UPDATE from FLOW: Landline, Internet and FLOW TV have been restored to a number of areas including The Valley, Sandy Hill & Long Path. Full update here.
Carimar Beach Club receives award from Anguilla Hotel & Tourism Association for all of their hard work and dedication through the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. So well deserved, a HUGE thank you to Carimar! Post here.
Veya's NEW lunch menu to start Dec. 18 (dinner resumes on this day too). Menu here.
Picante re-opens Dec. 13
Cuisinart Golf Resort & Spa joins Sunset Homes to commit significant resources to
renovate Tender Loving Care Home. Update here.
SPECIAL FESTIVE RATE at Spyglass Hill Villa, Dec. 30 - Jan. 6. To enquire, email: email@example.com
Progress at Garvey's
After a hectic couple of weeks we have made further progress with the repairs and rainproofing of the concrete building. Check out the before pictures and please click on the brief video update from JC Recreational Centre Founder, Louis Price.
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Update - Dec. 6 @10:30am EST
RE the £60 million for infrastructure recovery projects, the Chief Minister has stated that the reconstruction of Albena Lake Hodge Comprehensive School and Blowing Point Port are two of the top priorities. Update here.
ANGLEC currently working on Lower South Hill (in the areas of Anguilla Trading, SDA Church), West End (in the areas of Hughes Medical Center, Cove Castles, End of West End Rd.), Blowing Point, Long Bay, Rendezvous West, Barnes Bay (Cap Juluca Rd.). Update here.
Four Seasons Anguilla pushing for a President's Day opening. Article here.
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Great news from Simone Connor of Sandy Island
Happening Dec. 9 -- Welcome Back Scramble at CuisinArt Golf Course
Happening Dec. 9 -- Valley Street Festival!
Happening Dec. 9 -- FREE Mermaiding for kids at Sandy Ground
Shoal Bay Villas soon to be fully air conditioned again
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Rendezvous Blues from Garvey's Sunshine Shack
Update - Dec. 2 @1pm EST
UK has agreed to provide Anguilla with £60 million of grant support to build back our infrastructure
damaged or destroyed by Irma. Update here.
Update from ANGLEC: All sections of the island are either complete or under
construction. All teams are working in West End. Power is at 72%. Update here.
Le Bon Pain to re-open Dec. 8
NEW - every TUESDAY NIGHT at ELVIS' = DJ Sugar!
Update from Venus Spa @CuisinArt: The construction team continues to work very hard and has re-evaluated
the scope of work still necessary to repair and rebuild the spa. Re-opening will be in January. Updates to come.
SeaSpray Boutique is OPEN with beautiful hand-painted crafts
Tropical Sunset's construction is finished! Opening soon.
NEW Business ALERT: Havana Bar opened yesterday evening! Open Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights from 5:30pm until. Drinks only for now. More updates to come!
Amazing news from Sandy Island - they are back! Livin' In The Sun festival to take place Jan. 15-20
Beautiful Shoal Bay West blues & good news from Covecastles
Update from Chief Minister Banks and Governor Foy
Update - Nov. 27 @3pm EST
Update from ANGLEC: 65% of Anguilla has been re-connected, including Sandy Ground, Roaches Hill, North Side, Brimigin, Limestone/Black Garden, East End/Copse, Mount Fortune, Junk's Hole, Pond Ground and Island Harbour (East). Update with timelines on remaining areas here.
Anguilla Watersports re-opens Dec. 1 with SUP tours, glass bottom kayak tours, equipment rental (they deliver and pick up) & kiteboarding lessons. For more on Anguilla Watersports, click here. Aqua Park expected to re-open Mar. 2018.
The Mexican Menu is BACK at Elvis'. Menu includes nachos, goat-chos, burritos, quesadillas and Anguilla's BEST fish tacos!
Roy's full menu is BACK and breakfast begins tomorrow @8am!
Tasty's schedule of events:
Daily happy hour = Drink specials from 5-7pm
Tuesday = 12 Avenue performs live every Tuesday evening at 7:30pm
Friday = Finger licking Fridays with $5 crayfish specials
Sunday = Sunday breakfast with omelets, saltfish, Johnny cakes and more
Tasty's is open daily from 5pm. Closed Thursdays. For reservations, call: (264) 584-5734 or 584-2737
Don't Miss It!: Why Knot Pop Up Shop at Johnno's Sunday, Dec. 3
Fabiana is back on the beach Sunday, Dec. 3 at Johnno's! Drop by to take in the good Sunday vibes at Johnno's (live music by Boss begins at 4pm) and browse
Fabiana's fabulous creations, including...
Limited edition "dyed naturally" pieces (dyed naturally during the hurricanes of Sept. 2017 - see below)
Classic Why Knot collection in new colors and styles
NEW t-shirts especially for the season... whether you were naughty or nice (see below)
Savannah Gallery kicks off the season with 2 exhibitions.
First, "sailing sculptor", Victor Hempel's collection of "Nature Boards" from Bocas Del Toro Panama. Beautifully crafted, these carvings of sea creatures
are made with found pieces of driftwood.
Second, a group of "Tree of Life" sculptures from a variety of Haitian artisans, working on the same theme.
These round pieces are all fashioned from the tops and bottoms of oil drums in Croix de Bouquet, Haiti.
NEW restaurant coming soon at Quintessence hotel = Julians - Tropical French Bistro will open Dec. 4 with Chef Dominique Thevenet. Menu & restaurant details below.
The latest delicious creation from Tropical Treats: Pumpkin Spice ice cream!
String Band is BACK at Gwen's
Last day to take advantage of Frangipani's Cyber Monday special
FLIGHT CHANGES from Carimar: Those affected from NYC area = Delta, United and American. Philly = American. Charlotte = American. /// JetBlue NOT affected. You can get to Anguilla easily by connecting in Miami and Atlanta to SXM or by going through San Juan. Full update here
ANGLEC currently working on re-connecting Sandy Ground, North Hill, Copse to Island Harbour, Lower South Hill, Little Harbour, Roaches Hill to Limestone Bay.
Ferry schedule to/from Anguilla and Marigot has been updated. 4 more boats added. Info here.
News from The Anguillian
Update from Cap Juluca - on track to re-open for Nov. 2018. Many employees have been re-hired in the initial cleaning and preparatory work – and have otherwise been receiving assistance as Anguilla recovers from the impact of Hurricane Irma. Article here.
Electricity should be substantially restored by Christmas. Article here.
Anguilla has received financing of £6,850,000.00 from the UK towards the cost of the new jetty. Article here.
University of the West Indies hosted post-Irma workshop last week. Article here.
The BIG STORE has received the first load of new items for Christmas. Stop by or call: 1-264- 498-8080
Topaz Villas re-opens Dec. 1 for long-term and short-term rental. They have large generator, persistent WiFi and all the amenities!
Staying in a villa and looking for a private chef? Big & Better Private Catering is open. More info here.
Dolce Vita has RE-OPENED for lunch & dinner! For reservations, call: 264-584-1155
Hibernia to re-open Nov. 24
The fabulous Why Knot is coming to Anguilla THIS WEEK!...
... with NEW, limited edition "dyed naturally" pieces that were dyed naturally during the hurricanes of Sept. 2017.
Stay tuned for details on when and where they will be available in Anguilla this week.
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Order your favorite beach style - Meads Bay, Rendezvous Bay, Shoal Bay, pretty in pink Elsie Bay, etc. We are excited to have your new flip-flop created into a pendant or bangle with your favorite Anguilla Sand.
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Update - Nov. 18 @1:05pm EST
FLIGHT UPDATE from Carimar: Air France has added Saturday flights from Paris (CDG) starting December 23, 2017, then Daily Flights from March 24 to April 30. Full update here.
More crews arrive from St.Lucia and Jamaica to help ANGLEC with restoration. Restoration times will now accelerate as the teams move through North Side, South Hill and other villages. Latest update here.
A temporary air traffic control tower has been put in place at Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport. UK government has funded the purchase of this system to facilitate re-certification of the airport. The re-certification will allow use of the runway after dark. Update here.
SandBar re-opens Nov. 21 for lunch (11:30-2:30pm) & dinner (5:30-close) and with happy hour 4-6:30pm and live music Saturdays 1:30-4:30pm. Closed Sunday & Monday.
AARF is open: 9:30 - 12:30 & 3:30 - 5:30 Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri and 9:30 - 12:30 Thurs & Sat. Come check out our adoptees!
Villa Amarilla is open with a 50% off special now through Mar. 1
Happening this weekend in Anguilla
Saturday afternoon 1-4pm - 264 String Band @ Madeariman
Saturday night - Natty & The House @ Roy's
Sunday afternoon 3-6pm - Omari @ Flavours
Thursday nights are BACK in Sandy Ground Catch The Musical Brothers next Thursday night, at Elvis'!
An important cause by Sunset Homes: Tender Loving Care Home for the Elderly, Needs Support!
Tender Loving Care, the labor of love of Founder and Principal Nurse Brenda Hodge, is a vibrant home located in North Valley, Anguilla, offering care for the elderly. It has been serving an important need in the community for the last thirteen years.
Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc on the residence. The thirteen elderly citizens who called this residence home, were forced to
temporarily move into the smaller premises of Nurse Brenda’s childhood home in George Hill.
Sunset Homes is mobilizing resources to make a pivotal impact on leading the reconstruction of this home so that its residents can return to their own space within safe and comfortable environs.
Beautiful, must-read piece by Vanessa Croft on life during and following Hurricane Irma. Post here.
Blue Waters has re-opened!
Straw Hat's outdoor roof is almost set and the indoor roofs are going to be poured this week
Catch Natty & The House every Saturday 8:30-10:30pm at Roy's
Aqua Mania Adventures Lambada returned to Roy's over the weekend
Tropical Treats never ceases to amaze. NOW available - blueberry Bailey's popsicles!
Update - Nov. 10 @12:05pm EST
Help arrives to restore Anguilla's power. A team from Canada arrived this week to support ANGLEC. The UK government is funding a total of 35 linesmen along with with 6 bucket trucks and 2 derrick diggers. Full update here.
ANGLEC outlines plan moving forward with new help from St. Lucia, St. Vincent & Canada. Timeline for total restoration is less than 6 months. Interview here.
UPDATE to Anguilla Ferry Schedule: 2 new ferry times have been added - last boat leaves Marigot @5pm. Ferries in operation are M/V Niki V and M/V Tee Zech. Click here for schedule.
Friday Happy Hour at Roy's. Specials = 1.) Roy's Fish & Chips or 2.) Roast Pork with Mashed Potatoes & Vegetables, $15 ea. $5 Dessert: Cookie Pie!
Saturday night - Natty & The House LIVE at Roy's
Sunday afternoon - Omalie 360 is BACK at Ocean Echo every Sunday 1:30-4:30pm
Sunday afternoon - Flavours Caribbean Buffet from 1-6pm, live music by Mystic Vybz Band from 3pm. All you can at buffet for $40 (crayfish, oxtail, mahi mahi, baked drum sticks + rice & peas, shepphard's pie, baked macaroni, coleslaw, mixed salad)
Fundraiser in Long Island, NY This Sunday - Nov. 12 Anguilla Benefit: Mighty Mystic @Verde Kitchen & Cocktails. Info here.
Happy news from Shoal Bay's Madeariman! They have power and are now open Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 8am-10pm, 7 days/week. Next week Friday = Happy Hour from 6-7pm with Karaoke. Saturday = 264 String Band is BACK and there will be $5 crayfish specials from 1-4pm!
Dolce Vita's store room and laundry room have been completed, and the generator has been installed. Still work to be done. Hopefully will re-open by Nov. 20. Updates to come.
Update from ANGLEC: Island Harbour (West), partial North Side, South Hill (main lines), Sandy Hill (West) and Caul's Bottom have been re-connected. Full update here.
Seaborne releases NEW schedule between SJU and AXA: SJU-AXA flight departs 1pm (arrives 2:05pm), AXA-SJU flight departs 2:35pm (arrives 3:40pm). Flights are Thursday-Monday (no flights Tuesday & Wednesday). New schedule facilitates traffic from NY, Atlanta, Miami, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Boston.
NEW flight info courtesy of Carimar Beach Club. Changes to Delta (Atlanta flight), United (Chicago flight). NEW info here.
CuisinArt is rebuilding - and none of the staff will be let go throughout the reconstruction and reopening of the properties. Re-opening will happen in three phases. Phase 1 = open Tokyo Bay, Venus Spa, Golf Course + club house, Breezes by Dec. 1 2017. Phase 2 = open The Reef on Apr. 10. Phase 3 = extensive restoration work and exciting renovations are underway to re-open CuisinArt by Nov. 1 2018. Article here.
Interview with Carimar Beach Club's General Manager Mr. Rolf Masshardt - to be commended on his wonderful work housing guests during and immediately following Irma. Article here.
Upper part of Shoal Bay East has been eroded by an additional 40'. Owner of Serenity, Mr. Kenneth Rogers shares observations on the erosion and that he plans to re-open Nov. 5. Article here.
APANY receives US $100,000 to help rebuild Ebenezer Methodist Church. Article here.
Bella Vista re-opens Dec. 1
Surface Solutions has a fresh shipment of plywood (4 x 8 x 3/4). Contact via WhatsApp at 2644767602. When messaging please let us know who you are.
Happening Sat. Nov. 11 in Anguilla - Anguilla Music Academy "Saturday Night Live" at the Anguilla Music Academy Courtyard in West End. 8pm-until.
Calypso's $100 RT special and NEW schedule
Savannah Gallery was miraculously spared Irma's full force. Wonderful news sent in from owner Frank Costin today. The Gallery is back open - now open mornings, Monday through Saturday.
Limin' Boutique is accepting orders. Info below.
While we are working hard to reopen Limin' Boutique, we will continue to share our product launches, special offerings & our classic pieces. So, sit back & relax and let us bring a little Anguilla magic into your home.
Our original hand designed Sterling Silver Triple Sandglobe bracelet embodies Anguilla & her treasures. Create your Anguilla treasure by choosing your 3 favorite 100% Anguilla Sands. Please contact us with further questions or if you would like to place an order. We would be delighted to assist you at Liminboutique@anguillanet.com or feel free to message us.
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One Size fits most
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One Elegant Sterling Silver Bracelet 3 Stunning Anguilla Beaches Meads Bay, Junks Hole, Shoal Bay East.
More progress at Elvis'!
A HUGE thank you to Yacht Katharine for spending 14 days traveling 4000 miles to deliver much needed plywood, infant food, craft items and toys earlier today! And a HUGE thank you to Help Anguilla for making it possible!
Update - Nov. 6 @1:25pm EST
Blowing Point is now open 7am-6pm to accommodate daylight savings time and travelers arriving from SXM
ANGLEC met with the AHTA to discuss energizing west end. ANGLEC's General Manager, Mr. Gumbs outlined the impact of the limitations on human resources, materials and equipment. He reported of the UK's support - bringing 30+ linesmen and equipment from Canada to restore power island-wide within a quicker timeframe. The intent would be to deploy these resources in The West to achieve the goal of island-wide power before Christmas.
New Customs Duty Regulations - exemptions post-Irma. Info courtesy of ACOCI. File here.
Rechargeable lanterns, battery operated lanterns and power banks are now available at Essentials. Info here.
Sandcastle Pointe Villa re-opens Nov. 15.
Island Dream Properties has villas available: Tamarind Villa, Patricks Bay, Romeo Villa I and II are ready for occupancy with electricity and the option of WiFi. Tamarind and Romeo Villa I and II are available for Christmas/New Years. More villas coming soon. Contact Jackie Pascher to book: firstname.lastname@example.org
This Sunday - Nov. 12 in Anguilla Omalie at Ocean Echo 1:30-4:30pm
This Sunday - Nov. 12 in New York Anguilla Benefit: Mighty Mystic @Verde Kitchen & Cocktails. Info here.
UK Government makes contract with an international company to provide additional help to ANGLEC. Support will bring 30 linesmen, and essential equipment. Update here.
Water Corporation announcement: Distribution system to supply water is open tomorrow - Nov. 4 from 7am-1pm.
NEW luxury hotel, Quintessence to open on Dec. 1.
The Tea Box is open
Yoga classes are BACK. Sammi Green is holding classes at Dungeon Gym starting next week - Monday/Wednesday/Saturday 9am for $10.
Friend of Anguilla and novelist, Brian Simpson to donate 100% of the profits from the Amazon sales of his novel, Island Dogs to the Bloom's Anguilla Relief Fund. Former Construction Manager at Temenos Resort (now The Reef), Brian and his wife, Michelle (who taught fourth grade at Road School in Blowing Point) fell in love with Anguilla when they moved to the island for 2 years in 2008. Inspired by Anguilla, Island Dogs is a story of five expats from around the world who befriend each other in a bar in Anguilla as each of them tries to put their dysfunctional life back on the right track. More on Brian, Islands Dogs and his effort to help rebuild Anguilla here.
Morlen's Vet Clinic has power via generator (waiting for fuel). Regular working hours should resume shortly. Updates to come.
"Anguilla is a better country for having had Albert Lake. He was without a doubt one of the most generous persons on the island. Houses, businesses, apartments were all built with credit from Lake's Hardware. The debt of gratitude that the country owes him is immeasurable." A touching post by Crispin Books on the passing of Mr. Albert Lake. May Mr. Albert Lake rest in peace.
As of Oct. 13, Anguilla Red Cross' 2 staff members and 41 volunteers have distributed aid to over 7,000 people. The cash program for the most vulnerable is now being put in place. Van Roy (the Director of the Anguilla Red Cross) and his team are currently identifying the most vulnerable, to whom the cash (checks/pre-paid credit cards) will be distributed. NOTE: Anguilla Red Cross donations collected via Anguilla Beaches will be used for a separate, voucher-based program. More updates to come.
Update from JC Rec Center: The sport court floor is expanding and we have stopped some leaks! To continue to support JC Rec Center, click here.
Mouthwatering specials at Sharpy's Shake Shack
Ruthy's Yum Yum is open with excellent specials. Thursday's specials = Conch Fritters with Key-lime Mango Sauce served with salad or fries for only $8.
Straw Hat ready to pour the roof
Update - Oct. 26 @12:15pm EST
FLIGHT UPDATES: Air Transat has canceled flights from Montreal & Toronto, Air France schedule changed - to start May 1 2018, KLM adding flights Mar. 27 2018. Updates via Carimar, more here.
Delta to add more non-stop flights to St. Kitts (from JFK and from Atlanta).
Link Ferry resumes operations today from Blowing Point to the Simpson Bay bridge in Dutch St. Maarten. The boat will depart Blowing Point daily at 8:00am, 10:30 12:15 and 2:30. The boat will be departing St. Maarten daily at 8:45am, 11:10, 1:45 and 3:30. The ferry will cost US$35 per person one way and $60 round trip. Kids will be $20 one way and $40 round trip. Contact: 264-772-4901 7295235 or 7299623. Info from Hadyn Hughes.
Digicel has upstairs work area for clients with WiFi and a/c
Villa Abbey in Shoal Bay is open
TONIGHT: Special Cyprus Roots performance at Dad's @7pm
Calypso's AXASTRONG promotion: from Nov 1, 2017 - January 15, 2018 - roundtrip between SXM and AXA is $100pp including taxi on SXM for arrival & departure. You can also buy in person, but taxi is a special offer included only when you book online!
ONLINE BOOKINGS: $65pp one way (adult) for everyone and INCLUDES TAXI BETWEEN AIRPORT AND DOCK! This is a reservation and we will reserve your seat. It is also refundable according to our usual guidelines.
WALK UP: $55 one way for everyone, not including taxi on SXM. If you choose to do a walk up, we cannot guarantee we will have availability on a particular boat. Taxis are charging about $5pp between the airport and our dock by the police station/bridge in Philipsburg.
ANGLEC UPDATE: Work has begun on North Side - will take approximately 30 days to complete. South Hill must be completed prior to restoring Sandy Ground & North Hill (Sandy Ground damage was extensive). 80% of South West Feeder and Western Transmission line that service Little Harbour and Blowing Point need to be rebuilt. As work is wrapped up in the east, more crews will be deployed to these areas. Full update here.
New Fire Hall and Air Traffic Control Tower now under construction at the Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport. Update here.
Article via The Anguillian: Anguilla To Lose Millions From Closure Of Hotels - Wants UK Aid Up To $16.5 Million Or More. Article here.
Blanchards giving out food and water this Thursday, October 26th and Friday, October 27th from 9:30am - 4:00pm.
Zemi Beach House aiming to re-open for first quarter of 2018. Update here.
La Vue re-opening postponed to end of December / early January 2018. Update here.
Calypso offering roundtrip special of $100 Nov. 1 - Jan. 15. Details here.
REMINDER: Halloween party at Roy's on the 28th!
Spyglass Hill to re-open Dec. 20 with SPECIAL OFFER: Pay for 5 nights and get 2 nights complimentary. Included: Complimentary first day's breakfast stock, meet and greet service, concierge services, housekeeping 6 days per week. Offer Valid April 1 - July 31, 2018. Contact:
email@example.com // Cel: 1(264) 235-3666 // Tel: 1(264) 583-3666
Spyglass Hill Anguilla Villa
Little Butterfly Villa open with SPECIAL: We pay 50% of your car rental during your stay.
Dates April 1 - July 31 2018. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org // 1-264-235-3666/ 583-3666
Sandy Island is coming back. Following Irma, the entire island was gone. To help Sandy Island rebuild, please click here.
Serene Shoal Bay beach scenes from Madeariman
More progress at Straw Hat
Asian style wings at Sharpy's Shake Shack
Ruthy's Yum Yum is OPEN
Update - Oct. 23 @3pm EST
FLIGHT UPDATE: United has canceled all flights to SXM until April. If you had a flight from Newark, United will not fly until April 9th (daily). If you had a flight from Chicago, they will not fly until April 14th (Saturdays only). Info is courtesy of Carimar Beach Club. Click here for up to date flight info.
GB Express announces schedule for autumn/winter 2017-2018:
From St. Maarten (Dutch Side):
Departure times may be altered during the Autumn/ Winter season. Updates would be provided in advance.
Ferry price is US $55.00 per person
Reservations are not required but strongly suggested. Reserve online www.gbferries.com, via phone (264) 584-6205 or (264) 235-6205 or via email email@example.com
Nature Explorers Anguilla is OPEN and doing tours. It's a great time for birdwatching, especially with the American Flamingo gracing our wetlands.
Anguilla's Jammin's excellent jams are AVAILABLE. Products can be found at Best Buy West End. They make a tasty festive gift and the team will also deliver to your villa/hotel. For orders, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
New lunch concept to come at Veya (they are re-opening mid-December). Stay tuned for updates.
Roy's to hold Halloween party on Oct. 28. Live music by Niquet & The House @9pm, food & drink specials and PRIZES for best costumes!
Blanchards ships two more 40' containers. Will arrive next week. Updates to come.
REMINDER: Omari Banks LIVE TONIGHT in NYC, spreading the good word of Caribbean Strong. Event info here.
Nails R Hair is open daily (Sundays 1-5pm) and holding SPECIALS (see below). Call 264-581-5247 or 264-498-7379.
Blue Waters in good shape
Demolition begins at Straw Hat
Tasty Friday crayfish specials at Tasty's
Teachers start school with school supplies wrapped by Rotarians, sent by Rotary in USA & Cayman Islands
APANY delivers $130K of goods to Anguilla
Update - Oct. 19 @3pm EST
Revised Regulations of Anguilla with reference to the Customs Duty (exemptions), courtesy of the Anguilla Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Document here.
ANGLEC re-connects more of Anguilla, including Little Dix, Long Path and Swing High. Pushing towards West, North and East now. Update here.
MoneyGram customers can now receive up to US $9,999.00.
Ezone has resumed forwarding shipments to St. Maarten via air transport for onward delivery to Anguilla. Customers are encouraged to forward hurricane relief items to the Post Office Home Shopping (ocean freight) address. Update here.
Manoah to re-open Nov. 17
Frangipani's soft opening will coincide with Festive Season. They will be accepting new guests in January.
Straw Hat aims to open for Christmas, to coincide with Frangipani's re-opening.
Hungry's is OPEN with $5 crayfish. Open Monday-Saturday.
Jessica's Place in The Valley has re-opened for lunch. Open Monday-Friday, 11am to 3:30pm. 264-498-9464.
Magnificent Meads Bay blues just outside of Carimar Beach Club
Heartwarming message from Help Anguilla
Update - Oct. 17 @5pm EST
Kevin Conboy shares footage of Island Harbour, Meads Bay, Shoal Bay West & Shoal Bay East on Anguilla For Tourists Facebook group. If you haven't joined the group, join here to see the footage.
International & regional mail service has resumed.
ANGLEC has received a small portion of needed materials and equipment. A step in the right direction, this arrival of materials will help continue the restoration progress. Stay tuned as more areas are reconnected.
Progress at Tropical Sunset. To help Tropical Sunset, click here.
Chef Marc Forgione's BBQ fundraiser, Help Anguilla Rise was a smashing success! Held at Chef Marc's restaurant in NYC, the fundraiser pulled in over 200 people and raised over $70,000. Funds raised go to The Anguilla Foundation. An amazing celebration of Anguilla LOVE, a huge thank you goes out to all who attended and to Chef Marc for his generosity and kindness. More pics from the fundraiser here.
Omari Banks to donate funds generated by his new single to APANY
A HUGE thank you to Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Grenada, St. Kitts, Montserrat and Guyana who have been ehlping to restore power to Anguilla
Update - Oct. 12 @2:15pm EST
Latest SXM flight info courtesy of Carimar Beach Club: Click here.
Mobile networks (and 3G) have been restored to most of the island
Falcon Nest is open
Reminder: DJ Sparta & specials tonight at Tasty's
This weekend at Roy's: Happy hour specials on Friday, live music by Generate with Omari Banks on Saturday @7:30
Coming up in Long Island, NY on Nov. 12: Anguilla Benefit: Mighty Mystic @ Verde Kitchen in Long Island. Details here.
Information courtesy of the Anguilla Tourist Board:
Frangipani Beach Resort, Quintessence Boutique Hotel, La Vue Boutique Inn and Masara Resort are planning for a December 1st opening.
CeBlue Villas & Beach Resort looks forward to welcoming guests for the season; their sister property Fountain Residences will also be open for Festive, as will the Rendezvous Bay hotel.
Several Villa rentals will also be back on the market for the Christmas season, some as early as the US Thanksgiving. They include Sunset Homes’ Spyglass Hill, overlooking Sandy Ground; Properties in Paradise villas Beaches Edge, East & West; Cerulean, Santosha, Arushi, and Zenaida. Leviticus Lifestyles is accepting villa reservations from November 15, 2017; their properties include Kishti Villas on Meads Bay.
Of note is that the spectacular Bird of Paradise Villa was sold to investors post-Irma, a great vote of confidence in our island as a safe and worthwhile investment.
The Four Seasons, Malliouhana, and Zemi Beach House are targeting the first quarter of 2018 as the time frame for reopening to guests. The CuisinArt Golf Resort and Spa and the Reef by CuisinArt anticipate a soft opening by Summer 2018.
The Belmond Cap Juluca had closed in August for a long-term, multi-million-dollar renovation; their proposed re-opening date of November 2018 remains unchanged.
Music schedule at Dad's: every Friday 7pm Darvin Mussington & Co, every Sunday 7pm DJ Sugar. More to come!
A look at Patsy's Seaside Villas whose villa Serinity lost its sliding doors when the ocean rushed in, destroying everything in its path and leaving 8" of sand and debris in the building. Help Pasty's rebuild here.
Progress at Anguilla Great House
Tropical Treats served up pistachio and Twix ice cream yesterday
Mouthwatering meals at Sharpy's Shake Shack
ANGLEC working hard to restore power. Many in The Valley and Crocus Hill areas have been re-connected.
GB Express' vessels were spared Irma's wrath. Operations to resume Oct. 21
Calypso adds a 3:15pm boat to SXM and a 4:00pm boat to Anguilla. They are also now operating on Sundays, too. UPDATED SCHEDULE =
AXA to SXM: 945am, 1130am, 315pm
SXM to AXA: 1030am, 230pm, 400pm
7 days/week, $65 USD per person, each way More details here.
Uplifting note on the state of Anguilla & Carimar Beach Club post-Irma. Update here. Carimar is accepting guests who need a place to stay until end of November. Dec. 1 marks the hotel's soft opening with a special 15% discount. Official re-opening is Dec. 21. Post here.
A must read on what to expect this tourism season in Anguilla by Neil Freeman of Tranquility Beach, Beaches Edge and Villa Alegria: Click here for the article.
Help Anguilla's Amazon Wish List items that were sent to Puerto Rico are now on their way to Anguilla (following Hurricane Maria). The team has also been able to provide transport of many pallets of relief items to friends in Puerto Rico who have donated use of their warehouse long before hurricane Maria impacted the island. Official update here.
A HUGE thank you from the Ocean Echo family to everyone who helped to rebuild the restaurant. Ocean Echo re-opens today, Oct. 9.
Family dinner package at Sharpy's Shake Shack - broiled fish with 4 sides
Yesterday's specials at Roy's, including the famous Sunday roast lunch
Save the date for Sunday's at Dad's. DJ Sugar's Sunday sessions are back!
The American Flamingo has returned to Anguilla
Children have returned to school
Terminal at Blowing Point has been demolished to be rebuilt
Update - Oct. 7 @6:30am EST
American Airlines offering $99 flights to SXM until Oct. 29. Update here.
Anguilla Post Office will resume normal hours (8am-3pm Monday-Friday) on Oct. 9
FLOW providing post-paid customers with 10GB data booster free.
Ferryboat Inn aiming to have rooms ready for December
TODAY - Geraud's giving out baked goods at the rock oven in South Hill @8am
Tonight - Live music at Roy's, Live music & specials at Flavours
This Sunday - Boss at Johnno's from 3pm, DJ Sugar at Dad's
This Halloween - Oct. 28th Pumphouse Halloween Party!
This Halloween - Oct. 28th 5-8pm costume party with movies, games and prizes at Magic City
Every Thursday - BBQ, Beers & Beats at Tasty's with music by DJ Sparta
Junie's has car rentals available. Email: email@example.com
A look at Shoal Bay Villas now
The old Straw Hat did not survive Irma
Albena Lake Hodge Comprehensive School demolished
Nature Explorers Anguilla reports the returning of migrant birds. Unfortunately, crucial vegetation was largely destroyed. 10% of Nature Explorers tour revenue will go towards replanting the wetlands. Book your tour here.
Calypso running boats SXM-AXA Monday-Saturday. Boats leave TO SXM at 9:45am, 11:30am. Boats leave TO AXA 10:30am, 2:45pm. Residents can go over, but must come back the same day. $65 USD per person each way, cash only. Call Rosmund at 1-264-476-8504 or in SXM, call Jasmin at 1-721-554-3188.
FLOW has restored most of the company's LTE mobile sites.
THIS WEEKEND AT ROY'S: FRIDAY: Happy Hour 5-7 PM with $15 entrees and a $5 dessert. On the menu this week: 1.) Fish & Chips or 2.) Roast Pork with Mashed Potatoes & Vegetables. Dessert: Carrot Cake!
THEN from 7:30 on, enjoy Natty and The House as they entertain at Roy's and raise funds to help the Anguilla Schools replace needed supplies for the upcoming school year.
SATURDAY night the band Generate will play at Roy's from 7:30 to 10. Come out, join friends and have a fun and relaxing night!
Best Buy resumes normal business hours. East: Sunday- Friday: 7am-8pm Saturday: 7am-9pm // West: Every day: 7am-8pm
NEW supplies arriving at Pampered Pets. They are open 8am-1pm this week. To schedule a grooming, call: 264-235-6204
This Saturday: Geraud's offering FREE baked goods at the rock oven in South Hill from 8am.
Mighty Mystic & Band to hold a benefit concert on Long Island, Sat. Nov. 12. Updates to come.
AARF flies 18 Hurricane Irma survivors via Anguilla Air Services to SXM. They are now on their way to their new forever homes in the US.
70 tonnes of corrugated iron roofing destined for Anguilla this week from the UK government and transported by the Netherlands. Post here.
Four Seasons, Cap Juluca, Malliouhana and Zemi Beach form the Anguilla Stronger Emergency Relief Fund (U.S. non-profit 501(c)3 organization). Details here. Help Anguilla here.
Blowing Point gets taken down in preparation for the building of a NEW ferry terminal.
Picante moves forward. More damage than previously anticipated.
Progress at the Anguilla Tennis Academy
"We are strong and resilient people and we are determined to rebuild our country as quickly as possible," a message from Perin Bradley, Anguilla Deputy Governor and Head of the Recovery Task Force
Update - Oct. 3 @6:40pm EST
Seaborne resumes flights between SJU and AXA - 3 times per week. DEPART San Juan (SJU) – 12:10pm ARRIVE Anguilla (AXA) – 1:15pm. DEPART Anguilla (AXA) – 1:45pm ARRIVE San Juan (SJU) – 2:50pm. Click here to book.
Comprehensive and up to date look at flights to/from SXM and SJU courtesy of Carimar Beach Club. Flight information here.
The Anguilla Archaeological and Historical Society working to assess damage to historical buildings and to build a more secure roadmap into preserving heritage. Update via Radio Anguilla.
Department of Disaster Management conducting data collection sessions for consideration for relief/recovery. Details here.
TOMORROW - Surf n Turf specials (steak tenderlion in a green pepper sauce or lobster with lemon butter - served with garlic mash and stir fried veg for $35) at Flavours with live music by DJ Kue. Kitchen closes at 9:30pm, DJ Kue 6-11pm.
THIS FRIDAY - Natty & The House Benefit Concert at Roy's Bayside Grill from 7:30pm until. All funds raised will be donated to local primary schools for purchase of school materials. Raffle tickets will be on sale one (1) ticket for US$1.00 and six (6) tickets for US$5.00.
Coconuts open for lunch everyday. Anguilla Great House looking for a partial opening in Dec. Full update here.
Covecastles' beachfront villas are still standing. Interiors (terra cotta tiles, clay vessels, wood shutters, wicker furniture, etc.) will all be replaced. Clean up has begun and will be followed by a full renovation. Re-opening will be in 2018. Full update here.
Christian's famous burgers and wings are back at Ferryboat Inn
Albert Lake's has tarpaulin, gensets and chainsaws
Next issue of The Anguillian will be Oct. 4. Special issue on effects of Hurricane Irma on Oct. 6.
Tropical Sunset begins to rebuild. To help Tropical Sunset, click here.
Today's lunch specials at Tasty's: Grilled Mahi Mahi, chicken in coconut curry sauce, lobster salad, penne pasta with meat sauce, and our grilled spicy corn & smoked BBQ chicken and ribs!
A look at CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa
APLO & Thomas Kelly's container being loaded and prepared for shipping
Trattoria Tramonto begins to pour concrete.
Roy's repairing the roof on the pavilion.
Update from Anguilla Great House: Winds took nearly all rooftops, some buildings suffered structural damage. The kitchen and bar of the poolside restaurant is intact, but the roof was taken. The front office suffered tremendous damage. Rebuilding is underway. Full update here.
REMINDER: Live music, eats and drinks tonight & tomorrow 'til 10pm at Flavours
ATB update on the state of Anguilla:Anguilla’s recovery is proceeding at an extraordinary pace. Phone and internet communications have been restored to most parts of the island. Roads and beaches have been cleared, there are no longer lines at gas stations, and grocery stores are well provisioned. Many local restaurants have reopened, along with a number of hotels that are housing relief workers and UK government officials. Significant progress is also being made on the restoration of the electricity grid; power lines to many villages on the central line through Crocus Hill and The Valley have been restored in the three weeks following Irma.
ATB Airport Update:The British government will be responding to the need to expand Anguilla’s airport. A team from the British Corps of Royal Engineers will oversee the project to extend the runway by 600 feet from its current 5,400 feet. This extension will allow the airport to accommodate operations from larger aircraft, including the B-737 series, used by a variety of North American carriers. The airport will remain open to private and commercial aircraft during this planned expansion period.
ATB Blowing Point Update:In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, the terminal at Blowing Point will be demolished. Architectural plans have already been commissioned for the design and construction of the new facility. Construction is expected to begin shortly, at which point a more detailed timeline will be provided.
Irma damages Anguilla Youth Sailing Club.
ANGLEC restores 6% of island's power. As of last night, working on George Hill road, The Valley, Stoney Ground and Rock Farm.
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Update - Sept. 28 @6:45pm EST
Winair looking into adding flights to/from San Juan and SXM.
Malliouhana said to re-open April 2018. Waiting on official update.
La Vue to re-open on Dec. 1. Will make exceptions and open a bit earlier for travelers in need of a place to stay. Update here.
Calypso ran boats to SXM for people IN TRANSIT today. Update here.
NAPA has generators for sale.
Best Buy in East End now has pizza.
Timelapse video of Hurricane Irma hitting Cane Garden Bay on the island of Tortola (BVI)
This Sunday at Johnno's: Beach Fish Fry with fried fish, conch soup, Johnno fry cakes, crayfish and live music by Boss.
Reminder: Flavours has live music tomorrow & Saturday 5pm-10pm
Shoal Bay Villas fix their beach and trees.
Plants for sale at Anguilla Garden Center.
Anguilla Tourist Board establishes Voluntourism initiatives. More updates to come.
HMS Ocean brings more aid to Anguilla.
Update - Sept. 27 @5:40pm EST
Princess Juliana Airport still under Dutch military control. There is no functional beacon and radar system. Full article here.
Starting Oct. 29, KLM will operate two instead of four flights to St Martin. Flights will stopover on Curaçao. Official update.
Winair working to establish a SXM-Curacao flight for connecting flights. Updates to come.
More news from St. Maarten: First cruise ship bringing passengers is expected on Nov. 11. Article here.
SJU flights are delayed due to radar functionality limitations. Airport is operational but on a limited schedule. There are approximately twelve commercial flights scheduled daily. International flights have not yet been authorized. Follow here for more.
Cayman sends second relief flight with medical team and supplies to Anguilla.
Anguilla Community College to resume classes early Oct.
Mr. Bonnie Lewis of J & B Gases in Corito is offering complimentary ice to those who need to refridgerate medication.
It is with a heavy heart I write that Nico's has closed permanently. If you would like to purchase restaurant equipment, call: 264-772-1990.
Properties in Paradise has villas available for Festive and Winter Season. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 (264) 235-2816
Reminder: Marc Forgione hosting Anguilla fundraiser in NYC on Oct. 15. Details here.
Irma completely demolishes Elite Restaurant.
View of Island Harbour from Elite.
Flavours opens for lunch and dinner. Don't miss this Friday's & Saturday's event with live music by DJ Kue.
Tasty's smoker is serving up BBQ chicken, ribs, grilled fish and from the kitchen - spaghetti bolognese.
Run For Life Fundraiser this Sept. 30. Proceeds go to Anguilla and Dominica Red Cross.
Update - Sept. 26 @7pm EST
ANGLEC re-connects power to the Court House, the Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport, CIBC Bank and the Police Station.
CIBC First Caribbean waives payment due dates for month of September.
Coral Reef Bookstore open 8am-4pm on weekdays, 9am-4pm on Saturdays.
Red Cross aid worker reveals crippling damage of Hurricane Irma as he helps rebuild Anguilla. Article here.
Blanchards' next distribution of supplies will be this Sunday & Monday, October 1st & 2nd from 9am-4pm at Blanchards Restaurant.
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Update - Sept. 25 @6:45pm EST
Blowing Point temporarily resumed operations today from 10am-3pm to allow St. Maarten nationals to return to St. Maarten and to allow Anguilla nationals/residents to return to Anguilla.
Seaborne flights canceled until Sept. 28. Post here.
Note from Anguilla Post Office: Mail to all destinations outside of Anguilla has been temporarily suspended after the passage of hurricanes Irma and Maria which have significantly impacted the transit hub at Princess Juliana International Airport through which Anguilla's mail is routed. Update here.
CuisinArt & The Reef anticipating closure for restoration to last through the summer of 2018.
Zemi Beach House cancels reservations through end of Oct. Article here.
Dungeon Gym offering extended post-Irma hours. Open 4:30am-7pm.
Roy's Fishing Service sold fresh fish and lobster under the tamarind tree in The Valley this morning.
SHIPPING ITEMS: Waiting on information for the NY address - if you can send items to specific individuals via this address. In the meantime, please see info on Tropical Shipping to ship to friends & family in Anguilla.
APANY's 40 foot container with relief supplies to ship on Sept. 27
Good Korma shows significant damage.
Irma blew out Crocus Bay's famous tamarind tree to Crocus Bay's shores.
Update - Sept. 24 @6:15pm EST
Trans Anguilla operating scheduled flights to St. Kitts for $100-200. Book online here.
St. Gerard's Saturday night Mass will be at 5pm. St. Gerard's suffered some damage to stain glass windows. Otherwise, OK.
Article on Sept. 17 by NYT shows damage to Anguilla: On Anguilla, the storm “substantially damaged” some 90 percent of government buildings, as well as electricity infrastructure and the main water supply, according to the International Organization for Migration.
Fresh seafood, chicken & ribs at Tasty's.
Tradition to arrive home in Anguilla tomorrow with supplies.
Branches of Learning demolished by Irma. To help:
1. Visit: https://www.apa-ny.org/donate-to-projects 2. Click DONATE next to BIG On Learning 3. Complete PayPal Donation MUST include in the Memo section: BIG On Learning
Tropical Treats served ice cream at FLOW today.
A look at Blue Waters.
Blanchards Restaurant is operating as a hurricane relief center.
Nature Explorers Anguilla shows shorebirds returning to the wetlands.
A HUGE thank you to Imogen Gough for her updates. Today she shares a look at Road Bay and Meads Bay.
NOTE: If you were booked to fly to/from SXM from now through the end of October, please contact your airline to check your flight's status. Many airlines (ex., AirFrance, KLM, AA, JetBlue, etc.) are offering opportunities to change flights at no cost and/or refund in full in light of flight cancelations.
ECCB disburses 1 million EC to each Anguilla and Antigua & Barbuda for relief and recovery.
Kenroy Herbert spearheads island-wide clean up for Saturday and Sunday.
A word from Garvey.
A look at where Palm Grove once stood with Nat's daughter, Natalie.
Rebuilding begins at Trattoria.
Update - Sept. 20 @5:30pm EST
Hurricane Maria devastated Dominica last night, hits Puerto Rico today. Anguilla received tropical storm effects. Tropical Storm Warning and Hurricane Watch has been lifted for Anguilla.
ANGLEC's plant in Corito has been re-connected. Focus is now on the hospital.
FLOW restores mobile service to Stoney Ground, Cauls Bottom, Tackling and Little Dix.
Blue Waters did not suffer structural damage. Should re-open on schedule. Check back for updates.
CéBlue to re-open on schedule. Previous re-opening date was mid-October.
Frangipani re-opening date pushed back to Dec. 2017
ABC Supplies running a 15% store wide discount.
Nails R Hair will be open from Sept. 21-23 from 8am to 1pm. Appointment only. Call 264-584-7377, 581-4247 or 235-4615.
Hurricane Maria brings 2 feet of sand back into Trattoria Tramonto.
Hurricane Maria brings waves to Sea Feather's area.
Blanchards Hurricane Relief Center to open Sept. 23. Generators to arrive Sept. 27.
Significant damage to Anguilla's Jammin's aquaponic garden. Tilapia survived.
Recovery begins at Frangipani.
Update - Sept. 19 @6pm EST
Hurricane Maria hit Dominica as a Cat 5, now approaching Puerto Rico and St. Croix. Anguilla not in the cone. Received Tropical Storm effects (currently under Tropical Storm Warning and Hurricane Watch). NHC update here.
Update from Four Seasons Anguilla's Suzanne Willis: As you can imagine, ownership and Four Seasons is moving heaven and earth to open Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla as soon possible. I know we definitely will not reopen in 2017 but it's incredibly difficult, at this time, to know exactly when we will reopen. We're very hopeful it will be sooner, rather than later. Stay tuned to this page and to Four Seasons Anguilla's social media as Suzanne will be sending me and posting frequent updates about Four Seasons Anguilla's re-opening.
Rendezvous Bay Hotel has begun process of recovery. Goal is to open in December.
Josveek Huligar shares 360° virtual reality photos of Anguilla post Irma. A big thank you, Josveek for all of your dedicated work and for sharing these photos. View photos here (best viewed in Safari).
W.I.S.E. Anguilla update from Gabriele Klaren: The classrooms and workshops are cleared of debris and water damaged equipment and materials. The driveway is clear and the backhoe and crew will finish clearing the schoolyard tomorrow. The roofers are putting up the tarpaulins from sunrise. The staff is working very hard, with an iron sense of humor. We must get back up. Soon. WISE students need to get back to school asap. They are getting bored and mischievous.
Anguilla National Trust conducting damage reports on erosion, wetlands and beaches. A HUGE thank you to Kevin Archibald for his tremendously hard work, providing photos and videos in this difficult time.
Coconuts at Anguilla Great house is serving drinks (NOTE: may be closed today due to Maria).
Tasty's is open with happy hour specials (NOTE: may be closed today due to Maria).
Tropical Sunset shares a photo of Shoal Bay East. Still beautiful.
Update - Sept. 18 @4:30pm EST
Hurricane Maria strengthens to a Category 4. Anguilla under Tropical Storm Warning and Hurricane Watch. NHC advisory here.
The Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens to avoid travel to Sint Maarten due to Hurricane Irma. Advisory here.
Roy's closed today - as restaurant is normally closed on Monday until Nov. 1. Supposed to re-open tomorrow, but may be closed due to Hurricane Maria.
Mass has resumed at St. Gerard's church.
Western Union not yet operational in Anguilla.
Seaborne Airlines will only fly one more flight - on Tuesday to St. Croix. Moving fleet to Bonaire in light of Maria. All other flights canceled through Thursday. Reports to come on resuming flights.
As of 2:30PM Sunday September 17th 2017, Anguilla Air Services has suspended all operations in preparation for the passage of Tropical Storm/Hurricane Maria. Flights will resume as soon as an all clear is given.
Significant damage to Arawak Beach Inn.
Help Anguilla has lift off! Not one but TWO planes of relief supplies safely landed in Anguilla yesterday. The incredible volunteer team has been unloading and sorting through several tons of donated goods, re-packaging them for distribution and more.
These supplies are now out for delivery. The amazing team of volunteers has been serving people in more remote villages that have not been able to leave their house, or may not have a car or money to do so. The spirit of Anguilla's strong community is well and alive.
Properties in Paradise reporting little damage to their villas. Cerulean Villa will re-open for this season.
Coconuts at Anguilla Great House opened today with Garvey Lake manning the bar. Huge thank you to True Anguilla for their coverage.
A HUGE shout out to Kenroy Herbert of Leviticus who has been sharing videos of Anguilla since Irma passed. His coverage, at a time when Internet connection is at a minimum, is nothing short of heroic. Today, he shares a look at Rendezvous Bay.
Tasty's has re-opened. Call 264-584-2737 for more.
Hot Johnny Cake fundraiser tonight at 7PM at Roy's.
For the latest from Help Anguilla (who is bringing thousands of pounds of relief supplies into Anguilla daily), follow them on Facebook here.
Turtle's Nest has suffered "enormous" damage. Diesel generator was also destroyed, resulting in lack of water and power.
Carimar currently hosting 70 guests (British military, insurance assessors, etc.). The hotel will able to accommodate guests who need a place to stay in October (renovations will be on-going) & will accept guests in November as well. Official re-opening is December 21st. Full update here.
What remains of Nat's Palm Grove.
Trattoria Tramonto shares photos from Shoal Bay West. Severe damage to certain Covecastles villas & Altamer villas. Irma took Trattoria's kitchen roof.
A HUGE shout out to True Anguilla for the terrific coverage of Shoal Bay East area. True Anguilla shares the following on Shoal Bay East...
Hurricane Irma brings back Upper Shoal Bay East.
Madeariman clears out the sand from Irma.
Uncle Ernie's still standing.
Falcon Nest repairs.
Anguilla Fire & Rescue clears roads.
New deck at Roy's Bayside Grill.
Sensational Flavours picks up the pieces.
Update - Sept. 14 @7:30pm EST
Two tropical waves have formed off of the Cape Verde islands. NHC update here.
House of Assembly convened a meeting today to pass new laws to assist after Irma.
Support teams from Dominica arrived today to help ANGLEC restore power.
Omololu International School will officially open Monday, September 25.
Johnno's opened for lunch today.
Roy's open with Happy Hour specials today.
Tropical Treats has been serving ice cream.
Earlier today, three planes courtesy of Caribbean Flyers landed in Anguilla from Puerto Rico, stocked full of Help Anguilla relief supplies. Amazon orders from the Help Anguilla Amazon Wish List have started to arrive at their warehouse in Puerto Rico. Thousands of pounds of relief supplies are being prepared for the next flight tomorrow. In addition, there are four different groups on the ground in Puerto Rico connecting with corporations and grocery stores. 7000 lbs pounds of food and water will be delivered to the Puerto Rico warehouse tomorrow.
Tradition bringing supplies from where they have been moored in St. Lucia.
The British help rebuild Blanchards Restaurant.
Sand shoveled out of Trattoria. Restaurant equipment relocated. Rebuild to start on Monday.
Work is underway to restore and repair the hospital.
Best Buy Anguilla new hours: Long Path 7am-7pm, West End 6am-7pm.
ATM for NCBA open from today. Hours: 9am to 5pm at the Main Branch.
CIBC First Caribbean open from 9am to 12noon.
Note from Attorney General: Regulation has been drafted for a 3 month period of exemption on Customs Duty for relief items (ex., medicine, generators, batteries, and food and clothes sent by friend or relations). Needs to be approved by House of Assembly.
As of 1pm, Princess Juliana Airport in St. Maarten open for evaculations and emergencies only.
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visits Anguilla to see recovery operation.
Work has begun on the hospital. Food relief has begun to arrive. Royal Engineers are working with The Ministry of Infrastructure on water supply issues. UK electricity companies are supporting Anglec to restore power.
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson discusses UK's response and more on Radio Anguilla.
Severe damage to Ruthy's Yum Yum. Back wall blew out.
Damage sustained at Ben's Pit Stop. Covered dining area gone, roof peeling.
Sandy Hill Club Condos appear to have weathered the storm. Exact condition not confirmed.
3 tons of UK Aid arrives today
Anguilla Red Cross distributing aid
Cleaning up Anguilla has begun
Shoal Bay Villas repairs. Now housing doctors and nurses from The Cayman Islands and also The PAHO.
Notice from U.S. Department of State: Consular Affairs US citizens in Anguilla: proceed to airport NO LATER THAN 12:30pm for evacuation flight today, Sept. 13.
GREAT NEWS: Plane has been confirmed to bring the 6000 lbs of Amazon Wish List cargo mentioned in this post from SJU to AXA. Amazon Wish List has also been updated with NEW items.
Hibernia Restaurant & Art Gallery sustained very little damage. Plan to re-open on November 1st.
Hibernia Villa had a little damage to one room. Already under way with repairs and expect it to be back in order by December 15th.
Progress from Water Corporation of Anguilla. 1 megawatt generator for the Sea Water Reverse Osmosis Plant arrived on the British Aircraft. Intake is intact and there should be no sand blockages in the extraction of water from the sea. Tests to begin this morning
UPDATE ON SHIPPING ITEMS TO ANGUILLA: Kenroy Herbert, Judd Burdon, Francie Tanner and others have been working around the clock to setup Anguilla's needs list, shipping, duty clearance, tax deductions, distribution teams and sites on Anguilla, working in tandem with Government of Anguilla.
The shipping address will auto fill and much needed items are being added constantly, so check back often.
If you have HIGH PRIORITY items (like generators), you may want to wait until later today when a PR address will be confirmed.
For everything else, this is the recommended address to use as the receiving and shipping channel is secure.
c/o Thomas Kelly
attn: APLO Relief Initiative
110 Wall St
New York, NY 10005
From ANGLEC - 60% of electrical grid was hit. ANGLEC bringing in extra resources from sister islands to restore power as quickly as possible.
Heritage Collection suffered roof damage but will be back on its feet.
Savannah Art Gallery is in good condition.
Roy's open until 6pm today.
Calypso Charters & Seaborne Airlines both brought in supplies today.
Arawak has suffered significant damage.
Rendezvous Bay Hotel and The Place stood. In process of recovery now.
Governor Foy asks the public to be patient regarding fuel. Two gas stations in the Valley as well as the Blowing Point station are open. Customers are limited to a $30. purchase. They are working with Sol to rectify supply.
United Nations Institute for Training & Research report 2,147 potentially damaged structures (this represents 42% of the total number of structures on the island not covered by clouds). Damage assessment report here.
Josephine Gumbs reports to CNN that Anguilla is being forgotten in this time of need.
West End's pink West Indian house has been demolished.
Albena Lake Hodge Comprehensive has suffered significant damage.
Many homes badly damaged in Sea Feather's area.
Update - Sept. 12 @10:45am EST
***Awaiting official updates on shipping items***. Disaster management is asking people to hold off on shipping items until addresses have been confirmed. Shipping items to other addresses may delay receipt of much needed items. Updates expected later today.
Gas station in The Valley has re-opened. Two banks (NCBA and FCIB) are expected to re-open tomorrow.
British were seen back in Anguilla today.
Anguilla Great House has suffered some structural damage. Repairs to begin as soon as construction materials are available.
Drone footage as Anguilla comes together as a strong community. Streets are being cleared and rebuilding is beginning.
15 units at Carimar are currently full with 56 guests and more arriving today. Carimar is housing officials from the United Nations, the British government, the military, UNICEF and several insurance companies who have arrived on Anguilla to help assess damage after Hurricane Irma. General Manager Rolf is also giving out showers to anyone who needs it.
Damage at Tropical Sunset on Shoal Bay. Open air dining area destroyed. Overhang roof gone. Restaurant has been inundated with water.
Trattoria Tramonto begins to clear the rubble.
Beach bar at The Dune is completely gone.
Damage to Anguilla's Pharmacy in The Valley
Update - Sept. 11 @6:15pm EST
Please hold off on sending relief items to the address mentioned in a previous post. Waiting on exact instructions on items needed and information on the best way to send.
Meads Bay Beach Villas are structurally fine. Only need to replace some furniture and landscaping.
CéBlue is structurally sound. Damages sustained are repairable. They look forward to opening for the season.
The Fountain is still standing. Some units suffered damage from debris hitting windows. Expect to be open this season.
No major structural damage to Malliouhana.
CuisinArt has been significantly affected. Full assessment ongoing.
Quintessence suffered fair amount damages, but will be able to repair. Nov. 1 opening will be delayed.
Geraud's & Grands Vins de France are OK.
Spyglass Hill Villa & Little Butterfly are both in tact. Spyglass to open for Nov. 1.
Bird of Paradise sustained the 185 mph winds.
British arrived via air today with emergency relief supplies
Anguilla Air Services has resumed flights. Info below.
Watermelons now available at Sensational Flavours
A look at Roy's terrace now (restaurant has been opening for lunch/dinner as they are able to)
Damage at La Vue. Flavours has lost windows, furniture and doors. Walk-in freezer and other equipment has suffered damage.
Church in West End, up the road from Sarjai's and Meads Bay, experienced serious damage.
Blanchards Beach Shack as seen from parking lot
Damage to the historic Lucy Restaurant (more recently Sarjai's)
British Navy ship has been spotted returning today to Anguilla
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson states it is an "absolute priority for the UK Government to help people in Anguilla." UK government will be there for the long-term. Post here.
Road Bay port has re-opened.
Best Buy East re-opened at 8am this morning and can receive 3 containers today and tomorrow via Road Bay.
Masara only suffered flooding.
Carimar's damage was primarily cosmetic and landscape. They are currently housing officials from the United Nations, the British government, UNICEF and several insurance companies who have arrived on Anguilla to help assess damage after Hurricane Irma. They have also taken in stranded guests from other hotels, displaced staff and locals. Their generator is working (providing hot running water and electricity), but they do not have Internet so staff is having difficulty replying to emails. Carimar plans to re-open for this coming season.
Damage at Ocean Echo. Meads Bay's waves and sand washed inside Ocean Echo, making it to their kitchen and equipment. Structure still standing, bar still standing. Damage to roof. Exhaust is gone.
Very bad damage at Beach Happy
Digicel packing supplies to send from St. Kitts to Anguilla, BVI & Turks.
Seaside Stables has sustained damage, including loss of 2 months of food. All 7 horses are safe with just a few minor wounds.
East End School demolished except concrete bathrooms.
Reminder: Anguilla Air Services is now operating flights to/from St. Kitts and Antigua.
Ocean Echo has sustained damage, including loss of roof.
SeaSpray boutique still standing, smoothie hut has been demolished.
Pink West Indian cottage in West End has been demolished.
Altamer sustained damage. Windows showing as having blown out. Buildings in tact.
SandBar is OK.
To ship relief items to Anguilla, below is the address
da'Vida has sustained damage. Restaurant structure is still standing, but there is damage to the roof and they have lost the canape on the second floor of the loft. Bayside Grill's dining area needs to be re-built. Bar is in tact.
Anguilla Air Services has resumed flights. Charter flights available to and from St. Kitts and Antigua. Contact email@example.com or 1-264-235-7122. Flights available as early as 11:30AM on Sunday, Sept. 10. (If you are flying in, please bring relief supplies. Immediate need for tarpaulins, small generators, power inverters, water, and solar operated flashlight, insulation spray foam, candles, small tents.)
What are the British doing? Royal Navy Ship RFA arrived in Anguilla on Thursday and delivered six tonnes of emergency aid, clearing roads and helping to restore power. Ship is now travelling to the British Virgin Islands. HMS Ocean is also being sent from the Mediterranean. Not expected to arrive for another two weeks. Full article here.
Britain comes under fire as ‘not doing enough’ to help its Caribbean territories. Article here.
Valley Bistro's Stone Art Gallery suffered major damages. Part of roof is missing.
A look at storm surge on Anguilla's south coast. This video was taken just west of Sandy Hill Condos. The south was hit badly with strong, high surge. (1:50 in video below.)
Straw Hat suffered bad damage. Structure of building still in tact.
Significant damage at Anguilla Tennis Academy where windows blew out.
Johnno's seen from Sandy Ground road.
Update - Sept. 9 @4pm EST
Hurricane Jose passing to the north, Anguilla not at risk of being hit.
Zemi Beach House held strong during the storm.
Ferryboat Inn still standing. Exact condition, unsure.
Karla's Bar & Grill completely destroyed.
AARF still standing (fixable damage) with pups and kittens safe.
St. Maarten's Princess Juliana Airport has evacuated a number of tourists. Hoping to open airport by Sunday for relief flights.
Ocean receding at Sandy Island
Frangipani showing damage. Together with Straw Hat's report of being in "very bad shape," it sounds like this area of Meads was hit much harder than the east side.
Structures of Dad's, Johnno's and Body & Soul still standing. Second floor doors/windows of Body & Soul have blown out.
Johnno's and Dad's
Body & Soul
Video of destruction at Sunshine Shack
A look at Rendezvous Bay from Kenroy Herbert. Anguilla Great House looks badly damaged.
Blowing Point's main terminal has suffered destruction. Part of the roof has been taken by Irma.
Update - Sept. 7 @1:30pm EST
British army has docked in Sandy Ground and are coming ashore.
FLOW is open from 12pm to assist with anything and have chargers on-hand to use.
Malliouhana seems to be intact - no major structural damage reported now.
Carimar is OK - mostly cosmetic damage.
No major damage to Madeariman. Sand in restaurant.
As an update to previous report, Seafeather's area is reporting heavy damage to homes.
Long Pond area near Ocean Terrace Condos experienced very bad surge.
Ripples has been largely destroyed
Irma washed through Smokey's restaurant. @17 minutes in Kenroy Herbert's video below.
A look at The Valley by Lake's Haberdashery & The Quarter where lines are down and many homes & businesses have been destroyed. Everyone is working together to rebuild.
Update - Sept. 7 @8:30am EST
East End is showing very bad damage with many poles down, trees blocking roads, flooding of pond areas and complete destruction to a number of homes.
Hurricane Jose is being watched as a possibility to develop and be in the region by this weekend. Please join Anguilla Tropical Weather group and follow updates there as Roy is doing an excellent job of keeping everyone updated on the hurricane's track.
Shoal Bay Villas showing flooding of pool area and doors blown out on certain beach facing doors
Current situation in Island Harbour (Falcon Nest right foreground)
Penny reports 75% of electric poles down in Shoal Bay, Welches, Deep Waters and Island Harbour
Current state of Elvis'. Touching video from Brett of Elvis' on the realities of the storm's devastation RE power and rebuilding, and in light of the weekend's potential storm.
People's Market roof and partial structure, and a large part of The Strip have been blown away
Update - Sept. 6 @8:52pm EST
East End showing damage of overturned trucks, a lot of vehicles moved from storm and flooding. Exact report still not clear.
Palm Grove is gone
Drone photos of Crocus Bay area. Lots of damage to Red Cross and surrounding homes, Lloyd's roof has blown off. Can't tell da'Vida and CéBlue damage from this angle/range.
Tropical Treats porch blown out. Building itself looks in tact.
Church in West End on the road from Malliouhana to the main road has been blown out (roof off, doors blown open, etc.). Video here. (NOTE: Clicking link will take you off-site to Anguilla Tropical Weather Facebook group. Excellent group. Suggest following.)
Current situation at Dolce Vita on Sandy Ground
Trattoria Tramonto on Shoal Bay West inundated with sand and suffering some roof damage and bad damage to kitchen equipment, structure to overall restaurant looks OK
Destruction in Blowing Point. As an update to previous 5:30pm report, looks like "further inland" (relative in Anguilla) was hit very, very hard.
Destruction in The Valley with quite a few of immigration building's windows blown out
Best Buy East's main building seems to be in tact overall, but side storage structures are decimated
Update - Sept. 6 @5:30pm EST
Blowing Point terminal is ruined (no roofs, private ferry areas blown out, etc.). Inland at Blowing Point seems to have faired better.
More reports that The Dune & a large part of the south coast have been badly damaged.
Video of Anguilla Great House here. (NOTE: Clicking the link will take you off-site. You must be a member of the Anguilla For Tourists Facebook group to view content. For minute by minute updates, Anguilla For Tourists is a tremendous resource. Simona, the group's admin, is doing a terrific job.)
Best Buy West is OK.
Dad's on Sandy Ground has suffered damages but is still standing.
Mango's is destroyed
Visual confirmation of destruction to Pumphouse
Update - Sept. 6 @3:42pm EST
The East End sounds like it was hit particularly hard. Communication is down there.
Reports are in that the Sunshine Shack and Pumphouse have been swept away.