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to them in a couple of hours. That’s nothing like the Castle. We’re always upgrading things, and we come here every few months. We have excellent staff, and we are fortunate that they’ve been with us since inception. They’re like an extension of us and have become great friends with our guests. It’s intimate, and I think that’s why we’ve had people return to the island and to the Castle.

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Our staff, of course! Also, the location plays a big role. A lot of people come to the Caribbean and want to see a sunset over water. At the end of a great day at the beach, to be able to relax by the pool is priceless. Having four equally large, comfortable master bedrooms has a big impact. We travelled with three other couples in our youth, and so we know it’s always difficult to find a place where no one would be disappointed with the bedroom they drew. We have had guests come back for consecutive years, bring other friends, and do that comfortably. We’ve had a family that was looking for a place to heal after losing their daughter in a tragic lab accident. They came to the Castle, and we think it helped, because they kept coming back. In the years that followed, their other daughter’s boyfriend proposed marriage by the pool at the Castle, and they then returned for their honeymoon a year later with both sets of parents. They’ll be back again this August, which will be their sixth visit.

“IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT THE MONEY. YOU CAN STAY AT A HOLIDAY INN, BUT WOULD THAT LEAD TO A PRICELESS EXPERIENCE?”—Paul Alegria We’re very fortunate that it is easy for us to exceed our guests’ expectations. When we talk to them about the experience, it’s rarely about prices, or fancy bottled water, or high thread-count sheets, or anything like that. It’s not all about the money. You can stay at a Holiday Inn on a different island, but would that lead to a priceless experience? IS ANGUILLA A GOOD INVESTMENT?

Investment isn’t always just a percentage return. I think someone investing in Anguilla needs to look at the overall benefits. We never did initially look at it as an investment, but our return has been a sense of stability and a sense of being on a unique island. We feel fortunate to have been a part of the community and a source of support for it. There’s also a sense of gratification in delivering a guest experience. We are always doing new things to make it a new experience for ourselves, because we do enjoy it as well, but we enjoy the comments from our guests, like, “We just love the hammocks,” or “We love the new ice maker.” Little stuff, but it’s a matter of making the experience better. We also understand that we are investing in a property that, from our perspective, is on a special island in a priceless location. I think it’s a great time to invest on Anguilla. I’m seeing an increase in people wanting to come to Anguilla. The island is starting to get its face back out and people are regaining confidence. It’s a great island, and more importantly, it’s a safe island.

Overlooking Beautiful Crocus Bay and the highest cliffs on Anguilla

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