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Anguilla Beach Lovers, Issue #088
May 20, 2015

Combing Anguilla's Beaches for the Best

Anguilla Beach Lovers brings you the latest additions to one family's experiences of the "best of all things Anguillian."

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Anguilla Beach Lovers

Issue #088, May 20, 2015

We may be about one month early, but it's sure starting to feel a lot like summer here in Anguilla.

Those crystal-clear seas...

Beaches all to yourself...

Restaurants, too, in many cases!...

Ah, yes... the reasons we love summer in Anguilla are many.

And, so, I'm excited to share a new article we have put together...

20 Reasons to Take a Summer Vacation in Anguilla

Reason #1? The glassy-calm of the sea, of course :-)

Bump-free, it shines something special in summer and makes for excellent under water visibility and ideal SUP conditions...

With Anguilla Watersports as your guide and the ocean as calm as a pond, navigating the normally rough waters that surround the likes of Viceroy is easy and effortless.

Water shimmering underneath your board, it's a beautiful time of the year to get up close with Anguilla's waters and shorelines.

Reason #2? Most restaurants and shops stay open through the off-season, unlike in other seasonal destinations (ex., Cape Cod).

Temperatures are moderate (rarely going above 90F), the vibe is ultra-relaxed and there are plenty of exciting events including the Anguilla Open and the event of the year... Carnival!

For the full list on why summer is our favorite time of the year in Anguilla, visit...

On that note...

Summer Specials

There are many tremendous specials to be had come summer in Anguilla!

It is the most affordable time of the year to visit.

Most hotels and villas cut their rates (even by half!) starting in late April, and many more offer high-value deals throughout the season...

Tequila Sunrise Villa

Spacious and modern, with 3 bedrooms and an infinity edge pool that drops off to the view of the sea and St. Martin in the distance, Tequila Sunrise Villa offers it all...

  • 3 luxurious bedrooms, each complete with an ensuite bathroom, balcony/private terrace and flat-screen TV
  • Spacious kitchen/dining with a lofty living space that opens onto the outdoor living area and infinity edge pool
  • An undiscovered cove with ideal beginner snorkeling a short walk away and all of the beach toys and equipment you need
  • Unlimited Patron Silver on tap
  • Daily breakfast, laundry and turn-down service

And now, until Oct. 31, they are offering even more...

  • 10% off of your Tequila Sunrise Villa stay
  • 10% off of your rental car
  • A FREE round trip speed boat between SXM and AXA
  • A FREE gym membership at Styler's Gym

They have covered it all at Tequila Sunrise Villa!

For more information, visit Tequila Sunrise Villa here...


Carimar Beach Club

For more information, visit...



With a modern-zen design and aesthetic, stepping into CéBlue is utterly refreshing, relaxing and indulgent.

Their warm staff takes care of your every wish, whether it may be...

  • Setting you up at Crocus Bay's beach below (a 1 minute drive down the hill) for an afternoon at da'Vida
  • Arranging boat trips on their private speed boat
  • Organizing spa treatments or gym classes at their on-site facilities

... they are there to handle it all.

When hunger strikes? Their restaurant, Blue Bar serves up the finest pizza on the island and is known for their excellent nightly dinner specials, too.

This summer, now-June 30th (with arrivals now-November 15th, 2015), stay for 5 nights and only pay for 4! Daily breakfast is also included.

A big congratulations to CéBlue, too, who was just awarded their 2015 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor!

For more, visit...


Little Butterfly

For more on Little Butterfly (at $242/night!), visit...


More Summer Specials

For more summer specials, including...

  • 25% off at Sheriva for Anguilla Card Holders only
  • A romantic package at Spyglass Hill Villa
  • An adventurous all-inclusive with Nature Explorers Anguilla
  • Big reduction in rates at Topaz Villa (with an extra 10% off for Card Holders)
  • A beautiful summer special at Paradise Cove
  • And, Ocean Terrace Condos for just $208/night

... visit...


A "Road-Side" Bite

This year, two new restaurants receiving high ratings opened up on Anguilla's "road-side."

Both in unexpected locations, De Cuisine and Sarjai's have been on the tip of just about everyone's tongue as must-try's...

De Cuisine

Denise Carr and Joash Proctor, of the former SandBar, have created a modern-chic oasis just next to Geraud's in the strip mall.

In a beautiful setting, the real reason for their accolades is Chef Denise's innovative cuisine!

A true culinary journey, the tight menu features a select number of items, all prepared with careful attention to detail.

Think: Red Cooked Pork Belly and Tuna Tartare, Foie Gras Mousse, Rillette of lamb with honey glazed eggplant, brunoised roasted carrots, onions and garlic with fresh mint yogurt.

More on De Cuisine.



At a more moderate price-point, Sarjai's has become a favorite for simpler cuisine prepared perfectly.

The 10 oz. NY Steak Au Poivre with Aunty Joan's homemade curried fries...

The Warm Coconut Pie with vanilla ice cream and ginger caramel sauce...

... are two of our favorites!

It is owned and operated by Chef Darren Connor. Famous here in Anguilla, he is known for "bringing home the gold" from all of the regional culinary competitions, including the most prestigious, "Taste of the Caribbean Culinary Competition" in Miami.

His true passion has long been to open an excellent spot of his own and he has done just that!

More on Sarjai's.

More News!

  • The Strip  A night life spot that has been growing in popularity, The Strip is home to excellent (and affordable!) vans and shacks serving up Anguillian cuisine, all with a lively spirit in the air on the weekends.
  • Lionfish  Known for its graceful beauty yet venomous and invasive ways, did you know the lionfish is also delicious? We take a look at how to help out a good cause in Anguilla by dining on this delicious fish!
  • Rendezvous Bay Hotel  One of Anguilla's original hotels, one that has been long-loved, Rendezvous Bay Hotel has been refurbished and has re-opened. Set on the quiet, eastern side of Rendezvous Bay, with clean, modern rooms at a reasonable price, this hotel is indeed a jewel, right on the sand.
  • Little Curry House  Curries! Doubles! Roti! You can find them all at this new, affordable spot in The Valley, Little Curry House.

Summer Beach Fun

Last, but certainly not least, we have been having a lot of "on" Anguilla's beaches this month at

First, Shoal Bay East has taken the lead as Anguilla's #1 beach as voted by you!

Anguilla is known far and wide for being home to the best Caribbean beaches. From CNTraveler to ISLANDS Magazine, Anguilla's specks of pristine sand have graced the likes of high-profile magazines for decades.

And so, earlier this month, we asked you...

Out of the island's 33 beaches, which one is the best?

To cast your vote, visit...

Second, we are putting your Anguilla beach IQ to the test over on Facebook!...

Only 4 of the beaches in the photo collage above are Anguilla beaches.

Can you spot them? :-)

ID the 4 beaches and, if you can, name the beach, too.

The first person to correctly ID all Anguilla beaches wins a free Anguilla Card, too!

To take the challenge, visit...

That's all for this month!

Stay tuned this summer for more news, drone videos and contest fun :-)

Wishing you a great week,

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