Zemi Beach House is the first new hotel to open on the Caribbean island of Anguilla in six years. The boutique hotel opened on Monday on Shoal Bay East on Anguilla’s East End.

The 70-room property will expand to 129 rooms by the end of the year, with a mix of hotel rooms and luxury residences that can be rented.

The resort’s symbol is the three-point stone zemi, worshiped by the Taino Indians, who believed it to be the dwelling place of the spirit.

Accommodations range from deluxe rooms with ocean views to a three-bedroom penthouse with terrace, kitchen and rooftop plunge pool. 

Zemi Beach House will offer five food-and-beverage options: farm-to-table cuisine, Anguillan specialties, toes-in-the-sand dining, a Rhum Room and a one-stop marketplace.

Facilities include the Zemi Thai House Spa, a beach concierge, a kids’ club, a beach club, two pools, tennis and a fitness center. 

The general manager is Markus Laahanen, formerly of the Tropicalia Resort in the Dominican Republic; spa director is Jasmine Welsh, who held the same position at Malliouhana, an Auberge Resort, on Anguilla; and director of sales and marketing is Sakari Malinen, formerly at three of AMResorts’ properties in Los Cabos.

Rates at Zemi Beach House start at $699 per room, per night, double.

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