Cove Bay Beach, Anguilla

Anguilla

Why Anguilla?

Accommodations

You’ll find a range of accommodations, from luxury villas and resorts to more affordable, family-friendly beachfront hotels, like the Anguilla Great House Beach Resort on Rendezvous Bay and lovely hideaways like the Anacaona Boutique Hotel. CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa, Cap Juluca, and the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla (formerly the Viceroy Anguilla) are among its most well-known luxury resorts, as well as the Malliouhana resort, which reopened in late 2014 as an Auberge resort.

Activities

Beaching it, golf, watersports, snorkeling, scuba diving, golf, dining. Ferry back to the Dutch side’s capital, Phillipsburg, for some of the best duty-free shopping in the Caribbean.

Beaches

Thirty-three (33) pristine powder-white sand beaches worthy of being named to many best beaches lists, including Cove Bay (pictured above).

Food and Drink

Anguilla has 100+ restaurants to choose from— fine dining to roadside BBQs to beachfront bistros. As a culinary capital in the Caribbean, chefs in Anguilla serve up a fusion of flavors from around the world that is uniquely Anguillan and authentically Caribbean. For a restaurant guide, check out this link to the island’s restaurants.

Getting There

About 85 percent of Anguilla’s visitors travel commercial into Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) on the Dutch side of St. Maarten, then take a taxi to the Blowing Point Ferry Terminal to board a 20-minute ferry or chartered boat to Anguilla. The remainder arrives by private plane or direct flight from San Juan (SJU) into Anguilla’s airport. American Airlines offers direct flights daily to St. Maarten from Miami and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Other U.S. carriers connect through Charlotte, Newark, Chicago, Atlanta, New York, Boston and Washington, D.C.

Location

Anguilla is in close proximity (less than 10 miles away) to the dual-island nation of St. Maarten (Dutch)/St. Martin (French).

Vibe

Laid-back secluded atmosphere with friendly islanders. Keep your eyes peeled for possible celebrity sightings. What you won’t find on Anguilla: casinos, neon signs, billboards or fast-food restaurant chains.

Tourism Board:  ivisitanguilla.com

If you go, don’t miss:

Lunch at Scilly Cay, a small island restaurant located off Anguilla’s north coast. Chow down on Caribbean lobster and Anguillian crayfish, then stay for rum punch and limin’ the afternoon away.

Scilly Cay lobster, Anguilla (© Debbra Dunning Brouillette)

Caribbean lobster and Anguillian crayfish

Caribbean lobster and Anguillian crayfish (© Debbra Dunning Brouillette)

Thursday night’s Caribbean buffet dinner and performance by the Mayoumba Folklore Troupe at Anacaona Boutique Hotel.

The Mayoumba Folklore Troupe (© Debbra Dunning Brouillette)

Shoal Bay beach, a two mile long strand of white sand that is consistently top rated in the Caribbean and the world.

Shoal Bay Beach, Anguilla (© Debbra Dunning Brouillette)

 

Published article on Anguilla:

A taste of paradise

The secret’s out about Anguilla’s tranquil beaches and fantastic food

ANGUILLA, British West Indies —I am in shellfish heaven. A super-size platter of Caribbean lobster and Anguillian crayfish sits before me, grilled and spiced to perfection with a secret sauce. Sandra Wallace, co-owner and proprietor of Scilly Cay, a small restaurant off Anguilla’s north coast, reveals the ingredients — orange marmalade, roasted peanuts, curry, tarragon, Dijon mustard, orange juice, honey and olive oil — but not the measurements.

Read more of my article on Anguilla, published in the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram newspaper, by opening a PDF of the article here: Anguilla Article

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