Malliouhana’s Turtle Cove Villa comes with remote beach access, beautifully decorated interiors, and views for days.

Story By: Adam Erace – Virtuoso Blog

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.

A lounge with Caribbean Sea views at Malliouhana on Anguilla.
A breezy lounge at Malliouhana.

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.