Ani Villas

The word is out, and now some of the world’s mega-wealthy businessmen have selected Anguilla as the location of choice to build some of the Caribbean’s most magnificent villas.

The newest addition to the luxury private villa collection is Ani Villas, which overlooks Little Bay. Architecturally crafted by Lee Skolnick, Ani Villas has the sexiness of a romantic hideaway and the warmth of a family retreat.

The developers had initially set out to find a secluded stretch of land with incredible views and interesting textures to complement the intended design’glamorous glass (almost identical) twin villas which would be luxurious, sophisticated and warm. The design would reflect the earth tones and subtle natural elements seen throughout Anguilla, such as stones, wood, sand, and even scrub.

They succeeded in incorporating 270-degree views of oceanfront, stretching from the West End of Anguilla to Sandy Island and as far as Prickly Pear.

The team used photographs of stone, soil, sand and sun-bleached wood as inspiration for colour and texture in their selection of building materials, which included South American hardwood from Guyana for its driftwood-like appeal. They created numerous rock walls, which seemed to mirror the colour of the stones found around the property. They then laid down Mediterranean limestone floors and deliberately placed large pebbles throughout, as well as water features, many of them for their calming effect.

The five-bedroom villas showcase enormous floor-to ceiling panoramic windows and massive skylights to capture the light and maximize the view.

The result of all the well-laid plans is sexy, contemporary, chic and completely inviting. The grounds are laden with plumeria, frangipani and natural bougainvillea as well as Madagascar jasmine and gardenias for their sweet scent.

The villas are broken up into tiers and spacious balconies, yet no matter where you stand or climb, lie, sit or even bathe, you have that view-that incredible reminder of why you arrived in the first place.

Ani Villas welcomes honeymooners, singles, families, friends, but really, was designed with small weddings and events in mind. The wedding platform allows Ani to entertain 30 guests for an intimate sit-down dinner, including space for a seven-piece band or a 100-person cocktail/dance party beneath Arabian-style tents and the stars.

One of the villas is completely wheelchair accessible, equipped with an elevator, hydraulic pool lift, ramps, and tables and chairs at appropriate heights.

The name of the villas often puzzles visitors. Ani is a play on the Swahili word andjani, which means the ‘road’ or the ‘path ahead.’

And what could make more sense for wedding couples’

  • Upon arrival, guests are greeted by Lucien MacDonna, otherwise known as Mac. He is the property manager and caters to every whim. Need beach set-up service (lounge chairs, umbrellas, cooler with drinks) on any of the beaches in Anguilla’ A romantic dinner beneath the stars’ A nanny for the night’ Check Mac.
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