An opportunity to pay it forward...
We don't actually get to stay at the resorts, and we have some friends planning a trip who need some advice. Their question to us is:
"In semi-secret, I am casting around for a luxurious escape to which to carry ______’s frazzled remains (and mine) near the end of January or early February. Pure luxury, over the top, much pampering, wall-to-wall massages, you know the drill. We are hearing distressing things about the accommodations at Cap Juluca becoming a little (or very) tired – although everyone mentions the el primo beach. For top dollar, we don’t want to have to close our eyes when we walk into the room. What’s the local gossip? Is Viceroy a better choice?"
What can those of you who have stayed at these lovely resorts tell us? Off the top, I would say, if you're looking for an Anguilla experience, stay at Cap Juluca of Cuisenart. If what you're looking for is more if a Santa Barbara experience, Viceroy is your choice. But of course we've never been guests at either, so any first-hand advice is limited.