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Anguilla Beach Lovers, Issue #168
February 29, 2024

Combing Anguilla's Beaches for the Best

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Anguilla Beach Lovers

Issue #168, February 29, 2024

Who wants to Rendez-blue on Rendezvous? πŸ–οΈπŸ€—

Those powdery-fine sands...

Those waters of blue...

Rendezvous we are forever in love with you πŸ₯°πŸ’—πŸ

Now, shall we jump into what's new on Rendezvous? 🌊😌

Teppanyaki at Tokyo Bay

When it comes to Japanese cuisine, we are fervent fans.

Super soft pieces of nigiri, innovative rolls, Japanese appetizers like gyoza and tempura, these dishes rank as some of our all time favorites.

When we heard of Chef Joe's new Teppanyaki dining experience we had to check it out!

Joe introduced us to Tokyo Bay's teppanyaki chef, Jendry also known as J. Originally from Indonesia, J has been a teppanyaki chef for years and even worked at Aurora a few years back.

Chef J walked us through his menu and helped us pick a dining option for the night. After thoughtful consideration, we settled on the "Tokyo Bay" courses.

Today, that is where you can find her... right in beautiful West End!

The Tokyo Bay offers a 7 course meal.

We began with a fresh seasonal salad, made with leafy greens and veggies from the Aurora hydroponic farm. Chef J also whipped up some tasty eggplant gyoza, served on a bed of sweet potato purΓ©e and garnished with micro greens.

Both dishes blew our taste buds away!

Next up, your choice of tuna sashimi or snapper tempura. We got one of each!

The tuna sashimi at Tokyo Bay is always the BEST on island. Chef Joe does not mess around with his fish. He has beautiful cuts of tuna, hamachi and tuna belly all expertly broken down from a 1500 lbs tuna.

As for the snapper, these are battered and fried golden-brown, and served along with a deep fried Shiso leaf. The snapper is a culinary delight, its tender flesh enveloped in a golden-brown, crispy batter that adds a satisfying crunch to each bite.

Now, for the star of the show, the teppan seafood platter...

It was truly a delight to witness Chef J expertly prepare and grill this platter, featuring prawns, scallops, and salmon. Each was cooked to perfection on the grill, generously infused with the rich shiso butter. To add a refreshing twist, Chef grilled lemons for the platter!

On the side? Three sauces to dip your seafood in... a chimichurri with ponzo sauce, a wafu sauce of apple, ginger and soya (my favorite) and a yakitori sauce.

Next, the paper wrapped vegetables...

Presented as though a gift from the hydroponic garden, this dish is wrapped and heated on the grill. Upon unwrapping, the enticing aroma immediately makes your mouth water in anticipation. Chef assembles this creation with cherry tomatoes, asparagus, carrots, and shiitake mushrooms.

Time for the U.S. beef sirloin...

Cooked to your preferred temperature and served with tasty garlic chips. This steak goes perfectly with each of those sauces.

Feeling satisfied? We certainly were! However, the night was far from over.

Next up, Chef prepared a captivating garlic fried rice with a mesmerizing egg show (our jaws were on the floor!)...

Chef J puts his heart into this fried rice! Simple and filling we ate every grain and vegetable, leaving no trace behind.

To wind down the evening, Chef served a warm miso soup, with tofu cubes, and scallions. A bowl of comfort and flavor.

Our favorite part of any dining experience? The dessert!

Louise's top pick at Tokyo Bay was luckily up for grabs...

Lovers of Creme BrΓ»lΓ©e will want to eat this dish all day. Chef serves this classic with a black sesame tuille.

The teppanyaki experience at Tokyo Bay is an absolute must-try for any Asian cuisine enthusiast. Chef J's entertaining and skillful approach transforms the night into an unforgettable and enjoyable culinary adventure.

Each course at Tokyo Bay gets better and better as you dine.

To book your Teppanyaki experience, click here!

Tokyo Bay is an Anguilla Card Partner. Save 10% at Tokyo Bay when you use your Anguilla Card.

For an activity to do in the day time...

The Aurora Entertainment Park - New Youtube Video Experience

Get set for family fun in the sun at the Aurora Entertainment Park!

Aurora's grand Entertainment Park sprawls along the south side of Anguilla. With a water park, activity center and concert venue, the Entertainment Park delivers on its promise to keep you entertained from sun up to well after the sun goes down.

Join us in this video for an afternoon of liquid fun as we test out the Aurora Entertainment Park.

Click here for the video.

A must-do, especially for families visiting Anguilla, the Aurora Entertainment Park sure knocks it out of the park πŸ˜‰πŸ’—πŸ

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For more on the Aurora Entertainment Park, click here.

To Book Your Stay at Aurora Anguilla

Stay at Arawak for Festival Del Mar

If you are on island in March, you are in for quite a treat at Festival Del Mar!

Festival Del Mar is held in Island Harbour every Easter weekend.

It is a weekend of sail boat races, Johnny cakes, BBQ crayfish and fruity drinks!

A celebration of the sea, and one of the island's most popular festivals, be sure to plan ahead for this year.

Arawak Beach Club is the best spot for catching the action!

The reasons are many to love Arawak!

First, its location right in Island Harbour. You are moments away from the island's top eateries including Artisan (best pizza), Nat's Palm Grove (best crayfish) and Le Bon Pain (best bakery).

You are also right in front of Scilly Cay and just around the corner from glorious Shoal Bay East.

Arawak also delivers when it comes to rooms & suites. Their units are priced competitively.

Bright, clean, comfy and complete with kitchenettes, it doesn't get higher value than this!

The property boasts a whole of amenities, too, including sparkling pool, high speed Internet, access to paddle boards and kayaks and more!

To Book Your Stay at Arawak

Arawak Beach Club is an Anguilla Card Partner. Save 10% at Arawak Beach Club when you use your Anguilla Card.

Sundays at Scilly Cay

Right next door to Arawak is the gorgeous Scilly Cay...

Scilly Cay is another "must do", especially during Festival Del Mar. Known for juicy seafood, tasty rum punches and crystal clear waters...

A 10 minute boat ride across the blues of Island Harbour takes you right to Scilly Cay's sparkling shores.

Scilly Cay is loyally loved for its excellent BBQ eats, including chicken, ribs, catch of the day, crayfish and one of the best lobsters in Anguilla...

Don't miss Scilly Cay's brown sugar ribs served with fresh pasta salad and fruit salad. The sauce is oh-so-addictive!

The menu also offers half of a grilled chicken, grilled chicken breast and grilled fish. You may also get the catch of the day or choose two of the menu items as a combo meal.

Louise's top pick? The grilled chicken breast lathered in Scilly Cay's secret sauce...

The clean, spacious, and relaxing atmosphere, on an island all its own, with gentle tradewinds blowing... it puts you at the most peaceful ease.

Fresh and al fresco Anguilla dining doesn't get better than this.

Set smack dab in the middle of Island Harbour's beautiful blue waters, relaxing at Scilly Cay is one of our favorite ways to spend the day!

Scilly Cay is an Anguilla Card Partner. Save 10% at Scilly Cay when you use your Anguilla Card.

7 Reasons To Take a Winter Beach Escape

Goodbye, winter πŸ‘‹πŸ₯Ά Helloooo, Anguilla πŸ’—πŸ

Anguilla's most aptly named luxury villa, Beach Escape Villa is calling your name.

Set right on the shores of Sandy Point beach, Beach Escape gets our vote when it comes to beachfront villas!

Click here for 7 reasons why you should take a Beach Escape this winter!

There is no better way to spend the winter, than with a beautiful Beach Escape!

To Book Your Winter Beach Escape...

More on Beach Escape Villa...

Spring Savings at Tranquility Beach Anguilla

Looking ahead to Spring, Tranquility Beach Anguilla is holding a super special this April...

Enjoy 15% off the nightly rate when you stay in an oceanview or beachfront Penthouse Villa during April 2024. Book by March 15, 2024 to nab this special offer, then pack your flip flops!

Your chic, 3-bedroom oasis accommodates up to 8 friends in stylish luxury at an irresistible value. Walk to restaurants and seaside bars for live music, refresh at a spa, hop on a boat to an offshore cay, or relax on the beach sipping tropical cocktails mixed by Tranquility's beach butlers.

To take advantage of this special, click here.

Where to Stay for the Annual Moonsplash Music Festival

Mark your calendar! Bankie Banx's famous Moonsplash is coming up.

World renowned, Anguillian born singer and icon Bankie Banx is a pillar in the music scene. Bankie's Moonsplash music festival is the largest in the Caribbean and his beach bar has been rated #1 in the Caribbean.

Join legend Bankie Banx for one of the Caribbean's most highly anticipated music festivals...

Our good friend Jackie Pascher of Island Dream Properties has beautiful rentals just minutes away from all of the music and fun at the Dune!

From beachfront villas with killer views to cozy cottages tucked away in quiet spots, Island Dream Properties has it all. Kick back in style, soak up those Caribbean vibes and jam out at Bankie's.

To lock in your spot for Moonsplash 2024 with Island Dream Properties...

That's all for February!

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We can't wait to SEA you on the beach πŸ’—πŸ

With lots of warming Anguilla sunshine,
Nori & Louise

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