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Anguilla Beach Lovers, Issue #094
January 14, 2016
Combing Anguilla's Beaches for the BestAnguilla Beach Lovers brings you the latest additions to one family's experiences of the "best of all things Anguillian."
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Issue #094, January 14, 2016
Happy 2016! I hope your New Year is off to a blissful start :-)
2015 went out with bang here in Anguilla. First with Justin Bieber's post-Christmas arrival...
(Photo from Justin Bieber's Instagram)
... shortly followed by a Harry Styles sighting...
(Photo from unknown fan)
Even Emmy Rossum, star of Shameless, was in Anguilla and conquered her fears of jumping from "The Rock" in Little Bay...
Yes, Christmas and NYE 2015 was the year of young, high-profile stars in Anguilla! You can read more on Justin Bieber, Harry Styles and Emmy Rossum's Anguilla vacations here.
Perhaps the most exciting sighting of all though? This graceful manta ray seen from da'Vida's Bayside Grill's brand new pier over Crocus Bay...
A beautiful creature, we jumped in the water to get a closer look.
The end of 2015 and start to 2016 sure has been marked with excitement, including a Meads Bay wave show...
... courtesy of Surf AXA's brave Akio Lloyd.
Now mid-January, the island is back to its tranquil self, complete with sparkling-calm seas and spectacular sunsets.
Speaking of memorable moments in Anguilla...
5 Days Left to Enter "Postcards From Anguilla"
Only 5 days are left to enter our January contest, "Postcards From Anguilla." Win a $250-value dinner for 2 at the five-star Restaurant at Malliouhana!
The 5 entries with the most "votes" on Facebook each win a FREE year of the Anguilla Card, too!
So, get your submissions in and get your friends and family to Like, Comment on and Share your "postcard." Extra bonus: Spreading the good word about Anguilla :-)
The grand prize? Malliouhana's Food & Beverage Director and I will select the best "Postcard From Anguilla" for the $250-value prize dinner. (The winner will be announced on Jan. 20)
Anguilla Beaches' Brand NEW 6 Second Video Channel
I have been experimenting with Vine, a new company that enables publishers to create 6 second videos that loop endlessly (or until you decide to stop it, of course!). At first, I didn't think it would be possible to do much in 6 seconds.
Was I ever wrong.
It's amazing what can be done with this exciting new medium. See for yourself. Here is the link to the newest Anguilla Beaches channel.
Naturally, there are quite a few beach vids. I try to come up with a different idea for each. The Little Bay vid is the most popular so far, with more than 5500 "loops" (viewings) so far (click the photo below to see the video)...
There is a lot more fun to be had with Vine, though. From the "horror vid" Snake in Paradise to my own underwater close-up encounter with a huge Manta Ray, to the first of many funny "Coconut Chronicles," there is nothing that we won't do and cover!
There are 6-second vids of cliff-diving, a "dinging" pelican, a flash contest at Twitter and there is even "a vine" of Justin Bieber playing drums at Viceroy!
This new Anguilla channel promises to be one heck of a lot of fun! We plan on adding some off-beat directions. I hope you join us. We'll be having flash contests, and our annual big contest may be all about vines.
HINT: Film lots of footage while you are here!
What Else is New?
Eating with Ziggy in Anguilla!
NYC-based travel and food blogger, Ziggy shares his favorite 7 dishes on one of the dining capitals of the Caribbean, Anguilla.
With spot-on recommendations and a great sense of humor, you can "eat with Ziggy in Anguilla" here.
Meet Johnno Edwards
One of Anguilla's tourism pioneers that specializes in a relaxed time, good food and live jazz, we catch up and get to know the founder and owner of Johnno's, Johnno Edwards.
Golf in Paradise for FREE at Tequila Sunrise Villa
There is still time to take advantage of luxury villa, Tequila Sunrise Villa's excellent winter special...
Book a week at Tequila Sunrise Villa this January, February and March, and your stay includes a complimentary round of golf at CuisinArt's luxurious Golf Course, a Greg Norman designed course and one of the leading golf courses in the Caribbean.
Carimar Beach Club's Spring Special & NEW Breakfast Service
Filling up fast for Spring, Carimar Beach Club has released their Spring Special...
7 nights for the price of 6 with rates starting at $1693/week
And, now Carimar guests can enjoy Café de Paris pastries without leaving the hotel. Simply place your order before 8pm (selections include French croissant, chocolate croissant, raisin roll, almond croissant and apple turnover) and pick up your order at Carimar's front desk!
(Note: Renewing your Anguilla Card is now easier than ever. To renew, click here. If you are ordering the Anguilla Card for the first time, click here to order your Card and save 10% at 60+ Participating Partners.)
That's all for now :-)
Here's wishing you a very Happy 2016 & hoping to see you on the beach this year!
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