There’s an air of mystery as you approach the Cerulean Villa on Barnes Bay Beach in Anguilla. The road to this 11-bedroom escape is purposely unmarked, so your driver reveals the only clue for getting there.
While riding along on the road slicing through the center of the island, he shares a navigational hint to “turn at the church.” He does exactly that and then follows a quiet lane that curls to the right for ¾ of a mile. After pulling into the gated driveway you’re met by 18 smiling blue-shirted Cerulean ambassadors.
The Personal Service Attendants, or PSAs, welcome you like a long-lost friend, and you’re quickly overcome with the beauty of the Cerulean surroundings. The gardens leading to the entry are an island version of Eden. Just beyond the doorway, you catch your first glimpse of the Caribbean Sea before stepping up to a table serving Cerulean’s signature rum punch.
For beach lovers, Anguilla is utopia. While being just 16 miles long, Anguilla delivers 33 beaches, each seemingly more scenic than the next.
The Cerulean owners vacationed at the residence before becoming so smitten they decided to make it their own. Their beach address is Barnes Bay, one of the most private, picturesque, and dreamy stretches of white sand in all of Anguilla.
From every corner of this 20,000-square-foot villa, residents thrill to a visual smack of turquoise water that perfectly complements the auditory comfort of ocean waves. Guests feel an unmistakable connection with nature and this island setting that reverberates throughout one’s stay.
You’re unpacked and ready to enjoy the splendor that is Cerulean Villa and the peaceful island of Anguilla. If you wondered about the Cerulean name, it refers to the color of blue that threads throughout the nine guest suites that are all exquisitely appointed.
The Properties in Paradise estate team keeps Cerulean humming like a Swiss watch. Multi-trained Personal Service Attendants, chefs capable of creating every dish, and housekeepers who blend quietly behind-the-scenes are all at your service. This personable teamwork either around the clock, or ala-carte. Many members of the crew have been on hand since the property was first built. Today, their sense of anticipating your every need is remarkable.
Cerulean’s architecture, interior design, and landscape artistry is a wonder to behold. Many of the floors, paintings, tiles, and even ceilings have been imported from around the world. The unspoken goal is for guests to enjoy the same feeling that sparked the owner into making Cerulean Villa her home away from home.
In your mind’s eye, imagine the most extraordinary Caribbean villa possible. What would this island villa include?
How about an infinity pool with bougainvillea petals sprinkled at daybreak? Would you like your own putting green and tennis court? It would be nice to have a gardener who can make flowers and plants come alive with bursts of color? Maybe having every culinary delicacy or a favorite cocktail at your fingertips? Perhaps you desire a massage at the in-house spa or even better, facing the ocean? You’ll soon realize that Cerulean Villa checks every box.
What if you could reserve a bedroom for each member of your party that matches their individuality, priorities, and personality? Each of the 11 bedrooms has its own flair, its own sense of color, and to-die-for ocean views. Choices are abundant at Cerulean and picking just the right bedroom adds a bit of excitement to your first evening on the island.
Once you’ve settled in, it’s time to explore Barnes Bay beach stretching left and right. You discover that one of Anguilla’s top restaurants is within walking distance on the beach. Just beyond this seafood bistro lies the Four Seasons Resort with three more restaurants for your beachfront convenience.
The island choices are many if you’d like to explore all that Anguilla has to offer. Dinner reservations, golf at the Greg Norman-designed 18-hole championship course or exploring the island’s turquoise water on a boating excursion can all be arranged.
At the end of your stay, something unexpected happens. That sense of mystery you felt on day one has been replaced by a feeling that warms like the Anguilla sun. After connecting with the hospitality of the Cerulean team and savoring Anguilla’s beautiful beaches, … you don’t want to leave.
Upon getting ready to depart, you ask the Cerulean team which one has worked at the villa the longest. Heads nod toward Yvette, a housekeeper who smiles and says, “I’ve worked at Cerulean since before they laid the foundation.”
That’s when you discover the answer to the Cerulean Villa mystery. The oceanfront residence is so beautiful, once you’ve stayed there a day, it’s hard to say goodbye. Properties in Paradise owner Bruce Hearn shares what makes Cerulean so magical. “The longer you stay, the harder it is to leave. The good news is when you come back, we have a better idea of how to make your next stay even nicer than the first.”