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Feb 07, 2016

The Sunset Bar at Malliouhana

Lunch is now served daily at the elegant Sunset Bar at Malliouhana! Casual and chic, with an exquisite and diverse menu, Executive Chef Ortiz and Food & Beverage Director, Jorge have crafted a delightfully cool Anguillian-Latin eatery inside the five-star Malliouhana.

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Feb 02, 2016

Welcome, CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa!

I am excited to announce that five-star luxury resort, CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa has joined Anguilla-Beaches.com as a Site Sponsor!

Set on the sparkling, smooth crescent beach that is Rendezvous Bay, amidst swaying royal palms and blossoming bougainvillea, CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa surpasses the term "Anguilla luxury resorts."

cuisinart golf resort spa

We have, of course, been covering CuisinArt's many strides forward in recent years. It was time to archive our previous articles and experience how it all ties together in 2016.

As you know from the website, Sponsorship is not advertising. Our Sponsors enable us to grow the increasing number of ways that we expose Anguilla to the rest of the world. That said, every Sponsor must live up to our high standards. We experience each in-depth.

When I explained that to the good folks at CuisinArt, they didn't blink. "The resort is open to you, Nori," and that is how the whole family ended up taking a mini-vacation "away" (10 miles away!) from home.

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Jan 28, 2016

Chef Jasper's Tasting Menu

Experience haute-cuisine dining with Executive Chef Jasper Schneider's signature Chef's Tasting Menu at the AAA Four Diamond restaurant, Le Bistro at Santorini. Memorable in every way, it was one of our family's best meals of all time.

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Jan 21, 2016

We Have an Anguilla Postcards Winner!

Wow! Everyone has been blown away by your tremendous "Postcards From Anguilla" :-)

There were so many stunning captures, each telling a unique story and sharing a special memory from Tranquility Wrapped in Blue.

Choosing 1 grand-prize winner wasn't easy. And, we will be holding more contests like this throughout the year.

To see the winner of the $250-value dinner for 2 at the exquisite Malliouhana, click the link below!

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Jan 21, 2016

Jahmaykan Flavaz

Hearty food and portions at this centrally located Jamaican homestyle restaurant in Anguilla. A reliable option if you're traveling on a budget to Anguilla!

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Jan 14, 2016

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber gave Anguilla Bieber Fever during Christmas 2015! Other celebs to join him in Anguilla over the holidays? None other than top pop star, Harry Styles and talented star of Shameless, Emmy Rossum.

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Jan 11, 2016

NEW! Anguilla Beaches Launches 6-Second Video Channel

I have been experimenting with Vine, a new company that enables publishers to create 6 second videos that loop endlessly (or until you decide to stop it, of course!). At first, I didn't think it would be possible to do much in 6 seconds.

Was I ever wrong.

It's amazing what can be done with this exciting new medium. See for yourself. Here is the link to the newest Anguilla Beaches channel (opens in new window).

Naturally, there are quite a few beach vids. I try to come up with a different idea for each. The Little Bay vid is the most popular so far, with more than 5500 "loops" (viewings) so far (click the video to stop it)...

There is a lot more fun to be had with Vine, though. From the "horror vid" Snake in Paradise to my own underwater close-up encounter with a huge Manta Ray, to the first of many funny "Coconut Chronicles," there is nothing that we won't do and cover!

See it all here.

There are 6-second vids of cliff-diving, a "dinging" pelican, a flash contest at Twitter and there is even "a vine" of Justin Bieber playing drums at Viceroy just 9 days ago!

You can follow these videos by subscribing to our Twitter account. Or follow us on Vine to "collect them all."

This new Anguilla channel promises to be one heck of a lot of fun! We plan on adding some off-beat directions. I hope you join us. We'll be having flash contests, and our annual big contest may be all about vines.

HINT: Film lots of footage while you are here!

Here is the link to our newest Anguilla Beaches channel (opens in new window - see you over there!)...

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Jan 11, 2016

Ziggy's Top 7 Dishes in Anguilla

Join NYC-based travel and food blogger, Ziggy as he shares his favorite 7 dishes on one of the dining capitals of the Caribbean, Anguilla.

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Jan 03, 2016

Johnno Edwards

One of Anguilla's tourism pioneers that specializes in a relaxed time, good food and live jazz, meet the founder and owner of Johnno's, Johnno Edwards.

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Dec 14, 2015

Carimar's NEW 2016 Re-Opening Dates

Good news for those of us who love Carimar and the beach!...

Following the off-season in Anguilla, in the past, Carimar has closed for all of September and October. They would normally re-open on November 1st. But, this year (2016) they will be re-opening EARLY on October 15th!

A favorite affordable hotel that is often booked well in advance, it's excellent news for all :-)

Click here for their October rates.

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Dec 14, 2015

Good Korma

Anguilla's England-style curry house, delicious and convenient for take-away, Good Korma is a charming spot with a backstory of great passion!

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Dec 11, 2015

Grands Vins de France

Anguilla's leading fine wine shop, Grands Vins de France features a wide variety of French rosés, white and red wines and liquors. Visit their shop or contact Nathalie and Donette for villa deliveries.

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Dec 09, 2015

Le Bar For Dinner

Now, you can enjoy Le Bar's delightful French ambiance and cuisine for lunch AND dinner. With $25 dinner specials, including crayfish and steak, and a $25.50 all you can eat Friday Night Mussel Party, nights at Le Bar are consistently excellent and a tremendous deal!

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Dec 06, 2015

Surf AXA Eco-Tours

Experience the REAL Anguilla with Mr. John Lloyd of Surf AXA Eco-Tours. The man who discovered the island's most important Amerindian heritage site, Big Spring, John Lloyd brings a different side of Anguilla to life on his dynamic cultural and historical tours.

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Dec 01, 2015

The 2016 Anguilla Card Is Officially Here!

After months of gearing up for Year 3 of the Anguilla Card, I am delighted to announce...

The Anguilla Card 2016 is officially here!

Click the link below for more on NEW Partners, contests and a special feature I am extra-excited to share with you!

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Nov 27, 2015

Dining at Dad's Bar & Grill

Known for their nightlife and music events, Dad's Bar & Grill also serves terrific local seafood that more than pleases the palate. From mahi mahi with saffron, to $10 crayfish tapas, to lionfish, their chefs will even cook your catch of the day!

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Nov 23, 2015

Zemi Beach House

The first luxury Anguilla resort to grace the shores of Shoal Bay East, Zemi Beach House will be opening February 2016. We take a pre-opening look at their hotel rooms and suites, on-site restaurant and impressive Zemi Thai House Spa as they finish pre-opening construction.

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Nov 21, 2015

Carimar's Beachy Tote Bags

Best value Anguilla hotel, Carimar Beach Club now has a beautiful souvenir that lets you bring the good memories home :-)

Beachy, high quality and durable tote bags!

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Nov 13, 2015

Anguilla Kayak Rentals

Anguilla Watersports adds glass bottom Anguilla kayak rentals to its fleet of five-star services. Join us on an afternoon of ocean adventures with their team on a guided tour as we kayak and SUP from Crocus Bay to Little Bay!

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Nov 11, 2015

Carimar Welcomes NEW General Manager, Rolf Masshardt

Join me in welcoming Carimar Beach Club's NEW General Manager, Rolf Masshardt!

More information on the accomplished and experienced Mr. Masshardt here.

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Nov 10, 2015

Golf in Paradise This Winter at Tequila Sunrise Villa

The luxury villa that truly offers it all, this winter Tequila Sunrise Villa is including a complimentary round of golf for all new January-March 2016 bookings.

One of the Caribbean's leading golf courses, a round of golf at PGA Greg Norman designed, CuisinArt's Golf Course is heavenly!

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Nov 10, 2015

Rosé at Sun-Down at Malliouhana's Sunset Bar

Celebrate rosé and stunning sunsets at Malliouhana's timeless bar, Sunset Bar's weekly Saturday cocktail party, Rosé at Sun-Down. The evening features rosé selections by Sommelier Albert Lake, complimentary gourmet appetizers prepared by Chef Ortiz and smooth stylings by Leslie Nanton.

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Nov 07, 2015

Anguilla ATV Rental

Get the full experience of off-roading in an Anguilla ATV rental! From the Forest Bay area, to Savannah Bay and Junk's Hole, to Captain's Bay and Windward Point, we take on Anguilla's back roads with Freedom Rentals' quality ATVs.

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Nov 05, 2015

The Restaurant at Malliouhana Welcomes Chef Ortiz

The Restaurant at Malliouhana welcomes new Executive Chef Cupertino Ortiz. With a focus on farm-to-table dining and bringing modern touches to classic dishes, Chef Ortiz's savory dishes more than delight and perfectly align with the spirit of Malliouhana.

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Nov 04, 2015

Rum Punch

A signature Anguilla cocktail? A rum punch, of course! From Pumphouse, to Sandy Island, to Ocean Echo these are some of the island's best blends, each for its own reason.

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