There’s much excitement over a new property that’s about to make its debut in Anguilla: Aurora Anguilla. Anguilla’s new director of tourism, Stacey Liburd, told Recommend during an Anguilla Tourist Board presentation for travel advisors that took place yesterday evening in Miami, that it’s “the biggest thing that’s coming online on the island…they are opening in November with a group coming in.

“It’s the former CuisinArt—they changed hands in 2019 and are presently closed for renovations. It’s beautiful,” she said.

During the aforementioned presentation, Jolyon Hyne, director of travel industry for the 300-acre Aurora Anguilla, noted that the resort “has something for everyone…families, couples…everyone.”

And the travel advisors’ delight over this new Leading Hotels of the World property was palpable during last night’s Anguilla event. They asked a flurry of questions and were blown away when Hyne mentioned that resort guests would have access to a fleet of jets that could be chartered for direct airlift from key U.S. markets, including South Florida.

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Rendering of the Beach Bar.

In addition to the fleet of jets, other singular amenities include the 18-hole Greg Norman Signature Design championship golf course—the only course on Anguilla—and its accompanying Aurora International Golf Club, as well as culinary offerings helmed by Michelin-star chef Abram Bissell, who has immersed himself in the community, committed to uncovering the traditions, the stories, the flavors and the playful nature of island dishes that speak to the local culture. A defining element of the resort’s F&B offerings comes from the Hydroponic Farm and Orchard. Ensuring a complete sustainable cycle, a composting program will be used to feed the gardens and orchards.

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Rendering of the Beach Suite.

The 178-suite resort is getting a complete overhaul and will exude, said Hyne, “a warm, relaxing style.” The enhancements will include reimagined interiors and an elevated design aesthetic—guests will uncover bright, airy spaces, with natural materials and highlights of the resort’s signature shade of orange, a nod to the Anguillan sunrise, and deep blue, reflecting the azure Rendezvous Bay where the resort is set.

There are several room categories, with accommodations starting at 700 sq. ft. Our favorite? Those 3-bedroom beachfront villas, although those 3-bedroom oceanview penthouses are also calling our name. In fact, stunning views are every which way you look, no matter which of the many room categories you book your clients.

And what’s a luxury resort on an island like Anguilla without a spa. The Sorana Spa will focus on wellbeing and revitalization—exactly what your clients need after they year we’ve been through.

For more information, visit auroraanguilla.com. For more information on Anguilla and the new protocols—all visitors to Anguilla who are eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19, are required to be fully vaccinated at least three weeks before arrival (i.e. persons 18 and older)—visit ivisitanguilla.com.