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Anguilla Beach Lovers, Issue #171
May 30, 2024

Combing Anguilla's Beaches for the Best

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Anguilla Beach Lovers

Issue #171, May 30, 2024

Happy Anguilla Day! 🤗💗🏝

Sails up! We are ready to celebrate with a grand sail boat race, BBQs and live music on the beach. Ahh... Anguilla Day is one of our favorite events of the year.

It is days like this that make Anguilla the best island in the world!

Happy Anguilla Day! 🧡🤍🩵

Want to be close by for the festivities?...

New Anguilla Card Partner: Easy Corner Villas

Nestled in the heart of Anguilla overlooking Sandy Ground, Easy Corner Villas offers serene getaways that combine affordability with breathtaking views.

This comfortable and conveniently located property features ten apartment-style units that lay out over an expansive property, ripe with lush, tropical gardens.

Here, you are a stone's throw from Sandy Ground, the heart and soul of Anguilla's nightlife and restaurant scene and you are within easy reach of beaches including Shoal Bay and Meads Bay.

With on-site laundry, parking, WiFi, daily housekeeping (except on Sunday) and friendly service, stays at Easy Corner are as comfortable as they are economical.

Easy Corner Villas has one bedroom, two bedroom and three bedroom rentals. They are a popular choice for couples and for corporate groups and retreats.

Let's step inside a One Bedroom Unit: A Couple's Retreat

Perfect for couples seeking a romantic escape, the one bedroom units at Easy Corner Villas are a dream. Each unit is a sanctuary of calm. Apartment 1B is one of our favorites. A corner unit, the views out to Sandy Ground will have you at hello.

Enjoy breakfast out on the terrace or if you prefer indoor living, Easy Corner has you covered!

The porch opens into a light, bright darling living room complete with dining area and full kitchen.

Designed with couples in mind, these units are comfortable, private and romantic. Just up the road from Sandy Ground and all of its exquisite restaurants, you couldn't have a better location, too! Whether for a honeymoon, anniversary, or a spontaneous getaway, love blooms effortlessly here.

Inside a Two Bedroom Unit: Ideal for Corporate Retreats & Groups

For corporate groups and retreats, Easy Corner's two and three bedroom units offer the perfect blend of space and functionality.

Unit 10 is one of our top picks when it comes to the two bedroom units. Unit 10 offers one of the most vivid views of Sandy Ground we have seen yet.

Enjoy 180° vistas from the apartment's large wrap around terrace. You feel right at ease as the cool Caribbean tradewinds blow in from the east.

Inside, the unit's wrap around terrace leads to an open-concept kitchen, dining and living area.

There is plenty of space for guests to gather, dine, cook and hang out.

Backing onto the living area are the villa's two bedrooms and bathrooms, including the master suite...

These villas provide the ideal setting for corporate groups looking to blend work with relaxation, in a shared space without sacrificing privacy and comfort. And, it is all offered without breaking the bank!

For a full read, click here.

To book your stay:

Easy Corner Villas is an Anguilla Card Partner. You save 10% on your stay with your Anguilla Card.

New Anguilla Card Partner: Elleamau Residence

Nestled in a quiet neighborhood near Island Harbour, Elleamau isn't just a vacation rental, it is your home away from home.

This charming one bedroom rental is owned and operated by the wonderful Lisa Webster. She is the owner of Nails R Hair, Mini Lisa Bath & Body and Tranquil Villa Management. You may know her as she manages many Anguilla villas!

Lisa's location is convenient.

Elleamau is a stone's throw from Island Harbour. You are not far from top-tier beaches like Shoal Bay, Scilly Cay and restaurants like Ben's Pit Stop, Artisan, Hibernia and the best croissants on-island at Le Bon Pain.

With such a convenient location, Elleamau is an unbeatable choice for couples looking for a budget-friendly getaway and longer-term stays.

Let's step inside...

Elleamau opens into a bright, open concept kitchen and living area that seamlessly blends cooking, dining, and relaxing.

The modern kitchen is a culinary enthusiast's dream, featuring every appliance needed for crafting delicious meals. The unit features a full-size fridge, stove and oven, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker and even dishwasher.

Our favorite part? The large and inviting island with high barstools. This area is perfect for prepping meals and dining in.

Flow from the kitchen into the living area. Here, comfort is king.

Sink into the plush couch for a movie night on the flat-screen TV or catch up on emails at the desk area equipped with a printer.

This open, inviting space makes you feel right at home.

The rental wraps around into the master bedroom.

Quiet and tranquil, this bedroom is a sanctuary of calm. Draped in blues, the color immediately puts you at ease. The suite boasts a large bed and ample storage space.

Adjoining is the oversized bathroom. Extra-large and comfy, it echoes the clean, modern vibe of the villa.

The shower deserves a special mention, too. It is so spacious and cavernous and even features a rain shower head!

Elleamau's charm extends outdoors with two delightful areas to relax and enjoy the Caribbean air. The front terrace is cool and breezy with views of Scrub Island.

It is idyllic for enjoying morning coffee or evening cocktails.

When hunger calls? The side garden provides a secluded spot to BBQ and unwind. That's right, Lisa's rental includes a BBQ grill for dining alfresco.

Plenty of Perks!

The benefits of renting Elleamau don't end there. Lisa has truly thought of it all.

The unit includes...

  • WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer and dryer
  • Beach chairs, towels and umbrellas
  • Outdoor foot bath & hose for washing off after a day at the beach

With such inclusive amenities and the added bonus of a rental car for just $195 per night in season, Elleamau packs a whole lot of value.

Whether you're enjoying the tranquility of your rental, exploring nearby eateries, or lounging on some of the world's best beaches, Elleamau offers an accessible slice of paradise.

To book your stay:

Elleamau is an Anguilla Card Partner. You save 10% on your stay when you book with your Anguilla Card.

For a full look inside Elleamau, click here for our article.

Anguilla Culinary Experience

May 23rd - 26th we joined fellow foodies and chefs for the Anguilla Culinary Experience's (ACE) third annual festival.

This international festival features chefs from Anguilla and around the world, showcasing Anguilla's status as the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean and raising funds for culinary education on the island.

NEW YouTube Video: Click here for our video of the Anguilla Culinary Experience.

Events include, the Moke Rum Crawls, Johnny Cake making, special villa dinners, and one of our favorites, the Taste of Aurora Party...

Set at D Richard's, the golf-course side restaurant at Aurora, we enjoyed amazing food from Aurora’s six restaurants, all under one roof!

It was an evening of cool cocktails crafted with fresh ingredients from Aurora’s hydroponic gardens and food stations from Tokyo Bay, Oliva, D Richard’s, Chef’s Table, Breezes and C Level.

The night was full of fun raffles with grand prizes as big as a luxurious stay in a beachfront junior suite at Aurora Anguilla.

This year, Aurora even added a cigar bar with rum tasting and a glass blowing experience.

Each year, Aurora elevates this party, making it better than the last. It truly is a must do!

Another must do experience is the ACE Beach BBQ + Basket & Bartending Battles.

The grills were hot and the drinks cold at the fan-favorite event. Featured grillers included Paper’s BBQ, Roy’s and Tasty’s POV.

The main event? The award-winning Anguilla National Culinary Team and friends squared off in a Chef Basket Battle and Bartending Battle.

5 chefs competed and displayed their knowledge and love of food.

After 45 minutes, 5 plates were placed in front of a panel of chefs who chose the best dishes and cocktails.

A huge congratulations to bartender Alvarado Gumbs and Chef Raven James Bautista on winning the competitions!

Be sure to mark your calendars, you will not want to miss out on ACE 2025!

For our video of ACE, click here.

Visit here for more on the Anguilla Culinary Experience.

Speaking of delicious food...

Lobster BBQ at C Level: NEW YouTube Video

Aurora has established itself as a Caribbean culinary destination.

Their restaurants are among the island's best. Time and time again, Aurora's talented team of chefs prove that passion prevails as they re-define and set new standards for the entire region.

This holds true for Aurora's signature, weekly culinary event, Lobster BBQ 🤗💗

Held every Thursday night, it has long been hailed as one of Anguilla's top weekly events. The value is unbeatable. $85 buys unlimited BBQ lobster and crayfish with a plethora of gourmet mains and side dishes.  

All served in an elegant beachfront atmosphere, it is as far as you can get from typical "all you can eat" resort buffets.

Right on the sands of Rendezvous Bay, Aurora's C Level is transformed into a gourmet food festival.

Dining tables and chairs are elegantly set on the beach. The BBQ's various "stations" sprawl out on C Level's terrace, adjacent to the bar.

The welcoming staff seats you at your table, and then? Check your diet at the door. It's time to take a big bite of Lobster BBQ!

"Lobster" receives top billing for this evening. But, it has a terrific supporting cast. This is much more than "just" a Lobster BBQ.

Your eyes will pop at the enormous plate of paella, loaded with seafood. Perfectly crisp and full of flavor, the paella will have you coming back for more.

It's best enjoyed with Aurora's five-star sides like rice & peas, roasted veggies, roasted corn, and creamy mac & cheese.

What a way to kick off Lobster BBQ! Now, time for the main event...

Billowing with sweet-charcoal smoke, one look at the grills and you swear Aurora has hundreds of beautiful Anguillian spiny lobsters on hand. They certainly never run out!

Spiny lobsters and crayfish are grilled to perfection.

Aurora's grill master will always suggest you pair your seafood delicacies with a spoonful of lemon butter. The combination comes highly recommended.

The lobster meat itself is moist and smoothly separates from the shell. The butter will just about have you licking your plate clean.

When your plate is polished? It's time to go back and do it all over again!

Reveling in the glow of post-dinner perfection, it is absolutely impossible to not completely overdo it and make at least two visits to the dessert station.

The Crêpes Suzette goes down as best-in-Anguilla. Buttery-soft crêpes are topped with a dollop of ice cream. This is the stuff of dreams.

Lobster BBQ is high value. The extraordinary quality of food, excellent and attentive table service and flow of the entire evening is a sheer delight.

Lobster BBQ is an opportunity to experience a cornucopia of Caribbean culinary delights in an atmosphere that blends luxury with unpretentiousness in a classic Anguillian way.

Longstanding "must-do's" often disappoint. But, Aurora Anguilla raises yet another bar a level higher. Lobster BBQ really is a must!

For a full read and video experience at the Lobster BBQ, click here!

Reservations required, call: 264-498-2000.

To save 10% at C Level, dine with your Anguilla Card.

Snorkeling Shoal Bay with Junior's Glass Bottom Boat

Join us for a look at one of Anguilla's most spectacular reefs 🤗💗🏝

Shoal Bay East is one of Anguilla's most popular beaches. Loved for its white sand, blue waters and funky beach bars, did you know that Shoal Bay has so much to offer below the surface of the ocean, too?

Junior Fleming of Junior's Glass Bottom Boat has been operating snorkeling tours of Shoal Bay's exquisite reefs for years!

These reefs, located just offshore of Shoal Bay East, take your breath away with a myriad of tropical fish, sea fans and corals and so much more.

Click here to experience this heavenly reef.

Family Adventure: Save Up To 40% at Aurora Anguilla

Aurora Anguilla surpasses the term Anguilla luxury resorts.

Its iconic domes and white buildings line the powdery-fine sands of Rendezvous Bay like a Mediterranean dream.

Its pool gazes out to the mountains of St. Martin while sparkling in a million shades of blue.

Its suites provide the most jaw-dropping vistas to the Caribbean Sea...

Its dining, spa and golf are world-class...

Its team of staff go above and beyond at every turn...

It is no surprise why Aurora has been our family's pick for years. Arriving at Aurora Anguilla is like arriving home.

Let your adventure linger longer at Aurora Anguilla with an exclusive “Family Adventure” Offer. Reserve your stay and Save Up To 40% with more savings the longer you stay.

The Family Adventure Offer includes:

  • Save Up To 40%
  • Minimum of 6-night stay
  • Stay 8+ Nights Save 40%, 7 Nights Save 35%, 6 Nights Save 30%
  • Access to Aurora’s new Entertainment Park is included in the daily resort fee
  • Available for stays through Dec. 19, 2024

Delight in the stunning scenery and endless activity options at Aurora Anguilla this summer 🌞🌞

Take advantage of this offer here!

For More on Aurora Anguilla

A Private Villa Escape

Nothing says summer like a tropic beach escape.

Beach Escape Villa ticks all of the boxes when it comes to a peaceful getaway.

Our family fell in love with Beach Escape Villa many moons ago, based on its location alone. A villa with chic beach house charm, Beach Escape is true to its name.

Set on secluded Sandy Point beach, at Beach Escape you are directly on sandy beachfront.

This stretch of sand affectionally called Sandy Point sits on the island's southern side, gazing out to breathtaking St. Martin.

It has long held a special spot in our family's hearts. Back in the day, my Dad and I would spend many afternoons sitting right on the beautiful "point of sand" that jets out towards St. Martin.

Beyond location, Beach Escape is one of the most comfortable, chic and user-friendly villas in Anguilla.

Five bedrooms, plush media room, modern kitchen with outdoor cooking options and indoor and outdoor dining and lounging spaces span the property's two villas.

Two heavenly master suites are in the villa's main house, while two additional master suites and a twin room are in the guest house.

With direct beach access, grassy lawn, sandy front, Apple TV, SONOS, EVO grill, tropical landscaping, solarium-eque showers, luxurious outdoor couches, oversized screened-in patios, and plenty of areas to lounge.

Beach Escape is an ideal choice for a summer beach escape!

More on Beach Escape Villa

Book Your Beach Escape

High Value Rental From Island Dream Properties

Our good friend, Jackie Pascher of Island Dream Properties has a beautiful high-value seafront rental!

Welcome to Patricks Bay Villa.

This lovely villa is situated in the Sea Rocks, Island Harbour, which is predominantly an upper class residential and villa development area along the northern coast. Almost every home or villa in this area sits high overlooking the sea, quite close to the water's edge and there is a path to the sea.

Patricks Bay Villa is a short 3 minute drive to world class and award winning Shoal Bay East beach, one of the most spectacular beaches in the Caribbean. There is access to a small bit of sand in the adjacent land to Patricks Bay, too.

This villa is very spacious and comfortable. All rooms are bright and airy. There are ceiling fans throughout, and the owner recently added a/c units in all the bedrooms.

The living room and separate dining room are large – perfect for relaxation and entertaining. There are three bedrooms and three bathrooms on the main level and a fourth bedroom and bath on the lower level which is only accessed by an outdoor entrance.

The outside gallery extends the length of the house facing the Atlantic Ocean. There is outside dining and comfortable chairs with side tables.

It is a perfect spot to enjoy coffee or tea in the morning and your favorite beverage in the afternoon upon returning from the beach. The sunsets are breathtaking and rainbows are a common sight from the gallery.

Rates start at ~$473/night.

More on this dreamy seaside rental here!

Summer at Tranquility Beach Anguilla

A huge congratulations to the Tranquility Beach Anguilla team for earning its place among the Top 1% Best Reviewed Hotels in the World by Trip Advisor’s Travelers’ Choice: Best of the Best list of Small and Boutique Hotels in the Caribbean for 2024!

Why should you book your stay at Tranquility Beach? Here are 3 reasons...

Firstly, this hotel is right in the middle of Meads Bay!

"Magic" is the word often used to describe the feeling that overwhelms you as you watch the warm Anguilla sun illuminate the bay. One dip inside, and Meads makes you a believer. An undeniable magic lies within these pure azure waters.

At Tranquility Beach you are in the middle of all the action. This blissful hotel is located near some of Anguilla's best restaurants, including the famous Blanchards, Straw Hat and Jacala (a favorite of Martha Stewart). The island's top grocery store is also a one minute drive away.

Special Tip: Summer is the most beautiful time of the year on Meads Bay. The waters shine extra clear and blue come June 🌊😉

Next, the warm team of staff at Tranquility are incredible. They make you feel right at home and take care of your every need with a smile!

You always hear of the kind beach butlers, concierge and management team.

At Tranquility you also have a ton of perks! Chilled towels and cocktail/mocktail at arrival, concierge to help you plan your trip and take care of anything you need while on island – rental cars, boat transfers, excursions, special occasion décor/balloons/cakes/flowers, restaurant reservations, golf tee times, massage, fitness trainer, etc.

It is not hard to see why Tranquility Beach is among the Top 1% Best Reviewed Hotels in the World!

To Book Your Summer Stay at Tranquility Beach Anguilla...

Aimee's Anguilla Getaway

Fellow Anguilla lover, Aimee shared her recent experience vacationing on Meads Bay. Here's what she had to say about her trip to Anguilla...

"Stayed at Bella Blu. It never gets old! Cannot wait to return. April 2024."

Right on majestic Meads Bay, Bella Blu takes your breath away.

Bella Blu also offers a great seat for a magical sunset sky and is close to many of our top picks for dining.

"It’s so hard to have a favorite restaurant as you know! Love Tasty’s POV, Ocean Echo, Tipsy Turtle... to name a handful!"

Thank you so much Aimee for sharing your Anguilla vacation story and beautiful photos!

We hope to sea you back here soon 🤗💗⛱️

Romantic Weddings at Arawak Beach Club

Set at the water's edge in scenic Island Harbour, Arawak Beach Club is one of Anguilla's most iconic hotels.

Colorful, breezy with comfortable units, the property is one of our favorites for an affordable getaway.

Did you know that Arawak is also a top choice for weddings?

Romantic, intimate and rich with Caribbean charm, this unique property lays out perfectly for groups celebrating special milestones.

Arawak features its iconic boutique hotel, ideal for accommodating wedding guests in style.

Click here for a look inside the comfortable units at Arawak Beach Club.

For the bride and groom, Arawak's private villa makes for a perfect sanctuary to retreat and prepare for the big day.

Tucked away from the rest of the property, at the villa the couple has plenty of privacy and seclusion.

See a video tour of Arawak villa here.

With both the hotel and villa at your disposal, Arawak seamlessly blends convenience and exclusivity, making it a perfect venue for wedding festivities.

Facilities at Arawak also include...

  • Spacious terrace area
  • Bar area
  • Lush gardens
  • Sparkling pool
  • Fire pit for romantic evenings under the stars

That's not all. At Arawak you have Gorgeous Scilly Cay right at your finger tips!

One of Anguilla's most romantic offshore cays, a wedding at Scilly Cay would be a dream.

Arawak Beach Club gazes out to Scilly Cay, meaning it is just 30 seconds away from the slice of paradise. A reception and party at Scilly Cay? There would be no better way to spend a wedding day 🤗💗🏝

To inquire about weddings, contact Arawak Beach Club at...

For more on Arawak, see...

Caribbean Corner: Best Beaches in Sint Maarten!

One of the benefits of living in Anguilla is exploring its beautiful neighboring islands! We love to travel and sea what the Caribbean has to offer.

One of our favorites and the closest island to Anguilla is St. Maarten.

For a full read on our favorite beaches in St. Maarten, click here!

For Our Guides to Neighboring Islands...

That's all for May!

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We can't wait to SEA you on the beach 💗🏝

With lots of warming Anguilla sunshine,
Nori & Louise

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