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Anguilla Beach Lovers, Issue #069
March 07, 2013

Combing Anguilla's Beaches for the Best

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Anguilla Beach Lovers

Issue #069, March 7th, 2013

Is it just me or did February fly by?

It's hard to believe that at the end of this month the high season will officially begin to wind down. Come April, many hotels and villas drop their rates. The lower rates, quieter beaches, calmer seas... it all makes April an attractive month for an island getaway.

It sure has been a busy high season!

Last month Bankie Banx held his reggae festival, Moonsplash, the longest running festival of its kind in the Caribbean.

Everyone has been raving over Playing For Change's performance. You can see a clip of it here.

It was two nights of sweet tunes, as always, followed by my favorite part of Moonsplash, the Sunday beach party. How can you beat this location? :-)...

You can read more on Moonsplash here.

Before we jump into what else has been going on in Anguilla, let's take a walk down memory lane...

Favorite February Memories

In February, we swam the still, still sea...

Gazed at it, too...

Walked it, keeping this mantra in mind...

And dined on its shores...

Speaking of good eating, we visited one of our favorite casual beachside spots for the best fish and chips on the island, Roy's!

At the end of each day, we watched stunning sunset after stunning disappear behind the horizon...

For more Anguilla photos, visit our Facebook page here.

What's Else Is New?

  • Half Shell Tucked away on Barnes Bay, Viceroy Anguilla's Half Shell restaurant makes for a quiet, soothing lunch. On the beach, with Mediterranean cuisine and friendly service, it's no surprise the likes of Michael Jordan and Paul McCartney dine here.
  • Italia Italia at CuisinArt Golf Resort and Spa delivers an authentic, Italian dining experience. With Chef Massimo and restaurant manager, Fabio, both brought in from Italy, the dining and hospitality brings you back to the hill-side restaurants of Tuscany. Appetizers, mains, desserts and post-meal drinks, from start to finish, the meal is divine!
  • Zara An off-the-beaten-path restaurant called Zara's is a place that seems to ride on word of mouth and repeat business. Chef Shamash provides a happy and warm dining experience, this is one five-star restaurant that should be top of mind on your next trip to Anguilla!
  • Tropical Sunset Set on the more peaceful side, the western side of Shoal Bay East, this little spot serves tasty food at fair prices. With beach chairs and one of the best pina coladas on the island, it's a good choice for a beach day.
  • Johnno's This is one of Anguilla's original beachfront restaurants. It's known for its whole snapper, live jazz music on Sundays and spot right on the sand of Sandy Ground.
  • BBQ Kenny's Under a tent on the main road in Sandy Ground, Kenny's serves some of the best ribs and chicken on the island, and my favorite, fresh conch soup and garlic bread. Open till late on Thursdays and Fridays, it's a must-stop after a night out at Pumphouse.
  • Andy's Set on a lush lawn, this restaurant is affordable, family-friendly and serves some of the tastiest Caribbean food on the island.

  • Ocean Echo Ocean Echo is officially on top of their game! With one of THE nicest locations (perfect for people who love to watch waves roll in and roll out), fresh food prepared with love and passion, and some of the sweetest people running the show, it's a winner.
  • The Place This laidback restaurant on Rendezvous Bay is now serving lunch. And boy, is it GOOD!
  • Poker's Plank This is Anguilla's ONLY pirate-themed restaurant. Set in a spacious and nicely decorated building, with a big menu with plenty of variety, Pirate's Plank is a fun spot, best suited for families.

Special Touches at Tequila Sunrise Villa

Luxury villa, Tequila Sunrise has some of the prettiest and most unique touches. Some of my favorite of their finishings are...

First, their large antique, French-farmhouse inspired door, pictured here.

That turqouise color is perfect! Inside, their concrete bathroom counters are beautiful. They were built by award-winning artist Cheddie Richardson.

Click for more on Tequila Sunrise's special touches.

Last Call For Carimar's Specials!

Time is running out to take advantage of Carimar Beach Club's high season specials. Until April 30th, you can stay at Carimar, right on Meads Bay beach, for $370 per night for 7 nights.

This rate includes 4 dinners and 4 lunches at some of the top spots on the island (ex., Straw Hat, Blanchards Beach Shack, daVida), and 2 days of car rental.

It's a tremendous deal for the price!

Click here for more info. &

Last month we got two exciting web-based projects off the ground...

First, the mobile version of With plenty of testing and re-testing, it took months of hard work. It feels good to have released it!

Now, you can browse through easily on any smart phone. To access it, all you have to is open your smartphone browser and go to! I would love to hear your feedback.

Second, "Anguilla Calm"...

Anguilla Calm is a mini, video-based site, all about the soothing sites and sounds of Anguilla. Click here to take a moment of "Anguilla calm" on Anguilla beaches.

Azure Villa's Webcam

Azure Villa recently put a lovely beach cam online. A big thank you to Azure Villa! We have added it to our Anguilla webcam collection.

Click here to see it.

If you know of any other Anguilla cams not on that page above, or if you are a villa owner and have your own webcam, please let me know. I would love to add it to the collection.

These webcams warm us all when we are away from Anguilla. We are so thankful for them! :-)

That's all for last month.

This month is sure to be a blast. After all, Festival Del Mar is set for March 30th and March 31st.

Swimming, sailing, eating, drinking, and the big fishing competition! It's two afternoons of non-stop fun. Hope to see you there!

Until next month,

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