Anguilla rental villas are the most numerous form of accommodation for vacations on the island. Many of these are modest studio, one-, and two-bedroom properties that are more like apartments than villas, but fit the budgets of small groups and those enjoying family holidays. Many are operated like small hotels, with a gift shop, housekeeping service, and a dining option, and they generally offer water sports gear, sun beds, and beach umbrellas. One of the most affordable of these is the Shoal Bay Villas located right on Shoal Bay Beach, the most popular (and quite possibly most beautiful) of all the beaches on the island. Although, it doesn’t have its own restaurant, it is located in the busiest part of the beach where there are numerous music bars, restaurants, and small shops.
You can also find an Anguilla villa rental offered privately by the owner, sometimes as a long-term rental and sometimes on a weekly basis. To take advantage of this kind of Anguilla villa rental you often will need car rentals for transportation, as many are located along beach areas that are not major tourist spots.
Many Anguilla rental villas are part of extensive resorts, primarily located on the island’s beautiful beaches or overlooking them. An excellent example of these kinds of Anguilla villas includes the Carimar Beach Club located on the northern coast on Meads Bay. There are 24 one and two bedroom villas, all facing the sea with fully equipped kitchens and outdoor barbecue. There is daily housekeeping, full concierge service, tennis courts and access to the spa and children’s playground next door at the Malliouhana Resort.
Anguilla villas are world famous for their luxury and the luxurious lifestyles of their guests. Walking the beach of Maunday's Bay, it is not unlikely that you will bump into celebrities. Here you will find the exclusive Cap Juluca Hotel, which has palatial two-bedroom villas of 3,600 square feet each with private swimming pools. This resort also has several of finest dining spots on the island and operates the island’s only golf course, the Temenos Golf Course. Your Anguilla villa rental at the Cap Juluca can begin before you leave the United States, as the resort offers direct flights from US cities on a luxurious fourteen-passenger Gulf Stream Jet.
The penultimate in luxury are the Anguilla rental villas found at Covecastles (Denzel Washington owns one of these) on the beach of Shoal Bay West, next to Maundays Bay. The resort boasts a small gourmet restaurant, shopping boutique, and tennis courts. The opulent villas themselves (really like small mansions) are from 3,000 to more than 5,000 square feet and have two, three, four, and five bedrooms. The larger ones have private swimming pools. Guests and part-time residents of the Covecastles are apt to show up with their own entourage of chef, maids, and other staff, but they are also available from the resort.
Anguilla villas provide the privacy sought by many celebrity visitors and a level of luxury and comfort that is usually combined with concierge services to help you discover the best the island has to offer. Virtually all of these, including the ones offered by private owners, can assist you with island cruises, snorkeling and scuba diving excursions, and other activities.