Imagining a Poolside and Beachfront Escape to Zemi Beach House in Anguilla
Beach resorts where you can easily go from pool to ocean and back again make us swoon over the thought of returning to Anguilla.
Zemi Beach House perfectly exemplifies this best of both worlds mentality. Situated on six acres of Shoal Bay East – undeniably Anguilla’s most popular beach – it was just ranked third best Anguilla hotel and thirtieth best Caribbean hotel by US News and Travel Magazine.
Well before this ranking was released and just before COVID-19, we had made plans to check-in to Zemi Beach House for a relaxing getaway. Had the pandemic not thwarted our plans, here’s how we had intended to enjoy this best of both worlds Anguilla retreat.
We’d start by booking an ocean view room in order to enjoy views of sea, sun and sand as we wake up to another day in paradise.
Next, we’d ask ask ourselves which of three pools would suit our mood – most likely, it would be a toss up between the adults-only pool or the infinity pool overlooking the beach.
It wouldn’t be long before we were drawn to the powder-soft sand of Shoal Bay Beach for a stroll and a dip in the crystal clear water. Who knows? Maybe we’d even be tempted to go kayaking, paddle boarding our snorkeling.
For lunch, we’d grab a seat at a beachfront restaurant or arrange for a picnic lunch on the beach.
By midday, we’d sink into a lounger by the pool for a quick read or a nap while watching the sailboats go by in the ocean.
As the sun began to make its descent, we’d choose between happy hour at the beach bar or a stop at the Rhum Room for a taste of the pirate life, choosing between over 100 small-batch single-estate rums.
Wih options like a Caribbean beach barbecue on Wednesday or perhaps candlelight dinner for two on the beach, our beach experience could continue well into the evening.
We’d be content to enjoy the next few days in the same way. Before long, we would be completely rejuvenated by our stay at Zemi Beach House.
This may not have been our reality yet but there’ll be plenty of time to enjoy the best of both worlds at Zemi Beach House when we return to travel.