Glamorous Living - CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa, Anguilla

I took last week off from blogging and all things work related to enjoy a relaxing vacation at the CuisinArt Golf & Spa Resort in Anguilla, an elegant resort nestled in the island's crescent curve of Rendezvous Bay.  Philippe and I can't actually remember the last time we were on a resort (it was that long ago!) and were pleasantly surprised to land in such a sophisticated and relaxed setting.

CuisinArt's architecture is classic Mediterranean-style whitewashed villas, surrounded by an abundant landscape of native plants, palms and jasmine scented flowering trees.  We chose a suite with views of the dazzling cerulean crystal-clear ocean gently rolling along the edge of the pristine, powder-fine white sand beach.

Along with a world class Greg Norman designed 18-hole golf course, award winning Venus Spa and numerous water/sports activities, the resort boasts 4 restaurants; Le Bistro at Santorini, Italia, Café Mediterraneo and Tokyo Bay.  Each has a distinctive menu, with signature dishes that include ingredients picked from the resort's own hydroponic farm and vegetable garden. We were impressed by, not only the inspired cuisine with extensive accompanying wine lists, but also the attentive staff.  Le Bistro and Italia became our favorites...   

What I found particularly intriguing was CuisinArt's innovative and sustained efforts as an eco friendly Caribbean resort. As explained on its website..."Leading the way with energy efficiency, the resort has had its own Reverse Osmosis plant to create potable water for the Resort and the island residents. The Hydroponic Farm, the first in the world when the Resort was built in 1999, saves water through the use of recirculation systems and drip irrigation, recycling drainage to feed the outdoor plants." An extensive solar panel system was recently added that provides energy for the Resort's Reverse Osmosis plant.   

Being at CuisnArt off-season allowed us easy access to the best restaurants around Anguilla and welcome trade winds that kept the temps at a balmy 88 degrees! CuisinArt was close to paradise and turned me into a believer of resort-style vacations...looking forward to our next visit.

View on arrival at the resort

View on arrival at the resort

Communal pools

Communal pools

This view speaks for itself...

This view speaks for itself...

Hydroponic farm getting ready for hurricane season

Hydroponic farm getting ready for hurricane season

The herbs from this garden service the restaurants

The herbs from this garden service the restaurants

Venus Spa

Venus Spa

Entrance to the golf club

Entrance to the golf club

Golf club lounge

Golf club lounge

Glamorous Living - CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa, Anguilla - Doreen Chambers Luxury Interior Design Brooklyn, New York
Dining at Italia, the golf club's restaurant

Dining at Italia, the golf club's restaurant

Spiny lobster - Le Bistro at Santorini

Spiny lobster - Le Bistro at Santorini

A very nice touch at Le Bistro - selection of Himalaya, French white, French grey, black and Himalaya salts

A very nice touch at Le Bistro - selection of Himalaya, French white, French grey, black and Himalaya salts

Chocolate souffle - Le Bistro

Chocolate souffle - Le Bistro

3-bedroom villa

3-bedroom villa

Glamorous Living - CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa, Anguilla - Doreen Chambers Luxury Interior Design Brooklyn New York
Glamorous Living - CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa, Anguilla - Doreen Chambers Luxury Interiors Brooklyn New York
Villa comes with a private pool

Villa comes with a private pool

Steps leading directly from the villa's pool to the beach

Steps leading directly from the villa's pool to the beach

Stunning view from our terrace

Stunning view from our terrace