Maunday's Bay, you always take my breath away!
Welcome to Anguilla's pearl, its gem. Maunday's Bay is Anguilla's most darling beach. A perfect semi-circle of powdery sand, here the Caribbean Sea glimmers the clearest shade of blue.
Barefoot Luxury on Maunday's Bay
Belmond Cap Juluca spans the entire stretch of Maunday's Bay.
The luxurious resort is home to many exquisite fine dining restaurants. Cap Shack is its casual beach bar on the sand.
Welcome to Cap Shack
Set on the western edge of the beach, Cap Shack is the only restaurant directly on Maunday's Bay beach. Private and peaceful, Cap Shack is your barefoot, toes-in-the-sand experience on Maunday's.
Down on the beach, plush loungers and sweet egg-style dining chairs call your name.
Extra-fresh beach eats are prepared right before your eyes in Cap Shack's stylish cream and pastel-blue vintage food truck. Take a peak inside the open van to see the chefs whipping up vibrant eats.
The Cap Shack's Vintage Food Truck
Over by the bar, Belmond's team grill fresh fish and outstanding burgers. Your stomach rumbles as the aroma of grilled mahi mahi wafts through the air.
Appetites whetted by the scent of grilling seafood, it is time for a pre-lunch tradition...
Across from the vintage food truck, Cap Shack's bar is a shady reprieve after a beach walk on Maunday's. The charming, tiki-style hut serves up potent cocktails that beat the mid-day Caribbean heat.
The Cap Shack Bar
Inside, a gentle sea breeze blows through as you marvel at the rich hues of the Caribbean Sea and the mountains of St. Martin beyond.
Here the staff make you feel at home, a very common feeling at Belmond. We are always graciously greeted by our long time friends, Barbie and Terrence - we love to see their friendly faces!
Pull up a chair at the bar and ask the bartender to whip you up something special...
Aperol Sunset and Sea Blast
These drinks are as sweet as the view! The Aperol Sunset is a favorite. Made with Aperol, vodka, ginger, lime and splashed with ginger beer, it is as refreshing as it looks.
Another Cap Shack specialty? The Mixed Berries G&T and the Piña Colada...
Mixed Berries G&T and Piña Colada
Cap Juluca has long had the best gin & tonic in Anguilla. Its mixed berry version is especially delightful, made with real strawberries and blueberries.
In addition to a variety of inspired cocktails, Cap Shack features a number of mocktails.
The Julucan Melody
Made with watermelon, strawberry, lime and mint, the Julucan Melody will leave you singing a happy tune!
Cocktails in-hand, it is time to dine.
Let's dive into the fresh and beachy gourmet menu.
Cap Shack's Tacos
Belmond's taco options are impressive! Choices include BBQ JackFruit, Guava & Habanero Pork Belly and our favorite...
Dynamite Queen Conch
Pieces of crispy cracked conch are popped into a grilled soft shell taco. The conch is layered with coleslaw and a slathering of spicy sesame Sriracha aioli. The crunch of the coleslaw... the bite of the Sriracha aioli... yep, this vibrant taco is a winner in our books!
Another tasty taco?...
Baja Mahi-Mahi Tacos (left of photo)
A fresh and generous piece of mahi mahi is battered, fried to perfection and gently placed in a flour tortilla. It is then topped with a citrus slaw and spicy garlic white sauce. The scallions and sliced limes give these delectable tacos an extra kick.
Next up on the menu? It wouldn't be a true "beachy food truck" without poke bowls and beach burgers!
Most popular from the poke bowl options...
The Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl
Sushi rice is topped with chunks of tuna and layered with pickled ginger, avocado, cucumber, carrots, wakame seaweed and a tangy sesame Sriracha sauce. The soft tuna melts in your mouth. Each bite is an explosion of fresh flavors!
Finally, is there a better combination than beaches and burgers? :-)
The Cap Shack Burger
This may be the most picture-perfect burger of all time! Made with Wagyu beef, this gourmet burger packs serious flavor. Not made for the weak, this burger is made with two patties and bacon! Chef prepares it meticulously, puncturing its middle to allow all of its seasonings to penetrate the meat. With onions, tomatoes, real cheddar cheese and a secret "Calypso remoulade," it is a serious contender for "island best."
If it is seafood you prefer, Cap Shack serves up an excellent mahi burger...
Soft, flakey and succulent, the mahi is perfectly cooked. It is seasoned with zesty jerk and then layered with coleslaw, pickled mango and Kimchi sauce. This is tropical burger heaven!
Cap Shack's menu doesn't end there. The menu also features a selection of sandwiches. One of our all time favorites?...
Its basil pesto is so aromatic you can smell this dish coming!
Thick slices of buffalo mozzarella are pressed with luscious local tomatoes, arugula, basil pesto and finished with a generous drizzle of balsamic vinegar. Served on Italian bread that's crisp on the outside, with just enough chew on the inside, it is panini perfection.
Pair your burger or sandwich with one (or more ;-)) of the sides: Classic crispy French fries, sweet potato fries, truffle fries, coleslaw or mixed greens.
Lastly, and probably our favorite part of the lunch experience...
Chocolate Brownie & Mango Cheesecake Parfait
Chocolate Chip Cookies
I hope that my words can do these desserts justice. They are any sweet lover's dream!
The chocolate brownie is chopped into perfect bite-sized chunks and drizzled in a chocolate sauce and salted caramel.
The creamy and fluffy mango cheesecake is finished with fresh berries and an oat crumble.
If you'd prefer a lighter treat, Cap Juluca's staff swear by Cap Shack's chocolate chip cookies for good reason. They are full of gooey goodness.
So satisfying, there is no better way to end lunch!
From tacos, to sandwiches, to burgers, all of Cap Shack's gourmet dishes are executed at a high level. All ingredients are prepared fresh everyday and great pride and care goes into each dish's preparation. You can taste the passion.
The only thing left to do after lunch? Marvel at Maunday's Blue, snooze away the afternoon, let the sound of the waves see you through... and snap a selfie with the Vintage Food Truck!
One Wheeeeely Sweet Food Truck!
One of Anguilla's "must visit" beaches, Cap Shack makes for an idyllic destination on Maunday's celestial shores. The ultimate blend of "barefoot luxury," it is a most special spot on this gem of all beaches.
SEA you again soon, Cap Shack!
Hours: Open from 11:00am until 5:00pm.
Menu: Click here
Directions: On Maunday's Bay at Belmond Cap Juluca