Frangipani Employee Relief Fund

Supporting Anguilla after Hurricane Irma

We’re still assessing damages at the hotel but are optimistic about our recovery. Much of our ability to continue to work after this disaster is because of the wonderful staff that we call family. We are sad to report that many Frangipani staff members have sustained severe damage to their homes, and some have lost theirs entirely. We have offered the hotel as shelter for employees that currently don’t have a home but are focused on helping them rebuild their lives. We greatly appreciate all of the love that we’ve received, and many of you have asked how to help. We have set up a Frangipani Employee Relief Fund and will work to help each employee rebuild their homes and lives. We are personally overseeing that these funds are allocated to those in need. For those wanting to contribute, we think that this is the most meaningful and impactful way, and we hope that you will share this with others who may be interested in donating.

We are incredibly grateful to everyone who has reached out! Together we will make Frangipani and the island of Anguilla even greater.

https://www.gofundme.com/frangipani-employee-relief-fund

Celebrate New Year’s Like a Celeb on Meads Bay

© Thierry Dehove Photography All rights reserved This image, or derivative works, can not be used, published, distributed or sold without written permission of the owner. http://www.thierrydehove.com

Ring in 2018 at a Luxury Villa on Meads Bay 🍾

Been dreaming about a Caribbean escape for your New Year celebration? We’ve got you covered with an extra special villa package to ring in 2018! Bring your friends or family to Anguilla for the ultimate beachfront escape. Plus, with the villa’s perfect position in the middle of Meads Bay, guests can enjoy two gorgeous NYE fireworks shows with Malliouhana and Four Seasons’ displays on either end of the beach. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Five-night stay from December 28, 2017 through January 2nd, 2018, with additional nights available upon request
  • Stay includes a complimentary private charter aboard FrangiCat
  • A magnum of champagne on arrival (is there any other way to celebrate?!)
  • Complimentary motorized and non-motorized water sports included – kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, Hobie Cats, wake boarding, water skiing, and tubing
  • Access to our fitness center, with the best gym view on the island, plus access to our tennis court included
  • Concierge service to assist with all pre-arrival and stay details
  • A daily breakfast credit to award-winning Straw Hat Restaurant included
  • $6000/night + taxes, available exclusively through the hotel

Learn more about this gorgeous beachfront villa in Anguilla on the Frangipani Beach Resort website. Download the full PDF for more details on the rooms, plus all of the wonderful perks of staying at Frangipani Beach Resort!

Contact us directly at info@frangipaniresort.com or by phone at 1-877-593-8988 to book your stay!

#ExperienceFrangipani Instagram Contest

We are honored to have been named Caribbean Journal’s Best Boutique Hotel in the Caribbean!
While our location is hard to beat, we believe it’s the entire Frangipani experience that has guests
returning year after year. In honor of our win, we’re excited to share the ultimate
Frangipani experience with one lucky winner!

#ExperienceFrangipani, Frangipani Beach Resort Instagram Contest

A handcrafted rum punch on arrival. Basking in the sun under our palapas. Taking in the sunset from the infinity pool. Jetting across the Caribbean on one of our beach hopping boat trips. Dancing to live music at the Pumphouse with Frangipani staff.

All of our repeat guests have a special reason for returning to Frangipani and their own idea of what makes the #FrangipaniExperience a unique one. We want to hear from you!

What do you think makes the Frangipani experience special?  

Tradition Sailing, Anguilla

Head over to Instagram for your chance to win a four-night stay for two in a one-bedroom suite, complimentary locally crafted rum on arrival, a complimentary boat trip for two on the FrangiCat, and a half day sail aboard Tradition Sailing courtesy of the Tradition team!

To Enter:

  • Follow @frangipaniaxa on Instagram
  • Upload a special photo from a stay at Frangipani with a caption that explains what makes the Frangipani experience special to you!
  • Tag @frangipaniaxa and #ExperienceFrangipani in your caption
  • Tag 3 friends that would enjoy a trip to Meads Bay, too!

Haven’t been to Frangipani Resort before? You can still enter! Share a photo of the resort on your Instagram account with what intrigues you most about Frangipani. Feel free to regram snapshots from @frangipaniaxa or share any other photos from the resort that resonate with you!

Winner Selection:

  • Winner will be announced on February 14, 2017 {contest closes at midnight AST on February 13, 2017}
  • Winner will be selected at random using an online generator based on the criteria above
  • Winners will be notified via Instagram and winner’s Instagram handle will be shared through Instagram and Facebook

Terms & Conditions:

  • Entries are open to all Instagram users
  • Winning stay is valid for a maximum of two (2) people
  • Dates of stay are valid from May 1, 2017 through December 15, 2017, pending availability
  • Winning package does not include airfare or travel expenses

You can see more details on our website here.

Cocktail Party at Scilly Cay

Frangipani Cocktail Party on Scilly Cay by Ben Killion.

We’re all about finding ways to help our guests experience Anguilla. We have a privileged location right in the middle of gorgeous Meads Bay, but there’s so much to enjoy beyond our white sand beach and our collective goal is to help our guests discover which parts of the island resonate most with them. Many of our festive season guests have stayed at the hotel for years, with some visiting Anguilla for more than two decades in a row, yet many hadn’t moseyed on down to Island Harbour to visit Scilly Cay, one of our favorite gems on the island.

In lieu of our traditional weekly cocktail party, we decided to up the ante with a cocktail party on Scilly Cay with hosted rum punch, rosĂ©, and one of our favorite bands, Omalie360. We had a couple of musical guest stars – including a performance by one of our guests! – and plenty of fun had by all of our guests. We couldn’t imagine a better way to say goodbye to 2016!

Cheers to a great 2017!

Villa Tour: The Villa at Frangipani Beach Resort

Anguilla Beachfront Villa, Frangipani Beach Resort

Frangipani Beach Resort is proud to unveil its new villa for the 2016/2017 season! Our 4 bedroom, 4 1/2 bathroom beachfront villa in Anguilla is the newest addition to our resort offerings. A stand alone property, it provides the privacy and intimacy of a villa with the added bonus of access to resort amenities and services including: concierge services, complimentary continental breakfast through Straw Hat Restaurant, complimentary water sports, signing privileges at Straw Hat Restaurant and Petals Boutique, use of our fitness center and tennis courts, and access to guest-only boat trips and charter opportunities.

At roughly 5000 square feet, the villa occupies two floors, with four ocean facing bedrooms – two bedrooms upstairs and two downstairs –  each with en-suite bathroom. All bathrooms are equipped with bathtub, indoor shower and outdoor shower for the ultimate vacation experience.

Can’t tour the property in person? Here’s a photo tour to explore the villa and the property layout:

Frangipani Beach Resort Villa – Downstairs

A spacious downstairs living room, kitchen, and indoor dining area are part of the villa’s lower level. Also downstairs are two of the villa’s bedrooms and a half bath for shared use. Washer and dryer are available on the lower level as well.

The kitchen is fully equipped with two ovens, two dishwashers, stove top and everything you’d need to prepare great meals at home. Alternatively, guests can chat with our team about hiring a private chef for a one-off dinner experience or an entire week of meals at home.

Villa at Frangipani, Frangipani Beach Resort, Meads Bay, Anguilla

Villa at Frangipani, Frangipani Beach Resort, Meads Bay, Anguilla

Living Space, Kitchen + Dining Area

Villa at Frangipani, Frangipani Beach Resort, Meads Bay, Anguilla

Living Space and Kitchen

Villa at Frangipani, Frangipani Beach Resort, Meads Bay, Anguilla

Spacious kitchen – with ocean views! – perfect for meals in or for a private chef.

Villa at Frangipani, Frangipani Beach Resort, Meads Bay, Anguilla

Indoor dining area

Villa at Frangipani, Frangipani Beach Resort, Meads Bay, Anguilla

Indoor dining area

Villa at Frangipani, Frangipani Beach Resort, Meads Bay, Anguilla

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner service available through Straw Hat Restaurant.

Villa at Frangipani, Frangipani Beach Resort, Meads Bay, Anguilla

One of two downstairs bedrooms, all rooms equipped with en-suite bathrooms

Frangipani Beach Resort Villa – Upstairs

Upstairs, guests will find a living room/entertainment area equipped with a shuffleboard table and a large screen TV for communal use. The star of the show, however, is the view of Meads Bay from point to point. Enjoy sunset cocktails with Meads Bay’s best view!

Also upstairs are two bedrooms, both with en-suite bathrooms. Additionally, there is a fifth room upstairs (no ocean view) which can be equipped with two roll away beds to accommodate up to two children.

Villa at Frangipani, Frangipani Beach Resort, Meads Bay, Anguilla

Upstairs living/entertainment area

Villa at Frangipani, Frangipani Beach Resort, Meads Bay, Anguilla

One of two upstairs bedrooms; all bedrooms equipped with en-suite bathrooms

Villa at Frangipani, Frangipani Beach Resort, Meads Bay, Anguilla

All bathrooms equipped with bathtub, indoor shower and outdoor shower

Villa at Frangipani, Frangipani Beach Resort, Meads Bay, Anguilla

Upstairs balcony offers stunning views of Meads Bay

Villa at Frangipani, Frangipani Beach Resort, Meads Bay, Anguilla

Balcony views of Meads Bay, Anguilla

Villa at Frangipani, Frangipani Beach Resort, Meads Bay, Anguilla

Private pool and pool deck

Villa at Frangipani, Frangipani Beach Resort, Meads Bay, Anguilla

Pool and pool deck

Villa at Frangipani, Frangipani Beach Resort, Meads Bay, Anguilla

Meads Bay, Anguilla

Frangipani Beach Resort, Anguilla Villa

Frangipani Resort beachfront with the resort on the left and the villa on the right.

For guests wondering where the villa is in relation to Frangipani Beach Resort, the photo above helps illustrate the privacy of the villa space but the close proximity to the resort for easy access to shared amenities.

Quick Facts + Information

  • 10 person max (8 adults max)
  • 4 ocean-facing bedrooms, all equipped with en-suite bathrooms (bathtub, indoor shower and outdoor shower in each)
  • 1 smaller room upstairs (no ocean view) which can be equipped for up to 2 children on roll away beds
  • 4 1/2 bathrooms
  • Fully equipped kitchen, and private chef services available upon request (surcharge)
  • Complimentary continental breakfast included
  • Complimentary watersports and other Frangipani Beach Resort amenities included
  • 7 night minimum booking (10 night in festive season), beginning at $3500/night


Learn more about our new beachfront villa in Anguilla on our website, or feel free to call us with questions at 1-877-593-8988. Inquiring about dates and availability? Reach out to us via phone or by email at info@frangipaniresort.com.


All photos courtesy of Thierry Dehove

Experience Frangipani Beach Resort

We’re all about sharing the Frangipani Experience with visitors to Anguilla. For us, a visit to our boutique resort on Meads Bay is all about celebrating the beauty of our location – utter tranquility, stunning turquoise waters and white sand beaches – while interacting with staff on a personal level, and getting to explore and experience the island beyond the resort’s bounds. World-class dining and exceptional live music are icing that make a visit to Anguilla unparalleled.

Check out this great video produced by Jason Hubert, a fellow island resident who calls the nearby island of St. John home.

Ready to visit?

Hiring a Private Chef in Anguilla

Hiring a Private Chef in Anguilla

Guide to Hiring a Chef for Your Island Getaway

A private chef seems like a lofty idea, and perhaps unnecessary on an island as fabulously foodie as Anguilla. Yet, for many guests to the island, a romantic private dinner a deux or a private chef for a weeklong villa experience with friends is just what the vacation doctor ordered. There’s a personal touch, and the menu is catered to your palate and dream dining experience. What’s not to love?

We’ve been testing the waters with private chef services on a nightly basis at our new villa in Anguilla, which has allowed us to learn how to approach the process of collaborating with a private chef.

And it should be a collaboration. The entire process should be somewhat consultative in nature. How many people? What’s your style? What are you looking to achieve? To work effectively with a private chef and have it wow you, both parties need to understand the other’s expectations. Based on our experiences, here’s a quick guide on how to work effectively with a private chef, whether it’s a one-off experience for a special night on vacation, or services spanning your entire getaway.

Find Your Chef

Hiring a Private Chef

1. If you’re staying at a villa, the owners or property managers will likely have recommendations to share with you. At Frangipani, we’ve been vetting chefs ourselves to find out whose style vibes best and which chefs offer the easiest experience from start to finish. We’ve had some bad eggs, but in the process we found our keepers.

Understand the Payment Terms

2. For some people, this may be a non-issue, but for many of us, it’s important to know how this process works from a financial perspective. Chefs operate in different ways and it’s important to understand what you’re getting into so everything ends as happily as it starts. Are you paying per hour or per person? Some charge a flat rate for a fixed number of people with a cost per head beyond that. Know how they operate on this front. Once you figure out that price, dig deeper. What exactly does that price include?

For many chefs we’ve spoken with, a quoted fee doesn’t include the cost of food. You may need to provide the chef cash to shop. They should return the change and all receipts. Is service charge included in that cost? Some chefs include a fee of 10%, 15% or more on top of the final bill as a mandatory service charge. What about service? Some chefs have quoted us a price that includes a chef and a server, while some charge an additional fee for service and clean-up.

Some may prefer to bartend themselves and choose their own wines, but if that’s something you’re hoping to add on, some chefs can bring in a bartender or sommelier to help craft cocktails or create a wine pairing menu with dinner.

Do know that the cost of hiring a private chef can vary hugely so don’t always assume it’s out of your budget. Many chefs will provide pricing for a one-off dinner vs. an entire week experience, with pricing becoming incrementally more enticing with more people in your party.

Ask for Inspiration

Hiring a Private Chef in Anguilla

3. If you’re hiring a professional chef, they should be able to provide you with sample menus or some inspiration for your dining experience. As we’ve learned in the past: if they can’t articulate what they can offer, then you probably don’t want to be a guinea pig. The chefs we’ve had the best experiences with were able to share sample menus they’ve created in the past or were able to consult with us to craft a menu that fit our tastes and interests. Don’t be afraid to ask them to send over some inspiration – most chefs are happy to send over previous menus they’ve crafted to get the ball rolling and gauge which types of cuisine interest you.

Communicate What You Want

Private Chef in Anguilla, Hiring a Private Chef

4. Chefs work with a huge variety of diners with different tastes, dietary restrictions, and ideas about the dining experience. Communicate what you’re looking for, or at the very least communicate what you’re not looking for. Any dietary restrictions? Be sure to tell them! Do you prefer bold flavors or do you shy away from spice?

Ask if they have specialties – you can use these or modify them to fit your taste. Chat about what a typical dinner looks like for them: is it three courses? Is it family style? Dream up what you have in mind and see how that vibes with their style and their abilities. Not a dessert person? Let them know to scrap dessert and add a pre-dinner snack (e.g. shrimp cocktail, ceviche, pita and hummus, etc.) or pre-dinner cheese plate instead.

If you’re looking at hiring a private chef for the week vs. a single dinner, talk to them about stocking your kitchen in advance for different meals and be prepared to provide a list. With a high-end villa like the Villa at Frangipani, we communicate with guests prior to arrival to provide a checklist if guests are looking for stocking services prior to arrival. Generally it’s good to come up an idea of what you want and what will make your dining – and snacking! – enjoyable.

Wanting to hire a private chef for an upcoming stay at the Villa at Frangipani? Email our concierge at concierge@frangipaniresort.com to check out sample menus and get recommendations!

What are your thoughts on hiring a private chef? Have you ever hired a professional chef on vacation before? 

Shannon Kircher, The Wanderlust Effect

This post appeared in its original form on The Wanderlust Effect. 

Villa Photo Shoot for Petals Boutique

On Sunday, we got to bring together two exciting elements: our new four-bedroom villa on Meads Bay and our on-site boutique, Petals. Petals has grown over the handful of years that its been open, and has come to include a rich selection of locally crafted items, Anguilla-themed clothing, resort wear and beach wear, high-end souvenirs, and a carefully curated selection of international pieces from around the globe. In our latest shoot, we’re highlighting some of our favorite items for Spring 2016!

 

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Anguilla bags, available in Boston and JFK versions {$30 – $40}

Petals Boutique Anguilla, Shopping in Anguilla, Boutiques in Anguilla

Locally made jams, produced by Anguilla’s Jammin’ in a variety of flavors and sizes {$5 – $25}

Petals Boutique Anguilla, Shopping in Anguilla, Boutiques in Anguilla

Petals Boutique Anguilla, Shopping in Anguilla, Boutiques in Anguilla

Our Meads Bay ‘Getaway Tee’, a comfy 3/4 length top available in navy or light blue {$30}

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Rock your favorite resort + island with these Frangipani koozies {$5}

Petals Boutique Anguilla, Shopping in Anguilla, Boutiques in Anguilla

These starfish bags pack a secret – there’s a packable sunhat inside to protect you from Caribbean rays! {$35}

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Resort wear on display at the villa with a mishmash of our favorite brands!

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Wine glasses that were practically MADE for the beach! Glass with twist top lids and a silicone cover, available in pink and turquoise {$25}

Petals Boutique Anguilla, Shopping in Anguilla, Boutiques in Anguilla

Petals Boutique Anguilla, Shopping in Anguilla, Boutiques in Anguilla

Exclusive to Petals, our Anguilla jerseys available for men, women and children – a best seller! {$40 – $75}

Petals Boutique Anguilla, Shopping in Anguilla, Boutiques in Anguilla

A gorgeous B&W coverup for all kinds of beach chic! {$65}

Petals Boutique Anguilla, Shopping in Anguilla, Boutiques in Anguilla

Fabulous hats, ‘Air Jewels’ necklaces, breezy tops, vibrant shorts + a beach-ready wine glass. Ready to face the day! {$18 – $65}

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Vibrant jeweled flip flops to up your beach game, available in blue + coral {$25}

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Meads Bay, Anguilla kids tees! Available in XS – L, in four great colors! {$20}

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We love a good romper! This breezy version is great for the beach or for a night out! {$50}

Petals Boutique Anguilla, Shopping in Anguilla, Boutiques in Anguilla

Yes, you can go B&W in the Caribbean! This black convertible dress can be worn in 6 ways – flattering on so many body types and skin tones!

Petals Boutique Anguilla, Shopping in Anguilla, Boutiques in Anguilla

Petals Boutique Anguilla, Shopping in Anguilla, Boutiques in Anguilla

This halter dress is a Petals favorite! Available in short and long versions and in a huge range of colors, it’s a wardrobe must-have. {$98}

Petals Boutique Anguilla, Shopping in Anguilla, Boutiques in Anguilla

Petals Boutique Anguilla, Shopping in Anguilla, Boutiques in Anguilla

The Meads Bay Tank for women is a must for ladies! Available in coral and pale blue, XS – XL. {$25}

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We’ve got you covered on the hat front! Come in and choose from 30+ styles of beach-ready hats! {$20 – $75}

Petals Boutique Anguilla, Shopping in Anguilla, Boutiques in Anguilla

The ultimate souvenir? These beachy rums are available in 2 flavors, in 25cl bottles or 50cl bottles in hard plastic for easy transport! {$15 – $20}

Petals Boutique Anguilla, Shopping in Anguilla, Boutiques in Anguilla

Created by Anguilla-based Sal e Mare, this is the ultimate versatile piece! Gorgeous colors, flattering cut, perfect for a range of sizes, XS – XXL. {$50}

Petals Boutique Anguilla, Shopping in Anguilla, Boutiques in Anguilla

Beachwear – DIALED. Tunics and coverups, perfect for beach-to-bar by a variety of designers in a range of colors. {$48 – $98}

Petals Boutique is located at the Frangipani Beach Resort on Meads Bay and is open from 9AM – 8PM through April 15th, and from 9AM – 6PM thereafter. Talk to our boutique reps/personal shoppers to help you find items that fit your style and budget!

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August in Anguilla Specials Announced!

Frangipani Beach Resort, Meads Bay, Anguilla

Join us in August and save!

We’re excited to announce our August in Anguilla Specials, available for direct bookings only.

  • 6 nights in a luxury no view room, including a complimentary beach hopping boat trip, bottle of wine on arrival and 35% discount at on-site Petals Boutique {$1800 + taxes}
  • 6 nights in a luxurious one-bedroom suite, including a complimentary beach hopping boat trip, bottle of wine upon arrival and 35% discount at on-site Petals Boutique  {$3000 + taxes}

Example of a One-Bedroom Suite at Frangipani Beach Resort:

Frangipani Beach Resort, Meads Bay, Anguilla Frangipani Beach Resort, Meads Bay, Anguilla

Example of a Luxury No View Room at Frangipani Beach Resort:

No View Room Frangipani Beach Resort, Meads Bay, Anguilla

To reserve one of these specials, call us directly at 1-877-593-8988 or email us at info@frangipaniresort.com to confirm. Be sure to mention the August in Anguilla Special when you contact us.

Who’s joining us? 

Aerial View of Frangipani + The Villa

Meads Bay, Anguilla

Our architect captured this amazing aerial shot of the Frangipani Resort and we had to share! It gives such a fabulous perspective as to the Frangipani’s expansive beachfront – even we were drooling at this view! – and the location of the newly acquired villa (directly to the right of the Frangipani as shown in the photo above).

One of the best parts of this photo?

This was taken in April, a time when our resort is still busy and in full swing… aren’t you loving the number of people on the beach? Definitely no fighting for beach chairs here!


Cheers from Meads Bay,
Team Frangipani