The Viceroy Anguilla is a work of art in the Caribbean. It’s positioned brilliantly on the island of Anguilla because there is really nothing like it around, so repeat visitors who like the more traditional Caribbean charm of properties like Cap Juluca or Cuisinart will not feel like the competition has moved in to conquer – although I’m sure many will be wooed by her charm – I know I was!
For those who admire the modern design aesthetic of Kelly Wearstler — and she has put her personal touch on every piece in the resort — the interior design is not to be missed. The hotel is set brilliantly against the backdrop of the gorgeous Caribbean sea and this makes for a dramatic wedding setting. While about half of the property is still being built, that which is presently open to guests is already impressive.
I stayed in one of the 4-bedroom bluff top villas, which was a very luxurious and comfortable accommodation. The twin master bedrooms and vast bathrooms with outdoor shower are well appointed as is the rest of the space including full kitchen, dining room, living room and two additional bedrooms, one with a separate entrance. Our private infinity pool, jaccuzi and outdoor eating area made us never want to leave… but Anguilla is known for its incredible beaches, so you’d be crazy to miss out on that!
Switching gears to the topic of destination weddings, Viceroy offers amazing potential. There’s a dramatic cliffside location for ceremonies (for brides that don’t want the beach), as well as the more traditional beach setting. But where this beach setting differs from many other islands is in the sheer privacy and pristine quality of the sand. Meads Bay is sparsely dotted with beachgoers, so brides looking for a more “private” setting will feel contented here. And the beach club serves as a perfect spot for an outdoor wedding – I can easily envision an outdoor tented reception filled with candles, lanterns and the barefoot elegance any beach bride would dream about.
Coba restaurant also presents a fabulous option for a more formal dining setting, perched over the ocean with open windows welcoming a warm sea breeze, your guests will be treated to an incredible feast prepared by Chef de Cuisine, Patrick Dang.
All in all, Anguilla is still much of an unknown gem for destination weddings, and I’d be happy to inspire any aspiring brides and grooms to this lap of luxury!