by Whitney Rife
Note: This resort has suffered damage in the 2017 hurricane season and is closed until further notice.
Anacaona is located in Anguilla’s West End off Meads Bay. Offering only 27 rooms and suites, the hotel is a good option for families who are looking for a budget-friendly value and a secluded experience. A variety of accommodations are available, from standard rooms to three-bedroom, three-bath villas. Families will feel comfortable in a Junior Suite, complete with a kitchenette, pullout sofa and balcony. All rooms contain sumptuous bedding, top-of-the-line coffee makers and free Wi-Fi. Firefly Restaurant and Bar is set adjacent to one of the pools, surrounded by palm trees. All meals are served and a meal plan is available. Dishes contain local ingredients with an authentic Caribbean and European flair. Children’s menus are provided.
Two swimming pools are on the property. Parents can visit the onsite spa for a facial or a massage on the beach. The beach is onsite and food service can be delivered to your complimentary chaise lounge. Umbrellas and snorkel equipment are also provided. The resort feels a strong influence from the Anguilla culture, which is why guests are entertained by live musicians, local historians and artists. Mayoumba is a popular folklore troupe that frequents Anacoana each Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. The performance costs an extra $35 per person.
Our Editor Loves
- Two pools and beach access
- Cultural shows every Thursday evening
- Onsite dining and meal plan available
- Family Room 5+
- Meal Plan
- Onsite Dining
Myself and two friends work in Sint Maarten and wanted a night of relaxation. And we got it.
We arrived around 2pm and the staff showed us to our rooms. After this we visited a few of the beach bars and had a few cocktails with food. When we returned to the hotel we spoke to the friendly lady at reception who booked a resultant for us and gave us local advice.
Next morning breakfast was good and staff even better.
They gave use beach towels and let us check out late and even booked our taxi for us.
Now the hotel isn't the most modern in the world but it is clean and comfy, what makes this hotel is it's fantastic staff and pure peace and quite around the hotel.
Watch out for the cat who follows you back to your room and tries to sneak in!!.
Already planning our next trip.
Stayed here for 5 nights and in one of the larger rooms. The staff here are just lovely, kind and really helpful.
Room: Needs updating - the plug sockets were worn meaning your plug just fell out of them a lot of the time. The patio door was broken so difficult to open and close. The bathrooms were too dark and no mirror in the main room. Very tired and needs some freshening up. No lifts available either so getting luggage in and out difficult.
Hotel: The gardens need attention as the grass has dried out in places and a bit unkempt. The water fountain has dried up and looks abandoned. Friends had hired a villa and getting to it often meant almost walking into the bushes. The paving has worn too so it's a bit crazy paving in places.
Pool: Main pool is lovely but sun beds need replacing - husband fell through his as it had a hole.
Staff: Raquel is just lovely and she made the place for us. Morning breakfast lady was lovely too and so friendly.
Breakfast: Served in the Firefly restaurant which is now just breakfast. Really good. Order what you want.
I think I would come back just to see Raquel again (seriously the most lovely person in he world) but the hotel needs some investment. Another thing to point out is that we had an early dinner one evening and came back to find the hotel in darkness so we couldn't even get a drink which was a bit of a shame.