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Carimar Beach Club, with Straw Hat, da'Vida & Cote Mer
Presents Anguilla-Beaches Contest...
Your Dream Day in Anguilla!


Vacations always start with lots of tomorrows. But, eventually only one "tomorrow" remains, the final one. Still, there's always the thought of your next Anguilla vacation to keep you warm.

Imagine, though, if you had only one day left in Anguilla... ever. What would you do?

So many choices, so little time. Starting from the moment you wake up and get going until you're packing to leave, what is your absolutely perfect day in Anguilla, one to reside in your memory forever?

We asked you to share that ultimate Anguilla day to win 5 nights/6 days and three 5-star meals in Anguilla.

Our highest-recommended best-value Anguilla hotel, Carimar Beach Club and our favorite 3 Anguilla restaurants (da'Vida, Straw Hat and Cote Mer) teamed up to offer a tremendous prize for the best "Dream Day in Anguilla."

The prize had a value of over $2000...

  • 5 nights free at Carimar Beach Club (including taxes, service fees and surcharges!)
  • Dinner for 2 at our 3 favorite 5-star Anguilla restaurants, Cote Mer, Straw Hat and daVida

Over 50 contestants entered this Anguilla contest! 28 submissions were published.

Choosing the winner wasn't easy...

There were so many charming and touching stories, even sweet poems, all supplemented with excellent photographs. The winner was to be picked on the basis of Facebook "Likes" and Comments and the story's quality.

Thank goodness for the help of Facebook "Likes" and Comments. Once you are down to the "Five Fave," how would I ever pick a winner? Yuki's favorite was different from Dad's and so on.

Luckily, of the best 5 stories, one stood wayyyy out in support at Facebook, with 146 Facebook Comments and 129 Facebook "Likes," which means that many more read his story...

The #1 Grand-Prize Winner!

Congratulations Ricardo from Arizona, writer of One Day in a Lil' Piece of Heaven!

Ricardo with His Wife Kristen

Ricardo's story was a story of romance... Romance of Anguilla and of his wife. From the dewy-fresh morning, to the last breezes of the evening, Ricardo told his story in great detail, visiting each of the island's special sights. Perhaps most special of all was the introduction of his wife to his most cherished spot, and her state of awe, which further deepened his appreciation for Anguilla.

Ricardo's passion for the island shines strong, the "Dream Day" one of the best 5. His Facebook support pushed him the rest of the way to the winner's circle. And on that note..

One of the great side effects of this contest has been the raising awareness of Anguilla. You have shared your entries with so many people, with friends, with family, with co-workers. You have let Anguilla touch many thousands of people through first-hand, passionate eyes.

The contest has been a true success. Thank you to all who participated, and congratulations... Remember, you qualify for a Carimar Beach Club contest special of book 5 nights get 2 additional nights free, and if you entered a valid submission, receive a free rental car for 2 days!

A great thank you and congratulations to you Ricardo! I am so glad that you and Kristen have the opportunity to return to Anguilla. I do hope she will snorkel. ;-)

Click here to read the winning "Dream Day" story, Ricardo's "One Day in a Lil' Piece of Heaven".

And, click here to drop by Ricardo's story on Facebook to congratulate him on his winning!

Click here to read Ricardo's most inspiring post-winning contest story.

Top Submissions That Were In The Running...

Each and every story was so special and heartwarming. Just read the stories below to see...