Quintessence Named One of NY Times 52 Places to Go in 2018

The New York Times Travel section recently released this year’s 52 Places to Go issue. Number four on the list is The Caribbean and newly-opened Quintessence Hotel is lucky to be named one of the places to stay in the islands.

No. 4—The Caribbean lists Quintessence on Long Bay Beach as one of the Hot Spot in the Islands

New this year, the Times hired Jada Yuan as the official 52 Places Traveler who will blog about her adventures as she travels to each location: #52Places2018. We congratulate Ms. Yuan and look forward to meeting her as she takes on the world. Of course, we hope to host her at www.QHotelAnguilla.com during the journey, as she navigates to Anguilla, British West Indies.

Quintessence Hotel is a brand new ultra luxury hotel overlooking the white sand beaches of Long Bay and feels more like a tropical grand mansion than a hotel. There is nothing like it in the Caribbean. After 10 years to build and perfect, Quintessence Hotel is open and offers nine lavish suites, a five-star restaurant, spa, bars, an infinity pool, fitness center, yoga pavilion, boutique, and state-of-the-art business suite. Around-the-clock butler and concierge service caters to a guest’s every need.

Although Hurricane Irma delayed the hotel opening for a few months, the first review ever from one of our inaugural guests told us we are on the right path.


“…we decided to try “the new kid on the block” which resides on gorgeous Long Bay beach, Quintessence, or as we call them, “Q”. And we fell in love! This gracious and charming small resort houses only 9 unique rooms in a grand hotel atmosphere with all the stops pulled out and no details spared. From gorgeous woods, the marble tops, to wonderful Haitian artwork, to that very special huge white rose…the highlight was clearly the staff who could not have been kinder and sweeter …

-Pepper 24, Trip Advisor

The Q Hotel was designed to exacting standards, with handcrafted fixtures and custom artwork throughout, including a priceless collection of Haitian paintings and sculpture collected over decades by owner, Geoffrey Fieger. On the grounds, a tennis court, life-size chess board, yoga pavilion and outdoor massage pagoda are tucked into the lush foliage, offering a focus on health and wellness, including a strict non-smoking policy throughout. Aidan Spa has a full menu of manicures, pedicures, facials and massage using the finest skin care products. For your sleeping comfort, you will find Hästens Beds—handcrafted all-natural exquisite Swedish mattresses with the finest of linens. Our premium Turkish marble bathrooms include Roman soaking tubs, oversize walk-in showers, and amenities by Gilchrist & Soames.

Julians, a five-star Tropical French Bistro, headed by Executive Chef Dominique Thevenet, offers a menu that blends locally-sourced tropical dishes with traditional French cuisine into a style Mr. Fieger calls “island soul food.” A full complement of hand-selected liquors and cocktails, along with the Caribbean’s finest wine cellar, complement the menu.

For discerning travelers, The Q Hotel features a business suite that accommodates up to nine people, equipped with video conference capabilities, and free Wi-Fi throughout the property and on the beach.