden view can be configured into a two, three or five bedroom villa for your own private hideaway. Each villa comes with a private courtyard with a soothing fountain, gourmet kitchen, spacious living and dining area along with breathtaking views.
In keeping with the green theme and the first for any resort in the Caribbean, CuisinArt also features its own onsite hydroponic farm protected in an 18,000 square foot greenhouse where fruits and vegetables can grow all year round in a soil free environment cultivating lettuce, herbs, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and eggplants – ensuring the purest and freshest salads on the island. By saving and recirculating the water through drip irrigation, they also recirculate the water to hydrate the lush vegetation and exotic manicured gardens landscaped throughout the property.
The Venus spa is one of the best spas on the island that combines the synergy of the Old World European spa treatments with modern spa techniques. One of the most popular treatments is the healing waters aqua therapy that mixes sea water in a hydrotherapy pool with sea salt exfoliation and a tropical rain Vichy shower. Other luxurious treatments include the escapes packages which use locally sourced ingredients to give a true Caribbean experience. Scrubs are made with Anguillan coconut and pineapple, kiwi, mango, ginger, lemongrass or the sinful chocolate all grown locally on the hydroponic farm. Or relax with a warmed seashell massage, exotic essence aromatherapy massage, or deep tissue massage.
Their $50 Million Greg Norman golf course is Anguilla’s first and only course. Adding to this challenging course are the dramatic views of the Caribbean Sea and St. Marten as well as changes in elevation which make this a sought after course to play.
Embark on the gastronomic journey with Chef Jasper Schneider who has created an international menu using locally grown ingredients and fresh seafood caught daily. For fine dining, Le Bistro at Santorini Restaurant is the island’s only AAA 4 star restaurant serving local seafood with a contemporary Mediterranean flair. For avid foodies, be sure to book the Chef’s table held every Wednesday. This intimate six course meal is unique each time drawing on the chef’s inspiration for the day and paired with individual wines. Tokyo Bay is Anguilla’s first Japanese restaurant with an authentic sushi bar and teppanyaki grill served in a modern and minimalist chic setting with expansive views over the ocean. By day the clubhouse overlooks the stunning golf course serving classic grill favorites, and by night it becomes the romantic Italian trattoria, Italia. Chef Massimo Seletti has created a menu of Italian classics along with his tempting tiramisu.
Whether you’re looking for some rest & relaxation, a honeymoon, girlfriend’s getaway or escape from civilization, the CuisinArt Resort has everything you need to soothe the soul – a beautiful backdrop for a vacation with memories that will last a lifetime.
CusinArt Golf Resort and Spa Anguilla
800 943 3210