By: Kristin Bourne
"THE" place for a quiet lime on the tranquil side of Rendezvous Bay, The Place is a perfect spot to relax the day away with cold drinks, snacks and a tasty lunch.
More on The Place, below...
There's a new "place" in Anguilla for drinks, food, and liming. It happens to be called "The Place".
The Place, opened in December 2012 is owned and operated by the Gumbs family who also own and operate the popular Cove Bay restaurant, Smokeys.
Quite the resting spot as you wait for your meal!
The Place's intention in atmosphere differs from Smokeys as there are flat screen televisions for staying up to date on sports and events.
Looking across the bar at The Place
The Gumbs plan to have parties around such televised events such as The Super Bowl.
Indoor dining area at The Place
If that isn't your idea of relaxing in Anguilla, you may opt for one of the beach loungers set up, outside of course, on one of Anguilla's top beaches - Rendezvous Bay.
I stopped in to see The Place and get an idea of what visitors to the location can expect.
I spoke with Lisa Gumbs and she told me that right now they are serving drinks and lunch, and eventually plan to do dinner and breakfast.
I asked Lisa how they decided to call their new establishment "The Place". She told me that prior to being open, the name came to be when a beach walker wandered in and came across Lisa and the friendly bartender, Mo.
The new visitor was curious as he could see work being done. They were equipped at that point to offer him a drink and he accepted and asked what the name of their new business was. They told him they hadn't picked a name yet and asked what he thought it should be and he replied with, "The Place".
Hence the name!
Taken prior to the opening of The Place. Beachfront on Rendezvous Bay.
Their first dollar bill earned which was also from the pocket of this man that named The Place is on the wall behind the bar.
The bartender and bar items are now in place and ready to go. Seating is and lounging is ready...
The Place, Open For Business
They are open for lunch, with menu items like lobster, fresh fish, sandwiches (turkey, fish, roast beef, etc.), salads along with daily specials. I stopped by The Place to join friends for a late afternoon lunch recently. The fish sandwich caught my eye. It was GOOD. Fresh, tasty and the price was right.
The Fish Sandwich
It is the perfect place to spend an afternoon!
Look For The Sign
Directions: To reach The Place via automobile, drive as if you are driving to The Anguilla Great House Beach Resort, pass their entrance and pass the public Rendezvous Beach parking area on the left.
You should then be facing a gate which is just left of the dirt road that continues as far as the sand of Rendezvous Bay beach. Pass through the gate and drive down the dirt road which veers left (the salt pond will be on your left) and stay on it until you see The Place on your right.
Good for a quiet, laid-back day of liming.
Hours: Closed Mondays. Open for lunch and dinner.