Garden Getaway

By Jennie Nunn / November 7, 2013

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Steel drums, white sandy beaches, and thatched-roofed shacks serving up tropical drinks garnished with pineapple wedges and paper parasols might describe a typical island escape. But the CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa in Anguilla is giving new meaning to the proverbial island get- away with an on-site hydroponic garden equipped with its very own scientist.

Situated in dreamy, turquoise and cobalt-hued Rendezvous Bay West and founded by the makers of the iconic, eponymous kitchen appliance, the 97-room Mediterranean-style property (think white stucco buildings lined with bougainvillea in blue ceramic planters) is replete with an 18,000-square-foot hydroponic farm hous- ing everything from English cucumbers and cherry tomatoes, to yellow peppers, eggplant, basil and bok choy.

Carefully monitored by on-site scientist and professor Dr. Howard Resh, the high-tech greenhouse uses drip irrigation and recirculation systems to provide freshly picked fruits and vegetables grown year-round for each of the resort’s five restau- rants. Aside from the eco-conscious aspect, the property boasts all of the essentials: beach chic-inspired suites and villas with Trina Turk-patterned pillows and drapes, a swimming pool, private beach dotted with umbrellas and chaise lounges, an 18-hole golf course designed by Greg Norman, and a newly revamped spa. After all, it’s still the Caribbean, only better.

—Jennie Nunn

Jennie Nunn

Jennie Nunn

West Coast Contributing Editor at Organic Spa Magazine
Jennie Nunn, Organic Spa's West Coast Contributing Editor, is a former editor at magazines including Sunset, California Home+Design, and 7x7. Her work has appeared in publications such as C, The Hollywood Reporter, AFAR, Destination Weddings+Honeymoons, The San Francisco Chronicle, Luxe Interiors+Design, San Francisco Magazine, Gotham, Capitol File, 5280, Houston Brides, and 805 Living. 
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