A jet-setter’s paradise is about to open in Anguilla thanks to New York’s Goldstein family who developed a new luxurious boutique hotel and residences on Shoal Bay called the Zemi Beach House. Located on one of the world’s most beautiful white sand beaches the hotel have 54 hotel rooms and 50 luxury residences that can be placed into a rental program managed by award-winning hotel and resort management company, Trust Hospitality. Designed by internationally renowned Caribbean architect Lane Pettigrew, Zemi Beach House’s architecture was inspired by Anguilla’s natural environment, blending modern, clean lines with classic Caribbean building details. The interiors of all public spaces were designed by Miami-based interior designer Cuba Fernandez.
A three-point stone zemi, revered by Anguilla’s ancient Taino Indians who believed it to be the dwelling place of the spirit, will showcase the hotel which will house deluxe rooms with ocean views starting at $699 per night; superior corner king rooms; two-bedroom and three-bedroom oceanfront suites with a private terrace and plunge pool; Three-bedroom penthouses with terraces, a living room, kitchen and rooftop plunge pool. Every room has a private balcony or terrace with sea- or oceanfront views. Creature comforts include the obligatory free WiFi and cable TV plus motion sensor AC system and Malin + Goetz toiletries. Designed for discerning vacationers and travelers, services will feature private chefs, in-room dining and in-room spa treatments. There will also be concierge servives, a kids club, water sports equipment for snorkeling, stand-up paddle boarding, and glass bottom kayaks; two pools with cabanas, including an oceanfront pool with an underwater window facing the beach; tennis courts and a fitness center outfitted by TechnoGym.
To fuel guests for active days there will be five venues such as Stone, 20 Knots, Shoal Bay Beach Club, Rhum Room and Provisions. Stone will offer seasonal, locally sourced, farm- and ocean-to-table cuisine while 20 Knots will provide casual dining with a breakfast buffet and international cuisine with signature Anguillan specialties. Shoal Bay Beach Club’s Beach Bar and Palm Court will cater to sun worshipers with toes-in-the-sand beachfront dining. The Rhum Room will boast world-renowned, small-batch estate Rhum and serve as a gathering place for late-night cocktails, private dinners, meetings and tastings. Provisions, Zemi’s one-stop marketplace, will sell sundries, beach picnic baskets and snack staples such as coffee and ice cream.
No luxury hotel is worth its salt without a spa and Zemi’s sounds dreamy. The 15,000 square-foot Zemi Thai House Spa sits inside an authentic building that was transported from Thailand to Anguilla in the 1980s. It will offer a heated gobek tasi, sun deck for mud and salt body treatments, outdoor showers and a vitality pool. Central to its wellness theme will be the Taino Bathing Ritual which will offer a social, highly unique treatment process allowing guests to journey through different temperature changes using ancient plants and herbs used by Anguilla’s native Taino Indians. Pamper-seekers will be able to relax in spacious private spa villas, couples villas, a wellness boutique, and outdoor rest areas with wave loungers. The spa will also offer yoga and Pilates; and a mediation garden, and a fresh juice bar at the ancient Thai Rice House offering and cold-pressed juices made from fruits, herbs and plants from the spa garden.