Aurora is located right next to Rendezvous Bay in beautiful Anguilla, British West Indies. Following our 25 minute cab ride from the airport, we were greeted by amazing views of lush greenery and manicured grounds. The lobby open on both ends looks out onto the massive swimming pool with a view of the Caribbean Sea and hills of neighboring islands.
From the lobby, we were escorted to our beachfront adjoining junior suites. With massive sliders out to our private patio and views of the sea, you almost feel like there is no need to leave the room! And considering how large the rooms were, it was tempting! I mean, for a family of five, these rooms were ideal, even with plenty of room for a roll away bed for the kids. Side note, its always an argument who gets the roll away, so its only fair that they alternate each night. For larger families or groups, Aurora offers villas with three or five bedrooms. Room for everyone!!
Once we were settled, we made our way around the property. I especially loved how the resort was comprised of two sides: the Rendezvous Bay side and the Merrywing Bay side. Our accommodations were on Rendezvous, but that didn’t keep us from taking a short shuttle or golf cart ride to the Merrywing to discover their restaurants, pool and beach.
The kids love spending time in the pool or on the beach, but sometimes they get a little antsy. They loved the beach volleyball and soccer at Aurora Anguilla. For younger guests, the resort offers children’s activities like a play area and water park. And you heard it here first, Aurora is currently in the process of building a massive waterpark set to open in a few months, and by the looks of it now, I can tell you it will rival most waterparks I’ve been to for kids or adults.
While we are not a golf family, we couldn’t help being taken back by the 18 holes on the resort’s golf course. You couldn’t escape the sweeping view of rolling hills or beautiful sea from any of the greens and fairways. Quite a different backdrop from courses back home. Since golf wasn’t our jam, Jason and I kept after our workout routines, taking advantage of Rise and Shine Yoga and spin classes at the fitness center.
To take in the island’s beauty, there is always the option of kayaking the beautiful waters, taking cave tours or guided coastline hikes, snorkeling, boat excursions and so much more!
With six separate restaurants and bars offering everything from locally-sourced fair to delicious authentic Asian and Asian-fusion cuisine, Aurora Anguilla has something to offer for every palette. Each dining option features seasonal, chef-curated menus inspired by Aurora’s 10,000 square feet of hydroponic gardens growing produce, herbs, and fruit that are harvested and prepared daily. Here are some of the restaurants below…
Each morning, we enjoyed the breakfast buffet at the Chef’s Table. With fresh juices and pastries, eggs to order and plenty more, starting our day in this open air restaurant was so beautiful refreshing.
Not sure how it happened, but my kids are obsessed with sushi. The last thing we expected to find at the resort was a dedicated sushi restaurant, but Tokyo Bay was just that. With fish sourced locally and all over the world, this meal was by far our favorite of the week.
D Richard’s Steakhouse is located in the Aurora International Golf Club, and its the only steakhouse on this island. With cuts like filet, ribeye and tomahawk, the kids went to town. And, their wine list offered some special pairings for the grown ups at our table.
After a delicious dinner, Aurora offered some great live music shows at the amphitheater and in lobby. What a way to bring the day to a close!
I mentioned it briefly earlier, but Aurora Anguilla’s self-sustaining hydroponic farm is the main source of the resort’s dining options. The farm offers farm’s daily harvest of pristine vegetables, fruit and herbs which the property’s chef incorporate into the food and cocktail. In fact, nearly 90% are cultivated on the massive farmland directly on site. Tours of the hydroponic farm are available to guests, and while one wouldn’t consider spending time in a greenhouse part of a Caribbean vacation, you could not help but be impressed by the variety of produce and sheer magnitude of the operation.
I had the opportunity to escape my family for a few hours to enjoy the spa. What a treat it was! Sorana Spa offer treatments to meet your every need. From 24k Gold Age-Defying Facial using ingredients that regenerate skin cells, to a Beach Stone Massage to melt away stress and tension, or an Ocean Skin Brightening Ritual that leaves you glowing skin from head to toe. With hair and nail services and enhancements, you’ll walk away feeling like an even better you.
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Whether you’re a golf enthusiast, a nature lover, a foodie or simply a beach lounger, Aurora Anguilla Resort & Golf Club has something for you and your family. And with the option of Aurora private charter routes, you can enjoy less time at the airport, and more time in paradise. And check this out! Use my code BRIANNE20 to unlock 20% discount on the Best Available Rate, with NO minimum stay required (subject to availability).
Thank you Aurora Anguilla for hotel and accommodations!
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