The Villas at Long Bay Estate, a sublime trio of hideaways on one of Anguilla’s most serene beaches, are set into a bluff that rises 70 feet above a half-mile expanse of white powdery sand. The trio of villas – named Sand, Sea, and Sky – are each a mini-palazzo with four master bedrooms. One of them, Sea Villa, has an additional bedroom ideal for children, nannies or the private security detail. Each villa is screened from its neighbors by gardens of hibiscus and bougainvillea, buttonwood and palm trees, and two acres of unspoiled greenery and a gated entryway create an air of seclusion and serenity.
The villas have been designed for guest who enjoy indoor/outdoor living. The kitchens, fully equipped with Sub-Zero refrigerators and Jenna ranges, are available for use, either for preparing light snacks or complete dinners; a separate professional kitchen is set aside for private chefs. Villa design details are a blend of elegance and practicality, and feature vaulted ceilings with skylights, mosaic tables, granite countertops and floors, inviting meditation nooks, indoor and outdoor showers, and sunken Roman bathtubs. Bedrooms and living areas are air-conditioned, but most also open directly onto private terraces, allowing guests the option of enjoying the refreshing trade winds. Practical amenities include entertainment centers that have plasma televisions, a film library with DVDs, and a music collection.
Each villa has its own infinity pool and Jacuzzi overlooking the sea but true beach-lovers can follow private pathways down to a well-equipped beach house fitted out with restrooms, kitchen, kayaks, and snorkeling gear. Tucked away in the gardens are an exercise room and three latex acrylic tennis courts with their own pavilion and lights for night play.
If you choose to leave the villa, a few minutes beyond the estate gates, golfing guests you’ll find Greg Norman’s acclaimed championship golf course. The surrounding neighborhood features fine restaurants, boutiques and art galleries.
Sand, Sea and Sky can be rented as individual villas for families and friends or as an entire estate for family gatherings, corporate retreats, weddings and reunions. Rates for the individual villas range from $3,000 a night for three bedrooms in summer (or as little as $500 per person per night) to $6,430 for five bedrooms in winter, including continental breakfast and butler. There is an additional 20% charge for tax and service. Special rates are also available for guests who require full service with butler and chef and all the trimmings.
The entire estate is available for 26 guests and a price of ranging from $84,000 a week in summer to $120,015 in winter (plus 20% for tax and service). There are optional charges for private butlers, chefs and meals other than breakfast.