by Deborah Hunter
Chuck Norris' Former Villa on Shoal Bay West in Anguilla
I came to Anguilla in 1985 for business. I loved the island and stayed there for years... leaving in 1994 when Dr. William Herbert went missing at sea. He was my attorney... I miss him so much.
Those days an entertainer by the name of Sproker was the hot item along with Corn Flakes, they were my friends too.
Uncle Ernie's on Shoal Bay was the hot spot. I can remember eating BBQ chicken on the beach on Christmas day, sitting on a lounge in the water, dancing to the steel drums on Sunday afternoon.
Those were the days.
Anguilla has one some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and the friendliest people in the Caribbean. I miss Anguilla.
PS. While I was living there, the only Anguilla celebrity that visited the island was Chuck Norris. He built a home there for his wife but soon divorced thereafter. He was my neighbor and often used my office in the Valley. I loved him so much, so special.
Nori's Reply: Deborah, thank you so much for such a special account of Anguilla back in the day. I would love to have seen the island in those days... so quiet, exotic, remote.
Do you have any photos of your time on the island?
I uploaded a photo (above) we took from the water of Chuck Norris' former Anguilla villa.
Chuck Norris' ex-wife still lives on island (not sure how many months out of the year), though has now sold this Anguilla villa to a European billionaire who has started to rent it out. There are have been significant renovations done to the interior of the villa (since it was built in 1988), but it still remains the same in exterior appearance.
I have seen her a couple of times, but never seen Chuck! Thank you again.