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Anguilla Beach Lovers, Issue #070
May 04, 2013

Combing Anguilla's Beaches for the Best

Anguilla Beach Lovers brings you the latest additions to one family's experiences of the "best of all things Anguillian."

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Anguilla Beach Lovers

Issue #070, May 4th, 2013

It's hard to believe that we're already gearing up for summer!

Moonsplash is behind us. Festival Del Mar has come and gone. Next on the horizon is Anguilla Day, one of the big holidays here in Anguilla celebrated with a big boat race and beach party in Sandy Ground. It really marks the beginning of the new season!

Our family always anticipates summer in Anguilla. The sea gets a little warmer, the restaurants are a little quieter (the beaches too!), and rates for hotels and airfare drop around the Caribbean, making it a great time to visit other islands.

While I'm looking forward to the coming months, and the exciting Carnival in August, it has been a terrific spring! Let's take a look back on it...

Special Memories

A Burger added NEW super tasty specials to its menu...

We spent many a-day at The Place on Rendzevous Bay...

And at Garvey's Sunshine Shack, just down the beach from The Place...

We chatted for hours with Jacques and sampled many gourmet menu items from Alain at Jacala...

We ventured over to St. Barths aboard Calypso Charters...

We spent a delightful afternoon at Prickly Pear aboard the first-class sailboat, Tradition...

With all of your support, we hit 10,000 Likes on Facebook! Thank you so much! We couldn't have done it without you :-)

After all of that excitement, we wound down over the most sensational sunsets...

For more Anguilla photos, visit our Facebook page here.

What Else Is New?

  • Tradition Tradition is an authentic and historic vessel true to its name. Once a boat used for cargo, today it is a first class Anguilla sailing charter. Aboard such a unique ship, hosts Captain Laurie Gumbs, Deborah Vos and Brennon Gumbs deliver an experience that is blissfully calm, so indulgent and truly five-star.
  • Calypso Charters Calypso Charters, one of the premier Anguilla boat charters, offers a charter to nearby island, St. Barths every Tuesday. Heading to St. Barths with Calypso is a fun way to spend an afternoon and see the bustling and much talked-about Caribbean island, all while being able to return to calm, quiet, peaceful Anguilla at the end of the day.
  • Taxi Drivers Meet the sweet, funny, kind, knowledgeable, and safe Anguilla taxi drivers! Although not cheap, taking an Anguilla taxi is a fun and easy way to travel between two areas in Anguilla, or to spend a couple of hours touring and exploring the island.
  • Medical Centers in Anguilla Should you need medical attention while you're in Anguilla, these are two medical centers we trust and recommend. Hughes Medical Centre and Atlantic Star.
  • Lynne Bernbaum's New Location One of our favorite Anguilla-based artists, Lynne Bernbaum has recently relocated and opened a modern-feeling art gallery in the heart of Sandy Ground.
  • Flavours This was one of our favorite restaurants back around 2004. We were sad to see it close then, so we were happy when they re-opened this year! They are better than ever with one of the tastiest conch chowders I've ever sipped.
  • Thursday Nights At The Dune A must-visit on any trip to Anguilla, The Dune is particularly special at night. Thursday nights offer one of the most unique experiences on the island.
  • Omari Banks Speaking of Bankie Banx, do you know his son, the musician Omari Banks? Popular with visitors and locals alike, Omari has a smooth voice, good looks and talent!
  • Best Of Anguilla Nightlife Still on the note of nightlife, these are some of our TOP spots for hanging out long after the sun goes down.
  • Sea View Sea View is an excellent choice for travelers on a budget. Set in Sandy Ground village, the location is convenient, has beach access, and the units are clean and comfortable.
  • Serenity After touring Serenity Cottages on award-winning Anguilla beach, Shoal Bay, I found that this is one of the most luxurious hotels on the beach. You must see it in person!
  • Mark Stevens' Review of Paradise Cove Anguilla lover Mark Stevens shared a glowing review of Paradise Cove. Thank you, Mark! If you would like to share your review of Anguilla hotels, please share them here.
  • The Meads' Twin Palms Villa 3 generations of Meads living on Meads!... is it fate? ;-) The Meads family own a charming Anguilla villa, Twin Palms villa, which is made up of two villas... Coconut Palm and Beach Palm. Here is their story on how they came to find Anguilla and build and own a villa just across the road from Meads Bay.

All About Eating!

Where's YOUR favorite spot for grilled crayfish? How about johnny cakes? Chocolate cake? A hot dog and fries? Burgers?

Everyone has a favorite spot for certain foods!

I've listed our favorites right here. Feel free to visit the page and challenge our favorites if you don't agree! :-)

Photo Sharing & Instagram

Limin' is a popular term used here in Anguilla meaning to hangout and relax. When away from Anguilla, what better way is there to lime and feel like you're sitting on the island than to flip through and share fun Anguilla vacation photos?

To look through some beautiful photos and lime Anguilla-style, click here.

One of our new favorite way to share photos is via Instagram.

It's such a fun way to stay in touch with the people and places you love. You can see my Instagram photos by clicking here or following me @anguillabeaches

If you're on Instagram and want to share your Anguilla photos, add an #anguillabeaches hashtag to your pictures and I will re-post them for all of us Anguilla lovers to see!

Everyone loves unique photos that capture the happiness and warmth of this beautiful place.

News at Tequila Sunrise Villa

The best-value luxury villa in Anguilla, Tequila Sunrise, has some exciting news...

They have gone mobile!

Visit their ever-elegant and modern mobile site by opening a browser on your iPhone or iPad, and click here.


Tequila Sunrise Villa is available this coming Christmas, one of the best times to be on island.

With unlimited Patron Silver, daily breakfast, daily turndown service, modern furnishings, an infinity edge pool with stunning views of St. Martin and a private cove at your fingertips, a stay at Tequila Sunrise is truly unforgettable and well worth every penny!

For more information about booking Christmas at Tequila Sunrise Villa, contact the owner, Joel Globus, direct at

Talk Anguilla!

Last, but certainly not least... want to hang out and talk Anguilla?

Caribbean Travel, the Caribbean Tourist Board, and I will be chatting about Anguilla all week long this coming week. We would love it if you joined the conversation and shared your tips and stories! :-)

If you'd like to be a part of it, sign into Twitter/Instagram and search under the hashtag #AnguillaLive.

That's all for this month.

Hope to talk to you again this week on Twitter and Instagram!

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