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}

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

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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}

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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}

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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}

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

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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}

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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!

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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}

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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}

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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}

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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}

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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:

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

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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

 

 

Frangipani Beach Resort Introduces Villa

Seychelles Villa, Frangipani Beach Resort, Anguilla

Frangipani Beach Resort is excited to announce the acquisition of the villa formerly known as Seychelles. The Seychelles property sits on the western side of Straw Hat Restaurant and will become part of the Frangipani Beach Resort’s offerings. It is a four bedroom villa which offers four oceanfront master bedrooms overlooking stunning Meads Bay.

In addition, the property has a private infinity pool, and incredibly spacious kitchen and living spaces. Beyond the privacy and amenities of a luxury villa, guests staying at the property will enjoy Frangipani Resort benefits including use of complimentary motorized and non-motorized water sports, access to the resort’s gym, and concierge services.

The villa will open for the 2015/2016 season, and reservations are currently being taken.

Pricing is currently as follows:

$3000/night in low season (April 15 – December 15)
$3500/night in high season (January 4 – April 14)
$5000/night during festive season (December 15 – January 3)

A minimum of 6 nights is required for booking, with a 10 night minimum in effect during festive season.

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Day Trip: Prickly Pear Cays

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On Friday, we took some of our guests out on a boat excursion, beginning at Prickly Pear and ending at the Frangipani Beach Resort with lunch at da’Vida in between. Prickly Pear was a new experience for most guests, even for the Anguilla veterans with years of adventures under their belts. There are two islands that make up Prickly Pear: Prickly Pear East and Prickly Pear West, both uninhabited. On the eastern cay, there are two establishments perched ever-so-perfectly on the beach. Johnno’s, of Sandy Ground fame, has a small satellite beach bar there (though it’s not open regularly). Prickly Pear Restaurant, with a main restaurant and a pop-up stand on the beach, provides affordable frozen concoctions ($6 for coladas and daiquiris) and a great lunch menu.

The trip is a bit further than more well-known Sandy Island, with a trip time of about 25 minutes each way. We headed north towards the openness of the Atlantic as flat Anguilla became masked by mountainous St. Maarten. As the clouds moved away and the sun came out, even the faint silhouette of Saba was visible in the distance.

One guest asked us why the islands are called Prickly Pear Cays. I have no legitimate answer for that. We’ve since asked around our offices at the Frangipani to see if locals had any insight, but we’re still stumped. Someone offered up the thought that perhaps the islands are shaped like prickly pears. Our assumption is that prickly pears once grew on the islands, giving them their moniker. If anyone knows the real story, please share in the comments below!

Some snapshots from beautiful Prickly Pear

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Have you visited Prickly Pear before? What’s your favorite off-island cay when you’re in Anguilla?

This post appeared in its original form at The Traveling Scholar.

Shop your way to a vacation

Petals Boutique

A great excuse to stock your summer wardrobe

Beginning today, Petals Boutique at the Frangipani Beach Resort is running a stellar promotion for our summer shoppers! Through the rest of the season, you’ll have a chance to win a 3-night stay in a Junior Suite at the Frangipani for every $100 you spend.

How does it work?

  • Head into Petals Boutique located at the Frangipani Beach Resort on Meads Bay
  • Spend at least $100 on any of our items (think hats, coverups, handcrafted jewelry + great takeaways for the friends and family that you left at home)
  • Receive an entry (we’ll need your name, phone number and email address) to win a 3-night stay with us, valid during May 1 – Aug 31, 2014. Keep in mind: you’ll receive an entry for every $100 you spend. (e.g. if you spend $300, you’ll receive three chances to win!)
  • We’ll announce our winner at the end of the season (during Labor Day weekend) on Facebook and Twitter. The winner will be notified directly. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay in the loop!

Best of luck to all of our Petals shoppers! Who’s going to be joining us for a little shopping spree this summer?

Meads Bay ranked amongst best beaches in the world

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Islands Magazine ranks Frangipani’s beachfront amongst the world’s best

While some may assume I’m a bit biased, I’ve always touted Meads Bay as the island’s best beach. The soft, white sands and turquoise waters provide a picture-perfect Caribbean backdrop and the long expanse of beach makes it one of the best for those long sunset strolls. Like many of Anguilla’s other beaches, Meads is unspoiled; a few palapas dot the beach and the low density makes it a haven for those looking to escape the crowded beaches of other, more touristy Caribbean retreats.

Islands Magazine, a publication that looks at islands around the globe, recently put together their own list showcasing Best Island Beaches in a Top 10 list. After ranking hundreds of beaches around the world, the Hawaiian and Caribbean islands ranked supreme, with Meads Bay coming in at #2 (#1 in the Caribbean).

Awe-inspiring view aside, Meads is also home to a stellar array of restaurants (think Jacala, Blanchard’s and Straw Hat amongst others) which make it a great jumping off point for exploring and dining. Of course, it might be a bit tough making reservations at Malliouhana like the magazine recommends (a bit outdated on the info), but no matter; you’re still sure to find fab, luxe accommodations along the beach.

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Top 5 excerpted from Islands Magazine

Interested in staying on Meads Bay? Check out the Frangipani’s summer rates here and get traveling! (Read our review on why we think summer rocks.) Don’t forget your camera — if your friends are anything like mine, I’m sure they’ll want to see what the Caribbean’s best beach looks like through your lens.

What do you think of this Top 10 list?