Zemi Beach House Resort & Spa

Anguilla, Caribbean

The hotel

Those with a predilection for organic-inspired décor, meditation gardens, and silky sand made for sinking your feet into, will love Zemi Beach House Hotel & Spa – they’re just some of the reasons it was ranked one of Travel + Leisure’s Best Resorts in the Caribbean in 2017. Other highlights that gave it the edge include its swanky seaside suites (with high-tech touches like motion-sensor climate control), infinity edge pools, surfside sports like ocean kayaking and beach boot camps, Anguilla’s only Hammam, children’s club activities like mermaid experiences, and five dining and drinking venues, with an over-spilling rum bar and complimentary beachfront breakfasts. Despite providing all life’s luxuries, this resort still has that ‘castaway in the Caribbean’ feel – thanks to its spot on the white sands of Shoal Bay East and the 300 year old Thai House and yoga deck at its spa.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Paddle Boards
  • Yoga
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis
  • Volley Ball

Where is it

Fringing Fountain Cavern National Park, this beachfront hotel sits on Anguilla’s stunning Shoal Bay East, which stretches for 1.5 miles. Ideally located for swimming, snorkelling, kayaking, and other water sports. A tiny island, you’re also just a short drive from attractions like Heritage Museum Collection and a championship golf course. Transfer time from airport: 15 minutes.

Hotel information

65 rooms and suites, all decorated with a modern, light and elegant finish. All with private furnished balconies, wireless bluetooth sound systems (on-request), motion-sensor climate control, personalised mini-bar* and Malin and Goetz bath amenities. Superior Rooms feature pool or hotel views and spa-style bathroom, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child, or 2 queen beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Premium Rooms feature ocean views and spa-style bathrooms, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child, or 2 queen beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Celebration Suites are located on the highest floor, with extra-large spa-style bathroom with walk-in shower and deep soaking tub, rooftop plunge pool and panoramic ocean views from the rooftop terrace, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Penthouse Suites (1-, 2- or 3-bedroom) are 1592–2056 square feet, are located on the highest floor with ocean views, and feature a private furnished rooftop terrace with private plunge pool, large living room and fully-equipped kitchen. The first bedroom has 1 king-size bed, and the second bedroom has 2 queen beds. 3-bedroom Suites have a third bedroom with 1 king-size bed. 1-Bedroom Suites sleep maximum 2 adults and 1 child. 2-Bedroom Suites sleep maximum 6 adults or 2 adults and 4 children. 3-Bedroom Suites sleep maximum 8 adults or 2 adults and 6 children.

1-Bedroom Beachfront Villa Suites are are located directly on the beach, featuring a private pool overlooking the ocean, a large living room, private terrace and fully-equipped kitchen. With 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

2-Bedroom Beachfront Villa Suites are 1931 square feet, and are located directly on the beach, featuring a private pool overlooking the ocean, a large living room, private terrace and fully-equipped kitchen. The first bedroom has 1 king-size bed, and the second bedroom has 2 queen beds. Sleeping maximum 6 adults or 2 adults and 4 children.

3-Bedroom Beachfront Villa Suites are 2826 square feet, and are located directly on the beach, featuring a private pool overlooking the ocean, a large living room, private terrace and fully-equipped kitchen. The first and second bedrooms have 1 king-size bed, and the third bedroom has 2 queen beds. Sleeping maximum 8 adults or 2 adults and 6 children.

20 Knots (Caribbean and Latin American menu, with complimentary daily American buffet breakfasts, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Stone (fine dining and seafood menu, open for dinner). Shoal Bay (beach bar and cocktail menu, happy hours with cocktails and tapas). Rhum Room (light bites and small batch rums, with rum tastings*). Bar & Lounge (cocktails, wines, champagne, and music). Private beach dinners*. Picnic baskets*. Fruit skewers. 24-hour room service*.

3 swimming pools including beachfront pool (with aquarium window), tranquility pool (adult-only), and lap pool (60 ft). Zemi Thai House Spa* (with holistic Taino therapies, Anguilla’s only Hammam, meditation gardens, juice bar, vitality pool, and rain showers). 24-hour fitness centre (with on-request Personal Trainers*). Yoga deck (classes*). Water sports* (including stand up paddle boarding, ocean kayaking, and snorkelling). Tennis court* (lit). Beach volleyball. Zemi Beach House Kids Club (ages 4-12, varied activities like coconut bowling, mermaid experiences, arts and crafts, video gaming, and occasional movie and popcorn nights).

Out of the Blue (gift shop). Wellness boutique. 24-hour Concierge service (including grocery deliveries*). Beach Concierge. Beach bag.

* Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful stay, hoping to go back some day!

Aug 30, 2020 TrufflesSmith London, United Kingdom

We really loved this hotel and its stunning location - it's definitely a favourite and we would return in a heartbeat (I don’t often say that!). From check in to check out, everything was really well done – the room was fabulous and housekeeping consistently good, the beach, pool, gym and spa were great, the food, drinks and service were excellent… Read more
We really loved this hotel and its stunning location - it's definitely a favourite and we would return in a heartbeat (I don’t often say that!). From check in to check out, everything was really well done – the room was fabulous and housekeeping consistently good, the beach, pool, gym and spa were great, the food, drinks and service were excellent and all members of staff friendly and welcoming at all times. We may have been lucky because it didn’t seem too busy when we were there, which meant it was never hard finding a lounger on the beach or by the pool, and there was generally a very relaxed vibe. The only inconvenience we had was the mosquitoes, which seemed to be particularly vicious! We were also slightly surprised at the resort’s reliance on single use plastic water bottles as most other resorts seem to be moving towards alternatives. Altogether it was a wonderful stay and we hope to be able to go back some day! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The nicest staff we've ever met

Apr 9, 2020 patriciabF2774IK

Six days in March, right before everything started shutting down because of Covid-19, we had a peaceful and restorative vacation here. Our room - upgraded to ocean-front - was spectacular, large, clean and comfortable. The vibe of the entire resort is a lovely blend of Caribbean and Thai, which fits the landscape perfectly. The food is to die… Read more
Six days in March, right before everything started shutting down because of Covid-19, we had a peaceful and restorative vacation here. Our room - upgraded to ocean-front - was spectacular, large, clean and comfortable. The vibe of the entire resort is a lovely blend of Caribbean and Thai, which fits the landscape perfectly. The food is to die for - we barely left the resort when we had planned on trying lots of local restaurants. The beach is nice and wide and long enough for a proper walk, and the pools are luxurious and uncrowded. But the deal-breaker is the people that work there. Everyone greeted us as we passed by, everyone asked if there was anything they could do to help us; but more than that, everyone seemed genuinely interested in us. We got to know the staff by name. We look forward to a future visit! Read less
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Mar 6, 2020 Astrl London, United Kingdom

Right on the beach and serviced by the hotel, Zemi has a promising venue and a very reliable kitchen. We have eaten there two or three times on two recent trips. Zemi survived the hurricane in better shape than some and it shows on their solid menu of favourite dishes, good service from young staff and their God-given beach geography. Away from… Read more
Right on the beach and serviced by the hotel, Zemi has a promising venue and a very reliable kitchen. We have eaten there two or three times on two recent trips. Zemi survived the hurricane in better shape than some and it shows on their solid menu of favourite dishes, good service from young staff and their God-given beach geography. Away from most other island destinations, Zemi is worth the trip and promises to be even better. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful, thoughtfully designed, excellent service

Mar 4, 2020 JeffandJulie Chicago

We stayed at Zemi Beach House for 7 days. Our room was attractive, spacious and comfortable. The bathroom was huge, with both a tub and steam shower and lots of storage space. The hotel is located on Anguilla's prettiest beach and the grounds are verdant and gorgeous. The entire lay-out is especially well-conceived and executed. Lots of thoughtful… Read more
We stayed at Zemi Beach House for 7 days. Our room was attractive, spacious and comfortable. The bathroom was huge, with both a tub and steam shower and lots of storage space. The hotel is located on Anguilla's prettiest beach and the grounds are verdant and gorgeous. The entire lay-out is especially well-conceived and executed. Lots of thoughtful elements. There are two pools, one for families with children and one for adults without kids. Both are wonderful. The spa at Zemi is located in an amazing wooden house brought by ship from Thailand and re-constructed. Gorgeous! We had the best massages of our lives, and would have gone back for seconds if they weren't so pricey. We enjoyed open-air yoga classes at the spa as well. The breakfast at Zemi is excellent and abundant. It's lovely to sit outside at the restaurant in the morning and watch the birds flying over the water hunting for breakfast themselves. There are several options for lunch and dinner at the hotel, but we also enjoyed other restaurants on the island. All the service at Zemi is top-notch. Everyone was just lovely to us. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic staff and setting.

Mar 3, 2020 OLEMISStraveler1 Florence, Alabama

Zemi Beach House had everything one could want for a beach vacation during the winter. The beach was beautiful with enough chairs for everyone. Towels were provided and the beach attendant was very helpful. The ocean view rooms were as advertised and had comfortable bedding. I cannot say enough about the staff as they consistently said hello… Read more
Zemi Beach House had everything one could want for a beach vacation during the winter. The beach was beautiful with enough chairs for everyone. Towels were provided and the beach attendant was very helpful. The ocean view rooms were as advertised and had comfortable bedding. I cannot say enough about the staff as they consistently said hello and asked if they could do anything to improve our stay. Many spent a few minutes conversing with our group of 6. The sushi was especially good. Breakfast was a buffet with a large variety and an omelet station. There was a very good restaurant several hundred yards down the beach if you prefer to eat off the resort. Our group of six couples agreed that we would all like to return again. Read less