The Àni Villas Anguilla team is dedicated to delivering remarkable vacation experiences for you and your family. Our talented staff comes with a variety of skills and talents - they look forward to pampering to your every need. Here are a few of our key staff members that will take care of you during your stay.
Your primary host is an 18-year veteran in the Anguilla service industry. Felix's greatest assets, as you will quickly find on arrival, are his warm personality and his seemingly effortless ability to anticipate and meet the needs of our guests. He has successfully instilled these same values throughout the Ani Villas team. Felix began his career at the renowned Cap Juluca resort and after a number of years served as assistant manager at Cerulean Villa, another of Anguillia’s premier luxury properties. In 2012 Felix completed the Starkey International Household Management program which helped take the service at Ani Villas to a whole new level.
"Sani" serves as assistant Property Manager to Felix - playing a key role in the overall service delivery to our guests. Sani originally hails from Dominica and came to Anguilla working with several private villas in maintenance and management positions. Sani joined Ani Villas to oversee the overall maintenance of the villas and facilities, but his attention to detail and dedication to the needs to our guests made him a natural as Felix's right hand man. Our guests may most appreciate Hasani for the key role he plays in our food service operation, beach butler services and special event preparation. Hasani likewise completed the Starkey Management program, graduating at the top of his class.
Kelston “Sweets” Connor
Sweets joined Ani Villas in 2013 serving a number of our visiting families and after consistently rave reviews we decided to bring him on board full time. He is a true local talent, having honed his skills at several of the finest restaurants and hotels in Anguilla including Cap Juluca, Viceroy, Veya and Bananas. He has amazed us with his level of sophistication and his remarkable ability to combine the best of local and international cuisine. Most Importantly you are sure to love his food!
Morris “Shamash” Brooks
Shamash serves breakfast with a smile and style at Ani Villas. A legendary Anguillian, Shamash has his own restaurant (Zarra’s at Shoal Bay) and for many summers cooked at Cyril’s in the Hamptons. While all his food is fantastic, Shamash does dinner at his own restaurant so we have to settle for his amazing breakfasts.
Child Activity Specialist/Service Attendant
Kaira joined Ani Villas in 2012 and has became a pivotol member of our Team. Her enthusiasm and care is clearly felt by all our guests. While our adults rave about her amazing frozen cocktails, the children of our guests may love Kaira the best. As Child Activity Specialist she leads a range of programs and activities for kids – from treasure hunts to arts and crafts, from baking to sports. Kaira is a hometown Anguillian, and a great resource for learning about the culture and what's happening on the island.
Tennis Pro/Sports Activity Director
Denny Derrick leads our in-house Tennis and Sports Activities Program. Denny is another local product, having grown up learning Tennis at the Anguilla Tennis Academy to become the islands top seeded player while coaching in the children’s program of which he himself was a student. Over the last several years Denny was the head pro and ran the Tennis program at Cuisinart Resort. Tennis Lessons, Mountain Biking, SUP’s and sports programs are offered at no additional cost to our guests.
Lavelle Niles, Kaisha Gumbs, Jaylon Pina
Private Service Attendants
Lavelle, Kaisha and Jaylon form the core of our guest services, supporting Felix and Hasani with all aspects of your stay, be it delivery of food service at the villas, bartending and pool service, or providing beach services. The also assist Chef Sweets and the Housekeepers with clean up and turn down service. In short, they are at your service to help insure your needs are met while you are with us at Ani Villas.
Pauline Macdonna, Annicke Clarke
Pauler, Annicke and Lineth lead our housekeeping services, providing room cleaning and turndown, laundry, and general house cleaning services. They are likewise dedicated to seeing to your comfort and rest while in residence.
Robin Gomes, Maduki Brooks, Devon Walwyn, Nathan Hodge, Mayelin Fleming
Facility Maintenance & Logistics
Robin, Maduki and Devon not only handle the general upkeep of the facility, but also play an integral role in the logistics of your stay. You will most often see them leading our beach butler service and special event set up legwork, but behind the scenes help make sure our equipment, materials and supplies can be seamlessly provided for our guests.