We spent 5 nights at the Four Seasons Anguilla and had an amazing time! Here are all the details from our trip including how to get there, resort highlights, and tips for travelers!
Four Seasons Anguilla: Our Trip Recap!
If you follow my Stories and Reels on Instagram, you saw we spent 5 days in the Caribbean for Thomas’ 40th birthday last week. (Be sure to check out the Video highlight reel!)
was our destination Four Seasons AnguillaAnd it was absolutely amazing! Instead of summarizing our trip day by day, I’m sharing topic by topic so future travelers can get a great overview.
rented dress from nuclear!
How we chose the Four Seasons Anguilla
This journey really begins with Beauty counter! In 2021, the company has a year-long challenge where advisors can earn points to get a prize. The prize I won was a $2,500 gift card to the Four Seasons.
I started researching properties to visit, and I shelled out $2,500 a night on a Miami property pretty quickly. There are a few properties in the Caribbean, incl BahamasAnd the NevisAnd the Anguilla. Four Seasons Anguilla has the perfect balance of tropical and luxurious, so we picked it for our trip!
Use credit card points to book flights and room
Since we had been collecting Chase points all year long, we had a bank of them to spend on our trips.
I tried to figure out a way to book the room with half points and half gift card but didn’t know how to do it and avoid a possible room move.
So in the end we booked all 5 nights with points and saved our gift card to use on all food, beverage and hotel charges. epic!!!
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Travel to Anguilla
Excursion to Saint Martin
We flew from Charlottesville to Atlanta and Atlanta to St. Martin. It was a bit of a schlip.
When I researched the trip, though, the reviews said most people fly into St. Martin and take the ferry to Anguilla.
Once we landed in St. Martin, we took the bus off the plane a very short distance and then waited in a long line for customs (about 20 minutes), then were cheerfully met by the Four Seasons who took us to the ferry dock.
Hint on tips
Expecting the tip, I went to the bank and got a combination of $5 and $10. We blew through them. There were a lot of different turning points. So bring plenty of cash and remember to save some for the return trip!
Funtime ferry to Anguilla
It reminded me a lot of the process of getting to Anguilla Travel to Bald Head Island.
I was able to arrange the ferry through the Four Seasons concierge. The total cost was $440 round trip (!) but there was no better way to do it than to fly directly to Anguilla. Definitely factor this cost into your travel budget. She was able to charge the ferry to our room, which meant we could put it on our gift card.
We had to show our passports 5 different times and after waiting in a small outdoor area we finally got on the boat.
This wasn’t as big a passenger ferry as we thought it would be! It was basically a speedboat, and it was fun.
We met up with Anguilla BFFs, Brent and John (HI GUYS!)On this boat trip. We hooked up this week and it was great to have friends to meet!
The boat ride was about 25 minutes (and quite rocky on the roads!) but fun because the beer had rum and we were able to just relax and watch the islands go by. And we were so close to the end of the day of travel.
Arrival in Anguilla
The ferry terminal in Anguilla was small and ordinary (I think they are rebuilding it). We had to go through Anguilla customs which was quick but more passport shows. We were then allocated a taxi (more cash!) to the Four Seasons. That taxi ride was about 20 minutes.
I think it would probably take about 2 hours from landing at SXM to getting to the Four Seasons.
Access to the Four Seasons
Finally we were there!! We were greeted with cool towels, ocean breezes and welcome rum drinks.
Our ocean view suite
We booked an ocean view studio, but were so grateful to be upgraded to a suite!!
Our room was spacious with amazing ocean views from the balcony where we had coffee every morning.
There was a plunge pool on the balcony, which contained a heater. But to be honest it was too cold even with the heater on so we never went in. We’ve turned our huge bathtub into a hot tub!
We also loved the location of our room in Building 32. And we were very close to our favorite places: SALT (for breakfast and dinner), the Sunset Lounge, and the pool.
Our room had full size bottles of shampoo, body wash, and hand soap, which was appreciated (for a waste reduction standpoint too!).
We also loved the robes, slippers, and turndown service.
Four Seasons Anguilla Pools
Sunset Pool is a stunning infinity pool with amazing sunset and ocean views. It’s adults only and it never got too crowded – we were always able to get a chair.
There were two other pools – the bamboo pool and the Alita pool – but since we love the view, we didn’t spend time in them.
The service at the pools was great, with pillow chairs, towels and friendly staff who will bring you anything you need from rum to lunch.
Almost every hour they are brought in by samples of juices, drinks or snacks. And once a team from the spa came by to offer a free shoulder massage!
There was also a sunscreen station at every beach and pool, so don’t pack your own.
The two beaches
Our favorite Barnes Bay beach was the “wild” between the two. There were rocks with huge crashing waves!
As the week went on, the beach shrank. Our friend Yuri said the tide goes in like this on a full moon and puts a raft in the sand which means there is less room for chairs.
We spent our first few days at the beach, and finished our trip at the Sunset Pool.
The sand was like walking in the snow – you would sink 6-12 inches deep! And so walking on the beach was quite a challenge haha. But it felt amazing.
The ocean was too rough to swim near the resort, but it was much calmer at the end of Meads Bay beach.
The Four Seasons had snorkeling equipment and other types of water sports like paddle boards, but it was too difficult for any of those when we were there.
Part two is coming tomorrow!
- All the restaurants, food and drinks we enjoyed
- Tips for traveling to Four Seasons Anguilla!