Anguilla’s Newest Luxury Destination Opens with 80 Guestrooms, Exceptional Cuisine and Wellness Programming
The Reef by CuisinArt, a contemporary beachside Caribbean hotel, officially opens today. A sister property to CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa, The Reef by CuisinArt features 80 state-of-the-art accommodations, a dramatic lobby entry and bar with sweeping ocean views, fitness center, boutique, two restaurants, and a spectacular pool.
“We are delighted to celebrate the launch of The Reef and welcome guests to Anguilla’s newest luxury and experiential beachfront destination,” said Stephane Zaharia, Vice President & General Manager of The Reef. “With its sister property, CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa, we were able to tap into over a decade of hospitality expertise and seamlessly provide guests with the best that both properties have to offer.”
Located on Merrywing Bay on the Caribbean coast of Anguilla, The Reef by CuisinArt is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, which selects only independently-minded properties with one thing in common: excellence. The Reef is a contemporary beachfront oasis of luxury that will feature stunning accommodations, world-class dining, cutting-edge technology and a plethora of activities including unique watersports, tennis with hardcourt play and preferred rates and tee times at CuisinArt Golf Club. Guests will also have access to the award-winning Venus Spa and additional culinary outlets offered at CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa.
A member of Small Luxury Hotels of The World, The Reef features 80 accommodations that include 25 Golfview Junior Suites and 25 Seaview Junior Suites in the main building. Four additional beachfront buildings house 30 accommodations ranging from Beachfront Junior Suites to Corner Beachfront Junior Suites, Superior Beachfront Junior Suites and Deluxe Beachfront Junior Suites. The hotel’s open-air lobby affords a stunning view of the Caribbean Sea and is designed to evoke a yacht on land. Design accents including Italian ceramic tile floors, limestone walling fabricated in Bali, Royal Botania furniture and a dramatic spiral staircase leading to the restaurants and pool reveal a chic juxtaposition of relaxed Caribbean luxury and urban flair within moments of stepping foot on property.
The Reef offers a true gastronomic journey, using a farm-to-table approach that includes locally-sourced fish such as snapper, grouper and lobster, and fresh produce from CuisinArt’s on-site Hydroponic Farm, in addition to some of the most coveted global ingredients handpicked by Executive Chef Jasper Schneider. The Yacht Club, serving breakfast and dinner, offers a menu of sophisticated fare and extensive raw bar selections, with a brilliantly nautical design, including porthole inspired doors, sails draping down from the ceiling, and sailing photography that adorn the walls.
The Reef is also home to Breezes, a dazzling beachfront lunch restaurant and bar ideal for those craving a relaxed Caribbean experience. The restaurant’s Argentinian-style grill and wood fire allow for roasted fish and vegetables to be served directly from the oven. A poolside menu and light bites in the lobby lounge will be served. Guests at The Reef can also easily enjoy the exceptional cuisine that CuisinArt has to offer, including four restaurants, an intimate Chef’s Table experience that is unmatched in the Caribbean, cooking lessons and more, along with signing privileges at all of CuisinArt’s dining venues and complimentary transportation provided throughout the estate.
At the core of The Reef’s on-property programming is a focus on wellness, encompassing everything from cutting-edge spa treatments and a bevy of nutrient-dense juices fresh from the Hydroponic Farm, to diverse fitness classes including yoga with meditation and aqua-cycling class. Guests at The Reef will have the opportunity to be pampered poolside through an array of “Spa to You” services. At CuisinArt’s award-winning, 27,000 square foot Venus Spa, guests can enjoy additional treatments as well as a unique Farm-to-Spa Blend Bar activity to make their own body scrubs and bath salts using dried herbs such as lavender and rosemary straight from the Hydroponic Garden.
The resort’s swimming pool overlooking Merrywing Bay beach will play host to the island’s first aqua-cycling class, and a resident DJ will be stationed poolside from 3:00-6:00 PM, setting an idyllic ambiance through specially curated playlists for sunbathers and swimmers alike. The Reef has also partnered with Anguilla’s distinguished sea adventure company, Anguilla Watersports, to offer guests a multitude of sea-adventure activities that include glass-bottom kayaking, snorkeling, paddle boarding, and a water trampoline. Guests of The Reef will also receive special pricing to experience Anguilla Watersports’ family-friendly Aqua Park at Cove Bay, the largest inflatable water park of its kind in the Caribbean, and kite surfing lessons.
The Boutique at The Reef will carry signature hotel items along with contemporary selections not typically found in the average hotel boutique. Among the curated items offered are: Bella Dahl shorts, skirts and tunics for women; Fallon & Royce beach bags printed with hip, on-trend sayings including “Beach Hair Don’t Care” and more; Pete Huntington shirts hand crafted from Bali and Onias swim trunks and polos for men; and VitaJuwel ViA Waterbottles, water bottles infused with precious stones. Guests who would like to take home The Reef’s signature aroma can also purchase candles, diffusers, and linen mists.
To stay updated on news and happenings at The Reef, join the mailing list by visiting www.TheReefbyCuisinArt.com and follow @TheReefAnguilla. Inaugural season rates and promotions are available, and reservations can be made via the web-site, via email- email@example.com, or by calling 800.862.0673