What’s New at Cap Juluca, a Belmond Hotel, Anguilla
Cap Juluca, A Belmond Hotel, Anguilla reopened for the 2022/23 season on October 15th with Michelin-star chef takeovers as part of the Culinary Shores series; dancer-led fitness classes inspired by Moulin Rouge and Paris’s other top cabarets; and a Tennis Pro Star series with Polish tennis star Iga Świątek, who is currently ranked No.1 in the world by the Women’s Tennis Association. Here’s a glimpse of what’s ahead.
Culinary Shores Series
The third installment of Culinary Shores series will draw an international roster of Michelin-starred chefs—from Los Angeles and Rio de Janeiro to Andalusia and beyond—to the velvety shores of Cap Juluca, A Belmond Hotel. From October 26-28, two-star Michelin chef Josiah Citrin of Los Angeles fine dining restaurant Mélisse will host three days of events, including a charcoal beach dinner, a hands-on workshop dedicated to cooking with charcoal (and learning his famed ‘Midnight Margarita’ recipe!), and a five-course Californian-Anguillan fusion dining experience inspired by Mélisse.
The festivities will continue December 16-18, with the arrival of three-star Michelin chef Angel León. Recently named the 13th best chef in the world, León is the visionary behind renowned hotspot Aponiente, in Cádiz, Spain, where he’s pioneered cooking with ‘alive salt’ and ‘edible light’—innovations that he’ll uncover during an exclusive workshop for 15 lucky winners of a raffle draw. There will also be a one-off beachfront dinner on Maundays Bay, a unique 5-course dinner curated by the chef, and a toast to ‘edible light.’
The star-studded lineup will also include a takeover by two Michelin star chef Alberto Landgraf of Rio de Janeiro’s Oteque (ranked #47 in the World’s Best Restaurants in 2022) from April 6-9, 2023. The chef will draw on his Japanese and Brazilian heritage to create a gastro-barbecue under the stars, as well as a creative workshop showcasing his use of modern and traditional cooking techniques. On the closing night, guests can indulge in ‘Nossa Gastronomia Brasileira,’ an intimate multi-course fine dining experience that fuses Brazilian and Anguillan flavors.
Expert-Led Wellbeing Experiences
From November 23-27, Cap Juluca is joining forces with the Kalon Movement Studio to offer a fitness program inspired by the rigorous barre workouts of dancers at the Moulin Rouge and other top Parisian cabarets. Professional ballerina Emma Rigby, formerly of London’s Royal Ballet School, and cabaret dancer Jessica Bennett will guide guests through twice-daily muscle strengthening sessions that combine ballet and Pilates movements. While guests of Cap Juluca can always improve their ground strokes with the property’s resident tennis pro, this festive season will bring about a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from Polish tennis star Iga Świątek during the third edition of the Tennis Pro Star Series, running November 13-14. Currently rated No.1 in the world by the Women’s Tennis Association, Światek holds three singles championship titles: The French Open in 2020 and 2022 and the US Open in 2022. This is a unique opportunity for aspiring tennis players to partake in tennis clinics, meet & greets, as well as watch a spectacular tennis exhibition match between Świątek and a local pro at Cap Juluca’s tennis courts. There will be plenty of opportunities to learn the tricks of the trade from this incredible athlete. On the horizon for early next year is an artist residency with San Francisco-based visual artist Rachelle Reichert, who is known for exploring themes of climate change and industrialization through specific extracted materials like salt. From January 16-18, Reichert will showcase unique artworks made of handpicked Anguillian salt — plus team up with Cap Juluca Wellness and Chefs’ teams to create unique pairings that heighten the senses and educate guests about the island’s centuries-old salt-picking history.
Cap Juluca’s three- and five-bedroom villas offer optimal seclusion for family and friends traveling this winter. The multi-story pool villas include a full kitchen with a dining atrium for private meals, direct beach access, and a personal freshwater swimming pool. Guests can spread out with 5,540 square feet of space – nestled in a private area of the property’s beachfront. 24/7 villa host service is on hand to assist with arranging group activities from a sunset cruise to tennis lessons, assist with dinner reservations, and share local insight into island experiences.
How To Get There
Now that American Airlines has expanded service, introducing an additional scheduled flight to its daily service from Miami to Anguilla, escaping to paradise has never been easier. This will be the only direct flight from a U.S. destination to the island. Tradewind will also resume flights between Anguilla and San Juan beginning December 15, or travelers can also fly into St. Martin and take a 25-minute boat ride to Anguilla. Those arriving via private jet can also fly directly into Anguilla’s Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport (AXA).
Effective October 1, 2022, visitors, vaccinated or unvaccinated, are no longer required to present a Covid-19 Test to the airlines on the check-in and arrival at the ports of entry on Anguilla. Kindly note that travelers transit through St. Martin still needs to fill out the EHAS form.