So Close Yet So Far Away
Escape to Anguilla’s Cuisinart Golf Resort & Spa
By Stephanie Lesser
Velvety white sand and turquoise waters are just the beginning. This luxurious yet low-key Caribbean resort offers warm hospitality and a carefree vibe, making it the perfect getaway — even a long weekend will feel like a full vacation. With whitewashed Mediterranean-style villas, the elegant Venus Spa, the island’s only golf course, and world-class dining that features fresh vegetables, herbs and edible flowers grown at the resort’s own hydroponic farm, the CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa delights golfers, beach-lovers and foodies alike.
PLAY Tee off at the $50 million Greg Norman–designed championship golf course offering spectacular views of the sea and nearby St. Maarten.
DINE Indulge in authentic Japanese cuisine at Tokyo Bay, located above the spa, or go for classic Italian fare at Italia nestled right on the golf course. Don’t miss the chef’s table. Savor six unique courses plus expert wine pairings from executive chef Jasper Schneider, served in an intimate setting.
UNWIND Lounge by the infinity pool or along the resort’s peaceful shores with a signature cocktail from the beach-side bar — try the Frozen Mojito made with mint grown on site. Or make an appointment at the Venus Spa for a Warmed Seashell Massage.
EXPLORE For a little adventure outside the resort, try these top local picks.
• Head to Sandy Island, a small cay just offshore, for a fun-filled afternoon of swimming followed by rum punch and fresh grilled lobster.
• Rent a chair and umbrella or snorkeling gear on the island’s most popular beach — and arguably one of the world’s prettiest — Shoal Bay East.
• Visit Cheddie’s Carving Studio to shop for driftwood and mahogany carvings and stone and coral sculptures by Anguillan native Cheddie Richardson.
• Relax island-style at one of the many laid-back bars peppered along Anguilla’s shores like local favorite and evening hotspot Elvis’ Beach Bar, a colorful, 16-foot boat-turned-bar offering live music and strong drinks.
For more information on the CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa, visit www.cuisinartresort.com.