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Do You Have An Interesting
Anguilla Travel Story? Do Tell!

Anguilla-beaches.com is all about my family's Anguilla travel stories (as you may have guessed!).

Remember when my Dad had a near death experience out by Anguilita island?

Or my family's first stay at the beautiful CuisinArt Resort & Spa?

What about when Shaun from Sea Grape took us on an around-the-island boat tour that, unexpectedly, turned into a quasi-whale watching expedition?

Ah... the memories.

Anguilla Windward Point

But, now, I'd like to turn the tables on you.

I would love to hear about your best experiences, your most interesting information on Anguilla, your top Anguilla travel tips... anything about Anguilla that you'd love to share.

If you've been to Anguilla and adore it as much as we do, please share your Anguilla travel stories with us! I'd love to try them on our next vacation and I'm sure others who visit this site will thank you, too!

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Essentially Anguilla!

Anguilla Hotels, Resorts & Villas

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Special Anguilla Stories

Away from Anguilla

Or if you have a general story about your travels to Anguilla that does not fit into any of the links above, use this page to share it with others who love Anguilla as much as you do. (Either scroll to the bottom or click here to skip down to the form.) I will convert it into a Web page, just like these generous tips and discoveries about Anguilla...

Your Anguilla Travel Stories/Tips/Favorites

Stonehenge Minor
This "secret mystical spot" was found by Steve Cohen, from Medford, New Jersey, U.S.A., during one of his many trips to Anguilla.

Steve Cohen's Top 10
This superb "Top 10 list" was later also sent in by Steve Cohen. I can't thank him enough for sharing his best, secret pleasures with others.

Cap Juluca's Kemia
Rowan Martin Jr. of the British Virgin Islands sends in this contender for "top pizza" on Anguilla.

Patrick's Top Five Quick Picks
Patrick from Minneapolis, Minnesota, e-mails his "Aguilla Fab 5" (as my Dad would say).

Ellen Sag's Vacation Tips
Ellen Sag reveals her top vacation tips and super photos!

Hannah Mandelbaum Lives In The Moment
Daydreaming of hovering hummingbirds and plummeting pelicans.

Information on Anguilla from Steve Cohen's 2005 Trip
Mr. Cohen has returned from his 2005 Anguilla vacation, and shares news and insightful tips!

Sue Ellen's Touching Stories From Paradise Cove
Sue Ellen shares her special stories of Anguillian kindness.

Best Of All Anguilla Vacation Rentals And Other Special Spots
Terry from Fairfax Virginia tells all about some excellent new finds for 2007!

Anguilla-Beaches.com Contests

From time to time we hold Anguilla contests with our favorite Anguilla establishments! Share your stories, poems or journals (depending on the nature of the contest), for a chance to win Anguilla prizes ranging from a dinner for 2 to a 5 night stay.

Stay in touch through my Anguilla Beach Lovers e-zine, or through my Facebook page, to see new contest announcements!

Contest #1, Share "Your Most Special Moment in Anguilla"... For a chance to win a dinner for 2 at daVida Anguilla luxury resaturant. Click here for this Anguilla contest's results.

Contest #2, Share "Your Dream Day in Anguilla"... For a chance to win a 5 night stay at Carimar Beach Club, and dinner for 2 at our favorite Anguilla restaurants, daVida, Straw Hat and Cote Mer. Click here for this Anguilla contest's results.

Share Your Anguilla Travel Story

I can't wait to read about your top Anguilla travel adventure or tip. Thank you in advance for sharing.

Enter the Title of Your Story (ex, "Stonehenge Minor")

Your Anguilla Travel Stories And Tips

Click on the links below to read other visitors' stories.

Anguilla's Gift to Me 
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Anguilla Stole My Father 
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Anguilla: Bored to Tears (of Joy) 
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Rudolph and the "Ol' Wife" in Anguilla 
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Anguilla is for Lovers 
"Stop, Hon, someone might see", I said as I melted into my husband's embrace, only our heads above water, snorkel masks cocked to one side. Surrounded …

Anguilla Heaven (And Green Flash)
Two Decades Later
 
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A family tradition begins 
In May of ’03 I went on my second visit to Anguilla. It was a special trip I planned with my then girlfriend (her first visit). We stayed at the absolutely …

A Remarkable Anguillian 
Our first trip to Anguilla was in November 1985. We stayed at Malliouhana for a week. During this time they had valet parking at the front lobby. We …

Thank You For Anguilla Nori and Family 
I do not know when we will make it back to beautiful Anguilla. I am simply writing to share my appreciation of you, your work here and your family. …

Funtime Platinum Price Misleading 
My husband and I vacationed to Anguilla for the first time at the end of January. We had heard that in lieu of taking the ferry from St. Maarten over …

Anguilla Drinks
The Rum Punch Report
 
As promised, our second vacation to Anguilla was to include a comprehensive report of Anguilla's signature cocktail... the rum punch. My wife and I discovered …

Night Rainbow on Anguilla 
We have been returning now for 4 trips to Katouche Bay. We love the remoteness of this quiet area. On our first trip it seemed we saw a morning rainbow …

The opening party at Da-Vida Restaurant in Crocus Bay 
The restaurant held an opening party Thursday night, May 2nd, attended by many. It is a beautiful building right on the Crocus Bay beach, spacious and …

Our Anguilla Day Trip 
My husband and I visited Anguilla for a day while we honey-mooned in St. Martin. We instantly felt like we were in paradise. We spent the entire day …

Anguilla First Exposure 
As a very naive small-town girl from the US Midwest, I was plopped down in the Caribbean by VISTA, frequently referred to as "the domestic Peace Corps." …

Anguilla Condo Now 
Morning to all the Evoy family from Jim Williams, Maine USA (formerly of Cul-de-sac, where you all visited in Anguilla a couple years back). We sold our …

"Can't Hear You, Mon!" 
This is an Anguilla story about some early-morning roosters, a misguided solution, and the nice and capable people in Anguilla who fixed everything... …

Anguilla For Business and Pleasure 
This August, I returned to Anguilla. I arrived at Blowing Point via the Anguilla ferry from St. Martin, with my wife, two daughters, my nephew, Alex, and …

An Anguilla Love Story 
Summer of 1999 was my first visit to the beautiful island, and the most vivid to date. It would not typically be my ideal vacation location, but prior …

Anguilla Travel Exchange 
Last year, my school, Somerton Middle in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, entered a competition for six students to go an Anguilla travel exchange. I entered …

Returning To Anguilla 
I'll be returning to Anguilla in July, for the first time in over 30 years. I was first there as a member of the Metropolitan Police, London, during …

Anguilla Reuniting Friends 
My Anguilla story goes back many years. In fact, decades. In 1960 a young man named Evan came to work where my father worked and they became good friends. …

My Anguilla Story 
Hi ! Love your site.. the only true Anguilla site. I've been coming to Anguilla for the past 4 years. It's my 5th time next saturday (January 12th …

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My Anguilla Experiences Before, During and After the SBI Conference  Not rated yet
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Refuge, Hope and Peace at Last, A Song of Joy Not rated yet
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The "Purrfect" Day on Anguilla Not rated yet
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Magnificent Sands Not rated yet
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A Relaxing Day in Paradise Not rated yet
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Everyday is a Dream Day in Anguilla! Not rated yet
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Playing Jazz on the Beach Not rated yet
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Almost Perfect Not rated yet
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I Do... Again Not rated yet
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Anguilla Is The Perfect Place To Do Nothing,
and Then To Relax!
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It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This Not rated yet
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Anguilla 1986 Not rated yet
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Wonderful people in Anguilla! Not rated yet
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The More Things Change (In Anguilla)
The More They Stay the Same
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Anguilla Flight from the US West Not rated yet
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Anguilla Dune Preserve Not rated yet
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Anguilla Paradise! Not rated yet
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Anguilla Hike Of Scrub Island Not rated yet
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Nori A labor of love since '02. Moved here in '08, and loving it. Hope to see you on the beach. Until then, say hi!