Combing Anguilla's Beaches for the Best

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Anguilla Beach Lovers

Issue #055, September 30th 2010

Another summer has come and gone.

Hot, sunny days are fewer and fewer now in New York City, there is already a bite in the air.

Still, I can't complain. After all, it is warmer than where I was just a couple of months ago. The last time I wrote you, I was en route to Canada's wild west coast, Tofino and Ahousat, British Columbia.

It was wild, it was remote, and it was cold.

Temperatures stayed at a cool 60°F throughout my stay in Tofino and Ahousat.

When my Dad got word of the weather he laughed and rolled his eyes, "And to think you could have stayed in Anguilla for the summer, Nori."

"But what about the experience, Dad?" ;-)

The Pacific Northwest is truly a beautiful part of the world. Tofino is on Vancouver Island's Pacific coast (Ahousat is 45 minutes north of Tofino, an island), defined by its rugged shoreline, misty days, and a feeling of remoteness and isolation that I thought was unique to Alaska, not Canada.

Something in that misty fog pulled me in, rendering the chilly weather and cold waters totally irrelevant. Almost hypnotized, I was captivated by the area's natural beauty and the sense of freedom and absolute solitude. So much so that I even dove right into the cold, dark murky sea to test out the area's world-class surfing.

And that brings me to a new entry in our favorite beaches section...

Click here to read about Tofino and Ahousat.

What Else is New?

#1) Royale Caribbean: A New Anguilla Resort
Built by a man with a passion for Anguilla and Anguilla success, Royale Caribbean Anguilla resort is introducing a new type of Anguilla tourism - Anguilla conventions, Anguilla conferences, and Anguilla trade shows.

Eight years in the making, Royale Caribbean is set to be completed sometime this year. They have already joined forces with Choice Hotels' Ascend Collection (their five star division).
Click here to read the news article on Royale Caribbean and Choice Hotels
Click here to read the full article on Royale Caribbean

#2) Hurricane Earl
The most talked about Anguilla news item this summer was Hurricane Earl. Hurricane season is winding down now, but Earl did manage to hit the island.
Click here for the Hurricane Earl story

#3) SandBar
SandBar has become one of the island's most popular beachfront restaurants. It is one of the most unique Anguilla restaurants, serving the tastiest (and most innovative!) tapas and cocktails at an excellent price. Best enjoyed with seaside Sandy Ground sunsets, this spot is one of a kind.
Click here for more on SandBar

#4) Viceroy Anguilla
Last but certainly not least, a full review on Viceroy Anguilla.

Viceroy Anguilla was off to a rocky start, but this luxury hotel has certainly entered the five star Anguilla hotel and resort market. Now, Viceroy is turning it around, correcting problems, and gaining momentum.

Viceroy Anguilla is here to stay.
Click here for the full report on Viceroy Anguilla

#5) Viceroy's Sunset Lounge
... As a matter of fact, Viceroy Anguilla's Sunset Lounge has become one of our favorite spots for a sunset drink and the best sushi you can get on the island.
Click here to read about Viceroy's Sunset Lounge.

That's all for this month.

Now, memories of summer fade with the "back to school" routine of assignments, exams, research papers, and group projects, as always, piling on with relentless force.

It's time to tunnel through the work, with the light of returning to Anguilla in December in the distance!

Until next month,

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