Malliouhana’s Turtle Cove Villa comes with remote beach access, beautifully decorated interiors, and views for days.
By Adam Erace
All of Anguilla’s 33 beaches are public, but getting to some of them isn’t easy – unless you know the right resort. This flat Caribbean island is dotted with tucked-away coves and concealed stretches of sand accessible only with a boat or hiking shoes; Turtle Cove, on the island’s southwest coast, is one of those secluded spots. Vegetation-carpeted promontories at both ends jut into the sea, sealing the beach off to all but the guests of Malliouhana, which fronts the cove. The 44-room Auberge resort recently debuted a new spa, a beach club, and 17 new rooms, including its most over-the-top accommodation to date, the 2,300-square-foot Turtle Cove Villa.
At the end of a path lined with frangipani, allamanda, and tamarind trees, the two-bedroom villa perches right above its namesake beach. Fruit-patterned curtains, river-rock shower floors, and gem-toned jungle fauna murals make interiors pop; outside, an infinity-edge plunge pool on the expansive terrace lines up with the Caribbean, and steps cut into a cliff lead to your own “private” beach. Virtuoso travelers receive a welcome amenity, breakfast daily, and a $100 resort credit.