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CuisinArt Resort & Spa, Rendezvous Bay

$400 or more
Editor's Pick
Anguilla, Caribbean
Rendezvous Bay
Tel: 264 498 2000's insider take:

This beachfront hotel brings the Greek islands to the Caribbean with blue-domed, stark white villas cloaked in award-winning botanical gardens with more than 37,000 plants. CuisinArt joined the island's uber-luxury hotels (including Malliouhana and Cap Juluca) in 2000, and it's the one that has best withstood the test of time. Although its 93 generously proportioned rooms and suites are furnished in uninspired rattan and wood furniture, the marble bathrooms are grand, and the restaurants are known for their innovative healthy cuisine. The hotel grows its own vegetables, herbs, and edible flowers in the world's first resort-based hydroponic farm. The Santorini Restaurant has a Chef's Table for up to 16 guests offering regular culinary demonstrations, tastings, and wine pairings with Executive Chef Denise Carr. The poolside Cafe Mediterraneo offers an informal al fresco alternative, and spa dishes are found on all of the resort's menus. The resort is tripling the size of the full-service spa by July 2008 as well as adding six new private pool villas by the end of the year. However, a soundproof wall should minimize any unwelcome noise.

Closed September through October.

From the readers of Condé Nast Traveler:
Overall Score: 87.6
  • Activities: 82.0
  • Design: 90.1
  • Food: 84.0
  • Location: 94.1
  • Rooms: 92.1
  • Service: 83.2
"My wife would have stayed—I had to drag her home" from this cluster of Grecian buildings on Rendezvous Bay. "Large and inviting" rooms have high ceilings; "the shower off the bathroom is a wonderful extra touch." An on-site hydroponic farm grows fruits, herbs, and vegetables used in Santorini's Caribbean food. "It's so easy to relax here."

(99 rooms)
—2011 Gold List

Amenities: Beach, Golf, Pool, Spa, Tennis, Water sports

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